Great piece. I’ve got to proclaim my love of Gish. For me it’s easily my favorite Smashing Pumpkins album.
Dying to know what other songs besides Eyes of Ruby (fave of mine!) are the authors favorite SP songs.
Ha! That was my thought exactly.
That said a great list, imo. Great to see Raw Ramp in the list, that might be my favorite T. Rex tune. Decades ago when I first discovered T. Rex and Raw Ramp (yep, that song in particular) I went to see the Replacements and they covered that song. Probably my biggest WTF live moments. How was it that they were covering a b-side song from the 70′s that I had been playing on repeat for weeks?!?
Google Music died on the vine!?! Not here. It’s amazing. I’ve uploaded my entire library of about 100 gigs (over 1000 albums) to Google Music and have access to it on my phone or through a web browser anywhere and everywhere. It stays up to date because if I add anything to my music library on my computer it automatically gets uploaded to Google Music. Google also will create mixes, which I’ve found to be pretty good. All this is free. I use it everyday and it’s become my default music player/manager/backup. I’ll pass on the Play Anywhere service, I’ve got all I want for free with my own library.
Geez, this sounds like a Google advert. I don’t care, what Google is offering for free is unreal. Why others don’t take advantage of this and pay for a subscription service is beyond me.
Great list. There Is No Enemy is a masterpiece, hands down. Any BTS fans who doubt the album really should give it a few spins.
Dammit, I sure hope I get to see them live again, hear a new album out of them too. Sad to think they might be done.
Like most of these, when you discovered the band probably has a lot to do with where you place the albums. I first heard Spoon opening for Superchunk during the Girls Can Tell era. Out of nowhere I discovered my favorite band for many years. The run of albums from Girls Can Tell – Gimme Fiction needs to be kept in place. At least Girls Can Tell needs to be put at #1. That album out of all of the Spoon albums will best weather the test of time. I’ve felt the last couple have had diminishing rewards, though still great.
1. Girls Can Tell
2. Kill the Moonlight
3. Gimme Fiction
4. Series of Sneaks
6. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Pretty sure people liked blues based rock n roll both before and after the 1990s.
Great! But seriously quit using hashtags outside of twitter, it maketh no sense
Y’all need to not count the comments in the Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments section, save those ranked comments for the Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments of the Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments post…
And Let It Be over Tim over Pleased To Meet Me