This one time at work they were working on the plumbing and they had just finished doing all of the caulking. I waited until a lot of people were around and said loudly 'It smells like caulk in here.' No one laughed.
A) You think you're one of the only people that really really liked that album? You should meet more people. I think it's generally regarded as being in the canon by most folks, in spite of the fact that HG is ambivalent towards it.
B) I think it's funny that people stress out over ordering their lists, as if someone's going to hold them to it someday, or report their preferences to the bands. "The Strokes are pissed at me!"
A) I just find most people will talk about how brilliant Funeral is and The Suburbs is getting all this great praise and the Grammy but, more often than not, I'll put Neon Bible on over the other two. But yeah, you're right, I do need to meet more people who like the kind of music I like. Most of my IRL friends had no idea who Arcade Fire were before a few months ago, let alone me being able to discuss which album of theirs I prefer.
B) The stress is totally all self-directed. I just can't pick one album over another. It's like trying to pick a favorite kid; I might like one a little more than the other at times but at the end of the day I love them all the same. Plus, I wanna post the list like today or tomorrow and if I were to wait until I ordered it, it could take months with the amount of times I change my mind.
I'm a total idiot. While reading Neon Bible I was thinking Funeral that whole time. I am nuts. Yeah, you're right, Neon Bible is considered their sophomore slump by most (although reading reviews for the Suburbs, I started to feel like it was one of those things where everyone was saying, "Neon Bible was underrated!" but when everyone says that it means that it wasn't really underrated, you know?")
I like that you put this on here, and so high up. Sometimes I think I'm one of the only people that really really liked this album.
I think I'm gonna wuss out and just post my list in alphabetical order. It's far too stressful trying to order the damn thing.
I almost put Neon Bible ahead of Funeral, but in the end I think Funeral left more of an impression on me so thats why it ended up ahead.
Ordering it is pretty pointless anyway. If I had the same 50 albums in alphabetical order and tried to order them again everything out of the top 10 would probably jump up or down 5 spots depending on my mood.
Post by know ID yuh on Sept 12, 2011 22:03:51 GMT -5
Without spending too much time, these are most of my favorites albums from the first decade. I'm probably missing a couple. And just for fun, I bolded my top tier in this list.
Animal Collective - Sung Tongs Animal Collective - Feels Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion The Antlers - Hospice Arcade Fire - Funeral Arcade Fire - Neon Bible Avalanches - Since I Left You Battles - Mirrored Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Eluvium - Copia Eminem - The Marshall Mathers Lp Eminem - The Eminem Show Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes Girl Talk - Feed The Animals Girl Talk - Night Ripper Grizzly Bear - Yellow House Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights Justice - Cross Kanye West - College Dropout Kanye West - Late Registration The Knife - Silent Shout LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver Liars - Drums Not Dead M. Ward - Post War Mastodon - Blood Mountain Menomena - Friend and Foe Menomena - I Am The Fun Blame Monster Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica My Morning Jacket - Z The National - Boxer The National - Alligator Okkervil River - Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See Outkast - Stankonia Panda Bear - Person Pitch Queens of the Stoneage - Lullibies To Paralyze Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldier Radiohead - In Rainbows Radiohead - Hail To The Thief Radiohead - Kid A Shins - Chutes Too Narrow Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer Tapes N' Tapes - The Loon Tenacious D - Tenacious D TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain Ween - La Cucaracha Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Wilco - A Ghost Is Born The Wrens - The Meadowlands
This is exactly what I was hoping would happen here.
Friendly, are you saying you've never listened to this album either?
"We Share Our Mothers' Health," isn't my favorite song on the album, but when I first bought my Bose Toyse headphones, the first 45 seconds of that song was what I played for all of my friends to brag about how awesome the headphones are.