Thursday, August 11, 2005

"Pass the crack-pipe on the left hand side..."

Glen posted this list from SPIN magazine on his blog and I thought that I'd comment too (in bold)...

Spin's Top 100 albums since 1985

100. The Strokes - Is This It
99. Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
98. Cornershop - When I Was Born For The 7th Time (One catchy song does not a Top 100 pick make...)
97. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (It's okay. Just okay.)
96. The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy, and The Lash (#96? Are you f'ing kidding me? Top 10!)
95. Elastica - Elastica
94. Slint - Spiderland
93. Pearl Jam - Ten (I don't like Pearl Jam, but this deserves to be higher.)
92. Big Black - Atomizer
91. XTC - Skylarking (Awesome! Should be higher.)
90. Sonic Youth - Sister (I absolutely love this album and I'm shocked that it made it to the list ahead of all the other Sonic Youth albums. It's my 2nd fave SY album after "Daydream Nation". Well done!)
89. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell (Oh hells no!)
88. Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup (I'm in total agreement with Glen on this one. Although it's a good album, other Stereolab albums deserve higher ranking than this one.)
87. Blur - Parklife (Damon Albarn is overrated.)
86. Meat Puppets - Up On The Sun
85. REM - Automatic For The People (Although it's a good album I'd place "Out of Time" or "Murmur" higher on the pedestal.)
84. Soundgarden - Superunknown (Not my bag, but a solid album.)
83. At The Drive In - Relationship Of Command (Come on...seriously)
82. Jeff Buckley - Grace
81. Beck - Mellow Gold
80. D'Angelo - Voodoo (More like "poo poo".)
79. Moby - Everything Is Wrong
78. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (Again agreeing with Glen...this should be much higher.)
77. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
76. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (Good job on this one.)
75. Le Tigre - Le Tigre
74. Portishead - Dummy
73. Pulp - Different Class (Again, Damon Albarn is overrated.)
72. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (WTF?!?!?)
71. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy (Nice.)
70. Jay-Z - The Blueprint (No thanks!)
69. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
68. Tricky - Maxinquaye (Why don't you step on a hallucinogenic toad for the same effect.)
67. Slayer - Reign In Blood
66. Outkast - Aquamini (???)
65. Basement Jaxx - Remedy (Someone at SPIN is goofin' on skunkweed.)
64. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (Detroit represent!)
63. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
62. Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly (I once took a dump better than this album)
61. Weezer - Pinkerton (I'm sorry, but I just don't get the whole Weezer phenomonon.)6
60. De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead (Decent, but not worthy of Top 100)
59. Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West (Not so much...)
58. Metallica - Master of Puppets
57. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
56. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
55. The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
54. The Breeders - Last Splash (More like poop splash...)
53. Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (Ummm...again agreeing with Glen. Did they never listen to the their groundbreaking first album? The first Rage album hits you like a bag of bricks made of dark-matter.)
52. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill j (Hell yeah!)
51. Nirvana - In Utero (Kurt Cobain farted and this shit-bubble came out.)
50. New Order - Low-Life
49. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
48. Radiohead - Kid A
47. Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full (This does NOT belong on this list.)46.
46. The Fall - This Nations Saving Grace (Hell yes! Mark E. Smith is a snarling god!)4
45. Kanye West - College Dropout (Oh hell no! The flavor of the moment may taste like ass when it sits around a bit.)
44. Green Day - Dookie (No thanks guys. Decent album, but not quite enough.)
43. Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded (No!)
42. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
41. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
40. Run DMC - Rasing Hell
39. Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams
38. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
37. Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
36. Pixies - Doolittle (#36? Are the people at Spin on crack? Top 10!)
35. Dr Dre - The Chronic (Looks like the SPIN editors are smokin' it.)
34. Elliot Smith - Either/Or (Sorry, but nicht!)
33. Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (Not so high!)
32. The Replacements - Tim
31. Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me (Good band, good album, but not top 100)
30. The Notorious BIG - Ready To Die (He's dead now. You can take it off the list if you were worrying about getting a cap busted in your ass.)
29. Fugazi - 13 Songs
28. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
27. The Cure - The Head On The Door
26. Bjork - Post
25. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
24. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (Great album, but not that great.)
23. Outkast - Stankonia
22. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (Top f'in 10! Right now!!!)
21. Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet
20. Wu Tang Clan - Enter The Wu Tang 36 Chambers (nooooooooo...)
19. Hole - Live Through This (Pass the meth please...)
18. Guns and Roses - Appetite For Destruction
17. Nas - Illmatic (No disrespect, but f' no!)
16. Beck - Odelay
15. Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville
14. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
13. Husker Du - New Day Rising (I was gonna say "Where's Zen Arcade?" Until I remembered it came out in '84)
12. Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique (Not quite Top 100 material, but what about Ill Communication?)
11. U2 - Achtung Baby (Good album, but where the f' is Joshua Tree?)
10. NWA - Straight Outta Compton
9. PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me
8. Prince - Sign O The Times
7. De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
6. Pixies - Su4fer Rosa (Great album, but Doolittle belongs here.)
5. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
4. Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
3. Nirvana - Nevermind
2. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
1. Radiohead - OK Computer

Wow! Apparently Dubya's "War on Drugs" is failing. Whoever came up with some of these choices are definitely a bunch of raging high-ons. Where is Nick Cave, Sinead O'Connor, more Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Pale Saints, Ride, Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, Robyn Hitchock, more Pogues, Tori Amos or Sarah McLachlan, Kate Bush (Hounds of Love), ???

Pass me the crack-pipe.

How could they forget Justin Guarini and Clay Aiken? They may as well have been on the list.

Sounds like a challenge to come up with my own list. I'll have to do some thinking...



Blogger Glen said...

LOL, nice job Jason! I would have picked "Reckoning" from the Athens boys but it was from '84. And if they can have Slint and GBV they can omit one of the mediocre rap records in favor of Yo La Tengo. Sanso and I were just on the phone discussing the whole Nirvana/Pearl Jam thing...anyone who lived through 1992 knows that TEN was a bigger album than NEVERMIND but because they have faded away instead of Eddie Vedder shooting himself their landmark album gets panned and almost ignored. I'm really not a big fan of either(gimme Screaming Trees) but Pearl Jam TEN was the summer of 1992.
I'd still like to know where the Breeders pick came from, might as well put Belly on there too!

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