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Tim Sentz

Member Since Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Last here Friday, 17 May 2019
Last post 17 May 2019

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2 May 2019

Hmmm. Not a huge Wilco fan but I do like some. I'd rank them this way... 1. Summerteeth 2. YHF 3. Star Wars 4. Wilco 5. The Whole Love 6. Being There 7. SBS 8. A.M. 9. A Ghost is Born 10. Schmilco A whole, I prefer their rougher stuff. That mid-2000s period of being in commercials just sounds too polished to me.

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29 Apr 2019

I really think that Adriane Lenker is improving as a songwriter as the years progress. She opens up more, and starts giving more of herself to the music. Definitely one of the best bands going right now, and very excited to dive into this on Friday. Great review Mark.

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25 Apr 2019

Some more Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Adrianne Lenker - abysskiss Ka - Honor Killed the Samurai Cindy Lee - Act of Tenderness Beach House - Depression Cherry

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25 Apr 2019

Good list. I'd put Elliot Smith a little bit higher, as that guy was pretty sad. Here's some more recent omissions that I'd include: Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me The Antlers - Hospice Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak Nirvana - Unplugged in NY Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree David Bowie - Blackstar These New Puritans - Field of Reeds Just to name a few.

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24 Apr 2019

Thank you for putting the self titled as number 1. It for sure is.

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24 Apr 2019

Hmmmmm. Confused by this list. Its in chronological order, so I'm guessing it's not "the best" unless you're stating he got worse over time. But I definitely disagree with your statement that Lulu is a masterpiece. Lulu is garbage, and even he knew that. A lot of folks just stick with the tried and true VU & Nico as the best ever thing he did, and that's so untrue. The self titled album is my favorite release by him, and the VU has a perfect discography so there's no real bad answer for "best VU record" but a lot of folks just default to Nico. List is incomplete too, as the long lost VU record from 1985 deserves recognition as it's pretty damn great too. Could make a case for Another View too. New York and Blue Mask are really the only 80s records worth your time. The self titled Lou Reed record is nothing special, but Transformer and Berlin are top notch. As my favorite band of all time, I can talk extensively about the Velvets, and I take lots of shame in admitting that Lou Reeds solo output comes no where close to the highs of VU. There's some good stuff scattered, but it's pretty hit or miss.

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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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