Twitter discographies

1
 

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.

2
 

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.

3
 

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

Advertisement

4
 

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.”

5
 

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.

6
 

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

7
 

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.

Advertisement

8
 

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

9
 

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.

10
 

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.

11
 

Neu!: 1-3 derderDER. derderDER. derderDER. DER!DER! (Repeat with unchanging precision until the universe dies.)

Advertisement
Advertisement