Saturday, November 17, 2007

Music: Albums That Are Too Long

The AV Club had a recent piece on albums that would have made better EPs. I'm thinking of albums that were just one or two songs too long.

  • My Morning Jacket, "It Still Moves" (even Pitchfork agrees)
  • The Stone Roses, "Second Coming"
  • Matthew Sweet, "Altered Beast"
  • Spiritualized, "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space" (should have stopped before "Cop Shoot Cop")
  • Tindersticks, first and second albums (blasphemy, I know)
  • Every Prince album after "Purple Rain"
  • The Beatles, "White Album"?

Which albums are too short?

  • Tindersticks' "Can Our Love.." 45 minutes, but only 8 tracks)
  • Weezer, the Green album
  • Every country album ever made

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