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Old 06-12-2021, 01:44 PM   #321
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are Greatest Hits albums totally a thing of the past now? i can't think of a single artist that broke through after the 90s that has released one of those.
You mean, apart of the Noel Gallagher best of collection that was released yesterday?
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noel gallagher isn't an "artist that broke through after the 90s".
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It feels as though Sleater-Kinney have polished all of their edges. That’s not a good thing. The new album felt completely innocuous and kind of boring? Maybe Janet Weiss was their engine.
Haven't listened yet, but it's a step down from the last one too?

Yikes.

My main problem with The Center Won't Hold was how slanted it was towards Carrie and Corin seeming to take a back seat, having ostensibly been the lead singer in the past.
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Haven't listened yet, but it's a step down from the last one too?

Yikes.

My main problem with The Center Won't Hold was how slanted it was towards Carrie and Corin seeming to take a back seat, having ostensibly been the lead singer in the past.
I'd be curious to hear your opinion once you've heard it, as you've been a fan for much longer than I have. The Center Won't Hold didn't age well for me. I found it ok at first but not as much the last couple of times I heard it. And I agree, it felt like the Carrie-Annie Clark friendship was the driving force there, but also that Annie may have convinced the band to pursue her own interest in poppier, electronic sounds, which did not work well.

The new one... I wouldn't call it bad, but it was completely unremarkable to me. I'd never think that a Sleater-Kinney record might lack energy, but this one does. From their post-hiatus albums, I find No Cities to Love to get the blend of their earlier punk sounds and more traditional indie rock sensibilities right. I love it (probably not a coincidence that I'm very fond of The Hot Rock too). Path of Wellness errs too much on the indie rock side, in a way that did not appeal to me. Admittedly, I haven't paid too much attention to the lyricism yet, and this is one area in which this album is being praised. I also found Carrie's vocals somewhat grating at times.
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noel gallagher isn't an "artist that broke through after the 90s".
Depends on how you look at it. Oasis started way after 1990 (debut was released in 1994 I believe) and Noel didn't become a solo artist until 2011.
(But OK, if you think this doesn't fit your criteria, does Joan As Police Woman count? She released an anthology last year.)
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i think you're misreading it - i specified after the 90s, not artists who came up in the 90s. so no, oasis/noel doesn't count here. i have never heard of joan the police woman before so can't say anything either way about her.

either way it's really not something to argue or split hairs over, i was just wavy on a friday night and got to wondering about something.
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The killers have a mad decent greatest hits record that came out a few years back. They definitely still make a lot of greatest hits records, in my experience, honestly.
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I have so many things to say about disco, but I'm too drink.

Basically, I agree, Dave.
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Quite a few greatest hits albums but 00s+ artists but are outside of the typical B&C wheelhouse. Hard-Fi, who I really enjoyed, has one. Then there are artists like My Chemical Romance, Ariana Grande, Fallout Boy, Girls Aloud, Daughtry, Keane, Carrie Underwood, and The Weeknd who all seem to have one according to Wikipedia.
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Don't forget the White Stripes just put one out.
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, but I'm too drink.
You don't say.
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ok then, i stand corrected.
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Lmfao, wow. I haven't had more than a single beer at a time in probably 2 years, and this is what it gets me.
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Song is good.

Frontman brushing the hair up out of his face got old after the 10th time, and probably happened 20x after that.
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are Greatest Hits albums totally a thing of the past now? i can't think of a single artist that broke through after the 90s that has released one of those.
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I think due to streaming, you can check out a list of an artist's most popular tracks pretty easily without having to dig for it.

So I think they're kind of irrelevant at this point.
I mean, isn't this what those "This Is [Whoever]" playlists are for? The streaming version of a Greatest Hits.

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Have we any sort of midway through the year favorite album lists? I was really on top of music in January but have really fallen off in the last few months and feel like I'm missing a lot. Though getting concerts back this summer/fall will make it easier to keep up with what's going on. I have already purchased tickets to six or seven shows.
My mid-year list looks something like this (alphabetised, not ranked):

- Blóð - Serpent
- Citizen - Life in Your Glass World
- God Is an Astronaut - Ghost Tapes #10
- Comatose - A Way Back
- Kučka - Wrestling
- L'Effondras - Anabasis
- Portrayal of Guilt - We Are Always Alone
- San Salvador - La grande folie
- Unwed Sailor - Truth or Consequences
- White Ring - Show Me Heaven

White Ring or Portrayal of Guilt is probably top so far. The Chills and Flyying Colours have also put out albums I enjoy and I am VERY hyped for The Joy Formidable on the basis of the singles so far. It could be their best album since The Big Roar.

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I was going to add Japanese Breakfast and Wolf Alice to my list, but let's give it another couple of weeks. They are so good though.
I desperately want to love the Wolf Alice album because their debut (and preceding EPs) are definitive of the 2010s for me. The night I saw Purity Ring do an early show then ran across town and somehow got front row for Wolf Alice touring My Love Is Cool is one of my best concert memories ever. Both were essential, vital shows promoting albums I adore.

But.

But. Thing is. I've listened to the Wolf Alice album four times now and I don't remember a single thing from it as I type this. Goddamn.
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Quite a few records coming out this year that I wasn't aware of... Modest Mouse, Prince and Torres all have albums coming out, and there's some sort of Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood thing coming too.
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