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PhatBoy

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The band didn't. Didn't play any songs from it live once Frusciante rejoined the band. Almost pretended it didn't exist for a while. Still played early songs from before Frusciante joined the band.
Yeah I know and I don’t really get it. I totally understand why bands don’t play songs or from albums that got too popular or got overplayed etc but that sort of thing I just don’t get.
 

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Metallica.

Lacked the aggression of Slayer, the humour of S.O.D., the hooks of Suicidal Tendencies, the brutality of Morbid Angel, the originality of Venom etc., ... I just don't get it. Rob Trujillo is sooo wasted in Metallica it's not funny, and Suicidal Tendencies no longer play a lot of their back catalogue which Rob recorded on. There are sooo many bands that are better... better drummers than Lars, better singers than James... they just seem tepid compared to so many peers.
Cause ...songs.
none of which any of those other bands will be remembered for.
 

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Pearl Jam. I like Soundgarden and i listen to Alice in Chains sometimes and enjoy what they do but i find Pearl Jam to be pretty bland. Nirvana is probably number 2, i know why they are significant and influential and i dont mind their music but ive never really held them in really high esteem.
 

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Pearl Jam. I like Soundgarden and i listen to Alice in Chains sometimes and enjoy what they do but i find Pearl Jam to be pretty bland. Nirvana is probably number 2, i know why they are significant and influential and i dont mind their music but ive never really held them in really high esteem.
It’s important to remember with Nirvana that they didn’t get the chance to be mediocre.
Bleach - first album, free hit, raw and pretty good.
Nevermind - needs no explaining.
In Utero - More polished but still very good
Unplugged - even before i actually became a proper nirvana fan I thought this was one of the most amazing unplugged albums of all time. Freakishly good
Muddy Banks - live album and critically acclaimed
Incesticide - B sides, had some excellent songs on it.

So realistically 3 studio albums, still enough leftover for a B sides album, and two iconic and contrasting live albums, all in 6-7 years. Had they been around as long as Pearl Jam I’m sure their strike rate would have dropped a bit and their quality diluted more. It was just that in a very short time they did everything right and kurt’s death meant they didn’t get the chance to suck. Like a cricketer retiring after 20 tests with an average of 60.

the Foo Fighters ironically are a great example of what Nirvana never had the chance to do - the first two FF albums were utterly brilliant, the third was pretty good, the fourth was very good, and since then they’ve slowly but surely diluted further with each album
 

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It’s important to remember with Nirvana that they didn’t get the chance to be mediocre.
Bleach - first album, free hit, raw and pretty good.
Nevermind - needs no explaining.
In Utero - More polished but still very good
Unplugged - even before i actually became a proper nirvana fan I thought this was one of the most amazing unplugged albums of all time. Freakishly good
Muddy Banks - live album and critically acclaimed
Incesticide - B sides, had some excellent songs on it.

So realistically 3 studio albums, still enough leftover for a B sides album, and two iconic and contrasting live albums, all in 6-7 years. Had they been around as long as Pearl Jam I’m sure their strike rate would have dropped a bit and their quality diluted more. It was just that in a very short time they did everything right and kurt’s death meant they didn’t get the chance to suck. Like a cricketer retiring after 20 tests with an average of 60.

the Foo Fighters ironically are a great example of what Nirvana never had the chance to do - the first two FF albums were utterly brilliant, the third was pretty good, the fourth was very good, and since then they’ve slowly but surely diluted further with each album
I like both Nirvana and FF and what you’ve said is exactly spot on. Foos have fallen away terribly.
 

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I like both Nirvana and FF and what you’ve said is exactly spot on. Foos have fallen away terribly.
I love the FF too, I love Dave Grohl and everything about him but it’s almost like he’s spread himself too thin - nirvana, FF, Them Crooked Vultures, Probot, QOTSA, relentless touring almost non stop for 30 years, learning and playing covers with guest artists, doing acoustic versions of hard rock songs on Howard Stern’s radio show - he just does not stop and I think his creativity on the last handful of albums has just dried up. It’s been a long time since he’s written a memorable song.
 

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True. OK Computer shits all over it.
DSOTM is overrated as hell in my opinion. There’s like two stand out songs max.

Pink Floyd fans will tell you it’s an ‘album album’ and has to be enjoyed as a whole, but the songs fall kind of flat when I isolated. As an entire piece of work I just don’t think it is that great - feels like a bunch of reprisals stacked on top of each other.

Us & Them and Time are great though.

Meddle and WYWH are far superior.
 

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They are good but nothing more, the comparisons of OK computer to Dark Side of the Moon are way off.

They were never that revolutionary and their experimental stuff wasn't as out there as their hardcore fans suggest.
I’m not a hardcore fan and I’d suggest their experimental stuff was incredibly out there. Any band who you can’t really define with a genre is a bit out there.
 

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DSOTM is overrated as hell in my opinion. There’s like two stand out songs max.

Pink Floyd fans will tell you it’s an ‘album album’ and has to be enjoyed as a whole, but the songs fall kind of flat when I isolated. As an entire piece of work I just don’t think it is that great - feels like a bunch of reprisals stacked on top of each other.

Us & Them and Time are great though.

Meddle and WYWH are far superior.
Yep, I never got into DSOTM as much as some of their others. Even prefer The Wall, a great album.
 

PhatBoy

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Post-Freakshow Silverchair.

More artistic and thoughtful doesn’t mean it sounds better.

Across The Night is one of the most pointlessly complex songs I’ve heard.

I don’t get it
 

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Post-Freakshow Silverchair.

More artistic and thoughtful doesn’t mean it sounds better.

Across The Night is one of the most pointlessly complex songs I’ve heard.

I don’t get it
How very dare you

Across The Night is like a Disney soundrack come to life.

Diorama is an absolute masterpiece
 

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It’s important to remember with Nirvana that they didn’t get the chance to be mediocre.
Bleach - first album, free hit, raw and pretty good.
Nevermind - needs no explaining.
In Utero - More polished but still very good
Unplugged - even before i actually became a proper nirvana fan I thought this was one of the most amazing unplugged albums of all time. Freakishly good
Muddy Banks - live album and critically acclaimed
Incesticide - B sides, had some excellent songs on it.

So realistically 3 studio albums, still enough leftover for a B sides album, and two iconic and contrasting live albums, all in 6-7 years. Had they been around as long as Pearl Jam I’m sure their strike rate would have dropped a bit and their quality diluted more. It was just that in a very short time they did everything right and kurt’s death meant they didn’t get the chance to suck. Like a cricketer retiring after 20 tests with an average of 60.

the Foo Fighters ironically are a great example of what Nirvana never had the chance to do - the first two FF albums were utterly brilliant, the third was pretty good, the fourth was very good, and since then they’ve slowly but surely diluted further with each album
Basically agree with your FF assessment, except that In Your Honour is overrated and Wasting Light has to be up there with the very best.

Your Nirvana is on point too
 

PhatBoy

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How very dare you

Across The Night is like a Disney soundrack come to life.

Diorama is an absolute masterpiece

The Greatest View was a fantastic song and when I heard it I thought ‘you beauty he’s found melody again.’

The rest of it I wasn’t thrilled with. My stomach also churns when I see him/the band performing with Paul ‘Yoko’ Mac
 

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The Greatest View was a fantastic song and when I heard it I thought ‘you beauty he’s found melody again.’

The rest of it I wasn’t thrilled with. My stomach also churns when I see him/the band performing with Paul ‘Yoko’ Mac
Interesting you should say that, as I would describe Diorama as their most sunshiny, melodic album. Neon Ballroom was actually pretty melodic too now I think about it, but a dark, brooding type of melodic.

I don't mind Pauly Mac haha
 

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