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Old 07-07-2011, 01:35 AM   #166
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I wouldn't cal Kick bad, but they're pretty overrated and not much more than a "fun" group.

Before you pass final judgement, though, I'd check out Welcome To Wherever You Are, which is IMO their best, though it still probably doesn't have the depth you're looking for.

They're like a less-kitchy Duran Duran.
I will say that I've only heard Kick once and its related singles about a thousand times and never loved them to begin with, so the deck was stacked negatively there. Would be willing to give another album a try, so thanks for the rec.

Zoots would murder me if he was still around. I mean, I don't know if he liked INXS; they just seem like a Zoots band.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:36 AM   #167
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:37 AM   #168
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I will say that I've only heard Kick once and its related singles about a thousand times and never loved them to begin with, so the deck was stacked negatively there. Would be willing to give another album a try, so thanks for the rec.

Zoots would murder me if he was still around. I mean, I don't know if he liked INXS; they just seem like a Zoots band.
You don't like "Don't Change" or "The One Thing"?

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Old 07-07-2011, 03:52 AM   #169
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OK, completely different unpopular opinion: 154 is my favorite Wire album. I don't know how many of you guys like Wire, but I'm starting to like them pretty well, largely thanks to 154. I wish they emphasized the more abstract, beautiful elements of post-punk than they do on Pink Flag.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:18 AM   #170
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Here's another one: Interpol's last album is their best and it's near perfect.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:04 PM   #171
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I need to confess something, which contains a U2 setlist spoiler:

 
I don't really care for One Tree Hill. I think that it is little more than average in the scope of their whole oeuvre. I actually think that the whole second side of JT is below average, with the possible exception of Red Hill Mining Town.

I'm really glad that you folks enjoyed hearing One Tree Hill live so much, though. It seems to be the equivalent of me hearing Please unexpectedly.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:09 PM   #172
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OK, completely different unpopular opinion: 154 is my favorite Wire album. I don't know how many of you guys like Wire, but I'm starting to like them pretty well, largely thanks to 154. I wish they emphasized the more abstract, beautiful elements of post-punk than they do on Pink Flag.
154's a killer album. That's been my entry point as well.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:16 PM   #173
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"Classic" era Wire recordings:

Chairs Missing >>> 154 >>>>> Pink Flag
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:39 PM   #174
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I need to confess something, which contains a U2 setlist spoiler:

 
I don't really care for One Tree Hill. I think that it is little more than average in the scope of their whole oeuvre. I actually think that the whole second side of JT is below average, with the possible exception of Red Hill Mining Town.

I'm really glad that you folks enjoyed hearing One Tree Hill live so much, though. It seems to be the equivalent of me hearing Please unexpectedly.



I was just thinking yesterday that I think it's my third fav on the album after Shuttling to Stand Still and Where The Cocks Have No Game.
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I need to confess something, which contains a U2 setlist spoiler:

 
I don't really care for One Tree Hill. I think that it is little more than average in the scope of their whole oeuvre. I actually think that the whole second side of JT is below average, with the possible exception of Red Hill Mining Town.

I'm really glad that you folks enjoyed hearing One Tree Hill live so much, though. It seems to be the equivalent of me hearing Please unexpectedly.
Your opinion is wrong.
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I need to confess something, which contains a U2 setlist spoiler:

 
I don't really care for One Tree Hill. I think that it is little more than average in the scope of their whole oeuvre. I actually think that the whole second side of JT is below average, with the possible exception of Red Hill Mining Town.

I'm really glad that you folks enjoyed hearing One Tree Hill live so much, though. It seems to be the equivalent of me hearing Please unexpectedly.
You just signed your own death warrant.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:16 PM   #177
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That's why I put it in this thread.

My appraisal of JT is pretty stereotypical:

1. With or Without You
2. Streets
3. Still Haven't Found
4. Running to Stand Still
5. Bullet the Blue Sky

...then the rest. I used to think that it was a masterpiece, but my appraisal of it has diminished over the years. Perhaps it's due to over-exposure.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:29 PM   #178
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I used to think that it was a masterpiece, but my appraisal of it has diminished over the years. Perhaps it's due to over-exposure.
Yet your favorite songs are the ones that have been the most harshly abused by rock and adult alternative radio? Interesting.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:33 PM   #179
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Yeah, it's not rational. I just never really feel the impulse to listen to JT as a whole or any of the songs from it anymore, with the exception of Streets live.
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It's not one of my fav U2 albums either. I obviously like it it a great deal, but there are many others others I listen to more often. Probably because of how almost overexposed I've been to the big singles, I never find myself wanting to hear to it. Not really their fault by any means, but it is what it is.
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