Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by phaynes12, Nov 15, 2021.
Damn, @George. Good look. Mustt Mustt is incredible. What a voice.
I'll post it again in '96, or y'all can just go find it and listen to it on your own, but I KNEW I recognized that name somewhere. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan did a version of Pearl Jam's "The Long Road" with Eddie Vedder for the Dead Man Walking soundtrack.
And it is absolutely entrancingly wonderful.
Really glad you liked it! He’s a force of nature, absolutely remarkable.
Seriously what a skyscraping voice. And that first song is honest-to-god funky. I was hardcore head-bobbing in the car.
1) Pixies - Bossanova
One of the most criminally underrated albums of all time. It's so weird and cool and yes it sacrifices most of what made Surfer Rosa great and the songs aren't quite as good as Doolittle, but it's absolutely essential in my book. A much, much better record than Trompe Le Monde which I feel wrongly gets more cred as the better non-peak Pixies album.
2) Paul Simon - The Rhythm of the Saints
This was off my radar almost entirely until seeing Paul on his farewell tour. I get it lives in the shadow of Graceland, but outside the lack of hits I don't really see it as a lesser record. The musicianship is amazing and Paul is Paul. One of his great albums.
3) The Breeders - Pod
I'm a Pixies stan and I can't help it. Pod is maybe a lot cooler than it is good, but in a down year for me it makes the cut on that.
I need to listen to Ride and The La's records in full, the obvious hits might be my #1 and #2 songs from this year. Excited for '91, where things start to really pick up for my tastes and maybe the two most influential records of the last 30 years go head to head.
1. Depeche Mode - Violator
2. Sonic Youth - Goo
3. Helmet - Strap It On
4. Fugazi - Repeater
5. The Sundays - Reading, Writing, & Arithmetic
6. Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
7. Pixies - Bossanova
8. Ride - Nowhere
9. Teenage Fanclub - A Catholic Education
10. Trash Can Sinatras - Cake
The Afghan Whigs - Up In It
Alice In Chains - Facelift
Bad Religion - Against The Grain
Bob Mould - Black Sheets Of Rain
INXS - X
The La's - The La's
Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mining
Morrissey - Bona Drag
Mother Love Bone - Apple
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
Soundgarden - Screaming Life/Fopp
Superchunk - Superchunk
They Might Be Giants - Flood
Toad The Wet Sprocket - Pale
Traveling Wilburys - The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3
A Tribe Called Quest - Peoples Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
The Breeders - Pod
Bruce Hornsby & The Range - Night on the Town
The Charlatans - Some Friendly
The Church - Gold Afternoon Fix
Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
Galaxie 500 - This Is Our Music
The Goo Goo Dolls - Hold Me Up
Guided By Voices - Same Place The Fly Got Smashed
Happy Mondays - Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches
Living Colour - Times Up
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mustt Mustt
Quicksand - Quicksand EP
Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss
Social Distortion - Social Distortion
Suicidal Tendencies - Lights...Camera...Revolution
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression
Yo La Tengo - Fakebook
Hold Me Up is them JUST starting to find their sound, but I'll be damned if "Two Days in February" isn't one of their best songs.
Yes! I was pleasantly surprised by the record, is was my first time all the way through it. LOVED their cover of Plimsouls' "A Million Miles Away" too!
I also am charmed in spite of myself at that stupid Prince cover with their lounge singer friend from Buffalo. The whole thing has this charm of a band who has no idea they’re on the verge of being great.
i’ll announce the winner for ‘90 tomorrow night but my grandpa passed away this morning and i will be flying to chicago on monday, and then with thanksgiving midweek, if y’all don’t mind i think we’ll push ‘91 to the week after thanksgiving
@phaynes12 terrible news, so sorry to hear bud. Of course take time with your family, definitely skip next week. Sending love to your and your fam
❤️❤️❤️ sorry to hear
Absolutely take the time. 1991 will still be there in a week.
Very sorry to hear that! Take the time you need, all this sort of stuff is very unimportant in the grand scheme of things.
That sucks man, my condolences.
Also more time for people to listen to War Master and Death Certificate.
Really sorry to hear as well, hope it can be a celebration of his life and quality time with family given the circumstances.
depeche mode's violator pulls an upset with 13 points. sonic youth's goo has 12 and ride's nowhere has 8.
A bit surprised, and I know the vote count was kinda low, but very happy that Violator got the win here. I know that likely because of the ubiquity of "Personal Jesus" and "Enjoy the Silence" that this album can get overlooked, but it really is an accomplishment, and in my opinion a high point for this band, which usually doesn't happen 7 albums/10+ years into their career.
Particularly also the production work from Flood is just phenomenal. It straddles the sweet spot between synth-pop and alternative rock, and I think still sounds as fresh now as it did in 1990.
fewer people voting but we got more albums voted for this week than most weeks
1. Paul Simon - Rhythm Of The Saints
2. The La’s - The La’s
3. Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas
Rhythm Of The Saints is 100% as good as Graceland
Kinda weird, transitional year
shout out Veloria
At least it gave us this masterpiece
I never heard it until a few years back but I was very impressed as well, especially The Obvious Child
These days I listen to Rhythm way more than Graceland. Obvious Child obviously, I’m also a huge huge fan of Can’t Run But, Born At The Right Time, The Coast, Spirit Voices. A few years ago Spirit Voices was my Spotify most played song of the year
I saw him do Graceland and selections from Rhythm in Brooklyn in 2007, it was amazing. Ladysmith Black Mambazo played and David Byrne sang a few of the Graceland songs.
Late but sorry about your grandpa dude, hope your family has as good as possible holiday considering