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

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

  1. It's the first track on side 1! Followed by 'Fantasy'. How's that for a one-two punch?
     
  2. SonyTek

    SonyTek Well-Known Member

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    Styx - everything after Crystal Ball stynx IMHO

    Stones - everything after IORnR

    Who - everything after Who's Next

    Yes - everything after GFTO
     
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  3. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Resident

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    Jersey Shore
    U2-Achtung Baby
    Elton John-Blue Moves
    R.E.M.-Automatic For The People
    Who-Who Are You
    B-52's-Wild Planet
    Heart-BeBe Le Strange
    John Mellencamp-Scarecrow
    Madonna-Like A Prayer
    Prince-Purple Rain
    Rush-Signals
    Van Halen-1984
    Yes-Drama
     
  4. rod

    rod Well-Known Member

    Bee Gees - Odessa
    Big Brother & The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
    Jackson Browne - The Pretender
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
    Doors - L.A. Woman
    Eagles - Hotel California
    Flying Burrito Bros - Burrito Deluxe
    Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant
    Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection
    Joni Mitchell - Ladies Of The Canyon
    Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
    Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town
    Tim Buckley - Starsailor
    Tom Waits - Heartattack And Vine
    Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
     
  5. Cherrycherry

    Cherrycherry Forum Resident

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    ISWYDT
     
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  6. pickwick33

    pickwick33 Forum Resident

    I'll admit to not liking "Fantasy" because it's the very epitome of how smooth EWF became after '75, but maybe I'll check out some online soundclips of the rest...
     
  7. Spsesq

    Spsesq Well-Known Member

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    My stopped buying after what album list:
    Billy Joel-52nd Street
    Styx-Paradise Theater
    Genesis-Invisible Touch
    Stones-Tattoo You
    McCartney-Band on the Run
    Pink Floyd-The Wall
    The Who-Face Dances
    Elvis Costello-Imperial Bedroom
    Todd Rundgren-Healing
    Phil Collins- Hello I Must be Going
    R.E.M.- Automatic for the People
    Elton John- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
     
  8. ManFromCouv

    ManFromCouv Employee #3541

    My Kinks cuts off at Muswell Hillbillies, except that I have a soft spot for Sleepwalker, so I had to get that one too. It's like a hard cut-off with an addendum.
     
  9. 131east23

    131east23 Forum Resident

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    I used to. In fact back in the album era I ignored bootlegs and things that were "unofficial" thinking that if they weren't ok'ed by the band I should just pass. I try to be more open to things I passed over or instituted a cutoff album for, like BOC. Fire of Unknown Origin was my cutoff for a long time. I never felt that some of my favorite bands of the 70's made it into 80's with strong showings.
     
  10. ManFromCouv

    ManFromCouv Employee #3541

    That's definitely one. :agree:
     
  11. vonwegen

    vonwegen Forum Resident

    Dylan - Love And Theft
    Rolling Stones - Bridges To Babylon
    The Clash - Combat Rock
    R.E.M. - UP.

    Fine albums all, but after that...
     
  12. Johnny Rocker

    Johnny Rocker Forum Resident

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    I think for a band that is successful with a few hits and great albums, they might run out of steam in the creativity department. There are a very few bands that can go full steam with hits through out their entire existence. But I think of albums as a step process of excellence.....Some debut albums are great, some are not so great. Some groups get better with age some get worse. It is what it is......:cool:
     
  13. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

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    Todd Rundgren - Healing
    Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Aerosmith - Aerosmith
    Chicago - Chicago III
    Eric Clapton - Money & Cigarettes
    T.Rex - Tanx
    Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing
    Rolling Stones - Steel Wheels
    Led Zep - Physical Graffiti
    Queen - The Game
    Elvis Costello - Spike
    Gary Numan - Telekon
    U2 - The Joshua Tree
    Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
     
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  14. kellys

    kellys Well-Known Member

    I'm with you on that one. Sleepwalker is the album that got me into the kinks.
     
  15. Marc Perman

    Marc Perman Forum Resident

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    All Is Dream is great though, don't you think? I like it even more than Deserter's Songs.
     
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  16. markp

    markp Forum Resident

    I have found myself experiencing what I call the "snap back" with artists I initially collected everything, and then at some point, I was not enjoying any/all of of the new releases I was automatically purchasing.

    Examples include Neil Young, with whom I made it up to Living with War, maintaining his complete catalog. After Living with War, I admitted to myself I really liked all the albums up through Live Rust, and Harvest Moon, and got rid of everything else

    Same thing happened with these artists:
    Bruce Springsteen - gave up after Magic, and snapped back to having only BTR, Darkness, River, the official Hammersmith show, and 4-5 bootleg concert recordings from 1974-1980.
    Van Morrison - snapped back after "What's Wrong with this Picture". Now my Van collection is Astral Weeks, Moondance, Tupelo Honey, St. Dominics, Too Late to Stop Now, Live at the Roxy, live at Grand Opera House, Live in San Francisco, and about 10 live boots from the 1970's up to late 1990's.

    Firm Cut-off's
    Elton John after Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Aerosmith - after Rocks
    Blue Oyster Cult - after the 1970's
    Heart - after Dog and Butterfly

    Artists for whom I collect widely and never anticipate a "snap back" - Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Joni Mitchell, Charles Mingus, McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd, Geri ALlen, Thelonious Monk, Rolling Stones.
     
  17. They were 'smooth' all along. Last Days And Time had 'Where Have All The Flowers Gone' as well as 'Power'. 'The World Is A Masquerade' was in a similar vein. I don't really get why some people bemoan EWF for not being gutbucket funksters, like that was the only way to be funky. Never what they were about. 'Fantasy' has one hell of a funky bassline, but there's a lot more going on.
     
  18. Erik B.

    Erik B. Forum Resident

    Not if it's Kiss' debut
     
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  19. Zep Fan

    Zep Fan Forum Resident

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    Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick (1977)

    Deep Purple - Made In Japan

    Robert Plant - Now & Zen

    ELP - Welcome Back My Friends
     
  20. supersquonk

    supersquonk Forum Resident

    Interesting how many of these fadeouts are early 80s.

    STONES - Tattoo You
    The Who - It's Hard
    Van Morrison - Wavelength
    Paul McCartney - Tug of War
    Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
    Jethro Tull - much weakness after Thick as a Brick, but Crest of a Knave is when I officially tapped out
    Bowie - Scary Monsters, though Let's Dance has 4 very good tunes.
    Yes - Really 90125 should be the cut off, though I was along for the ride until they got the fake singers
    Queen - Hot Space possibly the most disappointing LP of all time. Last album I ever bought by Queen.
    Genesis - things get rough mid-80s, but Congo is the only fully non-legit LP, IMO.
    Zeppelin - good until the end, and that includes Coda
     
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  21. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway Lodger

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    I've sold all my discs from after Freedom and Tug of War.
     
  22. kiddo4

    kiddo4 Active Member

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    Israel
    Cat Stevens - Catch Bull at Four
     
  23. munjeet

    munjeet Well-Known Member

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    Definitely great. There are individual tracks on Deserter's Songs that can't be beat, for me, but All Is Dream is more consistent from track-to-track, and may be a more satisfying listen overall. I'm not even sure exactly why their later material goes off the rails for me, it just does.
     
  24. PNeski@aol.com

    PNeski@aol.com Forum Resident

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    well I have a lot of the "Next batch" of lps and most are only a few good songs pre lp ,I like Walls and Bridges and Double Fantasy but only half ,same with the rest
     
  25. timind

    timind Forum Resident

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    The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street, although I did buy Some Girls when it was released.
    Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
    Cat Stevens - Catch Bull At Four
    Chicago - Chicago II
     

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