The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

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The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby nicolas » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:20 am

Episode 7 : 1996

Please submit at least your favorite 5 songs and/or albums of the year 1996. Lists must be ranked. Only the top 15 songs/albums will be given points.

The deadline is midnight (Pacific Time) on the 31st of August. For the scoring, rules and other details check here.

15 albums/songs per year will advance, including at least 1 non anglophone album/song(the Nicolas/Henrik act). To be eligible to the second round, songs/albums must have a minimum of 2 votes. In case of a tie, a tie-breaker will be set up.

Please submit your list starting with #1 (no reverse order please) according to the following example

Artist - Album/Song

you can use 1), 1. or whatever separation character you like but what matters is not to reverse the song order and respect the artist - song order.

EPs and compilations are not allowed. The generally admitted reference for dates is Rate Your Music, unless proven otherwise.

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Midaso » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:24 am

Yes! Finally we get to vote for the Spice Girls

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Greg » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:51 pm

Albums

1. R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi
2. Prince - Emancipation
3. Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst
4. Weezer - Pinkerton
5. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
6. Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
7. Porno for Pyros - Good God's Urge
8. Lyle Lovett - The Road to Ensenada
9. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
10. Fountains of Wayne - Fountains of Wayne
11. The Lemonheads - Car Button Cloth
12. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
13. Counting Crows - Recovering the Satellites
14. Longpigs - The Sun is Often Out
15. 2Pac - All Eyez on Me

16. Black Science Orchestra - Walter's Room
17. Guided by Voices - Under the Bushes Under the Stars
18. The Blue Nile - Peace at Last
19. Tricky - Nearly God
20. Nas - It Was Written
21. Bob Mould - Bod Mould
22. Ghostface Killah - Ironman
23. In Flames - The Jester Race
24. Mobb Deep - Hell on Earth
25. Suede - Coming Up
26. Soundgarden - Down on the Upside
27. Fiona Apple - Tidal
28. OutKast - ATLiens
29. Underworld - Second Toughest in the Infants
30. The High Llamas - Hawaii
31. Tricky - Pre-Millennium Tension
32. Opeth - Morningrise
33. Johnny Cash - Unchained
34. Nirvana - From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah
35. Maxwell - Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite
36. Pet Shop Boys - Bilingual
37. Tool - AEnima
38. Spice Girls - Spice
39. Everything But the Girl - Walking Wounded
40. Elvis Costello - All This Useless Beauty
41. Lou Reed - Set the Twilight Reeling
42. Belle and Sebastian - Tigermilk
43. Beck - Odelay
44. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
45. Slam - Headstates
46. Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire
47. Los Lobos - Colossal Head
48. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook - Night Song
49. Dirty Three - Horse Stories
50. Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
51. Jeru the Damaja - Wrath of the Math
52. Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
53. Beth Orton - Trailer Park
54. Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe - Kedu America
55. Toni Braxton - Secrets
56. The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
57. Prince - Chaos and Disorder
58. Tabu Ley Rochereau - Africa Worldwide
59. Archers of Loaf - All the Nations Airports
60. Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
61. Wilco - Being There
62. Ocean Colour Scene - Moseley Shoals
63. Sheryl Crow - Sheryl Crow
64. Lewis Taylor - Lewis Taylor
65. Steve Earle - I Feel Alright
66. Pearl Jam - No Code
67. Patty Griffin - Living with Ghosts
68. Metallica - Load
69. Sepultura - Roots
70. Black Tape for a Blue Girl - Remnants of a Deeper Purity
71. The Aloof - Sinking
72. Richard Bone - The Eternal Now
73. Chavez - Ride the Fader
74. Sheila Chandra - ABoneCroneDrone
75. Lambchop - How I Quit Smoking

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby John » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:20 pm

Albums:

1. Beck - Odelay
2. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
3. Nerf Herder - Nerf Herder
4. Cake - Fashion Nugget
5. Weezer - Pinkerton
6. Ween - 12 Golden Country Greats
7. Jonathan Larson - Rent
8. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Thank God for Mental Illness
9. The Refreshments - Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy
10. Reel Big Fish - Turn the Radio Off
11. The Olivia Tremor Control - Music From the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle
12. Morella's Forest - Ultraphonic Hiss
13. PFR - Them
14. Stuart Davis - Nomen Est Numen
15. Golden Smog - Down by the Old Mainstream

Singles:

1. 2Pac- California Love
2. Eels- Novacaine For the Soul
3. Weezer- El Scorcho
4. Stereolab- Cybele's Reverie
5. Belle and Sebastian- The State I'm In
6. Beck- Where It's At
7. Cardigans- Lovefool
8. Weezer- The Good Life
9. Fountains of Wayne- Radiation Vibe
10. Blackstreet- No Diggity

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Jirin » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:03 am

1. REM - New Adventures In Hifi
2. Beck - Odelay
3. Tool - Aenima
4. Wilco - Being There
5. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
(Big distance)
6. Weezer - Pinkerton
7. Belle and Sebastian - Tigermilk
8. Sublime - Sublime
9. DJ Shadow - Entroducing
10. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
11. Fiona Apple - Tidal
12. Sheryl Crow - Sheryl Crow
13. Eels - Beautiful Freak
14. Sleater-Kinney - Call The Doctor
15. Placebo - Placebo
15.

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby stone37 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:35 pm

Songs:

01- Beck- Where It's At
02- Superdrag- Sucked Out
03- Beck- New Pollution
04- Prince- In This Bed I Scream
05- Blackstreet f/Dr. Dre- No Diggity
06- R.E.M.- Electrolite
07- The Cardigans- Lovefool
08- Dave Matthews Band- Crash into Me
09- R.E.M.- E-Bow the Letter
10- Supergrass- Going Out
11- 2Pac f/Dr. Dre- California Love
12- Beck- Devil's Haircut
13- Busta Rhymes- Woo-hah!! Got You All in Check
14- George Michael- Fastlove
15- Sheryl Crow- Everyday is a Winding Road

16- Wallflowers- One Headlight
17- Prince- The Holy River
18- Hootie and the Blowfish- Sad Caper
19- Beck- Lord Only Knows
20- Fionna Apple- Criminal

21- R.E.M.- Bittersweet Me
22- Sheryl Crow- If It Makes You Happy
23- Spice Girls- Wannabe
24- R.E.M.- The Wake-Up Bomb
25- Fountains of Wayne- Radiation Vibe
26- Prince- Damned If I Do
27- Manic Street Preachers- A Design for Life
28- Stone Temple Pilots- Big Bang Baby
29- Lush- Ladykillers
30- Soundgarden- Pretty Noose

31- Prince- Dinner with Delores
32- Soundgarden- Burden in My Hand
33- Super Furry Animals- The Man Don't Give a Fuck
34- Weezer- El Scorcho
35- John Mellencamp- Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)
36- Soundgarden- Blow Up the Outside World
37- Counting Crows- A Long December
38- Fugees- Killing Me Softly
39- Prince- White Mansion
40- Luscious Jackson- Naked Eye

41-Weezer- The Good Life
42- Donna Lewis- I Love You Always Forever
43- Spice Girls- Say You'll Be There
44- LeAnn Rimes- Blue
45- Prodigy- Breathe
46- Prince- Let's Have a Baby
47- Outkast- Elevators (Me and You)
48- George Michael- Jesus to a Child
49- Prodigy- Firestarter
50- Mouth- Merril Bainbridge

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Zorg » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:48 am

Initial exploits seem very positive to me. I've already heard The Wrens' Secaucus and the two Belle & Sebastian albums, but Stereolab, Jay-Z, the first Modest Mouse album (one of my favourite bands ever), Beck, Pinkerton, DJ Shadow, Spoon and (especially) the first Sleater-Kinney album are all must-listens for me. And then add stuff like Dr. Octagon and Ween and that's a list!

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby nicolas » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:22 pm

Here is my list in progress

I've only rated 10 albums so far, i haven't been looking very deep but on my waiting list are : Outkast, Opeth and Sepultura (yes, metal), Aphex Twin, REM, Fugees, Arthur H, Jean-Louis Murat, Olivia Tremor Control, Steve Earle, Lambchop, Jay Jay Johanson and many others.

Any suggestions?

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Henrik » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:25 pm

nicolas wrote:Here is my list in progress

I've only rated 10 albums so far, i haven't been looking very deep but on my waiting list are : Outkast, Opeth and Sepultura (yes, metal), Aphex Twin, REM, Fugees, Arthur H, Jean-Louis Murat, Olivia Tremor Control, Steve Earle, Lambchop, Jay Jay Johanson and many others.

Any suggestions?

You forgot Bob Hund ;)
You should really check out Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's "Now I Got Worry". Dirrrrty blues. Please don't turn it off during the first 20 seconds... (continue at least to "Wail").
Four albums that I will check out that you might be interested in as well are
John Zorn - Bar Kokhba
The Bulgarian Voices Angelite & Huun-Huur-Tu - Fly, Fly My Sadness
Cheik Lô - Né la thiass
Oumou Sangare - Worotan
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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Nick » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:44 pm

Albums-

1. Beck- Odelay
2. Weezer- Pinkerton
3. DJ Shadow- Endtroducing…..
4. The Fugees- The Score
5. Belle and Sebastian- If You’re Feeling Sinister
6. R.E.M.- New Adventures in Hi-Fi
7. Stereolab- Emperor Tomato Ketchup
8. Wilco- Being There
9. Manic Street Preachers- Everything Must Go
10. Marilyn Manson- Antichrist Superstar

Songs-

1. Manic Street Preachers- A Design for Life
2. Beck- Where It’s At
3. Blackstreet (featuring Dr. Dre)- No Diggity
4. The Prodigy- Firestarter
5. 2Pac (featuring Dr. Dre)- California Love
6. DJ Shadow- Midnight in a Perfect World
7. Weezer- El Scorcho
8. Weezer- The Good Life
9. The Chemical Brothers- Setting Sun
10. Beck- Devil’s Haircut
11. Butthole Surfers- Pepper
12. The Fugees- Ready or Not
13. The Fugees- Killing Me Softly
14. Beck- The New Pollution
15. Stereolab- Cybele's Reverie

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Postby Harold » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:36 pm

ALBUMS
1. Beck - Odelay
2. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
3. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
4. R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi
5. Weezer - Pinkerton
6. Sleater-Kinney - Call the Doctor
7. Wilco - Being There
8. Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
9. Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
10. Belle and Sebastian - Tigermilk

SONGS
1. Beck - Devils Haircut
2. Beck - Novocane
3. Belle and Sebastian - The Stars of Track and Field
4. Eels - Novocaine for the Soul
5. R.E.M. - Bittersweet Me
6. Beck - Lord Only Knows
7. DJ Shadow - Stem/Long Stem
8. R.E.M. - Be Mine
9. Beck - Jack-Ass
10. Sleater-Kinney - Good Things
11. Fiona Apple - Criminal
12. Weezer - The Good Life
13. Beck - Hotwax
14. DJ Shadow - Building Steam With a Grain of Salt
15. Tortoise - Djed

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Jackson » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:28 pm

Harold wrote:ALBUMS
9. Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
SONGS
15. Tortoise - Djed


I hope more people will consider Tortoise for their lists. Both album and song are a clear-cut number one for the year for me. I still vividly remember how blown away I was the first time I heard "Djed"--it's rare that a piece of music can be so captivating and unlike anything else you've ever heard, particularly the section that starts about 10 minutes in.

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Michel » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:00 am

Albums

1. Tricky - Pre-Millennium Tension
2. Soul Coughing - Irresistible Bliss
3. Eels - Beautiful Freak
4. Noir désir - 666.667 Club
5. dEUS - In a Bar, Under the Sea
6. Beck - Odelay
7. Cake - Fashion Nugget
8. Diabologum - #3 (Ce n'est pas perdu pour tout le monde)
9. 16 Horsepower - Sackcloth 'n' Ashes
10. Tarwater - 11/6 12/10
11. Einstürzende Neubauten - Ende Neu
12. Cat Power - What Would the Community Think
13. Têtes Raides - Le bout du toit
14. Arvo Pärt - Litany
15. Fun Lovin' Criminals - Come Find Yourself
16. Luscious Jackson - Fever In Fever Out
17. BabyBird - Ugly Beautiful


Songs

1. Noir Désir - Septembre en attendant
2. dEUS - Theme from Turnpike
3. Eels - Novocaine for the Soul
4. Soul Coughing - Super Bon Bon
5. Noir Désir - Fin de siècle
6. Tricky - Christiansands
7. Einstürzende Neubauten - The Garden
8. Radiohead - Talk Show Host
9. Beck - Devil's Haircut
10. Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die
11. The Prodigy - Firestarter
12. The Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun
13. Fun Lovin' Criminals - Scooby Snacks
14. DJ Shadow - Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
15. BabyBird - You're Gorgeous
16. Einstürzende Neubauten - Stella Maris
17. Diabologum - 365 jours ouvrables

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Postby Zorg » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:42 pm

I hope anyone that likes early Modest Mouse more than later Modest Mouse (i.e. everyone) listens to their debut This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About. It's got that Mousey sound that for some reason I find enchanting, with that weird ability of making the most average-length songs sound like epics. A really really good listen.

I also enjoyed Ween's 12 Golden Country Greats, a mixture between a comedy album in the vein of Zappa (Piss Up A Rope) and genuinely talented country music Powder Blue.

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Postby John » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:17 am

Zorg wrote:I also enjoyed Ween's 12 Golden Country Greats, a mixture between a comedy album in the vein of Zappa (Piss Up A Rope) and genuinely talented country music Powder Blue.


#6 on my list. If you've heard other Ween and didn't like it (like me) give this one a shot.

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby sonofsamiam » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:29 pm

It wasn't until I started compiling that I realized what a deep and underrated this year is. I'm pretty certain I'm in the minority here, but IMO '96-'99 beats any other 4 year combination in the '90s.

Albums

[01] DJ Shadow | Endtroducing…
[02] Maria McKee | Life Is Sweet
[03] Stereolab | Emperor Tomato Ketchup
[04] Elliott Carter | Symphonia: Sum Fluxae Pretium Spei / Clarinet Concerto (20/21 series)
[05] Ground Zero | Revolutionary Pekinese Opera Ver 1.28
[06] Jay-Z | Reasonable Doubt
[07] The Divine Comedy | Casanova
[08] Oumou Sangaré | Worotan
[09] Aphex Twin | Richard D. James Album
[10] Tortoise | Millions Now Living Will Never Die
[11] Belle and Sebastian | If You're Feeling Sinister
[12] Steve Reich | City Life / Nagoya Marimbas / Proverb
[13] Lawrence "Butch" Morris | Conduction 11
[14] Swans | Soundtracks To The Blind
[15] Dr. Octagon | Dr. Octagonecologyst
[16] Orbital | In Sides
[17] Beck | Odelay
[18] Disco Inferno | Technicolour
[19] Sun City Girls | 330,003 Crossdressers From Beyond the Rig Veda
[20] OutKast | ATLiens
[21] Super Furry Animals | Fuzzy Logic
[22] Arvo Pärt | De Profundis
[23] Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds | Murder Ballads
[24] The Olivia Tremor Control | Dusk at Cubist Castle
[25] Manic Street Preachers | Everything Must Go
[26] Carla Bley | Goes To Church
[27] Cocteau Twins | Milk and Kisses
[28] Amon Tobin | Bricolage
[29] Ghostface Killah | Ironman
[30] The Roots | Illadelph Halflife
[31] Wilco | Being There
[32] Gillian Welch | Revival
[33] Belle and Sebastian | Tigermilk
[34] Chico Science and Nação Zumbi | Afrociberdelia
[35] Sleater-Kinney | Call The Doctor
[36] Everything But The Girl | Walking Wounded
[37] Curtis Mayfield | New World Order
[38] De La Soul | Stakes Is High
[39] The Cardigans | First Band on The Moon
[40] Cibo Matto | Viva! La Woman


Songs

[01] DJ Shadow | Building Steam With a Grain of Salt
[02] The Divine Comedy | Through a Long and Sleepless Night
[03] Aphex Twin | Girl/Boy Song
[04] Beck | Where It's At
[05] Maria McKee | Absolutely Barking Stars
[06] Oumou Sangaré | Djorolen
[07] DJ Shadow | Midnight In a Perfect World
[08] Tortoise | Djed
[09] Stereolab | Cybele's Reverie
[10] Steve Reich | Check It Out
[11] Ground Zero | Rush Capture of The Revolutionary Opera 1
[12] Swans | Volcano
[13] Belle and Sebastian | The Stars of Track and Field
[14] Dr. Octagon | Blue Flowers
[15] Jay-Z | Dead Presidents
[16] Tortoise | Glass Museum
[17] Manic Street Preachers | A Design for Life
[18] Belle and Sebastian | The State I Am In
[19] Elliott Carter | Adagio tenebroso
[20] Orbital | Out There Somewhere? (Pt. 1)
[21] Francisco Guerrero | Coma Berenices
[22] The Chemical Bothers | Setting Sun
[23] DJ Shadow | The Number Song
[24] Maria McKee | Life Is Sweet/Afterlife
[25] Jay-Z | Can't Knock The Hustle
[26] Earth | Coda Maestoso in F(Flat) Minor
[27] The Olivia Tremor Control | No Growing (Exegesis)
[28] Stereolab | The Noise of Carpet
[29] Aimee Mann | Wise Up
[30] Gillian Welch | Tear My Stillhouse Down
[31] Fiona Apple | Never Is a Promise
[32] The Cardigans | Been It
[33] Supergrass | Going Out
[34] Sepultura | Roota Bloody Roots
[35] Ghostface Killah feat. Mary J. Blige | All That I Got Is You
[36] 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre | California Love
[37] R.E.M. | Leave
[38] Dr. Octagon | Earth People
[39] Belle and Sebastian | Like Dylan In The Movies
[40] Sleater-Kinney | I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
[41] Cocteau Twins | Violaine
[42] Carla Bley | Setting Calvin's Waltz
[43] Cibo Matto | Sugar Water
[44] OutKast | Elevators (Me and You)
[45] Elliott Smith | Angeles
[46] Super Furry Animals | If You Don't Want Me To Destroy You
[47] Cat Power | Nude As The News
[48] Nas feat. Lauryn Hill | If I Ruled The World
[49] Screaming Trees | All I Know
[50] Wilco | Misunderstood
[51] Beck | Jack-ass
[52] Low | Do You Know How To Waltz?
[53] Amon Tobin | Easy Muffin
[54] LMP | Vainglorious Dixie Carter
[55] Ani Difranco | Napoleon
[56] Sun City Girls | Kickin' The Dragon
[57] Aphex Twin | 4
[58] Maria McKee | This Perfect Dress
[59] Tori Amos | Professional Widow (Armand's Star Trunk Funkin' Mix)
[60] Belle and Sebastian | Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying
[61] Sheryl Crow | If It Makes You Happy
[62] Luscious Jackson | Naked Eye
[63] Barry Adamson | Something Wicked This Way Comes
[64] Ground Zero | Paraiso 1
[65] Radiohead | Talk Show Host
[66] Beck | The New Pollution
[67] Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre | No Diggity
[68] The Divine Comedy | Becoming More Like Alfie
[69] Guided By Voices | The Official Ironmen Rally Song
[70] Fugees | Ready or Not
[71] Built To Spill | Untrustable/Part 2 (About Someone Else)
[72] Prince | The Holy River
[73] Maxwell | Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)
[74] George Michael | Fastlove
[75] De La Soul | Supa Emcees
[76] Beth Orton | She Cries Your Name
[77] Jay-Z | D'evils
[78] Garbage | #1 Crush
[79] The Roots | The Hypnotic
[80] Johnny Cash | Rusty Cage
[81] Busta Rhymes | Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check
[82] Pet Shop Boys | Se a vida e
[83] DJ Shadow | Stem/Long Stem
[84] Lambchop | The Scary Caroler
[85] Weezer | Across The Sea
[86] Current 93 feat. Nick Cave | All The Pretty Little Horses
[87] Mogwai | Summer
[88] Suede | Beautiful Ones
[89] The Prodigy | Breathe
[90] Eels | Novocaine for The Soul

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Nassim » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:44 am

Songs :

1) DJ Shadow - Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
2) Labradford - Lake Speed
3) Weezer - El Scorcho
4) DJ Shadow - The Number Song
5) DJ Shadow - Organ Donor
6) Rage Against The Machine - Bulls on Parade
7) Tortoise - Gamera
8) Chemical Brothers, The - Setting Sun
9) Belle & Sebastian - Like Dylan In The Movies
10) Eels - Beautiful Freak
11) Nas - If I Ruled the World
12) Stereolab - Metronomic Underground
13) Noir Désir - Comme elle vient
14) Busta Rhymes feat ODB - Woo Hah!
15) Suicide Machines, The - New Girl

Bubbling :
Arab Strap - The first big weekend
DJ Shadow - Stem-Long Stem
Dr. Octagon - Blue Flowers
Eels - My Beloved Monster
IAM - Bad boys de Marseille
Noir Désir - L'Homme Pressé
Prodigy, The - Breathe
Prodigy, The - Mindfields
The Fugees - Fu-Gee-La
The Fugees - Ready or Not

I don't know if I will find 15 albums to rank. I'll give Millions Now Living... another spin though, I did not like it as far as I remember but a 2nd try might be worth it. (TNT on another hand is quite interesting... not wholy enjoyable, but interesting). And if you love Tortoise and were not here for the 2nd Moderately Acclaimed Poll, you should give a try at Labradford self-titled album.

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby slick » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:59 pm

ALBUMS:

1. Weezer -- Pinkerton
2. The Cure -- Wild Mood Swings
3. The Cardigans -- First Band On The Moon
4. The Roots -- Illadelph Halflife
5. Ash -- 1977
6. Placebo -- Placebo
7. Stabbing Westward -- Wither Blister Burn & Peel
8. Rage Against The Machine -- Evil Empire
9. Sublime -- Sublime
10. Sepultura -- Roots
11. Tool -- Aenima
12. Manic Street Preachers -- Everything Must Go
13. Pearl Jam -- No Code
14. OutKast -- ATLiens
15. The Lemonheads -- Car Button Cloth

HONORABLE MENTION:

Beck -- Odelay
Fiona Apple -- Tidal
Jay-Z -- Reasonable Doubt
Cake -- Fasion Nugget
Johnny Cash -- Unchained
R.E.M. -- New Adventures In Hi-Fi
Social Distortion -- White Light White Heat White Trash
Wilco -- Being There
Nas -- It Was Written
Fugees -- The Score
Suede -- Coming Up

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Zorg » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:05 am

ALLMUSIC LOVES ACCLAIMED MUSIC 1996

http://blog.allmusic.com/2012/08/20/all ... oves-1996/


John wrote:
Zorg wrote:I also enjoyed Ween's 12 Golden Country Greats, a mixture between a comedy album in the vein of Zappa (Piss Up A Rope) and genuinely talented country music Powder Blue.


#6 on my list. If you've heard other Ween and didn't like it (like me) give this one a shot.


I have begun to love it. They're so silly it's difficult to hate. I don't know if it will hit top 5 though. I've heard so many great albums so far. It also doesn't compete with Chocolate and Cheese, an album that I only heard a month or two ago and are now 2nd on my last.fm most-listened-to list :music-listening:

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Postby Jackson » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:41 am

Nassim wrote:Songs :
I don't know if I will find 15 albums to rank. I'll give Millions Now Living... another spin though, I did not like it as far as I remember but a 2nd try might be worth it. (TNT on another hand is quite interesting... not wholy enjoyable, but interesting). And if you love Tortoise and were not here for the 2nd Moderately Acclaimed Poll, you should give a try at Labradford self-titled album.


Re-listen to Millions Now Living and I'll listen to Labradford. :D If you like Tortoise I can't imagine why you wouldn't enjoy it, and it is one that gets better on repeated listens. I've heard four or five of their albums but it's clear they never made a statement like "Djed." The rest of the tracks flow so well too--I couldn't think of a better way to close the album than "Along the Banks of Rivers."

Sonofsam, I'm glad to see somebody else really likes the song "Volcano." I feel even among Soundtracks for the Blind fans that it gets overlooked in favor of "The Sound" (which, to be fair, is a massive track itself). But I've never heard another song quite like "Volcano," which pairs ethereal pop vocals with a shapeshifting techno beat. Also, I really like that Divine Comedy song--now I need to listen to that album.

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Postby Zorg » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:52 am

Jackson wrote:
Harold wrote:ALBUMS
"Djed"--it's rare that a piece of music can be so captivating and unlike anything else you've ever heard, particularly the section that starts about 10 minutes in.


Hit the nail on the head. Ooooooooph.

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Postby sonofsamiam » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:19 pm

Jackson wrote:Sonofsam, I'm glad to see somebody else really likes the song "Volcano." I feel even among Soundtracks for the Blind fans that it gets overlooked in favor of "The Sound" (which, to be fair, is a massive track itself). But I've never heard another song quite like "Volcano," which pairs ethereal pop vocals with a shapeshifting techno beat. Also, I really like that Divine Comedy song--now I need to listen to that album.


Yeah, "Volcano" is actually my favorite Swans track -- I wish sometimes they would have gone down that road more often.

Glad you liked Divine Comedy too -- if you're into either Scott Walker or Burt Bacharach, Neil Hannon's your guy. The run of Promenade/Casanova/A Short Album About Love is pretty glorious. He can get a little arch and precious, but when he gets it right it's greatness.

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Postby nicolas » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:33 pm

Yes, listen to the Divine Comedy album Jackson ! IMO it's a little overstuffed with arrangements (I prefer his first 2) but the songs are great (great melodies and lyrics) so that makes it an all time top 100 album.
The Divine Comedy was a great live act too. I've seen them numerous times and I especially remember the Casanova tour.
Well, I cannot promise that I'll listen to the Tortoise album in return, but I'll try :D

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Postby nicolas » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:22 pm

BTW if perchance any of you liked Buena Vista Social Club you should give a spin to Compay Segundo's first album Yo Vengo Aqui. It's the same music with a different, more sparse, acoustic sound. It's just fantastic. I guess Dan already heard it and that it will be on top of his list too.

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Postby Dan » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:13 pm

nicolas wrote:BTW if perchance any of you liked Buena Vista Social Club you should give a spin to Compay Segundo's first album Yo Vengo Aqui. It's the same music with a different, more sparse, acoustic sound. It's just fantastic. I guess Dan already heard it and that it will be on top of his list too.


Yep, it will most definitely by my #1 album too. It was only when I listened to it for a 3rd time that it really clicked with me. I've been a big fan of Buena Vista Social Club for many years, and the first time I heard Yo Vengo Aqui I didn't like it quite as much - I thought the sound was a little too sparse and that the music needed more variety.

But now, 2 spins later, the laidback sway of those Cuban rhythms and Segundo's seasoned vocals are my favourite things from 1996. The title track is arguably the best thing on it.
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Postby nicolas » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:19 pm

Compay is not the lead singer, but he plays the 7-string gtr and does the bass vocals (harmonizing)
i have a great personal story with this album. I discovered it when I was in Burkina Faso at a friend's house. He used to play it every morning to wake up the house. I knew it before BUena vista so it was my first real encounter with Cuban son. And since i love acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies...

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Postby Dan » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:35 pm

That sounds like a very pleasant way to wake up in the morning. Maybe I should try to make Yo vengo aqui my alarm bell. But I'm not sure it will have the same effect in rainy Scotland than in Burkina Faso! (Well, I guess that depends on the time of the year you were there.)

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Postby Zorg » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:58 pm

I keep posting on this, but it's because I make all these new discoveries and I hope people vote for them!

If you're a fan of Elliott Smith, then his former band before he went solo is definitely worth a listen. Mic City Sons by Heatmiser on first listen seems to be really decent, and very Smithy indeed. I'm not the biggest fan of Smith's solo material, but this has more of a bounce to it, it's not so morose. See You Later and Half Right in particular are wonderful songs.

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Postby Henrik » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:23 am

Where can I find Yo vengo aqui? Are all songs included here: http://open.spotify.com/album/4JnzA5hRujlF3yG3OeOltp?
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Postby Dan » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:34 am

Henrik wrote:Where can I find Yo vengo aqui?


I've found this Spotify playlist via AllMusic. The songs seem to be the same versions as on the album, except for track 6, "Mi Calderito".
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Postby Stephan » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:54 am

Albums:
1. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....
2. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
3. OutKast - ATLiens
4. 16 Horsepower - Sackcloth 'n' Ashes
5. Shawn Colvin - A Few Small Repairs
6. Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
7. Steve Earle - I Feel Alright
8. Labradford - Labradford
9. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
10. R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi

Songs:
1. Shawn Colvin - Sunny Came Home
2. Steve Earle - Feel Alright
3. Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight - Flight Of The Pelican
4. DJ Shadow - Building Steam With A Grain Of Sand
5. The Bulgarian Voices Angelite & Huun-Huur-Tu - Fly, Fly My Sadness
6. 16 Horsepower - Heel On The Shovel
7. Belle and Sebastian - Seeing Other People
8. DJ Shadow - Midnight In A Perfect World
9. 16 Horsepower - Black Soul Choir
10. Jay-Z - Dead Presidents

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Postby John » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:26 pm

Zorg wrote:I keep posting on this, but it's because I make all these new discoveries and I hope people vote for them!

If you're a fan of Elliott Smith, then his former band before he went solo is definitely worth a listen. Mic City Sons by Heatmiser on first listen seems to be really decent, and very Smithy indeed. I'm not the biggest fan of Smith's solo material, but this has more of a bounce to it, it's not so morose. See You Later and Half Right in particular are wonderful songs.


Mic City Sons is the only Heatmiser album I haven't listened to. The other ones are hit and miss, but I'm guessing the one before Elliott went solo would be the best.

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Postby Charlie Driggs » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:33 pm

The songs:

1 : Luscious Jackson : Naked Eye
2 : Danny Elfman : Freeway (Main Title)
3 : The High Llamas : Nomads
4 : Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds : Three Lions
5 : Dirty Three : I Remember A Time When You Used To Love Me
6 : Sun City Girls : Soi Cowboy
7 : Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn : Freedom
8 : Sipho Mabuse : Thaba Bosiu
9 : The Divine Comedy : Becoming More Like Alfie
10 : DJ Shadow : Stem / Long Stem
11 : Belle & Sebastian : Like Dylan in the Movies
12 : 16 Horsepower : American Wheeze
13 : Sublime : Pawn Shop
14 : 2 Pac : California Love
15 : The Prodigy : Breathe

16 : Beck : Where It's At
17 : Stereolab : Cybele's Reverie
18 : Curtis Mayfield : Ms. Martha
19 : The Olivia Tremor Control : Jumping Fences
20 : DJ Shadow : Midnight in a Perfect World
21 : Barry Adamson : The Vibes Ain't Nothin' But The Vibes
22 : Sun City Girls : Apna Desh
23 : Sublime : Doin' Time
24 : Tav Falco's Panther Burns : Gentleman in Black
25 : Béla Fleck & The Flecktones : Stomping Grounds
26 : Stereolab : Percolator
27 : Jimi Tenor : Take Me Baby
28 : Townes Van Zandt and the Calvins : Riding the Range
29 : Outkast : ATLiens
30 : Lambchop : The Man Who Loved Beer
31 : 16 Horsepower : Black Soul Choir
32 : Super Furry Animals : Something 4 the Weekend
33 : Nuyorican Soul : Runaway
34 : The Future Sound Of London : We Have Explosive
35 : Doc Gynéco : Dans Ma Rue (High for the Chronic!)
36 : 2Pac : Life Goes On
37 : 16 Horsepower : Prison Shoe Romp
38 : Cibo Matto : Sugar Water
39 : Movietone : Useless Landscape
40 : Cake : The Distance
41 : Blur : Death of a Party
42 : Aphex Twin : Milkman
43 : Wilco : Far Far Away
44 : Scud Mountain Boys : Massachusetts
45 : UGK : One Day
46 : Suede : Trash
47 : Smog : All Your Women Things
48 : Le Mans : Un rayo de sol
49 : R.E.M. : E-Bow the Letter
50 : Momo "Wandel" Soumah : Afro Blue
51 : Scud Mountain Boys : Grudge Fuck
52 : Cibo Matto : Know Your Chicken
53 : Sun City Girls : Lies up the Niger
54 : Ghostface Killah : Motherless Child
55 : Elliott Smith : Speed Trials
56 : The Delgados : Under Canvas Under Wraps
57 : Die Sterne : Was hat dich bloß so ruiniert
58 : Air : Casanova 70
59 : Eels : Novocaine For the Soul
60 : Cheikh Lô : Boul Di Tagale
61 : Beck : The New Pollution
62 : Lambchop : All Smiles and Mariachi
63 : Kinnie Starr : Canadian Bush Party
64 : Ani DiFranco : Shameless
65 : Dr. Octagon : Blue Flowers
66 : Silver Jews : Inside The Golden Days Of Missing You
67 : Outkast : Elevators (Me & You)
68 : Belle & Sebastian : Expectations
69 : The Prodigy : Firestarter
70 : Arab Strap : The First Big Weekend
71 : Aphex Twin : Girl/Boy Song
72 : Fishmans : Long Season Pt. 1
73 : Jamiroquai : Cosmic Girl
74 : Beck : New Pollution
75 : Stereolab : The Noise Of Carpet
76 : Grace : Not Over Yet
77 : Mogwai : Summer
78 : Country Teasers : Thank You God For Making Me An Angel
79 : Busta Rhymes : Woo Hah!! Got you All in Check
80 : Current 93 : All The Pretty Little Horses
81 : The Fugees : Zealots
82 : Oblivians : Bad Man
83 : Elvis Costello & The Attractions : Complicated Shadows
84 : The Roots : Concerto Of The Desperado
85 : Siah & Yeshua daPoED : Gravity
86 : TJ Rehmi : Is It Legal?
87 : Enos McLeod : Jericho
88 : Butthole Surfers : Let's Talk About Cars
89 : Mono : Life In Mono
90 : Béla Fleck & The Flecktones : The Message
91 : Wilco : Monday
92 : Beres Hammond : Putting Up Resistance
93 : Covenant : Stalker
94 : The Divine Comedy : Through a Long & Sleepless Night
95 : Whirlpool Productions : The Cold Song
96 : Smog : You Moved In
97 : Stereolab : The Yper Sound

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Postby Miguel » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:51 am

Albums

1. Javier Bergia - De aquellos años verdes (Spain)
2. The High Llamas - Hawaii (UK)
3. Red House Painters - Songs for a Blue Guitar (USA)
4. El Niño Gusano - El efecto lupa (Spain)
5. Superelvis - Happines is Stupid (Spain)
6. Belle and Sebastian - If You’re Feeling Sinister (UK)
7. Various Artists - Canciones del cine español (1896-1996) (Spain)
8. María Dolores Pradera - Caminemos (Spain)
9. Lambchop - How I Quit Smoking (USA)
10. Morente & Lagartija Nick - Omega (Spain)
11. Le Mans – Saudade (Spain)
12. Chris Isaak - Baja Sessions (USA)
13. Super Furry Animals - Fuzzy Logic (UK)
14. Belle and Sebastian - Tigermilk (UK)
15. Wim Mertens - Jardin Clos (Belgium)

16. Joan Manuel Serrat - Banda sonora, d’un temps, d’un pais
17. Eels - Beautiful Freak
18. Undershakers - Night Show
19. Various Artists - Dead Man Walking - Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture
20. Johnny Cash - Unchained
21. Pete Seeger - Pete
22. Doctor Explosion - Aquellos maravillosos 90
23. Malcolm Scarpa - 33 & 1/3 Microsillions
24. Los Enemigos - Gas
25. Neil Young - Broken Arrow
26. Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
27. Penelope Trip - Quién puede matar a un niño
28. Compay Segundo - Yo vengo aquí
29. Ocean Colour Scene - Mosely Shoals
30. Suzanne Vega - Nine Objects of Desire
31. The Handsome Family - Milk and Scissors
32. R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi
33. The Divine Comedy - Casanova
34. Fountains of Wayne - Fountains of Wayne
35. Richard Thompson - You, Me, Us?

Compilations:
Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collection
Franco Battiato - Battiato Studio Collection
Stevie Wonder - Song Review - A Greatest Hits Collection
Boney M. - Hit Collection
Crowded House - Recurrent Dream. The Very Best of Crowded House

Disappointment:
Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Mose Allison & Ben Sidran - Tell Me Something.The Songs of Mose Allison

Best EP:
Nosoträsh - Nosoträsh

Cover albums:
Belle and Sebastian - If You’re Feeling Sinister
Cowboy Junkies - Lay It Down
Eels - Beautiful Freak
Belle and Sebastian - Tigermilk
Beth Orton - Trailer Park

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Miguel » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:51 am

Songs

1. Belle and Sebastian - Seeing Other People (UK)
2. Red House Painters - All Mixed Up (USA)
3. Los Enemigos - No me caigo bien (Spain)
4. Manta Ray & Corcobado - Tema central de El Crack (Spain)
5. Pet Shop Boys - Se A Vida E (That's the Way Life is) (UK)
6. Nosoträsh y Carlos Loco - Voy a ser mamá (Spain)
7. Gorkys Zygotic Mynci - Patio Song (UK)
8. Javier Bergia - De aquellos años verdes (1996 version) (Spain)
9. Lambchop - We Never Argue (USA)
10. Morente & Lagartija Nick - Manhattan (First We Take Manhattan) (Spain)
11. Javier Bergia - Del Buen Amor (1996 version) (Spain)
12. Fanny y Los Dandys - Sor Ye Ye (Spain)
13. Stereolab - Les Yper-Sound (UK)
14. Kactus Jack & Alaska - Perlas ensangrentadas (Spain)
15. Morente & Lagartija Nick - Aleluya (Spain)

16. Nosoträsh - Voy a aterrizar
17. Eels - Novocaine for the Soul
18. El Niño Gusano - Pon tu mente al sol
19. Undershakers - Take My Tip
20. Penelope Trip & Le Mans - Evelyn
21. The High Llamas - Literature is Fluff
22. Super Furry Animals - Hometown Unicorn
23. Belle & Sebastian - The State I Am
24. Chris Isaak - Pretty Girls Don’t Cry
25. The High Llamas - Nomads
26. El Niño Gusano - Conde-Duque
27. Super Furry Animals - Something for the Weekend
28. Belle and Sebastian - Like Dylan in the Movies
29. Lambchop - The Militant
30. Red House Painters - Have You Forgotten
31. María Dolores Pradera & Caetano Veloso - Nube Gris
32. Joan Manuel Serrat - M’en vaig a peu (1996 version)
33. Superelvis - Different Moments
34. Nosoträsh - Jeff
35. The High Llamas - Peppy
36. Superelvis - A War
37. Super Furry Animals - Fuzzy Birds
38. Stereolab - The Noise of Carpet
39. Belle and Sebastian - The Stars of Track and Field
40. Javier Bergia - Gorilas de maiz (1996 version)
41. Javier María Dolores Pradera & Joaquín Sabina - Jugar por jugar
42. Bergia - La Gran Vía (1996 version)
43. Belle and Sabastian - The Fox in the Snow
44. Undershakers - Symphony Day
45. El Niño Gusano - Sobrinito
46. Joan Manuel Serrat - Si jo fos pescador
47. Le Mans - Canción de puede ser
48. Compay Segundo - Yo vengo aquí
49. Le Mans - Lucien
50. Joan Manuel Serrat - Noia de porcelana

51. Undershakers - What a Live
52. Doctor Explosion - Mata a la Tuna
53. Wim Mertens - A Secret Burning
54. Le Mans - Desacierto
55. The High Llamas - Sparkle Up
56. Penelope Trip - Miss Black America
57. Superelvis - True Little Baby
58. El Niño Gusano - Vicente del Bosque
59. Detritus X - Super Disco Chino
60. Javier Bergia - Recoletos (1996 version)
61. El Niño Gusano - Pelícano
62. Mockingbyrds - Hidding Behind My Smile
63. Superelvis - Confusion
64. María Dolores Pradera - Obsesión
65. The High Llamas - Ill-fitting Suits
66. Malcolm Scarpa - Heartbreak Ahead
67. Pete Seeger - The Water is Wide
68. Morente & Lagartija Nick - Omega (Poema para los muertos)
69. The High Llamas - Dressing Up the Old Dakota
70. El Niño Gusano - Mr. Camping
71. Belle and Sebastian - Days Are Over
72. Pete Seeger - My Rainbow Race
73. Morente & Lagartija Nick - Sacerdotes (Priest)
74. Neil Young - The Round Stones Beneath the Earth
75. Eels - My Beloved Monster
76. R.E.M. - New Test Leper
77. The Cardigans - Lovefool
78. Johnny Cash - Memories Are Made of This
79. Pete Seeger - Huddie Ledbetter
80. Lyle Lovett - Promises
81. The Lazy Sundays - Let Yourself Hide Away
82. Johnny Cash - In Your Mind
83. Bruce Springsteen - Dead Man Walkin’
84. Dr. Explosion - Out of Fun
85. Richard Thompson - The Ghost of You walks

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Romain » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:34 pm

Some very good albums not an extraordinary year.

1996
Albums :
1. The Divine Comedy - Casanova
2. Eels - Beautiful Freak
3. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
4. Beck - Odelay
5. Noir désir - 666.667 Club
6. Belle and Sebastian - Tiger Milk
7. Super Furry Animals - Fuzzy Logic
8. Yann Tiersen - Rue des Cascades
9. Juliette - Rimes Féminines
10. Arthur H - Trouble Fête
11. Wilco - Being There
12. Hubert Felix Thiefaine - La tentation du bonheur
13. Prince - Chaos and Disorder
14. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
15. R.E.M. - New adventure in HI-FI

Songs :
1. Nick Cave - Where the Wild Roses Grow
2. Eels - Novocaine for the Soul
3. The Divine Comedy - Something for the weekend
4. Noir Désir - Un jour en France
5. Yann Tiersen - J'y suis Jamais allé
6. Belle & Sebastian - Expectations
7. Noir Désir - Un homme pressé
8. Belle & Sebastian - The State I Am In
9. Beck - Devil's Haircut
10. The Divine Comedy - Theme from casanova
11. Juliette - Rimes Féminines
12. Super Furry Animals - If You Don't Want Me To Destroy You
13. Prince - Dinner with Dolores
14. Dead Can Dance - Indus
15. Placebo - Come Home

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Postby Henry » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:43 am

Songs

1 Cowboy Junkies / Musical Key
2 No Doubt / Don't Speak
3 Cowboy Junkies / Speaking Confidentially
4 Eric Clapton / Change the World
5 Cowboy Junkies / Hold On To Me
6 R. Kelly / I Believe I Can Fly
7 Cowboy Junkies / Something More Besides You
8 Celine Dion / It's All Coming Back to Me Now
9 Sheryl Crow / Everyday is a Winding Road
10 Shawn Colvin / Sunny Came Home
11 Manic Street Preachers / A Design For Life
12 Beck / The New Pollution
13 Matchbox Twenty / Shame
14 The Cardigans / Lovefool
15 Stereolab / Cybele's Reverie
16 Air Casanova 70
17 Jewel You Were Meant for Me
18 Celine Dion Make You Happy
19 Cowboy Junkies Just Want To See
20 Celine Dion Dreamin' of You
21 Dave Matthews Band Crash Into Me
22 Cowboy Junkies Come Calling (His Song)
23 Everything But the Girl Walking Wounded
24 Matchbox Twenty Long Say
25 The Presidents of the United States Ladies and Gentlemen Part II
26 Beck Where's It At
27 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre California Love
28 Beck Devil's Haircut
29 DJ Shadow Midnight in a Perfect World
30 Fugees Ready or Not
31 Ani Di Franco Untouchable Face
32 Belle and Sebastian Mayfly
33 Jackson Browne I'm the Cat
34 Matchbox Twenty Kody
35 Belle and Sebastian Seeing Other People
36 Cowboy Junkies Now I Know
37 Faze Action In the Trees
38 Cowboy Junkies Come Calling (Her Song)
39 Jackson Browne Information Wars
40 Spice Girls Wannabe
41 The Prodigy Firestarter
42 Weezer The Good Life
43 Tori Amos Professional Widow (Armand's Star Trunk Funkin' Mix)
44 Belle and Sebastian Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying
45 Cowboy Junkies Lonely Sinking Feeling
46 Everything But the Girl Big Deal
46 Sheryl Crow If It Makes You Happy
47 Photek The Hidden Camera
48 Fiona Apple Criminal
49 DJ Shadow Building Steam
50 Elvis Costello All This Useless Beauty
51 Jackson Browne Nino
52 Matchbox Twenty Push
53 The Wallflowers One Headlight
54 Broadcast Living Room
55 Celine Dion I Don't Know
56 Elvis Costello You Bowed Down
57 Fugees Killing Me Softly
58 Gillian Welch Paper Wings
59 Matchbox Twenty 3 A.M.
60 R.E.M. Bittersweet Me
61 Sheryl Crow Home
62 The Cranberries Joe
63 The Presidents of the United States Ladies and Gentlemen Part 1
64 Pet Shop Boys Se a vida e
65 Aimee Mann Wise Up
66 Fiona Apple Never Is a Promise
67 Screaming Trees All I Know
68 Counting Crows Another Horsedreamer's Blues
69 Bruce Cockburn Mistress of Storms
70 Celine Dion Seduces Me
71 Elvis Costello Complicated Shadows
72 Fugees Fu-gee-la
73 Gillian Welch Pass You By
74 Counting Crows Daylight Fading
75 Elvis Costello Little Atoms
76 Matchbox Twenty Real World
77 R.E.M. Leave
78 Sam Phillips Zero Zero Zero!
79 R.E.M. The Wake-Up Bomb
80 Sheryl Crow Love Is A Good Thing
81 R.E.M. How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us
82 Sheryl Crow Redemption Day
83 Sublime Santeria
84 Orbital The Box
85 Belle and Sebastian The State I Am In
86 R.E.M. E-Bow the Letter
87 George Michael Fastlove
88 Sublime What I Got
89 Barenaked Ladies Break Your Heart
90 Fountains Of Wayne Radiation Vibe
91 Kula Shaker Tattva
92 The Bluetones Slight Return
93 The Chemical Brothers Loops of Fury
94 The Presidents of the United States Puffy Little Shoes
95 Belle and Sebastian The Boy Done Wrong Again
96 Bruce Cockburn Strange Waters
97 Celine Dion If That's What It Takes
98 Counting Crows Walkaways
99 Cowboy Junkies Bea's Song
100 Everything But the Girl Mirrorball
101 Luscious Jackson One Thing
102 Matchbox Twenty Hang
103 The Presidents of the United States Supermodel
104 Elliott Smith Angeles
105 BabyBird You're Gorgeous
106 Belle and Sebastian The Fox In the Snow
107 Celine Dion Declaration of My Love
108 Counting Crows A Long December
109 Cowboy Junkies Angel Mine
110 Everything But the Girl Flipside
111 Luscious Jackson Why Do I Lie?
112 The Presidents of the United States Bath of Fire
113 Ani Di Franco Done Wrong
114 Belle and Sebastian Like Dylan In the Movies
115 Counting Crows Monkey
116 Everything But the Girl The Heart Remains a Child
117 The Presidents of the United States Bug City
118 Bruce Cockburn Live On My Mind
119 Celine Dion Falling Into You
120 Counting Crows Children In Bloom
121 Cowboy Junkies A Common Disaster
122 Crash Test Dummies My Enemies
123 Elvis Costello It's Time
124 Everything But the Girl Single
125 Hootie & the Blowfish Old Man & Me
126 Luscious Jackson Don't Look Back
127 Matchbox Twenty Argue
128 Sebadoh On Fire
129 Everything But the Girl Wrong
130 Jackson Browne The Barricades of Heaven
131 Sheryl Crow How To Make A Stand
132 Space Female of the Species
133 The Presidents of the United States Mach 5
134 Gillian Welch Tear My Stillhouse Down
135 Everything But the Girl Before Today
136 Barry Adamson Something Wicked This Way Comes
137 Elliott Smith Speed Trials
138 Guided By Voices The Official Ironmen Rally Song
139 R.E.M. Be Mine
140 The Divine Comedy Theme from Casanova

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Henry » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:53 am

Albums

1 Cowboy Junkies / Lay It Down
2 Matchbox Twenty / Yourself or Someone Like You
3 Celine Dion / Falling Into You
4 Beck / Odelay
5 Belle and Sebastian / If You're Feeling Sinister
5 Sheryl Crow / Sheryl Crow
6 R.E.M. / New Adventures in Hi-Fi
7 Counting Crows / Recovering the Satellites
8 Jackson Browne / Looking East
9 Elvis Costello / All This Useless Beauty
10 Everything But the Girl / Walking Wounded
11 The Presidents of the United States / Presidents Of The United States Of America 2
12 Weezer / Pinkerton
13 Belle and Sebastian / Tigermilk
14 Fugees / The Score
15 Ani DiFranco / Dilate
16 Gillian Welch Revivial

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby slick » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:21 pm

SONGS:

1. The Prodigy / Firestarter
2. Manic Street Preachers / A Design For Life
3. Sepultura / Roots Bloody Roots
4. Weezer / The Good Life
5. Soul Coughing / Super Bon-Bon
6. Geggy Tah / Whoever You Are
7. The Cure / The 13th
8. Nas / If I Ruled The World
9. Stabbing Westward / What Do I Have To Do?
10. Johnny Cash / Rusty Cage
11. The Chemical Brothers / Setting Sun
12. Weezer / Tired Of Sex
13. The Prodigy / Breathe
14. Jamiroquai / Virtual Insanity
15. Electronic / Forbidden City

HONORABLE MENTION:

Fiona Apple / Criminal
Bad Religion / A Walk
Beck / Where It's At
BLACKstreet / No Diggity
Butthole Surfers / Pepper
Cake / The Distance
The Cardigans / Been It
The Divine Comedy / Something For The Weekend
eels / Novocaine For The Soul
Fountains Of Wayne / Sink To The Bottom
Fugees / Ready Or Not
Fun Lovin' Criminals / Scooby Snacks
Gravity Kills / Guilty
The Gufs / Smile
Jay-Z / Dead Presidents
Kulashaker / Tattva
The Lemonheads / If I Could Talk I'd Tell You
Luscious Jackson / Naked Eye
Lush / Ladykillers
Metallica / Hero Of The Day
Moby / That's When I Reach For My Revolver
Modest Mouse / Broke
Nada Surf / Popular
The Nixons / Sister
OutKast / Elevators (Me & You)
Pearl Jam / Who You Are
Tom Petty / Walls
Placebo / Teenage Angst
Prince / Somebody's Somebody
R.E.M. / E-bow The Letter
Reel Big Fish / Beer
The Refreshments / Banditos
The Roots / What They Do
Rush / Test For Echo
Sebadoh / Ocean
Smoking Popes / Need You Arouns
Skunk Anansie / Hedonism (Just Beacuse You Feel Good)
Sneaker Pimps / 6 Underground
Social Distortion / I Was Wrong
Spacehog / In The Meantime
Squirrel Nut Zippers / Hell
Sublime / Doin' Time
Suede / Trash
Super Furry Animals / The Man Don't Give A Fuck
Keith Sweat / Twisted
Tonic / Open Up Your Eyes
Tool / Stinkfist
Underworld / Pearl's Girl
Weezer / El Scorcho
Weezer / Pink Triangle
Weezer / Falling For You

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Dan » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:33 pm

Albums

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1 | Compay Segundo | Yo vengo aquí
2 | Belle and Sebastian | If You're Feeling Sinister
3 | DJ Shadow | Endtroducing.....
4 | Beck | Odelay
5 | Cheikh Lô | Ne La Thiass
6 | Alvin Youngblood Hart | Big Mama's Door
7 | R.E.M. | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
8 | Fugees | The Score
9 | Wilco | Being There
10 | Gillian Welch | Revival
11 | Belle and Sebastian | Tigermilk
12 | Jay-Z | Reasonable Doubt
13 | Enrique Morente y Lagartija Nick | Omega
14 | The Divine Comedy | Casanova
15 | OutKast | ATLiens

16 | Jerry Garcia & David Grisman | Shady Grove
17 | Aphex Twin | Richard D. James Album
18 | Johnny Cash | Unchained
19 | Fiona Apple | Tidal
20 | Manic Street Preachers | Everything Must Go

Songs

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1 | Suede | Beautiful Ones
2 | Compay Segundo | Yo Vengo Aqui
3 | Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre | No Diggity
4 | R.E.M. | Electrolite
5 | 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre | California Love
6 | Jega | Phlax
7 | bob hund | Düsseldorf
8 | The Prodigy | Firestarter
9 | Belle and Sebastian | Fox in the Snow
10 | Beck | Devil's Haircut
11 | The Cardigans | Lovefool
12 | Fugees | Ready or Not
13 | Manic Street Preachers | A Design for Life
14 | Compay Segundo | Orgullecida
15 | Pet Shop Boys | Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is)

16 | Beck | Where It's At
17 | Fiona Apple | Criminal
18 | Busta Rhymes | Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check
19 | DJ Shadow | Midnight in a Perfect World
20 | BabyBird | You're Gorgeous
21 | Nas feat. Lauryn Hill | If I Ruled the World
22 | The Prodigy | Breathe
23 | Underworld | Juanita
24 | The Wallflowers | One Headlight
25 | Sheryl Crow | Everyday Is a Winding Road
26 | Belle and Sebastian | The State I Am In
27 | Cheikh Lô | Boul di Tagale
28 | Belle and Sebastian | Like Dylan in the Movies
29 | DJ Shadow | Stem/Long Stem
30 | Alvin Youngblood Hart | Big Mama's Door
31 | Camp Lo | Luchini Aka (This Is It)
32 | George Michael | Fastlove
33 | Enrique Morente y Lagartija Nick | Omega
34 | Lambchop | I'm a Stranger Here
35 | Compay Segundo | Se Seco el Arroyito
36 | DJ Shadow | Building Steam with a Grain of Salt
37 | OutKast | ATLiens
38 | Fugees | Fu-gee-la
39 | R.E.M. | E-bow the Letter
40 | Cheikh Lô | Guiss Guiss
41 | Eels | Novocaine for the Soul
42 | Garbage | #1 Crush
43 | The Divine Comedy | Becoming More Like Alfie
44 | Ocean Colour Scene | The Riverboat Song
45 | Jay-Z | Dead Presidents II
46 | Gillilan Welch | Tear My Stillhouse Down
47 | Aphex Twin | 4
48 | Wilco | Forget the Flowers
49 | Shawn Colvin | Sunny Came Home
50 | Donna Lewis | I Love You Always Forever
...will keep us together.

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby beefsupreme » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:42 pm

I always thought '96 was a weaker year in terms of quality music compared to the previous years of the 90's, but as I was making my lists for this year I realized I was dead wrong.


Albums
[1] UGK - Ridin' Dirty
[2] 2Pac - All Eyez on Me
[3] Beck - Odelay
[4] Nirvana - From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah
[5] The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Now I Got Worry
[6] Super Furry Animals - Fuzzy Logic
[7] Ghostface Killah - Iron Man
[8] The Screaming Trees - Dust
[9] Nas - It Was Written
[10] Dr. Octagon - Octagonecologyst
[11] REM - New Adventures in HiFi
[12] Outkast - ATLiens
[13] Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
[14] Busta Rhymes - The Coming
[15] Melvins - Stag

Songs
[1] Busta Rhymes - Woo-hah!! Got You All in Check
[2] Super Furry Animals - The Man Don't Give a Fuck
[3] The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Wail
[4] Beck - Jackass
[5] Super Furry Animals - Hometown Unicorn
[6] Beck - Devil's Haircut
[7] UGK - Ridin' Dirty
[8] 2pac - California Love
[9] Butthole Surfers - Pepper
[10] The Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun
[11] Outkast - ATLiens
[12] Super Furry Animals - Something 4 the Weekend
[13] Dr. Octagon - Earth People
[14] Stereolab - Metronomic Underground
[15] Sheryl Crow - If it Makes You Happy

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby nicolas » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:09 pm

Romain wrote:Some very good albums not an extraordinary year.
1. Nick Cave - Where the Wild Roses Grow


Sorry Romain but this single was released in '95. Another one as your #15 ?

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Romain » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:14 pm

Oh zut ! Nobody put this one on the 95's thread ? It's not possible to put this on 96 if nobody had mentioned in 95 ;-)
I'll get another one if it's not good.

15. R.E.M.- Electrolite
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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby nicolas » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:17 pm

Yes, it was in the 95 thread at #45 with 6 votes and 42 points !!

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Romain » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:27 pm

(J'ai trouvé ma quinzième chanson, peux-tu décaler ma liste et mettre 15. R.E.M.- Electrolite à la fin, je te remercie.)

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby nicolas » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:12 pm

Romain wrote:(J'ai trouvé ma quinzième chanson, peux-tu décaler ma liste et mettre 15. R.E.M.- Electrolite à la fin, je te remercie.)

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Kingoftonga » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:03 pm

Best Albums of 1996

1. Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
2. Beck - Odelay
3. R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi
4. Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
5. Eels - Beautiful Freaks
6. Wilco - Being There
7. OutKast - ATLiens
8. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
9. Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
10. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
11. Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
12. Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst
13. Weezer - Pinkerton
14. Fatboy Slim - Better Living Through Chemistry
15. 2Pac - All Eyez On Me

Best Songs of 1996

1. Weezer - "El Scorcho"
2. Beck - "Where It's At"
3. DJ Shadow - "Stem/Long Stem/Transmission 2"
4. Eels - "Guest List"
5. Beck - "Devil's Haircut"
6. Stereolab - "Metronomic Underground"
7. Tortoise - "Djed"
8. R.E.M. - "E-Bow the Letter"
9. Weezer - "The Good Life"
10. Eels - "Novacaine for the Soul"
11. Dr. Octagon - "Blue Flowers"
12. DJ Shadow - "Midnight in a Perfect World"
13. Spice Girls - "Wannabe"
14. 2Pac - "California Love"
15. Cardigans - "Lovefool"

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Rodneyontheblock » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:48 am

Albums

1. Belle & Sebastian- If You're Feeling Sinister
2. Tori Amos- Boys for Pele
3. Suede- Coming Up
4. Lush- Lovelife
5. Manic Street Preachers- Everything Must Go
6. Ocean Colour Scene- Moseley Shoals
7. Fiona Apple- Tidal
8. Belle and Sebastian- Tigermilk
9. Weezer- Pinkerton
10. The Divine Comedy- Casanova

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby Petri » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:21 am

Albums
1. Belle and Sebastian -Tigermilk
2. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
3. Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
4. Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
5. Beck - Odelay
6. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....
7. Wilma - Suuri valkea
8. Kent - Verkligen
9. Circle - Zopalki
10. Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
11. Suede - Coming Up
12. Eels - Beautiful Freak
13. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
14. R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi
15. Everything but the Girl - Walking Wounded

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Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1996

Postby nicolas » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:27 am

Some albums are growers, but some others are shrinkers. "New Adventures in Hi Fi" is a shrinker to me.
What a great idea for a thread !!


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