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The dude is really bright. His recorded output from 93 to 96 is incredible IMHO.
Why does everybody cut them off before Adore? I like Adore better than Mellon Collie…
I get that this is a common take on Adore, but there’s really only a more “electronic” sound on a few tracks. I agree it’s a departure and not solid gold, but Mellon Collie, IMO, could have done with some editing down, itself… and I like darkness, which is probably why I like Adore.That's okay you can like what you like but most prefer Mellon Collie, Siamese Dream over Adore which was a distinct departure from their progressive alt rock sound to a more electronic sound. The tumultuous time where they lost their keyboard to an OD and they kicked Jimmy out is pretty evident in the darkness of the music and the kind of hit and miss quality of the songs. In my opinion.
I wasn’t expecting this. there’s a Smashing Pumpkins show from 1988 in its entirely on YT. no Strats, Marshalls or Big Muffs. just a Mustang / Tele into Roland Jazz Choruses. heavy on The Smiths / The Cure post-punk. very cool stuff!
I'd bump that from 91 - 99. Gish was great, Eye was a great tune in 97, and Stand inside your love makes up for the less than stellar stuff on Machina. The band should have definitely fired their stylist circa 99.The dude is really bright. His recorded output from 93 to 96 is incredible IMHO.
In terms of commercial impact, The Cranberries strike down The Smiths, but that has an explanation, and that is that in the 80s the major record companies had not yet entered the alternative scene. The Smiths was jangle-pop with hints of post-punk and indie-pop, and the 5 years they were together were always in an independent discography, which was unable to commercially exploit their success on the Manchester scene. That's why The Smiths and Morrissey together have sold 7M copies and The Cranberries 50M.
None of what you just said is remotely in line with your posts regarding The Cranberries. In fact you consistently make absolute statements about them and always get your feathers ruffled when someone disagrees.I don't mind people like you making fun of my musical tastes. Music is subjective, and as such absolute truths do not exist.
You mean the absolute statements in the post above you? saying that The Cranberries have not influenced anyone, despite the fact that I have quoted many times people who cite Dolores as their great influence?None of what you just said is remotely in line with your posts regarding The Cranberries. In fact you consistently make absolute statements about them and always get your feathers ruffled when someone disagrees.
Are you a comedian?The Smiths was an early and poorer version of The Cranberries, only without that folk component of and with a tremendously better vocalist (the Irish band)
Are you a comedian?Do you think Morrissey is better vocalist than Dolores?
Yes!!!your a comedianI doubt both statements, but if they were true it would be 3 more chords than Morrissey knew. Dolores played the guitar since she was 16 years old