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Purplepash
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#1281 | Posted: 08/12/2019 11:29 | Post subject: Reply with quote

Moonbuilding 2703 AD by The Orb

I have heard a bit of The Orb here and there in the '90s, but I wasn't really into that sort of music back then. Not that I am now either but I'm a bit more open to it than I used to be. After a coupe of minutes I liked what I was hearing and had to turn it up. That's a good sign. There were some really interesting sounds and things going on there. It was taking me away somewhere, I'm not sure where, somewhere spacey and futuristic. But it just couldn't keep me there for the whole song. Then the same thing happened for the next three songs. So while it was a good effort and nearly succeeded it doesn't quite pull it off. Still a good 7.5/10 and 36/73 for 2015.

Jameth I like XTC so let's go with The Dukes Of Stratosphear.


25 O'Clock by The Dukes Of Stratosphear

I was considering giving you Rites Of Spring but looking into it, it appears it is just every song from their self- titled album, plus one extra song in the middle from a rerelease of the album, and an EP of theirs from 1987 (although these tracks aren't on the BEA database for this album). Also most sites seem to have it listed as a 1991 release so I'm not sure what's happening there.

Luigii's best of 2010s (3 picks remaining)

2. Heaven And Earth by Kamasi Washington
5. 能力者 : 現実を超えて by t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者
8. Savage Sinusoid by Igorrr
9. 40 Degrees Of Sunshine by Bibi Tanga & The Selenites
12. Wave 1 by Com Truise
13. Pharma by Nmesh
16. Automaton by Jamiroquai
18. Exai by Autechre
19. 198XAD by Mega Drive
20. Tomorrow's Harvest by Boards Of Canada
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#1282 | Posted: 08/12/2019 14:53 | Post subject: Reply with quote
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This is a record that I do find strange and engaging by its sound palette but also has qualities that for me can be a double edge sword. The first one which I could argue could be less of a deal breaker would be the length of these songs. Most of these tracks while have this up and done quality to it, I kinda wish some of those track were given more room to bloom and become four or five minute tracks that are loud and proud. But that could be a thing I get over with time. Now the harder pill that I will admit would be hard for some listeners and was quite noticeable would be how the mixing within this album is the visual example of how you could see through a window even when it is dusty and somewhat foggy but you wish you had Windex on you to clean it. Like most of this album is good hell even great. But that caveat is one of those details that if it got worked on could bring this to even higher highs.

So while I did enjoy it and believe it's a quality project, I feel like John has other records that meet those three qualities of its sound palette, mixing and song lengths to perfection. Or can find work around those three details.

Which does mean while I would give this album a 75, I'd recommend it.

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Glad you enjoyed Moonbuilding Pash. So my next pick from my list would be 40 Degrees Of Sunshine to be a calm from the electronic music that usually occupies my list.

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Best Ever Albums 2001 List
#28 Room For Squares-John Mayer
#44 Your Favorite Weapon-Brand New
#50 Love is Here-Starsailor
#58 Just Enough Education To Perform-Stereophonics
#62 Full Collapse-Thursday
#70 Jessico-Babasonicos
#74 Invincible-Michael Jackson
#75 Reveal-R.E.M
#76 Stephen Malkmus- Self Titled
#77 La Revancha Del Tango-Gotan Project

Again here is the 2001 custom list in real time.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechart.php?c=52774
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Jameth




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#1283 | Posted: 08/12/2019 19:17 | Post subject: Reply with quote
@Purple: I coincidently listened to Rites Of Spring’s debut shortly after listening to Dinosaur Jr.’s, and I can say that outside of the long closing track, it was nails on a chalkboard. So, bullet dodged. Pray

I also moved that comp (back) to 1991, where it belongs. Someone erroneously changed it to 1985 a few years ago.

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25 O'Clock by The Dukes Of Stratosphear

I had doubts about an 80s pop band pulling off 60s psych pop. The band must have anticipated such doubts, given the cryptic marketing tactics they used. I don’t know that it quite passes for a lost 60s album...there are a few elements that betray the 60s aesthetic they wanted, such as the bassist’s melodic mannerisms, or the droning nature of some of the tracks. But, their criteria were rock solid, and the result is an excellent coalescence of both intended and unintended elements. Nothing falls flat, as you’d expect. They absolutely nail the pop aspect of the genre...they’re catchy songs. They also nail the swirling experimentalism of psych, there are plenty of lush, interesting textures. Great album, especially the droney “Your Gold Dress”.

I’ve got XTC’s debut spinning now...it’s absolute money.

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Luigii, try Stereophonics.

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BEA Top Albums of 1985 (last one):

99. Silvertone // Chris Isaak
95. Greatest Hits // The Cars
94. Cut The Crap // The Clash
92. Radio // LL Cool J
91. White City: A Novel // Pete Townshend
88. So Red The Rose // Arcadia
87. Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! // Megadeth
86. Youthquake // Dead Or Alive
83. Spreading The Disease // Anthrax
82. Les Misérables // The Original London Cast
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#1284 | Posted: 08/13/2019 00:10 | Post subject: Reply with quote
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No Now by Clarence Clarity

Wow, what a great album! I can't decide whether I like this or his sophomore album better. I could see either making it into my overall chart if they grow on me with time. Absolutely bananas composition, overflowing with ideas. The only area where I see room for improvement are the vocals, but even those are really good. Who knows though, maybe my opinion of what could be improved will change once I understand more of the lyrics. Also, the ending is such a tease lol. 4/5

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2. That is a really good one, but I think Psonic Psunspot is even better.

Hmm, never heard any of those ten. If I were trying one out, it would be:


Radio by LL Cool J

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3. BEA Top Rated Chart Sampler

31. ledemoncleaner: 46. Red Medicine - Fugazi
32. CellarDoor: 9. Methodrone - The Brian Jonestown Massacre
33. Jimmy Dread: 5. Cruel Sister - Pentangle
34. meccalecca: 5. Atomic Bomb - William Onyeabor
35. Weepingguitarman: 42. I See A Darkness - Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
36. JulianR: 4. Time Out Of Mind - Bob Dylan
37. colonelchibbers: 10. The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time - 近藤 浩治 [Koji Kondo]
38. LittleM1971: 13. Setting Sons - The Jam
39. TheHolyKiwi: 2. Bath - Maudlin Of The Well
40. brun027: 6. Todos Os Olhos - Tom Zé
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#1285 | Posted: 08/14/2019 07:29 | Post subject: Reply with quote
^^^I probably should have let Psonic Psunspot play when 25 O'Clock finished, but for whatever reason I wanted to play XTC's debut. I'll get to Psonic soon.

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Radio by LL Cool J

If this doesn't send you running to buy a boombox, nothing will. What a blast. The beats are primitive, stark, and relentless. The raps are fine...not over reliant on expletives...a little corny in spots, but I can't really fault Cool J, since he was only 16 when he cut this record. Reading up on it, this album was a game changer, so it probably doesn't deserve to be blown all the way back to 91 in 1985.

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Atomic Bomb should blow your mind, Bay. I haven't heard it, but William Onyeabor is incredible.


Atomic Bomb by William Onyeabor

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It's late, and I'm too tired to switch charts.

BEA Top Albums of 1985 (last one, for real this time):

99. Silvertone // Chris Isaak
95. Greatest Hits // The Cars
94. Cut The Crap // The Clash
90. White City: A Novel // Pete Townshend
88. So Red The Rose // Arcadia
87. Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! // Megadeth
86. Youthquake // Dead Or Alive
83. Spreading The Disease // Anthrax
82. Les Misérables // The Original London Cast
81. The Indestructible Beats Of Soweto // Various Artists
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#1286 | Posted: 08/14/2019 07:55 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Atomic Bomb is pure catharsis. 100/100. Try playing the 14 minute version of "Rapper's Delight" as a prelude, the album opens right up. I think that's what happened for me.
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#1287 | Posted: 08/14/2019 08:38 | Post subject: Reply with quote

40 Degrees Of Sunshine by Bibi Tanga &a... Selenites

I can see why you would love this album Luigii. A good quality funky album that was fun to listen to. Although the lyrics were perfectly fine I preferred the couple of songs where he was singing in what I presume is his natural tongue, rolling his Rs and shit. And I'm sure he dips into French a bit in one of the songs. Apparently this guy is 50 years old? Good on him! 7.5/10 and 17/22 for 2012.

White City Jameth.


White City: A Novel by Pete Townshend

Luigii's best of 2010s (2 picks remaining)

2. Heaven And Earth by Kamasi Washington
5. 能力者 : 現実を超えて by t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者
8. Savage Sinusoid by Igorrr
12. Wave 1 by Com Truise
13. Pharma by Nmesh
16. Automaton by Jamiroquai
18. Exai by Autechre
19. 198XAD by Mega Drive
20. Tomorrow's Harvest by Boards Of Canada
21. In Decay by Com Truise
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United States

#1288 | Posted: 08/14/2019 20:05 | Post subject: Reply with quote
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White City: A Novel by Pete Townshend

There are worse things Townshend could have done from his position of privilege (and in the 80's, no less) other than record an album that addresses racial and economic inequality. I'll commend him for that...even if his view is a bit lofty at times, but he does have enough experience to give some street-level insight.

The album is a very mixed bag, musically. The musicianship is tight, and I found some of the guitar and drum work to be very good. But, the production on several tracks is badly dated, and the largely flat songwriting isn't near enough to carry it. "Face The Face" and "I Am Secure" were pretty enjoyable, but I can't elevate them beyond that. I also enjoyed "Brilliant Blues" the first time I listened to it, but my opinion of it waned after a second listen. I'd say that finding this album more enjoyable would require too many listens for my opinion of it to wax, instead.

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There's a lot of electronic music there that I know absolutely nothing about. Try Mega Drive.


198XAD by Mega Drive

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Let's see what you have on offer, Purple.

Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Purplepash:

1. Surfer Rosa // Pixies
4. Infected // The The
5. Violent Femmes // Violent Femmes
6. Teens Of Denial // Car Seat Headrest
11. Strangeways, Here We Come // The Smiths
12. We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank // Modest Mouse
13. Meat Is Murder // The Smiths
16. Green // R.E.M. (I own this, so...weird.)
17. Sound Of Confusion // Spacemen 3
19. More Than Any Other Day // Ought
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baystateoftheart
Neil Young as a butternut squash



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#1289 | Posted: 08/15/2019 00:00 | Post subject: Reply with quote
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Atomic Bomb by William Onyeabor

I was a fan of Who Is William Onyeabor?, so I'm not surprised I loved this. They share only one track, the excellent title track. This album is a fuzzy, funky, psychedelic odyssey with great lead vocals and even better female backing vocals. He really makes the most of the keys. 4/5.

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2. Jameth, try this:


Teens Of Denial by Car Seat Headrest

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3. BEA Top Rated Chart Sampler

41. halloallesgoed: 68. Up The Bracket - The Libertines
42. Santiago: 2. Buscando América - Ruben Blades Y Seis Del Solar
43. flyingcitrus: 20. Blues Breakers - John Mayall & Eric Clapton
44. discojets1: 1. A Wizard, A True Star - Todd Rundgren
45. Hayden: 2. Djangology - Django Reinhardt
46. Chicken4Sale: 48. The Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden
47. Seab: 36. Flying Saucer Attack - Flying Saucer Attack
48. dgarr22: 18. The Stranger - Billy Joel
49. Joeingram: 5. The Campfire Headphase - Boards Of Canada
50. RockyRaccoon: 4. Closing Time - Tom Waits
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#1290 | Posted: 08/15/2019 00:49 | Post subject: Reply with quote
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Musically this is a great record. The only thing that holds this record from being better though I might get over this over time is the vocals. These vocals have this whine to them where like Oasis can be an acquired taste where I could see some listeners not worry or bother them. While for me, they stick out and do sour the album as a whole. But who knows. Maybe over time this won't be so much as an issue. Grade:80

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Bay listen to The Campfire Headphase. Also what happened to the Ocarina of Time option?

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Best Ever Albums 2001 List
#28 Room For Squares-John Mayer
#44 Your Favorite Weapon-Brand New
#50 Love is Here-Starsailor
#62 Full Collapse-Thursday
#70 Jessico-Babasonicos
#74 Invincible-Michael Jackson
#75 Reveal-R.E.M
#76 Stephen Malkmus- Self Titled
#77 La Revancha Del Tango-Gotan Project
#78 Echoes:The Best Of Pink Floyd-Pink Floyd..(Someone let me know how long this is)

Again here is the 2001 custom list in real time.
https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechart.php?c=52774
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