Yes, it IS the quintessential Stripes song
Their version of Death Letter might be my favorite live song ever
I’m not quite the superfan #1 that I was in ’94/’95 (I was the perfect age — 14) but I believe 1,039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours (which was a combo of their actual debut LP 39/smooth and some EP tracks) was their debut on Lookout, not Kerplunk. Either way, thanks for writing this, brings back some good (and bad) memories. It’s interesting how you can still love an album 20 years later but for entirely different reasons. Now I appreciate the effortless sense of melody and song structure. Obviously back then it was the lyrics and energy that hooked me. This album, plus Rancid’s Let’s Go, plus In Utero, are what inspired me to start a band. We probably played When I Come Around a couple hundred times.
Beck maybe? But I agree re: Damon
I generally like this list, but State of Love and Trust should probably make an appearance. Best early Pearl Jam in my opinion. I also love Last Exit almost as much as Corduroy. And I think No Way is underrated . . . and Red Mosquito.
When their career is over and we all make Best of Daft Punk playlists, they will all be the greatest playlists ever.
Face to Face is my favorite Daft Punk song. I listen to it at least once a day. And I always thought the sample was “the third law” as in the third law of physics. Fits thematically. And love the ELO Evil Woman guitar sample. Such a beautifully produced track
Kinda love this list! — Whispering Pines and Acadian Driftwood FTW. But I agree, Chest Fever maybe in place of Ophelia or Twilight? I like them both, but Chest Fever is more interesting . . .
About Today. Yes. One of the most affecting, evocative songs ever. Fake Empire should probably be on this list, though I’m not sure where exactly.
Really love “I’m So Free” . . . just has a great sound. But can understand it’s exclusion from a Top 10. Anyway, go listen to it!
Might have some invisible downvotes coming, but:
Is This It: 9.7
Room on Fire: 10.0
First Impressions: 7.8
Comedown Machine: 7.5
What Ever Happened is so great. And Machu Picchu. Nice list!
Dammit. MOST. Must? Maybe? Also love What Ever Happened. Room on Fire is a 10/10 album.
God, I love Automatic Stop. Maybe their must under-appreciated song?
Let It Bleed behind Aftermath?? That’s a tough argument to make . . .
Death or Glory is amazing, but I still think this is a great list
exactly! it’s extremely consistent and cohesive. And all those other “c” words . . .
By the way, I’m a Connecticuter, Mallrats fan (“they only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice, in a lifetime”), AND an Alex P. Keaton fan. So needless to say, I’m a fan of your pic and handle.
But good list overall. Should have started with that. Ty Segall, Chromatics, DIIV . . . all good
Seriously, Wild Nothing . . . Nocturne. Just give it a try, have it on in the background.
Wild Nothing is top 10 for me
Revolver. Eclectic yet cohesive. A perfect 10
I guess I’m not diehard, but been a fan since Parklife. And I love Good Song . . . I actually love most of Think Tank. And yes, it’s a Blur album even though Graham isn’t on most of it (though he is on about a third of it).
And Pneumonia at 4 or 5