Artists' best albums that aren't their best
Well, not necessarily their 'best' but rappers whose highest acclaimed albums aren't their best. I often see this with debut albums, where a rapper always gets acclaim for his first release despite his discography containing far better albums. Take Nas for example, everybody praises Illmatic but I know some cats think It Was Written is a better album.
I had the same thought the other day while I was listening to Das EFX. These guys are mostly known and praised for their debut Dead Serious (and if you look on sites like www.rateyourmusic.com, it holds the highest score in their discography), but I was listening to Straight Up Sewaside and I can barely describe how much better it was to me. I mean, Dead Serious is classic but the whole album relies a lot (perhaps even a bit too much) on their iggedy style whereas their lyrical efforts on SUS are a lot wittier and their punchlines more clever and the album as a whole is just far greater.
Anyone else feel the same way about an artist (it doesn't have to be a rapper) and for the record, I don't mean albums you find more entertaining or prefer, but albums you really feel are better than their highest praised work.
Arctic Monkey's Everything People Say I am, That is What I'm Not (once again, their debut) is always mentioned as their magnum opus, but I think Favorite Worst Nightmare is the much better album.
IWW is not better than Illmatic. No way Josť.
I'm not sure I agree either but it's debatable.
Originally Posted by Pyramids On Mars
Things Fall Apart. Game Theory & Rising Down >>>
I can fucks with that, or at least with Game Theory being better than Things Fall Apart. Not too sure about Rising Down but that's one of those albums that when you listen to it is always better than you remember it was.
Originally Posted by Agent Zero