Favorite 4AD Album (Ivo Era)


#1

Many greats to choose from. My selection:

This Mortal Coil - Filigree & Shadow (1986)


#2

Will have to go with Surfer Rosa.


#3

Heaven Or Las Vegas


#4

oh god

favourite label ever, especially 80’s/early 90’s

either
Red House Painters- Down Colourful Hill
or
His Name Is Alive- Mouth by Mouth

HNIA are criminally underrated. Should be as revered as the Cocteau Twins.


#5

Maybe not my favourite-favourite but this thread reminded me that I discovered the album Euphoria by Insides which was released in 1993 via our 4AD week and I really need to spend some more time with it http://drownedinsound.com/lists/4ad-week


#6

#7

Red House Painters, indeed. I find Autumn to be the perfect time of year to revisit their first 4 albums, and dusk to be the perfect time of day.


#8

This seems to be pretty good! Will check it out properly tomorrow!


#9

First thought is Treasure, but so many favourites. This is a great unofficial website, 1988 was incredible. http://4ad20.themysteryparade.com/4ad--the-first-twenty-years--1988.html


#10

so many amazing releases - such a gutsy label I think

those early Birthday Party releases are particular special to me, as are Pixies releases

a personal favourite would be Underground Lovers - Leave Me Blind


#11

Yep, Undergroung Lovers – Leaves Me Blind (though strictly speaking is 4AD sub-label Guernica)

Also: Doolittle for obvious pick, and Tarnation’s Gentle Creatures for super obscure pick.


#12

this was on 4AD?! had no idea. always associated it with Too Pure.


#13

True - it was a Guernica release - but i think they can be counted as a 4AD release technically

Plus 4AD has them on their history discog list


#14

Hey, I’m not complaining; just flaunting my indie knowledge.


#15
  1. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
  2. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
  3. This Mortal Coil - Filigree and Shadow

#16

TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain :cookie::mountain:


#17

Ah, came to post this. What an album!


#18

Throwing Muses - Throwing Muses


#19

Post Ivo years, but slso post the barren GusGus/Cuba years when 4AD got its shit back together and you could imagine Ivo would approve!


#20

Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona (is that 4AD?)

If not, Doolittle.