Least listenable record you own.

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  • Least listenable record you own.
  • pigyn
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    Around the fur is an amazing album, shush you.

    For me it’s the second Mr Bungle album. First had moments of class, third had lots of good bits. Second was terrible.

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    @cletus : I came here to say Land Speed Record.(and if I’m honest I don’t ‘get’ Zen Arcade either – and that’s sacrilege apparently!).

    EMF’s Schubert Dip, don’t think it’s been out of the CD case for >25 years!

    Only decent song IMO was…

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    Fleet Foxes eponymous album. Utter rubbish.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_Tolerance_for_Silence

    @simondbarnes – if I have it still it’ll be in the loft at the bottom of the box of CDs – I bet its on spotify or something but if I can put my hand on it I’ll send it on

    to be fair – there are lots of other Metheny albums that are glorious, and if you aren’t necessarily a jazz fan the Missouri Sky album is great

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    Well Suicide’s debut LP is brilliant and ground-breaking, but it’s not exactly the kind of thing I like to put on and hum along. Especially Frankie Teardrop.

    It’s like the audio equivalent of the new Twin Peaks.

    Saw them live actually, and it was the most brutal and intense performance I’ve ever experienced from a band. Made MBV’s “wall of sound” seem like easy listening.

    I’ve got a They Might be Giants album where the second half is a live improvisation based around the Planet of The Apes. Only tried listening to it once.

    zinaru
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    some fantastic music mentioned here – dead c, terry riley, of course reed’s metal machine music always gets a mention.

    i write an experimental music blog in my spare time – OBLADADA. i suppose stuff like roland kayn’s scanning or a little electronic milky way of sound are genuinely challenging although i absolutely love them.

    merzbow, gaseneta, fushitusha and les rallizes denudes can blow folk of their feet a bit as well with some wild japanese savagery. i suppose its what you like and i geniuely am drawn to what many folk see to find unlistenable (my wife for example).

    for me, unlistenable is music that actually causes that weird second hand embarrassment. so music thats so hideously cheesy to make me squirm. top loader, lighthouse family, simply red and m-people are just a few masters of that oeuvre.

    give me atonal jazz, strobing minimalism or alien electronics over that rubbish anyday…

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    for me, unlistenable is music that actually causes that weird second hand embarrassment. so music thats so hideously cheesy to make me squirm. top loader, lighthouse family, simply red and m-people are just a few masters of that oeuvre

    Ah yes, but you wouldn’t actually own it! I do however, own that Simple Minds album and a… I’m too embarrassed.. Paul Young album 😆

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    Well Suicide’s debut LP is brilliant and ground-breaking, but it’s not exactly the kind of thing I like to put on and hum along. Especially Frankie Teardrop.

    One of my favourite albums. I did, however purchase a follow up of album 2 with some demos/rehearsal tapes. Now that was unlistenable!

    zinaru
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    haha! correct – although i did buy the best of simply red for my mum years ago which caused an amusing ripple with my amazon recommendations…

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    Another vote for Metal Machine Music. I knew it would be bad but felt I had to get it as I have all his other studio albums.

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    zinaru

    i did buy the best of simply red.

    Fixed it 😀

    plyphon
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    I think I’ve still got a record somewhere where the center label moved during pressing, and got pressed into the grooves – I told the shop and got a replacement, and they said keep the ruined one.

    It’s literally unlistenable, because it doesn’t play.

    I also bought the Arc album. I really wanted the Weld album but couldn’t afford it so bought Arc instead, I love Neil but…. Also never managed to listen to Grinderman 2 all the way through. Can’t even find it at the moment.

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    How about some experimental music from John Tavener ‘In Alium’. its not something I listen to much.

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    @edhornby Listening on youtube now 🙂

    Keva
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    The Hospitals, truly awful. I was unfortunate enough to be given a copy…

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    ‘Finbegin’ – William Reid solo album, recorded after JAMCs ‘Munki’. Sounds like it was recorded by a care in the community patient.

    MTB-Idle
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    I’m assuming you mean tuneless rather than just not liking it anymore.

    On the not liking it anymore front I do remember being very excited about buying Einstein-a-Go-Go on 7″ vinyl in Preedy’s Banstead High Street in errrr…(checks Google for release date) 1981 and walking home then playing it about three times before deciding it was rubbish.

    I think it’s still in my singles box in the under stairs cupboard. It hasn’t been played since.

    That’s 79p I’m never getting back…

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    Influenced a whole (Much better) genre but is absolute SHITE

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    Who’s Jo Hell?

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    Ken Hells Sister.

    Bowie’s Black Star. What a bag of frogs’ tits.
    What a way to leave it.

    zzjabzz
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    Flux of Pink Indians. I love their early stuff but this … no
    The F C treat us like P or the F P treat us like C

    Just flicked through, as a long shot, to see if anyone had the same album in mind.
    Two shouts! Three now.

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    12 inch and dated badly

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    plyphon

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    I think I’ve still got a record somewhere where the center label moved during pressing, and got pressed into the grooves – I told the shop and got a replacement, and they said keep the ruined one.

    It’s literally unlistenable, because it doesn’t play.

    I have a ten inch green vinyl one sided jungle tune based on a Bob Marley jamming bass line with an off centre hole. If anything it improves the vibe with a kinda of wobbly bass ting.

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    @stevenmenmuir

    I never made it through Grinderman 1. Mind you, I bought a Bad Seeds album to see what the fuss was about, and was less than impressed.

    pjm7
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    Flux of Pink Indians. I love their early stuff but this … no
    The F C treat us like P or the F P treat us like C

    Just flicked through, as a long shot, to see if anyone had the same album in mind.
    Two shouts! Three now.

    Agreed, also Yes sir I will by Crass isn’t a lot of fun.

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