Gerald P. Meyer
Here Comes the Sun
Especially works for REM–hilarious. Love it.
My list probably has a lot more to say about when I was introduced to the band than anything else, but my top two are easily:
1. Automatic for the People
2. New Adventures in Hi-Fi
Green, Reckoning, and Life’s Rich Pageant would probably fill out the rest of my Top 5.
Your top 10 is unimpeachable.
Uh, you, like, forgot to pick a song!
Hard to do, so I’ll pick a song from TAFH: Mouths of Babes.
Try again–if you like Lifted so much, I’m really surprised it didn’t grab you. For me, People’s Key > Cassadaga by a long shot.
Yeah, Bowl of Oranges belongs on here, and is far better than Four Winds. I appreciate the inclusion of A Perfect Sonnet, though I would have placed it in the top 5.
It’s a good album. I’m sold on the instrumentation, as usual, and can live with some of the cringe-worthy lyrics that have become the standard on DM’s post-Ultra output. The album is immediately a lot more engaging and focused than Sounds of the Universe was. And Dave’s songs are melding in with the rest of the album better than they have since he started writing.
Help. Just a lot of fun at the tail end of the pop-period and beginning of their experimental period, so it’s a nice mixture of both.
I agree. Washing Machine is the worst of the three, IMO. I’d put Murray Street higher, too. And NYC Ghosts & Flowers is dead last for me, by a wide margin.
Just my personal list. Disintegration still on top, but I have a lot more love for Faith and Seventeen Seconds and a lot less for Kiss Me and Pornography.
03. Seventeen Seconds
04. Head on the Door
07. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
08. Three Imaginary Boys
10. The Top
11. Wild Mood Swings
12. 4:13 Dream
13. The Cure
Also, just wanted to link to Bigod 20′s version of Like a Prayer:
It’s entertaining, if nothing else.
Currently, What A Pleasure by Beach Fossils
simple song – the shins
Love that p4k thought The Amazing Sounds of Orgy was a new song.
Anyway, thanks for posting. Skirting on the Surface sounds great.
run like hell
It would help if she had a range of more than one note.
I like the stop/start dynamics. Cursive has always employed that well.
Yeah, it does. Not surprising, given that he was really the sole creative force in The White Stripes. It’s a little on the softer side. Very stripped down. Nice song. If this gives us a good idea of what to expect from the solo album, I’ll be satisfied.
Wow–you’re right! Man, I went a long time thinking Albini had produced Fantastic Planet.