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Most Underrated Albums of all time the YOU know of.
« on: May 15, 2018, 04:36:38 PM »

I think it's safe to say we haven't heard everything. :)

I'll start.

Ram- Paul McCartney.

I listened to it again the other day. Pretty much perfect.  8)
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Re: Most Underrated Albums of all time the YOU know of.
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 12:49:45 AM »

RAM was under rated when it was released although uncle albert/admiral halsey was a hit and I suspect the album sold pretty well and these days it is generally rated in the top part of Paul's solo output.

Here are some I can think of:

Kevin Ayers - Yes We Have No Mananas
Ayers deliberately avoided stardom by refusing to tour very much. But this album is full of good songs, I think pif it as an unknown classic. Most Ayers fans wouldn't put this as number one though.

Soft Machine - Softs
Karl Jenkins had become the principle composer, he later became the most popular living classical composer. But this album is full of beautiful music, that's really exciting. I always felt it should have been much better known. In a similar vein Gong's Gazeuse.

Van Dyke Parks - Jump!
Best known for working with Brian Wilson on SMiLE, but this album shows he could write clever songs and do amazing arrangements. Also the other album he did with Wilson  "Orange Crate Art" is a really under appreciated gem.

Moon Safari - Blomljud
Swedish proggy band with great multipart harmonies. Very much under the radar but create great songs.

Rich Goodhart - Shaman Mirror Medicine Tree
An online friend of mine. But this album shows a lifetime devoted to making his own way and an ability to capture amazing timbres on tape.

Andrew Baker - Various
I just recently stumbled across this guy who has been composing since the early 70s and has a fully developed artistic vision expressed in a number of media, film, writing & music. Generally they're performed on composing software. But he's my obscure recent find, I find his work fascinating.

I've probably taken the obscurity thing a bit further than intended, but it kind of lined up with what I'd been thinking about.
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Re: Most Underrated Albums of all time the YOU know of.
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 05:47:11 AM »

Oh cool, thank Keri. I was hoping this would lead to new material to try out.  8)
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Re: Most Underrated Albums of all time the YOU know of.
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2018, 05:35:56 PM »

I didn't really mean them as recommendations, it'd be very cool if you came to like something from that list, I just found it interesting to think about albums that to me seem like classics but aren't well known. There are lots of albums that have had a strong impact upon me that aren't well known.
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Re: Most Underrated Albums of all time the YOU know of.
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2018, 06:07:00 PM »

There are several I'd list....darn near anything by Pugwash,
"The Brooklyn Side" by The Bottle Rockets
"Crawdaddy" by The Darling Buds
"A World of My Own" by Derrick Anderson
"My Favorite Revolution" by Eugene Edwards
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