nuvahk's top albums1. Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene (759) 2. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People (687) 3. Stars - Set Yourself on Fire (486) 4. The Arcade Fire - Funeral (481) 5. Girl Talk - Night Ripper (410) 6. Final Fantasy - Has A Good Home (304) 7. Feist - Let It Die (298) 8. Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (270) 9. Metric - Live It Out (252) 10. Handsome Furs - Plague Park (251) 11. TV on the Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain (247) 12. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm (242) 13. The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (234) 14. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary (228) 15. of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (226) 16. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (224) 17. Julie Doiron - Goodnight Nobody (214) 18. M.I.A. - Arular (212) 19. Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News (209) 20. Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare (194) 21. Radiohead - In Rainbows (193) 22. Radiohead - Kid A (191) 23. Xiu Xiu - The Air Force (191) 24. Death from Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm A Machine (183) 25. Le Shok - We Are Electrocution (180) 26. CSS - Cansei De Ser Sexy (180) 27. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere (177) 28. Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds (176) 29. Thom Yorke - The Eraser (169) 30. Björk - Post (166) 31. Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson In Crime (157) 32. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours (152) 33. Jason Collett - Idols of Exile (151) 34. of Montreal - The Sunlandic Twins (147) 35. The Bicycles - The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly (147) 36. The White Stripes - Elephant (146) 37. Sigur Rós - Takk... (146) 38. The Blood Brothers - Crimes (142) 39. Frog Eyes - Tears Of The Valedictorian (140) 40. TV on the Radio - Dear Science, (138) 41. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy (134) 42. Björk - Volta (132) 43. Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block (131) 44. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (126) 45. The Beatles - Rubber Soul (126) 46. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (125) 47. Air - Moon Safari (125) 48. Metric - Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? (123) 49. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (118) 50. Radiohead - OK Computer (118)
figured I'd reflect on this a little. lots of surprises here! not entirely sure how this works to be honest.
so for each album I'm going to rundown first song heard, favourite song, least favourite song, any changes I'd make, song to check out from another of their releases.
1. Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
First: 7/4 (Shoreline)
Favourite: 7/4.. Windsurfing Nation.. It's All Gonna Break.. Handjobs
Least: interlude things
Changes: bandwitch, our faces split the coast in half and the interludes do nothing for the album, they're barely even songs.
Other: I Slept With Bonhomme at the CBC
2. You Forgot It In People - Broken Social Scene
Favourite: This is one I don't have a favourite for! Maybe Anthems.
Least: The ambient intro/outro maybe, not a bad song on it.
Changes: None. Maybe would have used the Feist version of Lover's Spit.
3. Set Yourself On Fire - Stars
First: Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
Favourite: Ex-Lover, What I'm Trying to Say, Reunion, SYOF
Least: He Lied About Death
Changes: Cut ^, I thought it could be a little more concise, but I dunno what else is skippable.
Other: Midnight Coward
4. Funeral - The Arcade Fire
First: Rebellion (Lies)
Favourite: Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels), Haiti
Least: Neighbourhood #4 (Kettels)
Changes: None. Even #4 has it's place. I don't condone single digit pop albums!
Other: No Cars Go, PRE Neon Bible
5. Night Ripper - Girl Talk
First: The first song
Favourite: moments: my humps, bittersweet syphony, face down ass up, hnic
Least: the part where the bitch goes ONE TWO THREE FOUR like 10 times
Changes: can't fuck with that
Other: I dunno!
6. Has A Good Home - Final Fantasy
First: CN Tower or This Is The Dream
Favourite: That's When The Audience Died, This Is The Dream of Win & Regine,
Changes: Too many tracks. Skip reverse, Library and at least one other song.
Other: The EP version of This is The Dream
7. Let It Die - Feist
First: Mushaboom, maybe Gatekeeper
Favourite: Inside and Out and Let it Die
Least: Tout Doucement
Changes: I don't think this is even a great album. This is a work with several great and good songs, but it mashes covers that often bore, with Feist's exciting originals and sometimes the production gets a little lost. Can't change it now though, it is what it is!
Other: the original version of The Water
8. Turn On The Bright Lights - Interpol
Favourite: GAH, maybe NYC or PDA.
Least: The New
Changes: The New failed as a closer! IT FAILED.
Other: Evil or more importantly Song Seven.
9. Live it Out - Metric
First: Monster Hospital
Favourite: Empty, Ending Start, Poster of a Girl, Patriarch on a Vespa
Least: Too Little Too late
Changes: I would use the live version of Live It Out
Other: Help, I'm Alive
10. Plague Park - Handsome Furs
First: Hearts of Iron or Handsome Furs Hate This City
Favourite: Handsome Furs Hate This City
Least: mehhh I wouldn't even bother to single one out
Other: Couldn't say.
11. Return To Cookie Mountain - TV On The Radio
First: I Was A Lover or maaybe Wolf Like me
Favourite: Province, Tonight, A Method
Other: Golden Age. So much better than Wolf Like Me.
12. Silent Alarm - Bloc Party
Favourite: So Here We Are
Least: She's Hearing Voices
Changes: Might cut ^, I like the version that includes Two More Years.
13. Neon Bible - Arcade Fire
First: Intervention.. I think
Favourite: Neon Bible
Least: Black Mirror
Changes: Only half of this album is very good, that's all I'll say.
Other: Go to Funeral, go to Us Kids Know, just skip this one.
14. Apologies To The Queen Mary - Wolf Parade
First: You Are A Runner and I Am My Father's Son
Favourite: The Sons And Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
Least: You Are A Runner....
Other: Disco Sheets
15. Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? - of Montreal
First: Suffer for Fashion
Favourite: The Past Is A Grotesque Animal, She's a Rejector, it changes
Least: last song
Changes: Hard one to change! I'd like to see what they would have done with a little less time
Other: The Actors Aporojhlidl dunno the word
16. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys
First: When The Sun Goes Down
Favourite: Maybe that or Vampires, Dancefloor, Romance, Dancing Shoes.
Other: Just get it all.
17. Goodnight Nobody - Julie Doiron
First: Snowfalls In November
Favourite: ^, Dance All Night, The Songwriter
Least: Banjo, Goodnight
Changes: skip the last two tracjs
Other: all all all of it, check eric's trip
18. Arular - M.I.A.
First: Bucky Done Gun
Favourite: Galang, probably. $10.
Least: Fire Fire
Changes: None, no point.
Other: Scotty B remix of Paper Planes
19. Good News For People Who Love Bad News - Modest Mouse
First: Float On prob
Favourite: Almost every song. This is really quite close to perfect.
Least: The first 3 full length tracks are the weaked. Not bad, just not AS good.
Changes: I'm starting to get boring with this one, but NONE. Can't mess with vision this great.
Other: Big hit single; Dashboard
20. Favourite Worst Nightmare - Arctic Monkeys
Favourite: Do Me A Favour, 505
Least: Teddy Picker, D for Dangerous
Changes: Skip those two
Other: see above
21. In Rainbows - Radiohead
First: 15 Step
Favourite: Videotape, 15 Step, Jigsaw
Least: ummmmm Faust Arp
Changes: I wanted to fuck around with changing songs from the bonus disc over but I never settled on anything.
Other: It's Radiohead.
22. Kid A - Radiohead
Favourite: ^, Morning Bell
Least: Treefingers, Motion Picture Soundtrack
Changes: it only has 10 tracks, i couldn't bear to let one go
Other: it's Radiohead
23. The Air Force - Xiu Xiu
First: Buzz Saw
Favourite: SAVE ME SAVE ME, WIG MASTER
Least: Hello From Eau Claire
Changes: Well I don't think the album is flawless but at 11 tracks it's really gonna suffer from cuts. Maybe if they turned up the guitar and percusssion here and there.
Other: I Do What I Want When I Want / Fast Car
24. You're A Woman, I'm A Machine - Death From Above 1979
First: Blood On Our hands
Favourite: Little Girl
Changes: none haha
Other: remixes! the ep!
25. We Are Electrocution - Le Shok
26. CSS - CSS
First: Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above
Favourite: Off The Hook, This Month Day 10, ^, Alcohol
Least: Music is my hot hot sex
Changes: maybe kill that one, maybe not
Other: BEZZI/ REGGAE ALL NITE
27. St. Elsewhere - Gnarls Barkley
Favourite: Crazy, Feng Shui, Transformer
Least: I don't remember, I don't even know the tracklisting anymore
Other: I don't know, I haven't heard their new one (DOES THAT MAKE ME CRAZY?)
28. He Poos Clouds - Final Fantasy
First: This Lamb Sells Condos
Favourite: Do You Love, Song Song Song, This Lamb, Many Lives
Least: If I Were A Carp, I'm Afraid of Japan, The Pooka Sings
Changes: I would just make one album out of this and has a good home
Other: See him live
29. The Eraser - Thom Yorke
First: The Eraser
Favourite: ^, Harrowdown Hill, Analyse, Cymbal Rush
Least: Atoms For Peace
Other: Spitting Feathers EP
30. Post - Bjork
First: Army of Me
Favourite: ^, Hyper-ballad, Enjoy, I Miss You
Least: Headphones, Cover Me
Changes: ditch those two
Other: Volta is underrated!
31. A Lesson In Crime - Tokyo Police Club
First: Cheer it On
Favourite: be Good
Least: Cheer it On
Changes: MORE SONGS!
Other: Tesselate, that's about it. Make sure your version has Cut Cut Paste.
32. In Ghost Colours - Cut Copy
First: Feel The Love
Favourite: Midnight Runner, So Haunted
Least: Last third or so
Changes: would cut most of the last third out
Other: their fabric live has a good tracklist
33. Idols of Exile - Jason Collett
Favourite: Fire, I'll Bring The Sun, These Are The Days, Pink Night
Least: somewhere in the first three songs, of the last 5 songs
Changes: Wouldn't bother, THIS is a classic.
Other: Not Over You, These Are The Days w/Broken Social Scene
34. The Sunlandic Twins - of Montreal (w/bonus tracks)
First: Requiem for OMM2
Favourite: The Party's Crashing Us, So Begins Our Alabee, The Actor's Approbrium, Keep Sending Me Black Fireworks (LOADED album)
Least: October Is Eternal
Changes: This album is 16 songs long with bonus tracks. It's 16 pop songs. It just do well in a shorter format I think. I'd skip October Is Eternal, the 2 interludes and maybe Everyday Feels Like Sunday. 12 songs is so much easier than 16.
Other: I love the song Femine Effects.
35. The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly - The Bicycles (fucking fantastic band)
Favourite: Gotta Get Out, Cuddy Toy, Longjohns and Toques
Least: Pomp and Circumstance and I Will Appear For You
Changes: Skip the above 2. This section may have been unneccesary.
Other: Got nothin here. Go see em live!
36. Elephant - The White Stripes
First: Seven Nation Army
Favourite: Black Math
Least: I don't know.. I don't even remembering listening to this one all that much.
Changes: Really don't care.
Other: Blue Orchid
37. Takk... - Sigur Ros
Least: I don't know
Changes: I don't know.. again I don't recall that much of this one.
Other: Gobbledigook or whatever is pretty good.
38. Crimes - The Blood Brothers
First: Love Rhymes With Hideous Car Wreck
Favourite: Peacock, Trash Flavoured Trash
Least: Don't remember! This was a junior high album for me hah.
Changes: I don't know
Other: Cecilia whatever is a great song, so is Ambulance vs Ambulance
39. Tears of the Valedictorian - Frog Eyes
First: Idle Songs
Favourite: I'm just gonna rank these ones! 1. Caravan Breakers 2.Bushels 3. Idle Songs 4. Evil Energy, The Ill Twin of...
Least: 5. Stockades (close between 4 and 5) 6. "Stockades" 7. ...Eagle Energy 8. The Policy Merchant, The Silver Bay 9. My Boats They Go
Changes: Not a fan of The Policy Merchant and this could use a few more songs.
Other: Their collab with Destroyer and Swan Lake
40. Dear Science, - TV On The Radio
First: Golden Age
Favourite: Ranking is too fun. 1. Golden Age 2. Lover's Day 3. Shout Me Out 4.Crying 5. Stork And Owl 6. Love Dog 7. Halfway Home 8. Red Dress 9. DLZ 10. Dancing Choose 11. Family Tree
Changes: I like that both this and Return to Cookie Mountain have 11 tracks, and even my least faves on this are pretty good. I would get rid of the ba ba ba's on Halfway Home and nix the intro to Red Dress.
41. Psychocandy - The Jesus And Mary Chain
First: Just Like Honey
Favourite: Just Like Honey, Some Candy Talking, In A Hole, Never Understand
Least: The Living End
Changes: Nah, it's a classic with all it's flaws.
Other: Far Gone And Out
42. Volta - Bjork
First: Earth Intruders
Favourite: Earth Intruders, Wanderlust and The Dull Flame of Desire is one of the best 3 track runs I know.
Least: Maybe Hope, I See Who You Are or Pneumonia.
Changes: None really, I'm not crazy about every track though.
Other: It's In Our Hands
43. Writer's Block - Peter, Bjorn and John
First: Young Folks
Favourite: Objects of My Affection
Least: Poor Cow, Roll The Credits
Changes: ditch Poor Cow
Other: I don't know
44. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga - Spoon
First: Don't Make Me A Target
Favourite: The Ghost Of You Lingers, My Little Japanese Cigarette Case, Finer Feelings
Least: The Underdog
Changes: Wouldn't bother.
Other: All of it
45. Rubber Soul - The Beatles
First: Drive My Car
Favourite: Norweigan Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Least: I don't know
Other: It's The Beatles, figure it out
46. We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank - Modest Mouse
Favourite: Gotta go with Dashboard, Fire It Up and We've Got Everything
Least: Little Motel
Changes: I'd take out a couple songs, don't really remember which ones I didn't like.
Other: Don't convince yourself the new material is worthless!
47. Moon Safari - Air
First: Sexy Boy
Favourite: La Femme D'argent, Talisman
Least: The last four or so kinda fade off
Changes: None worth implementing
48. Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? - Metric (should be higher)
First: Dead Disco or Combat Baby or Succexy, I can't recall!
Favourite: Combat Baby, Hustle Rose, On A Slow Night
Least: The List, Calculation Theme
Changes: None, it makes sense as it is.
Other: The Twist doesn't get enough love.
49. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
First: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Favourite: A Day In The Life, When I'm 64, Lovely Rita, Getting Better
Least: Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite
Changes: Would be sacrilege
Other: The Beatles