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Old 06-01-2008, 09:59 PM   #316
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Please tell me you just have your years messed up.

Life's Rich Pageant? Document?

While Murmur is still my favorite, those two albums are five star classics and cannot be discounted.


can i make a confession? (i make a lot of music confessions here, hehe) i hardly own any of their albums. back in the mid-90s, i bought four of their albums. i got out of time, automatic for the people, and monster. i also just bought murmur on a whim cuz it was their first album. it turned out to be really good i've never bought any other albums of theirs never even downloaded any.
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This is actually how I regard both of these albums as well, and why I tend to give NB the edge.

As for Elton John, you can't go wrong with Tumbleweed, Captain Fantastic, or the self-titled album, but Goodbye Yellow Brick Road cannot be ignored.
Also, I don't think they knew how to end their songs on Funeral. Listen to the endings of Wake Up, Crown of Love, Laika, or Power Out and compare them to the ends of Black Mirror, Ocean of Noise, No Cars Go, and Keep the Car Running.

A step in the right direction, for sure.
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Curtains is all acoustic. It takes a special type of album to keep my attention if it's all acoustic, you know? This one just didn't have it, but there were some great tracks on there, like the one you mentioned.

I'll read back to see your Funeral opinion.
Yeah, Frusciante can really do some cool acoustic stuff, but I hear what you're saying.

He actually has done some live shows fully acoustic too. I posted a link the other night of him playing Bowie's Modern Love acoustically, and it's not half bad.

There's also one funny part of a gig where he claims he ripped off Bowie's Andy Warhol with the intro to Under the Bridge.
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If you wanna start with Radiohead, Pfan, I suggest you start with either In Rainbows (it's a great representation of their more stream-lined sound mixed with their electronica) or OK Computer (the masterpiece). The Bends would also be up your alley, too - an amazing Britpop album from the mid '90s and my favorite for quite some time.
I actually agree with LM on this one - start with The Bends, then OK Computer.
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Also, I don't think they knew how to end their songs on Funeral. Listen to the endings of Wake Up, Crown of Love, Laika, or Power Out and compare them to the ends of Black Mirror, Ocean of Noise, No Cars Go, and Keep the Car Running.

A step in the right direction, for sure.
Wake Up sounds like they tried a Baby O'Riley style ending and failed. Never liked it, despite a great first three minutes or so.
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As for Elton John, you can't go wrong with Tumbleweed, Captain Fantastic, or the self-titled album, but Goodbye Yellow Brick Road cannot be ignored.
this is true. goodbye yellow brick road is the only one i have on cd (the rest i just swipe from my mom's vinyl collection if i want to listen) and i love them
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Document I'll give you. It's not a cohesive masterpiece like Murmur but very strong just the same. I honestly have never been able to get into Life's Rich Pageant. Automatic For The People is the only one I prefer to Murmur.
Oh, I think Document is exceptional all the way through and just as cohesive, and perhaps a tad better than Life's Rich Pageant.

Of course, of those three I still like Murmur the best as well.

AFTP is the absolute masterpiece for the "second half" of their career, so to speak.
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can i make a confession? (i make a lot of music confessions here, hehe) i hardly own any of their albums. back in the mid-90s, i bought four of their albums. i got out of time, automatic for the people, and monster. i also just bought murmur on a whim cuz it was their first album. it turned out to be really good i've never bought any other albums of theirs never even downloaded any.


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Also, I don't think they knew how to end their songs on Funeral. Listen to the endings of Wake Up, Crown of Love, Laika, or Power Out and compare them to the ends of Black Mirror, Ocean of Noise, No Cars Go, and Keep the Car Running.

A step in the right direction, for sure.
This I simply do not agree with at all. Wake Up has arguably their best ending. "You'd better look out for love!!!" Come on.

Ocean Of Noise though...fuck yeah. I can dig that.
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I actually agree with LM on this one - start with The Bends, then OK Computer.
Starting with either those two or In Rainbows is cool with me. I just think In Rainbows is a good mix of their Bends/OK-era sound with their Kid A/Hail mentality.
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No Cars Go is definitely a song where it gets better as it goes.
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This I simply do not agree with at all. Wake Up has arguably their best ending. "You'd better look out for love!!!" Come on.

Ocean Of Noise though...fuck yeah. I can dig that.
That line is great, but they do the "let's just speed the song up and shout a line at the end" ending at least 3 times on that album. It kind of works on Wake Up, I'll give you that, but almost ruins Crown of Love.
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oh wait, that should probably upset me i should download some i feel bad doing that, but i don't think they're hurting for money.
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I commented on Crown of Love's ending in my running diary.
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Why did Crown of Love suddenly end with a dance beat? Strange.
And there it is.
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