owns. Great choices of trad songs, great arrs, "Reynardine" especially just doesn't sound like anything else. "Crazy Man Michael" is brutally depressing.
most of everything else could be in any order.
Kate Bush-The Dreaming
There's some songs that don't quite work and i could do without the Aussie accent but it's a really cool album that feels like it's entirely within her head. Which means fewer of the big pop moments that you get on Hounds of Love but it really stands apart.
Echo & The Bunnymen-Ocean Rain
Solid album, not sure if I agree with McCullough that "The Killing Moon" is the best song ever written but it's good.
The Feelies-Crazy Rhythms
Consistently enjoyable though hard to get really excited about. Liked when one of the songs turned up in Carlos.
Neil Young-Tonight’s the Night
Not one I listen to a ton but "Tired Eyes" and "Albuquerque" destroy me every time.
Don't know this too well tbh, I basically like it but as with most Nirvana I don't connect with it too strongly.
Simon & Garfunkel-Bookends
I like how the first 10 seconds sound like the 80s. Has some classics, has some boring stuff, "Save the Life of My Child" is really cool even after the intro - first band to sample themselves?
It's good I guess.
Death Grips-The Money Store
maybe I'm a rockist but I liked Ex-Military better, preferred the unhinged ranting over classic riffs vs electronics. Still has some great moments, there's just a lot on here I can't call to mind immediately.
Vampire Weekend-Modern Vampires of the City
don't get the hype, "Hannah Hunt" and the opener were very good, rest of it ranges from decent to mediocre/annoying, Contra was way better.