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The Rate an Artist's Discography Thread

Portishead

Dummy - 10/10
s/t - 8.5/10
Roseland NYC Live - 9.5/10
Third - 10/10

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  • Talking Heads:

    77 - 8/10
    More Songs - 8/10
    Fear of Music - 7.5/10
    Remain in Light - 7.5/10
    Speaking in Tongues - 5/10
    Little Creatures - 6/10
    True Stories - 6/10
    Naked - 4/10

    Beach House:

    Beach House - 6/10
    Devotion - 6.5/10
    Teen Dream - 7/10
    Bloom - 6.5/10
    Depression Cherry - 7.5/10
  • @thesamuelcooke: really? you think depression cherry's their strongest? man, i think teen dream at least is their clear best. what songs on cherry grab you? i don't hear anything quite as good as "zebra," "10 mile stereo," "walk in the park," "silver soul," and "take care"--and that's half the record!
  • ay yo that's a controversial opinion
  • i think it's hard in my mind to not view either teen dream or beach house as the best...
  • people argue about their best record a lot, but i just see teen dream as so clearly their best. i really only relate to those who say devotion, which is sort of the best of their "early" period (drum machines, really slow tempos, and a woozier sound), whereas teen dream is their best of their later material (and, since i prefer their later material, their best overall)
  • It's their first record that has hit me first time as being anything above 'good'. Beach House were not a band for me it seemed, only after perseverance and late night/early morn listening sessions did albums like Teen Dream approach real good to great level. Depression Cherry flows seamlessly. Bettering nearly everything I loved about the A Sunny Day in Glasgow album while still keeping that typical Beach House sound, and raising the quality significantly.

    Songs like 'Levitation' sounds stereotypically Beach House but I dunno, there's an aura and a timelessness to it that their earlier output had never had for me. 'Sparks' is the first inkling of a progression that not only the band, but Dream Pop as a genre has needed (don't come at me with Pinkshinyultrablast, that was poor) since Yo La Tengo hit it out the park with the most serene moments on 'I Can Heart the Hear Beating As One'.

    It's a soundtrack to drift away on, but it's also an album that would substitute as a Lost in Translation OST. It's a soundtrack for onsen, bedrooms, late night drives, winding down parties. The by the numbers dreamy twee pop has ever so slightly been stripped away album by album, and the shoegazey beast has taken hold of the band. It's a fantastic evolution, and I look forward to see where they can go next time.
  • edited July 2015
    So do I. For me this is an expansion and a look back at the same time and while I don't think it's their best right now my mind could surely change over time. I have a feeling their next record will have them overhaul their sound dramatically.

    Teen Dream>Depression Cherry>Bloom>Devotion>Beach House

    For now
  • And just because I have Devotion that low doesn't mean I don't think it's great
  • That Stubborn Kinda' Fellow 9.5/10
    Moods of Marvin Gaye 7/10
    In the Groove 8.5/10
    What's Going On 10/10
    Trouble Man 5/10
    Let's Get It On 10/10
    I Want You 9.5/10
    Here, My Dear 10/10
    In Our Lifetime 9/10
    Midnight Love 7/10
  • i feel you manatee. i listened to cherry again today, and it was even stronger than i thought. still not better than devotion yet for me, but it could get there. i love how much each of beach house's records grow on me
  • edited July 2015
    Destroyer

    Poison Season 9.5
    Kaputt 9.0
    Destroyers Rubies 8.5
    Streethawk 8.0
    Your Blues 8.0
    Trouble in Dreams 7.5
    This Night 7.0
    Theif 6.5
  • R'Head:

    Kid A - 7/10
    Amnesiac - 7/10
    The King of Limbs - 7/10
    The Bends - 7/10
    Ok Computer - 6.5/10
    Pablo Honey - 6/10
    In Rainbows - 5.5/10
    Hail to the Thief - 5/10
  • Those look like Scaruffi style scores
  • Pablo Honey - 5/10
    The Bends - 9.5/10
    OK Computer - 10/10
    Kid A - 9/10
    Amnesiac - 8/10
    Hail to the Thief - 6/10
    In Rainbows - 7.5/10
    The King of Limbs - 2/10
  • Scaruffi could never appreciate The King of Limbs! Think he likes OKC more than me as well. When I was younger I was all about Bends and Kid A and Amnesiac. Yeah man 8/10s and up fo' life. Then the Head got a bit boring for me. Kid A was a staple in my top 20 albums for years, even after I discovered the old Beatle-hating Italian guy. The stuff just got stale. KoL was a nice shot in the arm.

    1. Person Pitch - 8/10

    2. Spirt They’ve Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished - 7.5/10

    3. Danse Manatee - 7/10

    4. Here Comes the Indian - 7/10

    5. Sung Tongs - 7/10

    6. Strawberry Jam - 6.5/10

    7. Down There - 6.5/10

    8. Merriweather Post Pavillion - 6.5/10

    9. Tomboy - 6.5/10

    10. Panda Bear - 6/10

    11. Campfire Songs - 6/10

    12. Feels - 6/10

    13. Centipede Hz. 4/10
  • You're a tough grader. I kind of admire that.

    I dunno, here's some adjusted scores for 2015.

    Spirit They've Gone, Spirit They've Vanished - 9/10
    Danse Manatee - lol/10
    Campfire Songs - 6/10
    Here Comes the Indian - 6.5/10
    Sung Tongs - 9.5/10
    Feels - 7.5/10
    Strawberry Jam - 8.5/10
    Merriweather Post Pavilion - 9/10
    Centipede Hz - 7.5/10
  • Damn a 7.5 for Centipede Hz! Looks like I need to listen to it again maybe, I just remember being disappointed so much.

    Looks like you need to listen to Danse Manatee and Here Comes the Indian a bit more too ;) haha.
  • edited July 2015
    anco:

    Sung Tongs - it's not for me and it'll never be for me/10
    Feels - 8.5/10
    Strawberry Jam - 8/10
    MPP - 8.5/10
    Fall Be Kind - 7/10
    Centipede Hz - 6/10
  • envy:

    All the Footprints You've Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead - 9.5/10
    A Dead Sinking Story - 10/10
    Insomniac Doze - 8/10
    Abyssal - 9/10
    Recitation - 6.5/10
    Atheist's Cornea - 8.5/10
  • I really should listen to more Envy, their first record is really good.
  • anco (what i've heard) (also adapting to the previously established scoring style)

    here comes the indian - 7/10
    sung tongs - 9/10
    prospect hummer - 7.5/10
    feels - 9.5/10
    strawberry jam - 8/10
    water curses - 7/10
    mpp - 8.5/10
    fall be kind - 7.5/10
    centihz - 8/10

    avey:
    down there - 6/10
    slasher flicks - 6.5/10

    panda
    young prayer - 7.5/10
    person pitch - 9.5/10
    tomboy - 6.5/10
    vs grim reaper - 8/10
  • @kyle their new one ain't bad
  • fanboy incoming...

    Anco

    albums:

    spirit - 10/10 (nick, you have to listen to this album)
    danse - 3/10
    campfire songs - 6.5/10
    here comes the indian - 8/10
    sung tongs - 10/10
    feels - 9.5/10
    strawberry jam - 9.5/10
    merriweather post pavilion - 10/10
    centipede hz - 7.5/10

    EPs:

    prospect hummer - 8/10
    people - 6/10
    water curses - 9/10
    fall be kind - 9.5/10

    Panda

    young prayer - haven't listened enough to properly rate. i'll get on that, though
    person pitch - 10/10
    tomboy - 8/10
    grim reaper - 8/10

    i also haven't given avey solo projects enough time to rate. i do love some of the individual songs he's made, though ("laughing hieroglyphic" and "little fang" in particular)
  • I would encourage everyone to listen to Spirit, it's probably their 2nd best album for me.
  • indeed. i have difficulty distinguishing my favorite anco record, but that one is something really special. the first three tracks and the last track have some noise that can be difficult for new listeners (i know it was for me), but if you can get past it, it's an incredible record.
  • I really should give feels a 10, but I felt like being a hardass.

    I've had it in my top 25 of all time at some point, and I may still, but you know.
  • Feels is so incredible, it's my favorite.
  • as silly as it sounds i was being hardass about giving feels and jam 9.5s; they're 10s in my heart
  • TTKTTK
    edited July 2015
    that means you've got quite a few 10's.

    what does a 10 signify for you? listenable all the way through without any hiccups? because that generally signifies a 7 or an 8 for me,
    for me, a ten is an album which holds together so well, to take a song out is like removing a support beam from a building. The songs flow into each other even if they don't actually transition. It has to be a shining light in its genre, and be an original voice which can stand the test of time.
    Some times even have a transcendental feeling, where an album is better than just the sum of its parts, but feels more than that. Like something which emotionally touches me in a way which few albums do.

    I've essentially just laid out why I enjoy my favourite album of all time, Joni Mitchell's Hejira, but it could be applied to many albums which I have in my top 10.
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