Kinks? Start with Village Green Preservation Society, then check out Something Else by the Kinks, Face to Face, Arthur (or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire), Lola vs. the Powerman, and Muswell Hillbillies. You may even need to throw in a “Singles Collection” of some sort to round out some earlier hits and non-album singles.
Just want to add that they’ve been running that on Comedy Central during the Daily Show.
So no Beastie Boys songs in commercials…how is this ok then?
I hope Peter Katis not being behind the boards for most of these mixes doesn’t work to the album’s detriment. He’s got a phenomenal sound that has worked really well with that band for the last 3 albums. High Violet is such a dark mix, with almost no high end, and it sounds all the more fantastic for the lack of treble. Those mixes served those songs perfectly. And there’s certainly nothing negative anyone can say about the sound of Boxer either…
I have some reservations about the change in production duties, but I’m still psyched for a new National album. They’ve been one of my favorite bands of the last several years.
In Rainbows doesn’t have a bad track on it, and features some of Radiohead’s best songwriting, best performances, and best engineering (it’s a great sounding record). Can’t understand how anyone would rate that so low. Meanwhile, Hail To The Thief has great moments, but sounds disjointed on the whole, and like a band not knowing what to do with itself. That one would definitely have benefited from fewer tracks and a shorter running time.
1. Kid A
2. In Rainbows
3. OK Computer
4. The Bends
5. King of Limbs
6. Hail To The Thief
8. Pablo Honey
Forgot all about that great video (I probably haven’t seen it in 10 years), thanks for that!
1. If You’re Feeling Sinister
2. The Boy With The Arab Strap
4. Dear Catastrophe Waitress
5. Push Barman To Open Old Wounds
6. Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant
7. Write About Love
8. The Life Pursuit
I must be odd in preferring Girls Can Tell, Gimmie Fiction, and Ga… to Kill The Moonlight. Something about those Spoon albums beginning with the letter G…
At times, the minimalism at play in Kill The Moonlight is just too abrupt for me, whereas those other three albums (particularly the two that came after Kill The Moonlight) all do the “Spoon thing,” but manage to feel more accomplished while doing so. For instance, why doesn’t Small Stakes ever build up? It would be just as fun as Jonathan Fisk if the drums just hit the same way. I also think the overall songwriting is just better on the G albums. Aside from Don’t Let It Get You Down, Kill The Moonlight takes a bit of a turn for the worse starting with Paper Tiger.
Overall, I look at Kill The Moonlight as a good album from a great band, but it’s not what I’d consider to be their defining work.
How Max Wienberg doesn’t collapse behind the kit during a four hour long show amazes me. Out of all the instruments in a band, drums are easily the most physically demanding and that’s essentially 4+ hours of essentially non-stop cardio.
3. Chronic Town
4. New Adventures in Hi-Fi
5. Life’s Rich Pageant
6. Dead Letter Office
7. Automatic for the People
8. Fables of the Reconstruction
9. Out of Time
14. Collapse into Now
17. Around the Sun