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Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

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Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

Postby christopher » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:52 am

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Re: Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

Postby fisticuffs » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:08 am

Seems to me like someone is playing fast and loose with the term "Pop".
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Re: Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

Postby sule » Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:39 pm

hahahahahahahahahahahaha
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Re: Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

Postby Walter » Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:38 pm

I haven't commented because I haven't been able to figure out how to spell the sound eyes make when rolling.
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Re: Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

Postby defactobrigade » Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:56 pm

W.W.R.A.D. ???!??!?
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Re: Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

Postby sule » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:46 am

Walter wrote:I haven't commented because I haven't been able to figure out how to spell the sound eyes make when rolling.


i think that might possibly sound like *scrunchawockawocka*
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Re: Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

Postby christopher » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:30 am

W.W.R.A.D. !!!!!!
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Re: Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

Postby supaunknown » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:39 am

When Will Rich Albertoni Die?

Totally kidding! Way harsh. Please forgive.

I didn't much care for the Top 25 list though.
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Re: Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

Postby defactobrigade » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:56 pm

supaunknown wrote:When Will Rich Albertoni Die?

Totally kidding! Way harsh. Please forgive.

I didn't much care for the Top 25 list though.


NOT what I meant, but pretty damn hilarious nonetheless.
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Re: Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

Postby rick » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:06 am

Gotta defend Rich here, kidding or not.

You should know that Rich listens to every album that comes in to the Isthmus, whether he reviews it or not. He has helped me with the MAMAs in determining who has released albums. Last year we ended up with a list of about 120. Not all these get submitted to the Isthmus but I consider him a committed local music supporter that takes the time to do his homework. The Isthmus is not his full-time job.

Looked to me like he had other input if you read the fine print at the end of the article.
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Re: Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

Postby zippy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:38 am

Sorry but few people seem to read the Isthmus for anything but the guide. To think this board or people in general would care one way or the other what they think about local releases past or present just shows the Isthmus inflated ego is operating at full force when it comes to its illusions as scenemakers in madison's art community.
During the Isthmus protracted reign as arbiters of all things madison the music community has seen the need many times for a media source that would actually cover the music scene. Publications such as Ricks Cafe and the Mad City Music sheet have come and gone but the Isthmus seems to think its doing just fine. Meanwhile its proclamations generally meet with a yawn when noticed at all.
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Re: Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

Postby cloudy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:20 pm

Aw c'mon now - it was a fun article bringing attention to the vast range and influence (relatively speaking) of Madison musicians. I don't have the knowledge to critique his choices, but isn't it good to acknowledge these records? Did he make some egregious oversights?
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Re: Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

Postby supaunknown » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:58 pm

Creating a top-25 list like that is a no-win situation. So why do it? To get paid as a writer? OK. To stir controversy? I can't put my finger on what precisely irks me about the list but perhaps it's just that it seemed so calculated and safe.
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Re: Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

Postby dave esmond » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:27 pm

Remove the word pop and I don't have a problem the list in general. Are Killdozer, Tar Babies, Ben Sidran and Peter & Lou really "pop"? After that they're all decent albums that highlight some part of Madison's musical history.

Like all top 25 whatever lists there's a lot on there that I wouldn't have picked and quite a few I would have added instead. But that's just down to personal tastes.
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Re: Top 25 Madison Pop Albums Of All Time

Postby Walter » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:21 pm

Dave's right about the personal tastes.

For Killdozer alone, I'd take off "Twelve Point Buck" and substitute "Intellectuals Are The Shoeshine Boys Of The Ruling Elite" or "Snakeboy" for those who like a more sensitive and polished product. The liner notes on "Shoeshine Boys" alone push it over the top ("Write to Killdozer at 933 Williamson Street #2, Madison, WI 53703 <------it's The House with the P.V.M. in front! Stop by and Have a cold Huber Beer! or ten!").

Completely unrelated, my favorite T-shirts of yore were Killdozer shirts. I wish I could get another one of the guy with the bulldogs biting him and the one titled "Our Friend, the Artificial Inseminator". Pure gold, baby.

And not the Tar Babies' "Fried Milk"? Dude, I played it so much my cassette got eaten by the Clarion tape deck in my 1976 Ford Pinto wagon. God DAMN IT!
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