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Corpsey
24-09-2017, 04:31 PM
What would be your 200th-101st best records of all time?

sadmanbarty
24-09-2017, 09:30 PM
I want to see your top 50 or 100 corpse. Same goes for Luka, crowley, droid... all you lot.

Corpsey
25-09-2017, 12:27 AM
That's not as interesting to me, because I've heard them all lol

But anyone else's obviously is.

luka
25-09-2017, 03:54 AM
It would be difficult for me because my listening has changed a bit over the last few years. I think nostalgia can be pernicious so I mostly steer clear of my 'favourite' records now.

It's partly a reaction to my peers replaying the same 100 records on an eternal loop unable to assimilate any new experience. It's a middle age thing. Quite gross.

Leo
25-09-2017, 04:15 AM
luka makes a valid point. maybe i'm overthinking it but i also have no sense of how one would distinguish the difference between, say, fav album #37 and #38. and is album #25 supposed to be twice as good as album #50? plus, so many great, important musical milestones aren't albums.

luka
25-09-2017, 06:35 AM
But it's also a product of contemporary abundance vs the scarcity of teenage years when taste gets fixed.

The difference between a small cassette collection/the ritualised repetition of radio and today's bottomless wells of online sound.

sadmanbarty
25-09-2017, 11:36 AM
It would be difficult for me because my listening has changed a bit over the last few years. I think nostalgia can be pernicious so I mostly steer clear of my 'favourite' records now.

how about you post a list of albums you steer clear of then.

sadmanbarty
25-09-2017, 11:37 AM
luka makes a valid point. maybe i'm overthinking it but i also have no sense of how one would distinguish the difference between, say, fav album #37 and #38. and is album #25 supposed to be twice as good as album #50? plus, so many great, important musical milestones aren't albums.

they don't have to be in order sweetness

Corpsey
25-09-2017, 12:49 PM
Yeah I think there's a tendency to take these lists too seriously - #25 doesn't have to be twice as good as #50, e.g. Realistically, nobody's list of records would be the same from day to day, or even hour to hour. I know some people are against lists almost philosophically, but I just consider them a handy way of sharing good things (or bad things).

I love Woebot's list because most of it is totally not in my wheelhouse so I've not heard any of the records. (And the records are all really good, or at least interesting, which helps.) Also you get to read his (pithy) opinions on all of the records, which is something I'd love to see from luka, obvs, cos I'm his biggest stan.

Corpsey
25-09-2017, 12:50 PM
(bringing the word 'stan' into things I realise that this thread title could be from woebot's very own stan)

MY TEA'S GONE COLD I'M WONDERING WHY

Corpsey
25-09-2017, 12:53 PM
Derek Walmsley (The Wire) wrote (https://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/themire/k=woebot)


Woebot's 100 Greatest Records Ever, is wonderfully playful despite (or because of?) its pompous title. His list makes a mockery of the idea that the album is king, with white label 12"s from Ruff Sqwad, and places Joni Mitchell and Pere Ubu next to Acen and David Lewiston as the true geniuses of modern music. Woebot's list is rough and opinionated, making you alternately snort with derision and wonder where the hell he found such riches.

sadmanbarty
30-09-2017, 04:55 PM
Mission accomplished, well done corpse (and thanks woebot).

http://www.woebot.com/2017/09/101-200.html

Corpsey
30-09-2017, 05:47 PM
This is the proudest moment of my life.

Corpsey
30-09-2017, 05:48 PM
Oh and thanks Woebot, obviously.

Corpsey
30-09-2017, 05:53 PM
Amazing to see Rich Gang Tour on there! Man's got taste.

baboon2004
02-10-2017, 12:54 PM
great chivvying from Corpsey, great list from Woebot.

never heard of this guy before, so good:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1umpe-u86rk

Corpsey
02-10-2017, 02:36 PM
Started playing around with doing a list of my own but I think I'd have to do something like top 100 songs ever cos I actually don't listen to many albums these days, let alone buy records.

And I'm 32, so far from peak millennial.

Also my choices would be quite boring - Illmatic, Blue, etc.

sadmanbarty
02-10-2017, 04:31 PM
Also my choices would be quite boring - Illmatic, Blue, etc.

299

300

sadmanbarty
02-10-2017, 04:38 PM
Started playing around with doing a list of my own but I think I'd have to do something like top 100 songs ever

I'm looking forward to it!

Corpsey
02-10-2017, 06:39 PM
I saw Blue live once. True story.

luka
04-10-2017, 03:06 PM
it's a carefully considered vision of what music is and ought to be.

i enjoyed going through it. it's as idiosyncratic as the first installment.
would anyone care to speculate about what Woebot's carefully considered vision of what music is and ought to be consists of?