What follows is a series of text messages. No records were harmed in the compiling of this list.
Monday, June 24, 2019
Christopher: When everyone gets a moment, I would like to know everyone’s Top Records. I would like to write a blog entry. 🙂
Angie: How many should we pick?
Christopher: However many you like. I was gonna list ten, but that’s just me.
Nicole: Will compile. Do you want reasoning or just a straight list?
Christopher: Follow your heart. I will post whatever you want me to post.
Munki: Lol. I went to look on spotify for albums and they had already compiled a list of my most played records. Thanks, surveillance system! You’re not creepy at all!
Christopher: Why Play a Music CD? ‘No Ads, No Privacy Terrors, No Algorithms’ – Streaming services have revolutionized the discovery of songs, but here’s why Ben Sisario, who covers the music industry, still likes to listen to compact discs.
Cool article I found recently, and while I know spotify is how people “do it”, I refuse to sign up for it, personally.
1) Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV, VOL. 1: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness – Coheed And Cambria
2) Bring Me Your Love – City and Colour
3) Carnavas – Silversun Pickups
4) The Hunter – Mastodon
5) Where The Mind Wants To Go/Where You Let It Go – I The Mighty
6) Sing The Sorrow – AFI
7) Glitterbug – The Wombats
8) Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
9) After The Party – The Menzingers
10) Mezzanine – Massive Attack
Christopher: I LOVE ‘Mezzanine’! It doesn’t crack my top ten, but it’s close.
Nicole: That’s my list of “enjoyed from start to finish” list.
[Trippin’] Whoops lol trying to walk and text. This is my “enjoyed from start to finish” list. Also highly influential to my tone.
Christopher: I AM glad we share that Floyd record in our respective top tens.
1.) Pink Floyd, ‘Wish You Were Here’
2.) Radiohead, ‘The Bends’
3.) Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Siamese Dream’
4.) Sarah McLachlan, ‘Fumbling Towards Ecstasy’
5.) Tool, ‘Ænima’
6.) Linda Perry, ‘In Flight’
7.) Sunny Day Real Estate, ‘How It Feels to be Something On’
8.) Hum, ‘You’d Prefer an Astronaut’
9.) Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, ‘Cold Roses’
10.) Slowdive, ‘Pygmalion’
I’d like to point out that Hum are from Nicole’s home state.
Angie [in the middle of road trippin’]: Mine will take a while when I’m off the road 🙂 Also this is now getting insanely scientific.
Christopher: I figured it would. no rush, be safe.
Also, we are a pro-science band. My top ten list is based on observation and experimentation, that which can be quantified with empirical data. No higher power was involved in my selection, except for maybe Pan, the Goat Lord of the Underworld.
Angie: Obviously the coolest
Nicole: Hum is pretty great
Christopher: Finally got to see them a few years ago on a reunion tour. Damn amazing.
Nicole: I bet they put on a good show. They always had a raw quality that I really admire.
It’s something I enjoy about the Wombats. Their energy on stage is incredible.
1.) Pentagram, ‘First Daze Here’
2.) Jimi Hendrix, ‘Electric Ladyland’
3.) The Cure, ‘Disintegration’
4.) Miles Davis, ‘Bitches Brew’
5.) Marilyn Manson, ‘Antichrist Superstar’
6.) The Wounded Kings, ‘Consolamentum’
7.) PJ Harvey, ‘4 Track Demos’
8.) Led Zeppelin, ‘Led Zeppelin’ (I)
9.) Maggie Estep, ‘Love is a Dog from Hell’
10.) Black Sabbath, ‘Paranoid’
Christopher: I LOVE ‘DISINTEGRATION’… Remember that story I told you about her? ‘Disintegration’ was there. #swoon
Never figured you for a mansonite, though.
Angie: First concert 😉
I love The Cure so much!!
Christopher: Here’s an idea – I may just transcribe this text exchange and post it [Editor’s Note: That’s so meta]. It has everything I’d want to post, and shows a little of our personalities, too.
Angie: Nice! I like that 🙂
Also if there is an option for runner up: Comus, ‘First Utterance’ because of the goat voice.
Nicole: Lol you better post it quick, my list is liable to change every three days or so.
Christopher: Well, I’ll leave an asterisk. 🙂
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Christopher: Okay, got most of this transcribed!
Angie: Wait! Can I have a runner up? Comus, ‘First Utterance.’ If I can’t include the goat man I have to rethink the whole list lol
Christopher: I’ll allow it!
Angie: Liked “I’ll allow it!”
[Editor’s Note: #droidlife]
Friday, June 28, 2019
Christopher: There are records from the late nineties that I love. It wasn’t the most groundbreaking time in popular music history, but it was fun as hell. Better Than Ezra puts on a hell of a show, and while their second record is weak, “Desperately Wanting” more than makes up for glaring omissions on ‘Friction Baby’.
‘Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy’ by The Refreshments really hit a bunch of us in the right place… mostly because we were drinking like crazy, and it’s definitely an alcoholic album.
Christopher: That’s god damn hilarious.
Elliott Smith – XO
OK GO – Oh No
Tune-Yards – WHO KILL
Buke & Gase – General Dome
WHY? – Alopecia
Thom Yorke – The Eraser
Mr. Right Nows:
Clark – Iradelphic
Giants in the Trees – Volume 2
Bowerbirds – Hymns for a Dark Horse
Hail Mary Mallon – Bestiary
Christopher: OMFG I LOVE THIS
I had no idea you liked ‘The Eraser’ as much as that! What a weird-ass album.
Munki: Oh gods yes. My first band audition involved singing Black Swan and I was hooked after that.
Nicole: Hail Mary mallon is my jam. Good pick. Aesop is the man.
Munki: I didn’t realize he was in that and Blockhead. That makes a lot of sense why I like those 3.
Nicole: Kiln is my long run jam lol. Perfect tempo, feel like I’m in Rocky. Win win. I started getting into them as I was getting out of army of pharaohs/Jedi mind tricks.
Munki: Haaaah. I was considering putting those two down with R.A. but decided against it.
Munki: Lol. <3