I agree with you. I saw Stereolab during this tour in 2006. I have a 'Fab Four Suture' t-shirt, and had all the 45 RPM's that compromise the album at one time.
Definitely. Great album to listen to all the way through, with a beginning and an ending. Other albums may have better songs, but FFS just flows as an album, which is ironic because it is a compilation of singles. Solid basic band sound with minimal horns, no strings or other ornamental sounds. The only thing missing is Mary and her counterpoint vocals, but that's just the way it is I guess. Thanks, Rick
Chemical Chords is also under rated.
I like all their later albums and EPs. Tim really did some amazing studio work and mixing. I also like the additional musicians they brought in. Tim is a such a great listener of music and he was able to pull parts and pieces from so many categories of music he likes. Cavern of Anti-matter seemed to go in the direction of early Lab influences like Neui. Hopefully Tim is cooking up some new ideas for Stereolab.
chemical chords is one of my favourite lab albums and i can't really explain why to be honest. I just think its a really beautiful album. As for Fab Four Suture, i completely agree. One of the first stereolab songs i ever listened to was "get a shot of the refrigerator" and i was like who are these mf geniuses!!
came here to say "chemical chords is underrated" and figured it had been said recently. but damn, I agree, that record is gorgeous. Valley Hi can make me almost cry. Vocal Phonothèque is one of their best album closers in a career full of them. Daisy Click Clack is so weird and uncanny and showtunesy, with that very human sounding piano——so very Stereolab but also not quite like anything they'd done before (and a direction I'd love to see them pursue if they ever make new music together). Title track is just fucking majestic. Neon Beanbag makes me feel like I could defeat my greatest foe. I could go on. But man, what a record, not talked about enough.