List some of your favorite records that turn 20 this year

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Ropers - All The Time
Poole - Alaska Days
Space Needle - Voyager
18th Dye - Tribute to a Bus
Belreve - Belreve
Red House Painters - Ocean Beach
Silkworm - Firewater
Spiritualized - Pure Phase
Versus - Dead Leaves

Albums with conflicting release date info (94 vs. 95):

Milf - Antidope
Lilys - Eccsame the Photon Band

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Biggest 2 for me by far:

Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crime
Polvo - Celebrate The New Dark Age

Basically set me on a new path musically when I heard them.

grandavis, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:25 (three years ago) Permalink

PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love

how's life, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:26 (three years ago) Permalink

Polvo - Celebrate The New Dark Age

Would have included this but it's yet another I thought came out in 94.

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:28 (three years ago) Permalink

Hah!!!! I am still living in 2014. Crap, scratch both of my suggestions.

Will have to go with:

Polvo - This Eclipse

Damn, where does the time go.

grandavis, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:29 (three years ago) Permalink

Ha! As long as there is a Polvo record to list, it will be listed.

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:32 (three years ago) Permalink

None of the records in my list aged a bit to me (except arguably Poole- kinda has a Polaris version 90s jangle vibe at times).

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:41 (three years ago) Permalink

Such a fantasic year, and super influential for me.

Royal Trux - Thank You
Secret Square - S/T
Juliana Hatfield - Only Everything (a serious grower that I didn't properly love back in the day)
GBV - Alien Lanes
Oval - 94 Diskont
Aphex Twin - I Care Because You Do
Pavement - Wowee Zowee
The Amps - Pacer
Elastica - S/T
Kids OST
Yo La Tengo - Electr-O-Pura
Bjork - Post
Tricky - Maxinquaye
Foo Fighters - S/T
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie
The Softies - It's Love

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 16:42 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh darn... Alien Lanes WAS 95, wasn't it? I was mindlessly checking dates against discogs and that's one they had wrong.

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Archers of Loaf--Vee Vee

kornrulez6969, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:46 (three years ago) Permalink

Swans - The Great Annihilator
Slowdive - Pygmalion
Scott Walker - Tilt
Tindersticks - 2
Pulp - Different Class
Bruce Springsteen - The Ghost of Tom Joad

you've got no fans you've got no ground (anagram), Monday, 12 January 2015 16:55 (three years ago) Permalink

Liquid Swords
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Return to the 36 Chambers

quan voice (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:08 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh shit, yeah Different Class is an amazing record

quan voice (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:08 (three years ago) Permalink

Forgot the Wu follow-ups. Good call.

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:12 (three years ago) Permalink

urge overkill - exit the dragon

still love this.

mark e, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:17 (three years ago) Permalink

Soul Food
Dah Shinin'

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:38 (three years ago) Permalink

Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie

First album I ever bought. Bloody hell 20 years

paolo, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Good year for roots rock

Son Volt - Trace
Wilco - AM
Jayhawks - Tomorrow the Green Grass
Vulgar Boatmen - The Opposite Sex

kornrulez6969, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:07 (three years ago) Permalink

I used to make top ten lists and kept copies. Here's what I wrote in 1995:

Blue Aeroplanes, Rough Music
Throwing Muses, University
Sleeper, Smart
del Amitri, Twisted
Drywall, Work the Dumb Oracle
The The, Hanky Panky
Radiohead, The Bends
Ivy, Realistic
The Bats, Couchmaster
Sidi Bou Said, Bodies

Misc:
Robyn Hitchcock, You & Oblivion
Microdisney, Big Sleeping House
Laurie Anderson, The Ugly One With the Jewels
The Wonderstuff, Live In Manchester

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:07 (three years ago) Permalink

Scarce - Deadsexy
Spain - The Blue Moods Of

Master of Treacle, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:09 (three years ago) Permalink

Has your opinion changed since 1995?

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:17 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I should've qualified that list. I'd rather listen to those early Sleeper singles than the rerecorded version on the album. That Del Amitri album has it's moments but, meh. I don't ever need to listen to "The Bends" again, it's well played out for me. I listened to a track from Sidi Bou Said yesterday and can't understand my enthusiasm. Otherwise I still rate the rest very highly.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:20 (three years ago) Permalink

The Bats never ever get old for me I'm with you on that one.

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Of stuff already mentioned, I own:

Ropers - All The Time
Versus - Dead Leaves
Scott Walker - Tilt
Son Volt - Trace
Wilco - AM

And rate them all as well but probably didn't get them until after 1995. Of these I'd have to add "Tilt" to my all-time-1995 list.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:23 (three years ago) Permalink

Part of why I started this thread was because I was listening to Poole - Alaska Days again. Such a great record. So I just want to emphasize that one since it's one of the least talked about.

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:29 (three years ago) Permalink

Method Man - Tical
Redman - Dare Iz A Darkside
Scarface - The Diary
Hard 2 Obtain - Ism & Blues
Mouse On Mars ‎– Iaora Tahiti
Palace Music - Viva Last Blues
Felix da Housecat - Metropolis Present Day? Thee Album!

these are the last group of albums I bought on vinyl

xelab, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:29 (three years ago) Permalink

It's threads like these that make me want to go through my digital library and make sure the correct year is attached to each album. But, ugh, what a chore...

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:31 (three years ago) Permalink

Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante

how's life, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Not to mention Faith No More King For A Day...

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:35 (three years ago) Permalink

Too $hort - Cocktails

example (crüt), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:37 (three years ago) Permalink

great year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJaKr3qMaqc

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:58 (three years ago) Permalink

oh shit its 95 now

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:00 (three years ago) Permalink

i mean 2015

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:00 (three years ago) Permalink

20 years for this miscreant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX7n7bJJw10

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:07 (three years ago) Permalink

Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt

this thread is depressing

they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:19 (three years ago) Permalink

have there been any '20 years since Romo' pieces yet?

they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:20 (three years ago) Permalink

this thread is depressing

― they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref),

Next year is even worse, will be 20 years since the last Taylor Swift record

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:26 (three years ago) Permalink

I listened to a track from Sidi Bou Said yesterday and can't understand my enthusiasm.

I ripped all my CDs over the last year or so and make randomised playlists for commuting/listening at work etc and some songs from that album came up recently and I had the opposite reaction - haven't listened to that album in years but I thought it held up pretty well (or at least the songs I listened to, maybe I just got lucky)

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:26 (three years ago) Permalink

Its 20 years this year since the last socially conscious rappers walked the earth, nowadays they just take to twitter and drink fine wines

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Neil Young & Pearl Jam - Mirror Ball

kornrulez6969, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:35 (three years ago) Permalink

kornrulez I was thinking the same thing, that it seems like 1995 was the peak of the No Depression-era (which was the year the magazine launched as well). Certainly not the beginning of country rock, but I love how pop constantly recycles the canon.

campreverb, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:44 (three years ago) Permalink

Freakwater - Old Paint

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Cardiacs - Sing to God
Echolyn - As the World..
The Orb - Orbus Terrarum
P-Model - Fune
The Sea and Cake - The Biz
Susumu Hirasawa - Sim City
Ruins - Hyderomastigronigem
Daler Mehndi - Bolo Ta Ra Ra
Autechre - Tri Repeatae
Aphex Twin - I Care Because You Do...

LOTS OF GREAT STUFF THAT YEAR!

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:47 (three years ago) Permalink

two Momus albums - The Philosophy Of Momus and Slender Sherbet

they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:57 (three years ago) Permalink

My retrospective 1995 EOY ballot would likely be:

Basic Channel - BCD
Cocteau Twins - Otherness ep
Coil - orship the Glitch
Vanessa Daou - Zipless
Arnold Dreyblatt - Animal Magnetism
Elastica - Elastica
Elysium - Glysten
FSOL - ISDN
Hallucinogen - Twisted
Higher Intelligence Agency - Freefloater
Shelly Hirsch - O Little Town of East New York
Alan Lamb - Archival Recordings: Primal Image / Beauty
Lech Jankowski - Intitute Benjamenta
Mojave 3 - Ask Me Tomorrow
Mouse on Mars - Iaora Tahiti
Robert Rich & Lustmord - Stalker
Tricky - Maxinequaye
Scott Walker - Tilt
Woob - Emit4495

could at least have the decency to groove (Sanpaku), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:58 (three years ago) Permalink

Regarding Sidi Bou Said, Col. Poo said:
I ripped all my CDs over the last year or so and make randomised playlists for commuting/listening at work etc and some songs from that album came up recently and I had the opposite reaction - haven't listened to that album in years but I thought it held up pretty well (or at least the songs I listened to, maybe I just got lucky)

In 1995 I was deeply into Throwing Muses - it helped that I live in Boston and got to see Kristin with and without the band a number of times. Sidi Bou Said shared a similar sound and I went gaga for them at the time but haven't revisited them in yonks, I will rectify that shortly.

Regarding 1995 being the peak of No Depression, I'd argue 1998 was the peak when the Billy Bragg/Wilco collaboration came out - that's certainly what grabbed my attention and brought the scene significant notice.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:37 (three years ago) Permalink

Tomorrow the Green Grass, the Jayhawks
Trace, Son Volt
One Track Mind, Railroad Jerk
Faithless Street, Whiskeytown
Wreck Your Life, the Old 97's

Basically, 1995 was the year I discovered roots music.

Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:46 (three years ago) Permalink

The Infamous
Dah Shinin'
Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:49 (three years ago) Permalink

Belly - King
Roy Montgomery - Scenes from the South Island
ST37 - Glare
Gravitar - Gravitar
Polara - Polara
Boredoms - Super Roots 5
King Black Acid - Womb Star Sessions

all that glitters ain't cyber gold (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 12 January 2015 22:05 (three years ago) Permalink

Polara!

Source of Light is still one of my favorite pop songs.

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 22:07 (three years ago) Permalink

Spinanes - Arches & Aisles

Great disc, gotta give it a fresh spin.

that's not my post, Friday, 9 February 2018 07:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Jennifer Paige "Crush"
Britney Spears "Baby One More Time"
Aaliyah "Are You That Somebody"

Get ready to cash in on your thinkpieces.

billstevejim, Friday, 9 February 2018 07:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Will rep for Grant Lee Buffalo's entire output.

Used to listen to the album that had The Hook on it a lot but don't think I've heard any of the others.

groovypanda, Friday, 9 February 2018 11:01 (one week ago) Permalink

i remember Xmas of '98 and smoking decent weed for the first time and listening to Mezzanine - "inertia creeps" in particular

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Friday, 9 February 2018 11:42 (one week ago) Permalink

i was just listening to the mark hollis the other day and thinking that it's been 20 years since he's released anything

here's some of my favorite '98s (as always my tags could be wrong):

accordion tribe - s/t
all natural lemon and lime flavors - turning into small
balcony - 777
bob dylan - live 1966
elaine radigue - trilogie de la mort
g-da-man - "stack yo greens"
gastr del sol - camofleur
gorky's zygotic mynci - gorky 5
hiroki kikuta - soukaigi
kirinji - paperdriversmusic
koji kondo - ocarina of time
komeda - what makes it go?
mark hollis - s/t
oranger - circle gets the square
plush - more you becomes you
salt city orchestra - pagan thing
thinking plague - in extremis
tortoise - tnt
"v/a" - chill out vol. 2 - voyages into trance and ambient

what a strange year

i was listening to a lot of man or astroman? around this time but i don't know that they released anything in '98! was that the year of the clone tours?

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Friday, 9 February 2018 14:34 (one week ago) Permalink

While we're drifting away from the thread mandate: I remember being so impressed in the mid-80s by a file that we had for our Commodore 64 which played a fifteen-second, extremely low-quality snippet of 'Rock Me Amadeus'. Felt like I was living in a sci-fi novel.

― I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch)

in the early '90s i did the bbs thing and somebody actually took the time to record, of all things, the spin doctors' "two princes" into their computer as 8khz voc (a voc was like a wav, this was way before mp3s) and uploaded it to a bbs. it was 3 megabytes, which even at 14.4 (that was "high speed" back in those days) was ridiculously huge. my entire hard drive was only 20 megabytes.

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Friday, 9 February 2018 14:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Spinanes - Arches & Aisles

Great disc, gotta give it a fresh spin.

― that's not my post, Friday, February 9, 2018 1:27 AM (seven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Coincidentally, I'm currently giving it a fresh spin and can confirm that it is a great disc by a great band. I went to a Decemberists show once specifically because Rebecca Gates was opening for them (no one else seemed to care, sadly).

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Friday, 9 February 2018 14:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Jennifer Paige "Crush"
Britney Spears "Baby One More Time"
Aaliyah "Are You That Somebody"

Get ready to cash in on your thinkpieces.

― billstevejim

Ah when it comes to pop singles it was a great year too.

Wasn’t Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You relessed this year? I was obsessed with that one. Also that Jennifer Paige one was great.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 9 February 2018 14:56 (one week ago) Permalink

I hope #1 is Ocarina of Time or Something About Mary! Last season of Seinfeld is underrated as well.

Evan, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Music Sounds Better With You is grade-a nightmare fuel for me, even hearing its name gives me an unpleasant feeling. Too many bad nights out in 98 and 99.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 9 February 2018 19:31 (one week ago) Permalink

https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/the-50-best-albums-of-1998/

1. OutKast - Aquemini
2. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
3. Elliott Smith - XO
4. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
5. Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
6. Cat Power - Moon Pix
7. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
8. Air - Moon Safari
9. Boredoms - Super Ae
10. PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?
11. Belle and Sebastian - The Boy With the Arab Strap
12. Silver Jews - American Water
13. Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
14. Beck - Mutations
15. Pulp - This Is Hardcore
16. Gang Starr - Moment of Truth
17. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
18. Tortoise - TNT
19. Madonna - Ray of Light
20. Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
21. Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis
22. Autechre - LP5
23. Sparklehorse - Good Morning Spider
24. Fugazi - End Hits
25. Hole - Celebrity Skin
26. Big Pun - Capital Punishment
27. Mercury Rev - Deserter’s Songs
28. Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves
29. Royal Trux - Accelerator
30. Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come (A Chimerical Bombination in 12 Bursts)
31. Juvenile - 400 Degreez
32. Sunny Day Real Estate - How It Feels to Be Something On
33. DMX - It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot
34. Plastikman - Consumed
35. JAY-Z - Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
36. Spoon - A Series of Sneaks
37. Death Cab for Cutie - Something About Airplanes
38. Gastr Del Sol - Camoufleur
39. A Tribe Called Quest - The Love Movement
40. The Smashing Pumpkins - Adore
41. Jeff Buckley - Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk
42. Mouse on Mars - Glam
43. Maxwell - Embrya
44. Theo Parrish - First Floor
45. GAS - Königsforst
46. Blonde Redhead - In an Expression of the Inexpressible
47. Bright Eyes - Letting Off the Happiness
48. RZA - Bobby Digital in Stereo
49. Windy & Carl - Depths
50. Devin the Dude - The Dude

ArchCarrier, Monday, 12 February 2018 08:27 (six days ago) Permalink

konigsforst TOOOO LOW

nxd, Monday, 12 February 2018 10:22 (six days ago) Permalink

98 was the best year for rap, i dont think that tribe album would crack my top 30 rap albums for that year and that Bobby Digital album is horrible wtf.

fgti spinner (Spottie), Monday, 12 February 2018 16:19 (six days ago) Permalink

just for the helluvit, this would be a stab at my fav raps of 98

1. Rhythmalism
2. Aquemini
3. Mobstability
4. 400 Degreez
5. It's Dark and Hell Is Hot
6. Miseducation of LH
7. Moment of Truth
8. A S.W.A.T. Healin Ritual
9. Hard Knock Life 2
10. Capital Punishment
11. The Element of Surprise
12. Ghetto Fabulous
13. Still Standing
14. Retaliation, Revenge and Get Back
15. My Balls and My Word
16. Tical 2000
17. Devin The Dude
18. Lost
19. A Book Of Human Language
20. Stupid Doo Doo Dumb
21. Blackstar
22. My Homies
23. There's One in Every Family
24. Docs Da Name 2000
25. Big Tymers
26. Steal This Album
27. 40 Dayz & 40 Nights
28. Heavy Mental
29. Flesh of My Flesh (more of a 99 album?)
30. Look What You Did to Me
31. Sunz of Man
32. The Love Movement
33. Extinction Level Event
34. First Family For Life
35. 3rd Eye Vision
36. El Nino
37. The Pillage
38. Kuruption
39. NORE
40. The Shadiest One

fgti spinner (Spottie), Monday, 12 February 2018 20:14 (six days ago) Permalink

I need to get Rhythmalism.

o. nate, Monday, 12 February 2018 20:41 (six days ago) Permalink

good list, was a really good year. Gotta revisit that Quik album and check out the Witchdoctor

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 February 2018 20:50 (six days ago) Permalink

I’ve tried so hard to get that Lauryn Hill album and asides a couple of songs I find it a drag to listen to. Almost every song feels like it’s way longer than it should be there’s too many filler between songs and the chorus just get repeated over and over and over again until it’s madness.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 12 February 2018 20:52 (six days ago) Permalink

The Pitchfork list is surprisingly good, though the love for Lauryn Hill and Neutral Milk Hotel baffles me. Things which would be in my 50: Eels, St Etienne, G!YBE, Fatboy Slim, REM, John Martyn, Momus, Arab Strap and Deep Dish.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 12 February 2018 20:58 (six days ago) Permalink

xp agreed about the filler between songs. funnily enough, aquemini has the same problem, making it hard to safely add those amazing songs to playlists

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 February 2018 20:58 (six days ago) Permalink

I'm saddened by the lack of New Radicals love, that album holds up.

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 February 2018 20:59 (six days ago) Permalink

Yes, it does.

henry s, Monday, 12 February 2018 21:19 (six days ago) Permalink

it's got the music in it

how to diss a peer completely (unregistered), Monday, 12 February 2018 21:46 (six days ago) Permalink

most of these are marginal AF:

The Necks - Piano Bass Drums
Piano Magic - Bliss Out Vol. 13: A Trick of the Sea
Tom Zé - Fabrication Defect: Com defeito de fabricação
Alain Bashung - Fantaisie Militaire
Louis Philippe - Azure
Esthero - Breath From Another
Tarnation - Mirador
Cheri Knight - The Northeast Kingdom
Mark Lanegan - Scraps at Midnight

how to diss a peer completely (unregistered), Monday, 12 February 2018 21:54 (six days ago) Permalink

Ah yes the Neutral Milk Hotel love has always been baffling for me too but this is a pitchfork list. No way that one wouldn’t make it in the top 10 they were the publication hyping that album the most 20 years ago and gave it a 10 score which is very rare coming from them. If anything I’m surprised it’s not their #1 album.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 12 February 2018 22:40 (six days ago) Permalink

the neutral milk hotel album connected well with teenage angst in the same way as microphones - the glow pt 2. whether i have much use for it now...hard to say

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 22:54 (six days ago) Permalink

Music Sounds Better With You is grade-a nightmare fuel for me

Aw, nothing but warm memories for me. I heard it at Nordstrom last week, made my night!

geoffreyess, Monday, 12 February 2018 22:56 (six days ago) Permalink

Scrawl - Nature Film
Imperial Teen - What Is Not To Love

In 1998 I was a grumpy pre-teen who felt Spacehog and Possum Dixon had been slighted by year-end listmakers. Feeling much more benign this time around.

geoffreyess, Monday, 12 February 2018 23:06 (six days ago) Permalink

Interesting that the Pitchfork list has the same top 3 as Spin's '98 list. Some things never change.

geoffreyess, Monday, 12 February 2018 23:08 (six days ago) Permalink

Neutral Milk Hotel connected with me when a teenager, but it still does. The love for it isn't baffling, as Moka says, it's completely viable. No album like that one out there. I double dare you to find one that's like it, whether you dig it or not.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 12 February 2018 23:08 (six days ago) Permalink

I meant personally baffling as I have a strong dislike for it but obviously it’s a great and influential album for many people. I wont argue with thar... I just can’t connect with it at all...

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 12 February 2018 23:11 (six days ago) Permalink

Claro!

Without judging I am curious why you'd have a "strong dislike" for it though. Is it because of the music, or the myth?

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 12 February 2018 23:35 (six days ago) Permalink

actually think LBI is OTM

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 23:43 (six days ago) Permalink

It’s the music... I don’t like how it’s produced, but then again I do love some lo-fi productions, so I guess it’s Jeff’s voice which I find grating.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 12 February 2018 23:47 (six days ago) Permalink

And then again i like some similar sounding vocalists in indie... I don’t know what it is tbh... everytime I try to analyze why I don’t like it I end up giving up and quitting halfway through. Friends whoe music taste I respect have been hyping that album for 20 years and it does nothing for me. I do like the incorporation of horns in some songs though...

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 12 February 2018 23:51 (six days ago) Permalink

well you like what you like, all good

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 23:54 (six days ago) Permalink

Piano Magic - Bliss Out Vol. 13: A Trick of the Sea
Tarnation - Mirador

both albums by friends...hard to believe it's been 20 years.

akm, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:38 (five days ago) Permalink


I’ve tried so hard to get that Lauryn Hill album and asides a couple of songs I find it a drag to listen to. Almost every song feels like it’s way longer than it should be there’s too many filler between songs and the chorus just get repeated over and over and over again until it’s madness.

I remember being really underwhelmed with it at the time, but also thinking that it was something wrong with me, as everybody seemed to just gush endlessly over it.

Two decades later and I can hardly remember anything from it. Looking at the tracklisting would probably remind me of some of the choruses, but yeah: can't say I ever really "got" that album. It seemed very MOR to me at the time. Which was absolutely a turn off.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 01:09 (five days ago) Permalink

xp Stardust held my #1 favorite song of 1998 for a while. I played it to death and it would probably no longer place top 20.

Today #1 would be either "Erase/Rewind" or "Crush."

billstevejim, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:02 (five days ago) Permalink

1998...

Dirty Three - Ocean Songs
Pluramon - Render Bandits
Coil - Moon's Milk EPs
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
Aeolian String Ensemble - Lassithi/Elysium
Cat Power - Moon Pix
Ghost - Snuffbox Immanence
Donnas - S/T
Liz Phair - whitechocolatespaceegg

sleeve, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:20 (five days ago) Permalink

Sherburne with an interesting looking list:

https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/10-overlooked-electronic-albums-from-1998/

Concept - Concept 1:VR
Gescom - MiniDisc
Leila - Like Weather
Lithops - Uni Umit
Mannequin Lung - The Art of Travel
Michael Mayer - Neuhouse
Barbara Morgenstern - Vermona ET 6-1
1.8.7 - Quality Rolls
Bjørn Torske - Nedi Myra
Urban Tribe - The Collapse of Modern Culture

willem, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:56 (four days ago) Permalink

Boredoms - Super æ
Boredoms - Super Roots 7
Incantation - Diabolical Conquest
Jun Chikuma - Bomberman Hero
Gorguts - Obscura
Melt-Banana - Charlie
Squarepusher - Music Is Rotted One Note
Gas - Zauberberg
Ruins - Symphonica
Hive - Devious Methods
Gasp - Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo People
John Zorn - the Circle Maker

Looking at the list, seems like a weird, but good, year. A lot of this stuff strikes me as both totally '98, and somewhat fresh, but wonder if that has to do w/the 20-year cycle thing

Dominique, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 14:26 (four days ago) Permalink

Damn how could I forgot music is rotted - good call

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 14:33 (four days ago) Permalink

Urban Tribe - The Collapse of Modern Culture was a discovery of mine last year. love it.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:34 (four days ago) Permalink

Vrresto by Ruins as well, damn that's a fun one to revisit

frogbs, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:41 (four days ago) Permalink

Thought of a really good one:

Duster - Stratosphere

Evan, Friday, 16 February 2018 21:07 (two days ago) Permalink

Albums
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
The Music In My Head [among other comps including the B-52s' Time Capsule]
Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves
Billy Bragg and Wilco - Mermaid Avenue
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos
Outkast - Aquemini

Tracks
They Might Be Giants - "Doctor Worm"
Lyle Lovett - "Bears"
Jay-Z - "Can I Get A..."
Belle and Sebastian - "The Boy With the Arab Strap"
Dixie Chicks - "There's Your Trouble" and "Wide Open Spaces"

Moo Vaughn, Friday, 16 February 2018 23:34 (two days ago) Permalink

My favorite Swervedriver album, 99th Dream was released in 98

brimstead, Friday, 16 February 2018 23:56 (two days ago) Permalink

Urban Tribe - The Collapse of Modern Culture was a discovery of mine last year. love it.


Yeah this is a special album.

brimstead, Friday, 16 February 2018 23:56 (two days ago) Permalink

Oh shit Vontel- Vision of a Dream came out 20 years ago

President Keyes, Sunday, 18 February 2018 03:42 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink


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