🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 James

Can’t wait till Tomorrow…

Minutemen hit the Top 40:

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
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
Minutemen 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
Jason Molina 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
Slowdive 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
The Roots 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Wilco 3.97
Frightened Rabbit 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
Built To Spill 3.94
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
Sigur Rós 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Arab Strap 3.91
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
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 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
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
British Sea Power 3.56
Sunn O))) 3.55
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Coral 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
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
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
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
The Offspring 2.08
Moby 2.06
Adele 2.05
Aerosmith 2.03
Drake 2.02
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Eagles 1.86
Limp Bizkit 1.82
The Spice Girls 1.81
Take That 1.76
Stereophonics 1.74
KISS 1.73
Kasabian 1.57
Ed Sheeran 1.29

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  • Stutter
  • Strip-mine
  • Gold Mother
  • Seven
  • Laid
  • Wah Wah
  • Whiplash
  • Millionaires
  • Pleased To Meet You
  • Hey Ma
  • The Night Before
  • The Morning After
  • La Petite Mort
  • Girl At The End Of The World
  • Living In Extraordinary Times
  • All The Colours Of You

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Does @Severed799 see that as validation of his claims or was he over-egging it? (Feels the latter to me, I’m afraid)

From the ‘Fresh As A Daisy’ compilation:

  • Ring The Bells
  • Sometimes
  • How Was It For You
  • Come Home
  • Destiny Calling
  • Laid
  • Born Of Frustration
  • Chameleon
  • I Know What I’m Here For
  • Seven
  • Just Like Fred Astaire
  • Waltzing Along
  • Say Something
  • Who Are You?
  • Lose Control
  • Sound
  • Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)
  • Tomorrow
  • She’s A Star
  • Sit Down

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I don’t know them well at all, but they’re more than the third rate britpop band I’d always assumed they were

It’s a 1 from me I’m afraid. Never really enjoyed them, they always felt like a very laddish band who appealed to a side of Indie fans I didn’t really get into.

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Really? Never got that vibe from them at all.

They were massive when I first got into music/indie and whilst they’ve definitely got a handful of good songs I never really understood why. Always just a bit bland for me.

2 I think. Will listen to them today and see if anything clicks.

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I guess I mean more that the guys I knew who loved them seemed laddish as I don’t really know them at all as people etc.

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It’s a 5. Underrated band with the most joyous singles collections and heaps and heaps of hidden gems among album tracklists.

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5/5 for these two songs alone:

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We should do a How Good Is It Really for names. James would be a 4 I think

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Up the toffees!

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It’s a 3 from me, anyway.

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I’ve gone for a 3. Their “best of” was one of those CD’s it felt like almost every person had in the late 90’s.

The laddy thing mentioned up there feels weird too as I think Tim Booth is a devout christian and loads of his lyrics are about God.

This is a banger

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What James songs should I listen to if all I’ve heard is Sit Down and it makes me want to push sharp pencils in to my ear drums?

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Terrible band, and are not “great live” despite what my friends say.

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I got into them about 1990. Just as Gold Mother was released (the version without Sit Down). They came from a folky/indie kind of start, with periods supporting the Smiths if I remember. Loved every album, and each one had a different vibe.

This is from Stutter.

Saw them at Manchester G-Mex about 6 months before Sit Down came out (again as it was a rerelease) and was huge. I had seen them in Hull a while before that.

I haven’t really listened to much after that as I lost interest, but they are a 5 for me, for how much they meant when I was 15/16.

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More like ‘shit down’

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One of my all time favourite bands. One of the few bands that me and the missus bond over. A band that I have seen live countless times. A band that, whilst past their very best, continue to release interesting and entertaining music.

They seem to find those anthemic choruses with ease and that makes them one of the all time greatest stadium rock bands in my eyes. They’re not cool, but I don’t think they’ve ever strived to be.

This from their latest album is simply joyous.

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Try the two I posted above!