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  • Site Banned Posts: 4,415 ✭✭✭ MilanPan!c


    His Name Is Alive - Stars On ESP
    Bad Religion - No Control
    Faith No More - Angel Dust
    Modest Mouse -LCW
    Barkmarket - Gimmick
    Lou Reed - Transformer
    Ken Ishii - Innerelements


    Some very good recent records:
    Doves - Some Cities
    Elbow - SSK
    Cloud Cult - Feel Good Ghosts...

    There's just so many fantastic records.

    And yet, so so few.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,542 ✭✭✭ Captain Darling


    MilanPan!c wrote: »


    Some very good recent records:
    Doves - Some Cities

    Try Lost Souls. No filler on that at all! Bleedin' rapid album.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,082 ✭✭✭✭ Spiritoftheseventies


    yep got there records Come on feel the Lemonheads is great too:)
    Its a Shame about ray is one of my favourite records ever
    What did you make of their follow up. Some good tunes but patchy in places. Evan Dando a great front man.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 712 ✭✭✭ arsenallegend


    What did you make of their follow up. Some good tunes but patchy in places. Evan Dando a great front man.


    I think the drugs were taken hold of his talent this time
    Its a great album but fout near the end
    His solo album was brillant and the last two lemonheads albums were great
    He's a nice guy too met him outside whelans once he's not stuck up like most singer songwriters


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 712 ✭✭✭ arsenallegend


    T-Rex Electric warrior
    paul weller Wild wood
    Cat stevens tea for tillerman


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,345 ✭✭✭ landsleaving


    For me,

    Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
    Buck 65 - Secret House Aganst the World
    The Go! Team - Proof of Youth
    Decemberists - Crane Wife

    and of course SUm 41 - All Killer No Filler :p

    Funeral just has one song that lets me down, I never liked 7 Kettles. It's just dull. Other than that it'd make the list for me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 129 ✭✭ martingore


    Do you mean the Depeche Mode album?

    sorry yes


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,560 ✭✭✭✭ AnonoBoy


    For me,

    Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
    Buck 65 - Secret House Aganst the World
    The Go! Team - Proof of Youth
    Decemberists - Crane Wife

    and of course SUm 41 - All Killer No Filler :p

    Funeral just has one song that lets me down, I never liked 7 Kettles. It's just dull. Other than that it'd make the list for me.

    Jaysus you're risking a ban posting that!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 37,215 ✭✭✭✭ Dudess


    Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona. I don't skip over any track on that album.


  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭ Placid_Casual


    Isn't this just another way of saying "my favourite albums are..."??

    What constitutes filler is pretty subjective but to my ears, from this year alone, the albums from Hot Chip, Joanna Newsom (and maybe The National, though I probably haven't heard it enough yet) are pretty much of a consistent quality the whole way through. I could probably think of countless others from past years.


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  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 11,315 Mod ✭✭✭✭ lordgoat


    For me,

    Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
    Buck 65 - Secret House Aganst the World
    The Go! Team - Proof of Youth
    Decemberists - Crane Wife

    and of course SUm 41 - All Killer No Filler :p

    Funeral just has one song that lets me down, I never liked 7 Kettles. It's just dull. Other than that it'd make the list for me.


    Buck 65 is top and this album is ace from start to finish.

    i rarely skip a track on Wilco's yankee hotel foxtrot


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,094 ✭✭✭ jill_valentine


    Funeral just has one song that lets me down, I never liked 7 Kettles. It's just dull. Other than that it'd make the list for me.

    I can understand somebody picking that one out a lot sooner than I'd understand them not grooving with Laika.

    I dunno, I can't imagine listening to Kettles as a single or anything, but I think it would be a weaker album without it, it brings the whole Neighbourhood thing to a nice kind of a close. That said, it wasn't until I heard a live version of it that I warmed to it, it makes more sense as a kind of bluegrass thing than the way it's done for the album. Anyway, I like it, and I'd defend it's place on the disc, but I can see what you mean.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 94 ✭✭ Reckoner91


    Number one suggestion: Radiohead, listen to 'OK Computer', thank me later
    There's also:
    Joy Division
    Talking Heads
    New Order
    Liars
    Bjork (for weird trippy ****)
    Pixies


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,082 ✭✭✭✭ Spiritoftheseventies


    Reckoner91 wrote: »
    Number one suggestion: Radiohead, listen to 'OK Computer', thank me later
    There's also:
    Joy Division
    Talking Heads
    New Order
    Liars
    Bjork (for weird trippy ****)
    Pixies
    are they jangly music though?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,542 ✭✭✭ Captain Darling


    Pavement


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,243 ✭✭✭ discobeaker


    MilanPan!c wrote: »
    Faith No More - Angel Dust

    I totally agree with that one! Also King for a day by Faith no more. I could listen to that over and over again

    Some of the albums i could listen from start to finish are
    Puzzle by Biffy Clyro,
    Evil Empire by Rage Against the Machine,
    The Blue Album by Weezer
    Achtung Baby by U2
    Doolittle by the Pixies
    The Trinity Sessions by The Cowboy Junkies
    Parklife by Blur

    Thats all i can think of at the moment


  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭ DonnieScribbles


    I never skip through Odelay! by Beck. It'd just feel wrong.


  • Registered Users Posts: 471 ✭✭ nipps


    pink floyd- dark side of the moon

    no bother!:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,345 ✭✭✭ landsleaving


    I can understand somebody picking that one out a lot sooner than I'd understand them not grooving with Laika.

    I dunno, I can't imagine listening to Kettles as a single or anything, but I think it would be a weaker album without it, it brings the whole Neighbourhood thing to a nice kind of a close. That said, it wasn't until I heard a live version of it that I warmed to it, it makes more sense as a kind of bluegrass thing than the way it's done for the album. Anyway, I like it, and I'd defend it's place on the disc, but I can see what you mean.

    I've never seen them live:( That version is really good, pity it doesn't come across as well on the album.

    Oh and Laika rocks, one of my favourites tbh.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,361 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    I never skip through Odelay! by Beck. It'd just feel wrong.

    On the subject of Beck, I think Sea Change nearly has to be listened to all the way through.

    In general, are people able to be honest enough with themselves to say, "OK, REO Speedwagon, I love what you've done on Hi Infidelity, it's a meisterwerk, truth be told, but I feel you've not tried hard enough with Out of Season"?

    Or do you subconsciously convince yourself that some songs are better than they really are in the context of the rest of the album? Is Elizabeth My Dear even a song, for example? Is Digsy's Dinner not a bit of a dog's dinner? Does anyone listen to Mellon Collie... all the way through without going out for a fag break?

    I have to defer to SOTS' earlier post - Different Class could have done without Bar Italia, for example, it adds little to the disc and if it were a standalone single I probably wouldn't listen to it twice.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 701 ✭✭✭ BarryCreed


    soundgarden - superunknown. To me, there's not a dud on it...


  • Site Banned Posts: 4,415 ✭✭✭ MilanPan!c


    BarryCreed wrote: »
    soundgarden - superunknown. To me, there's not a dud on it...

    Spoonman??


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,414 ✭✭✭ kraggy


    Radiohead - The Bends
    Radiohead - Ok Computer

    Can't believe these haven't been mentioned.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,361 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    kraggy wrote: »
    Radiohead - The Bends
    Radiohead - Ok Computer

    Can't believe these haven't been mentioned.

    I mentioned The Bends in the second sentence of the first post in the thread. :confused:Fitter, Happier is filler IMHO.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,414 ✭✭✭ kraggy


    I mentioned The Bends in the second sentence of the first post in the thread. :confused:Fitter, Happier is filler IMHO.

    Ok missed your Bends mention.

    But Fitter, Happier is NOT filler. It totally fits in with the message of the album and as a piece of music, it's very good.

    It's brilliant, in fact.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 469 ✭✭ loveissucide


    Right, firstly the OP asked for recent-ish albums with no filler, to which I suggest
    Two Dancers-Wild Beasts
    Actor-St Vincent
    Alligator, Boxer-The National
    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot-Wilco
    Veckamiest-Grizzly Bear
    xx-The xx
    Sound Of Silver-LCD Soundsystem

    Surely the first characteristic of a great album is that you listen to it the whole way through?


  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭ DonnieScribbles


    On the subject of Beck, I think Sea Change nearly has to be listened to all the way through.

    I've skipped through Sea Change :o
    It's excellent, but I find it too dense... It's quite a brooding album. Too much for one through listen, for me anyway.
    kraggy wrote: »
    But Fitter, Happier is NOT filler.

    I agree. There's not an ounce of filler on The Bends.

    Also, +1 to Actor by St. Vincent, mentioned above. Got it recently and there isn't a track on it that I could think of as filler, really.


  • Registered Users Posts: 606 ✭✭✭ rodge68


    The National- Boxer. Brilliant from start to finish...I also find it very hard to finish most albums in it's entirity also !!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,568 ✭✭✭ pappyodaniel


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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,361 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


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    Yep, that is a doozy, from a band who were previously (and since) guilty of releasing albums with two or three crackers and a load of old guff.
    I agree. There's not an ounce of filler on The Bends.

    Fitter, Happier is on OK Computer though.

    Is there any correlation between the albums people pick as filler-free and the age/stage of life they were at when they first listened to them? For me I think there definitely is - 1995, 1998 and 2001 stand out for albums I hold dear and those all correspond to major changes in my life. I'm quite sure lots of people would say Felt Mountain was packed with filler, but every track has value for me, probably by association as much as musical brilliance.

    I'd only ever heard of LCD soundsystem two days ago, but I'm sorely tempted to buy their album if it's up to the standard of the two tracks I heard.

    I'm also going to have to get my hands on High Violet.

    St. Vincent? Who dat? I shall investigate forthwith.


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