Records that people rave about that are actually shit

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by ska invita, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    had to be done...

    the last album i bought on the strength of a 5 star review was house of love - house of love, end of the 80s. the rock press had gone into seisures over that record and what with no internet there was no way to check before buying. really shit record. i think there was one track that was alright, but the rest.... never trusted a music review since
  2. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Anything by Prince. And fucking Bork. And Radiohead.
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  3. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    I bought Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant on a whim in a record shop - old school.

    Guardian album of the year or summat. It's not for me.
  4. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    Most records people rave about these days are shit - 3 or 4 good tracks if you're lucky and a load of filler.
  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    anything by oasis

    or nirvana
  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    guardian shit thread >>> that way
  7. billy_bob

    billy_bob contents may have settled during transit

    I thought Let England Shake was cack.
  8. Idris2002

    Idris2002 That day at the compound - that was YOU?!

    A relative of mine is his manager, so I looked him on youtube, and . . . it's alright for what it is, but nothing to make rush out and buy his discs.
  9. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    ooh ive got one - Jay Z. its an upside down world thats put him at the top of the rap tree. so monotone
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  10. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Whatever it is, I'm against it

    Shellac - 1000 hurts. You can tell this is an album made by a producer, lots of interesting noises but not a tune in sight. Puts me in mind of a tin bucket full of light bulbs falling down an infinitely long flight of stairs while a bloke who really doesn't want to be there, or anywhere else by the sounds of it, talks about nothing in particular. Music for people who have no use for music besides annoying their mum and dad.
  11. ouchmonkey

    ouchmonkey Singe Gainsbourg

    you'll love the new one then Frank - definitely guilty of some of that stuff where 1000hurts really wasn't :D
  12. ouchmonkey

    ouchmonkey Singe Gainsbourg

  13. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    'Italian cosmic disco' almost all of it is shite.
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  14. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    every england song since back home
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  15. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Burial - Burial
  16. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Whatever it is, I'm against it

    Never made it through a whole Burial track. And this stuff is supposedly the pinnacle of the genre.

    I guess the highest turd on a pile of turds is still a turd.
  17. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    thats harsh but I think Burial is his own subgenre
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  18. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Whatever it is, I'm against it

    Call it what you like, it's still shit.
  19. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    Astral Weeks

    danny la rouge and Idaho like this.
  20. Dr_Herbz

    Dr_Herbz Devil's Advocate Banned

    World's largest ball of string... meh.
  21. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Trout Mask Replica

    Utter balls :(
  22. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i love a bit of beefheart but i couldnt listen to that album through... hit and miss for me
  23. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    I normally slag off neutral milk hotel when this thread comes up, but it turns out there's at least a couple of good songs on that aeroplane over the sea album. I'd say Screamadelica, but it's a bit obvious.

    trout mask replica is great though. fucking idiots.
  24. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Daft Punk - Random Access Memories.

    Load of overhyped meh.
    mojo pixy, BassJunkie, Silva and 3 others like this.
  25. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    too much (for me) to go start to finish
  26. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    too much what?
  27. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    like hard work

    theres tracks i like on all the albums, and some albums i can let play more than others, but thats a particularly tricky one as i remember it
  28. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    it's a bit discordant and busy, but I don't think it's hard work as such.
  29. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    any of them wank tape packs full of hours of shitty d&b.
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  30. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    you are toughened to these thing tbf kb ;)
    dont quote me on this but IIRC its probably that most inaccessible of all their albums

    tbh ive never really listened to tape packs from raves - its never the same - plus rave mcs work in the setting but not so much on tape - best sets were from the radio or studio i reckon

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