Underrated Music

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Re: Underrated Music

Post by dparrott » 11 Jul 2015, 16:29

Love that MBV SSS EP, even bought it on vinyl!

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Re: Underrated Music

Post by mr_spenalzo » 11 Jul 2015, 19:27

I've been on a Tindersticks binge, and understand why they never got huge. It's not the right type of music. But what I do fail to see is how they haven't become more cherished in "alternative music" circles. They deserve to have the same status that bands like Pavement have.

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Re: Underrated Music

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 13 Jul 2015, 06:53

My memory is that The Tindersticks had good airplay on Mark Radcliffe's (& Lard's) Radio 1 evening show in the mid 90s. They seemed to be fans.

I particularly remember 'No More Affairs'.
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Re: Underrated Music

Post by TripleJay97 » 13 Jul 2015, 14:26

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. They made one of the finest albums of the decade and everyone seems to have forgotten about it.
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Re: Underrated Music

Post by dparrott » 13 Jul 2015, 16:01

Catherine Wheel, esp. their first two albums. Kinda went downhill after that.

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Re: Underrated Music

Post by TripleJay97 » 13 Jul 2015, 16:01

^Salt is a tuuuuuune
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Re: Underrated Music

Post by AdvertBreak » 13 Jul 2015, 16:02

Speaking of Catherine Wheel, Tim Friese-Greene/Heligoland!

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Re: Underrated Music

Post by Lt Pinkerton » 13 Jul 2015, 16:17

dEUS. The Ideal Crash is stunning and their latest albums are still quite solid.

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Re: Underrated Music

Post by AdvertBreak » 13 Jul 2015, 23:30

Fatboy Slim

Shit, all big beat is underrated really, but I've already mentioned others and probably Fatboy too. I'm just listening to Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars (it has a new 15th anniversary edition) which was underrated like fuck upon release and is still so today. It's memorable, catchy, well produced, hedonistic fun. Yes, in some places, it was more house to YCALWB's big beat, and in others, it was YCALWB's big beat. Pitchfork's 4.2 is more to do with how electronic music was changing in 2000 than the music on the album itself (apparently, the album is "no fun at all", which is naturally one of the most stupid excerpts of any Pitchfork review). Amazon reviews basically moan about it in comparison to YCALWB rather than on its own terms. Allmusic and, surprisingly, Christgau liked it. There are bad moments on this album, namely the quite boring Love Life and lyrically embarrassing Star 69. However, whilst Pitchfork moaned it was a bit dated, is it fuck! If I was to be cynical, I'd say the only reason it wouldn't be a hit today is because, y'know, it's not shitty EDM drop music. With production this sharp, it doesn't sound dated, other than that its not a popular type of music anymore, but it could be.

Different story with the following album, Palookaville. Its underrated but is more sloppy. However, it has a unique sound to it that keeps it notable on its own terms, and is quite funny at times. Put it Back Together, y'know, with Damon, isn't actually one of the best songs on it though.

I could talk about YCALWB but its not as underrated as the two successors. His debut album Better Living Through Chemistry is also underrated. Its punchy straight up big beat. Probably the second actual big beat album in existence, after Exit Planet Dust, and is pretty damn memorable also.

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Re: Underrated Music

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 16 Jul 2015, 05:56

dparrott - Catherine Wheel were another who got attention from Marc n Lard on evening Radio 1. They seemed to disappear in the peak Britpop period.

Advert Break - 'Halfway Between The Gutter & The Stars' (& its singles) had the fate of many follow-up albums. In that it was not quite as appreciated or long-lived (singles straight in & out of the chart etc). I personally think he was highly original in his creative use of sampling. He brought to our attention many obscure, but good, records. And used them to make good contemporary records.
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Re: Underrated Music

Post by TripleJay97 » 16 Jul 2015, 06:29

Battles.
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Re: Underrated Music

Post by metalhipslop » 16 Jul 2015, 06:36

that's funny. my dad showed me the first tears for fears record and i loved it. he hates anything other than that album and i tend to agree with him

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Re: Underrated Music

Post by TripleJay97 » 16 Jul 2015, 06:38

It's not that bad :P I got the second album on vinyl yesterday (for free) and I'm loving it!
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Re: Underrated Music

Post by AdvertBreak » 16 Jul 2015, 14:45

Flying Saucer Attack

Haven't heard the new album yet, but they are one of the most underrated damn shoegazey lo-fi bands of the 90s. They've had acclaim no doubt, but they are still pretty unknown. I was listening to a 6 Music doc a while back on the Bristol music scene and they annoyingly didn't come up once.

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Re: Underrated Music

Post by dparrott » 16 Jul 2015, 16:47

^ Great name, but the lack of production bugs me. Too garage sounding for my liking.

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