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Old 10-12-2011, 10:40 AM   #436
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How do you guys feel about this list?

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Old 10-12-2011, 12:35 PM   #437
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i didn't read the blurbs yet, so i don't know what their arguements are (and we'll be honest--i probably won't). putting fables above hi-fi is just kind of wrong. it is my instinct to want to argue and complain that it's just someone who spent far too much time listening to the LRP remaster recently after having never really discovered the awesomeness of it years ago. because in that light, the album in question always sounds like the band's best work. and because i like to argue. as much as i like that album, i'll take their 2, 3, and 7 picks, probably plus up, above it on my own rankings list.
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:35 PM   #438
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Whoever it is really prefers the IRS stuff to the WB stuff.

The Top 5 are the IRS records, and the bottom 5 are the first post-IRS records.

That's cool, I prefer the IRS shit too, but it's interesting that this guy completely split it down the middle like that.
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:40 PM   #439
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I mostly feel the same way in preferring IRS over Warner Brothers, but after giving Fables a very close look thanks to the remaster, I'm of the opinion that it's definitely a step below the rest of the IRS releases, so Automatic For The People is certainly better.

Also, Accelerate kicks the shit out of Green, Out Of Time and Monster.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:16 PM   #440
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i've just never been a huge fan of fables.

but the only asses accelerate can possibly come close to kicking are around the sun and reveal.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:39 PM   #441
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I think Monster is too high on that list.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:16 PM   #442
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I stopped reading when Automatic was listed 9th. Nearly stopped reading when Green made the list.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:56 PM   #443
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Fables has never been a favorite of mine, but I also can see why some people rank it so highly.
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some world of warcraft npcs...

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Old 10-12-2011, 06:03 PM   #445
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That's the geekiest thing I've seen in at least a week.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:16 PM   #446
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That's the geekiest thing I've seen in at least a week.
thank you. i strive for that sort of excellence.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:29 AM   #447
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The IRS albums do deserve a lot of love, but I would still rank OoT, Automatic, Monster and NAIHF ahead of Fables, and maybe Automatic and NAIHF ahead of Document.

Of course the early 90's albums are the one's I grew up on, so they rank higher for me personally.
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I stopped reading when Automatic was listed 9th.
This is precisely why I continued reading.
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I'll applaud any list that puts LRP, Murmur, and Document at #1 ,2, and 3 (even if those aren't all my placements), but I definitely have some issues with the rest of it, especially the I.R.S./WB division mentioned above.

And it's a shame that Up wasn't given some consideration. It's certainly better than Green and Fables, and arguably a couple more on that list.

I laughed a little when I saw Automatic at #9 just because I could imagine people getting pissy, especially with Out of Time ranked right above it.

Nice to see the Monster love. Unlike Accelerate, it's badass without sacrificing the depth, and you know, it has Tongue.
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the way i'm going to look at it is clearly there's something wrong with a list when i agree with laz more than that list.
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