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Postby joels344 » 19 Nov 2017, 16:38

Awesome thread idea and work, Penk! Here was my Top 30:

Coil - The Ape of Naples (2005) - 14
Swans - To Be Kind (2014) - 13
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven! (2000) - 11
Scott Walker - The Drift (2006) - 10
Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights (2002) - 8

Coil - Musick to Play in the Dark² (2000) - 7
Radiohead - In Rainbows (2007) - 7
Dälek - Absence (2005) - 6
Angels of Light - Everything Is Good Here / Please Come Home (2003) - 6
Björk - Vespertine (2001) - 5

Kate Bush - Aerial (2005) - 5
Magma - K.A (2004) - 5
Jon Hopkins - Immunity (2013) - 4
Swans - The Seer (2012) - 4
Madvillain - Madvillainy (2004) - 4

David Bowie - ★ [Blackstar] (2016) - 4
The Angels of Light - How I Loved You (2001) - 4
Current 93 - Black Ships Ate the Sky (2006) - 4
Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition (2016) - 4
Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow (2011) - 3

Coil - Black Antlers (2004) -3
Murcof - Martes (2002) - 3
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Paul Hillier - Da pacem (2006) - 3
Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels (2013) - 3
Meg Baird - Dear Companion (2007) - 3

Kayo Dot - Choirs of the Eye (2003) - 3
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool (2016) - 1
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus (2004) - 1
Einstürzende Neubauten - Perpetuum Mobile (2004) - 1
Richard Dawson - Peasant (2017) - 1

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Postby driftin » 19 Nov 2017, 17:45

Pretty much expected these results but I'm glad that me, Fish, Ale, and Joel upset the establishment a little bit with some psych-folk, industrial, electronic nonsense, and general weirdness. Not as much as I would've liked but any is great to see.

My list:

Coil - The Ape of Naples 20
Yellow Swans - Going Places 15
The Haxan Cloak - Excavation 10
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven 10
Gnaw Their Tongues - Reeking Pained and Shuddering 10
The Cherry Blossoms - The Cherry Blossoms 10
Coil - Musick to Play in the Dark 2 10
Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender 5
Coil - Musick to Play in the Dark 5
Gas - Pop 5
Autechre - Exai 5
Jon Hopkins - Immunity 5
Björk - Vespertine 5
Dälek - Absence 5
Burial - Burial 5
múm - Yesterday Was Dramatic Today Is OK 2
Pharmakon - Abandon 2
Amon Tobin - Supermodified 2
Burial - Untrue 2
Tim Hecker - Virgins 2
Carter Tutti - Feral Vapours of the Silver Ether 2
Richard Dawson - Peasant 2
Panda Bear - Person Pitch 2
Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill 2
Joanna Newsom - Ys 2
Yellow Swans - Bring the Neon War Home 1
Melt-Banana - Cell-Scape 1
Iglooghost - Neō Wax Bloom 1
Roly Porter - Life Cycle of a Massive Star 1
Murcof - Cosmos 1

Thanks for the poll and work that went into it, Penk. Good stuff

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Postby McBastard » 19 Nov 2017, 19:35

Thanks for doing this Ed. My list would probably be different now after being reminded of a few albums from other people's lists.
I was surprised by the absence of a lot of what used to the BCB obvious choices: I think if some of the old regular posters were still about we might well have seen Yo La Tengo, Low, Mogwai, Bonnie Prince Billy, Aphex Twin, etc, even though they probably didn't release their most significant stuff this century.
Anyway, here's mine. I can't believe everyone forgot about Minimum-Maximum.

Black Ships Ate The Sky - Current 93
I Am a Bird Now - Antony and the Johnsons
The North Sea Scrolls - The North Sea Scrolls
Third - Portishead
Illinois - Sufjan Stevens
The Sovereign Self - Trembling Bells
Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age - Broadcast and The Focus Group
Tender Buttons - Broadcast
The Archandroid - Janelle Monáe
English Tapas - Sleaford Mods
The Séance at Hobs Lane - Mount Vernon Arts Lab
World Music - Goat
Mm.. Food - MF Doom
The Drift - Scott Walker
The Seer - Swans
Foburg - Cathal Coughlan and the Grand Necropolitan Sextet
A Panegyric to the Things I Do Not Understand - Magik Markers
Minimum Maximum - Kraftwerk
Glasgow Sunday - Jandek
The Good, the Bad and the Queen - The Good, the Bad and the Queen
The Coral - The Coral
( ) - Sigur Rós
Derdang Derdang - Archie Bronson Outfit
Worn Copy - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Sings Greatest Palace Music - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Alice - Tom Waits
Street Horssing - Fuck Buttons
Camell Laird Social Club - Half Man Half Biscuit
Hidden - These New Puritans
Black Vomit - Wolf Eyes & Anthony Braxton
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Postby Darryl Strawberry » 19 Nov 2017, 20:11

McBastard wrote:Alice - Tom Waits



Hey, me too! I demand a recount!!

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Postby algroth » 19 Nov 2017, 20:52

McBastard wrote:Thanks for doing this Ed. My list would probably be different now after being reminded of a few albums from other people's lists.
I was surprised by the absence of a lot of what used to the BCB obvious choices: I think if some of the old regular posters were still about we might well have seen Yo La Tengo, Low, Mogwai, Bonnie Prince Billy, Aphex Twin, etc, even though they probably didn't release their most significant stuff this century.
Anyway, here's mine. I can't believe everyone forgot about Minimum-Maximum.

Black Ships Ate The Sky - Current 93
I Am a Bird Now - Antony and the Johnsons
The North Sea Scrolls - The North Sea Scrolls
Third - Portishead
Illinois - Sufjan Stevens
The Sovereign Self - Trembling Bells
Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age - Broadcast and The Focus Group
Tender Buttons - Broadcast
The Archandroid - Janelle Monáe
English Tapas - Sleaford Mods
The Séance at Hobs Lane - Mount Vernon Arts Lab
World Music - Goat
Mm.. Food - MF Doom
The Drift - Scott Walker
The Seer - Swans
Foburg - Cathal Coughlan and the Grand Necropolitan Sextet
A Panegyric to the Things I Do Not Understand - Magik Markers
Minimum Maximum - Kraftwerk
Glasgow Sunday - Jandek
The Good, the Bad and the Queen - The Good, the Bad and the Queen
The Coral - The Coral
( ) - Sigur Rós
Derdang Derdang - Archie Bronson Outfit
Worn Copy - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Sings Greatest Palace Music - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Alice - Tom Waits
Street Horssing - Fuck Buttons
Camell Laird Social Club - Half Man Half Biscuit
Hidden - These New Puritans
Black Vomit - Wolf Eyes & Anthony Braxton


That's a cool list. :)

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Postby McBastard » 19 Nov 2017, 21:17

algroth wrote:
That's a cool list. :)


:lol: Thanks! Maybe a bit of an overlap with the algroth/D_F/joel/driftin crowd...
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 Nov 2017, 22:22

McBastard wrote:Glasgow Sunday - Jandek

I was at that gig.



On the Saturday :-(

Always gutted I missed his first appearance. 21st century Jandek is a difficult sell for this site, I would have thought. Good list though.
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Postby Zombeels » 19 Nov 2017, 23:19

Hightea wrote:
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Still Baron wrote:Interpol Strokes and Arcade Fucking Fire in the top 10? What a disaster. I knew people took the Strokes semi-seriously on this site, but . . .
I fucking despair.

Fuck me, I should've tried to come up with a list.
Never understood the hype for the Strokes first album. It has what, 2 good songs. Albert Hammond Jr's albums are way better.


I did maybe because I saw Julian jump into the audience and throw punches at some dude. By the way love the albert albums. Also because it along with three other albums(Interpol,YYY-Fever to Tell, TA-Scarletts Walk,) got me thru 9/11 in NYC. I will always heart those albums and the live shows at that time. If you hate the strokes you sould hate me then I almost ran Julian and Albert over after a show. Really I trully slammed on the breaks.

I don't hate the Strokes. Not at all. I just don't think their first album lives up to 1/4 of the hype.
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Postby Zombeels » 19 Nov 2017, 23:20

This was my list:

Jack Drag - Soft songs LP: Aviating (2000) 10
Girls In Hawaii - Everest (2013) 10
Jack Drag - The Sun Inside (2002) 9
Heartless Bastards - Arrow (2012) 9
Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia (2000) 7
Moonbabies - The Orange Billboard (2004) 7
Los Halos - For Ramona (2002) 7
Fanfarlo - Reservoir (2009) 7
Zeus - Say Us (2010) 7
M's - Real Close Ones (2008) 7
Girls In Hawaii - From Here To There (2003) 7
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump (2000) 6
Electric President - S/T (2006) 6
Irving - Death in the Garden, Blood on the Flowers (2006) 5
Analog Rebellion - Ancient Electrons (2010) 5
Heartless Bastards - All This Time (2006) 5
Electric President - Sleep Well (2008) 3
Submarines - Honeysuckle Weeks (2008) 3
Pepe Deluxé - Spare Time Machine (2007) 3
New Pornographers - Twin Cinema (2005) 3
Menomena - Mines (2010) 3
Moonbabies - At The Ballroom (2007)3
Delgados - Universal Audio (2004) 3
Woods - With Light and With Love (2014) 3
Starlight Mints - The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of (2000) 2
Friska Viljor - Tour De Hearts (2008)2
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People (2002) 2
Albert Hammond Jr. - Yours To Keep (2006) 2
Radical Face - The Family Tree: The Roots (2011) 2
Cloud Cult - Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes) (2008) 2
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Postby slightbreeze » 20 Nov 2017, 00:10

Goat Boy wrote:My list....

MGMT – Oracular Spectacular 10
The Antlers – Hospice 10
TV On The Radio – Dear Science 10
My Morning Jacket – It Still Moves 10
Deerhunter – Microcastle 9
The Besnard Lakes – Are the Roaring Night 8
Ariel Pink – Before Today 8
Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People 8
John Grant – Queen of Denmark 7
Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R 5
Radiohead – In Rainbows 5
Battles - Mirrored 5
Broadcast – Haha Sound 5
Sparks – Hippopotamus 5
Best Coast – Crazy For You 5
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion 4
Midlake – The Trials of Van Occupanther 4
Deerhunter - Monomania 4
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest 4
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Dandelion Gum 4
Beach House – Bloom 4
Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness 4
Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out of the Country 3
Tame Impala – Lonerism 2
Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf 2
The Strokes – Room On Fire 1
White Stripes – Elephant 1
Beta Band – Hot Shots 2 1
Ex-Girl – Endangered Species 1
Caribou – Andorra 1

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Postby McBastard » 20 Nov 2017, 09:14

Darkness_Fish wrote:
McBastard wrote:Glasgow Sunday - Jandek

I was at that gig.



On the Saturday :-(

Always gutted I missed his first appearance. 21st century Jandek is a difficult sell for this site, I would have thought. Good list though.


I'd never heard of him until I read the reviews of that gig, and it sounded like a hoax - Thurston Moore in a wig or something. I've seen Alex Neilson and Richard Youngs loads of times since then.
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Postby never/ever » 20 Nov 2017, 09:22

McBastard wrote:I can't believe everyone forgot about Minimum-Maximum.


I thought compilations (which is what this live-album essentially is) weren't allowed?
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Postby McBastard » 20 Nov 2017, 09:23

He said live albums were allowed.
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Postby Dayodead » 20 Nov 2017, 09:28

No Boris, The xx or Modest Mouse is pretty surprising....Fish not picking either 'The Magick Fire Music' or 'Change' by Jackie o Motherfuqqer is as well.... :)

Go out and listen to Yo la Tengo, The Raveonettes and Beach House, People !...These all should have been represented, but weren't...

Thanks for running this, Penk...fun to watch...Think about running a 90's one..Oh, the Chaos....lol.

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 20 Nov 2017, 09:30

McBastard wrote:
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McBastard wrote:Glasgow Sunday - Jandek

I was at that gig.



On the Saturday :-(

Always gutted I missed his first appearance. 21st century Jandek is a difficult sell for this site, I would have thought. Good list though.


I'd never heard of him until I read the reviews of that gig, and it sounded like a hoax - Thurston Moore in a wig or something. I've seen Alex Neilson and Richard Youngs loads of times since then.

I've seen Jandek once since, at St Margaret's Church in Whalley Range, Manchester. With Richard Youngs and Alex Neilson as his band again, it was pretty hypnotic stuff, there's something disconcerting about seeing him play, the realisation that he actually does seem to know what he's doing. Something about seeing him play those creepy high tones on the guitar, savaging it with his plectrum. Richard Youngs had a solo set on that Glasgow Saturday gig, but I thought it was only mildly diverting, 6 Organs of Admittance was easily the highlight for the solo guitar freak-folky stuff.
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Postby The Red Heifer » 20 Nov 2017, 10:24

Dayodead wrote:No Boris, The xx or Modest Mouse is pretty surprising.


They hate Modest Mouse here the dickheads :lol: :lol:
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Dayodead wrote:No Boris, The xx or Modest Mouse is pretty surprising.


They hate Modest Mouse here the dickheads :lol: :lol:


And rightly so. The Bone Thugs-N-Harmony of indie rock.
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Postby Copehead » 20 Nov 2017, 12:53

PresMuffley wrote:Since I didn't submit a list I suppose I can't bitch too much but I find it disappointing that neither Grimes' Visions nor Art Angels made it.

On the other hand, it is quite nice to see that Julia Holter album on here, even though I would have gone with Ekstasis.


I voted for visions if you’d have voted we would have got it in at 97 :)
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Postby Copehead » 20 Nov 2017, 12:56

German Dave wrote:No I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning or Council Estate of Mind :(

Good effort, though, Ed. Much appreciated.

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Postby Moleskin » 20 Nov 2017, 13:50

Dayodead wrote:No Boris, The xx or Modest Mouse is pretty surprising....Fish not picking either 'The Magick Fire Music' or 'Change' by Jackie o Motherfuqqer is as well.... :)

Go out and listen to Yo la Tengo, The Raveonettes and Beach House, People !...These all should have been represented, but weren't...

Thanks for running this, Penk...fun to watch...Think about running a 90's one..Oh, the Chaos....lol.


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