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The Hammer of the Gods

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  1. Can't include Zeppelin. Currently: Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel
  2. 00's: Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker Wilco - Kicking Television: Live in Chicago The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
  3. Favorite 90's albums at the moment: Neutral Milk Hotel - In An Aeroplane Over The Sea Steve Earle - El Corazón Elliott Smith - Either/Or
  4. I think my first album was this... Which is kind of funny considering I'm far from a fan of them anymore. The first album I BOUGHT was this, however... I still don't think it's that bad of a record, and considering the other junk that was plaguing the airwaves at the time, it was pretty decent.
  5. I keep friggin' forgetting to check that out. I'm a huge Gram Parsons fan and like what I've heard from TFBB. Thanks for reminding me.
  6. These are my current favorites, not really my "all-times". Too lazy to think of that: Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left The Band - Music From Big Pink Plenty of more from this great decade that I've been listening to lately, but these are the big three.
  7. Respect him, but not really a fan. However, "Thunder Road" is goddamn epic.
  8. The Byrds - You're Still On My Mind An empty bottle A broken heart And you're still on my mind Love it!
  9. I can't believe so many people are willing to dismiss an entire genre of music just because of a lot of the shitty mainstream stuff that stinks up the airwaves. It's the same for all genres really. It's like saying I don't like rock because I hate Nickelback or Fallout Boy or something. Anyway... I've pretty much realized that Hank Williams is perhaps one of the coolest artists of the 20th century. Not only do country and folk artists today owe a lot to him, but many rockers do aswell. One of the first signifigant artists to write about heartache, depression and addiction while most othe
  10. Nope, it's a Big Star song. At least that's what I meant to say.
  11. I agree. I'll be honest and say that I thought of "pop" or any variant of it as such a "dirty word" for quite a long time. I also heard someone describe Big Star as "Indie KISS" in a review of #1 Record which honestly made me laugh out loud while looking at the review online. Can't say I agree or disagree, seeing as I haven't heard any of their material outside of the song "Feel".
  12. Not to be a fanboy or anything, but I figured I'd post another album that deserves recognition. And besides, almost *all* of the albums posted aren't from this decade: Wilco - Kicking Television: Live in Chicago Not only is the setlist varied throughout their discography, but it enhances and breathes life into otherwise pedestrian tracks from A Ghost Is Born. Afterall, that's what I look for in live albums. An improvement upon the studio, however that can be achieved. Definitely recommended!
  13. Any fans? Some of my favorite artists (The Replacements, for the example), seem to absolutely worship Alex Chilton and this band. I've heard that they gave birth to the "power pop" genre, which is a genre I tend to enjoy. Which album/albums would you recommend? Discuss...
  14. From all the vinyl I've seen you've purchased, I'm pretty damn jealous. I would start a vinyl collection of my own, seeing as they're just flat-out cooler than CD's, but I don't own a player and the only convenient form for me is through CD. I may start getting vinyl of some of my favorite albums though, even if I already have them on CD.
  15. Agreed. I don't see all the flack that SBS is getting, as I think it, in a way, it got Jeff Tweedy to come back to earth a little bit. While I liked some tracks off it, A Ghost Is Born was too experimental, lacking that perfect balance that Yankee Hotel Foxtort had. SBS isn't really revolutionary or anything, but it's a solid record.
  16. The 80's rocked, it's pretty underrated when you think about it. You gotta dig past a lot of the pop stuff to discover some truly good bands. Here are some of my favorites... The Replacements The Smiths Husker Du Minutemen The Cure Too lazy to type more. Those are the biggun's for me though.
  17. I really need to listen to good 'ol Willie more often. I've only heard Redheaded Stranger album-wise and love it.
  18. I'd probably do Being There > Summerteeth > Yankee Hotel Foxtort. With BT, they had a country-rock sound with Exile on Main Street-like influences, then went on to the heavily Beatlesesque Summerteeth, and then finally (IMO), peaked with YHF with a unique sound of their own, yet blending all their influences together to create that sound. It's kind of mindblowing how much they changed within a span of 6 years.
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