Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

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Post by Harold » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:47 pm

I've mentioned this album before in this forum, but it's always mystified me that while Aimee Mann's first and third solo albums have always gotten the attention they deserve (including both being in the AM top 3000), her equally brilliant second album I'm With Stupid (1996) seems all but forgotten. Same gleaming pop-rock craftsmanship (courtesy of the amazing symbiosis between Mann and producer/multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion), same trademark light/dark songwriting - there's no reason IWS shouldn't be right up there with Whatever and Bachelor No. 2 in terms of acclaim. And "It's Not Safe" earns a place on the list of great closing tracks ("So maybe everything is all for nothing/Still, you'd better keep it to yourself/'Cause God knows it's not safe with anybody else").

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Post by carlos74 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:44 pm

Flying Color - Flying Color (1987)

Wonderful album. The group is not even referenced in AM.

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Post by Safetycat » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:17 pm

While soundtrack albums are pretty sparsely represented in general, I feel like three that should absolutely be here are the soundtracks to The Lord of the Rings by Howard Shore. Some of the most beautiful music ever made.
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Post by madzong » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:26 am

Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By - Lovage
Apple - Mother Love Bone
Event II - Deleon 3030
Shoot The Boss - Monkey Mafia

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Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

Post by Live in Phoenix » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:35 am

Live in Phoenix wrote:
acroamor wrote: I'd also add Watertown by Frank Sinatra, possibly his masterpiece, but released in 1970 after most people stopped paying attention to his new releases.
Yeah, I've heard quite a bit of Sinatra, tried to cover all my bases, but I don't think I've heard anything from this album. "I Would Be in Love (Anyway)" showed up twice in Favorite Songs by AM Top 100 Artists.
A very good album, I can now say. Not used to a narrative concept album from him -- the '50s concept albums of course were by general mood. "Lady Day" is my favorite song, though (the bonus track).

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Post by luvulongTIM » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:45 am

Cults s/t debut was an epically excellent effort.
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