Eric Russell Taylor
Mouse on Mars – 21 Again Collaborations
SO many great tracks here. Maybe not AOTW (too sprawling and comp styled), but second week in a row (sure it happens more) that a killer album hasn’t been listed under the releases list. Last week being Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – Intensity Ghost.
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – Intensity Ghost
Some really great and well thought out pieces on the albums though…..MUMMER in particularly. I’ve actually been waiting for this one, and it ended up in a very different order than I expected! Maybe it’s better that way to be honest, I’ve spent so much time with these albums that it’s gotten difficult to place any of them in any sort of coherent order. I’ve also logged a lot of hours on the Chalkhills site. Great job Robert Ham.
This list is all kinds of lopsided and out of whack!!!!!!!!!!! At least compared to my own ranking….. Hands down one of the best Post-Punk / Pop / Brit Pop / Anglo-Whatever / Psychedelic bands of all time. About time. Now bring on the King Crimson and Can.
You know it because it’s true….
May I Sing With Me was definitely the first Yo La Tengo with James McNew on board as a full time member, and I’d be willing to debate that IT was the album where the Yo La Tengo we know and love truly got their wings. Every album of theirs has at least a couple of killer songs, and Fakebook is fantastic all the way through……But without a doubt, Painful changed everything. Such an amazing album.
Was wondering the same….Tom just taking a random dig, or did a college radio station in his hometown have a fixation with XTC on their playlists? The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead had long since come and gone as semi successful single in the US. There were a hell ton of other bands / songs in rotation at most college stations that year bearing Albini’s production stamp. Having said that, Rid Of Me certainly deserves all the praise. Great album…….but so is almost everything XTC did.
What is Aaron Lariviere’s obsession with excrement? Way too many uses of it in this piece. Great writing otherwise.
You are not alone…….Diamond Dogs is a pretty weak record. It’s a mess really. Rebel Rebel is an amazing song, but the only amazing song on the record. The sound of treading water. It’s a very “uncertain” album……….lost.