Album Oriented 90: The Streets and The White Stripes

We close out the 90s with two idiosyncratic artists from the aughts that use “garage” to describe their music in very different ways. Daniel presents A Grand Don’t Come for Free, the 2004 sophomore release from British hip-hop garage act The Streets. (That’s the New Musical Express #90 pick in case you couldn’t tell.) Erich offers thoughts on Entertainment Weekly’s #90: Jack and Meg White, aka garage rockers The White Stripes, specifically their 2001 third LP, White Blood Cells. Daniel’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick stumps Erich–which means, for starters, that it isn’t Brian Eno-related.

We close out the 90s with two idiosyncratic artists from the aughts that use “garage” to describe their music in very different ways. Daniel presents A Grand Don’t Come for Free, the 2004 sophomore release from British hip-hop garage act The Streets. (That’s the New Musical Express #90 pick in case you couldn’t tell.) Erich offers thoughts on Entertainment Weekly’s #90: Jack and Meg White, aka garage rockers The White Stripes, specifically their 2001 third LP, White Blood Cells. Daniel’s 2003 Mid-Year Kicker Pick stumps Erich–which means, for starters, that it isn’t Brian Eno-related.

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Album Oriented 92: Super Furry Animals and Elliott Smith

We remember the nineties, specifically 1997, as Daniel presents Welsh neo-psych Super Furry Animal’s 1997 release, Radiator, from the New Musical Express top 100 list. Just how neo-psych is it? Three band members are credited with “claps.” That’s neo-psych, right there. Erich discusses whisper-troubadour Elliott Smith’s 1997 folk release, Either/Or, from Entertainment Weekly’s top 100. Daniel’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick, also from 1997, bears mentioning here because he found an album he loved from 1997 and it isn’t Radiohead.

We remember the nineties, specifically 1997, as Daniel presents Welsh neo-psych Super Furry Animal’s 1997 release, Radiator, from the New Musical Express top 100 list. Just how neo-psych is it? Three band members are credited with “claps.” That’s neo-psych, right there. Erich discusses whisper-troubadour Elliott Smith’s 1997 folk release, Either/Or, from Entertainment Weekly‘s top 100. Daniel’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick, also from 1997, bears mentioning here because he found an album he loved from 1997 and it isn’t Radiohead.

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Album Oriented 97: Dusty Springfield and The Smiths

Two British icons, two iconic albums. Erich presents Dusty Springfield’s 1969 masterpiece Dusty in Memphis from Entertainment Weekly’s top 100 list, while Daniel has much to answer for as he tackles one of The Smiths’ five (count ’em, five) appearances on the NME top 100 with their 1984 debut, The Smiths. And we get a real treat with Erich’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 1976-1977.

Two British icons, two iconic albums. Erich presents Dusty Springfield’s 1969 masterpiece Dusty in Memphis from Entertainment Weekly‘s top 100 list, while Daniel has much to answer for as he tackles one of The Smiths’ five (count ’em, five) appearances on the NME top 100 with their 1984 debut, The Smiths. And we get a real treat with Erich’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 1976-1977.

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