One great album only artists

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Re: One great album only artists

Post by beats me » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:22 am

beatmunga wrote:Doesn't this apply to the majority of decent albums?

Something inherent in the album format that lightning rarely strikes an artist twice.

Thank god for the iTunes shuffle revolution. Most albums suck bums. Better of without them. Self indulgent tosh usually.

Although perfectly acceptable responses, I'm somewhat surprised by a lot of commercially successful artists being mentioned, especially on a DAW forum where people like to drop obscure artist names all over the place and spit on commercial success.

But what came to my mind was artists that appeared out of nowhere with an epic album, maybe didn't get commercially successful, and dropped off the planet. Maybe did a few remixes or something like that, but that's it. Where did all that talent go? All spent on one album? Having said that...

Chris Zippel - Genuine Horizon (2007)

Trifonic - Emergence (2008)

I listed the years because I just checked iTunes and both have put out something recently (yay), but between then and now...pretty much silent. I gave up on checking years ago.

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Re: One great album only artists

Post by infernal.machine » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:24 am

The Beatles- Yellow Submarine

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Re: One great album only artists

Post by chaibuka » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:48 am

The Golden Age of Wireless by Thomas Dolby

A pretty good excuse for being a synth slut.

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Re: One great album only artists

Post by beatmunga » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:33 am

Leftfield - Leftism
mendeldrive wrote:NOBODY designs their own sounds... There is ZERO point in reinventing the wheel.

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Re: One great album only artists

Post by Ableton_David » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:58 am

beatmunga wrote:Leftfield - Leftism
But dude - "Phat Planet"!

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Re: One great album only artists

Post by andydes » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:10 am

Come on people, try a bit harder. Artists with a first amazing album, followed by successful ones you didn't like as much definitely do not count. Otherwise we'll be listing just about everyone.

Fc Kahuna - Machine says yes.

It's a little hit and miss, but the good tracks are fucking excellent.

Second album please. I'm still fucking waiting.

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Re: One great album only artists

Post by beatmunga » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:24 am

Ableton_David wrote:
beatmunga wrote:Leftfield - Leftism
But dude - "Phat Planet"!
I know Rhythm & Stealth is meant to be the cool one but it's very samey production wise. Hard work to sit through.

Every track on Leftism is in a different style. The Sgt. Pepper of dance.

Best album of the 90s!
mendeldrive wrote:NOBODY designs their own sounds... There is ZERO point in reinventing the wheel.

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Re: One great album only artists

Post by beatmunga » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:30 am

andydes wrote:Come on people, try a bit harder. Artists with a first amazing album, followed by successful ones you didn't like as much definitely do not count. Otherwise we'll be listing just about everyone.

Fc Kahuna - Machine says yes.

It's a little hit and miss, but the good tracks are fucking excellent.

Second album please. I'm still fucking waiting.
Fair point.

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Re: One great album only artists

Post by rozling » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:44 am

Do 'one-album-wonders' count?

If so then The La's by The La's

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Re: One great album only artists

Post by oblique strategies » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:45 am

Bagatell wrote:Suicide - Suicide
I wholeheartedly disagree, primarily because of their second, live, & rehearsal albums.

Suicide is greatness.
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Re: One great album only artists

Post by Angstrom » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:48 am

White Noise - an electric storm

David Vorhaus - production co-ordinator
Delia Derbyshire, Brian Hodgson - electronic sound realisation
Paul Lytton - percussion
John Whitman, Annie Bird, Val Shaw - Vocals

Image

David Vorhaus did more under the name, but later efforts lacked the twanging rulers and mind bending backwards genius.

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Re: One great album only artists

Post by simmerdown » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:00 am

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Re: One great album only artists

Post by Formic » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:56 am

Jeff Buckley - Grace

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Re: One great album only artists

Post by soultwist » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:47 pm

dhilsabeck wrote:Nas-Illmatic

and

Pearl Jam-Ten
Ahh naawh u diiiddn'

Sorry, big PJ fan here. All their albums are quite different, but maybe "Riot Act" and "Vs." for you...?

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Re: One great album only artists

Post by 102455 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:54 pm

Hmmmm.....

Offspring - Smash
Live - Throwing Copper
Mika - Life In Cartoon Motion
Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions




(this is too easy!)

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