🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 TLC

Well that Killers thread was quite something

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
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
Björk 4.27
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
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
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
MF DOOM 4.01
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Interpol 3.12
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 3.00
Girls Aloud 2.93
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Bloc Party 2.41
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
The Killers 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81

And today; TLC

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  • Ooooooohhh… On The TLC Tip
  • CrazySexyCool
  • Fanmail
  • 3D
  • TLC

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  • Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg
  • Baby-Baby-Baby
  • What About Your Friends
  • Hat 2 da Back
  • Get It Up
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Creep
  • Red Light Special
  • Waterfalls
  • Diggin’ On You
  • No Scrubs
  • Unpretty
  • Dear Lie
  • Girl Talk
  • Hands Up
  • Damaged
  • Come Get Some
  • I Bet
  • Gift Wrapped Kiss
  • Haters
  • Way Back

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I only know that song, can’t imagine any circumstance where I’d listen to them out of choice. Abstain.

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Brilliant pop singles band, possibly the best around for their brief peak period in the mid-nineties.

Their best stuff is fantastic but it’s a short list - 5 or 6 great singles, a couple of pretty good albums - so you can’t really put them in the top rank.

Classic 2.5, rounded up to 3 because hearing one of those singles by chance somewhere is still so joyful.

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Recall in the late 90s/early 00s my mate got Sky and the amount of times I would see the No Scrubs video playing on MTV was just insane.

One of those oddities (the video) that I like and find annoying at the same time. Can’t even really put it into words either. Just something…

Only know two songs of theirs I think so probably not enough to really make a good call here.

Pretty much this. Hard to.imagine anyone hearing ‘No scrubs’ and groaning but then it does depend on your exposure to MTV and commercial radio, as I remember a time when their stuff was dangerously overplayed.

GBOL

I’m a two song Terrance too, so it’s a 2/5 for me.

Waterfalls was the first song I loved that wasn’t made by men with guitars. Best bassline of all time too. CrazySexyCool opened me up to realise that I enjoyed other types of music so I’ll always have a place for it. FanMail is brilliant too. 4/5.

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5/5

creep, red light special and diggin on you is enough for a 5. creep probably enough on its own tbqh.

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Not my thing / don’t care.
Abstain / 5

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I really have no opinion on them. Abstain

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Hey @anon19035908
The Killers HGATR was a brilliant thread!! Such good fun had by all.

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That run of singles from Creep to Unpretty :heart:

I’ve gone with a possibly stingy 3. Might bump to a generous 4 later.

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That album from a few years ago was one of the least existing things to never exist.

5 though, because they were great

love the running joke in the other guys where michael keaton only talks in tlc song titles

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Aaaaaaand was about to post this as well, but you’ve beaten me to it! :smiley:

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came here to post this :grinning:

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The debut is superb too, but it’s a completely different sound overall. love how much left eye raps on it. look at this lineup of producers tho:
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that production group pretty much stuck around for their first 4 albums, with a few other notables coming in and out (puff, organzed noize, saadiq, timbbaland). but each albums sounds so different, pretty crazy they got new jack swing then smoothed out boom bap then timbaland rips then pop beats from the same stable of producers (more or less).

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Only got into them a couple of years ago but CrazySexyCool is such a smooth record, love it
probably as influential as Mariah in combining r&b with hip hop?

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