Underrated albums.

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Postby Genuine_Indian_Guru » Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:48 pm

"RickStark79"quoting"Genuine_Indian_Guru""Cheap Trick - Lap of Luxery
Robert Plant - Now and Zen
Stephen Stills - Man Alive
Neil Young - Prairie Wind
Wilbury's - Volume III"

"Rick Stark" Says: Good call on Lap Of Luxury! Great record! Let Go is one of my all time favorite tunes! Wilbury's Volume III is pretty damn fantastic too!

"Guru" Replies: Yeah Rick "Lap of Luxury" is such a great album from the Eighties and a great album period! It sold masses of units when it came out and then when things changed a bit in the fickle business o'music; it became a guilty pleasure to enjoy! Yeah man like you said "Let Go" is such a great track, not to mention "Never had a Lot To Lose" or the Orbison inspired "Ghost Town". It's a great album! So Rick I'm glad you notoced that one from my list!
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Re: Underrated albums.

Postby mr h atom » Wed May 30, 2012 1:20 am

...several years later...

bob mould workbook
warren zevon the wind
ry cooder get rhythm
the chieftains the long black veil
tom waits real gone
the cure the cure
peter gabriel 1

and, dare i say it...wide prairie...ok, i'm kidding on that last one
lift up your head...and remember what your life is !
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Postby bonovox66 » Wed May 30, 2012 9:39 pm

I would have to say any Peter Gabriel album that wasn't "So". He gets lots of critical praise on his other albums, but "So" is the only one people really know.
Good call on Prince's The Gold Experience. I love that album!
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Re: Underrated albums.

Postby efghijiloveyou » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:46 am

    Kimi Ga Suki Raifu, In Reverse by Matthew Sweet (or just about anything by Matthew Sweet)
      Unchained by Johnny Cash
        Mind Games by John Lennon
          This Perfect World by Freedy Johnston
            Anything by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band between 1970 and 1975
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            Re: Underrated albums.

            Postby EddieV » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:52 pm

            Argus_Wishbone Ash

            Ram: MAcca
            Now junior behave yourself
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            Re: Underrated albums.

            Postby savillerowdie » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:17 am

            Paul McCartney - Ram
            Jeff Lynne - Armchair Theatre
            The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies
            Nick Lowe - Jesus of Cool
            John Lennon - Double Fantasy Stripped Down (much better than the original release, IMO. Even some of Yoko's stuff listenable)
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            Postby efghijiloveyou » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:12 pm

            Savillerowdie, I completely agree with you about both Armchair Theater and Double Fantasy stripped down. Everytime I listen to Armchair Theater I'm reminded how good it really is and I'm not much of a fan of Jeff Lynn's previous work. And Double Fantasy is a new album to me; full of great songs that were getting hard to listen to, what with the early eighties production values, but now it's a shining beacon of early Beatles style songwriting by John and a real treasure to my ears.
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            Postby savillerowdie » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:46 pm

            efghijiloveyou, I've only recently listened to Double Fantasy Stripped Down because I hadn't thought the material to be all that great on the original release. But like you said, I think I underrated the material as a result of the production. I'd always considered "Cleanup Time" to be a throwaway. Stripped down, it reveals itself as a much better song. The production covered up some cool stuff, like "Bubble, bubble, toil and NO trouble".

            Although not a big fan of Yoko's stuff, I must admit that I always kind of liked "Hard Times Are Over", thought it wasn't too bad. However, I just love the Stripped Down version.
            Why in God's name they ever mixed out John's priceless commentary throughout that song boggles my mind. It adds such a nice touch to the song that I immediately added it to my iPod playlists. "Hard times are over, hear ye, hear ye, come what may", "Collection will be taken, it's an offer you cain't refuse, heh-heh-heh-heh-heh!" and the "When I hold you in my armchair" reference to 'Happiness is a Warm Gun' just transform the song into a favorite for me.
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            Postby efghijiloveyou » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:44 pm

            And don't forget the radically different (don't know how you can even call it stripped down, cause it sounds like a different take) "Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him". It now sports a really cool ethereal vibe that kinda sends a shiver down my back.
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