🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Fucked Up

Let’s see if this one comes to life…

Solange does ok:

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
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
The Temptations 4.32
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Boards Of Canada 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Fugazi 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
Pavement 4.12
The Four Tops 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Orbital 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
The Stooges 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Yo La Tengo 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Joanna Newsom 4.02
Mclusky 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
The Knife 4.01
My Bloody Valentine 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
Sharon Van Etten 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Wilco 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Janelle Monáe 3.89
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Future Of The Left 3.84
Siouxsie & The Banshees 3.83
Underworld 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
At The Drive-In 3.82
Guided By Voices 3.82
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
Nine Inch Nails 3.70
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
M.I.A. 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Solange 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
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Roxy Music 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Jimmy Eat World 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
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Dr. Dre 3.32
Hole 3.31
Squarepusher 3.31
Iggy Pop 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 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
Death Cab For Cutie 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
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
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
The Charlatans 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Divine Comedy 3.04
Everything Everything 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
AC/DC 3.00
The Bee Gees 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
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
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Miley Cyrus 2.73
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 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
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Meat Loaf 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 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
The Offspring 2.08
Moby 2.06
Adele 2.05
Aerosmith 2.03
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74
Kasabian 1.57
Ed Sheeran 1.29

And we move on;

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0 voters

Only albums today cause their singles/7" list is ridiculous:

  • Hidden World
  • The Chemistry Of Common Life
  • David Comes To Life
  • Glass Boys
  • Dose Your Dreams

0 voters

One of the best live bands I’ve ever seen.

12 Likes

Saw them on the John Peel stage at Glastonbury about 12 years ago and they were outstanding, despite their style of music being very much not my thing. Never heard a note of their recorded output. They can have a 5, it’s a nice memory.

2 Likes

Yesssssssssssssssss!
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

A band I am always in the mood for. Love them.
They have cheered me up so many times during this pandemic.

Difficult to choose a favourite album. Went for Chemistry but could easily have gone for Dose, David or Hidden World on another day.
Hopefully we can poll the EPs later.

Also Sandy Miranda is the best bassist in the world just in case you were unaware.

4 Likes

I don’t get it. I’ve tried, but I don’t get it.

8 Likes

Stick em on the pile of bands that should be my thing but leave me cold.

3 Likes

Going to go in two footed with this one to kick us off: to me they sound like a band with great vision and ambition but they can’t pull it off because they’re ultimately a very average punk band.

1 Like

Far too early for a take this absurd.

16 Likes

I enjoy them in moderation but most of their songs and albums that I’ve heard seem to go on much longer than they really should. I’d probably have more time for them if they wrote shorter, punchier songs but for the most part they take 3 minutes of ideas and drag them out to six or seven minutes for a 13 song album, which tends to wear a bit thin.

They’re cracking live though (saw them as a 9 piece and it was dead good). Probably a 3.

Think this is the first hgatr where I have genuinely never heard of the band.

Probably means they are some sort of 00s emo/ska/post-punk pop band.

Or maybe not.

2 Likes

Obvious 5

The best punk band of the last 20 years.

Can’t really articulate why, but I absolutely love them. One of those bands who I will go and see every time they’re touring.

4 Likes

Just wish his voice was as interesting as the music. It’s obviously very good as a screamy hardcore voice, but I tend to find screamy hardcore voices get pretty tiring after 10-15 minutes or so. If hardcore was my thing, they would absolutely be my thing, but it isn’t so… 3?

It’s a 5 from me. Genuinely exciting and innovative, whilst being a fucking brilliant group of musicians. Never seen them live but I want to please.

3 Likes

Proper weird band for me like Deerhunter and Thee Oh Sees in that I don’t think I have ever sat down and listened to a record by them but, at every opportunity I have seen them live and they have blown the roof off everytime. So 5

Have you listened to Dose Your Dreams yet? Damian was quite busy during its recording apparently so is less of a constant presence.

This a good example of its judicious deployment :nerd_face::nerd_face:

2 Likes

Wish @Kallgeese was here for this.

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It’s like if you asked Black Flag to cover an entire Pink Floyd or Yes or Genesis album or something.

i love them. proper sense of fun and playfulness about them which made them kind of a gateway act for heavier music for me

david and dose your dreams are both masterpieces, can’t decide between them

7 Likes

The Other Shoe is a massive choon.

A lot of it leaves me cold.

2 or 3 out of five.

1 Like