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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by 1964white » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:30 pm

hector wrote:
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will be with you tomorrow with them.... but not looking overly good for the moaning roses :)
Cheers mate :tup: so SR could end up with an average rating of less than 3 then ?

Certainly not looking good for an album that was hailed one of the greatest albums of all-time

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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by Muppet the Cat » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:37 pm

Sorry 64 hadn't put my Bruce rating for Ian's pick.

Tried, but only :star: :star: I'm afraid Ian. Never been a Springsteen fan

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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by hector » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:39 pm

Muppet the Cat wrote:
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Sorry 64 hadn't put my Bruce rating for Ian's pick.

Tried, but only :star: :star: I'm afraid Ian. Never been a Springsteen fan
me neither mate.... :roflmao: :roflmao:
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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by 1964white » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:40 pm

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Sorry 64 hadn't put my Bruce rating for Ian's pick.

Tried, but only :star: :star: I'm afraid Ian. Never been a Springsteen fan
Just about to post up you hadn't rated the Springsteen album....thanks :tup:

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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by Irish Ian » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:26 pm

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Sorry 64 hadn't put my Bruce rating for Ian's pick.

Tried, but only :star: :star: I'm afraid Ian. Never been a Springsteen fan
Its all good. If we all were into the same crap it would be a dull place.....



Btw I was wandering through the supermarket tother day when Pearl Jam "Black" came back at me from the recesses of wherever I stored it a few weeks back.

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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by Irish Ian » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:28 pm

hector wrote:
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me neither mate.... :roflmao: :roflmao:
Everyone awaits your nominations with more eager expectation hector
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Re: Album Club Review - Springsteen/Stone Roses

Post by 1964white » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:35 pm

And still we haven't had a album with a MOT average rating of 4 stars or above

We moved onto the next two nominated albums

Who's next ?

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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by SaraM » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:43 pm

I will, then, if nobody else has yet. One you'll probably know, and one you might not:

Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden

Calexico - Algiers

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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by 1964white » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:48 pm

SaraM wrote:
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I will, then, if nobody else has yet. One you'll probably know, and one you might not:

Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden

Calexico - Algiers
Thank you Sara :tup:

Switch on your headphones & get your turntables swirling folks 8-)

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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by SaraM » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:03 pm

Bit of background on the choice:

I only discovered Talk Talk a couple of years ago. They probably passed me by in the 80s because of their poppier roots. The last three albums saw them moving in an ever more experimental direction. Spirit of Eden is the one I've listened to the most. I won't preempt anyone's reaction to it, but it's a unique album, and probably one of my top five.

I came across Calexico in 2003, at the time of Feast of Wire, when I was broadening my tastes into what was then called alt country. Calexico are more diverse than many, incorporating latin sounds and styles, jazz, and experimental soundscapes. I was tempted to choose that album as being more representative of the range of what they do, but Algiers has superseded it as my most played. I'll attempt to explain why I think it's great when you've all had a chance to listen.

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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by faaip » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:55 pm

I've drifted in and out of Calexico, nothing that grabbed hold but I've never listened to an entire album.
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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by hector » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:57 pm

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

well......

to me (and I listened to it twice to be sure) this was "jingly jangly" wishy washy and bland.

All the tracks seemed to merge into each other seamlessly and it all just sounded like 1 long track.
the drummer only seems to know 3 different beats, and I don't think the singer could garner any enthusiasm even with a V2 rocket up his arse..

So this is not going to be played by Hector again..

On a positive.... not as bad as the Counting Crows so

:star: :star:
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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by SaraM » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:02 pm

faaip wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:55 pm
I've drifted in and out of Calexico, nothing that grabbed hold but I've never listened to an entire album.
I find the albums tend to work as a whole. Algiers, particularly, for me, has an emotional journey which develops through the album. Many of their albums also have instrumental 'interludes' between the songs, which develop the atmosphere, but might sound strange on their own.

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Re: Album Club Review - Springsteen/Stone Roses

Post by gessa » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:17 pm

1964white wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:35 pm

Who's next ?
Is that 1 of your 2

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Re: Album Club Review - Springsteen/Stone Roses

Post by 1964white » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:29 pm

gessa wrote:
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Is that 1 of your 2
No as wonderful as 'Whos Next' is I have to others lined up when it's my turn :)

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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by hector » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:36 pm

Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the edge of town..

This album should come with a safety warning........

Do not listen whilst operating heavy machinery or driving......

1st track started..... quite good, and then he started singing?? by the end of the track I was reaching for the espresso coffee, as I was driving........ hard to stay awake..

It continued in the same sort of way and then....... I had to stop at some traffic lights going into Salisbury, and it was track 5 a slow one.....
3 toots from the horn of the car behind woke me up enough to set off, and the next thing I was aware of was entering Wilton....

Soon I was at Tisbury just as the album ended.....

To be fair... the songs were all really good, and well written, just someone else needs to sing them..

Springsteen could be the cure for insomiacs the world over.......

The band should perhaps sack Bruce and get someone who has a vocal range ( my puppy has a bigger vocal range than Bruce.......)
and perhaps someone who's idea of pitch change is not to increase the volume.

:star: :star: 1/2
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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by 1964white » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:25 pm

hector wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:36 pm
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the edge of town..

This album should come with a safety warning........

Do not listen whilst operating heavy machinery or driving......

1st track started..... quite good, and then he started singing?? by the end of the track I was reaching for the espresso coffee, as I was driving........ hard to stay awake..

It continued in the same sort of way and then....... I had to stop at some traffic lights going into Salisbury, and it was track 5 a slow one.....
3 toots from the horn of the car behind woke me up enough to set off, and the next thing I was aware of was entering Wilton....

Soon I was at Tisbury just as the album ended.....

To be fair... the songs were all really good, and well written, just someone else needs to sing them..

Springsteen could be the cure for insomiacs the world over.......

The band should perhaps sack Bruce and get someone who has a vocal range ( my puppy has a bigger vocal range than Bruce.......)
and perhaps someone who's idea of pitch change is not to increase the volume.

:star: :star: 1/2
New singer :roll: How many millions of Bruce Springsteen records have sold worldwide with Bruce on vocals ?

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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by hector » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:46 pm

1964white wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:25 pm
New singer :roll: How many millions of Bruce Springsteen records have sold worldwide with Bruce on vocals ?
no accounting for taste....

but how many have been played once or twice and then left to rot??

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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by gessa » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:02 pm

I gave Sparks a 3.


I thought CC would get a 5 off Jill.

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Re: Album Club Review - Who's next to nominate two albums ?

Post by SaraM » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:11 pm

I have some ratings owing:

Black Sabbath - Paranoid 4
Manic Street Preachers - Lifeblood 2

Pearl Jam - Ten 3.5
Counting Crows 3

Bowie - Low 4
Sparks - Kimono 3

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