Essential Schmindie albums

A Listmania! list by Schmindie Kid (Manchester, UK)
 
Metal Box
1.  Metal Box by Public Image Limited
The list author says:
  "Lydon's true legacy: scratching, scabrous guitars dying a thousand deaths over churning dub bass and danceable drums. And Jonny just makes a hell of a racket over the top. Sublime."
Used & New from: £21.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Chairs Missing
2.  Chairs Missing by Wire
The list author says:
  "The first three Wire albums are all brilliant, but if I had to choose just one, it would be this. The whole gamut of emotions, and in great sharp bursts of pop perfection."
£21.95   Used & New from: £6.33
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Entertainment
3.  Entertainment by Gang of Four
The list author says:
  "Trendier than hell but undeniably influential. Their second album is also pretty great."
£9.50   Used & New from: £2.79
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Meat Puppets II
4.  Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
The list author says:
  "The beginnings of alt-country? Whatever, wonderfully ramshackle songs with a timeless sound, and vocals so hopelessly indie that they hurt."
£13.94   Used & New from: £4.94
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Vs
5.  Vs by Mission Of Burma
The list author says:
  "One of the greatest bands you've never heard of, with an album that manages to combine noise and melody with perfection. Unmissable."
£13.95   Used & New from: £4.57
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Hex Enduction Hour
6.  Hex Enduction Hour by The Fall
The list author says:
  "Shambling songs, impenetrable lyrics, crazed cover art. No it's not Pavement, though they do owe a lot to this album. A great starter for those brave enough to take on the mighty Fall."
£9.99   Used & New from: £4.73
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Reckoning
7.  Reckoning by R.E.M.
The list author says:
  "It sounds as though it was recorded a thousand years ago, but there is something timeless about this collection of jangly joy. In my opinion their finest album."
£10.00   Used & New from: £1.06
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Sound Affects
8.  Sound Affects by The Jam
The list author says:
  "The Jam discover Post-punk. Arguably their best album, and certainly their most varied."
£9.84   Used & New from: £3.05
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

The Holy Bible
9.  The Holy Bible by Manic Street Preachers
The list author says:
  "Forget how unfashionable the Manics are - this album is amazing. Lyrically and musically impeccable, it's only fault is that it's beloved of people who feel the need to quote Plath and wear glitter..."
£6.46   Used & New from: £2.72
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

Dirk Wears White Sox
10.  Dirk Wears White Sox by Adam & The Ants
The list author says:
  "Studied attempt to fit into the zeitgeist, or genuinely inspired? Either way, this long-overlooked gem should be in your collection."
£15.99   Used & New from: £3.04
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Meat Is Murder
11.  Meat Is Murder by The Smiths
The list author says:
  "Forget 'The Queen is Dead', this is the apogee of Messrs Morrissey and Marr's careers. The addition of 'How Soon is Now' only makes the best even better."
£6.78   Used & New from: £2.58
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 28/02/2005
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