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Favourite song: "Fables of Faubus"
Favourite moment: Lots of 'em. The very last chord of "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", for one.
Favourite song: "Moanin'"
Favourite moment: The absolutely tiny moment at 3:28 in "E's Flat Ah's Flat Too" when the saxophone solo begins.
Favourite song: N/A (it's only one song)
Favourite moment: The last fifteen minutes or so. It suddenly quiets down to only the two bassists and drummers soloing in an AWESOMELY weird sounding manner with the horns making sudden furious attacks on the listener. Oh, and the drum solo. THE DAMN DRUM SOLO. Simple brilliance. One of the coolest album closings EVER.
Favourite song: "Spiritual"
Favourite moment: n/a at the moment
Favourite song: "Solo Dancer (Stop! Look! And Listen, Sinner Jim Whitney!)"
Favourite moment: The above track from about 4:12 onwards. Every instrument is perfectly arranged there but especially Mingus' mad BASS.
Favourite song: "It Ain't Me, Babe"
Ah, my friends from the prison, they ask unto me,
"How good, how good does it feel to be free?"
And I answer them most mysteriously,
"Are birds free from the chains of the skyway?"
Favourite song: "Psalm"
Favourite moment: The percussion throughout "Psalm" and the otherworldly feeling in it. Like God actually WAS connected with Coltrane on the album.
Favourite song: "God Only Knows"
Favourite moment: The coda of "God Only Knows" is just breath-taking, as well as the massive vocal harmonies on "You Still Believe in Me".
Favourite song: "Teachers"
Favourite moment: Those ringing bells in "Sisters of Mercy"
Favourite song: "Sweet Thing"
Favourite moment: That "YOUBREATHEIN-YOUBREATHEOUT" thing on "Beside You".
Favourite song: "When Big Joan Sets Up"
Favourite moment: Well this is a 28-track album full of crazy, mostly short songs and passing moments so it's impossible to pick one. Let's say the insane wtf drum solo of "Sugar 'N Spikes" for example.
Favourite song: "Fun House"
Favourite moment: Any of those Iggy Pop's intense screams. Like the one at the beginning of "T.V. Eye" or the "IFEELALRIGHT!" thing going on in "1970" or the entire title track. Also, the madness unleashed in "L.A. Blues".
Favourite song: "Famous Blue Raincoat"
Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good so I never tried
it's fucking bitter, man
Favourite song: "Nine Out of Ten"
Favourite moment: Whenever he gets so emotional he bursts singing in his mother tongue.
Favourite song: "Easy Money"
Favourite moment: The way the main theme comes back in "Easy Money" or the way the band goes crazy in "Larks Tongues in Aspic (Part One)".
Favourite song: "Starless"
Favourite moment: The heavenly guitar melody of "Starless" and everything that comes after the one note solo of Robert Fripp on that track. Sublime.
Favourite song: "Dixie"
Favourite moment: The reprise of the theme melody of "Histoires sans paroles".
Favourite song: "Another Star"
Favourite moment: The "doo-doo-doo" part in "I Wish" makes me jump like an idiot.
Favourite song: "Marquee Moon"
Favourite moment: Everything they do with guitars on the title track and "Friction".
Favourite song: "Damaged Goods"
Favourite moment: When "I Found That Essence Rare" or "Contract" kicks off. Mad grooves!
Favourite song: "Once in a Lifetime"
Favourite moment: The bleeping solo on whatever instrument on "Born Under Punches".
or "MY GOD, WHAT HAVE I DONE?!"
Favourite song: "Computer Love"
Favourite moment: The last few minutes of the said track. The closest Kraftwerk ever came to sounding human. One of the most romantic songs ever written.
1982 (recorded in 1981, I gather)
Favourite moment: The first Aria.
Favourite song: "Shore Leave"
Favourite moment: The verses of "In the Neighborhood" are pure gold. Also the banging percussion on "16 Shells...".
26. Tabula Rasa
- Arvo Pärt,Dennis Russell Davies,Keith Jarrett,Gidon Kremer,Stuttgart State Orchestra,Tatiana Grinden
1984 (I think it was originally released then)
Favourite song: "Fratres (for violin and piano)"
Favourite moment: The tension of the magnificent piano chords on "Fratres" and the VIOLIN CLIMAX.
Favourite song: "Tango Till They're Sore"
Favourite moment: FULL of them. From the banging sounds of "Big Black Mariah" to the barking vocals of "Singapore", the heavenly accordion intro of the title track and the salvation army band fading out on the last track.
Favourite song: "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out"
Favourite moment: The strings on that song, the coda of "The Boy With the Thorn in His Side", etc.
Favourite song: "Beautiful Child"
Favourite moment: The crazy, evil trumpets apparently played by Satan on "Like a Drug".
Favourite song: "I Believe in You"
Favourite moment: The harmonica on "The Rainbow" or the percussion of "Desire" or the divine choir type of thing in "I Believe in You"
Favourite song: "Rockin' Back Inside My Heart"
Favourite moment: The saxophone solo on the said track - such a brief, beautiful and clumsy little moment.
Favourite song: "Mote"
Favourite moment: "Mote" evolving into that noise section that lasts for minutes. The awesome guitar work on "Disappearer".
Favourite song: "Scenario"
Favourite moment: Busta Rhymes tearing EVERYTHING up in his verse. " RRRAOWW RRAOWW LIKE A DUNGEON DRAGON!!"
Also, the snare on "Jazz (We've Got)"
Favourite song: "That Feel"
Favourite moment: The "drunken emperor Nero" vocals on "In the Colosseum", the cool lyrics to "Black Wings", the desperation of "I Don't Wanna Grow Up", the apocalyptic feel on "Earth Dies Screaming"... could pick anything.
Favourite song: "Bring da Ruckus"
Favourite moment: Oh boy, I could make a list of the best moments on the Wu-Tang debut. Let's say the verses of Inspectah Deck and GZA on "Bring da Ruckus"
Favourite song: "Juicy"
Favourite moment: One of the most badass moments in hip-hop history:
There's gonna be a lot of slow singin, and flower bringin
if my burglar alarm starts ringin'
Off the magnificent "Warning".
Favourite song: "Sivulla jatkuu"
Favourite moment: The genious melody of the chorus of "Sivulla jatkuu". How melancholy can a song about brushing your teeth sound?
Favourite song: "Girl/Boy Song"
Favourite moment: The 'drum solos' of the said track, or the gorgeous 'chorus' of "Fingerbib".
Favourite song: "Let Down"
Favourite moment: " One day I am going to grow wings" is such a heartbreaking line.
Favourite song: "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"
Favourite moment: And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see
Favourite song: "Suvannossa ylpeä ilme"
Favourite moment: I love how the story comes together on the last track. The playful mood occasionally present on the album gradually turning into pure MOURN is just amazing. The best Finnish song ever.
No one has talked to me in years
Favourite song: "Antennas to Heaven"
Favourite moment: The priest speech on "Static" or the very last minutes of "Antennas to Heaven" or the beginning of "Storm" or the climax of "Sleep" or
Favourite song: "Reflection"
Favourite moment: The reprise of the "Disposition" guitar melody on "Reflection".
Favourite song: "Jesus, etc."
Favourite moment: When the strings come in on the second verse of the aforementioned song.
Favourite song: "The Sun"
Favourite moment: This album is basically a continuous favourite moment but I'll just mention the 'scary trumpets' on "The Sun".
Favourite song: "Bridges"
Favourite moment: The holyshit-heavyasfuck drone guitars which catch you totally off guard on "Bridges"
Favourite song: "The Gates"
Favourite moment: Tonedeff's delivery on "The Gates".
Favourite song: "Monkey & Bear"
Favourite moment: FULL of absolutely fantastic pieces of lyrics. For example:
though my wrists and my waist seemed so easy to break
still, my dear, I would have walked you to the very edge of the water
and they will recognise all the lines of your face
in the face of the daughter of the daughter of my daughter
Favourite song: "Etched Headplate"
Favourite moment: The ending of "Shell of Light" :´O
Favourite song: "The Rip"
Favourite moment: The agonized vocals of Beth Gibbons near the end of "Threads", holy shit.
And I gotta say: I love it how they were able to craft their best record after a break of 11 years, yet with such a brave change of sound. One of the best comebacks ever.