more good ol’ fashioned country (with lot’s of vomit!).
i’m glad i’m old enough that the blue and pinkerton were completely meaningless to me when they came out and i was able to enjoy the band without any attachment to my youth and no expectations of what they should or shouldn’t be doing.
p.s. the green and blue are my favorites. pinkerton…not so much.
nice job with the list. also, props for having sad wings at #2 (it’s number 1 for me).
the summary of the ripper owens era was done nicely as well. although he’s no halford, he’s got vocal chops. i had the pleasure of seeing his priest cover band in a bar in streetboro, oh in 1994. it was my friends and his friends. no one else but the bartender. we had a blast and on that night he nailed “victim of changes”.
yoko influenced more of the music and art that i appreciate than john did. and i love the beatles.
I’m not buying the comparison. there are many great tracks sprinkled in those mediocre albums. also, prince is incredible live and he kicked the super bowl’s ass.
the remix album rave in2 the joy fantastic probably should have been included in the list. beautiful strange is a great song and the album as a whole is my favorite latter day prince album and would probably make my top 15.
this list is all kinds of jacked up but i commend the effort. the black album does not deserve a place in the bottom. graffiti bridge is way too high. my favorite album has always been around the world in a day but i’m weird like that. 1999 needs to be higher. lots of quibbling with the rest but those are my main points.
i agree with you carson. i loved the pallbearer demo and was really looking forward to the album. after multiple listens, i still have no love for s&e. it just falls flat to me. i couldn’t understand what people saw in it and still don’t. i’m the same way with the new agalloch. it’s a weak imitation of the mantle imo. and the instrumental interludes from the musk ox dude, although cool, are completely out of place.
however, i do agree with stereogum’s number one so far pick. so maybe i’m not as out of touch as i feel.
i like to be “ensconced in velvet” and “unencumbered” in the restroom.
1. fly by night—>signals
2. grace under pressure
3. rush, clockwork angels, hold your fire & presto
4. snakes and arrows
5. almost everything else