Hypothetical greatest hits collections


#1

For bands who don’t have one, but should. Must fit on a single CD. Doesn’t have to be the hits (could include rarities and alternative versions, as they often do).

First off, Royal Trux…

Waterpark
The Sewers Of Mars
Another Year
Platinum Tips
Cold Joint
Skywood Greenback Mantra
Red Tiger
Air
Back To School
Granny Grunt
Turn of the Century
Signed, Confused
Ratcreeps [Live]
10 Days 12 Nights
(Have You Met) Horror James?
Up the Sleeve
Stevie [For Steven S.]
New Bones


#2

Sleater-Kinney: Anger makes me a modern girl

  1. Start Together
  2. Fangless
  3. Faraway
  4. Dig Me Out
  5. I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
  6. Entertain
  7. Leave You Behind
  8. Lora’s Song
  9. One More Hour
  10. Modern Girl
  11. Burn, Don’t Freeze
  12. Stay Where You Are
  13. The Professional
  14. One Beat
  15. Words and Guitar
  16. Step Aside
  17. Bury Our Friends
  18. What If I Was Right?
  19. Get Up

Probably fits on a CD, most of them are quite short.


#3

I should try Sleater-Kinney. I might start trying them in this order - thank you!


#4

I think they’d need a double CD to be fair.
They were playing most of these on their last tour & slayed. One of the best bands of the last 20 years!

I think this lot would have to be in there too.
Jumpers
Sympathy
No Cities To Love
Oh!
You’re No Rock 'n Roll Fun
Good Things
Call The Doctor


#5

Jens Lekman:

Black cab
Pocketful of money
Maple leaves
A sweet summers night on hammer hill
Julie
A higher power
Friday night at the drive in disco
The opposite of hallelujah
A postcard to nina
Your arms around me
Waiting for kirsten
The end of the world is bigger than love
I know what love isnt
To be someone else

Or sonething like that…


#6

The Walkmen:

  1. Line By Line
  2. Donde Esta La Playa
  3. Angela Surf City
  4. We’ve Been Had
  5. Little House of Savages
  6. Heaven
  7. Louisiana
  8. Red Moon
  9. Woe Is Me
  10. On the Water
  11. All the Hands and the Cook
  12. Four Provinces
  13. Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone
  14. Thinking of a Dream I Had
  15. In the New Year
  16. Blue As Your Blood
  17. All My Great Design
  18. New Country
  19. The Rat
  20. Lisbon

#7

Crikey! Thats a long old wait to get to The Rat :wink:


#8

So true - they have a mighty discography. Would happily include all of those tunes you mentioned, and All Hands on the Bad One, Combat Rock, Jenny…


#9

ha, not a ‘you & me’ fan then?


#10

Meh…


#11

how can you meh at this?


#12

Fucking love Jens Lekman. Would have tried to sneak Kanske är jag kär i dig on there


#13

Good shout…went for the more well known tracks but that is a classic


#14

Inspired by this, I’m listening to Night Falls… on the way home tonight.


#15

This reminds me, YLT need one, though I guess Prisoners of Love counts…perhaps we could update it…


#16

nice opener with Line by Line. but lacking Juveniles and When I Shovel The Snow!


#17
  1. YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE
  2. REPTILIA
  3. UNDERCOVER OF DARKNESS
  4. THREAT OF JOY
  5. THE MODERN AGE
  6. TAP OUT
  7. TAKEN FOR A FOOL
  8. HARD TO EXPLAIN
  9. SOMA
  10. TRYING MY LUCK
  11. WHAT EVER HAPPENED?
  12. JUICEBOX
  13. ONE WAY TRIGGER
  14. RED LIGHT
  15. SLOW ANIMALS
  16. SOMEDAY
  17. 12.51
  18. UNDER CONTROL
  19. DRAG QUEEN
  20. HAPPY ENDING
  21. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT
  22. CALL IT FATE, CALL IT KARMA

#18

Id have Heartbreaker on there and put Weve Been Had on first, but that’s pretty much perfect elsewise


#19

No
Jumpers
No sale.


#20

The Magnetic Fields

100,000 fireflies
When you were my baby
Plant white roses
Born on a train
You and me and the moon
Take ecstasy with me
All the umbrellas in London
I don’t believe in the sun
Busby Berkeley dreams
Papa was a rodeo
The book of love
The luckiest guy on the Lower East Side
Come back from San Francisco
I don’t really love you anymore
It’s only time
Too drunk to dream
Drive on, driver

Probably missing a couple from the later albums, and it’s hard to leave out so many favourites from 69 love songs, but there you go