View Full Version : What would go on your "Best of Elephant 6" album?

10-15-2007, 05:54 AM
This is my first post. I've been reading this forum for some time, but always had trouble registering in the past (never getting activation emails), the new forums have fixed that problem for me!

I've always thought that this would be a good topic that i've never seen discussed. If the E6 guys were to ever release a 12 track "best of" for people looking to get into E6 bands, what would your 12 tracks be?

I won't offer mine yet, as I still feel i've only scratched the surface of E6 bands (nhm, of montreal, otc, circulatory system & elf power). This is partly the reason i started the topic to see what hidden gems I haven't discovered yet!

So, what would your tracks be?...

10-15-2007, 06:02 AM
it just can't be done

10-15-2007, 12:18 PM
uhhhhhhhh lemme think. i'm actually trying to make a mix tape right now of only e6 bands. its amazingly difficult... uhh

(in no order)
of montreal - dustin hoffman needs a bath
bp helium - candy for everyone
apples in stereo - bird you cant see
marbles - pyramid landing

(ahhhh hell, i have to go to work. i'll finish this later)

el topo
10-15-2007, 12:27 PM
My problem is it's hard to limit myself to just 12 E6 bands. :P

Here's a stab. It moves from the poppy, more radio-friendly stuff into the (slightly) more experimental and older E6 stuff.

1. The Apples in Stereo - Can You Feel It?
2. of Montreal - Disconnect the Dots
3. Great Lakes - Farther
4. The Minders - Same Time, Same Place
5. Beulah - Me and Jesus Don't Talk Anymore
6. The Essex Green - Don't Know Why (You Stay)
7. The Olivia Tremor Control - Hideaway
8. Major Organ and the Adding Machine - His Mister's Pet Whistles
9. Elf Power - Jane
10. Circulatory System - Days to Come (in Photographs)
11. Neutral Milk Hotel - Oh Comely
12. Gerbils - Grin

10-24-2007, 06:41 AM
for anyone felt in love with the collective.

In order:

1. Beulah - Ballad of the lonely argonaut
2. The Minders - Hahaha
3. Of Montreal - The miniature philosopher
4. Essex Green - Dont know why
5. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the aeroplane over the sea
6. Gerbils - The battle of the electricity
7. Apples in Stereo - Questions and Answers
8. Ladybug Transistor - Echoes
9. Olivia Tremor Control - Grass Cannons
10. Circulatory System - Forever

10-24-2007, 12:07 PM
I'd love a first disc with more conventional, pop-friendly songs (of Montreal, Chocolate USA), and the second with more experimental songs (Major Organ, the Music Tapes.)

That way everyone really gets a taste of each E6 spectrum.

10-24-2007, 06:55 PM
I'd make it an EP...

of montreal: nickee coco
olivia tremor control: I have been floated
neutral milk hotel: two headed boy
major organ and the adding machine: His Mister's Pet Whistles
r kellly: the zoo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHJ8N1o6gEA)

That's all.

uncle eggma
10-25-2007, 12:04 AM
I'd love a first disc with more conventional, pop-friendly songs (of Montreal, Chocolate USA), and the second with more experimental songs (Major Organ, the Music Tapes.)

That way everyone really gets a taste of each E6 spectrum.

yeah that sounds like a good idea.

10-25-2007, 12:59 PM
ditto the above.

pop-ish CD:

Hideaway- OTC
In the Aeroplane - NMH
Strawberryfire - AIS
The Reclusive Hero- Ladybug Transistor
Popular Mechanics - Beulah
All Tomorrows Parties (VU cover)- Music Tapes
Jacques Lemure - OM
Don't Stop- Minders
A Sunshine Fix - OTC
Don't Know Why (You Stay) - The Essex Green
All the Worlds Waiting - Elf Power
Song Against Sex - NMH

10-27-2007, 07:56 AM
lets do the experimental cd together...

my one:
Paranormal Echoes - OTC

10-27-2007, 08:32 AM
Trying to make it most accessible to regular music fans as an intro to E6 I thought I'd stick with the E6 "standards" and not get too obscure (i.e. Music Tapes, etc...) If someone really liked these songs and wanted to delve further they could easily find the other cool stuff. But if I was making an intro to E6 tape for someone who knew nothing about it I would use these songs.

My pop version:

1. Tin Pan Alley - The Apples In Stereo
2. A Good Man Is Easy To Kill - Beulah
3. Don't Know Why You Stay - Essex Green
4. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
5. Hideaway - OTC
6. Jumping Fences - OTC
7. Heimdalsgate - OM
8. So Begins Our Alabee - OM
9. Holland 1945 - NMH
10. Rainbow - AIS
11. Come Lie Down With Me - Elf Power
12. Go - AIS

10-27-2007, 09:11 PM
experiemental additions to experiemntal from me:
1. one of hte first 5 songs on the frosted ambassador CD.
2. Tropical Bells - OTC
3. March of the Gay Parade - OM
4. Wicky Pocky - A hawk and a Hacksaw
5 Aqua Waters ( and a pear shaped thought) - Black Swan Network