Post your favorite album and others tell you why it's shit
words can't even begin to explain how useless that album is
Though this is a sexist bait post I will say I feel like Laurie's output overall is better than Lou's. Lou Reed had too many stinkers. Absolutely love Metal Machine Music though.
It's not irredeemably bad and I'd be lying if I said that I put it on once in a blue moon as a guilty pleasure, but it pales in comparison to most other emo, in almost every aspect
Need to check this out because it looks like something I would enjoy
A good measure of overly basic songwriting and doesn't really have much lasting appeal (at least for me)
Yeah it was sexist bait, but I honestly do think Lou, on his best day, was way better than anything I've heard from Laurie (which is admittedly less). Aside from From the Air and O Superman, Big Science is a little uneven, and I still think it's her best album. Meanwhile, Lou's given us VU&N, WL/WH, MMM, Transformer, Berlin, etc.
>huh, what was that, that was kind of cool
>this is amazing
this is shit
If you were over 14 when it came out, you probably find it really cringy that these old farts are still trying to make pop punk relevant, and now that it's their most famous album, you probably feel pretty bitter that stuff like Dookie and Kerplunk get overshadowed by this dreck.
really generic "hurr durr fuck the govt" pop punk that can only be enjoyed by 13 year olds
only liked by people who want to sound smart
>only liked by people who want to sound smart
what does this have to do with the music
why do you think intelligence is required to listen to steve reich in the first place
you're a retard please drop trip
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Paper Mache Dream Balloon
>Inb4 "It's ska"
Longer then it has to be, but maybe I need to give another listen
It feels like they didn't know how to progress from feels, so the hit shit and yelled to be more experimental
>Doesn't have a wiki page
>This is a reason to dismiss it
I guess it's time to end all the bandcamp and soundcloud threads then. Pack it up, throw it away. /mu/ is now strictly for Billboard chart-toppers popular enough for their own wiki pages.
Favorite One Direction Album?
>Not liking Miley Cyrus
Wot & pleb, m89
>Actually listening to alternative rock
What are you, some kind of basement dwelling pervert? Why aren't you normal?
that wasnt my point
what i was trying to say is that people think that saying that they listen to classical will make them sound smarter, so they listen/pretend to listen to entry-level classical (like steve reich) in order to achieve this effect
>Longer then it has to be, but maybe I need to give another listen
That's fair, I've heard it a lot. Any particular songs you remembering liking/disliking? Don't see it discussed here so I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts.
well that's obvious but your point is worthless anyway because it has nothing to do with the music, as if you're some authority because you point out something so obvious and frankly pretentious on your part.
no one cares about anything
i'm speaking generally, not in the context of steve reich and minimalism in general. nobody thinks they're smart/intelligent because they listen to minimalism; you were obviously influenced to believe this, most likely by /mu/ logic getting shoved down your throat.
Bland house trash
It's like Keasbey Nights without the energy and spirit
Fucking tame, and how can your favorite album be so new?
Haven't heard it in a while, Donald Pleasance and Fire Engine on are my favorites I'd say. I like the idea of the percussion-less ambiance of Happiness is on the outside, but once again I think it's a bit too long. I like the drum simplicity of the drums and the way they sound and the soft mixed in bass. What are your favourite elements of the album?
To me it has the same energy, plus better song writing and musicianship. It's like felt it needed to be perfect because it was going to be the only thing they were releasing as Streetlight. Keasbey is second to this in Tom's discog for me tho
i guess you're right, but what i was imagining is some douche who listened to music for 18 musicians the night before to brag to some girl about all of the classical music he listens to, hoping that it'll make him look smart to her
Honestly I reckon the main reason it's my favourite is that I connected to it at a time when I was pretty down - right thing at the right place at the right time, that kinda thing.
I've always liked the drums too but never been able to articulate exactly why - my favourite is when the way they come in on the final track.
Donald Pleasance is great. Losing Carolina and How the Plains Left Me Flat (the one mentioned above) are probably my favourite songs. The lines "The boy in the photo on the seat of the car/ That's me/ At least it was me" on Happy 13 are so beautifully rendered against that watery backdrop, I love it. There's loads I like about it - I find it endlessly interesting and therapeutic which is why I don't listen to it too often.
There's a fuckton of songs that sound the same the whole way through and go on for way longer than needed (One More Time, Voyager, High Life, Something About Us, Too Long sure as shit lives up to its name) and any time vocals show up they're almost universally shit outside of Face to Face.
It's randomness gets really annoying after a while.
Still good, but would be better if it was shortened by about 20-25 minutes. I think Illmatic is better in literally every way except commerical appeal.
I'll keep all that in mind next time I listen to it
>but its a really basic album to have as your favorite.
The reason why I'd say it's my favorite is because I find nothing wrong with the album. Ever track is a classic for something "basic" .
But I'd say pic related is a close one
A lot of you guys are really awful at criticism, just make something up. A lot of these albums are considered classics and could sctand to be brought down a notch. I thought that was the point of this thread
>I think Illmatic is better in literally every way except commerical appeal.
Biggie is a much better story teller emotionally than nas is. Illmatic tells you how it is in the streets, but you don't actually understand much about Nas. Big gives you both and his flow is much better
That's actually a fair point, and that's my favourite song on Ready to Die along with Suicidal Thoughts. I feel like Ilmatic isn't saturated with emotion, it's just Nas telling it how it is. There's still some really strong emotional storytelling on Illmatic though, it's just more subtle and nowhere near as explicit. Like the twist in One Love where you find out Shorty (who supposedly wears bullet-proof vests to avoid getting shot) is only 12 years old. That's pretty masterful in my opinion.
This is one of my favorites not sure what my exact favorite album is.
Because every song is fucking amazing. And how it begins heavy and becomes softer in the end.
this album is perfect
some filler tracks should probably be combined. idk i think all rap tracks should have verses
this album is flawless
its not discovery
not much of a difference between this and that god fucking awful TWIABP spoken word album
>doritos cheetos or fritos XD
just as bad as saying "my cat is fat like a rat"
it's not Bleach
a culmination of so many things.
I may prefer a lot harder Unwound at times, but this album's consistency is undeniable and consuming. Hard for me to find a weakness, besides some production things that are excusable
So fucking good.
Don't really have anything bad to say about these either.
Prefer their s/t, still great.
Cheesy pop punk with some emo elements that don't quite redeem the album. Not terrible though, I like some of the songs.
not their best but okay-teir
this is my favorite microphones album
this is pretty great
its emphasis on lyrics, which aren't that good
Such an underrated album compared to outcast's later work. It might not be on the same scale or depth of the others but this 8s one of the only albums I can listen to every song on their and enjoy it no matter my mood or age
I love these albums and will never say anything negative about them.
>dude trap influences lol
this is his worst album. Mike Eagle does a similar schtick but better. He's the worst member of the "big four" from Hellfyre club. No Busdriver features.
This sounds like more of a freshman project than his actual freshman work.
Kenny Seagal isn't as good as milo's other producers
Why is everyone saying it's an anti government album when it's an album about a teenager, and since it's a concept album, two songs refer to politics, from the perspective of a teenager.
You don't have to like it but fucking hell at least try with your critique
While it isn't inherently bad, it did mark the beginning of the end for Devo.
Has at least to songs that are bland chart-bait.
Anyway, here's my favourite
Thought the Loser single was better but this is one of my favorite LPs
smoke again is such a garbage track that it honestly brings the quality of the album down a few notches
and action bronson is the only redeemable part of Na Na
I never listened to it so it can't be that good. If it were good, I probably would've checked it out by now.
where the fuck do I even start?
>annoying vocals and complete waste of Fiona's range
>overly simplistic production and instrumentation on 9/10 tracks
>overly wordy and cringeworthy lyricism on half of this
>poppier songs end up sounding like Regina Spektor or Natasha Bedingfield
>she has two and maybe three better albums
>only acclaimed thanks to pitchfork hype machine
this album is a complete joke, Chance is a terrible rapper with a great voic e and the production on half of these trac ks is abysmal. guest rappers are all shit except for Twista. Nana is fucking awful. Smoke Again is fucking awful.
It's got some notable duds, namely Got and Habitat
filled with Southern cliches of the time, extremely boring compared to their other work
>25% of the album is filler
>25% of the album is Ma$e-tier garbage late 90s pop rap
>Diddy fucking sucks
>production is spotty
>ultimately completely underwhelming compared to his potential and skill
Cemetary Gates, Boy With Thorn & Vicar
I don't know Cemetary Gates is kinda sunshine pop feel good but the other 2 don't really have an interesting idea or unique concept (in scope of the album) to it like the other tracks imo.
A tie between that and this actually
This is what I've been jamming to as of late.
Slightly too overprocessed at times, and sometimes sounds too much like a Samsung ringtone. Good album, but I agree with this guy (>>61874167)'s comment
This is good but at the end of the day generic indie rock with some mediocre tracks throughout, overrated due to nostalgia
Wouldn't mind a download link to this
Murphy extends every idea he has as much as he can, and it doesn't work when the ideas aren't very good, it works when it's something like All My Friends or Someone Great
Never listened to this but I know the person who played the drums for this record
Don't think this even stands out in the Fiona Apple discography
They get too weird and drag out the weirdness at times, which is cool but they're not the best at being weird or at dragging out things
Really doesn't add much to first wave post rock along the lines of Bark Psychosis
It's an all time great album, but Nosferatu Man doesn't fit and isn't very good in the first place. I have no problems with For Dinner...., on the other hand.
Also really really good, honestly the best word I'd use to describe this is "overly coherent" though. The ideas are practically arranged according to their proximity, when sometimes jumping from one genre influence to another could be better than the constant gradual changes.
Second half isn't good enough
Never got the appeal of this album, and I love every other album people recommend to people that like this
Machine Gun is an awful awful track, also not the best in the Portishead discography
Why Go is awful
Almost all tracks are overly processed, Very Ape and All Apologies are the worst offenders. Really good album, but I always felt that it needed more work, never knew what the fuck was Albini thinking considering the sound of his own albums would make this record perfect.
Second half isn't very good
Nothing really stands out apart from the end of Medicine Bottle (incredible track), but very consistent and a very good album
Not in the top 5 of the Kraftwerk discog, and Kraftwerk's sound is too limited due to the music technology of the era. I admire the innovation, but it didn't stand the test of time that well.
I just can't stand the vocals on this one
Only listenable in very specific moods and moments
Whale&Wasp and Swing on This are horrible tracks
Too redundant at times
Top 3 hip hop album for me, just needs better production at times to push it over the edge. I have very similar feelings towards this and Illmatic.
I don't take the rest of the albums in this thread seriously
Just wanna say I've never heard anyone say machine gun is a bad track, and I seriously think you should reconsider. 3rd has flaws but imo machine gun isn't one of them.
As for your favorite album (which is also my favorite album btw) there are a few songs that sound similar, and the 2nd and 4th track are the worst offenders. I'd be giving names but on mobile and shit.
too harsh on the rolling stones, but definitely not shit
generic emo that sounds way too close to pop punk at many times (aside from the intro)
I love this but sometimes it's a drag to listen to all the way through
feels emotionally manipulative, like it's trying to squeeze emotional reactions out of the listener as hard as possible
first half isn't good, nor is the last track
Not really my favorite but it's up there. I'm interested in hearing why you don't like it.
Trying to hard with being edgy breakcore.
(Honestly I haven't listened it in a while, so I might be way off)
Just a reminder about my favourite album: every bad thing you can come up with, is actually a good thing.
This however is fantastic
all the same repetetive, over and over repeating, always the same patterns. poor vocal range and dramaturgy. Only received recognition because rich hipsters needed a 'new' sound which in truth was old and actually bad. Gets on my nerves hearing this faggot's indifferent, listless, passionless crawing.
half the "tracks" on that album are skits
good songs on there but a generous amount of filler songs
literally perfect, nothing bad can be said about this
this just might be the worst recording I have ever heard in my entire life
litterally no other faggot there as overrated besides David Bowie. People these days were all on unpure drugs and followed their hoard of stoned friends like sheep who were secretly led into financial oblivion on purpose. Get milked like a cow for the rest of your life faggot and never realize what you actually listened to.
faggots were pathetically privileged to get the new synthis from the companies first because of mere injustice. The 'new' sound was not their genuine invention. through many backdoors this was the most corporate electronic album and managed to fool everybody around it. also, volume on cd is too low.
>this thread is so much fun
Come on people, give me your worst!
soulless and overly poppy, anco's worst
you're either a nostalgiafag or a 12 year old with blue hair who "hates the system" and has been a vegan for a couple weeks
love some of the songs off this album but it's like 70% filler or shit material
haha crazy 90's beats daft punk like invented house na'am saying
uh, bad production? I like this album a lot
long and boring
>music is my liiiiiife omg
could do better without Dumb, Heart-Shaped Box and All Apologies. awesome grunge mixed with generic pop punk bullshit
varying mood on every song. can't really listen to it in its entirety, it feels like every song doesn't fit in the album
massive load of shit, honestly
wwweeLLL YOU GOT TO FEEEL III INNN YOUUUUUURRRRR BOOONNNNEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSah
omg I hate so much as this thing is a shameless recycling abusing muddy effects. If it wasn't for the music instrument effectboard manufacturers having to compete with cheap korean stuff shit wouldn't even be there as they had to throw their rubbish at people to maintain their cuttthroat competition, which of course never can lead to great art! sounds like mew-she spider, or some crappy sludge-core from years ago. They didn't use even one, even slightly unconventional or listener-demanding chord change, melody or voice modulation. When you grow up in music you will see how dissappoiting these kids are. Also, need a credit card to buy WTF? When I was a kid I had no parents shoving one up my ass! Listening to this, I glad I didn't faggot
Over generic punk
half of the songs are really good but i cant stand the other half
I can only guess youre joking anon, nice bait tho
I have nothing to say, this album is great