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    My Favorite Albums of All Time

    Just listening through my music collection while working (album shuffle is the only way to go), and I thought I would throw this up here so that every time one of my favorite front-to-back albums pop up, I would make an entry. Because why not? This is in no particular order, naturally:

    Running list:

    1. Third, Portishead
    2. I Believe You Are a Star, Dimmer
    3. Elastica, Elastica
    4. One Nation Under a Groove, Funkadelic
    5. Liege & Lief, Fairport Convention
    Last edited by transmogrifier; 05-19-2018 at 10:40 AM.
    Last 10 Movies Seen

    Support the Girls
    (2018) 68
    /The Matrix
    (1999) 80
    /Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 71
    /Cape Fear (1991) 61
    Halloween
    (2018) 64
    Christopher Robin (2018) 64

    /Life of Brian
    (1979) 96

    This is 40
    (2012) 60
    First Man (2018) 58
    Mandy (2018) 46

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    Title: Third
    Artist: Portishead
    Released: 2008
    Top Tracks: The Rip, Magic Doors, Machine Gun
    Cover Art Rating: 7/10. I like the simplicity, but it looks like it was made in literally 10 seconds.

    I liked Portishead's first two albums just fine, but I would never have called myself a Portishead fan as such (I found my way to them through the criminally underrated Stealing Beauty, actually, which had Glory Box on its soundtrack). But after a 10-year hiatus, they returned with a masterpiece. I've never really come across an album quite like it, a mix of electronica, trip-hop, industrial jagged edges and just lovely songwriting....This is a pure desert island disc for me.
    Last edited by transmogrifier; 04-29-2018 at 08:36 AM.
    Last 10 Movies Seen

    Support the Girls
    (2018) 68
    /The Matrix
    (1999) 80
    /Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 71
    /Cape Fear (1991) 61
    Halloween
    (2018) 64
    Christopher Robin (2018) 64

    /Life of Brian
    (1979) 96

    This is 40
    (2012) 60
    First Man (2018) 58
    Mandy (2018) 46

    Stuff at Letterboxd


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    Love this idea. Keep going.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Love this idea. Keep going.
    Cheers! Every time I'm on my computer and something worthy pops up, I will.
    Last 10 Movies Seen

    Support the Girls
    (2018) 68
    /The Matrix
    (1999) 80
    /Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 71
    /Cape Fear (1991) 61
    Halloween
    (2018) 64
    Christopher Robin (2018) 64

    /Life of Brian
    (1979) 96

    This is 40
    (2012) 60
    First Man (2018) 58
    Mandy (2018) 46

    Stuff at Letterboxd


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    good for health Skitch's Avatar
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    So far, so good. I love Portishead.

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    Title: I Believe You Are a Star
    Artist: Dimmer
    Released: 2001
    Top Tracks: Seed, Powercord
    Cover Art Rating: 8/10. Nice composition. The loneliness of trying to be good.

    Not a lot of NZ albums I truly love front to back, but this is one of them. Lazy, smoky electronic pop songs, perfect for sitting on the porch on a late summer's evening, hanging with friends.
    Last 10 Movies Seen

    Support the Girls
    (2018) 68
    /The Matrix
    (1999) 80
    /Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 71
    /Cape Fear (1991) 61
    Halloween
    (2018) 64
    Christopher Robin (2018) 64

    /Life of Brian
    (1979) 96

    This is 40
    (2012) 60
    First Man (2018) 58
    Mandy (2018) 46

    Stuff at Letterboxd


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    Not a favorite yet, because I've only just started listening to it, but Barry Adamson's Oedipus Schmoedipus is something else.
    Last 10 Movies Seen

    Support the Girls
    (2018) 68
    /The Matrix
    (1999) 80
    /Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 71
    /Cape Fear (1991) 61
    Halloween
    (2018) 64
    Christopher Robin (2018) 64

    /Life of Brian
    (1979) 96

    This is 40
    (2012) 60
    First Man (2018) 58
    Mandy (2018) 46

    Stuff at Letterboxd


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    Title: Elastica
    Artist: Elastica
    Released: 1995
    Top Tracks: Stutter, Never Here
    Cover Art Rating: 6/10. It's the band against a wall.

    Twenty-three years ago, I remember Elastica getting a bit of shit from music critics for being nothing more than a Wire rip-off with a glammier facade; I thought that was overly harsh and unfair at the time, and I think that is true even more so now - I would argue that this is up there with Chairs Missing and Pink Flag as a front-to-back great album, and the last three tracks are its high point, flicking from dismissive sneer at less than sexually active boyfriend to a sad epic (by the album's standards, at least), to a perfectly silly throwaway about lubricant use or the lack of it.
    Last 10 Movies Seen

    Support the Girls
    (2018) 68
    /The Matrix
    (1999) 80
    /Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 71
    /Cape Fear (1991) 61
    Halloween
    (2018) 64
    Christopher Robin (2018) 64

    /Life of Brian
    (1979) 96

    This is 40
    (2012) 60
    First Man (2018) 58
    Mandy (2018) 46

    Stuff at Letterboxd


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    Love Elastica! Wish they'd stayed together a little longer.
    Suspiria (Guadagnino, 2018) ***1/2
    Madeline's Madeline (Decker, 2018) ***1/2
    The House That Jack Built (Trier, 2018) ***
    Border (Abbasi, 2018) ***
    Crazy Horse (Wiseman, 2011) ***
    Lips of Blood (Rollin, 1975) **1/2
    Burning (Lee, 2018) ****
    Amour (Haneke, 2012) ***1/2
    Mid90s (Hill, 2018) **1/2
    Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (Loveridge, 2018) ***1/2

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    Quote Quoting Spinal (view post)
    Love Elastica! Wish they'd stayed together a little longer.
    I even like The Menace. It is poppier and sillier, but they could write a hook or two.
    Last 10 Movies Seen

    Support the Girls
    (2018) 68
    /The Matrix
    (1999) 80
    /Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 71
    /Cape Fear (1991) 61
    Halloween
    (2018) 64
    Christopher Robin (2018) 64

    /Life of Brian
    (1979) 96

    This is 40
    (2012) 60
    First Man (2018) 58
    Mandy (2018) 46

    Stuff at Letterboxd


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    Playing Now:



    Title: One Nation Under a Groove
    Artist: Funkadelic
    Released: 1978
    Top Tracks: Maggot Brain (Live), Who Says a Funk Band Can't Play Rock?
    Cover Art Rating: 8/10. It's pretty damn good representation of the sound of the album, it must be said.

    A wonderful smash-marriage of funk and rock, this album is capped by the brilliant "Maggot Brain (Live)", which itself is capped by a rapturous guitar solo that I could listen to on repeat for hours.
    Last 10 Movies Seen

    Support the Girls
    (2018) 68
    /The Matrix
    (1999) 80
    /Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 71
    /Cape Fear (1991) 61
    Halloween
    (2018) 64
    Christopher Robin (2018) 64

    /Life of Brian
    (1979) 96

    This is 40
    (2012) 60
    First Man (2018) 58
    Mandy (2018) 46

    Stuff at Letterboxd


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    Title: Liege & Lief
    Artist: Fairport Convention
    Released: 1969
    Top Tracks: Come All Ye, Matty Groves, Tam Lin
    Cover Art Rating: 2/10. It's as 60s as fuck.

    So, I know nothing about British folk-rock except that the genre has produced one of the greatest albums ever in Liege & Lief. Five of the eight songs are rearrangements of traditional folk songs, though it does start with an original in the rollicking "Come All Ye." Sandy Dennis has the voice of the honeyed voice of a gentle English summer, and the breakdown at the end of "Matty Groves" is just several shades of awesome. A band fully in sync with each other, with the past, and (given the lickings of rock that crop up now and then), with the future as well.
    Last 10 Movies Seen

    Support the Girls
    (2018) 68
    /The Matrix
    (1999) 80
    /Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 71
    /Cape Fear (1991) 61
    Halloween
    (2018) 64
    Christopher Robin (2018) 64

    /Life of Brian
    (1979) 96

    This is 40
    (2012) 60
    First Man (2018) 58
    Mandy (2018) 46

    Stuff at Letterboxd


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