Artists for whom you have a firm "cut-off" album

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Minstrel Boy, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Minstrel Boy

    Minstrel Boy Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Some prolific artists you stick with forever, and love every direction they take you. (For me, that's Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Nick Cave and Neil Young.) Others, you love them, too; but only up to a point.

    Like, I love the Stones, but I said goodbye to their new releases after Some Girls. With Genesis, it's A Trick Of The Tail. Alice Cooper, Billion Dollar Babies. Rod Stewart, Atlantic Crossing. Jethro Tull, Stormwatch. I did buy some later records when they were released - I originally stuck with Cooper up to Goes To Hell, and Stewart until Blondes Have More Fun - but when I shifted to collecting CDs I didn't bother replacing them.

    Sound familiar? Who do you love, up to a point?
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  2. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

    Having a cut-off means missing out on a lot of fine music. Genesis as an example, yours is way too early as most of their subsequent albums have a lot to offer.

    I don't cut anyone off. I evaluate albums on their merit. I don't hold past glories as a measure of future expectations for similar highs.
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  3. Liam Brown

    Liam Brown Forum Resident

    R.E.M. I stop with them at Out of Time. Though, I did like Imitation of Life and Man on the Moon as singles.
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  4. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
    Chicago XIV

    It's not the lack of Terry Kath that puts me off, it's the addition of David Foster, Bill Champlin and all those outside writers.
  5. Morton LaBongo

    Morton LaBongo Forum Resident

    Manchester NH
    Jefferson Airplane Starship after Nuclear Furniture. Loved them from the first album onwards but lost interest after that, around 1984 or so.
  6. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident

    Irmo, SC
    Rush-Hold Your Fire
  7. mikaal

    mikaal Forum Resident

    I keep giving Depeche Mode the benefit of the doubt....but after Spirit I can safely say my cut off album is Exciter.
  8. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    Black Sabbath - Vol.4
    The Moody Blues - Seventh Sojourn
    Alice Cooper - Muscle of Love
    Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    The Who - Who Are You
    Chicago - IX

    I'm sure there are lots more, but those came to mind without much effort.
  9. geddyfleaharris

    geddyfleaharris Forum Resident

    Early R.E.M. Is great but yeah, Shiny Happy People pretty much did me in.
  10. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    Yes, 90125.
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  11. Electric

    Electric The Medium is the Massage

    Vancouver, CANADA
    Blood Sweat and Tears - Child is Father to the Man
  12. Radiohead - Pop Is Dead
  13. drasil

    drasil Former Resident

    ITT: 80s albums by classic rock musicians.
  14. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    Queensryche - Promised Land (everything after is not good at all)
    The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
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  15. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

    The Who - It's Hard
    Yes - Fly From Here
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia (I have no problem with their later work, I just can't get into it for whatever reason)
    Styx - Kilroy Is Here
    The Kinks - Word Of Mouth
    Marshall Tucker Band - Greetings From South Carolina
    Elton John - Made In England
  16. hi_watt

    hi_watt Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA
    Pink Floyd's The Final Cut
  17. Cherrycherry

    Cherrycherry Forum Resident

    Guns N Roses -GNR Lies
    Metallica - And Justice For All
    John Mellencamp - Human Wheels
    Sonic Youth -Daydream Nation
    U2 - Unforgettable Fire
  18. wileycoyote

    wileycoyote Forum Resident

    Kiss - Revenge
  19. pickwick33

    pickwick33 Forum Resident

    Even so, there's always the possibility that their new thing isn't your thing.
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  20. pickwick33

    pickwick33 Forum Resident

    Which must mean you're not a BS&T fan at all...
  21. Linto

    Linto Mayor of Simpleton

    REM - New Adventures in HIFI
    Blondie - Eat to the Beat
    Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
    Beach Boys - Holland
    Pink Floyd - Piper
    The Kinks - Arthur
    Madness - Absolutely
    The Police - Regatta de Blanc
    Bowie - Let's Dance
  22. Electric

    Electric The Medium is the Massage

    Vancouver, CANADA
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  23. pickwick33

    pickwick33 Forum Resident

    Earth, Wind & Fire - Spirit
    Bob Seger - Stranger In Town
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  24. Chuckee

    Chuckee Forum Resident

    Upstate, NY, USA
    Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
    Paul McCartney - Flowers in the Dirt
    Beach Boys - LA Album
    B-52s - Only listen to the 1st 2

    I may have later LPs, but rarely if ever listen to them.
  25. Hamhead

    Hamhead Sinatra promo specialist

    Beach Boys - Holland
    Shonen Knife - Happy Hour
    Barenaked Ladies - Born On A Pirate Ship
    Frank Sinatra - LA Is My Lady
    Marshall Tucker Band - Tenth
    Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is
    The Moody Blues - Seventh Sojourn
    The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies
    Chicago - VII
    Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
    The Who - Quadrophenia
    The Association - Insight Out
    Grand Funk - Survival
    Monkees - PAC&JLTD
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