There are always several considerations to be made when you’re compiling a list. Everyone knows you need some qualifiers.
On my way to work this morning I grabbed a couple Gun cds along with El Presidente. The latter became an immediate favorite of mine from the get-go. It has energy and attitude. But everything keeps pointing to that being their one and only album. Can I safely list them on my ‘Favorite Scottish Bands’ list?
If so, this is the order I’m feeling today:
- (The Mighty, Mighty) Primal Scream
- Simple Minds
- Jesus and Mary Chain
- El Presidente
- Cocteau Twins
- The Shamen
- The Close Lobsters
- Aztec Camera
Now here’s where I meander – I won’t consider De Rosa (whose debut I luv) until I hear their next album. Yet I don’t hesitate including El Prez. Another band I have a ‘wait and see’ attitude on is Franz Ferdinand. Saw them live & that really boosted what I thought of them, but just putting on their CDs doesn’t do as much for me.