Luke's Recommended Album Game

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  • The Vague Idea:
  • Here I recommend albums for Listologists based on the music content they've posted to Listology. If you like, track them down via your library, friends, or other sources. (If you have immense faith in my judgment, buy it!) Then, post your reaction. If you've already heard the album I recommended for you, please post your opinion and I'll give another recommendation. If I haven't recommended any for you and you'd like me to, ask!

  • * album available via a free emusic trial in very high quality MP3s, no DRM.

  • The Players:

  • AAA v. 2.0: Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance (1978)
  • darktremor: Pauline Oliveros - Deep Listening (1989)*
  • crispin: Babatunde Olatunji - Drums of Passion (1959)*
  • stooky: Sleater-Kinney - The Woods (2005) [comments, mixed]
  • AJDaGreat:
  • Tim Buckley - Happy Sad (1969) [comments, positive]
  • Miles Davis - A Tribute to Jack Johnson (1970) [comments, positive]
  • Heather Duby - Post to Wire (1999)
  • Rushmore: Ween - Chocolate and Cheese (1994)
  • 0dysseus: The Holy Modal Rounders - Indian War Whoop (1967)* [comments, negative]
  • Critico: Muse - Absolution (2003) [comments, positive]
  • marygabucan: MC5 - Kick Out the Jams (1969) [comments, positive]
  • cramoukji:
  • Captain Beefheart - Lick My Decals Off (1970)
  • The Red Crayola - The Parable of an Arable Land (1967)
  • kenji: Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique (1829)*
  • winalotta: Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)* [comments, positive]
  • lbangs:
  • Ghost - Hypnotic Underworld (2004) [comments, positive]
  • Faust - Faust (1971)* [comments, positive]
  • Eve: Four Tet - Rounds (2003)
  • grandpa_chum: Radiohead - OK Computer (1997) [comments, positive]
  • Cosgrove: Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991) [comments, mixed]
  • Johnny W: The Residents - Demon's Dance Alone (2002)*
  • baker: Ozric Tentacles - Strangeitude (1991) [comments, positive]
  • AfterHours: Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs (2005)
  • Wezzo:
  • Tears for Fears - Everybody Loves a Happy Ending (2004) [comments, positive]
  • Brian Wilson - Smile (2004) [comments, positive]
  • Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (1996)
  • M.Sturm:
  • Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs (1998) [comments, positive]
  • The Delgados - Hate (2002) [comments, positive]
  • Suede - Suede (1993)
  • pianoshootis:
  • Art Bears - Hopes and Fears (1978)* [comments, positive]
  • Morphine - The Night (2000) [comments, mixed]
  • 1922: John Adams - Harmonielehre (1985)
  • dgeiser13: Hood - Cold House (2001)
  • kgang: Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted (1992) [comments, positive]
  • openstacks: Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
  • russa03: Black Tape For A Blue Girl - Remnants Of A Deeper Purity (1996) [comments, mixed]
  • professor: The Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
Author Comments: 

My recommendations will be more accurate if your Listology content contains (1) your favorite albums, and (2) all albums you've owned or heard. This way, I can pick something you'll probably love but haven't heard before.

Please recommend for me!

Thanks for your interest! I'd like to wait until you're done with this. But that could be a while. Any chance you'd provide the full list up front without commentary, so I can have a better idea of your tastes?

Please recommend an album for me as well.

You gave me an idea for a list, thank you.

I was working on yours, Mary; now I have it! Kick Out the Jams by MC5, a deliriously energetic and raucous precursor to the punk rock of The Ramones and others.

I look forward to your list.

Woo hoo! excellent choice.

Thanks!

Have you listened to it yet? Have you started that list yet?

I have listened to the album and I'm still working on the list.

Oh man! I can't do that! Mystery is part of the fun!

But I will tell you this: I love almost any kind of music. Genre almost doesn't matter at all. I don't prejudge based on genre, and usually don't based on artist. It just has to be good. If Mariah Carey made an album as good as, say, "Blue", I would like it.

I am probably one of the easiest to pick for. Don't bother with classical music as I am not currently listening to much of it (though it has many of my favorites). You can go jazz if you want. But, your best bet is 80's and especially 00's rock music. I am somewhat behind in those two decades, and still playing catch up slowly but surely.

Hope that helps!

Which of these great jazz albums have you not heard?
Kind of Blue
A Love Supreme
Mingus Ah Um
The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
Giant Steps
The Shape of Jazz to Come

I own and love all of them! Good try though! If you go deeper you'll find large gaps in my rather slight jazz collection (definitely a work in progress). I'd still rather you shot for 80's or 00's rock, since that's what I am working on right now in my CD collection.

How 'bout Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs (2005)?

There you go. Don't think I've heard a single note. I'll give it a test spin, then decide whether or not to buy. If I don't buy it, perhaps
I'll give you a flash review, which is by no means concrete. After all, there are the Trout Mask Replicas and the There's A Riot Goin' Ons of the world, aren't there?

I'll get back to ya! Thanks!

i would love a rec if you're willing to give it... I've never heard a music rec I didn't like... no pressure of course... haha.

I did a search of your content and didn't find Radiohead listed. Do you really not have any Radiohead? They are in some ways the Pink Floyd of today, in that they've done 'avant-rock' or 'faux-avant-rock', but are also closely tied to pop rock. The difference is that Pink Floyd began more experimental than Radiohead may ever be, and grew more pop-oriented, whereas Radiohead started more pop-oriented than Pink Floyd ever was and became more experimental later.

oddly enough i don't... i heard some stuff back in the 90's but who didn't... never gave them a serious look... anything specific i should look at?

Therefore, I recommend: Radiohead - OK Computer (1997).

Tracked it down and listened to it... It was pretty great... Good stuff all the way through, 'exit music(for a film)' and 'karma police' were two of the best songs I've ever heard. Those two were outstanding, I wasn't blown away by the rest of it though, but it was at least enjoyable all the way through, which can't be said for very many albums... not for me anyhow... I'd say 3 out of 4 if I were to rate it, not quite pink floyd quality(those 2 tracks were, but pink floyd in my opinion carries that brilliance all the way through more often than not), but I can definitely see the comparison.

First, congrats on being the first person to reply with comments to a recommendation from this game! Second, I'm glad you liked the album. "Exit Music" and "Karma Police" are two of my favorite tracks from the album, too, along with "Paranoid Android."

I remember when i was younger paranoid android was the only music video I've ever really liked... but the song still just isn't my cup of tea.

Sorry to throw a monkey wrench into your game, but UncRoger hasn't been around this site in over three years, and I'm pretty sure Shoot Out the Lights is on lbangs's top 100 albums list.

As for me, I do love Kind of Blue, but I'm curious to know why you thought a Miles Davis tribute album would be a better recommendation for me than any other great Miles Davis album (I've only heard Kind of Blue and parts of Birth of a Cool). Do you think it's his best (or second-best) album? Do you think the music would particularly appeal to me more so than his other albums? Did you not realize I had only heard one entire Miles Davis album? I'm not skeptical, just wondering.

Oops, you're right about lbangs. I did an lbangs' content search for "Richard Thompson" and got nothing, so it was an easy recommendation. Searching "Thompson" brought it up, though (he had it listed correctly as "Richard and Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights"), so I'll have to find another for him. D'oh!

A Tribute to Jack Johnson is entirely different than Kind of Blue and Birth of the Cool, and it's not a "tribute" album. My job of recommending you an album was an extra challenge because I didn't want to choose one already on your "to get" list. I saw that you loved Kind of Blue and was interested in Bitches Brew, so I recommended Jack Johnson: If Davis foreshadowed jazz-rock on Filles de Kilimanjaro, created it on In a Silent Way, and brought it to the masses on Bitches Brew, then A Tribute to Jack Johnson is the final product - just as much rock as jazz, filled with dirty riffs and groovy basslines. I find it hard to believe somebody with decently broad tastes wouldn't love Jack Johnson. It's catchy, groovy, rockin', and brilliant.

Though I'm sure you'd like A Tribute to Jack Johnson, I'm much more sure you'd like Tim Buckley's Happy Sad (1969). I wasn't planning to do this for anybody, but I'm changing my recommendation for you. Hopefuly I don't leave you too confused.

And just when you had me sold on the Miles Davis album. No problemo. I'll see what I can get my hands on.

Lol, I didn't think I'd done a very good job of selling Jack Johnson. Naturally, check them both out if you can find them.

You were indeed correct that I would like Happy Sad. I'll have to listen to it again for more specific comments, but I loved that album.

Jack Johnson's first track "Right Off" is an exciting blast of jazz-rock energy. I liked the mellower second track "Yesternow" slightly less, but I still really enjoyed the album as a whole.

I guess I'm not eligible to take part in your game because I don't have a list of albums I own on Listology... and last time I counted, I was close to owning 1050 CDs!
But still it'd be fun if you had the time and courage to recommend something for me... though beware I'm very inconsistent when it comes to musical tastes...
Anyways, once again, you've had a great Listology idea, good for the community... thank you
Oh, come to think of it, you might want to use this list as a nice overview of the Cds I own... thank you

Have you got Beefheart's Lick My Decals Off?

Nice, that's one I do not have... I've got Trout Mask, Spotlight Kid, Mirror Man and I could include Bongo Fury but no, I do not have Lick My Decals Off... I have no doubt that if I find it someday at a decent price, I'll buy it... Thank you... Recommending Beefheart to me wasn't very adventurous but you're still doing a tremendous job with this list Thank you

I really think you should get Lick My Decals Off. But to be honest, it was a delay tactic so I'd have time to come up with a more adventurous recommendation for you. Stay tuned.

I still think you really need to get Lick My Decals Off. My second recommendation for you is The Parable of an Arable Land (1967) by The Red Crayola. Like Beefheart, their music is wild, chaotic, and tonally explorative, but the method of delivery is psychedelic rock instead of the blues. The music is explosive, and predates the new wave, Faust's expressionistic rock, and even Beefheart's cacophanous jams. I just discovered it myself, and I think it may be one of the greatest rock albums of all time (along with Trout Mask Replica and Soft Machine's Third).

You picked something i don't have, i'll try it, thanks.

I have the CD. It is a good CD.

I don't have a list of albums that I own on listology. I have over 2000. But, I do have a list of concerts that I have seen and wish to see. There are over 200 bands that I have seen live with comments. Can you recommend new music for me? I always like learning about new bands. Thanks!

Have you heard these bands' work?
Sleater-Kinney
Type O Negative
OK Go
The Who

I have Type O Negative CDs. They are good. I have The Who boxset and have seen them in concert. So, I like both of those bands. I will check out the other 2 bands. Thanks!n

I've recommended Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out.

Wow, I've been too absent from this site lately! Busy, busy time for me...

You know what album I'm probably going to have to nab next? Gorillaz' Demon Days! I fear I'm addicted to the singles from the disc, and I am a Blur fan from way back, so I've absolutely no choice...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

I'm still digging around for a solid recommendation for you. You and pianoshootis are especially tricky because I think you've both heard more music than I (which is - trust me - saying something). Have you heard Richard Thompson's I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight? If so, I've got some other options I'm thinking about.

I confess I am pretty tough to play this game with! A friend a year ago did pull Hawkwind out of his hat. I was indeed ignorant of them, and I even ended up liking them to boot!

Yes, I've heard both the mentioned albums, along with the terrific Rumour & Sigh, the grand comeback Mock Tudor, and a few others by the guitar and songwriting genius...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

How 'bout Ghost - Hypnotic Underworld?

There ya go! I saw its high position on a Scaruffi list and listened to several samples, but I never bit down and nabbed the album. I'll fix that!

I did like what I heard!

Thanks!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

I also don't see any Faust or Robert Wyatt in your Listology content. Can this be so? If so, I have tons of recommendations for you, and most of them are avaible via a free emusic trial, too!

I've several Wyatt albums (although I would still love to nab that out-of-print compilation he had a decade or so ago!), and though I've heard much Faust and even ordered some before (used vinyl; the seller emailed back and claimed he no longer had it), I don't actually have any albums.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

You don't sound too stoked about Faust, but let me tell you... their debut album is jaw-dropping. So important, so creative, so powerful and evocative. And, though I haven't listened to it for more than a month (too busy with newly aquired music), I still hum the main riffs from "Why Don't You Eat Carrots?" almost every day.

Sorry! I have given the wrong impression!

I am stoked and will soon be searching! Thanks!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

I'd be interested to see what you could conjure up for me.

I'm thinking Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991). Heard it?

Not yet, though I've heard parts of "Vanishing Point" and "XTRMNTR". I'll give it a listen.

I'd be flattered to be included! Thanks in advance:)

Johnny Waco

You seem to love psychedelia but haven't mentioned one of the very best on Listology, the self-titled debut by The United States of America. If you haven't heard it, that's my recommendation!

I actually got it awhile back, but haven't gotten around to listening to it, so if that counts, I'll pop it in and see what I think. Thanks!

Johnny Waco

I'd still like to hear what you think, but I'll have to recommend something else. Let me think...

In case you missed it, I've recommended The Residents - Demon's Dance Alone.

I've never heard anything by the Residents, so I'll get ahold of it and let you know what I think. Thanks!

Johnny Waco

Try the free emusic trial. It's incredibly simple and gets you 50 free tracks (more than enough to download Demon's Dance Alone, obviously). It's so simple I create 4 of them a month on my two credit cards and just cancel before the two weeks is up. :-)

I'd like a recommendation. Since joining Listology, I think the biggest find for me was the band Dream Theater which I found among Lukeprog's lists. Definitely wouldn't have found that band without Listology.

Don't be expecting Dream Theater, but I recommend the differently-great Ozric Tentacles - Strangeitude (1991).

Ooh, ta for the recommendation. I'll be checking that out. :)

If it by any chance it will help with future recommendations, I just added an up-to-date Favourite Albums article.

A friend who has the TFF album you recommended me is lending it to me tomorrow so I'll let you know how I get on. All I've heard from them are "Mad World" and "Eveybody Wants To Rule The World", so it should be interesting. Also, as an interesting sidenote, according to allmusic they only formed about 20 minutes away from where I live.

Ok, listened to the album (Tears For Fears - Everybody Loves A Happy Ending), and it was very good! I'd probably rate it as 4/5. You judged my music taste very well, as it was definitely my style. I particularly enjoyed the title track, Closest Thing To Heaven and Who You Are. The album reminded me of several artists I like - ELO, Beatles - at various points. Overall, great recommendation and a great album - any more for me?

Glad you liked it! That album especially is very Beatles/ELO-ish.

I see you like Pet Sounds. Have you heard Brian Wilson's Smile, the intended followup to Pet Sounds that wasn't released until 2004? [More Info]

I haven't (though I have heard most of the original Beach Boys output). I'll check it out, thanks!

Hey thanks Lukeprog! Is this easy to find? I'll check this out as soon as I can. Yay for new music!

Four Tet are more popular than most of the groups listed on your list, and Rounds should be easy to find, yes. I really think you'll dig it.

I will definitely check this out!

Great! I see The Modern Dance as one of the most creative and significant early "new wave" albums, the most consistent ancestor to the bands you seem to love today. Or at least the bands v. 1.0 loved. :-)

I so love Pere Ubu, but not this album, although it's great, but I gotta say Terminal Tower is so freakin' much better.

Billabong.

You nailed your recommendation for me. I've only intimated a love for Brecht/Weill that you must have subconsciously picked up on because Dagmar Krause of the Art Bears starred in a production of Mahagonny. I went ahead and ordered the Art Bears box set. It's right up my alley and I probably wouldn't have tried it anytime soon without your suggestion.

And, the first track actually is by Brecht.

I'm uneasy about offering another recommendation because it won't live up to the Art Bears lucky bullseye. But, here goes:

Morphine - The Night (2000). Think an extremely atmospheric, gloomy Tom Waits.

Purchased on your say-so. I like extremely and I like Tom Waits. Will see when it gets here.

I'm not digging Morphine much. It feels smarmy in a way that makes me enjoy it without liking it. I don't know whether that's mixed or negative.

"enjoy it without liking it" sounds mixed to me. I can understand "smarmy" - anything "extreme" has potential to be smarmy if it strikes you just the wrong way.

Re: The Holy Modal Rounders - Indian War Whoop (1967)
Thank you very much. My reply is no.
I did check out some of their other songs and a live performance from 2001. I confess that I prefer Scooter and Floyd's version of Mr. Spaceman/Mr. Bassman and Hindu Love Gods' cover of Junko Pardner. Oh well.
Jimmy and Crash Survey The Universe, The Second-Hand Watch et.al. sound to me like a rehearsal tape... of music I don't think I'd like even if they did get it "right." If it's "right" already then...

Try again!

For you I would recommend:
Don Byron and Existential Dread - Nu Blaxploitation (1998)
I would not recommend it to anyone else...

Well, that's what I get for trying to recommend to someone with no music lists! I'm sorry you didn't care for it; I enjoy the album very much.

I'm disuaded from being so foolish as to try again, but my urge to make up for a poor recommendation may yet overtake me.

I'll see if I can track down Nu Blaxploitation, thanks.

I'm not only glad that you like Indian War Whoop but I am glad to hear what you like. No apologies necessary.

I know that you are sensitive. (Don't be hurt; I meant that in the responsive and caring sense.) I wouldn't view this as a reason "to make up for a poor recommendation." I would look at it as a success in what is/was a long process. I respect your opinion enough to track down The Holy Modal Rounders and listen to them in spite of the small number of data points that you had to work with. And I respect you enough to tell you what I thought in spite of your affectivity. To my mind that's a win. Thinking of this as a failing is what would be "foolish."

Feel no pressure to track down Nu Blaxploitation . I realize that I'm too sensitive but I try to take it in stride when what I recommend falls flat, is mistaken/misinterpreted or (what is worse) ignored.
Stooky, please don't think that I've forgotten. It's just that movies are more problematic for me.

I love that one can be a totally different person online than in the flesh. I wish I was sensetive, but sensetivity requires significant, deliberate and ingenuine (to my mind) effort on my part. If you knew me in "real life", you'd know me as a selfish, heartless, compassionless bastard like everybody else does. Which makes me wonder if you're a known bitch offline and that's why you keep your identity concealed...

...for example, you instruct, "Feel no pressure to track down Nu Blaxploitation", then that my ignoring your recommendation would be worse than my disliking it. Passive-agressive behavior, if you ask me! :-)

oof!Excellent insight. I didn't realize I was doing that. At least I don't think that I was aware of it but my subconscious often doesn't fill me in until after it's all over. Sorry.

I honestly (thought I) was thinking about purchases, Dawkins, music and so on.
You can't fool me, Eeyore. You don't have bastard in you. Give me any three points in space and I can data mine you a table top if not an entire living room set. It's possible that I'm misreading things but you're actually Roo and Eeyore by turns. Possible but not likely.

Thanks for including me in your game. yay.

Sleater-Kinney: The Woods

I thought it was pretty average. I love Dig Me Out and consider that album one of the 50 best of the 90's, and perhaps that is the problem. I've grown used to the minimal punk stylings of this great band and they go all hard rock on my bum. I found most of the songs seriously long winded and it doesn't hold my attention at all. Weird that. :)

Thanks for playing! It's too bad you didn't enjoy the album more. You called it "average." Would you say your feelings toward the album are "negative" or "mixed"?

I'd shay mixed, Moneypenny.

I don't want to demand anything but I'm rather interested, without recommendations I wouldn't have ever discovered The Beatles, David Bowie, hell, even Queen :(. If you would Luke my tastes are in "My Favorite Rock Artists And Their Best Songs and Albums: Ranked (completely redone)", in my profile.

I'm tempted to recommend Everybody Loves a Happy Ending by Tears for Fears, but I already recommended that personally to Wezzo. This one should suit you, especially if you like The Pixies:

Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted (1992)

If you haven't heard it.

Pavement I've heard of, but I haven't actually heard any of their stuff. I'll definitely check them out, thanks,

Have you heard the utterly fantastic Fontanelle (1992) by Babes in Toyland? The ultimate foxcore album.

just to let you know i'm still working on getting my hands on a copy

So I finally listened to some of Andrew Bird's Mysterious Production of Eggs, and so far I really like it. I'll get a little more in depth once I listen to it a bit more. Thanks for the suggestion though! I can tell it's likely to be one of my favorites of the decade!

I'm trying to get a hold of mine, but in reading about the concept here, I'm totally fascinated. Thanks a lot, I'll post what I thought when I get a hold of it/when I return again (which, again, may be a while).

I also like this concept. I may make one of my own in May...

Thanks for the recommendation. FINALLY got my hands on the album and after the first few listens, love it. Much more melodic than I was expecting. Looking forward to my next one.

So glad you liked it! Their earlier stuff is far less melodic. Sounds like you'd appreciate another recommendation, so I'll do some thinkin'!

Try:

The Delgados - Hate (2002)

I haven't forgotten this yet. I'll probably get Harmonielehre next week.

In short: I loved Smile. An excellent album (I'd give it 5/5), it's jaunty and jangly in just the right measures and again you've hit my musical taste very well. I get the feeling I'll be listening to it a lot in summer.

If you're willing to offer any further recommendations, perhaps try choosing something from one of the more obscure genres on my musical genres I enjoy list. Or anything you think I might like, you seem to be a good judge when it comes to my music taste.

Glad you liked it! As for another recommendation...

"Twee Pop" - have you heard Belle & Sebastian's If You're Feeling Sinister?
"New Wave" - have you heard Pop Group's Y?
"College Rock" - have you heard The Dandy Warhols' Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia?
"Math rock" - have you heard Slint's Spiderland?
"Indie Rock" - have you heard Clap Your Hands Say Yeah?

Will you please recommend for me some albums of "popspel", ", Cuddlecore", and Lounge?

I've heard the Dandy Warhols' album and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, (I thought both were pretty good), but not the other three. I'll try and track them down too.

Cuddlecore: Cub's "Betti-Cola" (their EPs collected plus bonus tracks - effectively their first album) and "Come Out Come Out"

Popspel: CeCe Winans' self-titled album, The Polyphonic Spree's "The Beginning Stages Of.." (which I think is a better album, but not so much popspel as uplifting pop-psychedelia)

Lounge: Traditional lounge: Henry Mancini's "The Days of Wine & Roses" and Arthur Lyman's "Hawaiian Sunset"; modern downtempo/lounge: anything Zero 7.

Hopefully there's at least one there you haven't heard.. :)

EDIT: I notice you don't have TMBG's "Lincoln" on your CDs list - have you heard it? If not, I also recommend it as one of TMBG's best.

Thanks for the recommendations! I've only heard The Beginning Stages Of... and Zero 7.

My "official recommendation" to you is Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister, but feel free to check out the others, too.

EDIT: Lol, Lincoln is the only TMBG album I don't have, I think. :-)

No problem, and thanks! I highly recommend Lincoln, in addition to the above, then. :-)

Could you recommend something for me? If you need more info than is on my account then let me know.

I'd love to! Just be sure to post your impression if/when you track it down. The first one of this list you HAVEN'T heard is my recommendation to you:

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Dogbowl - Cyclops Nuclear Submarine Captain
Black Tape For A Blue Girl - Remnants Of A Deeper Purity
Kopernik - Kopernik

I haven't even heard of the last three artists. I'll see what i can find of them. The first two albums i've heard and love.

Another great recommendation. Love the piano and the cinematic string arrangements throughout and [Emma, I believe] has a voice I instantly fell in love with. I've had trouble stopping listening to "Hate is All You Need and "Coming in From the Cold" since I got it. Would love another recommendation when you find the time.

Glad you like it! Next, I'd try Suede's self-titled debut (1993).

By the way, I'd love another recommendation, if you have any ideas.

Thanks for your interest! My recommendation is:

Heather Duby - Post to Wire (1999)

Hurray for #1. The rest, not so much.

I completely forgot about this. As it is, I'm mixed on "Screamadelica" -- it's not bad, but it's a bit wispy. I much prefer the band's later "Vanishing Point" and "XTRMNTR." Especially "XTRMNTR." That's an awesome album.

Good choice, Luke, and that's why I already own it. Fiona can do no wrong in my book. What else ya got?

Got Daydream Nation yet? Seems like you might like it.

I have three Sonic Youth albums, but strangely, not that one. Let the hunt begin.

That is very strange.

Remnants Of A Deeper Purity isn't too bad an album, the music is okay but the vocals are weak. I don't think i'll be able to get the other albums you recommened.

Thanks for giving it a shot.

I phrased myself badly, i'd say it's average rather than bad. Could you give me some more recommendations after i update my albums list?

Sure. Let me know when you do so!

I would be most grateful for your recommendation for me please ?

I'm stepping out on a bit of a limb, but I think you might love the anthemic Surfer Rosa by The Pixies. You've probably heard "Where Is My Mind?" if you haven't heard the other tracks.

Many thanks - now got it !
I'll let you have my review in a week or two.

Finally got a hold of it.
It was good listening but, I didn't find myself frantically going back to listening to it. Though I do have sort of a man-crush on this guy's voice. Thanks for the suggestion!

Please could you recommend one for me? (: