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bgill goes punk (and other things)

This is really just gonna be a list for me to go through. I guess i'll jot ratings and maybe some thoughts if I feel so inclined as I listen, so unless you're interested in that you could just ignore this.
1Deep Turtle
There's a Vomitsprinkler in My Liverriver


4.2
Now this I loved. Punk with a 90's rock flair and all sorts of other eclectic bits. Plus how can you beat that name.
2James Chance and the Contortions
Buy


4.1
A jazzy mess of a punk album, but who doesn't think that mess sounds fun?
3Echo and The Bunnymen
Ocean Rain


3.9
Sorry I don't love it Papi but I still quite like it. The Killing Moon is awesome. Did Ghost cover one of these songs?
[edit] NM, they did, just not as good as these guys did it.
4Television
Marquee Moon


4.2
An unexpected feel from this one. Gonna have to revisit to say more.
5The Clash
London Calling


4.4
Hmm, the classics it seems are indeed such. This ones seems to have moved beyond the bluesiness of The Stooges into a more rock-driven punk sound. It's not quite as angry maybe in presentation but the lyrics are there for sure.
6The Cure
Disintegration


4.6
Okay, yeah, this is real good. Never knew the cure by name but I've heard a couple of these songs before. Very well could grow into a 5 with time here.
7The Stooges
Raw Power


4.4
Kinda sounded like The Doors went punk. It's cool to see the blues roots writhing these punk roots. This whole thing was awesome though.
8Iggy Pop
The Idiot


3.9
Good 'ol punk/post-punk record from what I understand to be after a recovery w/ Bowie. This version of China Girl > Bowie's.
9Minutemen
Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat


3.8
Fun. Short. Punk. Not too much to say about this one but it has some great musical moments. Not too sure about the guy's voice.
[edit] boop- 3.6
10The Kinks
Something Else by The Kinks


4.3
Well ain't this just some fun on a bun.
11The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead


3.9
It was good and entertaining, but nothing as special as its hyped up to be imo. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
12Have a Nice Life
Deathconsciousness
13Slint
Spiderland


4.3
I'll definitely need more time with this one. I can tell I really like it and it's incredibly unique (not to mention influential).
14The Saints
(I'm) Stranded
15Thrice
Vheissu


4.2
An early post-hardcore treat with a ton of genuine energy that bleeds through every moment.
16Thursday
Full Collapse
17Glassjaw
Worship and Tribute
18Cocteau Twins
Heaven or Las Vegas
19This Social Coil
After The Day Before
20Joy Division
Unknown Pleasures
21NOFX
The Decline


4.3
This epic song/ep takes its time to build and does so just right. By the end when the jazzy riffs fly in, it's hard not to feel the groove. I can see how this could have been highly influential in its time, making it all the more impressive.
22Devo
Freedom of Choice


3.7
Whip It. That's about it. The rest is still good, fun, and witty though.
23Bad Religion
Suffer
24Tragic Mulatto
Hot Man Pussy


4.5
I think I may have a new favorite on the list. This female fronted punker has got some guts and a real no-****s given attitude that most punk band would love to be on their level. If only the last song wasn't so strange, still good though. Great stuff butcherboy.
25Fugazi
Repeater
26The Flesh Eaters
A Minute to Pray a Second to Die


3.9
Definitely butcher-core with noise and punk attitude everywhere, but this one isn't quite so much for me. It's got attitude and is a fun listen, but it gets a bit too ridiculous for me pretty often.
27And Also The Trees
(Listen for) the Rag and Bone Man


4.2
Papi, this is really good. Why didn't you use this in the post punk competition? Very nice style and substance work that I'm not well-versed enough to discuss properly but I liked this a lot.
4.3- bump
28Half Man Half Biscuit
This Leaden Pall


3.9
This was a jolly good time wasn't it? Quirky, funny, and still musically proficient, this album has a lot to offer. But perhaps it relies too much on novelty lines such as the numerous references to other bands. The last line had me rolling though, and I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't heard but it plays off of The Doors- The End.
29Half Japanese
Calling All Girls
30Tuxedomoon
Cabin In The Sky
31No Trend
Too Many Humans
32Saccharine Trust
Paganicons


3.9
Cool little EP with attitude of course. Vox were a bit strange but in a good way for this one. The themes were different than typical hyperpolitical banter but rather felt more like a plea of despair for life in general. Idk it sounded cool though.
33Scratch Acid
Scratch Acid
34Violent Femmes
Hallowed Ground


4.4
This is even more wild, zany, off the wall, and better than their s/t. Blister In the Sun is an amazing song but there is so much more to this band!
35The Jesus Lizard
Goat


4.2
A lot of cool influences here from Punk, hardcore, grunge, and post-hardcore, this interesting mesh pulls of a well excited unique sound with good songwriting to boot. Probably gonna grow on me too.
36Harry Pussy
What Was Music?


2.6
Sorry butcherboy, but this aint it. It got interesting in parts when the energy picked up, but it was too long and took a while to pick up.
37Crass
Penis Envy


4.0
Seems like this one may have been pretty innovative for its time. It's quite good either way, but not all of it works together perfectly for me.
[edit] 4.3
Bumped because this, even though some parts I "don't like", I can't deny this is one of the most truly PUNK albums I've ever heard. If anything gets bumped to a 5 on here, this might actually be the front runner.
38Bikini Kill
Pussy Whipped


3.9
Wild, crazy, and fun. These gals are great, but they definitely don't have the most impressive songwriting out of anyone in the scene.
39Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation


4.1
It's good. It's entertaining. But I fail to see it as much more than that.
40Dissection
The Somberlain
41Dismember
Like an Ever Flowing Stream


4.6
Still not 100% sure if I think the songwriting is perfect or just really great, but the guitar tone these guys use is indescribably perfect.
42Emperor
In the Nightside Eclipse
43Weakling
Dead as Dreams
44Wrust
Soulless Machine
45Swallowed
Lunarterial
46Obliteration
Nekropsalms


4.4
Well this riffs.
47Gazpacho
Demon
48Harmonium
L'Heptade
49Van der Graaf Generator
Godbluff
50Henry Cow
Unrest
51Kaipa
Kaipa
52Gentle Giant
Octopus
53The Tea Party
The Edges Of Twilight
54Cog
The New Normal
55Karnivool
Sound Awake


4.2
Prog/alt metal and prog rock fusion. Sounds right up my alley. I really enjoyed this one's intricate songwriting and careful sound. At times the left the moment a bit too subdued, but they built tension very well too.
57Rishloo
Living as Ghosts with Buildings as Teeth


3.7
Much in the vein of Karnivool, these guys bring in the same influences plus a little more uptempo attitude from some post-hardcore. It makes for a very lively mix of a lot of interesting sounds, but sometimes the songwriting gets out of hand and confused.
58Dead Letter Circus
This Is The Warning
59Vanilla Fudge
Vanilla Fudge
60Supertramp
Even In the Quietest Moments
61Magma
Mekanïk Destruktiw Kommandoh
62Los Jaivas
Alturas de Machu Picchu


4.2
A really great example of foreign prog rock that uses all sorts of traditional folk instrumentation form South America to amplify their sound. They don't bring anything vastly different in terms of songwriting, but it is among the better prog rock albums I know for certain.
63Hammock
Kenotic
64OutKast
ATLiens


4.3
Really great hip-hop piece with awesome beat production. Andre sounds a lot better than the other guy to me though so that detracts a bit.
65Public Enemy
Fear of a Black Planet
66Danny Brown
Atrocity Exhibition


4.5
Well this was unexpectedly great. I didn't like the vocal style at first, but once the weirdness faded, it revealed some awesome skill and some killer tracks.
67N.W.A.
Straight Outta Compton
682Pac
Me Against the World
69The Notorious B.I.G.
Ready to Die
70Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
71D'Angelo
Voodoo


4.4
Honestly this reminded me of To Pimp A Butterfly but with soul/funk style vocals throughout in place of rapping. The vocal production was otherworldly but the beats were just a bit samey. Incredible as a whole though.
72Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels 2
73Jay-Z
The Black Album
74Madvillain
Madvillainy
75Mobb Deep
The Infamous
76GZA
Liquid Swords
77Autechre
Tri Repetae
78M83
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
79Tame Impala
Currents


3.8
A nice indie-electronic mix, but it wasn't exactly my style I guess. I think the writing was good but it didn't quite resonate with me.
80Angel Olsen
My Woman
81Ariana Grande
Dangerous Woman
82Regina Spektor
Soviet Kitsch
83Carly Rae Jepsen
Emotion
84Kate Bush
Hounds of Love
85Prefab Sprout
Jordan: The Comeback


4.0
I love the sound of this record and especially the mood it creates. There are several great songs too, like Wild Horses, but sometimes the songwriting gets a bit stale. It's never bad, even usually very good, but is occasionally standard (read underwhelming considering the Fripp hype).
86Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
87Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt
88Palace Music
Viva Last Blues
89Jason Isbell
Southeastern
90Willie Nelson
Shotgun Willie
91Otis Redding
Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
92Billie Holiday
Lady Sings The Blues
93James Brown
Live At The Apollo
94Curtis Mayfield
Superfly
95Elliott Smith
Either/Or
96Chicago
Chicago II
97Pixies
Doolittle


4.2
This was a lot punker than I expected. I was expecting some twinkly indie stuff based on the name but w/e. This was really enjoyable and I will revisit it.
98Tindersticks
Tindersticks
99Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


3.9
It has an interesting attitude, but it wears down over the course of the album. The vocals sound like Japanese, making the lyrics very hard to understand, which annoys me as well. There is a lot of great music though.
100Depeche Mode
Violator
101Cryptopsy
None So Vile


3.7
I just didn't really get what made this one special compared to other DM releases. Yeah it was good and had some awesome moments but I didn't find it too special.
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