Chiming in late but like almost every other commentator, HTH is the best album and obviously set up the overplayed success of BIB. And yes, every Bon album is better than the Johnson led albums. Especially since he probably wrote most of BIB anyway. Respect for putting “If You Want Blood…” at 3 though.
I think the “Uptown Avondale” EP should also be included in this list. I agree that “Black Love” is their real masterpiece. “Gentlemen” is just slightly behind that and then “Congregation”. “1965″ has always been weak to me. A scattered bunch of demos with one or two decent tracks. “Do The Beast” is a dud. No Rick McCollum, no Whigs. That’s why no one gives a sh*t about it. Bringing Van Hunt into the mix as opposed to Shawn Smith is just dumb also. What’s especially disappointing is the last Twilight Singers album(“Dynamite Steps) was great.
You should rank the Dulli side projects like Twilighters, Gutter Twins, etc… The original demo for the first TS album(which is floating around the web) is one of the best things Dulli has ever been associated with. The commercial release was watered down. “Blackberry Belle” is also fantastic.
I love it! Anyone who tries to deny their past(like most writers) is full of sh*t. I’ll take a hair metal band from the mid to late 80′s over f*cking Passion Pit(or any other supposed indie hacks) any day! At least they can play their instruments.
Putting Jawbox and Sunny Day on the same list as some of these whiny hacks doesn’t make any sense. If you’re going to go sort of old school, where’s Quicksand/Gorilla Biscuits? I have no idea why Weezer would be on here either.
This desperate video isn’t going to save this disappointing album. I’m a fan but Dulli screwed up when he fired Rick McCollum.
Horrible picks. Queens came out last year and the Beck is okay. That’s it. No wonder these artists suck.
Like a lot of commentators have said, I’ll give you credit for even reviewing this criminally underrated band. However, putting “Screaming…” at 9 is really odd. Also “Painkiller” & “British Steel” have to be top 5.
Like others have stated, this was a huge undertaking and you deserve a lot of credit for going through all these releases. That being said, no offense, but I grew up around the time these album were hitting, and I’m a big Bruce fan, but no way did BITUSA eclipse Prince at the time. People forget “Purple Rain” was a number one album for 6 months straight. BITUSA wasn’t close to that domination. I will also say that are some true head scratchers in your personal chart. Almost all the comments mention “!999″, and I will too. It’s an incredible album. Also, “The Black Album” and the “The Gold Experience” are great LP’s that are in line with his best work. “Lovesexy” was an incredible tour(better than PR Tour) but you have it rated a little too high for me. Anyway, here’s my picks based on the albums you have listed:
04. Dirty Mind
07. Black Album
09. Diamonds & Pearls
10. Gold Experience
12. Batman OST
16. Symbol Album
17. For You
18. Graffiti Bridge
20. Chaos & Disorder
22. Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
23. Emancipation(probably his most overrated IMO)
24. Rainbow Children
25. The Truth
26. Planet Earth
Yeah the crowd is really going crazy for him. People are exhausted with all the hype on this guy who’s lost his relevance in the music world and has his management scrambling around to bring the tabloid crowd in. His last album was a flop even with the biggest producer in music working on it. Half the media is reporting what really happened at Bonnaroo(like all the booing) and the rest, like Stereogum, is on the payroll. Triumphant? What a f*ckin’ joke.
That last guy knows his sh*t. I saw Gruntruck blow Alice In Chains & Screaming Trees off stage. Seaweed were a solid band also.