Author Topic: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996  (Read 1720 times)

Re: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2021, 06:42:30 PM »
my favourite album of 1996 might be my favourite album - Labradford's S/T release.

not been re-pressed for yonks and fetches £50+ easy, sadly

Re: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2021, 07:52:28 PM »
Did Shack's Waterpistol finally get a release in 96 or was it late 95?

Re: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2021, 08:44:16 PM »
Did Shack's Waterpistol finally get a release in 96 or was it late 95?

'95 and The Strands album was '97.

I only started the thread to see who you would have to win the Norman world cup thing, but if we're going to just list albums released in 1996, I'll have Denim on Ice and Pioneer Soundtracks.

Re: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2021, 09:24:28 PM »
It'd take me a while to think of a 1996 album off the top of my head and the album would be Emperor Tomato Ketchup, which I'm not even that keen on.


There is something off about the year for me, in a zeitgeisty sense most of the notable releases for me feel kinda trapped between eras.

purlieu

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Re: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2021, 09:49:12 PM »
Oh bloody hell, I forgot The Divine Comedy's Casanova and The Boo Radleys' C'mon Kids from my list.

Was just reminded of C'mon Kids because it's pretty much the only attempt at going beyond britpop that was attempted by any of the major players that year. It's definitely a bit of a weird year, with comparatively few era-defining records compared to the ones around it, for better or worse. Even on the electronic side of things, Dead Cities, In Sides and Second Toughest in the Infants are all loved, but they've been eclipsed by Dig Your Own Hole, Fat of the Land and Homework from the following year.

Re: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2021, 11:09:35 PM »
The hip hop selections are hella weak, at first I assumed they just picked the biggest sellers, but there is no way Mobb Deep would be there. These are superior...

Kool Keith - Dr Octagonecologyst
Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus
Heltah Skeltah - Nocturnal
The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
Ghostface Killah - Ironman
Poor Righteous Teachers - New World Order

Surprised Dr Octagon didn’t get a look in, non-hip hoppers tend to love it.

chveik

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Re: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2021, 11:23:03 PM »
Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus

1997 mate

Re: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2021, 12:36:41 AM »
Yeah, I was getting mixed up with the EP. Apologies to anyone affected by this sordid incident, I have banned myself from posting until I can trust myself to not to fuck it up again.

chveik

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Re: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2021, 01:12:19 AM »
The hip hop selections are hella weak, at first I assumed they just picked the biggest sellers, but there is no way Mobb Deep would be there. These are superior...

the best hip hop realease of '96 is DJ Screw's June 27th tape.

i do quite like Reasonable Doubt and ATLiens though, dunno if that makes me a hip hop dunce.

Re: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2021, 05:15:32 AM »
Not a great year, but here's two that still stand out for me....

Animals That Swim - I was the king. I really was the king


Low - The Curtain Hits the Cast

Re: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2021, 10:03:41 AM »
Why?!

Their job is to sell records. Why post sarcastic reviews that actively discourage people from buying records. Specifically my records. Cunts to a man. I'm pirating all music until they close down.

Re: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2021, 11:52:44 AM »
Their job is to sell records. Why post sarcastic reviews that actively discourage people from buying records. Specifically my records. Cunts to a man. I'm pirating all music until they close down.

That's a shame. I quite like it when record shops feel they can be critical of releases - their slating of Public Service Broadcasting was great - but it can't be nice when you're on the receiving end.

Re: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2021, 10:36:56 PM »
Their job is to sell records. Why post sarcastic reviews that actively discourage people from buying records. Specifically my records. Cunts to a man. I'm pirating all music until they close down.

I hate this about them, they've dissed stuff or people I wanted to buy from them, but I never even thought that there might actually be musicians who are aware of it.

Re: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996
« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2021, 07:40:15 PM »
From https://www.normanrecords.com/features/upcoming-albums-2021 (which is probably the sort of thing that changes all the time)

Damon Albarn - The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
(12th November)

Really hope the title of this one is an indicator that Damon Albarn has gone full Yellow River Boys and made an album about drinking piss.

Re: Norman Records' Best Albums of 1996
« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2021, 07:55:20 PM »

Mad that Dead Cities and Work and Non-Work aren't on that list but If You're Feeling Sinister would still win.  Disappointed in Norman's but their still the place I get nearly all my records if I have to get them on-line.  They'll always sort you out if you give them a bell.

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