The Dissensus Album Canon

Bang Diddley

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Initially I had the original on a cassette and made multiple T2T copies (with Scientist Wins the World Cup on the other side) so I had one at home, one in my school bag, one for lugging about about with me. Where ever there was a tape machine and me, this would get a play. Listening to it nowadays, it does have that UK reggae 'jazzyness' popular at the time - but the lyrics are still pure Dread.

Steelpulse - Handsworth Revolution

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDNnrH9LH9spkKTuw9t-It2V0hz5UIFUb

Another old nomination, I guess i'm thinking of albums you can listen to all the way through in a sitting.

Kind of lost that with 86 min long CD albums - not entirely I must add, you skip you a few tracks here and there

With mp3's and streaming we are getting into Intro Canons and Drop Canons.
 
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baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
I would have thought this, along with Boy in Da Corner, would *have* to be among the albums Dissensus can agree upon. An album that somehow manages to be a collection of brilliant singles one after the other, and still hang together so well:

 

entertainment

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I think Radiohead deserves a mention for being the negative magnetic pole shaping the canon with forces of repulsion as much as someone like Aphex does with attraction
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
Radiohead are one of the worst bands of all time - I was subjected to some of OK Computer the other day, having blanked it from my mind when I heard it in the 90s, and it was unbelievably bad, skincrawling prog rock. And had dated really, really badly too. I liked Creep, that was good.

Sadly, Thom Yorke is the pop star I have most often been mistaken for, in about three different countries ffs. Life is a bitch and has a savage sense of humour. I was offended when it happened.
 
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pattycakes_

Can turn naughty
Radiohead are one of the worst bands of all time - I was subjected to some of OK Computer the other day, having blanked it from my mind when I heard it in the 90s, and it was unbelievably bad, skincrawling prog rock. And had dated really, really badly too. I liked Creep, that was good.

Sadly, Thom Yorke is the pop star I have most often been mistaken for, in about three different countries ffs. Life is a bitch and has a savage sense of humour. I was offended when it happened.

I swear Radiohead and Coldplay are responsible for at least 60% of popular music's ills nowadays. They both middle classed, defanged and gentrified it.
 

Leo

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agree 1000% on Radiohead (and Coldplay), but have to say thom was on Colbert a month or so ago and he was quite likable. good sense of humor, modest and self-deprecating. made me feel a little bad about hating on his music.
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
don't feel bad, it's a trick

edit: i actually ended up seeing this, and yes he seems like a good guy, even reminding me of the existence of a very good REM song. It's still a trick.
 
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yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
it's funny i was listening to that talk talk album posted on the first page this afternoon and one of the things it made me think of was radiohead, a band i had gladly forgotten.

for the record, i quite like that talk talk album and radiohead makes me vomit.
 

DannyL

Wild Horses
Massive - Blue Lines

A collision of everything Dissensus holds dear, surely? Early UK rap, bass music, smatterings of breaks and reggae, even a killer pop sensibility as evidenced by the single below. Possibly too iconic in that all the normal people have heard it, but nonetheless...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWmrfgj0MZI
 

DannyL

Wild Horses
I was gonna put in Heart of the Congos but then I worried I'd just be replicating Woebot's Top 100. Is even too well known now? I remember bitd when it hadn't been heard by every fucker going.
 

DannyL

Wild Horses
Television Personalities - The Painted Word

A personal fave. Dan Treacy seemed to channel the best of 60s pop and psych yet update it and make it seem relevant again (Spacemen 3 are another one who did this trick). He's a brilliant songwriter and this is their darkest album and mirrors his own struggles with depression. He manages to hit the sweet spot for me over and over again. Dark, maudlin, innocent, childlike. Amazing record. Love his voice as well. Sounds like a untutored estuary accent like my own but somehow, miraculously able to sing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-GYdzHMjrg
 
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