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Tim Sentz

Member Since Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Last here Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Last post 20 Apr 2019

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23 Apr 2019

I think Fables is the most challenging, but has such a wide reaching influence on the independent music of today. It stands outside of the college radio friendly aspects of their other albums.

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22 Apr 2019

It's possible. I grew up with R.E.M. being played constantly by my older brother, so I was well versed in their 90s work by the time I got to college. It was then that I explored their 80s material more and found it so much more rewarding.

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22 Apr 2019

So yeah, take huge issue with this list lol. All great albums, 10 on is spot on, but the 80s output is so incredible. Mine would look something like this... 1. Fables of Reconstruction 2. Document 3. Reckoning 4. Life's Rich Pageant 5. Murmur 6. Automatic for the People 7. Out of Time 8. Green 9. Monster then the rest. Accelerate wasn't too bad, but definitely pales in comparison to their previous work.

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16 Apr 2019

I can understand the Low inclusion. They weren't being panned or anything, but Double Negative definitely reignited interest in them after folks had mostly forgotten about them (outside of their diehards). U2 has never been my cup of tea, but this album did bring them back to the favor of critics.

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1 Apr 2019

Definitely don't have a bad album under their belt, but I'd arrange them a little differently. 1. Teen Dream 2. Bloom 3. 7 4. Depression Cherry 5. Thank Your Lucky Stars 6. Devotion 7. S/t 8. B-sides

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25 Mar 2019

I was pleasantly surprised with this one, having never listened to Lambchop. I'll be digging into his previous work but I do like the autotune'd effect, as unpopular as it might be to some. I'm a big fan of 22 A Million by Bon Iver.

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25 Mar 2019

Hmmm. I mean, everyone's entitled to their opinion :P 1. Sonic Nurse 2. Sister 3. Daydream Nation 4. Dirty 5. Washing Machine 6. Experimental Jet Set 7. Murray St 8. Goo 9. Rather Ripped 10. EVOL 11. Confusion is Sex 12. Thousand Leaves 13. The Eternal 14. Bad Moon Rising 15. Ciccone Youth 16. NYC Ghosts To me, Sonic Nurse is the perfect encapsulation of the SY sound and aesthetic. Kim and Thurston are equals parts, and while it doesn't explore their more aggressive tendencies (like on Confusion is Sex) it's a late career boom that captures everything about their 90s alternative spin, and 2000s psychedelia while keeping the experimentation still intact. I'd have been okay with it being their actual swan song, but there's good stuff on Rather Ripped and The Eternal that I think gets overlooked. NYC Ghosts is at the bottom b/c its so hard to revisit. Its been unfairly judged, kind of like Metal Machine Music was back in the day, but that doesn't change the fact that when I want SY, it's the last album I'd reach for.

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11 Jan 2019

Couldn't agree more. Gives Way Out Weather a run for it's money. Great review for a great album.

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15 Oct 2018

Agreed, though I'd say this is their best since No Color. Glad to have them back on track, though I doubt it'll last.

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12 Oct 2018

Solid review Mark. Vile's been kind of hit-or-miss for me, and this one falls in that latter half. I feel like he's gotten into this groove and won't venture out of it anymore. Should have probably named the album "One Trick Ponies" b/c that's what it feels like these days after these last few.

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