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    The Single Best Album of the Past 10 Years

    I got into this discussion with my sister last night. She is saying PJ Harvey's Stories of the City, Stories of the Sea is the best album, 1995-2005. I don't think I have a good answer. I'd certainly put that one on my top 10, but I'm not sure I have a #1.

    Probably Wilco (either Being There or YHF), or possibly even Built to Spill's Ancient Melodies of the Future.

    What's your #1? It's a tough question...
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    I would have to say DREAM THEATER, FALLING INTO INFINITY.. one of my favorites and man can these people play. my 2 cents

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    man, what an album...

    seriously though, Tool's Aenima or Lateralus

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr MidFi
    I got into this discussion with my sister last night. She is saying PJ Harvey's Stories of the City, Stories of the Sea is the best album, 1995-2005. I don't think I have a good answer. I'd certainly put that one on my top 10, but I'm not sure I have a #1.

    Probably Wilco (either Being There or YHF), or possibly even Built to Spill's Ancient Melodies of the Future.

    What's your #1? It's a tough question...

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    Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I

    Of course, everyone who picks anything else is entitled to their wrong opinions
    Last edited by Slosh; 12-16-2005 at 12:42 PM. Reason: beer
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    Yeah, tough one. Probably one of these 20 mostly anti-mainstream indie elitist hipster snob minor classics ...

    Laika - Sounds of the Satellites
    Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On
    Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
    Black Heart Procession - 2
    Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
    PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea
    Notwist - Neon Golden
    Califone - Roomsound
    Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs
    Spoon - Girls Can Tell
    Tricky - Maxinquaye
    Cat Power - Moon Pix
    Sparklehorse - It's A Wonderful Life
    Silver Jews - American Water
    David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights
    Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
    Yo La Tengo - Electr-O-Pura
    Bjork - Homogenic
    Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane, Over The Sea
    Tindersticks - II

    Whaddaya mean that's cheating? Ok, Ok. Perfect From Now On. But yeah, your sister sounds hot. How old is she

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey
    Yeah, tough one. Probably one of these mostly anti-mainstream indie elitist hipster snob minor classics ...

    Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On
    Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
    Black Heart Procession - 2 Amore del Tropico
    Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
    Notwist - Neon Golden
    Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs All Is Dream
    Spoon - Girls Can Tell A Series Of Sneaks
    Sparklehorse - It's A Wonderful Life
    Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane, Over The Sea
    Radiohead - OK Computer

    Whaddaya mean that's cheating? Ok, Ok. Perfect From Now On
    Aren't you glad I cleared that up?
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slosh
    Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I

    Of course, everyone who picks anything else is entitled to their wrong opinions

    Last edited by Slosh : Today at 01:42 PM. Reason: beer
    Boy, you must be sloshing down a lot of it today if you can't even post a 1.5 line message without fuckin' something up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey
    Boy, you must be sloshing down a lot of it today if you can't even post a 1.5 line message without fuckin' something up
    But I can make a cup of coffee.
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slosh
    Aren't you glad I cleared that up?
    Yeah, thanks! I knew it didn't look right

    I need to pull out OK Computer more often. Got kind of tired of it around the turn of the century and hardly ever listen anymore. Got kind of detached from it, although it's kind of made to be listened to a little detached. And then it seemed like everyone was trying to sound like Radiohead, and talk like Radiohead, and walk like Radiohead, and be like Radiohead, and I got kind of sick of Radiohead. But I feel a spiritual renewal coming sometime in my future.

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    I'm more than a little burnt out on OK Computer as well but for me it's like Rubber Soul or Beggars Banquet in that sooner or later I'll come around to it and be amazed all over again.

    NP: another all-time favorite of mine: SFA - Rings Around The World
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    Mike Keneally- Dancing
    Porcupine Tree- In Absentia
    Echolyn- Cowboy Poems Free

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    Mike Keneally- Dancing
    Hey Troy, I was just wondering if that title is a reference to his mentor's purported comment about music critics? You know, the dancing about architecture thing? Or does it actually have a meaning in relation to the songs? Seems like a person would probably look pretty funny trying to dance to some of his songs. Or is it just something out of the air?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr MidFi
    1995-2005
    psst - that's eleven years
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey
    Hey Troy, I was just wondering if that title is a reference to his mentor's purported comment about music critics? You know, the dancing about architecture thing? Or does it actually have a meaning in relation to the songs? Seems like a person would probably look pretty funny trying to dance to some of his songs. Or is it just something out of the air?
    I have no idea. Maybe its a metaphor for trying to hold a 12 piece band together. Maybe it's irony.

    Recently I read that "Dancing about Architecture" thing was attributed to Elvis Costello.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    Recently I read that "Dancing about Architecture" thing was attributed to Elvis Costello.
    Yeah, I've also read that his use of it is the only one that is very easily verifiable since it apparently appeared in a magazine interview, but he also claims to not even remember saying it, and I believe actually attributes it to Martin Mull or some other comedian (Steve Martin?), and if you've read some of Costello's lengthy comments on his own work it would seem not really to fit all that well. But who knows.

    It does later show up in that Laurie Anderson concert album, and she jokes about square dancing to her music, or something like that. I saw her once at the Berkeley Community Theater and she was totally spellbinding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slosh
    psst - that's eleven years
    Details, details. This is the sort of foolishness up with I shall not put. ;-)

    Have a great weekend. I must drink now. Maker's & Bass for me!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr MidFi
    Have a great weekend. I must drink now. Maker's & Bass for me!!!
    Yumm, just picked up some Bass last night. Might have one or two myself. Is that Maker's bourbon? And you mix it with the Bass like instead of Guinness? Or do shots and then Bass chasers? Yea, that's probably what you mean. Hmm, sounds like that might be good. Or maybe not

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    Tough question.

    Although I haven't listened to these recently, I'd have to say either:

    Modest Mouse - Moon & Antarctica

    or

    Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane, Over The Sea


    Destined to be classics in an indie sort of way, 5years from now and 25 years from now.

    My independent opinion, of course,

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    Hum - DOWNWARD IS HEAVENWARD

    runners up

    Built to Spill - KEEP IT LIKE A SECRET
    NMT - IN THE AEROPLANE..
    Red House Painters - SONGS FOR A BLUE GUITAR
    Sigur Ros - Ágætis Byrjun
    Tom Waits - MULE VARIATIONS

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Jar-
    Hum - DOWNWARD IS HEAVENWARD

    runners up

    Built to Spill - KEEP IT LIKE A SECRET
    NMT - IN THE AEROPLANE..
    Red House Painters - SONGS FOR A BLUE GUITAR
    Sigur Ros - Ágætis Byrjun
    Tom Waits - MULE VARIATIONS

    -jar
    Yeah, some nice choices there Jar. I remember posting about the Hum album over at obner and got what I thought was a surprising number of obnerites who felt almost like you, that it was one of their favorites of all time. And then of course, a few who thought it stunk. I do like it a whole lot, and whenever I play it, I play it a lot too. Think it might get a spin or three this weekend

    http://www.obner.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=11420

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Jar-
    Hum - DOWNWARD IS HEAVENWARD

    runners up

    Built to Spill - KEEP IT LIKE A SECRET
    NMT - IN THE AEROPLANE..
    Red House Painters - SONGS FOR A BLUE GUITAR
    Sigur Ros - Ágætis Byrjun
    Tom Waits - MULE VARIATIONS

    -jar

    Yeah, great choices. But I have to cast my vote for:
    MASSIVE ATTACK - Mezzanine (best bootknockin' album EVER)
    That's all I gots to say.

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    This is a tough one

    I can only whittle it down to 5:


    John Mellencamp:Mr. Happy Go Lucky
    Built To Spill:Ancient Melodies From The Future
    Spock's Beard:Kindness Of Strangers
    Porcupine Tree:Lightbulb Sun
    Steely Dan:Two Against Nature

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike That Likes Music
    Yeah, great choices. But I have to cast my vote for:
    MASSIVE ATTACK - Mezzanine (best bootknockin' album EVER)
    That's all I gots to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiobill
    Tough question.

    Although I haven't listened to these recently, I'd have to say either:

    Modest Mouse - Moon & Antarctica

    or

    Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane, Over The Sea


    Destined to be classics in an indie sort of way, 5years from now and 25 years from now.

    My independent opinion, of course,

    audiobill
    Bill has it EXACTLY CORRECT. Well done!

    I'll go one step further and pick In The Aeroplane Over the Sea as the best album of the last 10 years. Cut! Print! That's a Wrap!
    "I don't know. A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof, and when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven." The Right Honourable JC.

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    Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory
    Fear Factory - Obsolete
    Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done


    And Bass is the friggin ####.
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