Find Me On:
I was surprised by a few rankings here, like Bubble and Scrape at the top spot, or Harmacy above Bakesale, but when I think about it… I have no idea what order I’d put those top 4 in. There’s a case to be made for all of them.
Yep, I agree with everything you said.
Not a bad list, but I’d swap #1 and #2. ‘Perfect From Now On’ may be my favorite album of all time. It’s kind of perfect.
Any other Circuital fans here? I love that album and it may actually be my most listened to of the bunch. I’m not quite sure why other people don’t regard it as highly as I do. I don’t think the last few songs are boring – they’re beautiful in a way that sounds distinctively MMJ.
Anyhow, my list:
1. It Still Moves
2. At Dawn
5. Tennessee Fire
6. Evil Urges
This song has grown on me. I don’t think it would sound out of place on Room on Fire.
There are more good songs on Do the Collapse than those three. “Optical Hopscotch,” “Much Better Mr. Buckles,” “Liquid Indian” and “Picture Me Big Time” are all excellent.
Also, ‘King Shit and the Golden Boys’ should have been included. It’s one of my most listened GBV albums.
Gosh, I’ve been waiting for this list. I disagree with so much, but I think that’s kind of the nature of GBV. There’s just so much music that it’s impossible for there to be any sort of consensus.
‘Do the Collapse’ gets a lot of shit, but I think it’s a fantastic album. ‘Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia’ would probably make top 5 on my list and I think ‘Half Smiles of the Decomposed’ would be near the end.
I adore GBV, but I just don’t find the new material to be as consistently excellent as the old stuff. This song didn’t really impress me.
Personally, I’d love to see a Guided By Voices list
Guided by Voices!
Going to have to disagree. Staley’s voice is like no other.
Damn, that’s a great setlist.
I don’t think these Stereogum articles are supposed to present some sort of definitive list, but rather just get a conversation going. My list looks something like this:
1. Jesus, Etc.
2. Via Chicago
4. I’m Always in Love
5. One Sunday Morning (Song For Jane Smiley’s Boyfriend)
6. Outtasite (Outta Mind)
9. Can’t Stand It
10. Impossible Germany
Thanks for posting this. I’ve only gotten really into Sebadoh within the past couple years, so it’s interesting to hear about the band’s history from the perspective of a longtime fan.
Seems to me that throughout the band’s career, there was this constant struggle in trying to make it to the next level. After Harmacy failed to take off like they hoped, I imagine Lou was frustrated and was probably more willing to follow the record label’s lead.
Hooray! I’ve got tickets for the NYC show. I’m excited to get my hands on the EP then.
I’ve never really been able to get into ‘Document’. There are a handful of songs I love on that album, but as a whole, I find the album kind of boring. Also, I’d rate ‘Up’ and ‘Out of Time’ higher. ‘Murmer’ is easily my favorite.
That’s my input.
I love Jens. Pretty excited for the new album!
“Pale Horse” is terrific.
Maybe I’m just stoned, but I’m really enjoying this album.
I imagine Nirvana may have released one or two more good albums before breaking up. Afterwards, Kurt would have tried to escape the public eye for the most part, maybe releasing the occasional solo album and making occasional public appearances at music industry events and whatnot. I can’t imagine he would have stayed married to Courtney much longer.
I think it’s a pretty ambitious album. I also think I like the first half better than the second.
Obviously meant 2007 for Hissing Fauna. Whoops.