They should have released less...

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Re: They should have released less...

Post by squirrelboutique » Wed Sep 17, 2008 00:15

And pretty much unrelated to my last post, but James is another band for this thread.

And thinking only along the lines of things I listened to in the 90s and earlier, I think the Sundays deserve a mention, too.

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Post by darvé » Wed Sep 17, 2008 08:55

squirrelboutique wrote:I can't even muster up enough Weezer obligation to watch that "Pork and Beans" video so many people were talking about awhile back.
If Weezer had broken up after releasing the sweater song that would have been pretty much the greatest back catalogue ever, but they had to ruin it by carrying on.

I know this will cause a few raised eyebrows and accusations of being waaay wrong, but PJ Harvey should have called it quits after Rid of Me.
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Post by indiansummer » Wed Sep 17, 2008 09:25

linus wrote:I remember some fierce and dangerous moshpits in my youth

people rabbit punching you in the face while you chicken danced to 'she sells sanctuary' and you weren't even at a cult concert

good, good times
BUT, crucially, go to a good punk/metal/rock show and everyone knows the moshpit etiquette. Y'know - someone falls over, someone always puts their arms up to shield them while someone else helps them up. It's like a good ruck with rules and everyone in a good mood. And you can wear your scars with pride.

When i was in uni i went to see Ash surrounded by students who are aware that slamdancing is the thing to do, but don't know the rules, everyone just got trampled on, and the pit spreads to people who don't want to be involved... Eurgh.

It does annoy me.
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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:09

linus wrote:that buying stuff out of a sense of duty is the worst feeling ever, isn't it?
I feel this pain with every Morrissey release. But I'll never admit it.

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Post by postalblue » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:27

a layer of chips wrote:I feel this pain with every Morrissey release. But I'll never admit it.
I don't because there's at least a couple of great songs every time. You Are The Quarry was actually good.
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Post by Pablo » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:33

Disagree with The Fall, I love the last four albums, and I'm seemingly the only person in the world that thinks The Life Pursuit is a wonderful record, so disagree with B&S as well.

I would say....The Bluetones, and probably get laughed out of the building. I loved the first album (still listen to it), liked the second, and haven't been remotely arsed about anything they've done since.

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Post by postalblue » Wed Sep 17, 2008 13:09

davo wrote:If Weezer had broken up after releasing the sweater song that would have been pretty much the greatest back catalogue ever, but they had to ruin it by carrying on.

I know this will cause a few raised eyebrows and accusations of being waaay wrong, but PJ Harvey should have called it quits after Rid of Me.
I think Weezer should go in the other thread.

I agree about PJ Harvey, though.

And Bowie should have stopped after Scary Monsters. And even that one has a lot of filler.
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Post by alexie » Wed Sep 17, 2008 13:11

davo wrote:If Weezer had broken up after releasing the sweater song that would have been pretty much the greatest back catalogue ever, but they had to ruin it by carrying on.
The Blue Album and Pinkerton were enough for me. The Green Album - well, I tolerated it for about a year, but then Maladroit killed everything right off with Weezer forever.
davo wrote:I know this will cause a few raised eyebrows and accusations of being waaay wrong, but PJ Harvey should have called it quits after Rid of Me.
I'd have been happy if she'd never released anything.
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Post by indiansummer » Wed Sep 17, 2008 14:04

alexie wrote:The Blue Album and Pinkerton were enough for me. The Green Album - well, I tolerated it for about a year, but then Maladroit killed everything right off with Weezer forever.
i couldn't get into Maladroit at all for ages (although i quite like The Green Album), but i think it was repeated listening to that song Slob that turned it round for me. The fifth album was patchy though, and i'm really not into their new stuff very much.
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Post by Cedric » Thu Sep 18, 2008 02:40

Metallica should have stopped releasing albums after the black album.
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Post by will » Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:30

I'm glad I never got that heavily into Weezer. I never needed to really, as every serious relationship i've ever had has been with someone who owned at least two Weezer records so I liked them... passively.

Going back to The Pixies I think Bossanova is an alright album. If that'd been their slightly disappointing final record it would've been fine. Trompe Le Monde was just a bit tooo disappointing. Lets not talk about their comeback shows.

I think I've finally managed to beat the duty-buying bug. I didn't even buy the last Ash album. Which reminds me...

Ash.

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Post by indiansummer » Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:43

Ash should probably have stopped after Free All Angels. they've never released a flawless album. Every one's got a naff track or two on it. Although Nu-Clear Sounds is largely duff tracks. i quite like Projects, Folk Song and Wild Surf (and maybe another one or two i've forgotten)... but the mix of rubbish heavy rock and too many rubbish ballads wasn't very good at all. Wild Surf is really the only thing that sounds like a proper Tim Wheeler classic on the album. Shame.

I still think that Jack Names The Planets and Walking Barefoot are the best songs they ever did. Offhand...
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Post by will » Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:54

yeah, that's where i would've said too. I bought Meltdown, which was a mistake.

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Post by indiansummer » Thu Sep 18, 2008 13:01

i remember hearing the first single and thinking it was quite good, but that's all. Couldn't get excited about an album at all. Even by then it seemed like Ash were totally over. Never heard the last album but the singles were dreadful. Didn't the song titles start getting really strangely (and pointlessly) wordy? As though he was trying to hard...? He's always done that though... Pacific Pallisades, anyone?

If i want to listen to really poppy, radio-friendly indie-rock these days i'll put on Jimmy Eat World. No need to bother with Ash any more. Shame, but there you go.
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Post by alexie » Thu Sep 18, 2008 13:04

Ash were my big time teenage crush, but after hearing "Numbskull" I just couldn't really like them much anymore. Plus, I used to think Mark Hamilton was incredibly cute, but he's since turned emo.

And call me ageist, but I can't handle the fact they're now 30 or so. I wish they could have stayed 17-year-old drunken poppets forever, writing songs like Goldfinger over and over and over.
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Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Sep 18, 2008 13:17

alexie wrote:Ash were my big time teenage crush
me too! they were the first band i was ever totally obsessed by, but it was kind of a short fixation because i was bored of them by the time they got around to 'nu-clear sounds'. i thought a couple of the songs on 'free all angels' were alright, but i reckon my fixation on them was a product of my age at the time i first heard them and the fact that the stuff they were doing at the time (trailer, 1977) was just genuinely a lot better than anything they've released since.

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Post by sarahluv » Thu Sep 18, 2008 13:40

i went to the ash 1977 show at the roundhouse the other week. such fun. full of Nordies of a certain age pretending to be 5 again. they even played b sides from uncle pat.

i haven't bothered with anything since free all angels. they've stopped releasing albums now though.

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Post by indiansummer » Thu Sep 18, 2008 13:49

lynsosaurus wrote:the stuff they were doing at the time (trailer, 1977) was just genuinely a lot better than anything they've released since.
For the most part, defo. Although i'll risk the scorn of everyone one here by suggesting that A Life Less Ordinary and Walking Barefoot are better than most tracks on either...
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Post by linus » Thu Sep 18, 2008 14:01

bloody will oldham

give it a rest, baldy beardy bloke

on and on and on he goes with any hint of a memorable tune or a surprising lyric long since past

probably

I haven't listened to him in ages

perhaps he's got better?

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Post by Uncle Ants » Thu Sep 18, 2008 14:19

Pablo wrote:Disagree with The Fall, I love the last four albums
Hmm. The Fall. I can't say I've ever been a big fan, but the impression I always had was he was capable of making dreadful records and brilliant ones seemingly at random and that was always so. So its not like making some great stuff and then whimpering off into rubbishness. They could make something terrible but there was a fifty fifty chance the next one might be brilliant and sometimes it was.

I could forgive him anything though, he's such a curmudgeon.

Now Morrissey? There are usually a few good tracks which redeem him. I do wish he'd just shut up though.
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