🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Grandaddy

Now it’s on…

Cocteau Twins do ok but let’s forget the last part of that thread ever happened shall we

Leaderboard
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
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
Tom Waits 4.20
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Elliott Smith 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
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
The Knife 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Underworld 3.82
The Kinks 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
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 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
Daft Punk 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Idlewild 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
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
Hole 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
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
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
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
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
Shower Cans 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
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
Ariana Grande 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
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
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
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
No Doubt 2.10
Adele 2.05
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

Today then:

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  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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  • Under The Western Freeway
  • The Sophtware Slump
  • Sumday
  • Just Like The Fambly Cat
  • Last Place

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  • Could This Be Love
  • Taster
  • Everything Beautiful Is Far Away
  • Laughing Stock
  • Summer Here Kids
  • A.M. 180
  • The Crystal Lake
  • Hewlett’s Daughter
  • He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s The Pilot
  • Now It’s On
  • El Caminos In The West
  • I’m On Standby
  • Nature Anthem
  • Elevate Myself
  • Way We Won’t
  • RIP Coyote Condo #5

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I’m leaving this thread now cos I hate the thought of reading people being horrible about Grandaddy lol

5

20 Likes

Not my thing overall, but like bits and pieces off Sumday

1 Like

Almost chose them for my pick when I had the HGATR reigns

I love them so fucking much

17 Likes

I’ve said this before, but I’ve always wanted an ice cream van that plays AM180 as its jingle.

5/5

23 Likes

Software slump came at the right time in my life and really made a huge impact.

Like pretty much everything they do

5

6 Likes

The Sophtware Slump is an all timer. So, so good. Miner At The Dial-A-View is incredible

Realy like the last album as well.

Good band, totally great at times.

Heard they were dicks to Hope of the States when they played together which surprised me

4

1 Like

Easy 5.

All the albums are great.

A rare band where the love I have for the music seems to continue to grow.

2 Likes

Big 5s.

Everything Beautiful is Far Away is one of my fave songs of all time, love the strange snythy breakdowns in the choruses. Sophtware Slump is still a perfectly flowing album, and ends on such an amazingly melancholy note. Getting to see Jason Lytle play a load of these songs solo on piano whenever that was in the past was an absolute delight. Love them ladz.

3 Likes

In all seriousness - they’re one of those bands that I’m giving 5/5 for, because of one absolutely outstanding album. The Sophtware Slump is exceptional - witty, moving, works brilliantly as a whole, almost like a classical music piece with different movements. Means quite a lot on a personal level.

I’ve never loved the same albums in the same way, but still, it’s a clear 5.

6 Likes

4/5. Like them, but they’re not top tier really are they.

5 Likes

Abstain. Never got them but never really gave them a proper listen.

You know, despite loving Sophtware Slump and Simple/Dumb/Pilot being a good contender for a top-20-of-all-time spot, I’ve never explored further. Not sure why that is.

Got to go to B&Q to get wall brackets later (I am the king of rock and roll) so will stick on some more Daddy en route.

Sophtware Slump and Sumday are both so good it’s probably a 5. Like everything else but not to quite the same extent

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Only listened to SS because of how acclaimed it is. One of those classics that just left me cold though. Maybe should give it another shot, but meh

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This is something to look forward to next month:

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I like The Sophtware Slump, not really tried with anything else though (AM180 I liked initially and then found annoying).

That said, I don’t like TSS enough to give them a 4 overall if that’s the only album of theirs I get on with.

Also the only good lyric video, so they’ve got that going for them

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