Post by kickingitwithkevin on Apr 12, 2014 12:11:13 GMT -5
Since Teeth Dreams was announced I went on a massive back catalogue binge, and now the album's here I've listened to pretty much nothing else since. And it got me thinking.. Who were the last band / artist that I thought truly satisfied pretty much my every musical need, without needing to go outside their particular body of work? I'd say the Beatles, despite their ubiquity; maybe Dylan too. But I don't know about anyone more modern. Any suggestions?
Post by skatenlayton on Apr 12, 2014 19:55:01 GMT -5
Big Old 97's fan here. looking forward to Most Messed Up. the bulk Ryan Adams stuff is good. Black Crows have a great catalog, But one band that has consistently made good records and great songs is Wilco.
Although not strictly one band, Bruce's catalogue does nearly everything for me. In reality there's no band that could do everything but with the early R'n'B, the rock, the solo acoustic stuff, the big band folk stuff it gets pretty damn close. Plus he does it all so well.
Thankfully, it's not something I have to do. Couldn't give up all the other music.
The night she got born again he was getting with her little hoodrat friend.
I think I'm saying Wilco. If THS had more tunes that scratched my country itch the way Sweet Part and Cheyenne Sunrise do, I'd pick them. Drive-By Truckers are the last of my trinity of favorite bands, but they're too one-dimensional to be the one band in the world.
Post by skatenlayton on May 26, 2014 8:24:58 GMT -5
Document is in my list of ten best of all time. You really get a feel for their progression with the span of their records, and I'm glad they blew it up with rockers on their last two. Genius throughout.
A dicey topic indeed. To encompass every mood you're ever going to want to listen to in one (hopefully) versatile act, rough. The Boss is definitely up there for me, from ballads to balls out rock, he's a keeper. As for newer stuff, Propagandhi or Rx Bandits get the nod. Let's just all be thankful we don't actually have to listen to only one band, you'd fall over and die, of this I'm certain!