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#21 Posted on 24.9.03 1213.37
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Lemon Parade:

"If You Could Only See" is the worst track on that album, in my opinion. "Casual Affair" and "Open Up Your Eyes," however, were pretty wicked songs.



My worst moment in music buying history was in late 1992 when I picked up Ned's Atomic Dustbin's Are You Normal? for the song "Not Sleeping Around." What a terrible album.
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#22 Posted on 24.9.03 1621.50
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    Originally posted by DrewDewce
    Neil Finn - Try Whistling This - and it pains me to say it

Oh no...you did NOT just say that Drew. You did not just slag Mr. Finn. You did not just imply that at least all but one of the following "Try Whistling This" "She Will Have Her Way" "Sinner" or "Last One Standing" were not good songs. I'm certain...nay, I'm positive I misread that statement somehow.

Seriously, "TWT" was an awesome album, and it comes off even better when he does it live. Now I might be willing to listen to someone saying that "One Nil" (or "One All" if you didn't buy the import) was a weak album.
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#23 Posted on 24.9.03 2216.17
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    Y'see, this is where we differ my friend. As I think that Sam Roberts' full-length album (We Were Born In A Flame) was very, very good. Catchy, yet unique enough to be damned good.


I just find it too repetitive. Each song sounds different enough from each other, but the individual song itself is just the same chord pattern over and over for four minutes (yeah, that's technically every song, but there is NO variation).


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#24 Posted on 25.9.03 0042.50
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When I read the description one album came to mind.

Julian Lennon's "Photograph Smile"

Now I'll admit, my only interest in it, is because his dad is John F'n Lennon... but the single "I Dont Wanna Know" has a pretty catchy hook, and while the rest of the lyrics werent great, it was a nice headbopping song.


So I bought the CD... total shit.


I felt the same way about REM's "Monster" album

I love REM, but that album was pitiful, except for the single "What's The Frequency Kenneth"

I think Ive been pretty fortunate in having those be my only real burns
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#25 Posted on 25.9.03 0308.29
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    Originally posted by DrewDewce
    Billy Bragg - Don't Try This At Home - "Sexuality" was a nifty little ditty

    !


Easily his worst album...I'm not surprised you didn't like the rest of it. Hope it didn't put you off him entirely--some of his other stuff is great, especially Talking With The Taxman About Poetry.

But, then again, I do like the whole Proclaimers album you mention.
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#26 Posted on 25.9.03 0842.06
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I definitely wait to buy CDs most of the time until I hear at least a couple of songs. I heard "Beautiful Disaster" by 311 (which I thought was Cake at the time with the intro), and since "311" is one of my favorite CDs I went out and bought "Transistor". MISTAKE! I think Nick and the guys were a little too herbally-enhanced while they made it and it sounds like relaxing "music" you'd hear while getting a massage. Ack.

The last CD I bought from a band I'd never heard of based on a single was X-Ecutioners "Built from Scratch" after I heard "It's Goin' Down". That CD fits PERFECTLY on this list, I think.

And I like the first three songs on "Frogstomp", but stop the CD after that.
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#27 Posted on 25.9.03 1810.57
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    Originally posted by pieman
      Originally posted by DrewDewce
      Billy Bragg - Don't Try This At Home - "Sexuality" was a nifty little ditty

      Brougham - Le Cock Sportif - I actually bought this because of their song on the Can't Hardy Wait sdtrk and couldn't find anything worth listening to on this

      Buffalo Tom - Big Red Letter Day - Love, love, love "Sodajerk"

      Harry Connick Jr. - Blue Light, Red Light

      Amy Correia - Carnival Love - "The Bike" is a fabulous song, the rest of the album isn't.

      Deep Blue Something - Home

      Neil Finn - Try Whistling This - and it pains me to say it

      Love Spit Love - Love Spit Love

      The Nixons - Foma

      Heather Nova - Siren

      Primitive Radio Gods - Rocket

      The Proclaimers - Sunshine on Leith

      So - Horseshoe in the Glove

      Soul Coughing - El Oso

      That Dog - Retreat From the Sun

      Thermadore - Monkey on Rico

      US3 - Hand on the Torch

      Matthew Sweet - Just Kidding (Bwah hah hah ha)and The Breeder's first album is pure crap, but their 2nd Last Splash truly rocks!!


    Wow, you would think after getting burned a few times, you'd be a little more selective in your music purchases!


Well, running multiple name "scams" on Columbia House back in the day helped that list grow quite a bit.

I'm a big Crowded House fan, and like his Split Enz stuff too, but Neil Finn's Try Whistling This just didn't do it for me other than "She Will Have Her Way." Again, I didn't like saying it, but there it was.

And the Billy Bragg album did scare me off his other stuff. I never even attempted to listen to the Arlo Guthrie songs he did with Wilco.
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#28 Posted on 25.9.03 2338.28
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    Originally posted by WillGilman
    I felt the same way about REM's "Monster" album

    I love REM, but that album was pitiful, except for the single "What's The Frequency Kenneth"

    I think Ive been pretty fortunate in having those be my only real burns


*bzzt*

Sorry, I can't accept that. Not witn songs like "Bang and Blame", "Star 69", and "Strange Currencies" on it. Sure, it's not one of their BEST, but it doesn't suck.
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#29 Posted on 26.9.03 0033.16
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    Originally posted by drjayphd
      Originally posted by WillGilman
      I felt the same way about REM's "Monster" album

      I love REM, but that album was pitiful, except for the single "What's The Frequency Kenneth"

      I think Ive been pretty fortunate in having those be my only real burns


    *bzzt*

    Sorry, I can't accept that. Not witn songs like "Bang and Blame", "Star 69", and "Strange Currencies" on it. Sure, it's not one of their BEST, but it doesn't suck.


I dunno, Bang and Blame was oka at best... Star 69 and STarnge Currencies are very unmemorable... but with songs like King Of Comedy, that seep into your soul and drive you crazy with hatred I cannot retreact my statement.

Differing opinions suck sometimes
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#30 Posted on 26.9.03 0059.02
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    Originally posted by WillGilman
      Originally posted by drjayphd
        Originally posted by WillGilman
        I felt the same way about REM's "Monster" album

        I love REM, but that album was pitiful, except for the single "What's The Frequency Kenneth"

        I think Ive been pretty fortunate in having those be my only real burns


      *bzzt*

      Sorry, I can't accept that. Not witn songs like "Bang and Blame", "Star 69", and "Strange Currencies" on it. Sure, it's not one of their BEST, but it doesn't suck.


    I dunno, Bang and Blame was oka at best... Star 69 and STarnge Currencies are very unmemorable... but with songs like King Of Comedy, that seep into your soul and drive you crazy with hatred I cannot retreact my statement.

    Differing opinions suck sometimes


Feh... listened to it while I posted, and it wasn't THAT good. Maybe I just have an odd affinity for that CD because I made a mixtape with most of the songs I mentioned on it.
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#31 Posted on 26.9.03 0432.54
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I always really liked R.E.M's "Monster". I thought it was very unique and interesting concept album that had a lot of different sounds... Monster is actually one of my favorite REM CD's, I really liked the different techniques they used to record each song.

Some CD's the snookered me into buying them by good singles were 3 Doors Down "The Better Life". I liked the singles but the album I just couldn't get into it... The worst might have been Catherine Wheel "Happy Days". That 'waydown' song hooked me totally, I bought the CD and I'd say maybe one or two other songs were okay everything else I couldn't stand.

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#32 Posted on 26.9.03 1038.08
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Okay, Drew, you get a pass since you were getting these crappy CDs on the cheap with all those aliases. This time.
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