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Old 03-31-2009, 07:52 PM   #61
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Keane - Under The Iron Sea
The Cure - 4:13 Dream
Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sex Sugar Magik
The Dead 60s - The Dead 60s
Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full
Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
Radiohead - Pablo Honey
R.E.M. - Accelerate
R.E.M. - Monster
Coldplay - X&Y
Guns & Roses - Chinese Democracy (For the most part)


I know some of those choices are gonna be unpopular...
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Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full
I actually enjoy a good chunk of this record. It's certainly more vital and lively than much of his '80s material, but it really is inconsistent, to the point of being jarring. Chaos And Creation In The Backyard is so much better.
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I'd venture to say X&Y leans more toward pure shit than mediocrity.
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I do like Pablo Honey as a very average album. I think that's a good way to describe it.
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I actually enjoy a good chunk of this record. It's certainly more vital and lively than much of his '80s material, but it really is inconsistent, to the point of being jarring. Chaos And Creation In The Backyard is so much better.
I haven't really listened to any of his solo stuff, that album was free in the paper. Gave it a couple of listens and just haven't gone back to it since. I just remember it being really average, although maybe it was more inconsistent. I'd give it another listen but...I'd rather listen to music I enjoy.

X&Y probably wins most average album though, even if most of the songs aren't bad (save for What If, The Hardest Part...don't make me remember that album), it's harder to get through in one listen than Metal Machine Music
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R.E.M. - Accelerate
R.E.M. - Monster
Guns & Roses - Chinese Democracy (For the most part)


I know some of those choices are gonna be unpopular...
For Christ's sake, I love those three albums.
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Metal Machine Music is at least something different... certainly not "average," in any sense.
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I haven't really listened to any of his solo stuff, that album was free in the paper. Gave it a couple of listens and just haven't gone back to it since. I just remember it being really average, although maybe it was more inconsistent. I'd give it another listen but...I'd rather listen to music I enjoy.

X&Y probably wins most average album though, even if most of the songs aren't bad (save for What If, The Hardest Part...don't make me remember that album), it's harder to get through in one listen than Metal Machine Music
Fair enough. I do love Paul McCartney's solo work, so I was anticipating that album, and wound up quite disappointed. He was on a good run there for a while with albums like Flaming Pie and Chaos And Creation, but meh. Memory Almost Full sounded like a bunch of unrelated outtakes of mixed quality.

Haha, the Metal Machine Music comparison is fantastic. I actually did make it through about 20 minutes of that once. The difference is, listening to that piece of shit boosts your indie cred. I would never brag about listening to anything from X&Y. Or knowing who Coldplay is.
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Even Better Than the Real Thing meets Zoo Station, mostly. You can almost sing the latter track over the whole thing.
Ha ha...I honestly thought that "Is It Any Wonder" was a Zoo Station remix the first time that I heard it.
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I actually enjoy a good chunk of this record. It's certainly more vital and lively than much of his '80s material, but it really is inconsistent, to the point of being jarring.
This. Ever Present Past is my favourite, but as a whole, it feels so disjointed.
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Good call. I loved Final Straw for a long time, first hearing "Spitting Games" with the release of MVP Baseball 2004. Eyes Open wasn't any good, but there are one or two nice songs ("Shut Your Eyes" is actually all the comes to mind). I didn't listen to the latest because I don't want to hear all the Grey's Anatomy-ness of their hit singles from the previous record.

Its much better than Eyes Open FYI (which had less cheesy album tracks than the singles), Suns has great production and layering, and for them the lyrics are quite evocative, one other thing is that as rare as it is nowadays, the album works as a whole. Its not up to the creative standard of Final Straw, but its a step back in the right direction. They're endearing, no music virtusos, but enjoyable.

Also, sadly the only thing I appreciated about KOL was their U2 wannabeness of Only By the Night, but I've listened to Because of the Times again and enjoyed it more.
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Keane - Under The Iron Sea
The Cure - 4:13 Dream
Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sex Sugar Magik
The Dead 60s - The Dead 60s
Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full
Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
Radiohead - Pablo Honey
R.E.M. - Accelerate
R.E.M. - Monster
Coldplay - X&Y
Guns & Roses - Chinese Democracy (For the most part)


I know some of those choices are gonna be unpopular...
Yeah, all of those albums are really good. I do not understand.

One that definitely qualifies is Prince "Planet Earth." I love Prince, and that album was crap.
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In fact, I'd argue it was the only great baseball video game.


I hate sports video games. Actually, I pretty much hate video games in general. But Ken Griffey Jr. for SNES was the shit.
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