🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Editors

Hoping for some good copy…

Flying Lotus goes mid-table:

Leaderboard
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
A Tribe Called Quest 4.56
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Alice Coltrane 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
John Coltrane 4.37
Beastie Boys 4.36
Scott Walker 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
The Temptations 4.32
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Leonard Cohen 4.30
Pixies 4.30
Boards Of Canada 4.28
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Fugazi 4.21
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Johnny Cash 4.19
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Four Tet 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Minutemen 4.12
The Four Tops 4.12
Pavement 4.12
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Orbital 4.11
Dinosaur Jr. 4.11
Jason Molina 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
Nick Drake 4.10
The Stooges 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Yo La Tengo 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Slowdive 4.07
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Autechre 4.06
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Joanna Newsom 4.02
Mclusky 4.02
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
MF DOOM 4.01
My Bloody Valentine 4.01
The Knife 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
Sharon Van Etten 4.00
The Roots 4.00
New Order 3.99
Frightened Rabbit 3.97
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Wilco 3.97
Robyn 3.96
Low 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
Built To Spill 3.94
Sigur Rós 3.93
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Arab Strap 3.91
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Janelle Monáe 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
The Twilight Sad 3.88
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Future Of The Left 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Siouxsie & The Banshees 3.83
Guided By Voices 3.82
Underworld 3.82
At The Drive-In 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
Deerhunter 3.81
Fucked Up 3.80
Run-D.M.C. 3.78
Young Fathers 3.78
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Trail Of Dead 3.76
Hüsker Dü 3.74
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
Nine Inch Nails 3.70
The Walkmen 3.70
The Avalanches 3.69
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
M.I.A. 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Fiona Apple 3.66
Neutral Milk Hotel 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Solange 3.65
Cat Power 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Mercury Rev 3.63
Blur 3.61
The Magnetic Fields 3.61
N.W.A. 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
Hope Of The States 3.58
The Smiths 3.57
British Sea Power 3.56
Sunn O))) 3.55
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Mew 3.54
Flying Lotus 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Roxy Music 3.51
Mastodon 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Hold Steady 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Jimmy Eat World 3.49
Explosions In The Sky 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Teenage Fanclub 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Bon Iver 3.43
Idlewild 3.42
The Fall 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
Big Thief 3.39
The Postal Service 3.38
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
The Go! Team 3.36
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Dr. Dre 3.32
Leftfield 3.32
Sepultura 3.32
Hole 3.31
Squarepusher 3.31
Iggy Pop 3.31
The Decemberists 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Misfits 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Doves 3.26
Richard Hawley 3.25
Death Cab For Cutie 3.24
Laura Marling 3.24
James Brown 3.23
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
The Streets 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Pearl Jam 3.15
Motörhead 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Goldfrapp 3.14
Gorillaz 3.13
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
Nas 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
St. Vincent 3.09
Animal Collective 3.07
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
The Charlatans 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
HAIM 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Divine Comedy 3.04
Everything Everything 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
System Of A Down 3.02
Wolf Alice 3.01
AC/DC 3.00
Frank Zappa 3.00
The Bee Gees 2.99
Art Brut 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Grimes 2.96
Garbage 2.96
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
The Mars Volta 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Tool 2.88
The Coral 2.88
Paramore 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
James 2.78
Foals 2.76
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Alanis Morissette 2.75
Miley Cyrus 2.73
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Fatboy Slim 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Faithless 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
My Chemical Romance 2.54
Justin Timberlake 2.52
The Maccabees 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Meat Loaf 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Linkin Park 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Jamie T 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
IDLES 2.29
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
Katy Perry 2.18
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
Christina Aguilera 2.09
Paul Weller 2.09
The Offspring 2.08
Moby 2.06
Adele 2.05
Aerosmith 2.03
Korn 2.03
Drake 2.02
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Fall Out Boy 1.96
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Eagles 1.86
McFly 1.85
Limp Bizkit 1.82
The Spice Girls 1.81
Take That 1.76
Stereophonics 1.74
Busted 1.74
KISS 1.73
Morrissey 1.69
Kasabian 1.57
Ed Sheeran 1.29

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  • The Back Room
  • An End Has A Start
  • In This Light And On This Evening
  • The Weight Of Your Love
  • In Dream
  • Violence

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  • Bullets
  • Munich
  • Blood
  • All Sparks
  • Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors
  • An End Has A Start
  • The Racing Rats
  • Push Your Head Towards The Air
  • Bones
  • Papillon
  • You Don’t Know Love
  • Last Day
  • Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool
  • No Sound But The Wind
  • A Ton Of Love
  • Formaldehyde
  • Honesty
  • Sugar
  • What Is This Thing Called Love
  • No Harm
  • Marching Orders
  • Life Is A Fear
  • Ocean Of Night
  • Forgiveness
  • All The Kings
  • Magazine
  • Hallelujah (So Low)
  • Darkness At The Door
  • Cold
  • Barricades
  • Frankenstein
  • Black Gold
  • Upside Down

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That sure is a lot of songs that don’t exist.

Always hated them - 1

The first album is good, they’ve some great songs over their career and brilliant live.

3 I guess.

2 Likes

The first album is best overall, but every so often get obsessed with Racing Rats and have to play it over and over. So put that as my favourite song. A sprinkling of great songs over the next few albums.

Probably somewhere between a 3 and a 4.

Saw them for £2 at a student night before the first album came out, saw them again at Rescue Rooms a bit later on and it was very good.

Don’t know how they don’t get jcb’d into the pile of landfill indie of the era. 1

5 Likes

Massive in mainland Europe aren’t they?

1st band I ever saw at Glastonbury. 1st album was alright and there were bits of the 2nd I like. I just don’t care that much probably same as Bloc Party 2/5.

1 for the music but 5 for coming on here and engaging etc so a 3

Not heard enough of their stuff to vote. “Munich” is decent and they were good live at The Cure gig in Hyde Park a few years back. Remember hearing the “You don’t need this disease” song and thinking his voice didn’t compensate for the shite lyrics.

Oh shit. They still got an account

2 Likes

I enjoyed the first album a fair bit when it came out, but I soured on them after seeing them a couple of times. The first time I saw them, the frontman (Tom?) had some trouble with his guitar during a song. He fiddled with it a bit, before pulling it off and angrily throwing it to the ground to continue the song without it. Fair enough, I thought, heat of the moment, big gig, no wonder he’s worked up. Fast forward six months or so and I’m watching them again, and would you believe it, exactly the same problem reoccurred at exactly the same point in exactly the same song! What are the odds? I went right off them after that, it all felt very cynical (and tbh I was probably annoyed at myself for being taken in). Did give the second album a listen w, and it was okay but unexceptional. Didn’t like the third at all, and haven’t listened to anything since.

2 Likes

They have four albums more than I realised. 3 - good stuff about 15 years ago and I assume they’ve been ok since…

You know, live they’re a great band. Saw them supporting the cure. Did 45 minutes and fucked off. Great set, they put on a brilliant show too.

Outside of some dreadful lyrics they’ve got some bangers across their first couple albums too. Lot of shite since then of course.

3/5

Some good stuff on the the first album, Blood especially. Loved it at the time (before I discovered Interpol) and regret not going to see them touring it in Derry, but I think I’d only heard Bullets at the time of that show.

Brother bought the second album which I found a bit boring aside from the title track. Disappointing.

Other brother bought the third album which I’ve only heard properly once or twice but thought it was interesting that they went a bit New Order. Really liked Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool but don’t remember much else.

Then I think the guitarist who was always the most interesting thing about them left? Only track I remember hearing by the new lineup was A Ton Of Love which was very Echo & the Bunnymen and was ‘fine’ I guess.

New guitarist is also in Mastersystem though who I like a lot so maybe I should try some more?

Probably won’t.

Proper partridge shrug about them. 2/5

4 Likes

Always try to watch a couple of posted videos when it’s an artist I’ve never heard a thing by so will do that. But yep abstain. Also abstained from Flying Lotus btw.

That is a hilariously bad picture of the band

Was surprised to find out Blanck Mass had done work with them, not just a remix record but also helping produce their last record:

Might actually have to listen to that one. No real opinion about them otherwise.

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They play the largest venue in the city when they come to Amsterdam - 15,000 people. Wembley size.

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