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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Lyrical Albums
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:09 am 
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The list gets pretty messy after 50, so I've been thinking of scrapping 51-90 and redoing. Here's what I got for 51-60:

51. Wildflowers
52. London Calling
53. Sail Away
54. Bridge Over Troubled Water
55. Sgt. Pepper
56. Summertime Dream
57. Moondance
58. Blood And Chocolate
59. Willy And The Poor Boys
60. Clouds

Albums that were not on the old list that I'm putting in consideration:
Exile in Guyville
Pretzel Logic
Can't Buy A Thrill
OK Computer
Little Earthquakes
Alice
Nightfly
Ten
Lateralus
The Downward Spiral


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Lyrical Albums
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:17 pm 
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Just an aside, but you could replace Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em with Follow The Leader.
The former is undoubtedly Rakim's most impressive collection of rhymes, but FtL has much more 'importance' and significance within hip hop. His lyrics had improved even MORE since the previous album, and this was pretty much his debut as a true virtuoso lyricist...


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Lyrical Albums
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Seriously, this list NEEDS In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel. Also, I would push for a Bright Eyes album. Just two modern overlooked phenomenal lyricists. And, as far as it goes, I would really respect a Modest Mouse album for his unique philosophical stream-of-conscious view on life's mysteries.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Lyrical Albums
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Is Aeroplane not on there? Wow, major oversight on my part. I'll find a place for it later.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Lyrical Albums
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I find plenty of tool albums as rich lyrically as vitalogy


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Lyrical Albums
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Beggar's Banquet deserves a spot I'd say..


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Lyrical Albums
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Led Zeppelin IV?


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Lyrical Albums
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Meh, Page and Plant were never the best lyricists, imo.

If anything, I think Physical Grafitti would be their highest as far as lyrics.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Lyrical Albums
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Led Zeppelin's lyrics were highly influential on metal on prog (unfortunately). I think priority in this part of the forum should be to finally get the lyricist list right.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Lyrical Albums
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:12 am 
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paul is right, from an aesthetic point of view Plant was obviously a pretty poor lyricist, but his style of just throwing a few really vague "nature" words together into some nonsensical pot to try and sound "mystical" without actually saying anything and just being general meaningless nonsense or making these really silly fantasy tales does seem to have had a big influence on prog and metal lyrics unfortunately.

/boo boo style troll over. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Lyrical Albums
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Plant was just not that great, simlply put.

I do love the imagery conveyed in Stairway though.
And 'Thank You' is pretty good...


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Lyrical Albums
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Negative Creep wrote:
Plant was just not that great, simlply put.

I do love the imagery conveyed in Stairway though.
And 'Thank You' is pretty good...


Stairway, Thank You, Going to California, Battle of Evermore, Kashmir, Black Dog, Achilles Last Stand. He's not that bad of a lyricist. And as you can see, most of his good lyrical songs come from "Led Zeppelin IV." I wouldn't consider it at a high rank but I would at least suggest it on this list.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Lyrical Albums
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Negative Creep wrote:
Meh, Page and Plant were never the best lyricists, imo.

If anything, I think Physical Grafitti would be their highest as far as lyrics.

Page's songwriting wasn't focused on the lyrics, it was on the riffs that he wrote which changed hard rock.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Lyrical Albums
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Lateralus


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Lyrical Albums
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Just no way at all that Wildflower Soul can be above London Calling. London Calling not being top 50 seems very odd to begin with..


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