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Lili Marlene

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Fuck it, I'll do them all as I see it. This assumes you don't hate every single thing about them, which many do:


Generation Terrorists - 9 (gets a few extra points for the sheer audacity, ignoring the massive errors of judgement in production)
Gold Against the Soul - 8 (Ah I dunno, I love it despite having Drug Drug Druggy. The title track is way underrated)
The Holy Bible - 10 (my favourite album of all time apparently. I'd be betraying myself to not give it ten.)
Everything Must Go - 7 (I listened to this again recently and it seems to have aged badly. Hard to pinpoint exactly where though. Still a good album.)
TIMTTMY - 7 - (Better than us haters wanted it to be)
Know your Enemy - 4 (A number of great guitar riffs on this. About 3 good songs and zero good lyrics. Includes a shite attempt to rewrite Stayin Alive with political lyrics :( )
Lifeblood - 8 (A lot better than I realised at the time. Not much in terms of big choruses, but all the better for it)
Send Away the Tigers - 2 (Seriously embarrassingly awful album. Had that big hit lead single that's ok at best)
Journal for Plague Lovers - 7 (Better than it should have been but not quite as good as i'd hoped it would be)
Postcards from a Young Man - 3 (More awfulness. Great lead single on it though...)
Time for an update on this bullshit

OUT OF TEN:

Generation Terrorists - 20
Gold Against the Soul - 9
The Holy Bible - 9.5
Everything Must Go - 9
TIMTTMY - 7
Know Your Enemy - 3
Lifeblood - 7.5
Send Away the Tigers - 2
Journal for Plague Lovers - 7.5
Postcards from a Young Man - 3
Rewind the Film - 5
Futurology - 6
Resistance is Futile - 2
 

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King Crimson:
In the Court of the Crimson King - 10
In the Wake of Poseidon - 8
Lizard - 8
Islands - 10
Larks’ Tongues in Aspic - 9
Starless and Bible Black - 9
Red - 10
Discipline - 6
Beat - 5
Three of a Perfect Pair - 7
THRAK - 6
The ConstruKction of Light - 5
Happy With What You’ve Got to Be Happy With - 5
The Power to Believe - 6
 

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Smog:
Sewn to the Sky - 6
Forgotten Foundation - 6
Julius Ceasar - 7
Wild Love - 9
The Doctor Came at Dawn - 8
Red Apple Falls - 9
Knock Knock - 9
Dongs of Sevotion - 7
Rain on Lens - 8
Supper - 10
A River Ain't Too Much to Love - 10

Bill Callahan:
Woke on a Whaleheart - 9
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle - 10
Apocalypse - 6
Dream Rover - 6
 

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Time for an update on this bullshit

OUT OF TEN:

Generation Terrorists - 20
Gold Against the Soul - 9
The Holy Bible - 9.5
Everything Must Go - 9
TIMTTMY - 7
Know Your Enemy - 3
Lifeblood - 7.5
Send Away the Tigers - 2
Journal for Plague Lovers - 7.5
Postcards from a Young Man - 3
Rewind the Film - 5
Futurology - 6
Resistance is Futile - 2
I can't remember if I've done these before but here is how I feel at the moment!

Generation Terrorists - 10
Gold Against the Soul – 8.5
The Holy Bible - 10
Everything Must Go – 9
TIMTTMY – 7.5
Know Your Enemy - 6
Lifeblood - 8
Send Away the Tigers - 3
Journal for Plague Lovers - 8
Postcards from a Young Man - 6 (a good 2.5 of this is for The Future Has Been Here 4Ever)
Rewind the Film – 7.5
Futurology - 8
Resistance is Futile – 3.5 (so disappointing that I didn't even buy it. It's definitely better than Tigers though.)
 

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My friend was the engineer on that one.
I'm sure they did their best with what they were given.

I can't remember if I've done these before but here is how I feel at the moment!

Generation Terrorists - 10
Gold Against the Soul – 8.5
The Holy Bible - 10
Everything Must Go – 9
TIMTTMY – 7.5
Know Your Enemy - 6
Lifeblood - 8
Send Away the Tigers - 3
Journal for Plague Lovers - 8
Postcards from a Young Man - 6 (a good 2.5 of this is for The Future Has Been Here 4Ever)
Rewind the Film – 7.5
Futurology - 8
Resistance is Futile – 3.5 (so disappointing that I didn't even buy it. It's definitely better than Tigers though.)
Fair. I wish I could get into Futurology but I mostly found it all a bit embarrassing. Normally it's just the lyrics i'm cringing at but on that one...that glam-stomp song. Jesus.

Know Your Enemy I vary from a low 3 to a.... middling 6, depending on the day, it's full of great guitar riffs!

Like I was saying to you elsewhere, they should just form a proper band with their touring lads and go for a new sound.
 
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Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth – 9
Confusion Is Sex/Kill Yr Idols – 8
Sonic Death – 9
Bad Moon Rising – 7
Walls Have Ears – 9
Evol – 8
Sister – 10
Daydream Nation – 10
The Whitey Album – 6
Goo – 10
Hold That Tiger – 9
Dirty – 7
Live at The Continental Club – 6
Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star – 8
Washing Machine – 9
Made in USA – 9
Live Venlo, Holland 12.27.83 – 7
Blastic Scene – 7
Anagrama – 9
Slaapkamers Met Slagroom – 10
Invito Al Ĉielo (with Jim O’Rourke) – 7
A Thousand Leaves – 8
Goodbye 20th Century – 9
NYC Ghosts & Flowers – 8
In the Fishtank (with ICP and The Ex) – 7
Murray Street – 7
Hidros 3 (with Mats Gustafsson) – 5
Sonic Nurse – 9
Koncertas Stan Brakhage Prisiminimui (with Tim Barnes) – 5
Rather Ripped – 8
J'accuse Ted Hughes / AgnΓ¨s B Musique – 7
Andre Sider Af Sonic Youth (with Mats Gustafsson and Merzbow) – 8
The Eternal – 8
Battery Park NYC, July 4th 2008 – 9
Simon Werner a Disparu – 8
Smart BarΒ·1984 – 9
Spinhead SessionsΒ·1986 – 10
 

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Sonic Youth have a lot more records than I thought.
Some of them are self-released or semi-legitimate life recordings. I by no means own most of these.

I'm not sure what's shocking here. Evol is fine but not their best, Rather Ripped is really good but equally not their best.
 

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I actually think Evol is their best. Rather Ripped is unmercifully bland. A 5, tops.
Evol has never grabbed me as much as the other early albums. It doesn’t have the ferocity of the self-titled or Confusion is Sex nor are the songs as good as Sister/Daydream Nation (DN is my favourite).
 

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