40 Terrible Albums by Great Artists - Guess which EC album?

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Re: 40 Terrible Albums by Great Artists - Guess which EC alb

Postby the_platypus » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:41 pm

:lol:

You guys.

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Re: 40 Terrible Albums by Great Artists - Guess which EC alb

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:50 pm

Jack of All Parades wrote:Quite possibly one of the greatest wastes of vinyl along with Neil's"Arc" or any of his 80's records. :lol:


I understand the mixed feelings about many of Young's 80s albums, but Freedom came out in 1989.

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Re: 40 Terrible Albums by Great Artists - Guess which EC alb

Postby Jack of All Parades » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:53 pm

Otis Westinghouse wrote:
Jack of All Parades wrote:I would but it destroyed my ear drums!

Don't you find a certain sonic poetry in it? Talking of destroyed ear drums, I quite like music where my tinnitus blends successfully with the noises being created, and MMM is like tinnitus gone mad. I think seeing it 'performed', or something that took its cue from it, made me appreciate the ethos more.

Can't believe anyone would propose ATUB. The Other End of the Telescope alone is worthy of the label 'masterpiece'.


No poetry in that noise for my ears, Otis. As to ATUB, it has never done it for me. As others have noted it is mediocre at best and I have not played it with any regularity. In fact I have always thought he left the best off in Almost Ideal Eyes and My Dark Life- much more prefer the songs on the bonus disc. But that is just me.
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Re: 40 Terrible Albums by Great Artists - Guess which EC alb

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:39 am

On the plus side, Elvis is acknowledged as a great artist.

However, I wouldn't class this as a terrible album.

Clown Strike, Rockinghorse Road, Just About Glad and All The Rage are some of my favourites.
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Re: 40 Terrible Albums by Great Artists - Guess which EC alb

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:11 am

Goodbye Cruel World is easily his worst. Brutal Youth? Come on...
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Postby Fishfinger king » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:05 pm

Goodbye Cruel World isn't great but even that has some songs that I enjoy a lot like Inch by Inch and Worthless Thing.
Ditto for Secret Profane and Sugarcane with Crooked Line and Changing Partners.
Brutal Youth is one of my favourites.
When I was Cruel I like but not love.
North is not for me but I certainly wouldn't call it terrible and Still is magnificent.

Whether you call it an Elvis album or not, but surely For The Stars is the one?
Is that so surprising nowadays?

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Re: 40 Terrible Albums by Great Artists - Guess which EC alb

Postby SoulForHire » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:09 pm

I don't think For the Stars counts as an EC album. It just doesn't.

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Re: 40 Terrible Albums by Great Artists - Guess which EC alb

Postby Paul B » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:33 pm

Momofuku would be mine - it's not very memorable, at least very little of it has ever managed to lodge itself in my head.

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Re: 40 Terrible Albums by Great Artists - Guess which EC alb

Postby HopeYou'reHappyNow » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:30 am

Well, I bloody LOVE Brutal Youth and When I Was Cruel. Outstanding pieces of work, both of them. I could pick a song or two from both which don't set my world on fire, but as complete entities, I would list both amongst my favourite albums of all time, let alone favourite EC albums.
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Re: 40 Terrible Albums by Great Artists - Guess which EC alb

Postby watercamp » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:05 pm

As far as EC is concerned everybody knows the man has never put out a bad album, even his B sides records: Ten bloody/Taking Liberties and Out of our idiot are masterpieces!

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Re: 40 Terrible Albums by Great Artists - Guess which EC alb

Postby HopeYou'reHappyNow » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:29 pm

All This Useless Beauty, too. Maybe not his most cohesive work, overall, but there aren't many artists who could release a better album that one of EC's supposed "lesser" efforts. Love it to bits.
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