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I don’t really like this list, but I love most of the songs, so whatever. I can’t really find the energy to argue against it. I just wanted to say that I have been listening to 45:33 on repeat since opening the link to this post…
Love that version of Steam engine and often listen to it on headphones when stressed at work.
This is a great list. I like Evil Urges and I would probably rank it higher than Circuital, but otherwise I like the list. Circuital has some great live songs, but as an album it just doesn’t do it for me.
I got into MMJ when a co-worker of mine from KY stopped by my desk and dropped off a burned copy of At Dawn. I didn’t even know the guy well but he said he thought I would like it. This was probably late 2002, so the album had been about about a year I guess. Anyway, I just loved it. I went out and bought it (at Melody Records in Dupont Circle) that weekend with The Tennessee Fire and listened to them both many times on a drive down to Georgia. Really made an impact on me. Once It Still Moves was released, I was blown away. Those three mean a lot to me, but Z really kills because it was released the week my daughter was born, so that is what I think about when I listen to it…
My biggest takeaway from this article is that the author was 15 when Z came out and I was having a baby. …and I consider myself young.
Spot on list. This is the best list on Stereogum. Anyone disagreeing with this list (except the 1&2 spots, which could be reversed) is a Johnny-come-lately. Just because Plans came out during your first (of many) unrequited middle-school crush… that doesn’t make it their best album.
I don’t know… I just don’t get it. I have a hard time with these guys, they just seem like they are messing around and being stupid. I guess I don’t know much about this kind of music. Is this really good? I mean, is this better than pharcyde or mos def or jay z? I honestly do not know.
100 times better than anything on the MBV album.
What is this garbage? Horrible. No offense, but I feel like everything on this blog is awful now. WTF was with you guys and the Flaming Lips ranking? That was laughable at best.
Mexican beach hut? More like Mexican whore house judging by the photo. Just saying…
I think about that, too… 4 marriages? Why get married a 4th time (or 3rd time)? Think about the alimony.
Being from the same town, I love all of the Winston-Salem references in his music. FWIW, I went to the birthday party of a friend’s kid and Folds’ brother was performing. He has a children’s music band. The kids went nuts; Loved it. He looks like a less-famous Ben Folds.
By “ridiculous” I mean awesome. That was meant as a compliment…
Took me a couple of tries to download my shows, but I am listening to them now. In an effort to keep a lot of you from pulling out your hair, PLEASE read the “Store Help” information offered on the Dischord website. Windows wouldn’t let me extract the files, even after I manually marked them safe. I went through WinZip and one other application without success before I read on the Dischord site that Windows users will likely have to get FLYzip. They link you to everything you need, and it is free.
Also, I wasn’t prompted to the download. I had to click through “shipped” on “My Account” to actually download manually.
I am sure they are working through these issues, what a ridiculous undertaking on their part.
The shows I got sound unbelievable.
You just Proved My Hypothesis.
Oh, and the whole Ben & Zooey thing? There was certainly No Joy in Mudville. There must have been a Lack of Color in that relationship.
Not too impressed… Thom needs to get back to writing real music. Why is he trying to be a 40 year old club kid? What is it with these Brits and their clubs?
No. Well, maybe yeah, but not like this. Their first two albums were good. Really good. This stuff is just junk food. I agree with Sproat.
Sorry to piss off the guy above who does not like them, but that Youth Lagoon video is pretty intense. I really like their sound… Damn.
That video made me like Win about 100 times more… until the last minute when he came off as a total douche. I wish I had not seen the video.
Am I the only one who thinks this guy is just a giant douche?
I am not trying to be an ass; I really like this band. They look AWFUL. Are they all on heroin or something? Ryan and Creighton have both dropped like half their body weight, and the rest of the guys look fvcking skeletal. Ben normally has some pipes, but he sounded pretty rough here. Hard song to play live, but still.
These guys need a little time off to get their shit together.
I don’t know… I pretty much hate Corgan at this point, but Drown was one of those songs that is on the soundtrack to my adolescence.
It came out when I was in 7th grade. I remember listening to it on repeat the night of my first kiss. Kind of cheesy, I know, but damn if that adolescence ain’t some powerful shit.
I think you are reaching.
Really? I mean, why? Why did this need to be made? He adds nothing to the song and just sounds like he is trying to be Thom. I can understand doing this at a STP show or something, but to record and sell it is just ridiculous.
Well, and his mole switches sides a few times… That said, the video is beautiful and those things do not matter. The only reason i even noticed the shirt was b/c I was thinking about how itchy that sweater would be on bare skin.