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Twitter discographies

  • The anonymous music critic behind Twitter.com/discographies has picked up a loyal following by condensing bands' entire back catalogues into 140 characters or less. Snarky and irreverent, his aim with each tweet is to illustrate a "fundamental truth about a particular artist and/or their work."

    Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

    Added: 09 Aug 2010

  • We thought we'd pick out some of @discographies' best moments so far. Starting with Red Hot Chili Peppers: 1-4 Seinfeld theme prototypes; 5 why somebody had to invent AutoTune; 6 "sorry, Dave"; 7-9 somebody invented AutoTune.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 10 Aug 2010

  • The Beatles: 1st-4th) recorded in black & white; 5th-8th) the drugs kick in; 9th/10th/12th) entropy; 11th) invents ELO & Oasis by accident.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 09 Aug 2010

  • The Rolling Stones: 1-4 arousal; 4-6 tumescence ; 7-10 full engorgement; 11-14 satyriasis; 15-19 midlife crisis; 20-22 erectile dysfunction. Follow Discographies on Twitter.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 09 Aug 2010

  • Prince: 1-3 foreplay; 4-5 penetration; 6-9 ecstasy; 10-13 afterglow; 14-18 walk of shame; 19-35 occasional late-night booty calls.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 09 Aug 2010

  • Arcade Fire: 1-2 At last, the indie-rock "Riverdance"!; 3 has eight different covers--one for each person who still buys physical music.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 09 Aug 2010

  • U2: 1-2 "Nice guy..."; 3-6 "...but what a windbag!"; 7-8 "He babbled about art..."; 9 "...danced badly..."; 10-12 "...and repeated himself."

    Photo: Ed Miles/NME

    Added: 10 Aug 2010

  • Jimi Hendrix: Reinvented the sound of sound in 18 months (1 mutant blues; 2 "thick air"; 3 hazy cosmic jive). Then: 40 years of necrophilia. Follow Discographies on Twitter.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 09 Aug 2010

  • The Replacements: 1-4 "A ragtag band of lovable drunken misfits..."; 5-6 "...takes on a big corporate record label..."; 7-8 "...and loses."

    Photo: PA

    Added: 10 Aug 2010

  • The Doors: 1st, 2nd) mostly tolerable; 3rd) adequate, poppy; 4th) appalling; 5th) unmemorable; 6th) overpraised; 7th, 8th) unforced errors.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 09 Aug 2010

  • Radiohead: 1 not a novelty; 2 not "alternative"; 3 not prog; 4-5 not of this earth; 6 not budging; 7 not (conventionally) for sale.

    Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

    Added: 10 Aug 2010

  • Devo: 1st/2nd LPs) spazzy-funny dystopia; 3rd) has the hit; 4th/5th) the formula congeals; 6th-10th) hoist upon own de-evolutionary petard.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 09 Aug 2010

  • Lady Gaga: 1 Pop as planetary spectacle; 2 "Duchamp put a urinal in an art gallery, but did it ever occur to him to wear one on his head?" Follow Discographies on Twitter.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 10 Aug 2010

  • Bob Dylan: 1 Woody; 2, 3 ambition; 4 pot; 5-7 speed; 8-9 pot; 10-11 AJ Weberman; 12-16 booze; 17-19 Jesus; 20-27 pot; 28 death; 29-32 pot.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 09 Aug 2010

  • Van Morrison: 1 hit+filler; 2,6,8 timeless classics; 3,4,19 crowd-pleasers; 5,7,9-18,20-34 beloved by dads, Mojo subscribers and luddites.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 09 Aug 2010