What's Your Top 3?: Music documentaries

No over-thinking, no spreadsheets, no calculations, just hit me with a top 3 for each topic on instinct alone.

20 Feet From Stardom
Get Back

Just missing out:
No Direction Home
Miss Americana
Gaga: Five Foot Two

American Hardcore
The Punk Singer


Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This is Stones Throw Records
Breadcrumb Trail
Shut Up And Play The Hits

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The Elephant 6 Recording Co.
The Devil And Daniel Johnston
I Am Trying To Break Your Heart

Honorary mention:
Some Kind Of Monster
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Get Back (if 3 part series count?)

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  1. A Band Called Death
  1. L7: Pretend We’re Dead
  1. The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

This should have been my number 1. So sad

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Saw this in the cinema when it came out, absolutely loved it.

This post paid for by PROF$.


Yeah, incredible film - feels a bit under-appreciated. Would highly recommend :+1:

Some Kind Of Monster
American Hardcore

Quite like the All Tomorrow’s Parties one also.


King Rocker
Nothing Compares (prolly some recency bias here but I thought it was great)

Counts and I’ve amended my list.

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Same, was actually my introduction to the label and a lot of the key records. Plus we got a wee Q&A with Peanut Butter Wolf which was cool.

Is this the Kathleen Hanna one?

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Just think of me as the Mal of this thread :wink:

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Found SUAPTH pretty annoying tbh, like just stop fucking moaning man.

… and play the hits!?



Tbf I’ve not watched it since they got back together so I wonder how I’d feel about it now, but I definitely loved it at the time and you encouraged me not to think.

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Just remembered one that prob should have made my top 3.
It’s really good, the focus of it is a real great guy and it really deconstructs any idea of glamour and mystique about being what most people would think is a ‘successful’ or ‘popular’ enough indie musician and has plenty of poignancy and tinged with sadness:

Strange Negotiations (the documentary about David Bazan/Pedro The Lion)