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Postby LionIndex » Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:28 pm

I haven't really enjoyed Spin as much since they changed print format, oh, 4 years or so ago. After that, and Eric Weisbard leaving as editor, they seemed to start trying to compete with the Maxims and Blenders of the world. Basically just a bunch of lists and very little actual content, or not music-related stuff like when they put the Suicide Girls on the cover (I personally find the SGs quite attractive, but it was weird having them on a music magazine--I guess I'm just real picky and I don't like mixing my peanut butter with my chocolate). I used to love the magazine though.

However, I have the Spin Alternative Records guide that came out in '95 and that is practically my bible.

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Postby Dawg » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:19 pm

Yeah it's a great album and all, but am I the only one who stops listening afer "Karma Police" when the robot talking starts?

I can't be...

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Postby Tom4 » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:38 pm

You might be. You're missing some great songs: "No Surprises", "The Tourist", "Electioneering", "Climbing Up The Walls"....all incredible songs.

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Postby Heitzie » Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:36 am

Every Radiohead CD after "The Bends" has left me progressively bored, bored bored. As far as OK Computer, it's undoubtedly influential. I just dislike it. I also think "The Chronic" by Dr Dre ruined hip-hop (cliche subject matter, weak rhymes, rappers as characters instead of stylists, hopping cars in the videos) but it's the most influential album of the last 20 years. I remeber moving back to the midwest after dropping out of college (University of Washington) in 1994 and The Chronic was THE most played album among the high school-college crowds.

Oh, I like "Doolittle" the best of all the Pixes albums. "Surfer Rosa" is #2 on my list.

I never listen to "Nevermind" but "In Uetero" still gets a lot of play. Then again, I never lsiten to The Pumpkins, Screaming Trees, Pearl Jam or even Alice in Chains or Mudhoney anymore. While that 90's "Seattle Sound" is still excellent to my ears, it's much more dated and "of a certain time" than the Smiths, Joy Division or even The Stones to my ears.

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Postby WildMercurySound » Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:53 am

Tom4 wrote:And, as a sleeper, maybe a little Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are....Black Star, even at 100? Just for me? Can I get ANYONE else to testify with me?

I love that album; definately one of my favourite hip-hop albums of all time. Although to be honest my hip-hop collection needs work.

I understand why Kid A is number one and it's an album I enjoy a great deal, perhaps because I was late to Radiohead fanboyness.

I would find it far too difficult to compile a list of 20 years worth of music.

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Postby Jake » Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:46 am

Dreamin wrote:(missing the Arcade Fire for starters)

Get back to us in two or three years and let us know how that Arcade Fire is holding up.

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Postby Barabajagal » Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:47 am

Dawg wrote:Yeah it's a great album and all, but am I the only one who stops listening afer "Karma Police" when the robot talking starts?

I can't be...

You're not alone, Dawg. Though I might skip to "No Surprises." Then again, I just might play "Let Down" 8 times in a row. What a song.

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Postby Jake » Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:31 am

Complete list if anyone still cares...

100. Strokes - Is This It
99. Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
98. Cornershop - When I Was Born For The 7th Time
97. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
96. The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & The Lash
95. Elastica - s/t
94. Slint - Spiderland
93. Pearl Jam - Ten
92. Big Black - Atomizer
91. XTC - Skylarking
90. Sonic Youth - Sister
89. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
88. Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
87. Blur - Parklife
86. Meat Puppets - Up On The Sun
85. REM - Automatic For The People
84. Soundgarden - Superunknown
83. At The Drive-In - Relationship Of Command
82. Jeff Buckley - Grace
81. Beck - Mellow Gold
80. D'Angelo - Voodoo
79. Moby - Everything Is Wrong
78. The Stone Roses - s/t
77. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
76. Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
75. Le Tigre - s/t
74. Portishead - Dummy
73. Pulp - Different Class
72. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
71. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
70. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
69. DJ Shadow - Entroducing...
68. Tricky - Maxinquaye
67. Slayer - Reign In Blood
66. Outkast - Aquemini
65. Basement Jaxx - Remedy
64. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
63. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
62. Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
61. Weezer - Pinkerton
60. De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
59. Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
58. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
57. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
56. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
55. The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
54. The Breeders - Last Splash
53. Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles
52. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
51. Nirvana - In Utero
50. New Order - Low Life
49. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of...
48. Radiohead - Kid A
47. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full
46. The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
45. Kanye West - College Dropout
44. Green Day - Dookie
43. B.D.P. - Criminal Minded
42. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
41. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
40. Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell
39. Lucinda Williams - s/t
38. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
37. Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
36. Pixies - Doolittle
35. Dr. Dre - The Chronic
34. Elliott Smith - Either/Or
33. Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
32. The Replacements - Tim
31. Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me
30. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die
29. Fugazi - 13 Songs
28. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
27. The Cure - The Head On The Door
26. Bjork - Post
25. Nine Ince Nails - The Downward Spiral
24. Sleater Kinney - Dig Me Out
23. Outkast - Stankonia
22. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
21. Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet
20. Wu Tang Clan - Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers)
19. Hole - Live Through This
18. Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction
17. Nas - Illmatic
16. Beck - Odelay
15. Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville
14. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
13. Husker Du - New Day Rising
12. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
11. U2 - Achtung Baby
10. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton
9. PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me
8. Prince - Sign O The Times
7. De La Soul - 3 Ft. High And Rising
6. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
5. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
4. Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted
3. Nirvana - Nevermind
2. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation...
1. Radiohead - OK Computer

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Postby grounded5am » Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:33 am

i didn't feel the radiohead love until amnesiac. i bought pablo honey and i loved it but it started collecting dust. so amenesiac really sealed it for me. i actually started with kid a but it wasn't mine so really i was hooked after amnesiac and then hail to the theif blew me away. then i got into the bends and here lately just discovered the love of ok computer. i liked it and listened to it a lot during the time amnesiac came out but i didn't really get it until now. i think having bought my own copy was the deal breaker.

but i find their later output much stronger to me. my s.o. doesn't but i think that is because i came late in the game. thus my starting point is different. kid a just is an amazing record full of gorgeous rockers. maybe not in the convential way, but still rockers nonetheless. a lot of people think that radiohaed lost their relevancy after they put out kid a, but i beg to differ. kid a is where they stretched themselves out artistically and tested the waters of their fan base. to suprisingly good results. they created a whole new world with kid a.

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Postby Dreamin » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:36 am

Jake wrote:Get back to us in two or three years and let us know how that Arcade Fire is holding up.

Probably better than Hole. ;)

Funeral is definitely one of the best albums I've heard in the past 20 years and it deserves to be on there. And if the Arcade Fire were American or British, it would be.

Plus they blew Wilco and the Pixies off the stage at the Sasquatch Festival (and you know that's high praise coming from me).
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