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I’ll have to post mine when it gets “unveiled.” My top two are m b v and RAM. I don’t know where RAM sits on your personal list, RJ, but I do recall you and I both simultaneously falling hard for that one as well.
Mine too. That album is on my shortlist for album of the decade, so far.
Good call on James Blake and Darkside. I also wouldn’t mind seeing the Strokes in there, that really was a solid effort from them.
I know… I’m trying.
Ah man. I’m not surprised, but I am slightly disappointed that the two most blatantly overrated albums of the year (by my money) sit at the top. I won’t complain too much about it though, because I think over the course of this year I’ve complained plenty about both. Oh well.
Otherwise, I’m very pleased with this list. Best I’ve seen so far amongst the few publications that have released their own. Very happy to see Sky so high and National a little lower. Should I be surprised that there is no K-pop to be seen?
I’m sad I haven’t had the chance to interact on these boards as much over the last month or so, but thanks for the awesome year in covering these various goods, Gum. And thanks for giving me ten of the favs midway through : ) You stimulate me.
Same with me actually. New job has internet blocks that mess with the commenting. So since I don’t hop on regularly throughout the day like I used to, I tend to forget to chime in by the evening.
Man…I sure do miss being able to comment on here regularly.
13 for me, but I was 14 before I actually heard it. It’s no wonder MCIS his harder for that generation when you think about it, especially in the context Ryan so wonderfully displayed in the article.
We are long lost brothers indeed, Luke.
Dead first indeed!
Interesting theory. True or not, my experience fits this suggestion as I prefer MCIS and am probably among the older Gen Y’ers. I didn’t get into the band until MCIS hit, and as a result it was my first true intro to them and forever my favorite. (But only by a little.)
Do you celebrate Halloween on the 30th?
There hasn’t been an album like Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness in like 30+ years, if you ask me.
Thanks for plugging the request, Luke. And thanks to Stereogum for listening! Specifically, thank you Ryan for putting out one of the best Counting Down pieces I’ve read on the site. You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.
I started a new job recently, and to my dismay have realized commenting on Stereogum is difficult due to the web block’s there. This saddens me as most of my Stereogum interaction was done in the afternoons at my old job. I’ve been itching to get to my computer and comment on this glorious list all day.
Anyway, I don’t want to spend too much time debating how I think the catalogs to one of my favorite bands of all time should be ordered. Partly because it would get too long, but mostly because this list is pretty damn good. I’d have MCIS at #1 no question. But it doesn’t anger me to see Siamese Dream up top, since both sit firmly in my top ten albums of all time. I love Oceania, much more than the Machina albums, but Ryan’s writeup on it and reasoning for a lower ranking make total sense.
What I would like to add is this: This band is one of maybe three or four bands that literally changed my life with their music. A band that soundtracked who I was at the time I heard it, and continues to deliver on nostalgiac bliss all these years since. People can have their Nirvanas, their Pearl Jams, their Pavements and whatever else. That’s all fine and dandy. But Smashing Pumpkins was THE band of the 90′s in my opinion. Hell, even the 90′s output of my favorite band of all time (Radiohead) doesn’t compare. That’s right… MCIS > OK Computer. Argue with me all you want, but I’ll fight to the death behind that statement.
Pff! Some music nerd you are
May the gods praise thee! I agree thusly
This is my exact order as well. Although I could switch up Oceania and Iscariot depending on my mood. I really loved Oceania.
I was about to jump down here and declare Glynis as THE track of this comp…looks like I wasn’t alone in my sentiments.
I may or may not be alone in this one though: I still think “Iris” and “Slide” kick ass. There. I said it.
I feel like I just found out Bruce Wayne was Batman
Henceforth I shant even downvote Mr. suckhard. He’s already earned his unmerited fame by attaining every single spot on the week end worst list. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how fame works in America.
The only other time I’ve seen it (in my span on the boards) was the infamous Corkster. Who left with quite a bang actually. (Luke Worle….could it be…??)
Now it seems the “stereogumpolice” speak on behalf of the now retired Corkster, with an occasional quip from the bear clan.
isuckhard is just spelled wrong. “itryhard” might work.
Lower case “i”
You’re way too wet. Dry out a little.