Gotta dash, but hoping Argybargy makes it high, and Stones Roses album which outside of the Mats is probably my most listened to album. Walking around the city, studying for an exam, sitting by the pool..... or like last year I walked into a small bar in Copenhagen and they were playing Waterfall, it was majestic. The album and its songs seem to work and appeal no matter where or when you hear 'em - at least they do for me!!
And..... for when Let It Be/ PTMM / Tim place at 1,2,3... a gif...
Post by urbanpatrician on Jul 30, 2019 3:39:01 GMT
This is the lowest I've seen Daydream Nation place. This board isn't a Sonic Youth oriented board, but they're kind of the epitome of my type of band. The type you start out with.... actually this is the cross bridge between old alternative (like VU) and an expanded modern alternative universe so that's why I always refer to them with distinctions.
I've seen lots of people, hipsters mostly, who's #1 favorite band is Sonic Youth, maybe MBV #2 and the rest is a bunch of obscure bands nobody has ever heard of. LOL.
Thought Daydream Nation would be higher. Maybe top 5 or even number 1. Had it second to Living All Over me but to me it's the iconic 80's alt rock album and the one I think of first when I think of the stuff leading to the big alternative breakout in the 90's. Plus it was directly preceded by Sister which was also one of the best of the 80's and then Goo which is up there for the 90's. They were on a great run.
Pleased To Meet Me is a record about selling out - and it's the best selling out record ever made - the best band on the planet makes a cocktail of punk, pop, cocktail jazz (?!?), horns, strings makes it hilariously funny and poignantly mature.
Should literally have sold 20 million copies......classic record.
I prefer Imperial Bedroom but this is probably my second favorite from EC. It's hard to classify, it's like new wave soul, which shouldn't work on paper but does here. And the songs are just really good.
Ger Happy!! is not only a tremendous tour de force - it's conceptually sneaky - Costello makes an album where he cant make as many word tricks (there's some but it's less prevalent) and that's how this time he's conveying feeling and heartbreak - like those Motown and Soul records he loved.
The band plays like meth heads most songs are like 2-3 minutes .......on some days I rank it as his best ever and that's really saying something for EC.