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Speaking of crusty white dads, there’s an updated 100 best songs of all time list from Rolling Stone and yes, it’s bad. They did put Int’l Players Anthem on it though so it’s not IRRedeemable (typo in first draft). I Want You Back is not on it??

tough but fair, i think this ratio is correct

@alex *Barry from High Fidelity voice* how can you own a music magazine when you have no interest in music?

@alex I barely know Spoon, but a couple Wilco albums are favorites of mine

@touk "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" is an excellent entry point to Spoon for wilco likers as it also wears the influence of just the first two steely dan records on its sleeve

@alex That is a memorable name, I'm pretty sure I listened to that in 2008 or whenever

@touk The Underdog and You Got Yr Cherry Bomb were both big alt radio hits—got them on SNL

@touk @alex Wilco and I had a relatively brief but absolutely torrid, obsessive love affair from YHF through to the live record. Similarly, Spoon and I were FWBs from Girls Can Tell on to Ga Ga etc. Me and side A of Gimme Fiction banged twice a day for like a year.

@alex Ok @shane
1. That's centered right around A Ghost Is Born. My favorite. I won't argue "best", who cares, just my favorite.
2. Spoonwise that's around The Way We Get By, the song I most associate with them (unless there are some singles I didn't realize are Spoon)

@alex @PhoebeWallerPalladino @shane Fatherhood is a spectrum (Spoon-Wilco Spectrum) [SWS] {not real}

@alex To be fair I had to give Wilco a few tries before it clicked

@touk @alex I personally think Gimme Fiction is a stronger record to start on, but Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is solid

@jaytom @alex love that classic Queen song, Radio Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

@alex @touk “Girls Can Tell” also a nearly perfect album to me

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