The Weekly Music Thread Gets Overplayed

Let’s discuss any and all music here. You’ve got a new artist who’s rocking your boat that you want to talk about? Post a video! Found out about that unearthed Coltrane album that has the jazz freak in you losing your mind? Lay it out for us! Do you have a theory about what your favorite band might do for their next album? Let’s hear it! Anything and everything music-related goes here.

This week’s discussion prompt (courtesy of a suggestion by the Avocado’s very own Pastyjournalist):

What albums do you love, but never feel the need to hear again?

Did you love an album so much at one point in your life that you ended up playing it to death? Was there a time where you ran a perfectly good album into the ground on account of having a limited selection of music at your disposal? Did a friend, family member, flatmate, neighbour, ex or someone else play an otherwise good album just a few times too many? Let us know down below!

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Nevermind changed my life when I was fourteen years old. The impact that album had on shaping my taste in music (and more importantly, all the great artists I discovered on account of Kurt Cobain recommending and championing the artists he loved at any opportunity) is immeasurable. I played that album constantly for months on end until I bought the newly-released Incesticide on Xmas eve (and got Bleach as a gift the next day!) but even then I still revisited Nevermind quite regularly. That said, even though I still love Nirvana to this day, I’ve only listened to that album from start to finish once in the past twenty years – these days when I want to hear Nirvana I generally grab In Utero or Incesticide.

I rarely skip a track from Nevermind if one pops up on shuffle, with the exception of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, which remains overplayed to this day. For years, my go-to version of that particular song has been the gloriously loose and sloppy live performance from the documentary film 1991: The Year Punk Broke.

(Highly recommended film, particularly for fans of Sonic Youth and Nirvana. Also features performances and guest appearances by Dinosaur Jr, The Ramones, Mudhoney, Babes in Toyland and Gumball.)

Of course, any and all music-related posts are welcome. So have fun and as always, rock out with yr guac out!