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Albums Revisited

Just a little thread for people to post up albums they might not have listened to for years but have dusted off to recently and remembered what a place it had in your heart at its time of release, and that may be of interest to other Reggies.

Mine this week is Odelay by Beck. Love the man and his music, Always have. But when this came out in 1996 it stopped me in my tracks. All these weird samples of older American styles of music mixed in with his own compositions. Still sounds really good IMHO. It was just before Uncut magazine graced the shelves of newsagents with all these great fledgling roots (alt. country or whatever it is called this week) bands that I had never heard of before. I always saw this album as my intro to something really interesting that was happening in American music at the time.
Heyho

recently resurrected the record player and played a rather scratched Theatre of Hate album. So went and bought (yes thats bought and not acquired) their greatest hits on CD.
Late Doors

Sunday morning when i usually have the gym to myself is when i pick one of those albums out to play. Invariably its one of those - "blimey that's a great album". Recent ones are Suede's Coming Up. Charlatans Us and Us Only, Cold War Kids - Robbers and Cowards and Hope of the States - cant remeber the name of it but its a belter
Grind

I had that Suede album on a couple of weeks ago.

It's well ace.
Late Doors

'Tis indeed G. Everything about it is fabulous but i love the metro grunge and raggy sleaze  of it. I was thinking about Bowie while listening to it. Clearly like lots of other bands they have been influenced by his music but whereas Bowie's music just leaves an imprint of intrigue and mild curiosity (for me) this album gets right into me and resonates lyrically and musically. Suede and certain Bowie eras are not a million miles apart and clearly the latter came first and is the more significant artist but to me Suede take the influence and provide that missing vital element. Nowhere more so than on this album.


Takes me back to a conversation me n Dock n Si were having amidst a few ales a couple of weeks ago. Something about derivative bands not being worth a punt if all they do is reproduce the original. Suede are the perfect example of a derivative band bringing something really fresh with their own interpretation to the original sound.
fartcatcher

Recently repurchased Steely Dan's 'Can't Buy a Thrill'. Thought they were feckin' brilliant until Donald Fagen learnt all those jazz chords and fancy time signatures.

Also been listening to House of Love a lot. First two albums.
Philwear

Axe Victim by Be Bop Deluxe
Dock

Been blasting Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers brill 1979 'Damn the Torpedoes' album out today. Driving around East Ardsley and shouting along like a nitwit to 'Don't do me Like That'. I love Tom Petty me.
fartcatcher

Dock wrote:
Been blasting Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers brill 1979 'Damn the Torpedoes' album out today. Driving around East Ardsley and shouting along like a nitwit to 'Don't do me Like That'. I love Tom Petty me.


Bought a compilation album last year. Not a bad track on it apart from a shit cover of Something in The Air.

His music's more gritty than most American Rawk. Almost sounds British - definitely a Clash influence in there somewhere.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Got that Beck album in the car and hung out with the man himself back in 1997 in Manchester (my housemate was the very popular hostess at the Academy)

I will often put that CD on when I am in mind of a satanic haircut
smiling badger

Heyho wrote:
recently resurrected the record player and played a rather scratched Theatre of Hate album. So went and bought (yes thats bought and not acquired) their greatest hits on CD.


Went and purchased Spear Of Destinys, Grapes Of Wrath today.
A cleaned up version of TOH. Best SOD album by far.
Still dig TOH more though.

I do have Do You Believe In The West World on cd and could send you a copy..
Forest

Lloyd Coles Rattlesnakes.
Grind

Forest wrote:
Lloyd Coles Rattlesnakes.


Ooh. Good shout. I'll go look for that.
Forest

Grind wrote:
Forest wrote:
Lloyd Coles Rattlesnakes.


Ooh. Good shout. I'll go look for that.


Not one album filler track on there. Class.


Also been listening to Talking Heads Little Creatures a lot.
Late Doors

Rattlesnakes is one of my all time fave albums. Saw Lloyd himsen do a solo accoustic show at the LBT which was sublime. Did another not too long back at the picturedrome as well that I had to miss but if he comes again we should all go.

Talking heads class as well. i might overlook the council telly jibe on another thread at this rate if you keep it up
fartcatcher

Most of Buffalo Springfield's songs hold up pretty well. I was into West Coast stuff big time when i was a kid.
Dock

Ryan Adams Gold album.*

*Thats RYAN Adams not that silly fecker dubbed the Groover from Vancouver BRYAN Adams.*

* Although to be fair I quite liked Run to You as a song in its own right.
Forest

Sea Change - Beck.

Not really a rediscovery as I never heard it until recently but it's amazing, a really different album to Odeley.


View on YouTube
Dock

Forest wrote:
Sea Change - Beck.

Not really a rediscovery as I never heard it until recently but it's amazing, a really different album to Odeley.


View on YouTube


Love it. Brilliant album. Still listen to it today but it used to be on heavy rotation whenever and wherever we used to all be on the comedown from a night at Back 2 Basics. Get in at sevenish on a morning crack some cans roll some smokes and drift away to this until opening time on Sunday dinner. Then top up the buzz from the previous nights E's with Stella Artois. Happy days.
Grind

His new album sounds quite good from what I've heard on the radio.

Might buy it when I next go all Amazonian.
Dock

Grind wrote:
His new album sounds quite good from what I've heard on the radio.

Might buy it when I next go all Amazonian.


I'm getting that as well. It's getting some great reviews. I saw him play at Manchester Apollo a few years ago. Amazing gig and he ended up inviting the audience on stage for a dance to one of his songs. The stage also had a dining table on it. He's a funny onion is young Beck.
Forest

Badly Drawn Boy - Hour of Bewilderbeast

Could've sworn I'd lost this album somewhere, usually borrowed by a family member and not returned.

Playing it now, it's fucking ace.

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