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09-30-2003, 10:28 PM
Perhaps this is a bit presumptuous, considering I'm just getting deep into E6 now, but I need a rough idea of the essentials of the 'collective listening. So have at it!

My rough list of 5 based on what I've heard so far:

(in no particular order)
1. Neutral Milk Hotel - In An Aeroplane Over The Sea
2. Olivia Tremor Control - Black Foliage
3. Of Montreal - Early 4 track Recordings
4. Elf Power - A Dream In Sound
5. Of Montreal - Coquelicot....

09-30-2003, 10:42 PM
Neutral milk hotel is good stuff.
I'm gonna sleep there when my bones are chalky and if i never wake up the cause of death will be overlyhappinessandobscuredreamshavingtoduewithmonk ieswhohaveexzema

That Other God
10-01-2003, 02:48 AM
gerbils man, dont forget the gerbils! and late b.p. helium and pipes you see and......... oh god, all of them. there is no top 10.

10-01-2003, 02:49 AM
i'll only name #1, and that's Aeroplane

10-01-2003, 06:20 AM
I tried to spread them out a bit.way too many favorites-but here we go....

Black Foilage
Everything Is Green
Cherry Peel
Her Wallpaper Reverie
Argyle Heir
The Winter is Coming
Pyramid Landing
When Your Heartstrings Break
Are You Sleepy?

They are in no order, yet Aerplane is definately no. 1.

10-01-2003, 07:56 AM
in order...

1. olivia tremor control - black foliage
2. neutral milk hotel - on avery island
3. olivia tremor control - dusk at cubist castle
4. neutral milk hotel - in the aeroplane...
5. black swan network - grains and sauces 7"
6. major organ and the adding machine - s/t
7. sunshine fix - age of the sun
8. apples in stereo - her wallpaper reverie
9. olivia tremor control - singles and beyond
10. frosted ambassador - s/t

10-01-2003, 08:24 AM
Gay Parade
Fun Trick Noisemaker
Cul-De-Sacs & Dead Ends
A Dream in Sound
Cherry Peel
Marshmallow Coasting
Are You Sleepy
Tone Soul Evolution
Ride the lightning
Great Lakes

Andy McAllister
10-01-2003, 08:46 AM
i personally think that the ladybug transistor album "albemarle sound" was over looked by everyone. I think its one of the best e6 type albums to come out. the way it's recorded and sounds is out-standing, and the songs are top notch!

10-01-2003, 08:57 AM
dammit! i forgot the music tapes "1st imaginary symphony for nomad" and of montreals "coquelicot"
maybe we should make it top 25.

floating norman
10-01-2003, 09:21 AM
quite a choice to make, but here's mine:
circulatory system-s/t
olivia tremor control-black foliage
of montreal-gay parade
apples in stereo-discovery...
neutral milk hotel-itaots
the minders-hooray for tuesday
olivia tremor control-dusk at cubist castle
of montreal-petite tradgedy
elf power-dream in sound
essex green-everything is green

10-01-2003, 10:03 AM
these are not necessarily my top ones, but the ones i've listened to the most over the years:

dusk at cubist castle: olivia tremor control
black foliage: olivia tremor control
tone soul evolution: apples in stereo
dream in sound: elf power
everything is green: essex green
albermarle sound: ladybug transistor
when your heartstrings break: beulah
hooray for tuesday: the minders
gay parade: of montreal
petite tragedy: of montreal
pyramid landing: marbles

10-01-2003, 10:21 AM
i found something that works for me rather. how about my favorite albums from each band? sure.

olivia tremor control - black foliage
neutral milk hotel - on avery island
apples in stereo - her wallpaper reverie
essex green - everything is green
of montreal - coquelicot asleep in the poppies
the minders - hooray for tuesday
sunshine fix - age of the sun
black swan network - grains and sauces 7"
music tapes - 1st imaginary symphony for nomad

10-01-2003, 01:10 PM

nobody put the circulatory system!!!!!

edit: nevermind floatin norman did, i just woke up and this text is small.

[Edited on 10-1-2003 by nervesandgel]

el topo
10-01-2003, 03:45 PM
Yay! Top 10 lists!
Well, at least this one is slightly easier than naming my top ten favorite movies. Except for these first two, so I'm just going to say that they're tied...

[I'm cheating and limiting myself to one album by each artist. I want to give each band its due (and I'm still leaving some out...!)]

1) Dusk at Cubist Castle (Olivia Tremor Control)
1) In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (Neutral Milk Hotel)
3) The Albemarle Sound (Ladybug Transistor)
4) The Long Goodbye (Essex Green)
5) Dressy Bessy (Dressy Bessy)
6) Discovery of a World Inside the Moone (Apples in Stereo)
7) Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies... (Of Montreal)
8) The Winter is Coming (Elf Power)
9) The 1st Imaginary Symphony for Nomad (Music Tapes)
10) When Your Heartstrings Break (Beulah)

Nersandgel: sorry I didn't include Circulatory System; I love that album very much...

[Edited on 10-1-2003 by el topo]

el topo
10-01-2003, 03:49 PM
Typewriters: I'm pleased you included the Black Swan Network 7". That single is awesome. :)

10-01-2003, 08:36 PM
I'm not even going to attempt this one, but I noticed a number of people have the Marbles album Pyramid Landing on their lists and I don't know a thing about that band or album.

10-02-2003, 08:09 AM
Originally posted by el topo
Typewriters: I'm pleased you included the Black Swan Network 7". That single is awesome. :)
man its awesome. i just won the BSN split w. OTC so im excited to hear it!

10-03-2003, 03:49 PM
1. cocquelicot
2. gay parade
3. horse and elephant eatery
4. cherry peel
5. discovery of a world...
6. hooray for tuesday
7. aldhil's arboretum
8. pink hearts yellow moons
9. little music
10. cul de sacs and dead ends

nice man washing
10-03-2003, 05:17 PM
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Circulatory System
Black Foliage
Gay Parade
Dusk At Cubist Castle
On Avery Island
Tone Soul Evolution
Individualized Shirts
1st Imaginary Symphony For Nomad

And that's all the E6 I have . . .

10-04-2003, 06:06 AM
Remember awhile back when we had a discussion about XTC? Well, maybe you do and maybe you don't, but for those of you who LOVE Hooray for Tuesday by the Minders I highly recommend XTC to you then!!!

They are one of my fave bands for sure, and I love Hooray for Tuesday.. Its a VERY XTC album!!

Just a thought...
jenny p

10-04-2003, 06:58 AM
Originally posted by dolemites_sister

gotta love XTC

10-06-2003, 01:49 PM
even better than xtc is their persona dukes of the stratosphere..a must for otc fans.