🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Mclusky/Future Of The Left

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NWA and Dre go 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
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
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
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
The Knife 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
Sharon Van Etten 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 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
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 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
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
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
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
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
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
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
AC/DC 3.00
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
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
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
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

And double bills week rumbles on:

MCLUSKY

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FUTURE OF THE LEFT

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MCLUSKY ALBUMS

  • My Pain And Sadness Is More Sad And Painful Than Yours
  • Mclusky Do Dallas
  • The Difference Between Me And You Is That I’m Not On Fire

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MCLUSKY SINGLES

  • Huwuno
  • Joy
  • Rice Is Nice
  • Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues
  • To Hell With Good Intentions
  • Alan Is A Cowboy Killer
  • There Ain’t No Fool In Ferguson
  • 1956 And All That
  • Undress For Success
  • That Man Will Not Hang
  • She Will Only Bring You Happiness

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FOTL ALBUMS

  • Curses
  • Travels With Myself And Another
  • The Plot Against Common Sense
  • How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident
  • The Peace & Truce Of Future Of The Left

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FOTL SINGLES

  • Fingers Become Thumbs
  • adeadenemyalwayssmellsgood
  • Small Bones Small Bodies
  • Manchasm
  • The Hope That House Built
  • Arming Eritrea
  • Stand By Your Manatee
  • Failed Olympic Bid
  • Sheena Is A T-Shirt Salesman
  • I Am The Least Of Your Problems
  • Things To Say To Friendly Policemen
  • French Lessons
  • The Limits Of Battleships

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COME ON, DIS!

THEY’RE BOTH A FIVE!

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I won’t vote, but I have always found this forum’s obsession with them perplexing.

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4 for McLusky, they have some amazing songs but for some reason I can’t stand FotL. They just bore me. I’ve never managed to get through one of their albums.
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The latter FotL albums became a bit ‘Falco doing his schtick for me’ but they’re still a lot of the fun and Curses/Travels are still superb.

He’s a fucking funny guy though. Me and my mate still reference some of his put downs during live sets:

“I see Games Workshop kicked out early tonight” in response to some overly enthusiastic teenagers

“Fucking Michael Owen, what a c**t. I hope he only dreams in Lego”

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Two 5s

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Sorry for the annoying humblebrag, but I was lucky enough to work on The Peace and Truce* and got to speak with Falco and Julia a fair bit as part of it. Just want to state for the record that they are both really lovely human beings

My fav record is probably How To Stop Your Brain, these 3 songs are perfection

*This was when I worked as a campaign manager at [redacted crowdfunding platform]. At the same time as working on this I was also working on this campaign which was a fun juxtaposition

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Easiest double 5 going

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4 and 5. Both could be 5s but i like FOTL a bit more. I find them a bit more interesting and diverse

Can do no wrong, for me.

Lovely people, to boot. (carefully placed comma there)

Oh, and:

Do dallas
She will only bring you happines
how to stop your brain
Stand by your manatee (what a fun song)

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4 for Mclusky. Think they’re pretty great, but not quite all timers. Don’t listen to them much now, but enjoy chucking Dallas on every now and again.

3 for FotL I guess. Some good stuff, but never quite hit me in the same way. Dunno why really. maybe a bit of Falco fatigue.

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I have nothing I can say about either of these bands. Think I saw FOTL supporting Carter USM once. The songs I have heard on the Music League playlists have been fine but never inspired me to want to listen further.

Abstain

I find the wackiness forced and annoying.

That ‘Colin is a pussy’ song is Bloodhound Gang levels of humour but cause its FOTL it gets a pass

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two bands i checked out years ago because of the huge outpouring of love on DiS. both did nothing for me, well i preferred mclusky a bit.
As said that was many years ago, bout time i went back and gave them both a spin again.

Mclusky have lots of good tunes but the “grumpy yet verbose English fella” shtick does not travel well at all lol

4 for Mclusky
2 for FOTL

I like them, Mclusky more than FOTL, but I don’t love them. Falco has a better way with words than he does a tune.

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two 4s for me. love the stuff i love, but FOTL especially just have too many albums that i’ve never managed to get into.

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Mclusky* was one of the last gigs I went to before lockdown, was actually quite disappointing (although I later found out Falco was properly ill at the time) but it was still good to hear those songs live. Think Do Dallas is pretty much perfect, there’s not a second of wasted space on it. I like the other two albums but Do Dallas is worth a 5 all by itself.

Never summoned the energy to listen to FotL so will abstain.

2 big 5s

thanks

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