The Dissensus Album Canon

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
I saw Dan Treacy live once and it was total magic. I don't actually know that album, will check it out.

I think Massive Attack are beyond the pale to a lot of people here... I still kind of love Blue Lines - tho may not have listened to it in a decade - but their other stuff has dated horrendously. I was at a club once in Osaka and they played U.S. at the end of the night through a monumental system, and it's still one of those things that sounds even more impressive at massive volume
 
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Leo

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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

I'm in the process of going through all my cds and pulling out stuff to sell/trade/give away and played this last week for the first time in about a dozen years...and yeah, it ended up a keeper instead of landing in the sell pile. "safe from harm" sounded better than I remembered. maybe I have a soft spot for that time and what this album meant back then. and I probably won't listen to it for another dozen years, but yeah a good 'un.
 

catalog

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Used to love the beasties then went massively off them when they found god. I was at v97 in leeds when they played, top billing, prodigy in support, and theyd asked prodigy to not play ‘smack my bitch up’ and maxim came on and said ‘no one tells me what to play’ and they played it, was banging. And beasties came on after, were pretty lifeless in comparison. Changing of the guard moment or something, i still agree with prodigy on this, but can see why beasties said what they said. I had an argument with someone about it years later at uni as well.

But now im back to being able to appreciate them for their wonder years.
 

catalog

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Kinda passed me by, i didnt really get properly into dance music till i started going out. I didnt really like house but loved jungle, so that was my in. I was into allthe warp shit big when it cam out, i suppose this fits there. But by then it wwas already old hat.

What about daft punk homework? Oh my god theres a tune on there thats so banging i remember having it on so loud driving down the a1 and a truck hit me i didnt even notice
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
But by then it wwas already old hat.

Oh yeah, same here - I mean I listened exclusively to rock music as a teen and probably bought that album on CD best part of a decade after it came out (in 1996), by which time I'd been turned onto 'proper' clubbing and got into more electronic stuff.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Never listened to one of their albums. They did some new stuff a couple of years ago that was apparently terrible.
 

catalog

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The debut album is all really good. It gets a bit flouncey in places, with waterfall mainly, but the first and last tunes are brilliant. Also Elizabeth my dear and she bangs the drums. It's good, better than anything oasis ever did I think
 

catalog

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Thing about you lot is that you are old school dissensus, and I think it's a different era now. I used to lurk here a lot in the early days, around the times of dubstep, back when music wAs still in divided camps or whatever, and this was very much a dance music forum. And yeah there was a serious edge. To me anyway. Whereas now it's more like a bit more free flowing. Like obviously there's still people here who will call you out if you say you like a shit band, but I think the landscape of music has changed so much, recently, in that everyone has slowly come to realise it is meaningless, or at least it seems to hold so little meaning, so people can just say whatever now. Like, I still love music, but in terms of the place it holds in my head, something has definitely happened, I think largely cos of the overabundance.

Sorry I know there's a few things going on in that post, just found out my car is fucked
 

catalog

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I mean I'm also a fogie, that's the thing. I'm 40 this year. Just spent ages trying to organise a party and spent money reserving things and I think it's all gonna be cancelled.

And I really like and respect all the other fogies, even if they do tell me some of my taste ain't right and some of my opinions on other matters are wrong.

And I like the young guns too.

I just think dissensus does suffer a little from lack of feminine pressure sometimes but fuck it we'll all be post body soon
 

catalog

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What I like about stone roses is Ian brown and how he has those dark lyrics and he flowers up the delivery. I love how he's from the outskirts and went to strangeways and converted inside so he could get chicken. I love how he lived in the hulme crescents and Geno told him to sing.
 
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