View Poll Results: What post-London Calling album is best?

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  • Kid A by Radiohead

    30 32.61%
  • Remain In Light by the Talking Heads

    15 16.30%
  • Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth

    7 7.61%
  • Doolittle by The Pixies

    19 20.65%
  • Purple Rain by Prince

    12 13.04%
  • Nevermind by Nirvana

    14 15.22%
  • Loveless by My Bloody Valentine

    15 16.30%
  • Stankonia by Outkast

    3 3.26%
  • Silent Shout by The Knife

    7 7.61%
  • Other (See flame below)

    17 18.48%
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Thread: Best Album since London Calling?

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    best album ever

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    Ænima

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    the specials self titled best album of 1979

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    *squints* Does that really say Kid A next to radiohead hmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    Catherine Wheel Chrome.
    Haha - good one Amy.

    Oh, what! You were serious?
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    well, for all intensive porpoises it is, will sell out within seconds tomorrow.
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    Also, for me - The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses.
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    well, for all intensive porpoises it is, will sell out within seconds tomorrow.
    Quote Originally Posted by korbinn View Post
    It's jsut dawned on me that I'm overly confident and a extremely ocd perfectionist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    How old were you when punk was around? in 1978, in 1979? were you even born yet?
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    die. choking on a bag of dicks preferably.
    You're going up against the two biggest Clash supporters on this board in this very thread. You're not gonna win, BAIB.
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    9/21 - Caetano Veloso - Hollywood Bowl
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    9/28 - Bob Mould - Roxy (?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    You're going up against the two biggest Clash supporters on this board in this very thread. You're not gonna win, BAIB.
    Two of the three, sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuporfly View Post
    Two of the three, sir.
    Noted.
    9/20 - Crosby, Stills & Nash - Santa Barbara Bowl
    9/21 - Caetano Veloso - Hollywood Bowl
    9/26 - William Basinski - Pasadena Arts Council
    9/28 - Bob Mould - Roxy (?)
    10/01 - King Crimson - Orpheum


    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    Quote Originally Posted by BayAreaIsBetter View Post
    I take that one back....and a few others.......;-/
    you can't take it back. retard level already noted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofhal View Post
    Also, for me - The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses.
    me too.

    plus a couple Smiths records, DM's Violator, R.E.M.'s Life's Rich Pageant, Tindersticks, Replacements, Pavement, etc...
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    but when you say plus a couple, there really are so many more records that could possibly be added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BayAreaIsBetter View Post
    I was born in 82...way after Beethoven but must I not have an opinion on him either?? Seems like a mute point.
    I can't tell if you're being hilariously clever or hilariously stupid here. The line was obscured somewhere in your past posts.
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    Well, now, hey! Art is subjective and everyone deserves not to be called a retard for having a personal opinion. If London Calling moves any of you soo much that you must call it the best album of all time then hey, congratulations, you have a personal taste!

    If we were to objectify the albums originality and artistry and put it up to say Aeroplane Over The Sea or Loveless I'm afraid London Calling goes the way of Never Mind The Bollocks or any other ratty punk album that only speaks to a very specific aesthetic that managed to lock itself inside its own room almost upon conception.

    On a separate subject; the Ramones captured the punk attitude by showing that they had no purpose other than to sniff some glue, where the clash actually took themselves seriously and in affect missed the point of punk expression altogether. So the clash aren't really a punk band and that is totally fine.

    IMHO...a band like Television is infinitely more interesting then the clash, but you all know very well that you cant exactly drive to it.

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    New socks. new lint. still smarter than you.
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    In my living room are eight Steve Keene album cover pieces, including London Calling, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and Marquee Moon. I'm also a big fan of Loveless, and while I prefer the first two PiL albums, also quite adore Never Mind the Bollocks... I point this out to illustrate that I'm not attracted solely to "a very specific aesthetic that managed to lock itself inside its own room almost upon conception," and also in a smaller way to prove I'm way cooler than you.

    Kidding about that last part.

    I would argue, of course, that London Calling by its vast stylistic ambitions (well-realized ambitions) is exactly the opposite of what you claim it to be, and add that in a very broad way, Television took themselves every bit as seriously as the Clash ever did. Verlaine and his confederates did so through grandiose artistic gestures rather than politics, but there's a definite artsy-fartsy muso vibe about the band that "in affect (sic) missed the point of punk expression altogether. So (Television) aren't really a punk band and that is totally fine."

    I won't deride you for not digging London Calling, though I might pity your ears a bit.

    Furthermore, while the Ramones are one of my all-time favorite bands, I don't think Johnny's business(military)like approach to running their career was terribly punk, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuporfly View Post
    In my living room are eight Steve Keene album cover pieces, including London Calling, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and Marquee Moon. I point this out to illustrate that I'm not attracted solely to "a very specific aesthetic that managed to lock itself inside its own room almost upon conception,"


    I would argue, of course, that London Calling by its vast stylistic ambitions (well-realized ambitions) is exactly the opposite of what you claim it to be, and add that in a very broad way, Television took themselves every bit as seriously as the Clash ever did. Verlaine and his grandiose artistic gestures rather than politics, but there's a definite artsy-fartsy muso vibe about the band that "in affect (sic) missed the point of punk expression altogether. So (Television) aren't really a punk band and that is totally fine."

    I won't deride you for not digging London Calling, though I might pity your ears a bit.
    I appreciate you're diverse ear but I'm not speaking to it but rather to punk itself. I see bands like Television and Suicide, as inaccessible and "artsy fartsy" as they may be, more in line with the spirit of diversity in expression that was the catalyst for whatever happened on the lower east side in the 70's. Not that this angsty 13 year old thought London Calling and Bollocks not the world at the time but any thread suggesting either album to be "the best of all time" is terribly subjective, belongs only in the posters diary, and deserves to be flamed(moderately).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    New socks. new lint. still smarter than you.
    Note that I haven't personally attacked you once. Creep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BayAreaIsBetter View Post
    I appreciate you're diverse ear but I'm not speaking to it but rather to punk itself. I see bands like Television and Suicide, as inaccessible and "artsy fartsy" as they may be, more in line with the spirit of diversity in expression that was the catalyst for whatever happened on the lower east side in the 70's. Not that this angsty 13 year old thought London Calling and Bollocks not the world at the time but any thread suggesting either album to be "the best of all time" is terribly subjective, belongs only in the posters diary, and deserves to be flamed(moderately).
    Any "best of" regardless of where it falls is subjective. I simply posit that there are few albums with a greater diversity in expression than London Calling.

    The Ramones were pretty much by-the-numbers in their approach (brilliant as it was), but they were just as punk as anyone else. Outside of having a semi-accepted base of operations the world incorrectly viewed as some sort of degenerate Monkees clubhouse, many of those NYC bands had little in common, from the music itself to the way they lived their lives and viewed the world. There is no punk aesthetic, believe me. And I know that because I got it straight from one of the original NYC punks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuporfly View Post
    many of those NYC bands had little in common, from the music itself to the way they lived their lives and viewed the world. There is no punk aesthetic, believe me.
    Therein my point that the clash dared manufacture one.

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    Haha - good one Amy.

    Oh, what! You were serious?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BayAreaIsBetter View Post
    Therein my point that the clash dared manufacture one.
    I'm not convinced even you understand what your point is anymore.
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    Remain in Light, mofos

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    London Calling ≠ greatest album ever

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    Says who? You?
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    Says drunk Charles Bukowski

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    Chuck Bukowski ≠ greatest drunk ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by BayAreaIsBetter View Post
    London Calling ≠ greatest album ever

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    Not saying that they're better, but I would have liked to have seen these on the list:

    Depeche Mode - Violator
    Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
    Spaceman 3 - The Perfect Perscription
    Beck - Odelay
    White Stripes - Elephant

    Probably not list worthy, but other great albums:
    Phish - Hoist (eat it!)
    The Beta Band - Three EPs
    Snoop Dogg - Doggy Style
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