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Agree with the comment above… ranking Oldham is an impossible task. No one will get it right (other than the fact that, yes, I See A Darkness is the best). However… Master And Everyone is absolutely better than 14. It’s my #2 behind Darkness, actually. I get how it’s not as dark or desperate as his other stuff, but I think song-wise it’s really, really strong. But, yeah, 100 different people will come up with 100 different lists with Oldham.
Either way, there’s no question that there’s a MMJ phase 1 and phase 2. I can’t empathize with the experience of anyone who jumped on board during the second phase… seems foreign to me. To be honest, you could scrap their whole catalogue, give me a couple hours of “Bermuda Highway” on repeat and I’d be happy.
I was going to argue that At Dawn ought to be #1, but when I really scrutinize it, there’s a lottttt of filler on there. It has their highest peaks, but also drags. So in stead I’ll go ahead and argue that It Still Moves should be #1. Everything after Z (which is fine) is a mess.
Stream Low, Sweet Chariot.
I hate to say it, because I love everything about the Fiery Furnaces (Blueberry Boat is an all-time classic as far as I’m concerned), but I think this tune and the entire “Last Summer” is heads and shoulders better than the last 2 or 3 Furnaces records.
Maybe he can convince her to record Newsom Sings Nilsson Sings Newman. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Newsom-Sings-Nilsson-Sings-Newman/220237878018078
I have to say, it’s a testament to the near Beatles-esque quality and consistency of Outkast’s catalogue that there is SO MUCH disagreement among the commenting horde here. They just have so many songs that appeal to so many people for so many different reasons, it’s incredible. Like, how many other artists could put out a song like “SpottieOttieDopalicious”, and then a song like “Hey Ya”, and have people argue with equal passion for both?
Sasha Thumper would not approve.
Well, here I am complaining about an online list in the comment section. But I can’t let this go without comment: The Soft Bulletin. It’s #1. There is no argument. It’s not even close (and I LOVE Clouds Taste Metallic, if that says anything). Anyhow, congratulations, you received my clicks and ad revenue.
Apparently I didn’t read the whole article. Shame on me. Sorry everybody. For everything.
Not to be confused with Jon Brion’s old band The Grays. Not that anyone would confuse them. But.
If they don’t come up with anything good, maybe Amanda Palmer’s fans can help out.
I have to step in here and stand up for Wild Mood Swings. I think it’s one of the most unjustly disrespected albums ever, mostly because Cure fans don’t like that it doesn’t sound like what they want the Cure to sound like, and non-Cure fans don’t care enough to even listen to it to begin with. It’s not Revolver or anything, but it has a lot of great stuff on it, front to back. I’ll defend it until the day I die. And “The 13th” is awesome. So is “Mint Car.” The fact that people who love “Boys Don’t Cry” can turn around and bash it is astonishing to me.
Needs more reverb and synth and ironic detachment. Oh, wait, it needs none of those things and I agree entirely with ‘oh.’