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Neutral Milk Hotel
04-10-2008, 05:59 AM
Sorry if there is already a thread like this somewhere.

I am reasonably sure this is my top five (in alphabetical order).

Debaser-Pixies
Heroin-The Velvet Underground
Karma Police-Radiohead
Strawberry Fields Forever-The Beatles
Two Headed Boy, Pt. 2-Neutral Milk Hotel

sbessiso
04-10-2008, 06:10 AM
this is an immpossible list for me to create

betao
04-10-2008, 06:48 AM
after a whole 10 seconds of critical thinking:

radiohead - subterranean homesick alien
prodigy - smack my bitch up
massive attack - butterfly caught
sigur ros - svefn g englar
the cure - plainsong

honorable mentions...

boards of canada - dawn chorus
plaid - ralome
meat beat manifesto - supersoul
my bloody valentine - come in alone
ulrich schnauss - blumenthal
aphex twin - we are the music makers

Tylerdurden31
04-10-2008, 07:23 AM
in no particular order

Dismemberment Plan - A Life of Possibilities
Mogwai - 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely
Fugazi - Ex-Spectator
GYBE! - Sleep: They Don't Sleep Anymore On The Beach/Monheim / Broken Windows, Locks Of Love Part III etc

that could easily change in 5 minutes

Boourns
04-10-2008, 07:26 AM
sigur ros - untitled 8
radiohead - street spirit
pulp - like a friend
neutral milk hotel - on comely
elliott smith - kings crossing

JSam67
04-10-2008, 07:28 AM
As of today, I'd probably go with this, in no real order:

Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros
Mayonaise - Smashing Pumpkins
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Paranoid Android - Radiohead
Wake Up - Arcade Fire

msklvr
04-10-2008, 08:10 AM
this is an immpossible list for me to create

Probably for most of us.

nationocean
04-10-2008, 08:22 AM
Alexandre Desplat - The Engagement
The Beatles - End
Nina Simone - Lilac Wine
Self - Super*
Beach Boys - Barbara Ann

oh and the entire Sgt. Peppers album. please, bury me with my vinyl copy my mother gave me. kthxbye.

private,eyes
04-10-2008, 08:47 AM
Zombie Eaters - Faith No More
Can't You Hear Me Knocking - The Rolling Stones
Dogs - Pink Floyd
Dead Or Alive - Van Halen
In My Time Of Dying - Led Zeppelin

bmack86
04-10-2008, 09:08 AM
Boredoms-7--*(Boriginal)
Man Man-Zebra
Metallica-One
Can-Oh Yeah
Booker T and MGs-Green Onions

amyzzz
04-10-2008, 09:13 AM
I'm pretty sure there's a top ten songs thread somewhere, and I don't want to rethink my top ten into five at this point. That makes me nervous.

meyouseek
04-10-2008, 12:25 PM
Mr Bungle - My Ass Is On Fire
Primus - Too Many Puppies
Dead Kennedys - California Uber Alles
Guns 'n' Roses - It's So Easy
Chemical Brothers - Three Little Birdies Down Beats

paulb
04-10-2008, 12:52 PM
fuck, I suck at these lists.... i could do Top 10 artists...thanks to last fm. top 5 songs? Logically you'd think, the top song of your top 5 artists... but that isnt always accurate...mhm.

beastie boys - jimmy james
bad religion - come join us
justice - waters of nazareth
arcade fire - intervention
the prodigy - their law/smack my bitch up

fuck, i hate my list... Karma Police, Losing My Religion, One...grr, i hate my life.

brokenDREAMS
04-10-2008, 01:36 PM
In no particular order and off the top of my head:

Underworld - Pearls Girl
Jane's Addition - Three Days
Metallica - Orion
The Doors - The End
Peter Gabriel - In your Eyes

TomAz
04-10-2008, 01:47 PM
today my list would be

Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
Bob Dylan - Desolation Row
Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
Roky Ericson - Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog)
Bjork - Unravel

just cuz that's what's stuck in my head lately. tomorrow it could be something totally different.

jonnypark
04-10-2008, 02:17 PM
David Bowie - Rock and Roll Suicide
Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
Guns N Roses - Estranged
Smashing Pumpkins - Hummer
Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song

downingthief
04-10-2008, 02:26 PM
Norwegian Wood- Beatles
Magnificent 7 - Clash
No Surprises - Radiohead
I Burn for You - Sting (bring on the night live version)
Biko - Peter Gabriel

About as close as I can get...so many to choose from.

betao
04-10-2008, 02:26 PM
In no particular order and off the top of my head:

Underworld - Pearls Girl
Jane's Addition - Three Days
Metallica - Orion
The Doors - The End
Peter Gabriel - In your Eyes

That would be my underworld pick as well. Pearls Girl would easily make my Back 2 Mine.

BlackSwan
04-10-2008, 02:54 PM
this is an immpossible list for me to create

pretty much. it's hard enough to try to do top 5 bands. it actually makes my brain hurt.

brokenDREAMS
04-10-2008, 03:15 PM
That would be my underworld pick as well. Pearls Girl would easily make my Back 2 Mine.

Pearl Girls is still my personal fav from them. Dark Train, Moaner and King of Snake are definitly up there as well.

woogie846
04-10-2008, 03:16 PM
hmm...i'll have to give this thread some thought before posting my list.

smoke
04-10-2008, 03:22 PM
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
Jimi Hendrix - Pali Gap
Descendants - Hope
Ice Cube - Today was a Good Day
Eric Clapton - Old Love (acoustic)

dontfeedthebird
04-13-2008, 09:09 PM
Massive Attack - I Against I
Portishead - It Could Be Sweet
Chemical Brothers - Out of Control
Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
Madonna - Crazy For You

betao
04-13-2008, 09:14 PM
Massive Attack - I Against I
Portishead - It Could Be Sweet
Chemical Brothers - Out of Control
Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
Madonna - Crazy For You

I love I Against I. That collaboration between Mos Def and Massive Attack is one of the greatest of all time.

gaypalmsprings
04-13-2008, 09:16 PM
Led Zep - Stairway to Heaven
James Taylor - You've Got a Friend
Harry Chapin - Taxi
Beatles - Revolution
Doors - Soft Parade

thelastgreatman
04-13-2008, 09:17 PM
A Day In The Life
A Day In The Life
A Day In The Life
A Day In The Life
A Day In The Life

bballarl
04-13-2008, 09:21 PM
In no particular order, and not completely accurate:

The Stone Roses - Waterfall
Oasis - Up in the Sky
The Strokes - Last Nite
The White Stripes - Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
My Bloody Valentine - I Only Said

matsuolost
04-13-2008, 09:28 PM
in the aeroplane over the sea - neutral milk hotel
lucky - radiohead
agaetis byrjun - sigur ros
neighborhood #1 - arcade fire
the boy with the arab strap - belle and sebastian

mountmccabe
04-13-2008, 09:31 PM
today my list would be

Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
Bob Dylan - Desolation Row
Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
Roky Ericson - Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog)
Bjork - Unravel

just cuz that's what's stuck in my head lately. tomorrow it could be something totally different.


David Bowie - Rock and Roll Suicide
Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
Guns N Roses - Estranged
Smashing Pumpkins - Hummer
Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song


In no particular order, and not completely accurate:

The Stone Roses - Waterfall
Oasis - Up in the Sky
The Strokes - Last Nite
The White Stripes - Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
My Bloody Valentine - I Only Said

You three win, thus far.

Angelica - Evergreen
Spiritualized - Medication
Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna
Sleater-Kinney - Call the Doctor
The Mountain Goats - Grendel's Mother

Now I win.

stinkbutt
04-13-2008, 09:34 PM
Benny & The Jets

bballarl
04-13-2008, 09:35 PM
I forgot about Hummer. That is probably my favorite Pumpkins song.

thelastgreatman
04-13-2008, 09:40 PM
Okay, I'll put in an actual 2-5

1. A DAY IN THE LIFE
2. Sloop John B
3. The Boxer
4. Tool - Third Eye (Salival version)
5. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

wmgaretjax
04-13-2008, 09:42 PM
off the top of my head... at this moment in time:

Radiohead - How to Disappear Completely
This Heat - Paper Hats
Animal Collective - Banshee Beat
Panda Bear - Carrots
The Beatles - Happiness is a Warm Gun

fasttrack
04-13-2008, 09:42 PM
it would be hard to make a top five all time songs.
here are my top five as of late.
like the coachella lineup. it's subject to change.

sigur ros - i gaer
a whisper in the noise - in the dark
john cooper clarke - (i married a) monster from outer space
friends of dean martinez - all the pretty horses
damien rice - cheers darlin'

Hannahrain
04-13-2008, 09:44 PM
today my list would be

Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)


I just wanted to reiterate this because it's so amazing. Good choice.

wmgaretjax
04-13-2008, 09:45 PM
Randy, I would buy a button if I was going to Coachella this year.

TheBoneyKingofNowhere
04-13-2008, 09:57 PM
this would be impossible for me to doo. but just quickly thinking about it

Paranoid Android - Radiohead
Time - Pink Floyd
Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones
Revolution or Yer Blues - The Beatles
annnd umm... Death Letter - The White Stripes

bballarl
04-13-2008, 10:13 PM
I love Yer Blues.

thelastgreatman
04-13-2008, 10:18 PM
Randy, I would buy a button if I was going to Coachella this year.

Aren't you going to some other shitty festivals though?

wmgaretjax
04-13-2008, 10:20 PM
Aren't you going to some other shitty festivals though?

unfortunately no. Too poor this time around. My summer plans are Radiohead and that's about it. I might catch a day or two of sasquatch. The sub pop festival up here sounds promising. But no summer travels for me. Saving for a trip to Shanghai this winter.

BlackSteve0
04-14-2008, 12:37 AM
Radiohead - How to Dissapear completely
The Rolling Stones - Sister Morphine
Modest Mouse - Lounge
Underworld - Pearl's Girl
Nirvana - Drain You

Backwater
04-14-2008, 01:09 AM
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
H - Tool
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Bone Machine - Pixies
Dance with the Devil - Immortal Technique (a very dark and disturbing song but very powerful as well. The twist at the end is so shocking and perfect that it resembles a well written film script. If anyone tries to convince you that hip hop isn't "real" music then play this song for them.)

fikus222
04-14-2008, 02:34 AM
This is way too hard, but here it is for the now:

Where is My Mind ? - Pixies
Rope On Fire - Morphine
Climbing Up the Walls - Radiohead
Trapeze Swinger - Iron and Wine
Fearless - Pink Floyd

Cpt. Funkaho
04-14-2008, 02:46 AM
Randy, you get huge points for The Boxer. That's definitely in my top five. I might buy a button.

Cdubby
04-14-2008, 02:47 AM
my bloody valentine- only shallow
smashing pumpkins- rocket
radiohead- airbag
pink floyd- brain damage/eclipse
nirvana- dumb

edit- wow, honestly didnt look at anyone's list for fear of tainting my brain, three different songs already listed off Siamese Dream.....awesome.

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 04:12 AM
Randy, you get huge points for The Boxer. That's definitely in my top five. I might buy a button.

The fact that no S & G or Simon solo is appearing anywhere else is just a fucking disgrace. I hate all you pussies for not recognizing that Paul motherfucking Simon is such a badass, huge-cock-swinging god of songwriting that The Boxer sounds just as epic as Stairway To Heaven.

AND IT'S ON A FUCKING ACOUSTIC GUITAR.

Plus, call me a pussy if you want, but Bridge Over could go on there just as easily. The climax of both those songs is as overwhelming as any emotional point in any music ever.

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 04:13 AM
Also, why the fuck are The Smashing Pumpkins on ANY of these lists? What the balls? Hey, jerkoffs, there's like five other bands from that era that all have at least five songs that are better than everything Corgan ever did. Cut the shit.

stuporfly
04-14-2008, 04:29 AM
The Beach Boys - "God Only Knows"
The Beatles - "A Day In the Life"
John Coltrane - "A Love Supreme - Acknowledgement"
The Clash - "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais"
Blur - "Tender"

Bluesky
04-14-2008, 04:42 AM
in no order and subject to change:

The Chords: Shhh Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)
Prodigy: Smack My Bitch Up
Iron Maiden: Blood Brothers
Alanis Morissette: Utopia
Various Artists: Blue Moon (doo wop version)

Aw, man, I keep thinking of more.

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 04:45 AM
Smack My Bitch Up? FUCKING ALANIS?!



We're fighting. Freals.

stinkbutt
04-14-2008, 05:19 AM
Also, why the fuck are The Smashing Pumpkins on ANY of these lists? What the balls? Hey, jerkoffs, there's like five other bands from that era that all have at least five songs that are better than everything Corgan ever did. Cut the shit.

Eye is the only Pumkins song that even comes close to being on a list but far from the top five or even top twenty

sassypants
04-14-2008, 05:38 AM
Tori Amos - Cooling
Simon and Garfunkel - Sound of Silence
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
The Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train

betao
04-14-2008, 07:38 AM
Smack My Bitch Up? FUCKING ALANIS?!



We're fighting. Freals.

SMBU is on my list as well. It serves as the one song that threw me into EDM, the genre of music that defines my musical tastes. It had a huge influence on me.

thestripe
04-14-2008, 07:38 AM
1. A Day in the Life - The Beatles
2. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
3. Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
4. Queen Bitch - David Bowie
5. Paranoid Android - Radiohead

C DUB YA
04-14-2008, 07:47 AM
Yeah considering I am working on a list of my top 100, and I still can't narrow that down... this is impossible, but i will give you 5 that make my top 25 all time.

Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
David Bowie - Life on Mars
Underworld - Stagger
The Zombies - The Way I Feel Inside
Belle and Sebastian - Seeing Other People


ok, a few others from my top 100... just because I have gone through this crazy exercise:

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Pixies - Caribou
R.E.M. - Pretty Persuasion
Suede - The Wild Ones
Suede - The Two of us
Nick Heyward - Kite
Grant Lee Buffalo - Mockingbirds
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Clash - White Man...
Sigur Ros - Hoppipolla
Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely
Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
Beatles - A Day In the Life
Beatles - Happiness is A Warm Gun
Beatles - In My Life
Smiths - How Soon Is Now
Smiths - Please Please Please...
Smiths - This Charming Man
Cure - In Between Days
Cure - Lovesong
U2 - Red Hill Mining Town
U2 - One
U2 - Wire
Beach Boys - God Only Knows
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking
Stone Roses - She Bangs the Drums
New Order - Age of Consent
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie - Quicksand
David Bowie - Queen Bitch
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
Prince - When Doves Cry
Underworld - Pearls Girl

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 08:00 AM
Way to throw up The Zombies--props.

MOTHERFUCKER, HOW DID I FORGET? Number two isn't even arguable, and I forgot it completely. Let's fix this:

1. A Day In The Life
2. Bohemian Rhapsody
3. The Boxer
4. Sloop John B
5. Paradise By The Dashboard Light

That's better. I like that better.

paganman7
04-14-2008, 08:06 AM
At this point and time:

Tool - 46 & 2
Pearl Jam - Garden
Daft Punk - Technologic
The Cure - Just Like Heaven
Fleetwood Mac - Gold Dust Woman

C DUB YA
04-14-2008, 08:07 AM
yeah even through the "Wayne's World-ification" of it - That song (Bohemian) is and will forever be, epic.

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 08:08 AM
Nothing could put a big enough dent in the genius of that fucking song to knock it out of the top three, ever. Operatic rock rules everything around me.

C DUB YA
04-14-2008, 08:09 AM
agreed

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 08:09 AM
Fuck the Beach Boys--I'm putting Third Eye back in the four spot and leaving Meatloaf at five. Even though it's played out (especially if you went to school dances anytime in the last twenty years--a frequent complaint by ho's of my generation), Paradise is a masterwork.

C DUB YA
04-14-2008, 08:13 AM
I will say this - when I started my list (about a year ago) I noticed how much newer stuff I left out, I mean I love a lot of new music, but it has been a while since we've gotten a true, time tested (a few years) epic song... from anyone.

Mr.Nipples
04-14-2008, 08:14 AM
television-marquee moon
queen-another ones bites the dust
sonic youth-cross the breeze
my bloody valentine-cigarette in your bed
black flag-my war

first 5 songs that came to my head the moment i read the thread title...

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 08:16 AM
I will say this - when I started my list (about a year ago) I noticed how much newer stuff I left out, I mean I love a lot of new music, but it has been a while since we've gotten a true, time tested (a few years) epic song... from anyone.

Leaving Radiohead off was not easy. But choosing between any of theirs and the raw power of Salival's Third Eye isn't even a choice.

If I had to put Radiohead up though, I'm totally not sure what song I would have to go with. I think it has to be Karma Police, trite as that may be.

JSam67
04-14-2008, 08:18 AM
Paradise is a masterwork.

Honestly, that's gotta be one of my least favorite songs of all-time. How can you bash Corgan if Paradise is one of your top 5 songs ever?

Smashing Pumpkins > Chris Farley portraying Meat Loaf > Meat Loaf

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 08:22 AM
Are you kidding me? How can I bash Corgan and praise Paradise? Hmm... well, Corgan was a whiny-voiced twat who made good but not exceptional grunge rock... and Jim Steinman is a fucking genius who perfected operatic rock? Oh, and Meatloaf is actually a GOOD singer. Oh, and the song tells a story in a totally unique structure. Oh, and the last verse is one of the best lyrics ever written.

Those things.

JSam67
04-14-2008, 08:28 AM
Maybe I have the junior high dance stigma associated with it. Or maybe it's the fact that I feel like it's a condensed version of all the reasons I didn't like "Grease." I can't take Meat Loaf seriously, even though he can sing. I always just think of his great, great, Fight Club tits.

But Siamese Dream, I can take seriously. Corgan's voice didn't start becoming unappealing to me until Mellon Collie.

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 08:33 AM
Apparently you weren't raised by people with enough taste to make sure you heard Bat Out Of Hell before Grease (Bat Out Of Hell came out first) and the comparison is still fucking blasphemous. Fuck you, asshole. Go listen to the title track and try and tell me that that shit sounds like Grease.

STEINMAN IS GOD

JSam67
04-14-2008, 08:40 AM
The song feels like a condensed version. Not the album, the song. I remember enough about Bat Out of Hell not to listen to it again, though. I hate Grease as well as Mr. "I would do anything for a sandwich." Paradise by the Dashboard Lights is played at least once on the radio overnight every night I work. Fuck that song.

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 08:43 AM
FUCK YOU, BUDDY. Seriously, take that back about there being anything remotely similar to Grease or you're not getting any fucking drugs at Coachella. I'm not even joking. It's completely absurd and I'm personally offended.

menikmati
04-14-2008, 08:47 AM
I'm not sure the order here, but here are five I really really love after a few days thinking about this:

Nirvana - Dumb
Pixies - No. 13 Baby
Boards of Canada - Julie & Candy
New Order - The Perfect Kiss
Nirvana - Swap Meet

JSam67
04-14-2008, 09:00 AM
FUCK YOU, BUDDY. Seriously, take that back about there being anything remotely similar to Grease or you're not getting any fucking drugs at Coachella. I'm not even joking. It's completely absurd and I'm personally offended.

I just listened to it, probably for the 100th time, and I still hate it, mostly because of when it changes, the first 3:30 are fine enough. Creatively, it's impressive. But it's not for me. And, I knew the Grease comments would get under your skin but it has now backfired on me as I've been levied with an ultimatum, so I rescind those remarks. I have no leverage.

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 09:33 AM
And now I'm praying for the end of time.

Any married man over the age of 35 will tell you that that's one of the greatest lyrics ever written.

thestripe
04-14-2008, 10:17 AM
Leaving Radiohead off was not easy. But choosing between any of theirs and the raw power of Salival's Third Eye isn't even a choice.

If I had to put Radiohead up though, I'm totally not sure what song I would have to go with. I think it has to be Karma Police, trite as that may be.

It was hard for me to put Paranoid Android over Karma Police. I know Karma Police is not all that great, but I fucking love it.

i_like_cake530
04-14-2008, 04:48 PM
In no order...

Led Zeppelin: Whole Lotta Love
Radiohead: I Might Be Wrong/Paranoid Android/Subterranean Homesick Alien
The Beatles: Something/Oh! Darling/Happiness is a Warm Gun
Jimi Hendrix: All Along the Watchtower
Spiritualized: Shine a Light

Ask me again tomorrow, the list could be completely different...(except Whole Lotta Love, that song isn't going anywhere)

i_like_cake530
04-14-2008, 04:52 PM
Smashing Pumpkins > Chris Farley portraying Meat Loaf > Meat Loaf

Anything Chris Farley ever did, said, thought > Corgan

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 04:52 PM
It was hard for me to put Paranoid Android over Karma Police. I know Karma Police is not all that great, but I fucking love it.

Dude, since when is Karma Police not all that great? That was their first Beatles moment. That was the turning point of Radiohead.

i_like_cake530
04-14-2008, 04:55 PM
A friend of mine, after listening to Karma Police for the first time, compared Radiohead to Chevelle. Needless to say we aren't friends anymore.

bballarl
04-14-2008, 04:55 PM
I agree with the assessment that Bat Out Of Hell is a fantastic record. The lyrics are hilarious, in a good way.

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 04:56 PM
Find me a better fucking intro to a song than on You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth.

I MOTHERFUCKING DARE YOU.

thestripe
04-14-2008, 05:19 PM
Dude, since when is Karma Police not all that great? That was their first Beatles moment. That was the turning point of Radiohead.

Truth. I take it back.

thestripe
04-14-2008, 05:21 PM
But Paranoid Android is kind of like "A Day in the Life" with the three parts and all. Not on that scale but still.

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 05:23 PM
Paranoid is modeled after Happiness Is A Warm Gun, not A Day In The Life. Happiness was originally three separate pieces of songs they just decided to put together, and Thom (or one of the members of Radiohead) has said that that was the model that spawned Paranoid Android. A Day In The Life just has a bridge, dude.

thestripe
04-14-2008, 05:26 PM
You're right. "Happiness is a warm gun" probably should have made my list. That's my favorite song of the White Album.

thestripe
04-14-2008, 05:27 PM
I was in the ballpark.

WattsUp
04-14-2008, 05:30 PM
...

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 05:35 PM
Happiness is an amazing song on a number of levels. It's not A Day, though. And it's not I Am The Walrus either.

It MIGHT however contain the first ever metal breakdown in rock music.

thestripe
04-14-2008, 05:36 PM
Happiness is an amazing song on a number of levels. It's not A Day, though. And it's not I Am The Walrus either.

It MIGHT however contain the first ever metal breakdown in rock music.
Happiness? You are crazy.

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 05:42 PM
You're gonna have to explain what you're calling crazy about that.

bballarl
04-14-2008, 05:44 PM
Bang bang shoot shoot.

TonyWonder
04-14-2008, 05:47 PM
This is silly but off the top of my head:

How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead
Joga - Bjork
Lullaby - The Cure
The River - PJ Harvey
Lateralus - Tool

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 05:49 PM
The change at "I need a fix," Stripe. Find me an example of a guitar chord more metal than that prior to that and I'll suck your wife's cock.

thestripe
04-14-2008, 05:50 PM
You're gonna have to explain what you're calling crazy about that.

What is metal about it? It goes into a kind of 50's style riff. I have always considered "I am the Walrus" kind of punk. The lyrics anyway. John was a bad ass.

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 06:05 PM
50's? What 50's? Where did you ever hear a grimey, distorted riff in uneven groupings of 3/4 time in the 50's, exactly?

thestripe
04-14-2008, 06:08 PM
Happiness is a warm gun...Bang Bang woop woop.

thestripe
04-14-2008, 06:09 PM
The rest grimey. I get the after "I need a fix". I just never thought of it that way.

bballarl
04-14-2008, 06:11 PM
Doesn't he say "Bang bang, shoot shoot"?

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 06:11 PM
Seriously, dude--it's the first metal breakdown in rock history as far as I can tell. And it's still one of the most badass, grungey, dirty, beautifully distorted chord changes ever.

thelastgreatman
04-14-2008, 06:11 PM
That's in the third act, Andrew.

thestripe
04-14-2008, 06:14 PM
Seriously, dude--it's the first metal breakdown in rock history as far as I can tell. And it's still one of the most badass, grungey, dirty, beautifully distorted chord changes ever.

Truth.

thestripe
04-14-2008, 06:16 PM
and I think it is shoot shoot, I'm not in the state of mind to debate this.

bballarl
04-14-2008, 06:17 PM
No debate here.

thestripe
04-14-2008, 06:23 PM
I just looked it up Andrew and you are 100% right. I am going to look at this thread tomorrow with regret.

bballarl
04-14-2008, 06:29 PM
I still think you are a quality poster, thestripe (I forgot your name, you disappeared for awhile). Ever since the old board days.

i_like_cake530
04-14-2008, 06:35 PM
Seriously, dude--it's the first metal breakdown in rock history as far as I can tell. And it's still one of the most badass, grungey, dirty, beautifully distorted chord changes ever.

I agree.

thestripe
04-14-2008, 06:35 PM
I still think you are a quality poster, thestripe (I forgot your name, you disappeared for awhile). Ever since the old board days.

Gary. Same goes for you Andrew.

canexplain
04-14-2008, 06:39 PM
i sing "what a day for for a day dream" lovin spoonfill and "good morning" beatles , when i wake up and am in a good mood .. so they are up there for me ... geez when i see all the songs peeps have picked, i cant argue with them ... not a top 5 but psycotic sp reaction by the count five needs to be somewhere in a list ...x***

canexplain
04-14-2008, 06:47 PM
and btw, there are so many great bands now, but you have to do the test of time .. some songs by the old dudes, are so great, doors the end, a lot of beatles songs, janis, floyd, , even tull , where do you start ...x****

corbo
04-14-2008, 07:23 PM
5 is not enough...

1. the beatles - julia
2. john lennon - watching the wheels
3. debussy - reverie
4. radiohead - motion picture soundtrack
5. stan getz and jao gilberto - para machucar meu coracao

mountmccabe
04-14-2008, 08:57 PM
Randy have you seen the cell phone commerical with Meat Loaf? It causes me pain.

o5YMVO7-8ns

Also that is Tiffany? Wow. WOW.

saxomophone
04-14-2008, 10:23 PM
Maybe...

Failure- Small Crimes
Sonic Youth- JC
Smashing Pumpkins- Try Try Try
Cat Stevens- Peace Train
Led Zeppelin- The Rain Song

Or maybe not.

kitt kat
04-14-2008, 10:25 PM
in no order (i think)

All Tomorrow's Parties by The Velvet Underground
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) by The Arcade Fire
Hey Jude by The Beatles
These Days by Nico
Ceremony by New Order

Honorable Mention: Make War by Bright Eyes

i see a theme here...depressive, epic anthems about life squandered and life lost at the hands of living. meh.

kitt kat
04-14-2008, 10:29 PM
I just wanted to reiterate this because it's so amazing. Good choice.

definately a great song, but probably not an all time favorite.

bballarl
04-14-2008, 10:32 PM
The bass player in my band does a hilarious cover of "These Days" on ukelele.

kitt kat
04-14-2008, 10:38 PM
hahahaa wicked.

Hannahrain
04-14-2008, 10:40 PM
definately a great song, but probably not an all time favorite.

Yes, well. You're a buttknocker. So.

kitt kat
04-14-2008, 10:41 PM
:( ?

Hannahrain
04-14-2008, 10:41 PM
That's the scientific term. In plain english, you knock butts.

Backwater
04-15-2008, 01:34 AM
Has anybody else noticed that there's far more Radiohead songs on here than any other band?

As the Scroobius Pip says, "they're just a band."

PassiveTheory
04-15-2008, 01:53 AM
Augh...

Death Cab for Cutie - Title and Registration
The Smiths - I Know It's Over
Interpol - C'Mere
Jeff Buckley - Morning Theft
Portishead - All Mine

Will it be the same in 5 years? Probably not.

thelastgreatman
04-15-2008, 02:02 AM
C'mere?


Twat.

thelastgreatman
04-15-2008, 02:03 AM
That's the scientific term. In plain english, you knock butts.

I'd marry Hannah.

PassiveTheory
04-15-2008, 02:17 AM
C'mere?


Twat.

Personal significance.


Douchebag.

fasttrack
04-15-2008, 02:23 AM
Personal significance.


Douchebag.

i concur.
the thread is called "YOUR top five songs of all time"
not "douchebag picks your top five for you"

humanoid
04-17-2008, 09:08 AM
Bob Dylan-A Simple Twist of Fate or Desolation Row or Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
The Velvet Underground-Venus In Furs or After Hours
David Bowie-Life On Mars
The Doors-The End
Radiohead-Lucky or Climbing Up the Walls or Exit Music
Pink Floyd-Interstellar Overdrive or Us and Them or Astronomy Domine
Neil Young-The Needle & the Damage Done
Bright Eyes-The Calendar Hung Itself
Butthole Surfers-Pepper
The Beatles-Elenor Rigby or A Day in the Life
Bob Marley-Johnny Was
Blur-You're So Great or Death of a Party or No Distance Left to Run

oops, I can't count very well

thelastgreatman
04-17-2008, 09:32 AM
Personal significance.


Douchebag.


i concur.
the thread is called "YOUR top five songs of all time"
not "douchebag picks your top five for you"

You concur like a twat.

Interpol has a dozen better songs than that one. It's like some jerkoff saying the best Beatles song for them is Taxman. A twat opinion.

You listened to the entire Radiohead catalog and didn't find anything that hit you harder than fucking C'mere, Passive? What a twat.

canexplain
04-17-2008, 09:44 AM
The change at "I need a fix," Stripe. Find me an example of a guitar chord more metal than that prior to that and I'll suck your wife's cock.

13th floor elevators x****

I guess this is more psychedelic then metal but I think it sort of spawned some of the metal riffs …. All by the yardbirds
I’m a Man
Over Under Sideways Downward
Shapes of Things
Happenings Ten Years Time Ago

TommyboyUNM
04-17-2008, 07:01 PM
Man, this is freakishly hard. But here we go, in no particular order:

Pink Floyd - Time (The beginning is chilling and it's from one of my Top 5 albums of all time. Too bad I'm not able to make it out this year to see Waters do it)

Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls (Has a nice progression from mellow to a heavy riff and I actually like James' vocals in this song).

Tool - Lateralus (Whenever I listen to this I think to myself "I can't believe this song is over 9 minutes". It doesn't "feel" like a long, drawn-out song).

Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven (Might be a little cliche', but there's a reason why it's on so many lists. I still get chills).

Radiohead - The Tourist (I always loved Paranoid Android and Karma Police, but THIS song really opened my eyes to how fucking GREAT Radiohead is).

Pixiessp
04-17-2008, 07:22 PM
I love I Against I. That collaboration between Mos Def and Massive Attack is one of the greatest of all time.

my favorite off the Blade soundtrack.

Pixiessp
04-17-2008, 07:55 PM
this is extremely hard.
i will pick 5 that come to mind at the moment though.

Both Ends Burning-Roxy Music
Black-Pearl Jam
My Father-This Mortal Coil
River Euphrates -The Pixies
Last night I dreamt that somebody loved me-The Smiths

thelastgreatman
04-17-2008, 08:24 PM
13th floor elevators x****

I guess this is more psychedelic then metal but I think it sort of spawned some of the metal riffs …. All by the yardbirds
I’m a Man
Over Under Sideways Downward
Shapes of Things
Happenings Ten Years Time Ago

You would be the one guy who could produce these answers at the drop of a hat. I may have to check them out--but Happiness is defintely a way cooler metal breakdown, without even knowing any of those songs. Right? Right.

FUCKING METALLLLLLLLLL


Okay, I have to go listen to Pantera now.

SoulDischarge
04-18-2008, 04:26 AM
Not a top 5, which is obviously impossible, but 5 songs at random that I always play on repeat and have never gotten sick of, so they would at least qualify if such a thing were possible:

Cabaret Voltaire - Yashar
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood - Some Velvet Morning
Pixies - Caribou
Brian Eno - Baby's On Fire (truly unfuckwithable)
Mars - Helen Fordsdale

bleep
04-18-2008, 07:52 PM
whittled my top 10 posted in another thread down to these five
Wolf Parade - "I'll Believe in Anything"
Sonic Youth - "Bull in the Heather"
Pavement - "In the Mouth a Desert"
Archers of Loaf - "Web in Front"
Joy Division - "She's Lost Control"

canexplain
04-18-2008, 08:22 PM
You would be the one guy who could produce these answers at the drop of a hat. I may have to check them out--but Happiness is defintely a way cooler metal breakdown, without even knowing any of those songs. Right? Right.

FUCKING METALLLLLLLLLL


Okay, I have to go listen to Pantera now.

that made me crack up more then anything tonight, in ranbows on now, great but best of great , an oxymoran i guess, but x*****