Friday, September 12, 2014

Ranking The Church: from Of Skins & Heart to Untitled #23 with author Robert Dean Lurie

Today marks the 11th edition of a special series within my weekly feature, Friday on the Turntable. Instead of looking at one album, I am featuring all of the studio albums from the Australian band - The Church - and ranking them. It was a mammoth task, and proved frustrating when putting albums that I love against other ones that I love. Nonetheless, I've provided a ranked list - from #15 (good) - #1 (the best). I invited my friend - and author of No Certainty Attached: Steve Kilbey and The Church - Robert Dean Lurie, to share his own list.

If you would like the short / textual version of the list, please scroll past the video. As always, I look forward to reading your comments and feedback. At the very bottom of this article is a link to a playlist of The Church that I created in Spotify, which features my 3 favorite songs from each album - along with a couple other songs that I wanted you to hear. :)

Also check out The 15 Best Songs of The Church feature - here


The text/pics version is below - don't scroll down yet if you want to enjoy the video.





#15: Forget Yourself (2003)
Songs: Maya, June, Sealine

#14: Magician Among The Spirits (1996)
Songs: Comedown, Ladyboy, Afterimage

#13: Sometime Anywhere (1994)
Songs: My Little Problem, Business Woman, Lullaby


#12: Uninvited, Like The Clouds (2006)
Songs: Unified Field, Easy, Untoward

#11: After Everything Now This (2002)
Songs: Numbers, After Everything, Invisible

#10: Hologram of Baal (1998)
Songs: Anasthesia, Louisiana, Another Earth


#9: Gold Afternoon Fix (1990)
Songs: Metropolis, Laughing, Grind

#8: Untitled #23 (2009)
Songs: Space Saviour, Anchorage, Operetta

#7: Of Skins and Heart (1981)
Songs: The Unguarded Moment, Bel-Air, Is This Where You Live


#6: The Blurred Crusade (1982)
Songs: Almost With You, You Took, An Interlude

#5: Remote Luxury (1984)
Songs: A Month of Sundays, No Explanation, Shadow Cabinet

#4: Seance (1983)
Songs: One Day, Electric Lash, Fly


#3: Priest=Aura (1992)
Songs: Ripple, Feel, The Disillusionist

#2: Heyday (1986)
Songs: Already Yesterday, Happy Hunting Ground, Tantalized

#1: Starfish (1988)
Songs: Reptile, Destination, North South East and West



Robert's book on The Church:

Listen to the songs featured above



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