criminally un/under-appreciated records

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  1. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    AFC Ajax
    hopefully some who read these posts will unearth a new (to them) masterpiece - i'll start with a healthy list of underappreciated masterpiece albums, not just decent records with a couple of good songs... complete albums full of great, and sadly, underappreciated music

    look sharp-joe jackson
    shelter-lone justice
    the name above the title-john wesley harding
    grace-jeff buckley
    hollywood town hall-the jayhawks
    trace-son volt
    poi dog pondering-poi dog pondering
    rites of passage-indigo girls
    the rainmakers-the rainmakers
    big red letter day-buffalo tom
    rumble-tommy conwell & the young rumblers
    there goes the wondertruck-mary's danish
    dust-screaming trees
    pleased to meet me-the replacements

    many of these are quite hard to find now, some i got on ebay after 150 of my cd's were stolen - if somebody checks one out let us know what you think
  2. nancyb

    nancyb Member

    Jun 30, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Marshall Crenshaw's debut. Don't recall whether it was self-titled.
  3. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    Happy Mondays "Bummed"
    Dexy's Midnight Runners "Searching For The Young Soul Rebels"
    the Clash "Sandinista"
  4. Jon Pall

    Jon Pall Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 29, 2003
    Washington D.C/Sao Paulo
    Manchester United FC
  5. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    That song was a few years later and, with the exception of the distinctive voice, has little in common with the soul drenched first LP.

    But I like the song!!
  6. Belgian guy

    Belgian guy Member+

    Club Brugge
    Aug 19, 2002
    Club Brugge KV
    Outside the Simian Flock - Millionaire
    Love is Okay - Evil Superstars
    United - Phoenix
    Mental Floss for the Globe - Urban Dance Squad
  7. PSUdude

    PSUdude New Member

    Dec 15, 1998
    Elmhurst, Queens, NY
    All Sevendust and 311 albums...both are quality bands who have not gotten the respect they deserve
  8. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    Throwing Muses- Hunkpapa
    The Wedding Present -- Seamonsters
    THe Tragically Hip -- Road Apples, Day For Night
    Vic Chesnutt -- West of Rome
    Bettie Serveert -- Palomine
  9. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    Some more ....

    Grant Lee Buffalo -- Copperopolis
    Sloan -- Twice Removed
    Giant Sand -- Ramp
    Luna-- Bewitched
  10. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Zone 14
    Columbus Crew
    Who is this Ghost guy? I like his taste.
  11. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    1)Two very well known bands, but totally underated albums:

    QUEEN: Queen I and II (1973/1974)

    Masterpieces. That's all i can say about those albums. Some of the best Rock albums ever made. It's a shame that the only song from those albums who made it on the Greatest Hits 1 is Seven Seas of Rhye. Queen were still mostly a Hard Rock band (see Great King Rat), but also already had the typical Queen sound (as seen on the choruses for example).
    White Queen is one of the best ballads Brian May has ever writen and The March of the Black Queen IS better than Bohemian Rhapsody.

    BLACK SABBATH: Headless Cross (1989)

    One of the best Heavy Metal albums ever made. Who needs Ozzy Osbourne ? Tony Martin is Sabbath's best singer ever. No discussion. Fantastic choruses that stay in your head forever (as seen on the title track, exception is the not so great song Call of the wild, but when such a song is the worst on your album you know that you've done everything right). When i got this album new i used to listen to it for hours non-stop. Iommi shows why is one of the most legendary Metal guitarist ever, Martin shows that nobody needs Ozzy. And Brian May makes a guest appearance on When Death Calls (Best. Chorus. Ever.). Most bands can only dream of creating such an intense atmosphere as Sabbath did here (for evidence, listen to Nightwing). Not in the same league as HC, but still great albums are the other Tony Martin-era albums (Especially The
    Eternal Idol and Cross Purposes).

    2)Some less known bands:

    MEKONG DELTA: Dances of Death and other walking Shadows (1990)

    Progressive Thrash masterpiece. 4 (quite long) songs of insane riffing madness. Killer version of Night on a Bare Mountain. Lyrics you have
    no idea what it's all about. If you think Metallica are the best thrash band ever listen to this (if you can get it of course).

    FAITHFUL BREATH: Gold'N'Glory (1984)

    One of the best German Metal/Rock albums ever. Highlights: Play the Game, Princess in Disguise, the more commercial, catchy opener Don't feel Hate or the ballad A Million Hearts. They should be mentioned right after Accept, but life isn't always fair. They started in the sixties as a Prog Rock band btw, before turning in a Metal band in the early eighties. Should be very hard to find, as it is long out of print ( i don't have it.)

    CORONER: Punishment for Decadence (1988)

    It's Swiss. It's Technical. It's Thrash. It rocks.

    TONY MARTIN: Back where i belong (1992)
    Also: Rondinelli-Our Cross,Our Sins, Empire-Trading Souls, Both The Cage albums.

    WESTFALEN: S/t (1985)

    SHOK PARIS: Steel and Starlight (1987)

    LEGEND: From the Fjords (1979)

    UNICORN: The Legend Returns (no idea)

    I already wrote way too much in this post. I hope that at least someone read it.
  12. javaj

    javaj New Member

    Sep 8, 2003
    Creve Coeur
    The Doves - "Lost Souls"
    The Mars Volta - "De-loused in the Comatorium"
  13. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    You folks going on about prog-metal and what not should be checking out the Mars Volta record, and pronto.
  14. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Poster Children - "Daisy Chain Reaction"
    Ned's Atomic Dustbin - "Godfodder"
    Candyskins - "Death of a Minor TV Celebrity"
  15. sonicdream

    sonicdream Member

    Sep 27, 2002
    West of Suez canal
    AFC Ajax
    Instantly this album comes to mind....


    Source Tags & Codes - Trail of Dead
  16. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    I'll second that one, as well.
  17. Aimer. Northend Diva

    Dec 7, 2000
    Duran Duran "The Wedding Album"...That album just blew me away in so many ways. Strong writing. A great cover of Femme Fatale.
  18. nancyb

    nancyb Member

    Jun 30, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is Trail of Dead the same as "And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead" ?
  19. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
  20. nancyb

    nancyb Member

    Jun 30, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another one I think is underappreciated is Matthew Sweet's 100% Fun.
  21. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Swans - "The Burning World". Their only "mainstream" record.
  22. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    AFC Ajax

    i agree, but i'll go with the 'girlfriend' album
  23. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard New Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    High Land Hard Rain - Aztec Camera
    Gentlemen Take Polaroids - Japan
    From Gardens Where We Feel Secure -Virginia Astley
    Nightclubbing - Grace Jones
    The Dreaming - Kate Bush
    Sons and Fascinations - Simple Minds
  24. joshdcu

    joshdcu New Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Washington, DC
    I, too like Matthew Sweet's 'Girlfriend,' and most of what Sloan has released. Here's my list (in no particular order...), though:

    Mouse on Mars- 'Vulvaland': contemplative, distorted, semi-electronic dubby bliss.

    That Petrol Emotion- 'Manic Pop Thrill': edgy post-punkish whatever with a good pop sensibility from the mid 80s; never got the attention they deserved.

    Photek- 'Solaris': better known for his drum + bass efforts (and as a result, widely criticized for this album), but this is just some really nice deep house.

    Terry Lee Brown, Jr.: 'Chocolate Chords': moody, soulful tech-house on Germany's very worthwhile Plastic City label.

    The Jam- 'The Gift': most people like their earlier stuff better, but I think they're at their best (and most mature) here.

    Naked Raygun- 'Throb Throb': blows all the new school angst rock and "punk" out of the water.

    Teenage Fanclub- 'Howdy!': They're better known for their earlier stuff, but the songwriting and subtlety of this album is really something.
  25. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF

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