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Old 05-01-2012, 03:01 PM   #91
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Could be true, I haven't heard any of those.
No need to subject yourself to any of them. Just take our word for it.
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Best: Odelay

Don't really need to defend this, as the critical consensus here is overwhelming. Sounded revolutionary in 1996 and doesn't sound dated at all in 2012.

Worst: Guero

Yeah, I could have said Stereopathic Soul Manure, but Guero's pathetic attempt to recapture the Odelay spirit is desperate and lifeless. I saw him play the Hollywood Bowl during this tour and was bored to tears.


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We already did this one, but here goes again.

Best: Beggars Banquet. Somehow manages to be rollicking, salacious, and depraved while also heartfelt and even tender. The deep cuts, like Jigsaw Puzzle and Stray Cat Blues, have as much swing and character as the standards Sympathy for the Devil and Street Fighting Man, resulting in the most cohesive and consistent album the Stones ever made.

Worst: Dirty Work. Only "She's So Cold" saves Emotional Rescue from claiming this spot.

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Sympathy for the Devil maybe the greatest pure rock n roll song.
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Best Bjork Album: Post
Worst Bjork Album: Biophilia (at least Volta had the Timbaland produced tracks)

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Worst: Guero

Yeah, I could have said Stereopathic Soul Manure, but Guero's pathetic attempt to recapture the Odelay spirit is desperate and lifeless. I saw him play the Hollywood Bowl during this tour and was bored to tears.
I think Girl is a tremendous pop song, and as far as downtempo Beck is concerned, Earthquake Weather and Broken Drum are superb. I also have a soft spot for E-Pro and Rental Car. Is there anything to recommend the album as a whole? Not really. The production is uninspired and it remains one of the least distinctive Beck records.

Stereopathetic Soulmanure has Rowboat, The Spirit Moves Me and Satan Gave Me a Taco, so it's not all bad. As a matter of fact, I quite like it. Golden Feelings is undoubtedly his worst.
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The Information always seemed pretty lackluster to me, which is a term that I do not generally associate with Beck.
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Best: The White Album probably
Worst: Please Please Me probably

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Guero certainly wouldn't be my pick either. Golden Feelings, yeah maybe.

Also unwilling to accept anything other than Debut for Bjork's worst, outside of her soundtracks.
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What's wrong with Debut?
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Nothing really. Just kind of lacking a lot of the adventurism and seductive shimmering formalism of all her subsequent albums. A lot of it still strikes me as somewhat safe if occasionally wonderful synth-pop.
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I think Girl is a tremendous pop song, and as far as downtempo Beck is concerned, Earthquake Weather and Broken Drum are superb. I also have a soft spot for E-Pro and Rental Car. Is there anything to recommend the album as a whole? Not really. The production is uninspired and it remains one of the least distinctive Beck records.

Stereopathetic Soulmanure has Rowboat, The Spirit Moves Me and Satan Gave Me a Taco, so it's not all bad. As a matter of fact, I quite like it. Golden Feelings is undoubtedly his worst.
Beck has a song called Satan Gave Me A Taco? I love that guy.
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Satan gave me a taco and it made me really sick
The chicken was all raw and the grease was mighty thick
The rice was all rancid and the beans were so hard
I was gettin' kinda dizzy eatin' all the lard
There was aphids on the lettuce an' I ate every one
An' after I was done the salsa melted off my tongue
Pieces of tortilla got stuck in my throat
An' the stains on my clothes burned a hole through my coat

My stomach was a-tremblin' and I broke out in a rash
I was so dry and thirsty and I didn't have no cash
So I went and found a hose, tore off all my clothes
Turned on the water and it shot right up my nose
Some old lady came along and she thought I was a freak
So she beat me with a handbag till I could hardly speak
I was lying there naked, my body badly bruised
In a pool of my own blood, unconscious and confused

Well, the cops came and got me and threw me in their van
And I woke up on the ceiling and I couldn't find my hand
They took me to the judge, his eyes a-glowin' red
The courtroom was filled with witches and the dead
Well, the sheriff was a hellhound with fangs and claws
The prisoners were tied up and chained to the walls
The air was gettin' thick; the smoke was gettin' thicker
The judge read the verdict: said, "Cut off his head!"

Well, they placed me on the altar, and they raised up the axe
My head was about to explode when I noticed the Marshall stacks
I noticed all the smoke machines, cameras and the lights
Some guy with a microphone, runnin' around dancin' in tights
And I noticed the crew and the band playin' down below
And I realized I was in a rock video

So I went and joined the band and I went out on tour
And I smoked a lot of heroin and I passed out in manure
I made out with the groupies, started fires backstage
I made a lot of money and I gave it all away
Well, the band got killed, so I started a solo career
And I won all the awards and I drank all the beer
I opened up a taco stand just to smell the smell
Cookin' with the devil; frying down in hell
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I'd put Debut above Medulla, which I respect from an artistic standpoint, but never have a desire to hear. Debut has too many stellar tracks to rank so low, and it's not like this was her first recorded output anyway; it's certainly adventurous compared to her work in The Sugarcubes. Unless you'd like to tell me other albums from 1992 which sound like that.

What is Golden Feelings? Did I miss something?
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Bjork is a tough one for "worst," but for me Homogenic is far and away the best from her. I'd probably rank it in the top five of the 90s, to be honest. That juxtaposition of the hyper-emotive vocals and the icy soundscapes is genius, and really more of a precursor to something like Kid A than anything else that I have heard.
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