SuperBacon Posted February 4, 2021 Share Posted February 4, 2021 We don't have a general music thread and this doesn't really fit in anywhere else so I thought I'd start my own and see where it goes. About a week ago I saw that a music writer, Gary Suarez, set up something called Music Writing Exercise or #MWE for February. The premise is that writers listen to an album in full each day which they haven't ever heard before (you can have heard a track or two), but probably should have (eg a best seller, a classic of the genre) and write a tweet about it as an exercise. Simple. So despite not being a writer (although I like writing), I thought I'd give it a go, because even though I love music, I have many blind spots and missing bits in my catalogue, and there's definitely things that I think I should've listened to. I suppose the question is: Are there any albums which you think everyone should hear, regardless of what type of music they like? Michael Jackson-Thriller? Nirvana-Nevermind? The Best Of The Beatles? Or genre classics? So if someone said to me they like hip hop but had never heard Enter The Wu, I'd be a bit shocked. Or is that just snobbish and gatekeeping? Anyway, this is what I've gone for 1) The Roots-Things Fall Apart 2) Descendents-Milo Goes To College 3) Diana Ross-Diana 4) Tool-Lateralus 5) Portishead-Dummy 6) Prince-Lovesexy 7) Nine Inch Nails-The Downward Spiral😎 Kendrick Lamar-To Pimp A Butterfly* 9) Braid-Frame & Canvas 10) Bob Dylan-Blonde On Blonde 11) Title Fight-Hyperview 12) Happy Mondays-Pills n Thrills and Bellyaches 13) Leftfield-Leftism 14) Pusha T-My Name Is My Name 15) Radiohead-In Rainbows 16) Arctic Monkeys-Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino 17) Kanye West-Yeezus 18) Rancid-And Out Come The Wolves 19) Roni Size-New Forms 20) Pete Rock & CL Smooth-Mecca & The Soul Brother 21) Built To Spill-Keep It Like A Secret 22) Vince Staples-FM! 23) Sepultura-Roots 24) Air-Moon Safari 25) De La Soul-De La Soul Is Dead 26) The White Stripes-White Blood Cells 27) Elton John-Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 28) My Bloody Valentine-Shoeless I think that's a decent list and covers most of what I've missed and think I should hear (was tempted to just keep it hip hop but that would've been boring), but if there is anything you think are better substitutes for any of those artists, then do let me know. There is a good chance I wouldn't have heard the whole album. If you want to follow what I've said on Twitter, and who wouldn't, the thread is here, or just follow the #MWE. tl;dr Have enjoyed all of them so far, but thought Lateralus was a bit long. *Dunno where that sunglasses emoji has come from but it won't go. I guess K Dot is the coolest motherfucker. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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