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One of my favorite memories: I worked as a dj at a college radio station in Montana when this album came out. I remeber playing Reptile and turning up the monitors in the studio as loud as they would go and singing/screaming along. This whole album is burned into my brain on a very deep level. It is a one of a kind masterpiece. That March of the Pigs video blew my mind as well.
I’m not an Elliott Smith superfan but two weeks ago I was trying to procrastinate from doing schoolwork and for some strange reason decided to learn how to play Needle in the Hay. So I spent more time than I should have learning that instead of writing a paper. Then Philip Seymour Hoffman died and I thought it was a weird coincidence. Now this list comes up. Anyway, nice list.
Load up on guns.
I’m with you. I’d put I’ll Sleep… near if not at the bottom. That said, I agree there is not a weak album in this bunch but I go back to I’ll Sleep less than any of these others. My top 3 would be 1. Cold Vein, 2. Fantastic Damage, and 3. Run the Jewels but then I did listen to A Christmas Fucking Miracle about 4 times this morning.
Bummed about Wild Flag too but not much else. Most of these bands gave what they had to give but I felt like Wild Flag could have given us at least one more batch. Oh well, I’m all for bands breaking up in general.
Next time come strapped with a fuckin’ Pamper.
Wu Tang Forever.
I really only needed to do step 2 to feel better afterwards. Thanks.
She could always pull a Death Grips, cacel her tour, and leak the Lip$ha album with a picture of her vagina on the cover. It would meld well with the Lips’ nudity aesthetic.
After the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu video there was almost no color left. Omar scooped up the rest and told the other three to “suck it”.
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
I saw Savages recently and they requested no phones by putting up notices at the door and around the venue. They never mentioned it and the crowd was very respectful. I only saw a screen pop up once or twice and it was very brief. It actually made the show so much more enjoyable.
I also just saw Father John Misty solo and he had a giant cut-out of an iphone that he propped up in front of him for a few songs. I thought that was a cool way to poke fun at the “must document every moment with my phone” crowd.
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’93 had it going on. Houdini, Bubble & Scrape, Rid of Me, In On The Kill Taker, Enter the 36 Chambers (ya’ll better be writing that shit right now Stereogum) just to name a few. So many classics.
It got the job done.
Damn. Now I want to read a Pork Soda turns 20 piece. What could have been…
This album is a masterpiece. I find all of their albums equally “listenable” (except maybe Reek). I know I’m old but it is hard for me to imagine Heartwork being my introduction to Carcass. They way they progressed with each album is a huge part of their appeal. The beauty of Carcass is that they gave us everything; a perfectly ugly grindcore album, an epic, technical death metal album and a more streamlined brutal yet melodic album. Each one an amazing feat in it’s own right. On a side note, I struggled to get into Heartwork when it first came out because their previous records had been so influential to me. It wasn’t until I listened to it on acid that I “got it”. I’m not a huge proponent of the stuff but it did do that so “Thanks Acid”.
Also, I really really like Sad.
This should be fun. Agreement on a top ten will be near impossible.
I understand that but it just seems like a joke to me that acts like Hall And Oates or Cat Stevens are considered Rock & Roll and bands that have been as influential as Sonic Youth or the Smiths are ignored. These choices are bland and it just makes me sad.
That list of bands not nominated pretty much proves that the R&R H.O.F. is meaningless. Might as well just give them all Grammys.
Wait, isn’t guitar rock dead?
All I think about when I hear U2 is poor Snuggles!
That was really good. Eight hours though!? Intense. Engravings is really growing on me.