🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Squarepusher

Back to bassics…

The Offspring scrape over the 2 mark:

Leaderboard
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
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
Nick Drake 4.10
De La Soul 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
The Charlatans 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
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
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
The Offspring 2.08
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

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0 voters

Just albums today

  • Feed Me Weird Things
  • Hard Normal Daddy
  • Burningn’n Tree
  • Buzz Caner
  • Music Is Rotted One Note
  • Selection Sixteen
  • Go Plastic
  • Do You Know Squarepusher
  • Ultravisitor
  • Hello Everything
  • Just A Souvenir
  • Solo Electric Bass 1
  • Shobaleader One: d’Demonstrator
  • Ufabulum
  • Damogen Furies
  • Elektrac
  • All Night Chroma
  • Be Up A Hello

0 voters

Who?

4 Likes

Tough one for me. Sits in that awkward category of doing a lot of things that I respect and admire, but that I don’t usually want to actually listen to.

19 Likes

The IDM Offspring

4 Likes

Red Hot Car is a choon. A lot of what I’ve heard is shite though.

Where should I go next?

1 Like

Bit of a blind spot for me actually given I know lots of his label mates stuff well - look forward to some recommendations from this thread…

Remember the first time I saw Come On My Selector, my brother and I were around an older friends house for their birthday (think I was about 13 or so). Someone had bought him a DVD of Chris Cunningham videos and they’d stuck it on for us to watch (I know, great party right).

The videos blew our tiny little minds. Had no idea what to make of them. Anyway the Come On My Selector video stood out because of the girl and dog beating up the security guards and all the funny noises.

His record last year was proper, proper good. Also this is a fun video

Very talented dude. Wish I could play the bassline to this as fast as he does

5 Likes

4/5

I’ve really enjoyed everything of his I’ve listened to, but just don’t go to listen to him as much as I should (or should do for a 5)

1 Like

Really great at his best, which hasn’t been all thst often enough. A 4 for me, kept from greatness by a career stuffed with filler.

A couple of gems from both ends of his career to date

1996

2020

3 Likes

Probably a 3. Should be more or my sort of thing but I reach for Aphex Twin or Venetian Snares more often when I want this fix.

Really like what I’ve heard, Music Is Rotted One Note in particular - reminds me of 70s Miles Davis, but don’t really know much of anything at all outside of some of his 90s work. As others have said, he’s clearly a very talented dude. Going to try and give him a proper run through before voting.

The odd track is absolutely superb

I’ve found a whole album of his stuff a little hard going at times. One of those underground artists with quite a large influence though, I think and a brilliant musician (which is not always the case with electronic artists). 3.

1 Like

:person_shrugging:

Probably abstaining tbh. Don’t know enough to score

1 Like

I love Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada and Autechre from the era where Squarepusher comes from. All of these are 5/5 artists…but squarepushers music doesn’t hit me in the same way. He’s an undeniable talent but only scores a 3

2 Likes

He must really know how to play the bass, tbf. With that mask he probably cant even see which fret he’s fingering.

1 Like

In all honesty his band project from a few years back Shobaleader One excites me more. This album features the best drumming I’ve ever heard!

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Same, think I only really know come on my selector, which I liked but it was ages ago

Deserves a 5 for that ATP performance at 1am or whatever it was. Up there with one of the most fun couple of hours in my life. When Come on My Selector dropped i think i lost my mind. Heavy weekend that one. Everytime i’ve seen him he’s delivered though. Great fun.

Anyway, he’s brilliant. Haven’t followed his output as much in later years but he was one the most important artists when i was slipping into the world of warp and bonkers dance music.

Selection SIxteen is one that doesn’t seem to get mentioned as much but has some nice stuff on it. Not quite as mad.

Absolutely love this video and song also. Stoned classic

a couple of nice ones also…

I’m not sure i can give a 5 as i don’t know so much of the last 15 or so years of his output but he’s a special artist for me for sure.

3 Likes

Love Music Is Rotted One Note and Go Plastic, have heard very little else bar Be Up A Hello, which was boring. Must check out more. 3/5