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Fitter Stoke
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Edited Jan 23, 2013, 15:59
Re: Albums that deserve a second chance
Jan 23, 2013, 15:59
Oh, loads: Love's 'Four Sail', which only gets slagged off for not being as good as the classic line-up's three preceding albums, but fergawd's sake, what COULD be that good? On its own terms, it's a cracker. And The Damned's perennially unsung (even by the artists) second album 'Music For Pleasure', which contains some absolutely killer riff-driven songs and sounds much more balanced and listenable to my ears than their overrated first LP.

I always dig The Doors' 'The Soft Parade' which, whilst lacking the out and out intensity of their other Morrison-era LPs, makes up with a cracking, brass-driven verve.

Other non-"classic" LPs that regularly get my pleasure glands flowing are

The Incredible String Band 'I Looked Up', 'U' and 'Liquid Acrobat As Regards The Air'
Cat Stevens 'Catch Bull At Four' and 'Foreigner'
Julian Cope 'My Nation Underground'
The Jam 'This Is The Modern World'
CSNY 'Four Way Street'
Tim Buckley 'Lorca' and 'Sefronia'
Kiss 'Rock and Roll Over', 'Dynasty' and 'Unmasked'
Jethro Tull 'A Passion Play'
Happy Mondays 'Squirrel and G Man Plastic Face Carnt Smile White Out'
Soft Machine 'Fifth', 'Sixth', 'Seven', 'Bundles' and 'Softs'
Caravan 'Blind Dog At St Dunstans', 'Better By Far', 'The Album', 'Back To Front' and 'The Battle Of Hastings'
Television 'Adventure'
Patto 'Roll 'Em, Smoke 'Em, Put Another Line Out'
Van Morrison 'Common One' and 'A Period Of Transition'
Public Image Ltd 'Paris au Printemps'
Buzzcocks 'A Different Kind Of Tension'
Lou Reed 'Sally Can't Dance'

I could go on...
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