🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Jeff Buckley

Good morning! It’s Sunday, so it’s HGATR time!

Basement Jaxx are officially better than Oasis, pass it on.

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Otis Redding 4.34
David Bowie 4.31
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Prince 4.11
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Blondie 3.73
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Blur 3.61
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Madonna 3.4
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
Jay-Z 3.14
The Rolling Stones 3.09
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Girls Aloud 2.93
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.6
Blink-182 2.21

So lets look at Jeff Buckley today

What do we reckon?

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Never got him. Tried a few times but it’s either just too balladic for me or it’s impressive musically but with duff lyrics. 1 from me. Sorry.

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Theo it won’t let me post the song poll, keeps saying “poll must have different options” any ideas?

I do not care about him one jot, abstaining. Have fun everyone!

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Can tell @spinmaster is itching to close the poll now for japes

Oh you’ve changed your name again.

More name changes than a posthumous Jeff Buckley release list :wink:

I’m afraid I’m not sure of this error. can you post the list you’re using here?

Best song (taken from Grace and Sketches…)

  • Mojo Pin
  • Grace
  • Last Goodbye
  • Lilac Wine
  • So Real
  • Hallelujah
  • Lover, You Should’ve Come Over
  • Corpus Christi Carol
  • Eternal Life
  • Dream Brother
  • Forget Her
  • The Sky Is a Landfill
  • Everybody Here Wants You
  • Opened Once
  • Yard Of Blonde Girls
  • Witches’ Rave
  • Morning Theft
  • Vancouver
  • You & I
  • Nightmares By The Sea
  • New Year’s Prayer
  • Haven’t You Heard
  • I Know We Could Be So Happy Baby (If We Wanted To Be)
  • Murder Suicide Meteor Slave
  • Back In N.Y.C.
  • Gunshot Glitter
  • Demon John
  • Your Flesh Is So Nice
  • Jewel Box
  • Satisfied Mind

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Done it now, had the same option twice.

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Not a fan/5

3 Likes

Rare instance of the error actually being correct. I wish our dev team could always make software like that… (Of course I might be out of a job if they did.)

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It’s a 1 from me. The musical equivalent of a man wanking in front of the mirror.

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Too technically good for me to really connect emotionally - I prefer my singers to be a little cracked, but he was meant to be terrific live.

Can totally see why some folk might not be into it and I need to be in the mood, otherwise his warbling can grate, but in the right moment some of his songs are grand. Think a 3.5 is about right.

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Definitely prefer the Leonard Cohen cover of Hallelujah too.

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Grace (and Mystery White Boy and Live At Olympic) is amazing. Was really really into him in my late teens.

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I have tried many times over the years to like Grace, but I bounce off it every single time. I don’t like his voice (recognise that it’s technically good, but it just doesn’t do it for me), and the music is bland 90s corporate alternarock. Honestly an artist where I just don’t get what the fuss is about.

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His dad was better by far.

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His good songs are incredible but his not so good songs can be a bit annoying. Gone for 3.5 rounded up to 4 cos his highs are very high

A musical mind to just kind of gawp at

A beautiful voice

Took the good bits of several bands and put them together while also fascinated with non-western music ideas.

Just wonderful tbh

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there’s some proper amazing guitar and drum bits on Grace which still give me goosebumps

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