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|Stars Of The Lid: Ranked|
I really, really don't care that I have "entry-level" taste in ambient music.
SotL/Eluvium/Brian Eno all day errr day.
|8||Stars of the Lid|
Gravitational Pull vs the Desire for an Aquatic Li
Unfortunately, the best-named Stars of the Lid album is also their worst. Still a
very effective piece of ambient music, but its quality is surpassed many times over
by their later work.
|7||Stars of the Lid|
Music For Nitrous Oxide
Their first LP was a decent effort, but they hadn't quite found their sound yet.
|6||Stars of the Lid|
Very overrated, but still great. I can't quite figure out why fans seem to
unanimously agree that this is the best pre-"Tired Sounds" album. While it's great, I
barely listen to it, as Per Aspera is similar, but better.
|5||Stars of the Lid|
Per Aspera Ad Astra
I'm not sure why this one gets passed over in favour of Avec Laudenum so often;
this is easily the better album for me.
|4||Stars of the Lid|
A really well put together compilation including some live tracks, and some rare
radio footage. Essential listening for fans of the band.
|3||Stars of the Lid|
The Ballasted Orchestra
Such a unique and interesting record within their discography. It doesn't touch the
top tier, but it's substantially ahead of the rest of the pack in my opinion.
|2||Stars of the Lid|
And Their Refinement Of The Decline
My absolute favourite ambient album, though I there are a few others I would
consider to be "better." My personal connection with this one came about in 2009
when I took four months to backpack. I had a week of volunteering on the
Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. It was hard work, but every day we got "siesta" from
12-2. I would pick out my favourite hammock, grab my over-ear headphones, play
this album, and just drift away - the warm, tropical air breezing softly, banana and
palm trees dotting the foreground, the blue Pacific ocean stretching out as far as
the eye could see. It was pure bliss, like I've never experienced before or since.
|1||Stars of the Lid|
The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
Not my favourite by them - not quite - but their best, in my opinion. While the
album is massive in length, not one moment manages to feel like filler. The entire
album washes over me in a way that very little music can do. If everyone in the
world was required to listen to this album once a week, we'd have peace on Earth.
|in a super dreamy, ambient kinda mood lately. must be the chronic.|
|Still need to listen to Stars of the Lid. My fave ambient artist is Tim Hecker though. |
|this isn't in the same style of Tim Hecker at all|
it's really simple, dreamy ambient textures. never more than a handful of tones. nothing aggressive about their music at all, it's just....ambient.
start with 2, that's the one that draws most people into the genre I would say. and if you're already a fan of ambient, you should probably listen to that.
|Yeah, Tim Hecker's more dark ambient than regular ambient. Eluvium is my favourite non-dark ambient ambient. Will get Stars soon, still gotta listen to Mountain Goats though. I have work soon so I can't listen yet, but will do it when I get home tonight. |
|haha I knew baselineoclock would come in here saying something like that|
I listened to Deathprod today I'll have you know. but like I said: "I really, really don't care that I have "entry-level" taste in ambient music. SotL/Eluvium/Brian Eno all day errr day."
liiiiiiick my chode. liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick myyyyyyyyyyyyyy chooooooooooode.
also sup, it's been a while
|more like tim heckler. got 'em.|
|Baseline will you just chocked to death by some huge Siberian cock please I'm so tired of seeing you make comments like the ones you make EVERY TIME YOU POST|
|Aids you should just give me your SOTL vinyl, okay???|
|dude jash baseline is the bee's knees you just gotta vibe with it (and he/she is literally never being serious)|
"college life" is on hold, just working right now. how's Japan/Romania/wherever you actually live.
|i only have Tired Sounds but fuck you in your ugly cunt|
|that means no|
"I had a week of volunteering on the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador"
month* best month of my life maybe
"He utilizes ultra-low frequencies (infrasound — frequencies below 20 Hz, which have been known to cause feelings of awe or fear). Lustmord has extracted field recordings made in crypts, caves, and slaughterhouses, and combined it with occasional ritualistic incantations and Tibetan horns"
haha that sounds like a good rec for someone who's digging Stars of the Lid ya fuckin chode-licker
|you guys all lick chodes|
|you are the best user in the history of sputnikmusic.com, I want you to know this.|
|2 rules gotta listen more srry band|
|2 is one of my favorite albums. ever|