Records that people rave about that are actually shit

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

  1. ouchmonkey

    ouchmonkey Singe Gainsbourg


    no. just no. FUCK OFF. dreadful, dreadful shite.
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  2. ouchmonkey

    ouchmonkey Singe Gainsbourg

    just saw that.
    fucking morons
    away with your ideas just tell me to buy pet sounds again!
    killer b likes this.
  3. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    There don't seem to be many reviews of her material that I can find. Can you recommend a good couple of tracks to try out?
  4. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    I like Pyramids

    and this with The Knife from a few years ago

  5. Silva

    Silva This went well.

    Speaking of The Knife, their latest album has been on countless end of the year lists. I find it nearly unlistenable

    Over on the U2 thread I remembered some people rave about their first albums, except when compared to other contemporary post-punk bands (Joy Division, Chameleons, The Sound, Foxx era Ultravox) they're still incredibly average and bland.

    And on newer post-punk, I really don't get what the deal is with Savages. Although I've heard they're a really good live band, the album bored me, yet it also made into a lot of end of the year lists.
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  6. ouchmonkey

    ouchmonkey Singe Gainsbourg

    well, quite. and with some of the stuff they chose to include on it, it might seem that was partly the point. It's a great record though.
  7. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    It's just a Penguin with shitty packaging
  8. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    There's still some nice stories on there though. Oh man, maybe you've got a point but it seems cruel to stick it to Liquid Swords in any way at all.
  9. Idris2002

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

    It's innocent without being naive.
  10. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Destroy the Heart :thumbs:
  11. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Hmm, bought this the other week (for about £2) but that track isn't on it.
  12. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    I'm pretty sure it's on the cassette copy from 1989 that I've got

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  13. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    That's a very nice way of describing things, I'll go back
  14. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree I care not for the wealth of Gyges


    Harrison wrote some good stuff for the Beatles (Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps etc) but the only good stuff on this was plagiarised (My Sweet Lord).

    And If Not For You. Which he didn't write.

    It's worth remembering that it was a triple album, with a whole third album called Apple Jam.

    Amazing people played on it and it was produced by Phil Spector, but nothing saves it from being a serious case of the emperor's new clothes. A massive ego trip for someone freed from the constraints of needing to convince anybody whatsoever that something was any good. I think of it as partly all the things he wrote that weren't allowed on Beatles albums.

    Side one

    "I'd Have You Anytime" (Harrison, Bob Dylan) – 2:56
    "My Sweet Lord" – 4:38
    "Wah-Wah" – 5:35
    "Isn't It a Pity (Version One)" – 7:10

    Side two
    "What Is Life" – 4:22
    "If Not for You" (Dylan) – 3:29
    "Behind That Locked Door" – 3:05
    "Let It Down" – 4:57
    "Run of the Mill" – 2:49

    Side three
    "Beware of Darkness" – 3:48
    "Apple Scruffs" – 3:04
    "Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)" – 3:48
    "Awaiting on You All" – 2:45
    "All Things Must Pass" – 3:44

    Side four
    "I Dig Love" – 4:55
    "Art of Dying" – 3:37
    "Isn't It a Pity (Version Two)" – 4:45
    "Hear Me Lord" – 5:46

    Side five (Apple Jam)
    "Out of the Blue" – 11:14
    "It's Johnny's Birthday" (Bill Martin, Phil Coulter, Harrison) – 0:49
    "Plug Me In" – 3:18

    Side six (Apple Jam)
    "I Remember Jeep" – 8:07
    "Thanks for the Pepperoni" – 5:31

    A forgotten legacy!

    ETA Strictly speaking this is an album that people raved about. Not rave.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2018
  15. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    Dea ouchmonkey you are on the list.
    "definitive" "powerhouse album" "masterpiece" "consistently good" Not my words but of independent reviews.
    Not wishing to discard Black Dog or Stairway for one minute....

  16. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    A dirge. It's miserable. It's wrong...

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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    The creation one or the Fontana one. Both had the same name and initial amazing reviews.
    I hated the second one. The first one, though disappointing at the time grew on me. Should have chucked a couple of songs and had the hill and destroy the heart on instead.
  18. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    I like both. They are playing the Roundhouse in November and I am taking my daughters (11 & 13). Thought it would be a gentle intro to 1990s indie.
  19. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Came on thread to post just this. It’s not *bad*, and God Only Knows is wonderful, but my god the hype.
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  20. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    i never heard in Dark Side Of The Moon what everyone else seemed to hear. not shit, but thin gruel.
    Kaka Tim, Knotted and Dr. Furface like this.
  21. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    First I see Zep 4 here, Now dark side :facepalm:
    One of the best selling albums, on both sides of the pond, ever. Ground breaking for its day. I still listen to it, though on this morning's walk I listened to wish you were here and animals.

    "the lunatics are in this thread..."
  22. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Celine Dion is a bestselling artist too.
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  23. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    I went out with a girl who fancied the pants of accounting for taste.
  24. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

    Coldplays debut album
  25. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    why are people posting coldplay? everyone hates them.
    Reno, stavros, Knotted and 1 other person like this.
  26. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Everything song ever in the history of songs ever that involve screaming into a microphone whilst long-haired fans spit on each other and play air guitar. I think it's called heavy metal, and it's fucking shit.
  27. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Nah, fucking loads of people rate them, as you well know.
    :rolleyes: grow up
  28. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Sorry for posting a perfectly reasonable reply to a thread about shit music.
  29. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    You come across as someone who has heard one or two metal songs you didn't like and now you think it's all like that.
  30. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I'm pushing 50 years old. I've heard lots of it. Far too much, in fact.

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