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luka
14-03-2015, 01:06 PM
What's in it?

luka
14-03-2015, 01:07 PM
Massive Attack

luka
14-03-2015, 01:07 PM
Nuyorican soul

luka
14-03-2015, 01:08 PM
Kraftwerk

luka
14-03-2015, 01:09 PM
Roni size reprazent

luka
14-03-2015, 01:10 PM
Finley quaye

luka
14-03-2015, 01:10 PM
David Bowie low

luka
14-03-2015, 01:11 PM
Basement jaxx

luka
14-03-2015, 01:12 PM
Soul jazz compilations
Trojan records box set

luka
14-03-2015, 01:13 PM
Best of fela kuti

luka
14-03-2015, 01:13 PM
A can album

luka
14-03-2015, 01:14 PM
Nick drake

luka
14-03-2015, 01:17 PM
Coldcut journeys by dj mix

luka
14-03-2015, 01:19 PM
Randomly acquired hard bop reissues on blue note

luka
14-03-2015, 01:21 PM
Ltj bukem logical progression

luka
14-03-2015, 01:23 PM
Joy division

luka
14-03-2015, 01:25 PM
Iggy pop plus trainspotting soundtrack

luka
14-03-2015, 01:26 PM
Lee perry arkology boxset

luka
14-03-2015, 01:27 PM
Public enemy nation of millions

luka
14-03-2015, 01:28 PM
Beastie boys discography

luka
14-03-2015, 01:29 PM
Stone roses /new order /happy Mondays/the smiths/

luka
14-03-2015, 01:31 PM
Tricky/Portishead also lamb and morcheeba and nicolette

luka
14-03-2015, 01:32 PM
Fourtet

luka
14-03-2015, 01:32 PM
Aphex twin ambient works

luka
14-03-2015, 01:33 PM
Burial

luka
14-03-2015, 01:34 PM
Pulp fiction soundtrack

luka
14-03-2015, 01:34 PM
Breaking bad soundtrack

luka
14-03-2015, 01:35 PM
Ernest ranglin jazz recordings

luka
14-03-2015, 01:37 PM
Minnie riperton /rotary connection

trza
14-03-2015, 01:57 PM
do you accept paypal?

CrowleyHead
14-03-2015, 03:04 PM
Two Peel Sessions, any bands, but no more than two of their peel sessions.

Patrick Swayze
14-03-2015, 08:39 PM
80% listing my dads collection ffs lol

Mr. Tea
14-03-2015, 09:57 PM
You forgot Nirvana/Hole/Mudhoney/Pumpkins.

Pixies. Butthole Surfers.

dert
15-03-2015, 04:58 AM
god this thread is depressing

luka
15-03-2015, 10:20 AM
Red snapper

luka
15-03-2015, 10:22 AM
Dj vadim

luka
15-03-2015, 10:23 AM
Dmitri from paris

luka
15-03-2015, 10:23 AM
Air-moon safari

luka
15-03-2015, 10:24 AM
Stereolab

luka
15-03-2015, 10:25 AM
St ettiene

luka
15-03-2015, 10:26 AM
Gorillaz

luka
15-03-2015, 10:28 AM
A Courtney pine album or a talvin Singh project

luka
15-03-2015, 10:31 AM
That compilation gilles Peterston and Norman jay put together

luka
15-03-2015, 10:33 AM
Best of Arthur Russell

luka
15-03-2015, 10:34 AM
A smattering of mercury prize winners

luka
15-03-2015, 10:37 AM
Beck-odelay

luka
15-03-2015, 10:39 AM
Boards of canada

luka
15-03-2015, 10:39 AM
Underworld-dubnobasswithmyheadman

luka
15-03-2015, 10:44 AM
Buena vista social club

STN
15-03-2015, 01:17 PM
A sun ra album, bought after reading an interview with Bobby gillespie, listened to once

Mr. Tea
15-03-2015, 01:22 PM
Leftfield, Leftism. Future Sound Of London, Dead Cities.

Patti Smith. PJ Harvey. Tori Amos.

The Clash.

hucks
15-03-2015, 01:24 PM
80% listing my dads collection ffs lol

It's 80% of mine ffs. I'm 36. I don't have the Pixies/ Nirvana stuff Tea mentioned but I do have Illmatic, 36 Chambers i.e. the hip hop equivalents.


Underworld-dubnobasswithmyheadman

I bough this last year on reissue. This is killing me.

CrowleyHead
15-03-2015, 01:32 PM
Madvillian
"'Til Shiloh"
Slowdive

Mr. Tea
15-03-2015, 01:50 PM
god this thread is depressing

Hahaha, if there's one thing Dissensians can't stand, it's anything that smacks of 'middlebrow'.

Come on, there's some good stuff here!

Leo
15-03-2015, 02:28 PM
chemical brothers - surrender
moby - play
prodigy - fat of the land
kruder & dorfmeister - dj kicks
dj shadow - endtroducing
sigur ros - ()
godspeed you black emperor!
coltrane - a love supreme or giant steps
amon tobin
dj food - kaleidoscope

similar person, living in the US:
tortoise - tnt
beach boys - pet sounds (remastered reissue)
arcade fire - funeral
lcd soundsystem -- sound of silver
neutral milk hotel - in the aeroplane over the sea
joanna newsom
elliott smith - x/o
bonnie "prince" billy (any album, really)
wilco - yankee hotel foxtrot

Tentative Andy
15-03-2015, 03:58 PM
Classic luka thread this. *salutes*

Goldie - Timeless
Boy In Da Corner
Kind Of Blue plus a fusion-era Miles album.

Tentative Andy
15-03-2015, 04:01 PM
The Streets - Original Pirate Material
Ms Dynamite - A Little Deeper
Horsepower Productions - In Fine Style

Tentative Andy
15-03-2015, 04:03 PM
What traumatic life event has triggered the semi-hip 40 year old to sell their CD collection btw?

Mr. Tea
15-03-2015, 05:45 PM
Pistols, Never Mind The Bollocks. Wire, Pink Flag.

Most or all of the Radiohead back catalogue. Ditto Mogwai.

Perhaps something by At The Drive-In?

Spiritualized's Ladies And Gentlemen...

Mister Scruff, Trouser Jazz. Some Squarepusher.

The first Deftones album (product of a very brief foray into metal while at uni).

benjybars
15-03-2015, 08:04 PM
haha.. yep, this thread is a bit close to the bone.. and i'm only 32..

There's probably gonna be some Manu Chao in there. And I'm guessing a couple of the Dylan bootleg albums.. although he might have bought those on 180g vinyl..

Leo
15-03-2015, 09:13 PM
steve earle. "real" country music, not that slick formulaic commercial country.

trza
15-03-2015, 09:45 PM
hip fortysomething would have the alt country like the Jayhawks, tragically unhip person would have the Chris Ganes albums and insist they were great.

hucks
15-03-2015, 11:00 PM
That Johnny Cash album with Personal Jesus and Hurt on it

Mr. Tea
16-03-2015, 02:12 AM
Manics, The Holy Bible.

Some old blues stuff - Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf.

The Twin Peaks soundtrack.

Jurassic 5.

mistersloane
16-03-2015, 02:46 AM
Red snapper

ultimate diss

mistersloane
16-03-2015, 02:48 AM
One of the Ethiopiques series.

mistersloane
16-03-2015, 02:48 AM
Robert Johnson greatest hits

mistersloane
16-03-2015, 02:54 AM
Paris Texas soundtrack

mistersloane
16-03-2015, 02:55 AM
Michelle Shocked album

mistersloane
16-03-2015, 02:56 AM
Bhundu Boys CD cos he really loved it at uni and had it on vinyl but now it's in his mum's attic. It sounds just amazing if you smoke a fat one to it, though I don't have time for that anymore, except at Deirdre's dinner parties, of course.

mistersloane
16-03-2015, 02:58 AM
Sleaford Mods but I only listened to it once. I think it's really great that they're doing what they're doing but I really preferred it first time round.

Mr. Tea
16-03-2015, 02:58 AM
http://designermagazine.tripod.com/2ManyDJsALBUMPIC1.jpg

mistersloane
16-03-2015, 02:59 AM
The Hissing of Summer Lawns, you should really listen to it, its impressionism is up there with Ulysses.

mistersloane
16-03-2015, 03:00 AM
Pulp. Did you see them do "Common People" at Glasto? It was amazing.

mistersloane
16-03-2015, 03:29 AM
Dubstep Allstars Volume Three, though I don't much care for The SpaceApe, rest in peace though.

mistersloane
16-03-2015, 03:32 AM
Shuggie Otis, he's really amazing, have you seen Looking For Sugar Man?

minikomi
16-03-2015, 03:42 AM
Cafe Del Mar Vols 4 & 5

luka
16-03-2015, 06:44 AM
Nusrat fatah Ali khan with Michael brook

luka
16-03-2015, 06:54 AM
Flaming lips-yoshimi battles the pink robots

luka
16-03-2015, 06:55 AM
Langley school music project

luka
16-03-2015, 06:56 AM
The avalanches

luka
16-03-2015, 06:56 AM
Turin breaks

luka
16-03-2015, 06:57 AM
Zero 7

luka
16-03-2015, 06:58 AM
Royksopp/sigur ross

luka
16-03-2015, 06:59 AM
Pj Harvey

luka
16-03-2015, 07:00 AM
Macy grey
& kelis-kaliedoscope

luka
16-03-2015, 07:01 AM
Death in vegas

luka
16-03-2015, 07:02 AM
Roots manuva

luka
16-03-2015, 07:03 AM
Groove armada

luka
16-03-2015, 07:04 AM
The beta band

luka
16-03-2015, 07:06 AM
Bomb the bass
Freak power-turn on tune in cop out CD single
Fatboy slim

luka
16-03-2015, 07:07 AM
Urban species

luka
16-03-2015, 07:08 AM
Money mark (keyboardist with beastie boys)

luka
16-03-2015, 07:10 AM
UNKLE- psyence fiction

luka
16-03-2015, 07:11 AM
Rae and Christian - northern sulphuric soul

luka
16-03-2015, 07:15 AM
Badly drawn boy/baby bird

luka
16-03-2015, 07:17 AM
Jimi tenor

luka
16-03-2015, 07:18 AM
Nightmares on wax-smokers delight

luka
16-03-2015, 07:20 AM
Mcalmont and butler

luka
16-03-2015, 07:23 AM
Luscious jackson

luka
16-03-2015, 07:25 AM
Paul weller - wild wood

luka
16-03-2015, 07:26 AM
De la soul- 3 feet high
ATCQ- instinctive travels
Cypress hill-black sunday
Pharcyde- bizarre ryde
Souls of mischief -93 till infinity
Guru -jazzmatazz
Brand new heavies- heavy rhyme experience
Us3-hand on the torch
Dr octagon
Black star
Mc solaar
Disposable heroes of hiphopcrisy
New Kingdom
The goats

luka
16-03-2015, 07:37 AM
Plus right on britrap semi-obscurity eg. Credit to the nation/Asian dub foundation

luka
16-03-2015, 08:06 AM
Talking heads- remain in light

luka
16-03-2015, 08:08 AM
Red hot chilli peppers - love sex sugar magic

luka
16-03-2015, 08:09 AM
Stereo mcs

luka
16-03-2015, 08:14 AM
Nick cave- let love in/murder ballads

luka
16-03-2015, 08:15 AM
Cat power- the greatest

luka
16-03-2015, 08:33 AM
HE IS SELLING HIS CDS COS THEY ARE FRAUGHT WITH MEMORIES OF A PAST SHARED WITH ONE WHO HAS BETRAYED HIM.

luka
16-03-2015, 09:08 AM
African headcharge

luka
16-03-2015, 10:03 AM
Classics of the alt canon, + the flotsam and jetsam of the period, the 2nd rate, the manufactured, the opportunistic, the lightweight, the derivative, the forgotten.

cauliflower stalks and potato peelings, anemic root vegetables

luka
16-03-2015, 10:24 AM
You can do it with footballers, remember the names of the bit part players.

Their names bring back the period more vividly than the names of superstars and cult heroes.

Superstars are always present.
The supporting cast are confined to history, a bit of looped footage, funny haircuts, provincial glories, Shirts sponsored by dead brands.

A mention in the local paper when the memorabilia gets auctioned off

mistersloane
16-03-2015, 12:00 PM
Mcalmont and butler

I just love this song, he has such a great voice, and it just reminds me of all the great 60s productions. It's just so authentic.

mistersloane
16-03-2015, 12:04 PM
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I think I prefer this version to the Beta Bands, but maybe it's just cos I heard this one first.

mistersloane
16-03-2015, 12:06 PM
The supporting cast are confined to history, a bit of looped footage, funny haircuts, provincial glories, Shirts sponsored by dead brands.

A mention in the local paper when the memorabilia gets auctioned off

I think that was St Etienne's raison d'etre

Mr. Tea
16-03-2015, 01:11 PM
Red hot chilli peppers - love sex sugar magic

Oh come on, in what universe is RHCP even semi-hip? They're in about the same hipness bracket as U2. I think there's thread-creep going on here.

BareBones
16-03-2015, 01:21 PM
Has elliot smith been mentioned yet?

hucks
16-03-2015, 01:32 PM
Oh come on, in what universe is RHCP even semi-hip? They're in about the same hipness bracket as U2. I think there's thread-creep going on here.

It's not Californication. The guy's 40, remember. RHCP were almost cool once. Also it's important this stays in cos I don't have it and I find that comforting

Mr. Tea
16-03-2015, 01:48 PM
It's not Californication. The guy's 40, remember. RHCP were almost cool once. Also it's important this stays in cos I don't have it and I find that comforting

Haha, OK. I'm pretty sure owning anything by RCHP would be enough to have you up before the House Committee on Un-Dissensian Activities.

I was just having a hard time squaring it with someone who, by the sound of it, spent most of his twenties listening to indie, 'respectable' electronica and conscious hip-hop, rather than bottom-of-the-barrel bro-rock.

Mr. Tea
16-03-2015, 01:50 PM
He listens to Burial, not Skrillex, remember.

trza
16-03-2015, 01:59 PM
I think you guys are jealous because the guy from RHCP has those Native American cheekbones that drive the girls crazy, they were at peak screaming girl when they had that guy from the tattoo reality show playing guitar beside him, and they had those slap bass lines that would later be pantomimed by Flea in the Super Bowl. I just did a google search and Kiedis is making out with Wanessa Milhomem in public just a few hours ago.

hucks
16-03-2015, 02:02 PM
Haha, OK. I'm pretty sure owning anything by RCHP would be enough to have up before the House Committee on Un-Dissensian Activities.



Rightly so. For the avoidance of doubt, they are the worst. But I like the idea of SH40YO at the car boot sale, defending this album - "I mean I hated Stadium Arcadium but this still stands up".

God I fucking hate this guy.

BareBones
16-03-2015, 02:06 PM
He is probably still quite rhapsodic about john frusciante's solo stuff

Lichen
16-03-2015, 02:07 PM
Pet Sounds

HMGovt
16-03-2015, 02:36 PM
He can't remember if the copy of Air's Moon Safari is his or his ex's. The Morcheeba LP is definitely hers.

HMGovt
16-03-2015, 02:42 PM
Some of these CDs remain scuffed and dusted, the decades-old evidence left by hasty late-night chop-outs of horribly-cut white collar blow.

Slothrop
16-03-2015, 02:59 PM
"She stayed with me until she moved to Notting Hill
She said it was the place she needs to be
Where the cocaine is fair trade, and frequently displayed
Is the Buena Vista Social Club CD"

Mr. Tea
16-03-2015, 03:23 PM
Christ, this is turning into Two Minutes Hate. :eek:

CrowleyHead
16-03-2015, 03:35 PM
Red Hot Chilli Peppers has been produced by Andy Gill, they were friends with Fishbone, and Frusciante is a respectable 'arte' figure. An RHCP CD is incredibly plausible.

Now a Sublime CD, THAT'D be outright improbable. Operation Ivy tho...

woops
16-03-2015, 03:45 PM
belle and sebastian

Leo
16-03-2015, 04:57 PM
"semi hip" is really open to wide interpretation though, right? are we talking about the person who bought things that were a bit out of the mainstream/megahits (i.e. everything but the girl, cat power)? or is it someone who had pretensions of being "into music" and skimmed slightly below that level, courtesy of a now-lapsed subscription to mojo/uncut/nme/rolling stone, where he (and it's always a he) learned about four tet, that buena vista social club cd and soul jazz comps?

god forbid he perhaps even picked up a random issue of the wire, which prompted an impulse purchase of "world of echo" and maybe a detroit techno compilation on tresor.

Mr. Tea
16-03-2015, 06:39 PM
Sublime

I was going to say earlier, "It's not like he'd actually have something by Sublime..."

Mr. Tea
16-03-2015, 07:22 PM
Robert Johnson greatest hits

I'm listening to Red Hot Blues right now, great record.

benjybars
16-03-2015, 08:04 PM
Good call on the MC Solaar. This guy definitely likes a bit of non-english-language hip hop. I reckon there's a Saian Supercrew in there aswell.

I definitely wouldn't have survived the McCarthyist witch hunts for Un-dissensian RHCP activities when I was about 15..

benjybars
16-03-2015, 08:10 PM
Alanis Morrissette - Jagged Little Pill. Yeah, he knows it's not even remotely hip but you know what, fuck it, he doesn't care... It came out at a really special time.. Tony Blair had been elected leader of the Labour Party, the Premier League was starting to take shape nicely (helped in no small part by Sky Sports' state of the art coverage) and he got off with a girl with really impressive dreads at Notting Hill Carnival. So yeah, Jagged Little Pill stays.

trza
16-03-2015, 08:22 PM
Jagged Little Pill sold boatloads and led record companies to sign and promote a whole generation of sound alike girl rockers who eventually had their own touring festival across America. If you are a forty something guy with a Lilith Fair t-shirt, then congratulations you were semi-hip. It was like the x-chromosome version of Lollapalooza.

paolo
16-03-2015, 08:30 PM
Lemon Jelly

KRS One/BDP

Sabbath

James Blake

baboon2004
16-03-2015, 10:35 PM
screamadelica
manu chao

baboon2004
16-03-2015, 10:43 PM
basement jaxx - remedy, for sure
mercury rev
tindersticks for when it all gets too much

50% of the stuff on here:

http://cdn.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/1999Poster.jpg


the late 90s haven't aged well, as a cursory listen to asian dub foundation for the first time in 15 years just reminded me.

Mr. Tea
16-03-2015, 10:52 PM
R.E.M. - of course!

Only recently heard Tindersticks for the first time, quite liked them actually.

Other stuff from 15-ish years ago: Strokes, Hives, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, !!!, The Rapture.

Older stuff probably present:

Love, Forever Changes; Fleetwood Mac, Rumours.

hucks
16-03-2015, 10:53 PM
That dance tent looks <strike> pretty good </strike> like precisely the thing that belongs in this thread

Mr. Tea
16-03-2015, 10:55 PM
Jesus Lizard

Grandaddy

Elbow

DJ Yoda

Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip

mistersloane
17-03-2015, 02:35 AM
James Blake

Yup

mistersloane
17-03-2015, 02:36 AM
It's not Californication. The guy's 40, remember. RHCP were almost cool once. Also it's important this stays in cos I don't have it and I find that comforting

He would have bought LoveSexMagickWhateeevs but that would have been on vinyl, I don't think he would have liked it enought to REBUY on CD.

mistersloane
17-03-2015, 02:38 AM
He can't remember if the copy of Air's Moon Safari is his or his ex's. The Morcheeba LP is definitely hers.

That's really harsh.

mistersloane
17-03-2015, 02:39 AM
god forbid he perhaps even picked up a random issue of the wire, which prompted an impulse purchase of "world of echo" and maybe a detroit techno compilation on tresor.

The definition of "semi-hip" is someone who occasionally buys the Wire.

mistersloane
17-03-2015, 02:42 AM
Sufjan Stevens

Leo
17-03-2015, 03:42 AM
The definition of "semi-hip" is someone who occasionally buys the Wire.

i imagined a wire buyer was hip, into one-upping friends with obscure albums bought via the mail from forced exposure and boomkat, whereas the semi-hip dude was into less-obscur high street/chain-store bands covered in uncut.

STN
17-03-2015, 08:21 AM
Aim
Kruder and Dorfmeister
Best of Horace Andy
Wiseguys
Astral Weeks

STN
17-03-2015, 08:22 AM
Arab Strap

mistersloane
17-03-2015, 08:39 AM
Classics of the alt canon, + the flotsam and jetsam of the period, the 2nd rate, the manufactured, the opportunistic, the lightweight, the derivative, the forgotten.

cauliflower stalks and potato peelings, anemic root vegetables

"One of the values of Lefebvre's work is its refusal of an overtly antagonistic relation between modernity and the everyday. The everyday is at once too fugitive, too uncircum* scribed to be imagined as a field of counter-practices to the codes and instihttions of modernization. Even though, at various points in history, the everyday has been the terrain from which forms of opposition and resistance may have come, it is also in the nature of the everyday to adapt and reshape itself, often submissively, in response to what erupts or intrudes in it. Some have asserted that its passivity has also been its historical resilience, but over the last two decades this belief has been more difficult to sustain."

Jonathan Crary, 24/7, Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep.

john eden
17-03-2015, 01:32 PM
Moby - Play

john eden
17-03-2015, 01:34 PM
Fatboy Slim - You've Come A Long Way, Baby

john eden
17-03-2015, 01:35 PM
Seasick Steve

Corpsey
17-03-2015, 01:44 PM
This is a funny thread, and devastatingly accurate. It reminds me of how they manage to really nail certain ''types'' of people in 'Peep Show' (e.g. Johnson listening to Lighthouse Family in his BMW, Jez's music stinking of big-beat...).

What unites all of these artists/albums? Is it the media coverage they all received, or some innate quality in the music that made it amenable to featuring in 'Q' magazine?

(This thread also inspires an urge to create a ''Good songs by otherwise worthless artists'' thread on here, only I suspect it must have already been done?)

Mr. Tea
17-03-2015, 02:17 PM
Have we had White Stripes yet? Definitely White Stripes.

Bang Diddley
17-03-2015, 03:54 PM
Bonobo - Animal Magic
Moloko - I am not a Doctor
The Herbaliser - Very Mechenary

Bang Diddley
17-03-2015, 03:56 PM
Uncle - Psyence Fiction
Bladerunner - OST
Orbital/FSOL

Bang Diddley
17-03-2015, 03:58 PM
Some random Richie Hawtin CD

Bang Diddley
17-03-2015, 03:59 PM
Matthew Herbert - Around the House

Bang Diddley
17-03-2015, 04:02 PM
In the jazz bit.
Herbie Hancock - Headhunters
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
oh and a Dave Brubeck compilation maybe a Billie Holiday compilation pressed by some dodgy label.

Bang Diddley
17-03-2015, 04:05 PM
Young Disciple - Road to Freedom (I still like Freedom suite - There I said it).
And some Galliano,

Bang Diddley
17-03-2015, 04:08 PM
Baduizm
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
D'Angelo - Brown Suger

Bang Diddley
17-03-2015, 04:14 PM
ATCQ - Whichever one has Can I Kick It
Dizzy Rascal- TBITC
Augustus Pablo - East of the Nile
Finlay Quaye - Maverick Strikes was it called. the 'hero Like Robert De Nero' line :eek:

Bang Diddley
17-03-2015, 04:16 PM
A Horace Andy compilation on Music Club after hearing Massive Attack.

Bang Diddley
17-03-2015, 04:18 PM
A Nitin 'the multi instumentalist' Sawney CD and a Talvin Singh one.

paolo
17-03-2015, 04:59 PM
King Fucking Creosote

Belle and Sefuckingbastian

trilliam
17-03-2015, 05:42 PM
the replacements

IdleRich
17-03-2015, 05:50 PM
Ha ha. Got me on a few. Though actually not that many.

paolo
17-03-2015, 05:53 PM
The Clash

Elbow

VU and Nico

Dead Prez

Everything on Ninja Tune

hucks
17-03-2015, 06:07 PM
(This thread also inspires an urge to create a ''Good songs by otherwise worthless artists'' thread on here, only I suspect it must have already been done?)

Indeed it has, in which I champion Carter USM

http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=9236&pagenumber=

trza
17-03-2015, 06:23 PM
Im looking for this lot on Ebay, or is it listed on discogs, i will drive up the bids.

Mr. Tea
17-03-2015, 09:50 PM
Baduizm


Momentarily misread that as Burzum, lol.

padraig (u.s.)
18-03-2015, 12:05 AM
Modest Mouse (ca The Moon & Antarctica) &/or Built to Spill
Pavement
Neil Young - which records depending on how hip semi-hip is
Blackstar & Lyricist Lounge 1

padraig (u.s.)
18-03-2015, 12:11 AM
Also this dude would never have RHCP. They've always been the absolute worst, but such coolness as they did have was still too uncool for this dude.

Otoh, my dude would definitely have a Jane's Addiction record.

Op Ivy & Minor Threat discographies if there are punkish roots

My dude would never fuck with the Smashing Pumpkins tho, that was some strictly teenybopper shit

padraig (u.s.)
18-03-2015, 12:14 AM
Liz Phair Exile In Guyville

padraig (u.s.)
18-03-2015, 12:16 AM
But I doubt The Replacements & KRS-One. That's more like semi-hip 50 year old, who would've bought them on vinyl anyway

GY!BE for sure

CrowleyHead
18-03-2015, 03:15 AM
Kosheen DEF. get into his collection.

luka
18-03-2015, 09:49 AM
And did those feet, in big beat's day, study on Sussex university green?

luka
18-03-2015, 09:51 AM
So many questions?
What was he dancing to in the nightclubs of long ago youth?

luka
18-03-2015, 09:52 AM
What specific 70s funk & soul reissues does he own? (Al green, Curtis Mayfield, sly stone, bill withers, earth wind and fire)

luka
18-03-2015, 09:54 AM
Which trends has he seen come and go? Did he buy into them?
Turntablism? (no, too nerdy)
Easy listening/lounge revival? (herb alpert lp from Sue ryder for a laugh? But doesn't own turntable??)

luka
18-03-2015, 09:57 AM
Female vocalist mooing/mewling/heavy breathing over dark atmospheric samplescape (all over it)

luka
18-03-2015, 09:58 AM
Postmodern ctheory trip-hop? Spooky etc? 'illbient'

luka
18-03-2015, 09:59 AM
Digital hardcore?

luka
18-03-2015, 10:00 AM
Diplo style global bass curation?

luka
18-03-2015, 10:01 AM
Nu soul cold champagne wine music?

luka
18-03-2015, 10:02 AM
Klaxons dayglo rave revival

luka
18-03-2015, 10:03 AM
Ambient chill out room

luka
18-03-2015, 10:03 AM
Acid jazz for teenage veneer of sophistication

luka
18-03-2015, 10:14 AM
It's 25 years of CD purchase. It's approximately 100-250 CDS. It's a slice of cultural history. It's a time capsule.

luka
18-03-2015, 10:15 AM
NME endorsed weirdness? Polyphonic spree etc.
New folk weirdness? Devandra etc

luka
18-03-2015, 10:16 AM
Kicking a coke can down the road while chewing gum and wearing a leather jacket u.s rock revival?

luka
18-03-2015, 10:17 AM
'Alt country'

luka
18-03-2015, 10:19 AM
Idm? Beyond aphex?

luka
18-03-2015, 10:29 AM
Radio.
Huey from fun loving criminals. Craig Charles funk show. Benji b. Gilles Peterston. Jarvis cocker. Mary Ann hobbes.

luka
18-03-2015, 10:30 AM
Benji bs shows hipped him to some things he wouldn't have heard otherwise

luka
18-03-2015, 10:31 AM
6 music all day

sufi
18-03-2015, 10:51 AM
no reggae? none at all?? really?

what about til shiloh?

luka
18-03-2015, 11:09 AM
Yeah, so far arkology boxset, Trojan boxset, horse Andy on music club, til shiloh...

Bang Diddley
18-03-2015, 11:22 AM
Acid jazz for teenage veneer of sophistication

My one didn't go to much for acid jazz unless it had a bit of rap in it. Instead he hipped onto the jazz of the 60s/70s which came out on albums with acid jazz themed titles.

http://eil.com/images/main/Various-Jazz-Baz-Fe-Fazz-Prese-513223.jpg

Bang Diddley
18-03-2015, 11:23 AM
And like this.

http://www.discogs.com/Baz-Fe-Jazz-Gilles-Peterson-Acid-Jazz-Vol-3/release/894619

Bang Diddley
18-03-2015, 11:28 AM
What specific 70s funk & soul reissues does he own? (Al green, Curtis Mayfield, sly stone, bill withers, earth wind and fire)

The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP_CsXMk-74

Bang Diddley
18-03-2015, 11:33 AM
What specific 70s funk & soul reissues does he own? (Al green, Curtis Mayfield, sly stone, bill withers, earth wind and fire)

Terry Callier - What Colour is love. cos the woman on the cover is hawt and its a bit folky, he used to listen to it on a sunday night but now prefers to finish the Sunday paper that he buys but only reads the magazine, this time he will get to world news.

Benny B
18-03-2015, 11:50 AM
kid koala, pauls boutique, dr octogan, clouddead, nation of millions, stankonia, roots manuva

daydream nation, mogwai, arcade fire, teenage fanclub, neutral milk hotel, suede, the charlatans, automatic for the people, the la's, kid A, bonnie prince billy, ride, joanna newsom, daniel johnston, james, the lemonheads, wilco

timeless, new forms, modus operandi, orbital, the orb, david holmes, avalanches, squarepusher, fat of the land, bentley rhythm ace, the go team...

Slothrop
18-03-2015, 11:59 AM
You lot are basically a bunch of indie kids who are too indie for indie, aren't you?

rubberdingyrapids
18-03-2015, 12:30 PM
you lot have obv seen my ebay listing.

Mr. Tea
18-03-2015, 12:32 PM
Female vocalist mooing/mewling/heavy breathing over dark atmospheric samplescape (all over it)

I had meant to say Portishead earlier, thanks for the reminder.

Edit: luka pipped me to it on the second page, I see.

Lichen
18-03-2015, 01:24 PM
King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown

sufi
18-03-2015, 01:27 PM
This mortal coil

trza
18-03-2015, 02:02 PM
I was doing a google search for the skateboard, band t-shirt, and punk vinyl catalog that was stuffed between the pages of Spin Magazine back in the nineties. I couldn't find the name of the catalog, but there are some back issues of Spin on google reader for everyone to enjoy.

paolo
18-03-2015, 02:28 PM
Some Malian stuff. Didn't Damon Albarn do an album with Tinariwen or someone?

Also Gorillaz

CrowleyHead
18-03-2015, 02:28 PM
(Briefly threatening to swing on you old men because Beth Gibbons doesn't mewl and is a better singer than anyone else in trip-hop, but "Dummy" is an overrated hunk of shit so I let you proceed to cook and roast)

He also doesn't actually go beyond Aphex Twin and the Underworld/Leftfield side of 'electronica'. He was into Danii Minogue and didn't understand why his record store buddy would fire his ass up and get so excited for drum and bass records that all sounded exactly the same.

This guy has a lot of REM, he loves them. He's very into a certain indie songwriter rock band... American Music Club, Fatima Mansions, one of those bands. You know the type. He put them on every mix CD for a girl, and had unreasonable barometers that if they could detect how 'funny' "The Pope Mobile To Paraguay" or "The President's Test" was.

He does one song at karaoke nights that he and his friends all HATE, but because he takes the piss out of it so effectively, you can tell he really loves it. The song was a big hit when he was younger, one-hit wonder type joint. If he was american for example, it'd be Santana - "Smooth (ft. Rob Thomas)". He tries to make an ironic meme out of it with his friends and young people don't get him.

STN
18-03-2015, 02:32 PM
He has a screen print of Al Pacino as scarface which he has put back up now that he is single again

m99188868
18-03-2015, 03:21 PM
Man, this thread is depressing. Aside from my mediocre teenage taste, I greatly blame the media though. That and the festival/club managers catering to their writings: one vicious circle.

That would have taken more courage to write here some years ago.

m99188868
18-03-2015, 03:29 PM
Terry Callier - What Colour is love. cos the woman on the cover is hawt and its a bit folky, he used to listen to it on a sunday night but now prefers to finish the Sunday paper that he buys but only reads the magazine, this time he will get to world news.

This is so on the mark, it's scary. Even if I am not 40.

rubberdingyrapids
18-03-2015, 03:31 PM
young fathers' first album, to show hes still got an interest and capacity for cutting edge new music, but he never listened to it

rubberdingyrapids
18-03-2015, 03:33 PM
6 music to thread.

Mr. Tea
18-03-2015, 05:25 PM
Man, this thread is depressing. Aside from my mediocre teenage taste...

The thing is though, a lot of this music isn't objectively bad at all - it's just a bit 'obvious'. Cool music that you don't necessarily have to cool per se to have heard of or to own. To put it another way, hands up if you actively dislike Aphex, Velvets, Joy Division, Bowie, Talking Heads, Public Enemy or Kraftwerk?

Some of it was reasonably respectable at the time but just hasn't aged well. I expect most people replying in this thread are within a few years either side of 35, so not far off the age of the hypothetical CD-flogger, and an awful lot of this stuff dates from between the early 90s and early 00s, i.e. exactly the period when someone born in 1980 was in adolescence or at university. So there's the stuff everyone is obviously just chucking about (Morcheeba...) and then there's the stuff we actually listened to in our teens and early 20s.

Except luka, obviously, who I'm sure was somehow listening to dancehall and obscure underground rap while in utero, years or decades before it was even recorded.


one vicious circle


Wasn't that the side project by mateyface out of Tool?

Corpsey
18-03-2015, 05:35 PM
Definitely going to take a picture of some of my CD collection and post to thread.

Looking at shelf 1 I can see

Acid Jazz Classics (Bonus points for being a knock-off CD I bought in Egypt in my gap yarr)
A Mixmag Giles Peterson CD
Mike Ladd- Welcome To The Afterfuture (LOL)
The Clash - London Calling
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out CD Single
The Strokes - Is This It / Room On Fire
Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction (Never listened to it. NEVER.)
Hot Chip album
Buzzcocks - Greatest Hits
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
P.I.L. - The Greatest Hits so far (NEVER LISTENED to it because I thought it was awful.)
Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Minor Threat - Complete Discography
Jungle Hits Vol. 1
Best of Bob Marley

So yeah, total stereotype. in my defence A) I grew up in a provincial village and the only local record shop was tiny and shit B) I were a young lad C) I actually like a lot of these CDs.

The thought of listening to the Strokes again makes me feel dead inside.

FYI Luka is a huge Finley Quaye fan and his favourite Wu Tang song is that Texas tune featuring Method Man.

Corpsey
18-03-2015, 05:49 PM
You lot are basically a bunch of indie kids who are too indie for indie, aren't you?

I thought I was quite the music snob before I joined Dissensus. Then I realised that the next level of snobbery is hating everything that entry-level snobs love.

http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/lionking/images/b/bb/Lk_screengrab_117.png/revision/latest?cb=20140121235141

"But Dad, don't we LIKE Burial?"

luka
18-03-2015, 07:50 PM
Love.ya corpseo

luka
18-03-2015, 07:56 PM
Luka went to a finley quaqy live gig and could barely cope

trilliam
18-03-2015, 08:55 PM
replacements >> pavement everytime

/

theres a lot of twentysomethings with this taste in music, its what they were told was "good", myself included..

Leo
18-03-2015, 09:16 PM
luka alluded to this upthread, but i like to think about not the top-tier of actual good cds by legitimately good artists that he owns because they were popular back when he was dating that one girl, but instead the part of his collection that represents the second (or lower) tier...the second wave after the innovators of a genre, the bandwagon jumpers who could dupe a semi-hip music fan, the caricatures, the ones who had the right haircut and got signed/packaged/hyped by the major label that needed to get in on the trend (or the sub-label they created to have more cred than themselves). the cds that are sort of embarrassing now to own but still have a place in his history, or at least one good track.

Mr. Tea
18-03-2015, 09:19 PM
He has a screen print of Al Pacino as scarface which he has put back up now that he is single again

Ahaha, "tedious icons of blokedom" as someone here beautifully put it a few years back. Probably in PBIDMHI.

trza
18-03-2015, 09:23 PM
A successful pop act could sell ten million cd's in the nineties, a successful crossover could sell hundreds of thousands, semihip groups from this era could sell four hundred thousand and be considered failures by a major label, then they release independently to please their semi hip fans. And an independent release on a major independent could easily sell fifty thousand copies just from print hype or college radio. I would estimate there are a few hundred million cds in collection of semi-hip forty year olds today.

matt b
18-03-2015, 10:30 PM
A pre Chiastic Slide Autechre LP

Fairport Convention- Liege and Lief

Cannibal Ox- Cold Vein

A CD by an Italian/ French/ Spanish Reggae band that sounded ace in the record shop he visited on holiday. Sounded shit upon return home.

Captain Beefheart- Trout Mask Replica (VG++++)

A single Naxos contemporary classical CD (Arvo Part- Tabula Rasa?)

Soul II Soul- Club Classics Vol 1

Pharaoh Sanders- Anthology

A Northern Soul Comp

Slint- Spiderland

St Germain- Tourist

A Luaka Bop CD

A Scott Walker CD

Gregory Isaacs- Night Nurse

matt b
18-03-2015, 10:32 PM
Chris Morris- Blue Jam

CrowleyHead
18-03-2015, 10:33 PM
the cds that are sort of embarrassing now to own but still have a place in his history, or at least one good track.

To rapidly age myself, I love Natalie Imbruglia's debut to death, lame as that sounds. But honestly the songs are quite good and Phil Thornalley who did The Cure's "Pornography" is responsible for that, which is crazy because I adored both for separate reasons and before I learned the connection.

She's also got a great trip-hop song on that album.

:D

matt b
18-03-2015, 10:34 PM
Badly Drawn Boy

Mr. Tea
18-03-2015, 10:39 PM
This:

http://www.cerysmaticfactory.info/images/rhythm.jpg

mistersloane
19-03-2015, 01:25 PM
And did those feet, in big beat's day, study on Sussex university green?

HAHAHAHAHAHA

mistersloane
19-03-2015, 01:27 PM
To put it another way, hands up if you actively dislike Talking Heads,

*hand shoots up* I fucking hate Talking Fucking Heads

mistersloane
19-03-2015, 01:30 PM
I also really like alot of the stuff mentioned on this thread, aside from Burial and the later Nick Cave albums.

Mr. Tea
19-03-2015, 02:08 PM
*hand shoots up*

Enough to drive you to the needle? Fucking hell. :eek:

Alright then, the point was: everyone here really likes at least some of the music mentioned, and a lot of the stuff we're pretty much universally taking the piss out of is music that many of us did like as teens or students. As amply demonstrated by CrowleyHead.

Corpsey
19-03-2015, 02:42 PM
Another thing about CD collections is that you were much more likely to buy a certain number of shit/mediocre ones because it wasn't like today when you can listen to everything before you buy it (IF you buy it!). In my case, at least, a lot of the time I was going off what magazines were saying, and sometimes I'd buy things ''blind'' from HMV just because I liked the look of the cover, or I'd heard of the artist. Or maybe you'd only heard the one single that was in the charts/on the radio.

I have no idea what provoked me into buying Mike Ladd - Welcome To The Afterfuture, though. I was probably into Company Flow at the time. :o

hucks
19-03-2015, 03:51 PM
And did those feet, in big beat's day, study on Sussex university green?

I went to Sussex, 97-2001. Fatboy Slim played at the Freshers' Ball, along with Midfield General and, I dunno, Indian Rope Man. I nicked a poster from it and had it in my room in halls.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Well, quite

trza
19-03-2015, 04:06 PM
Talking Heads were a little before my time, but then I found out that the guy from Talking Heads traveled around the world and released compilation albums and reissues and new stuff from half-forgotten people from Africa or South America. Those Luaka Bop releases, like that girl group from Zaire by way of Belgium was really mind blowing for semi hip people around 2000.

Leo
19-03-2015, 04:45 PM
i'm an old geezer and remember when the first talking heads album came out. there was a buzz about them for a year or so prior with lots of anticipation, and that first listen to the first album was so great. probably difficult to appreciate them years later when the quirky new wave thing had been done to death, but there simply wasn't anything that sounded remotely like them at the time, particularly since they emerged from the same cbgb punk scene opening for the ramones and that lot. art rock certainly existed before them, but they took in a fresh, weird new direction that later became very familiar, if not tiresome.

i got tired of them after awhile, like some elements of their later dance stuff but the first two albums are still wonderful little oddities.

mistersloane
19-03-2015, 04:47 PM
A successful pop act could sell ten million cd's in the nineties, a successful crossover could sell hundreds of thousands, semihip groups from this era could sell four hundred thousand and be considered failures by a major label, then they release independently to please their semi hip fans. And an independent release on a major independent could easily sell fifty thousand copies just from print hype or college radio. I would estimate there are a few hundred million cds in collection of semi-hip forty year olds today.

Record shops could do a "give back" amnesty day, like they do with knives and police stations, or guns and police stations if you're American.

mistersloane
19-03-2015, 04:47 PM
"we promise no-one will ever know that Luaka Bop CD was yours"

Mr. Tea
19-03-2015, 05:59 PM
He* still can't quite decide whether Pretty Hate Machine 'actually stands up as a decent bit of pop-industrial, you know' or is an embarrassing thing to admit to owning.

(*I)

paolo
19-03-2015, 06:03 PM
Fischerspooner

Bjork

Some kind of minimal techno comp from circa 2004

paolo
19-03-2015, 06:03 PM
I'm spending quite a lot of time thinking about this :(

paolo
19-03-2015, 06:06 PM
I feel like our guy might well live in Brighton

trza
19-03-2015, 06:13 PM
246 replies and almost no dj mix cds or dance compilations, heaven forbid a mix cd that came glued to a dance music magazine.

Mr. Tea
19-03-2015, 06:19 PM
246 replies and almost no dj mix cds or dance compilations, heaven forbid a mix cd that came glued to a dance music magazine.

I posted the 2 Many DJs one, thought that was pretty much de rigeur. Also probably this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1d/TheBraindanceCoincidence.jpg/220px-TheBraindanceCoincidence.jpg

Had meant to say Fischerspooner too, that one occurred to me yesterday. But would he just have the 'Emerge' single, or did he go for the whole album? Whatever it was called.

While we're on the subject, he was probably quite into electroclash, don't you think? Felix Da Housecat, Peaches, Ladytron, all that stuff. The big names.

CrowleyHead
19-03-2015, 06:31 PM
He's definitely owned a remix compilation.

Slothrop
19-03-2015, 06:38 PM
He's definitely owned a remix compilation.

Label compilations from credible underground dance labels are pretty much the definition of the hipper end of semi-hipness, aren't they? It's like, I know that this is good stuff, but I really haven't got the time / money / engagement to be chasing around after individual 12s or downloads or Rinse podcasts or whatever so I'll wait for one of the more respected labels to put out a comp.

I've got plenty, obvs.