Señor Grumblecakes (jervo) wrote,
Señor Grumblecakes

Mostly slow day today... not much to write about. Bits and pieces of the new Flaming Lips album are floating around in my brain. (Which reminds me - my friend Hillary joined the Peace Corps a few years ago and periodically sends out mass e-mail updates; today's was entitled "Animals in my Head", which would make an appropriate song title for a Lips song.)

Anyway, as I've nothing to talk about, I though I'd open up the floodgates for discussion. Does anybody here remember It was run by the guy who used to maintain the first Sea and Cake website (now defunct) and was sort of a one-man Pitchfork, with an unhidden obsession for Pavement. Anyway, he was reviewing something (probably Pavement's "Brighten the Corners") and he challenged his readership to come up with a band that had made 3 great albums in the 90's. I'll widen it a bit and ask for your input on any band, at any time, that came up with 4 great albums. Which is a bit trickier, as not many bands stick around for 4 albums, and if they do, some of them aren't very good.

My submissions, in which "great" translates as "albums that I love ferociously":

The Beatles (Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, White Album, Abbey Road, Rubber Soul, etc....)
The Sea and Cake (s/t, Nassau, The Biz, The Fawn, Oui)
Stereolab, (Emperor Tomato Ketchup, Random Transient Noise..., Cobra and Phases Groop..., Sound-Dust)
Bob Dylan, (Blonde on Blonde, Highway 61 Revisited, Blood on the Tracks, Time Out Of Mind, etc....)
Miles Davis, (Kind of Blue, In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew, Sketches of Spain, etc...)

Close but not quite:
Dismemberment Plan (2), Death Cab (2), Built to Spill (3), Pavement (3), The Police (they're all great, but also somewhat interchangeable), Tortoise (3), Yo La Tengo (3), Ween (3), R.E.M. (3-ish), Radiohead (3)...

Bands that could qualify that I'm not knowledgeable enough about:
Bjork, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Rolling Stones, Blur... the list goes on and on.

Your input is appreciated.
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