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  1. #1
    Fabricio
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    Default the best band of the nineties

    the more i hear smashing pumpkins the more i think it`s the best band of the nineties... i just bought siamese dream and it`s a wonderful cd.

    and which is the best band of the nineties for you?

    p.s.: the second best one is massive attack.

    p.p.s.: well, there`s the best singer and composer of the nineties too: Morrissey, of course.

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    Billy Budd
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    > the more i hear smashing pumpkins the more i think it`s the best band of
    > the nineties... i just bought siamese dream and it`s a wonderful cd.

    > and which is the best band of the nineties for you?

    > p.s.: the second best one is massive attack.

    > p.p.s.: well, there`s the best singer and composer of the nineties too:
    > Morrissey, of course.

    Well obviously Morrissey was the best indiviudal artist, but seen as The Smiths take the award for being the best band of all time, and Morrissey being the greatest lyricist, oh and The Queen Is Dead being the greatest album. I think I'll give a few mentions to some others.

    I liked Massive Attack, they were good, and Portishead aswell. Billy Bragg always comes up trumps, also Kirsty MacColl, some of Paul Wellers stuff, them indie girl groups were great such as Lush, Elastica and Sleeper. Shed 7, Pulp, Divine Comedy, Inspiral Carpets were good if not great. But the best band overall was obviously The Beautiful South.

    Biggest let down was The Stone Roses 'Second Coming', what a load of Led Zep retro shite that turned out to be, but they were never a GREAT band anyway like The Smiths or The Jam.

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    Vauxhall Driver
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    Default Re: the best band of the nineties

    The best thing to happen in the 90's had to be the Madchester thing.
    The biggest let down had to be the New Wave of New Wave back in 1994 (Remember That?)
    Blur did a lot of good stuff but as for The Beatiful South they are just too MOR and Paul Heaton is sometimes seen drinking in the Original Oak in Headingley - that answers everything!

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    Billy Budd
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    Default Re: the best band of the nineties

    > The best thing to happen in the 90's had to be the Madchester thing.
    > The biggest let down had to be the New Wave of New Wave back in 1994
    > (Remember That?)
    > Blur did a lot of good stuff but as for The Beatiful South they are just
    > too MOR and Paul Heaton is sometimes seen drinking in the Original Oak in
    > Headingley - that answers everything!

    I see the Madchester thing as part of the 80's raather than 90's though it was very influential on what would happen in the 90's. It was a good scene, better than punk which was too violent in reality. I was a bit older than the kids who picked up on it, but I got involved, the 'madchester' bands have got nothing on the punk bands a decade earlier though.

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    Vauxhall Driver
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    I suppose Madchester was a transition from 80's into 90's but it went "mainstream" in the 90's and all us cheeky Teesside monkeys got involved after watching the 8.15 from Manchester on a saturday morning (lol)

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    SimplyThrilledHoney
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    Default Re: the best band of the nineties

    For all of The Smashing Pumplins good songs ("Today", "Disarm", "Tonight Tonight")there were always aweful ones - big, Sabbath riffs.

    "The Best Band of The 90's"
    How do you respomd to that? Personal favourite? Most important/influential?

    My personal favourite in the early 90's were Suede. I still rate "Dog Man Star" as the fulfilment of humankind's artistic acheivement to this point. In the last few years I've been a lot more "indie" - B&S, Hefner, The Clientele, Spearmint, The Magnetic Fields etc. Bands which will never set the charts alight, but who are true believers, in terms of searching for the perfect pop song.

    So ... for me .... best band (early 90's) - Suede
    best band (late 90's) - Belle & Sebastian
    best solo artist - Jeff Buckley.

    But if you asked me in a weeks time, you'd get a differnt answer ....

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    Billy Budd
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    Default Re: the best band of the nineties

    > For all of The Smashing Pumplins good songs ("Today",
    > "Disarm", "Tonight Tonight")there were always aweful
    > ones - big, Sabbath riffs.

    > "The Best Band of The 90's"
    > How do you respomd to that? Personal favourite? Most
    > important/influential?

    > My personal favourite in the early 90's were Suede. I still rate "Dog
    > Man Star" as the fulfilment of humankind's artistic acheivement to
    > this point. In the last few years I've been a lot more "indie" -
    > B&S, Hefner, The Clientele, Spearmint, The Magnetic Fields etc. Bands
    > which will never set the charts alight, but who are true believers, in
    > terms of searching for the perfect pop song.

    > So ... for me .... best band (early 90's) - Suede
    > best band (late 90's) - Belle & Sebastian
    > best solo artist - Jeff Buckley.

    > But if you asked me in a weeks time, you'd get a differnt answer ....

    Forgot Belle & Sebastian, they are great, Jeff Buckley is bloody boring though.

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    The Magic Fairy
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    Default The Boo Radleys. No contest.


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  9. #9
    SimplyThrilledHoney
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    Default Re: The Boo Radleys. No contest.

    yeah, I was thinking about that .... one of the few bands who could embrace the avant garde and still have chart hits. 'C'mon Kids' is a fantastic album, as is 'Giant Steps'.

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    The Magic Fairy
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    Default Re: The Boo Radleys. No contest.

    > yeah, I was thinking about that .... one of the few bands who could
    > embrace the avant garde and still have chart hits. 'C'mon Kids' is a
    > fantastic album, as is 'Giant Steps'.

    Very true! All of the albums are worth having. Alright, so "Wake Up!" isn't the best, but there's enough on it to commend it. I really, really like the last one, "Kingsize" as well. But yeah, for me, "Giant Steps" thrashed all the competition that year (1993). And "C'Mon Kids" marries experimentation with tunes with almost effortless ease. A great LP.

    TMF

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    SimplyThrilledHoney
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    Default Re: The Boo Radleys. No contest.

    > Very true! All of the albums are worth having. Alright, so "Wake
    > Up!" isn't the best, but there's enough on it to commend it. I
    > really, really like the last one, "Kingsize" as well. But yeah,
    > for me, "Giant Steps" thrashed all the competition that year
    > (1993). And "C'Mon Kids" marries experimentation with tunes with
    > almost effortless ease. A great LP.

    > TMF

    I liked "Kingsize" too ... a bit like 70's Beach Boys - loads of synths. And of course, any album with songs as good as "Jimmy Webb Is God" and "Comb Your Hair" deserved to be massive in some parallel universe. (sigh)

    I'm gonna listen to it when I get home.

    Did you like Brave Captain? I like it, but it's not as immediate as the Boos.

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    Sharron Needles
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    Default Re: RADIOhead


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    14g
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    Default I 2nd that!


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    celibate
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    Default Re: the best band of the nineties

    > Well obviously Morrissey was the best indiviudal artist, but seen as The
    > Smiths take the award for being the best band of all time, and Morrissey
    > being the greatest lyricist, oh and The Queen Is Dead being the greatest
    > album. I think I'll give a few mentions to some others.

    > I liked Massive Attack, they were good, and Portishead aswell. Billy Bragg
    > always comes up trumps, also Kirsty MacColl, some of Paul Wellers stuff,
    > them indie girl groups were great such as Lush, Elastica and Sleeper. Shed
    > 7, Pulp, Divine Comedy, Inspiral Carpets were good if not great. But the
    > best band overall was obviously The Beautiful South.

    > Biggest let down was The Stone Roses 'Second Coming', what a load of Led
    > Zep retro shite that turned out to be, but they were never a GREAT band
    > anyway like The Smiths or The Jam.

    sigh

    Suede were the best 90's band, and placebo best new-comer in the 90's

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    Billy Budd
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    Default Re: the best band of the nineties

    > sigh

    > Suede were the best 90's band, and placebo best new-comer in the 90's

    Yea forgot about Suede, Placebo are utterley pathetic though.

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    Chuissee
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    Default Re: the best band of the nineties

    > the more i hear smashing pumpkins the more i think it`s the best band of
    > the nineties... i just bought siamese dream and it`s a wonderful cd.

    I totally agree with you.
    To me The Smashing Pumpkins was just as great as The Smiths used to be.
    Or even greater...

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    Billy Budd
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    Default Re: the best band of the nineties

    > I totally agree with you.
    > To me The Smashing Pumpkins was just as great as The Smiths used to be.
    > Or even greater...

    Can't let you get away with that, The Smiths are vastly superior to those lot.

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    Ruffian
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    Default Re: The Boo Radleys. No contest.

    > Very true! All of the albums are worth having. Alright, so "Wake
    > Up!" isn't the best, but there's enough on it to commend it. I
    > really, really like the last one, "Kingsize" as well. But yeah,
    > for me, "Giant Steps" thrashed all the competition that year
    > (1993). And "C'Mon Kids" marries experimentation with tunes with
    > almost effortless ease. A great LP.

    > TMF

    Indeed 'Giant Steps' is an essential in anyones collection.. 'Wishing I was Skinny', 'Lazarus', 'Butterfly McQueen'.. Incidentally, Martin Carr was gigging in the summer under the band called 'Brave Captain'.. saw them at ULU, and they were excellent.. I didn't realise it was him until they did a version of Lazarus.. and I just melted away.. you can imagine how good that is live!

    I bought their single afterward though and was nowhere near as good or vital as their live performance..

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    The Magic Fairy
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    Default Re: The Boo Radleys. No contest.

    > Did you like Brave Captain? I like it, but it's not as immediate as the
    > Boos.
    I haven't heard anything at all from the Radleys splinter groups (wasn't there one called Egg as well?). What are they like?

    TMF

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    Curious
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    Default Re: the best band of the nineties

    > sigh

    > Suede were the best 90's band, and placebo best new-comer in the 90's

    *JAMES* Magical

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