Top 5 “T” Artists
With a quartet of posts, I reviewed twice as many ‘S’s than I did with most letters. Then again, ‘S’ was twice as strong and had more than twice as many albums as most other letters.
Unless large, uninterrupted windows of free time suddenly appear this week, I’m likely back to the standard two reviews with the ‘T’s.
But of course, any reviews will follow the obligatory Top 5!
5. Tribe Called Quest, A
Love that according to my spreadsheets, this got listed as T, a!
4. Thrills, The
New to me and if I had a wheelhouse, this would find itself safely inside.
3. Teenage Fanclub
See rationale for #4!
Between novels, I devour essay collections, typically David Sedaris or Chuck Klosterman. The latter author & I usually agree on most subjects but our opinions diverge diametrically with regards to Travis.
According to Chuck:
“It does not matter that Coldplay is the sh******* fu***** band I’ve ever heard in my entire fu***** life, or that they sound like a mediocre photocopy of Travis (who sounds like a mediocre photocopy of Radiohead)”
I’ll concede, they have a tendency to sound an awful lot like Thom Yorke & co, so much so that my stunning wife was stunned to hear The Man Who was not actually written & recorded by Radiohead.
I’ll also agree on the noted Radiohead-Travis-Coldplay sound evolution but I’d say the photocopy quality is vastly superior to mediocre!
1. Tragically Hip, The
Everyone has at least some vivid memories of childhood, key formative moments in his or her lifetime. Seeing the Locked in the Trunk of Car video enter the Coca-Cola Countdown was an eye-opening/mind-blowing experience for me.
If the mark of a truly great band is being able to string together 5 consecutive top-notch records, the hip’s 90s run from Road Apples through Phantom Power ought to punch their ticket into the exclusive club.
Tricky & Thompson, Richard and Linda reviews are up next, enjoy!