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#41 Coker

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:44 AM

Well, you should listen to Room on Fire if you haven't yet.

I'll try to come up with a list... It's going to be tough

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:45 AM

I know they aren't albums in the normal sense but some of the greatest hits albums I love are:

 

Otis Redding

Sam Cooke

The Band

Rolling Stones

 

I know they each had amazing albums, especially the Stones, but I am definitely "greatest hits" guy.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:47 AM

I just realized that all my records, save for OK Computer, came out prior to 1990 and only one, Let It Be, was in the 80s.

 

I may need to reconsider this.  Maybe it's because I revere an album more that stands the test of time.  Will people really look at "The Suburbs" (an amazing album) in 2050 the same way people view "Sticky Fingers" or "Blonde on Blonde" now?

 

I guess that's my issue with not including as many "modern" records.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:49 AM

I know they aren't albums in the normal sense but some of the greatest hits albums I love are:

Otis Redding
Sam Cooke
The Band
Rolling Stones

I know they each had amazing albums, especially the Stones, but I am definitely "greatest hits" guy.


Nothing wrong with a good Greatest Hits album. My issue is usually 1-2 good tracks are left off or, in a lot more cases, deep tracks that were never singles but were amazing songs anyway aren't included.

Bruce Springsteen released a Greatest Hits album in the late 90s which included "Human Touch" and "Better Days" but not "Jungleland" or "Rosalita"

I mean, come on.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:49 AM

I just realized that all my records, save for OK Computer, came out prior to 1990 and only one, Let It Be, was in the 80s.

 

I may need to reconsider this.  Maybe it's because I revere an album more that stands the test of time.  Will people really look at "The Suburbs" (an amazing album) in 2050 the same way people view "Sticky Fingers" or "Blonde on Blonde" now?

 

I guess that's my issue with not including as many "modern" records.

 

"The Album" is very different now compared to the 60's through the 80's so I doubt many modern albums post 1990 or so will be hailed as much as the classics from the 60's-80's. 

 

Also, as more and more albums are downloaded, and eventually lost for whatever reason, that will have an effect too.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:52 AM

Yea I really hate this digital age for music.  Yes, it's very convenient to carry 10,000+ songs around in your phone and play them at the gym, mowing the lawn, etc without having them skip.

 

But there is something lost to the art of going to Sam Goody, buying a CD, ripping it open, reading the lyrics or the liner notes in the book while you spin the disc for the first time.  I do miss that.

 

Mellon Collie is my 3rd favorite album of the 90s and that album cover and booklet is so grand and ridiculous I still chuckle when I think about it.

 

Seriously, check that out sometime if you ever get the chance.  It's absurd.  That whole album's concept is absurd, but damn if the music isn't great.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:55 AM

I just realized that all my records, save for OK Computer, came out prior to 1990 and only one, Let It Be, was in the 80s.

 

I may need to reconsider this.  Maybe it's because I revere an album more that stands the test of time.  Will people really look at "The Suburbs" (an amazing album) in 2050 the same way people view "Sticky Fingers" or "Blonde on Blonde" now?

 

I guess that's my issue with not including as many "modern" records.

 

I guess you just aren't a modern man.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:56 AM

Ricker, I thought you like Reflector more relative to other Arcade Fire albums?



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:05 PM

I guess you just aren't a modern man.

 

Oh man I saw what you did there.

 

Incidentally, that is one of my least favorite tracks on the album.  That or "Month of May" probably.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:07 PM

Really?  "Is This It" is an amazing record.  Their other stuff isn't quite up to snuff.

 

Maybe that's my issue. I'll check out "Is This It".

 

Love finding new awesome music (or old awesome music, as it were).



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:09 PM

Maybe that's my issue. I'll check out "Is This It".

Love finding new awesome music (or old awesome music, as it were).


I'm gonna go hipster on you again.

"Is this It" came out like a week after 9/11. Originally they had a song on there called "New York City Cops" which basically lambasted NYC Cops. Obviously, they removed that track and replaced it with "When It Started."

The catch is, the British version came out a few weeks prior so "NYC Cops" is on that version.

Why do I say this? Well, "New York City Cops" despite being released in the wrong place at the wrong time, might be The Strokes' best song. That or "Hard to Explain".

So yea, try to find the British version or at least look up NYC Cops on youtube or spotify or something.
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:15 PM

"Is This It" is fantastic and yes, NYC Cops is one of their best songs.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:20 PM

Oh man I saw what you did there.

 

Incidentally, that is one of my least favorite tracks on the album.  That or "Month of May" probably.

 

I like "Modern Man" quite a bit, but it's far from one of my favorites. "Month of May" is one of my least favorites, but I really like all the songs.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:24 PM

Ricker, I thought you like Reflector more relative to other Arcade Fire albums?



Just needed time to let it simmer.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:26 PM

Well now I have to briefly, and haphazardly rank the songs on The Suburbs haha.

 

1)  Sprawl II

2)  We Used to Wait

3) Suburban War

4)  Deep Blue

5)  Half Light II

6)  Ready to Start

7)  The Suburbs

8)  Wasted Hours

9)  Modern Man

10)  Half Light I

11)  City With No Children

12)  Empty Room

13)  Rococo

14)  Month of May

 

I left off Sprawl I and the last track because they aren't really proper songs....


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:26 PM

Alternative: Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Rap/Hip-Hop: Outkast- Speakerbox/Love Below
Rock: I've always been a huge sucker for Hot Fuss by The Killers. I also love Dark Side Of The Moon. Not sure where to classify it, but Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV Volume One by Coheed and Cambria is definitely one of my favorites. Also not sure where to classify it, but Bad Hair Day by Weird Al Yankovic STILL makes me laugh. In general, Weird Al rules.


I thought Coheed's next album, the one with The Running Free whose name is escaping me at the moment, is their best.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:26 PM

BTW, none of the songs on the Suburbs are "bad" like Web said.  It's still my favorite album of this decade (so far).


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:43 PM

Well now I have to briefly, and haphazardly rank the songs on The Suburbs haha.

 

1)  Sprawl II

2)  We Used to Wait

3) Suburban War

4)  Deep Blue

5)  Half Light II

6)  Ready to Start

7)  The Suburbs

8)  Wasted Hours

9)  Modern Man

10)  Half Light I

11)  City With No Children

12)  Empty Room

13)  Rococo

14)  Month of May

 

I left off Sprawl I and the last track because they aren't really proper songs....

 

1.) The Suburbs

2.) We Used To Wait

3.) Rococo

4.) Modern Man

5.) Suburban War

6.) Sprawl

7.) Deep Blue

8.) City With No Children

9.) Half Light II

10.) Ready To Start

11.) Wasted Hours

12.) Half Light I

13.) Empty Room

14.) Month of May

 

I love this abum. Not a bad song, as you said.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:45 PM

Music threads suck.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:42 PM

OK... some changes. (My favorites albums I enjoy listening to)
 
1.) Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
2.) Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
3.) Radio Head - OK Computer
4.) Arcade Fire - The Funeral
5.) Radio Head - In Rainbows (The Reckoner is one of my favorite songs of all time)
6.) Radio Head - The Bends
7.) The Beatles - Abbey Road
8.) The Doors - LA Woman
9.) R.E.M. - Mermur
11.) The Beatles - Sgt Peppet
12.) Brand New - Deja Entendu
13.) Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
14.) Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
15.) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
16.) Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
17.) R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi
18.) Led Zeppelin - LZ IV
19.) Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
20.) Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
21.) Arcade Fire - Reflektor
22.) The Black Keys - El Camino
23.) Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
24.) Bruce Springsteen - The River
25.) Green Day - Dookie
26.) Dr. Dre - The Chronic
27.) Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
28.) Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
29.) Linkin Park - Meteora
30.) Outkast - Stankonia
31.) 2Pac - All Eyez On Me
32.) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Creedance Clearwater Revival
33.) The Jimi Hedrix Experience - Are You Experiened
34.) Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
35.) The Police - Ghost in the Machine
36.) Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
37.) Jimmy Eat World - Futures
38.) Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
39.) Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
40.) Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
41.) Eric Clapton - Unplugged
42.) The Doors - Strange Days
43.) The Beatles - The Beatles
44.) The White Stripes - White Blod Cells
45.) Queens of the Stone Age - ....Like Clockwork
46.) Brand New - Your Favorite Weapon
47.) Jack's Mannequin - The Glass Passenger
48.) Of Monster & Men - My Head Is an Animal
49.) Something Corporate - Leaving Through The Window
50.) The Black Keys - Turn Blue
 
A playlist of these 50 albums and I'd never need to make another playlist again. Sure, the rankings for many of these could be interchangable. And to be clear, I'd never argue that Brand New's "Deja Entendu" as The Beatles "Abbey Road". But these are MY favorites. Up for debate and all.



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