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Message started by MrPleasant on Apr 17th, 2008 at 11:37pm

Title: Most underrated albums?
Post by MrPleasant on Apr 17th, 2008 at 11:37pm
Ram? Self Portrait? The full discography of Roy (not Ron) Wood? DaDa? From Genesis To Revelation?

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by Pdog on Apr 18th, 2008 at 1:36am
Slip It In, It's always in the shadow of My War!!!

Black Flag RULEZ!!!!

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by Zack on Apr 18th, 2008 at 9:38am
Lola vs. Powerman & the Moneygoround.  Never even listed in the top five Kinks albums, much less among the greatest albums ever, which it is.  I hate it when critics call it (or any album) "uneven."  


Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by TenThousandMotels on Apr 18th, 2008 at 3:17pm

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Post by Trey Krimsin on Apr 18th, 2008 at 3:22pm
I agree with LZ III, but I have to say Goats Head Soup and It's Only Rock 'n Roll are two grossly overrated records.

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by TenThousandMotels on Apr 18th, 2008 at 3:26pm

Trey Krimsin wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 3:22pm:
I agree with LZ III, but I have to say Goats Head Soup and It's Only Rock 'n Roll are two grossly overrated records.


NO! Don't say that!




Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by Starbuck on Apr 18th, 2008 at 3:31pm

Zack wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 9:38am:
Lola vs. Powerman & the Moneygoround.  Never even listed in the top five Kinks albums, much less among the greatest albums ever, which it is.  I hate it when critics call it (or any album) "uneven."  

dude...zack....

i have been listening to lola vs powerman for the last week and a half.

great minds think alike.

you getting ready for kinks week at the lotus couch next week?

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Post by Starbuck on Apr 18th, 2008 at 3:32pm
i might easily call III zep's best work...but i am zepped out. plant's voice? too whiny.

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by TenThousandMotels on Apr 18th, 2008 at 3:58pm

Trey Krimsin wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 3:22pm:
I agree with LZ III, but I have to say Goats Head Soup and It's Only Rock 'n Roll are two grossly overrated records.


Ten years ago I might have agreed with you about GHS. Now I've come to appreciate it alot more. Part of that has come from intellectual intercourse with Stones fans on the net over the last several years. Posters pointing out things that I had overlooked and such. And going back and giving it a "new" listen. There's some GREAT stuff on that record.

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by ijwthstd on Apr 18th, 2008 at 4:01pm
Ramones Subterranean Jungle

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by Holden on Apr 18th, 2008 at 4:09pm
"We Are Paintermen" by the Creation.

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by TenThousandMotels on Apr 18th, 2008 at 4:22pm
IORR overrated? I don't think so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWAQM-bzWyc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih7Vy-W-TWU&feature=related

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by fireontheplatter on Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:04pm

TenThousandMotels wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 4:22pm:
IORR overrated? I don't think so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWAQM-bzWyc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih7Vy-W-TWU&feature=related


great songs...thank you for posting them

:willya

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Post by Gazza on Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:34pm
The Wild, The Innocent & The E street Shuffle - Bruce Springsteen
Love And Danger - Joe Ely
Sentimental Hygiene - Warren Zevon
Berlin - Lou Reed
I Feel Alright - Steve Earle
The Who By Numbers - The Who
Street Legal - Bob Dylan
Into The Music - Van Morrison

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by Some Guy on Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:41pm
Emotional Rescue does more before 9am than most albums do all day long.

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Post by Gazza on Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:55pm

Some Guy wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:41pm:
Emotional Rescue does more before 9am than most albums do all day long.



Unfortunately, I dont 'do' mornings very well... :(

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by Pdog on Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:56pm
Once agian, i find myself wondering who is rating these albums, and do they hear what i hear when I listen to music.


Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by Some Guy on Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:57pm

Gazza wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:55pm:

Some Guy wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:41pm:
Emotional Rescue does more before 9am than most albums do all day long.



Unfortunately, I dont 'do' mornings very well... :(


dude

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Post by Some Guy on Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:59pm

Pdog wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:56pm:
Once agian, i find myself wondering who is rating these albums, and do they hear what i hear when I listen to music.

Pdog hears a who?

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by Soldatti on Apr 18th, 2008 at 8:57pm
Undercover, underrated as hell.

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Post by Glimmer Twin on Apr 18th, 2008 at 9:19pm
I agree.  Undercover for sure.  I really like Tattoo You also.  

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Post by lotsajizz on Apr 18th, 2008 at 10:23pm
Stones?  'Dirty Work'--a masterpiece

anyone else? 'From Elvis In Memphis'--another masterpiece

also, Pink Floyd's 'Animals' comes to mind as criminally underrated

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by sirmoonie on Apr 20th, 2008 at 1:12am
This is one, for sure.  Been playing this for over 20 years, and listed to it 3 times today at work.  Its as fine as any Marley album.  Till Your Well Runs Dry has the nicest guitar I've heard on a reggae album, and Ketchy Shuby may be the coolest reggae vibe ever.  Peter Tosh was a goddam fucking musical genius.

Tosh: "Goats love to play with it" finishes off the title track - WTF?  too funny!


Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by Ade on Apr 20th, 2008 at 8:20am
one of my favourite albums, which i consider underrated, by the band and fans, alike,

Sound Of Lies - The Jayhawks


Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by sirmoonie on Apr 20th, 2008 at 10:21am

Zack wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 9:38am:
Lola vs. Powerman & the Moneygoround.  Never even listed in the top five Kinks albums, much less among the greatest albums ever, which it is.  I hate it when critics call it (or any album) "uneven."  

Cheers, Zackmon.  Hadn't listened to that in years, playing it now.  Has that wonderful Kinks sound and style - Super Fine!

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by Pdog on Apr 20th, 2008 at 10:24am

Some Guy wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:59pm:

Pdog wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:56pm:
Once agian, i find myself wondering who is rating these albums, and do they hear what i hear when I listen to music.

Pdog hears a who?




dude!

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by Pdog on Apr 20th, 2008 at 10:26am
You guys are mentionong albums I know of, and does this mean they are no longer underrated?

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by Gazza on Apr 20th, 2008 at 10:49am

lotsajizz wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 10:23pm:
Stones?  'Dirty Work'--a masterpiece

anyone else? 'From Elvis In Memphis'--another masterpiece

also, Pink Floyd's 'Animals' comes to mind as criminally underrated



Was gonna say "From Elvis in Memphis" but decided not to, but in reflection youre right. Too many of the masses dismiss his post-army material all too easily, but the greatest albums he ever made were this one and "Elvis Is Back". I'd take those two ahead of pretty much anything else he ever done.

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Post by Throwaway on Apr 20th, 2008 at 12:30pm
Black Crowes - Three Snakes and One Charm
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Free - Highway

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by Kilroy on Apr 20th, 2008 at 3:29pm
On the Old Site this always got a lot of attention, I think it's underrated.........here goes. ;) :warhorse

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by speedfreakjive on Apr 20th, 2008 at 3:52pm
the most underrated Stones album as rated by a Stone - Exile - Jaggers always playing down / saying he doesn't think its very good

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by Sioux on Apr 20th, 2008 at 4:08pm

speedfreakjive wrote on Apr 20th, 2008 at 3:52pm:
the most underrated Stones album as rated by a Stone - Exile - Jaggers always playing down / saying he doesn't think its very good



That's cuz it's basically Keith's album. :keithpunky

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by speedfreakjive on Apr 20th, 2008 at 4:13pm

Sioux wrote on Apr 20th, 2008 at 4:08pm:

speedfreakjive wrote on Apr 20th, 2008 at 3:52pm:
the most underrated Stones album as rated by a Stone - Exile - Jaggers always playing down / saying he doesn't think its very good



That's cuz it's basically Keith's album. :keithpunky



true in terms of the recording and feel of the album, but I think that there are a lot of great Mick performances on Exile too - Shine A Light, Let It Loose, ADTL,

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by Sioux on Apr 20th, 2008 at 4:19pm
Oh, I agree. It's my favorite Stone album that is not a Brian participation album. I don't know why Mick doesn't like it so much....except for the fact that I do think of it as more of a Keith album. But Mick can claim Sticky Fingers....can't he?

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Post by speedfreakjive on Apr 20th, 2008 at 4:59pm

Sioux wrote on Apr 20th, 2008 at 4:19pm:
Oh, I agree. It's my favorite Stone album that is not a Brian participation album. I don't know why Mick doesn't like it so much....except for the fact that I do think of it as more of a Keith album. But Mick can claim Sticky Fingers....can't he?


yeah, you're probably right - the fact its more a Keith album means Mick acts as if its average work, and has a bad habit of forgetting (on purpose??) that certain songs are on Exile. As for Sticky Fingers - again its got its Keith moments (I Got The Blues, Wild Horses) but the lead singer comes through on that album

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Post by Zack on Apr 20th, 2008 at 5:32pm
I think the second Traffic album is quite underrated.  The one that starts with You Can All Join In.

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Post by corgi37 on Apr 21st, 2008 at 4:36am
I totally dig OU812. I just love it. So many memories. No bass though, so for the follow up, VH got a different producer.

And i must be the only sucka on the planet who liked TIN MACHINE!

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Post by Nasty Habits on Apr 21st, 2008 at 7:33am

Holden wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 4:09pm:
"We Are Paintermen" by the Creation.


Not at my house, it's not!  Good one!

Dirty Work is easily the most underrated Stones album.  If Jagger slags Exile on occasion (although that might be a 90s thing - I can't recall him ripping Exile in the last few years) the ENTIRE BAND slags Dirty Work.  And the best parts of Dirty Work stomp all over anything they've done since.  

The best term to define underrated is "an album I liked that no one else did." And by that standard Corgi's list is the most fearless here.  Even if both those records suck.  ;)

I don't know if it's underrated, but it sure is great:

Title: Re: Most underrated albums?
Post by fishook on Apr 21st, 2008 at 1:20pm

Gazza wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:34pm:

Love And Danger - Joe Ely


Doesn't even come close to Lord of the Highway.  In fact, since Lord of the Highway, Ely's non-live material has been a big let down in my opinion.  He's still got it in concert, but the studio albums haven't been any good for a long time.

In the same genre, I would say that Marty Stuart's "This One's Going to Hurt You," is extremely underrated, especially due to the way the last cut on the album comes full circle to the beginning of the record.


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