If we’re comparing Westworld to Spaceballs, this is probably most apt:
We are definitely not missing Amerikkkant.
We covered Bad Brains more thoroughly in the very first Off The Charts (and generally speaking, we try not to repeat in these): https://www.avclub.com/bauhaus-run-dmc-cocteau-twins-and-other-should-ve-be-1822298731
Both of Roxy Music’s albums from that year charted. (I did mention them in the intro.)
“Killing Me Softly” is pretty great, too!
We lay this out in the intro, but yes: “Rules for inclusion are that neither the songs nor the albums they hail from can have landed on the Billboard 200.”
Not seeking recommendations on how to get my kid deeper into Blues Traveler at this time, thanks.
It’s great, but honestly, I don’t listen to it much. It feels so much like a Tangerine Dream/Cliff Martinez score that, if I were in the mood for that sound, I’d just pull out one of those records. Though the Iggy Pop duet is amazing.
I already had all the individual LPs. I actually have everything he’s done on vinyl. I have kind of a sick completist’s obsession.
Was he smoking because he was depressed over “Sha La La La Lee”? I don’t get it.
You really think Henry Rollins is spontaneously, mistakenly cracking up at something there?
Yeah, we go by the absolute earliest date a song was released, in whatever region or format, which (ostensibly) removes the subjectivity of measuring “impact.”
And for sure, when we do 2006, it will surely be included. I gave Fur And Gold a very nice review here (albeit in 2007!): https://music.avclub.com/bat-for-lashe… Read more
That Bat For Lashes song came out in 2006 (though I agree, it’s very good). Very ashamed we didn’t catch Burial, though. That should have been on there for sure.