Best Album on OUR Favourite Albums of......1997 PART ONE

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'96-'97

The World According To.... (Michael B), Friday, 16 August 2019 16:00 (seven months ago) link

next question is obviously WHY????????

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 16 August 2019 17:49 (seven months ago) link

I think Pulp Fiction had something to do with it...

Stub yr toe on the yacht rock (morrisp), Friday, 16 August 2019 17:55 (seven months ago) link

Ah yes, the bowling shirt aesthetic of the late 90s

The World According To.... (Michael B), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:04 (seven months ago) link

the what?

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:10 (seven months ago) link

Spin End Of Year Lists 1997

1. Cornershop - When I Was Born For The 7th Time
2. Radiohead - OK Computer
3. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
4. Björk - Homogenic
5. Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind
6. Portishead - Portishead
7. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
8. Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
9. Missy "Misdemeanour" Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
10. The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
11. Pavement - Brighten The Corners
12. Erykah Badu - Baduizm
13. Roni Size/Reprazent - New Forms
14. Various Artists - Return Of The D.J. Vol.II
15. Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope
16. Daft Punk - Homework
17. Geraldine Fibbers - Butch
18. Belle And Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
19. Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
20. Prodigy - The Fat Of The Land

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:12 (seven months ago) link

wait how did you get through the late 90s and not notice/deal with the bowling shirt aesthetic, it was literally everywhere

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:14 (seven months ago) link

hah, I remember liking i think their 1st single but everything else was rotten, especially that song that The Sun used in adverts. The singer was a real mouthy twat that you can find in most Scottish pubs.

Wasn't he the guy from Ride?

the cretin hits the cast (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:14 (seven months ago) link

My eye went right to this:

Readers' Picks Albums

1. U2 - Achtung Baby
2. Pearl Jam - Ten
3. R.E.M. - Achtung Baby

Stub yr toe on the yacht rock (morrisp), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:15 (seven months ago) link

my favorite R.E.M. album

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:15 (seven months ago) link

Guitarist was from Ride, not the singer

xp

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:16 (seven months ago) link

thanks to mods for deleting my post.

Made sure I paste it correctly thistime!

Rolling Stone 1997 Critics

Albums

1. Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind
2. Radiohead - OK Computer
3. Pavement - Brighten The Corners
4. Cornershop - When I Was Born For The 7th Time
5. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
6. Missy Misdemeanor Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
7. The Verve - Urban Hymns
8. Björk - Homogenic
9. The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
10. Beth Orton - Trailer Park

Singles

1. The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
2. Hanson - Mmmbop
3. The Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats
4. Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
5. Missy Misdemeanor Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)

Readers' Picks Albums

1. Oasis - Be Here Now
2. Radiohead - OK Computer
3. Prodigy - The Fat Of The Land

Singles

1. Fiona Apple - Criminal
2. Blur - Song 2
3. Radiohead - Paranoid Android

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:46 (seven months ago) link

Surprised at the readers albums picks

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:47 (seven months ago) link

10. Beth Orton - Trailer Park

I forgot about this one. I used to dug it at the time

The World According To.... (Michael B), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:53 (seven months ago) link

I used to like that Bentley Rhythm Ace album but fairly sure I've not listened to it once in the last 21 years. (see also Propellerheads)

groovypanda, Friday, 16 August 2019 20:21 (seven months ago) link

I didn't like big beat much

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 16 August 2019 21:37 (seven months ago) link

write in for young team.

imagine no even including this seminal scottish album recorded in fucking hamilton ffs

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Friday, 16 August 2019 21:42 (seven months ago) link

young team is in the other poll

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 16 August 2019 21:46 (seven months ago) link

I'll still stand by that Bentley Rhythm Ace album, its good fun. Their FSUK mix from '98 is brilliant too.

The World According To.... (Michael B), Friday, 16 August 2019 21:52 (seven months ago) link

oof, am a dafty.

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Friday, 16 August 2019 21:55 (seven months ago) link

:)

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 17 August 2019 13:36 (seven months ago) link

you are from Bothwell tbf ;)

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 17 August 2019 13:36 (seven months ago) link

Gonna mention it here as I'm playing the fuck out to it today and it's from 1997...the Oblivians album Play Nine Songs With Mr Quintron. A little ripper. Hellfire and booze, gospel and guitars, sounding like it was recorded on a bootleg in 1958 if they'd discovered punk by then

― imago, Friday, August 16, 2019 11:13 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Hell yeah, would definitely be my vote if it was on the list.

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Saturday, 17 August 2019 15:44 (seven months ago) link

never heard of it

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Monday, 19 August 2019 17:30 (seven months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:01 (seven months ago) link

Did anyone check out albums they hadn't heard?

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 13:07 (seven months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:01 (seven months ago) link

least amount of votes in these polls by far

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:02 (seven months ago) link

A lesser known electronic music cd I really like from '97 is "Contra La Puerta" by Phylr.

earlnash, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:21 (seven months ago) link

Not surprised Red Apple Falls only got one vote. I can’t stand how the drummer speeds up on “Inspirational.”

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 02:17 (seven months ago) link

not too surprised built to spill got so many votes, though i never quite found what i wanted to in that record. some of the songs are really great, 'randy described eternity', and 'velvet waltz' stand up well... but it's way long, cluttered, poorly engineered (maybe since that was the third time around they recorded it), just spirals into meandering and lethargic guitar at times. keep it like a secret was way more cohesive.

meaulnes, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 03:44 (seven months ago) link

It felt like kind of a bummer that they followed up There’s Nothing Wrong With Love with such a turgid, ponderous album (and I listened to it a good deal). It’s like they could have gone a few different ways as a band, and they chose the worst one. I guess the obvious joke is that the record teased at the end of Nothing Wrong... would have been preferable...

There are other LPs on these 1997 polls that effectively killed my interest in the respective artists (such as Homogenic and I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One). These aren’t even bad albums, but they had the effect of: “ok, I’m done.”

Stub yr toe on the yacht rock (morrisp), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 04:50 (seven months ago) link

Yeah I liked Perfect From Now On at the time, but it sounds more disappointing in hindsight, especially after Keep It Like A Secret came out, which became the one I always reach for.

I've only just finally gotten around to digging into Bardo Pond this year & been liking it but havent got around to Lapsed yet. Lots of stuff I havent heard in this one actually. Didnt get a chance to vote but probably would have gone w/Lambchop.

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 13:14 (seven months ago) link

I would have probably voted for it if I'd voted. The BtS album I've listened to most. 1997 was largely when I tuned out, though; never listened to most of these.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 14:06 (seven months ago) link

perfect from now on is the best BTS

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 14:44 (seven months ago) link

Possibly the best BTS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmE9f-TEutc

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 18:35 (seven months ago) link

that video has 488 million views what in the world

frogbs, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 18:40 (seven months ago) link


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