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Old 01-03-2008, 05:58 AM   #106
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What about Cat Stevens? Does he have any songs that are better tahn Father and Son?

And Elvis Costello... don't wanna commit to an album, but what are his best songs?
Cat Stevens 'Tea for the Tillerman' is pretty solid all the way through, and 'Teaser & the Firecat' also. Few others include 'Trouble', 'Katmandu', 'If You Wanna Sing Out'.


EC has done many different styles through the years. Any songs you like by him already?

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I get it now. Sorry

......... killed the thread there for a bit.


Ok, who's gonna help me get started with Daft Punk?
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Cat Stevens 'Tea for the Tillerman' is pretty solid all the way through, and 'Teaser & the Firecat' also. Few others include 'Trouble', 'Katmandu', 'If You Wanna Sing Out'.


EC has done many different styles through the years. Any songs you like by him already?

No that's the thing, I don't know any of his work, apart from the song he sung with Burt Bacharach in the Austin Powers movie, which I liked.
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I just picked up Armed Forces on cd. That would be a good one for ol' skool Elvis.
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No that's the thing, I don't know any of his work, apart from the song he sung with Burt Bacharach in the Austin Powers movie, which I liked.
You may prefer his more recent works to his earlier days. I'm guessing the song you speak of is "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" by Burt Bacharach. Is that the song from Austing Powers.
If so, maybe you like the 60's pop & motown sound? Then you could try 'Get Happy' for faster motown style pop or even Kojak Variety for a more polished & eclectic 60's r&b slant. Hope that helps a bit, he's got huge library.
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So difficult to pick something, I agree. With Elvis I think it really does help to start with a collection. The original Best Of was a pretty comprehensive one. Girls, Girls, Girls may be too much for a beginner.
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It is.

I don't have the 4 disc set, but I did download the stereo mix. It's a good listen. And, Zaireeka is the album that began their current sound with layers, synthesizers, and the generally experimental vibe.
I may end up making a short film with a friend with Zaireeka as the soundtrack. It truly is an overlooked gem of an album.

For the F'Lips, start with their post-Zaireeka albums, then just work backward.

Speaking of Cat Stevens, listen to "Father and Son" and the F'Lips' "Fight Test" back-to-back.

And I'm reading your review right now.
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Ok, who's gonna help me get started with Daft Punk?

Discovery! Discovery! Discovery!



Start with "Discovery", their 2nd album. Then get "Homework", their 1st album.

Skip over "Human After All" and go straight to "Alive 2007". It's got all the best bits from "Human After All", but raised from their dead, robotic, catatonic loop states and brought back to life in the live mix.

1. Discovery
2. Homework
3. Alive 2007



I need an audio + video bootleg of Alive 2007. I have many of the audio bootlegs from the tour, but I want a video one. That tour's visuals were so AMAZINGLY, AMAZINGLY STUNNING!!! I need to see it again!!
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For the F'Lips, start with their post-Zaireeka albums, then just work backward.
I disagree with you, fellow UYMFA Musketeer.

Clouds Taste Metallic is where it's at. That and Soft Bulletin are the best entry points. Mystics and Yoshimi are great, but come on.
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Clouds is tied as my favorite with Yoshimi, but if you're getting a starter course with their familiar sound, I think you need to hit those albums first then let Clouds soak in later.

You can't go wrong with any of them though.
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I disagree with you, fellow UYMFA Musketeer.

Clouds Taste Metallic is where it's at. That and Soft Bulletin are the best entry points. Mystics and Yoshimi are great, but come on.
But, the original poster said that he had Yoshimi and wanted to know where else to go. Clouds is definitely better than Mystics, but Mystics is representative of the current sound. Like LMP said though, can't go wrong with any of them.
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I may end up making a short film with a friend with Zaireeka as the soundtrack. It truly is an overlooked gem of an album.

For the F'Lips, start with their post-Zaireeka albums, then just work backward.

Speaking of Cat Stevens, listen to "Father and Son" and the F'Lips' "Fight Test" back-to-back.

And I'm reading your review right now.
On the short film: Awesome!

Yep, the Lips actually pay royalties to Cat Stevens for "Fight Test." I forget how much it is, but if you search around a bit, Wayne mentions it frequently.

Thanks!
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I think the consensus is to buy all the Lips' records...
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On the short film: Awesome!

Yep, the Lips actually pay royalties to Cat Stevens for "Fight Test." I forget how much it is, but if you search around a bit, Wayne mentions it frequently.

Thanks!
It was mentioned on the iTunes Originals set a while back.
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