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island empire
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posted 07 October 2005 12:04 AM      Profile for island empire     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
in contrast with the other list, i'll go obscure...

the five most underrated records that i know of right now:

vitesse - you win again gravity! (or chelsea)
other people's children - on a clear day (or delete/control)
calla - televise (or scavengers)
aarktica - ...or you could just go your whole life and be happy anyway
lali puna - trirecorder (or scary world theory)

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okay, what others?

[ 07 October 2005: Message edited by: dazzle me ]


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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 07 October 2005 12:09 AM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Difficult to say - there are bands who are underrated in the general arena, but might be overrated by their small cult following. I'll just take this opportunity to point out that the Go-Betweens are definitely underrated.
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posted 07 October 2005 12:49 AM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Mighty Popo - Burundi and Canada


Les Femmouzes - France

Beach - New Zealand

Tinariwen - Touareg

which ever band Rebecca Campbell is currently playing with

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siren
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posted 07 October 2005 12:52 AM      Profile for siren     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Al Gore's buns were really underrated.

Really, old al had very nice buns. Brains too.


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Yukoner
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posted 07 October 2005 01:39 AM      Profile for Yukoner   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by siren:
Al Gore's buns were really underrated.

Really, old al had very nice buns. Brains too.


Yes, because without Al Gore we wouldn't have the interwebs.


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deBeauxOs
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posted 08 October 2005 02:30 PM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Mighty Popo, Les Femmouzes, Beach, Tinariwen, Rebecca Campbell - check out their websites to hear their music - support independent artists!!
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Amy
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posted 08 October 2005 02:59 PM      Profile for Amy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I love Tinariwen! I make all my buddies listen to them, and so far all of them have wanted copies of whatever album I play.
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posted 08 October 2005 03:04 PM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
posted by Amy:I love Tinariwen!
They played at Bluesfest. They are amazing performers. One of the male members danced onstage, creating a near-hypnotic visual counterpoint, with the swooping and gliding movements of his traditional Touareg garb.

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gunnar gunnarson
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posted 08 October 2005 08:17 PM      Profile for gunnar gunnarson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Indio -- Big Harvest.

Had a single called "Hard Sun" which got a lot of FM airplay and then disappeared without a trace.


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posted 08 October 2005 09:47 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight (1980)

Lead singer Robyn Hitchcock would go onto a moderately successful solo career. This album was an influence for another band that was just starting at the time - REM - and Hitchcock would open for REM on a couple of tours with his band the Egyptians, which featured part of the lineup from the Soft Boys.

Just about any album with Art Bergmann, including those from the punk band the K-Tels / Young Canadians in the late '70s, and Bergmann's solo career in the '80s and '90s. Bergmann's output was erratic as he battled an addiction to heroin, but as a songwriter and vocalist, he can be compared to Neil Young, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, and Iggy Pop -- not just in terms of style, but in terms of sheer talent.


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maestro
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posted 09 October 2005 05:12 AM      Profile for maestro     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by siren:
Al Gore's buns were really underrated.

Really, old al had very nice buns. Brains too.



I had to go back and read the thread title...


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Left Turn
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posted 09 October 2005 05:47 AM      Profile for Left Turn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No Code - Pearl Jam

Definitely the most underrated Pearl Jam album, arguably the most undeerated album of the 9o's, and probably one of the most undeerated albums of all time.


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Left Turn
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posted 09 October 2005 05:54 AM      Profile for Left Turn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Phil Ochs In Concert (1966)

Mainstream society always leaves the best protest folk music terribly underrated. This is such a fabulous album.

Phil Ochs was far better than Bob Dylan, at least before Ochs went electric in 1967; however Ochs politics were so far left that the mainstream media basically ignored him until he went electric and started producing baroque folk rock schmuck.


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Left Turn
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posted 09 October 2005 06:10 AM      Profile for Left Turn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Trinity Sessions - The Cowboy Junkies

This album is arguably one of the best alternative albums of the 80's. It contains amazing covers of Sweet Jane by Lou Reed, and Blue Moon by Elvis Presley. The Trinity Sessions is the Cowboy Junkies at their best. Not to mention that it was recorded in a church for a mere $800.


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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 09 October 2005 03:12 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Left Turn:
The Trinity Sessions - The Cowboy Junkies

This album is arguably one of the best alternative albums of the 80's. It contains amazing covers of Sweet Jane by Lou Reed, and Blue Moon by Elvis Presley. The Trinity Sessions is the Cowboy Junkies at their best. Not to mention that it was recorded in a church for a mere $800.


Sure, it's great - but hardly underrated, no?


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Privateer
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posted 09 October 2005 04:00 PM      Profile for Privateer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
By under-rated, do we mean not commercially successful or not appreciated by the critics or artistic elite?
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