Print Story The actual best albums ever are
Diary
By Herring (Thu May 22, 2008 at 01:19:56 PM EST) (all tags)
below


Please proceed to take the piss.
  1. The Du Pre recording of the Elgar with Barbirolli conducting. The one with Barenboim conducting isn't as good - I think he just wanted a quiet life or something.
  2. The Eight Legged Groove Machine by Teh Wonderstuff. Yes, the lyrics are a bit 80s now, but the music makes even an old Herring want to get up and dance.
  3. Yo-Yo Ma playing the Bach cello suites. I have recently discovered that Yo-Yo Ma means "Horse on a string".
  4. The Queen is Dead by The Smiths. I remember seeing The Smiths live at the start of the QiD tour. Magic. And it's not miserable, it's funny.
  5. File Under Easy Listening by Sugar. Or maybe Copper Blue instead. I can't decide.
  6. Doolittle. Duh.
  7. OK Computer. Yes it is.
  8. Disintegration by The Cure. Although I really, really like Bloodflowers and Wish.
  9. Psychocandy by teh Jesus and Mary Chain. Fine stuff.
  10. Rain Dogs. Just because.
Honourable mentions: This is the Day - PWEI, SAfety - Compulsion, Mahler 5 - Bernstein, Berg Violin Concerto - Anne Sophie Mutter, Elephant - White Stripes, Document #5 - REM, Graceland - Paul Simon, Stacked Up - Senser.
< You want a TRANSCRIPT?! | Ten best for a drive. >
The actual best albums ever are | 14 comments (14 topical, 0 hidden) | Trackback
+1FP, Disintegration by CountSpatula (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu May 22, 2008 at 02:19:24 PM EST
That's undoubtedly the best album EVAR by The Cure.  I used to piss my parents off on a nearly daily basis by blasting that record (yes, I had it on vinyl) right after I got home from football practice.  It wasn't "proper" for a nose tackle to listen to fag-music like that, it should have been country bullshit or something like that.

--
Organics.
"I've never been more afraid of a diary comment EVAR." - RapidHamster
I could not possibly disagree more by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu May 22, 2008 at 02:43:22 PM EST

Everyone knows that the Cure stopped being relevant after "Pornography". Stupid major chords ruin everything.


-
You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
[ Parent ]
Seventeen Seconds by joh3n (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu May 22, 2008 at 03:45:02 PM EST
FTW

----
I just ate about 7 pounds of meat
-theantix

[ Parent ]
In my defense... by CountSpatula (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu May 22, 2008 at 04:27:21 PM EST
I did also at that time smoke an awful lot of pot, so that may have to do with my assessment of the album.

Honestly, other than on the college radio station in  this area, I haven't listened to The Cure for a good 7 years or so.

Note: smoking pot makes it much less painful to take some other 260 pound palooka slamming into you constantly for 120 minutes on a Saturday night.

Makes for a really good case of the munchies after the game, too.

--
Organics.
"I've never been more afraid of a diary comment EVAR." - RapidHamster

[ Parent ]
Also, for the record, by CountSpatula (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu May 22, 2008 at 04:30:57 PM EST
"Lovecats" is probably my favourite song, in good part due to the nice, funky-ish bass-line.

--
Organics.
"I've never been more afraid of a diary comment EVAR." - RapidHamster
[ Parent ]
-1: no hard rock by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu May 22, 2008 at 11:43:46 PM EST
PlsfixbyremovingSmithskthx

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
I'm not much into Heavy Metal by Herring (4.00 / 2) #9 Thu May 22, 2008 at 11:58:50 PM EST
or other children's music.

Herring - Official HuSi diarist of the 2016 European Korfball Championship (October 22nd, Dordrecht, Netherlands)
[ Parent ]
I quite like metal by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri May 23, 2008 at 01:12:06 AM EST
Or respect it, rather. It has a similar energy and physicality to dance music. All about the rush rather than anything cerebral. It's totally lacking in pretension as well.

--------
It's political correctness gone mad!

[ Parent ]
Can never do these lists by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu May 22, 2008 at 11:44:31 PM EST
As dance music and albums don't really go together. Best ever mixes though - that's a different matter.

--------
It's political correctness gone mad!

Oh actually by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu May 22, 2008 at 11:47:49 PM EST
Just list New Order's albums, that'll be my list.

--------
It's political correctness gone mad!

[ Parent ]
No, no, NO! by gazbo (4.00 / 3) #12 Fri May 23, 2008 at 03:05:31 AM EST
You clearly don't grasp the rules - perhaps you need to read Q more?

The goal of "Favouritest evar" lists isn't to list your favourite albums, but to list albums you like, while terrified of making your musical taste seem narrow.  As such, if your favourite albums are all by New Order, you should list one New Order album, then something new to sound relevant (say Scouting For Girls, they're sufficiently shit), then something old that you never listen to and probably don't even own - Jimmi Hendrix Experience would fit the bill.  Bonus points if you describe it as "A classic - an absolute must-have".


I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

[ Parent ]
Lol /nt by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri May 23, 2008 at 04:09:30 AM EST

--------
It's political correctness gone mad!

[ Parent ]
Yeah, by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri May 23, 2008 at 01:07:06 AM EST
I'll grant you practically all of them.

you have TWO that I agree with by 256 (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri May 23, 2008 at 05:01:15 AM EST
and they're both in your honorable mentions
---
I don't think anyone's ever really died from smoking. --ni
The actual best albums ever are | 14 comments (14 topical, 0 hidden) | Trackback