As a non native english speaker, I found Ys to be difficult, to understand and to get into.
It was a minor let down for me since i loved the milk eyed mender so much.
Can anybody expand on why Ys is so often said to be so good?
I really found it ro be circumvoluted and even the melodies didnt entice me. Similarly i never got into Van Dyke Park’s song cycle..
Let’s sing another song boys.
This one has grown oooold and bitter!
BIRD DREAM OF THE OLYMPUS MONS
I am positive that anyone trying to come up with a list of their best songs in a certain order will not be able to reproduce the same list of songs depending on their mood of the moment.
When i first discovered them Peacebone was my favourite song of theirs. Now its nowhere the top of my list.
And imho, purple bottle (including the stevie wonder version), while good, should be nowhere near their top songs. But its an interesting list, buti don’t think it represents most people’s opinion, whether they are casual anco listeners or serious fans.
But, but… Taste anyone?? Seems like taste is rarely mentioned in their top song lists.
2 winters love
3 we tigers
6 who could win a rabbit
7 loch raven
8 did you see the worlds
9 for reverend green
10 in the flowers
annnnnnddd it goes on….
11 my girls
13 alvin row
14 turn into something
15 banshee beat
18 daffy duck
19 i think i can
22 summertime clothes
24 leaf house
25 visiting friends
It was obvious most people would have somewhat different opinions of what are their best songs.
I can only think of Radiohead in the last 20 years to have released such a ridiculously great number of excellent songs while at the same time poking in various genres.
I personally think anco have even surpassed them.