Renowned for his strange, brutal takes and his extensive knowledge of rock music. His Top 10 albums are:
1. Trout Mask Replica (Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band) 2. Rock Bottom (Robert Wyatt) 3. Faust (Faust) 4. The Velvet Underground and Nico (Velvet Underground and Nico) 5. The Doors (The Doors) 6. Hosianna Mantra (Popul Vuh) 7. The Modern Dance (Pere Ubu) 8. Twin Infinitives (Royal Trux) 9. Fare Forward Voyagers (Fahey) 10. Desertshore (Nico)
I've listened to all of them now and find his taste hilariously bizarre and inconsistent - Trout Mask Replica and Velvet Underground are fantastic, while Twin Infinitives is horrendously bad, genuinely unlistenable most of the time. I'm curious what you guys make of this crazy ass list.
My own ranking/ratings of his Top 10:
Trout Mask Replica - 9/10 The Velvet Underground and Nico - 8/10 The Doors - 8/10 Rock Bottom - 6/10 Desertshore - 6/10 The Modern Dance - 5/10 Faust - 4/10 Hosianna Mantra - 3/10 Fare Forward Voyagers - 3/10 Twin Infinitives - 1/10