31 March 2009

Another list...

Amazon went and posted The 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of ALL TIME... really?!

Here are the hard and fast rules Amazon's music editors went by:
  • One album per artist.
  • No EPs or singles, this list is about albums.
  • No greatest hits collections or compilations of previously released tracks.
  • Nominations must have been originally released on an independent label. Albums released on indies which were later acquired and/or re-released by majors are allowed (like Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation, originally released by a pre-1989 major label merger Enigma Records.

Loads of music blogs are ranting/hating on this list. What do you think? I've inserted a couple of comments (mainly on albums/artists I actually know/like).

1. Bee Thousand by Guided by Voices (I've heard a lot about them from bfm, but never listened to an album. Maybe it's time?)
2. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
3. Spiderland by Slint
4. Exile In Guyville by Liz Phair
5. Imperial f.f.r.r. (Deluxe Edition) by Unrest
6. Slanted & Enchanted by Pavement
7. If You're Feeling Sinister by Belle & Sebastian (Better than a Pixies album? I mean, I like'm, but really?!)
8. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
9. Either/Or by Elliott Smith (Love the Elliot Smith album I have, but don't have this one)
10. Bakesale by Sebadoh
11. 69 Love Songs Volume 1 by The Magnetic Fields
12. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
13. Michigan by Sufjan Stevens (YES! Love 'Feel the Illinoise')
14. We Have the Facts and We're Voti… by Death Cab For Cutie (DCFC are one of my FAV)
15. I See A Darkness by Bonnie "Prince" Billy
16. No Pocky for Kitty by Superchunk
17. Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney
18. Give Up by The Postal Service (Cool)
19. Kill the Moonlight by Spoon
20. I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One by Yo La Tengo
21. Lifted Or The Story Is In The So… by Bright Eyes
22. Diary by Sunny Day Real Estate
23. Moon Pix by Cat Power
24. Funeral by Arcade Fire (YES! Everytime I listen I re-discover Arcade Fire; new experience every time)
25. Black Candy by Beat Happening
26. The Glow Pt. 2 by The Microphones
27. Yellow House by Grizzly Bear
28. Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Ante… by godspeed you black emperor!
29. 24 Hour Revenge Therapy by Jawbreaker
30. Zen Arcade by HÜsker DÜ
31. Repeater + 3 Songs by Fugazi
32. Let It Be [Expanded Edition] by The Replacements
33. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective (Digging the few tracks of theirs that I have, esp 'My Girls')
34. Let's Get Out of This Country by Camera Obscura
35. Person Pitch by Panda Bear (Didn't grow on me)
36. Our Endless Numbered Days by Iron & Wine (Cool)
37. When Your Heartstrings Break by Beulah
38. I Am A Bird Now by Antony & The Johnsons
39. You Forgot It In People by Broken Social Scene (Cool)
40. This Nation's Saving Grace by The Fall
41. Gulag Orkestar by Beirut (I have 'The Flying Club' - sublime)
42. Mass Romantic [Remastered] by The New Pornographers
43. On by Imperial Teen
44. On Fire by Galaxie 500
45. How Memory Works by Joan Of Arc
46. Advisory Committee by Mirah
47. Red House Painters I by Red House Painters
48. Agaetis Byrjun by Sigur Ros (I prefer ( ) album)
49. Wild Love by Smog
50. And Don't The Kids Just Love It by Television Personalities
51. Emperor Tomato Ketchup by Stereolab
52. Liberty Belle And The Black Diam… by The Go Betweens
53. Sing No Evil by Half Japanese
54. Pussy-Whipped by Bikini Kill
55. The Mysterious Production of Eggs by Andrew Bird (Must get this album! His music is beautiful)
56. The Decline And Fall Of Heavenly by Heavenly
57. Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty B… by TV On The Radio (Don't have this, but played 'Dear Science' over and over when I first got it)
58. Fabulous Muscles by Xiu Xiu
59. Set Yourself On Fire by Stars (Really like what I've heard from Stars)
60. Daddy's Highway by The Bats
61. Neon Golden by The Notwist
62. TNT by Tortoise
63. Destroyer's Rubies by Destroyer
64. Rejoicing in The Hands by Devendra Banhart
65. Coquelicot Asleep In The Poppies… by Of Montreal (Cool. I wish I had seen them at the Auckland gig)
66. Milk Man by Deerhoof (Enjoying a coupld of their tracks at the mo)
67. Will You Find Me by Ida
68. Oh, Inverted World by The Shins (YAY!)
69. Feast of Wire by Calexico (YAY!)
70. The Fawn by The Sea And Cake
71. Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floa… by Spiritualized
72. II & III by Camper Van Beethoven
73. The R&B of Membership by The Delta 72
74. The Curtain Hits The Cast by Low
75. Furnace Room Lullaby by Neko Case
76. Jane From Occupied Europe by Swell Maps
77. The Smell Of Our Own by The Hidden Cameras
78. Nothing Feels Good by The Promise Ring
79. De Stijl by The White Stripes (YAY!)
80. The Ugly Organ by Cursive
81. The Sea and the Bells by Rachel's
82. The Last Match by The Aislers Set
83. Save Yourself by Make Up
84. Hearts Of Oak by Ted Leo/Pharmacists
85. Vivian Girls by Vivian Girls
86. Worn Copy by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
87. Cure For Pain by Morphine
88. The Power Out by Electrelane
89. The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom
90. Louden Up Now [Explicit] by (!!! Chk Chik Chick) (YAY!)
91. Gallowsbird's Bark by The Fiery Furnaces
92. Horses In The Sky by Silver Mt. Zion
93. Alligator by The National
94. Waiter: 'You Vultures!' by Portugal The Man
95. The Discovery of a World Inside … by The Apples In Stereo
96. Trans Am by Trans Am
97. Ultimate Alternative Wavers by Built To Spill
98. To Survive by Joan As Police Woman
99. Passover by The Black Angels
100. Dangerous Magical Noise by The Dirtbombs

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