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Carry the Zero is the best song on the album!
Jesus, Geogaddi. What an album. You can really go down the rabbit hole on that one. Years ago when I was getting into it, I was reading up in forums on all of the number theories and Satanism in the samples, etc. I can’t remember any of the details today but still whenever I listen to that album it creeps me the fuck out. Gyroscope, The Devil is in the Details, A Is To B As B Is To C. I seriously can’t listen to those songs alone late at night.
Thank you. I feel like I’m the only one that didn’t fall in love with Halcyon Digest. I say this as a huge fan. HD is just not close to the greatness of Microcastle, Weird Era Cont., Cryptograms and the EP’s.
Every wedding band/cruise ship band/etc.. in the world will be playing this ad nauseum. This is the new Kool n the Gang “Celebration.”
What a shitty list. Not sure about the order but any top 10 National list of mine would definitely include “Daughters of the Soho Riots”, “All the Wine”, “Geese of Beverly Rd” and “Apartment Story.”
That was awesome. One of the best late night performances I’ve seen this year. Karen O used to be a lot sexier though. Not sure what she’s going for here.
Where’s “Metal Machine Music, Part 1″!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kidding aside, I honestly enjoy it in small 10-15 minute sections. Sitting through an hour of it is a test of wills however.
Between this and the Flaming Lips album I think I’m ready to slit my wrists.
Yikes, listening to this album for the first time. What an insanely dark dirge of an album. The song above is no indication of the 8 tracks that follow. Definitely not the same goofy vibe they were giving off on the Hyundai commercial.
McLusky Do Dallas
Disagree with the author over Elephant. It’s better than Icky Thump. Top White Stripes Albums:
1. White Blood Cells
3. De Stijl
4. Get Behind Me Satan
5. Icky Thump
You Forgot it in People came out in 2002 (although nobody heard about it until 2003).
“Other People’s Lives” is my favorite MM song. Can’t understand leaving Building Nothing out of Something off of this list. Would be my #2 after Lonesome Crowded West.
I’d have Emotional Rescue a tad higher. It’s definitely better than Satanic Magesties and Black and Blue. Some of the real early albums with bunches of covers should probably be lower. A good compilation of their singles prior to Aftermath is really what you need in your collection. Oh, and Beggars Banquet is their best album.
Is that really the album cover?
That was pretty awful. Singing it an octave lower sounds like crap. C’mon dude that song only works when you belt it out at the top of your lungs.
Sadly, it happens to every songwriter at some point. After King of Limbs and now this, I’m afraid that Thom Yorke doesn’t write as good of songs as he used to.
They could never get the clearance for the “Hotel California” song. No way nostalgia/ULTRA ever gets released. That’s why you can still download it for free from Frank Ocean’s tumblr.
“Forest Gump” is a stupid song and one of the reasons channel ORANGE isn’t the classic everyone wants it to be. Someone above said he should have played “Lost” which would have been amazing. Or even “Super Rich Kids” or “Sweet Life.” I can’t imagine why he chose “Forest Gump” and the video thing going on was just as lame as the song. All night I was telling my girlfriend that I was looking forward to Frank Ocean and then after that performance, she looked at me like I was an idiot.
I agree. No packaging costs, no distribution costs, etc. Digital download only should be less than half that. It”s all profit. They have no costs at this point other than paying for the servers. $16 is a joke.
I get that lately as well.
Does she TIIT2H?
1. Soft Bulletin
2. Clouds Taste Metallic
5. Transmissions from the Satellite Heart
6. Hit To Death in the Future Head
Don’t know their earlier stuff but it’s all probably better than At War With the Mysics which sucks. “Yeah Yeah Yeah Song” is crap. “The W.A.N.D.” is the only thing worth hearing from that album.
I’m 39 and love them
First half of the album is very good, particularly “Ohm.” Tracks 6-9 really, really drag before the amazing closer “Before We Run.” The back half of the album is a snore.