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    Album Cover Guessing Challenge

    Hey, always loved this game so thought why not bring it back. Guess the albums I've put down below, some are fairly easy, others a little more obscure post the artist and album title below:



    1. Radiohead - Ok Computer (Clive)
    2. The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth (Clive)
    3. Jet - Get Born (Steve)
    4. The Foo Fighters - The Colour & The Shape (Steve)
    5. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Live in Hyde Park
    6. The Shins - Port of Morrow
    7. Linkin Park - Meteora (Steve)
    8. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (Prime Time)
    9. The Killers - Hot Fuss (Steve)

    Scores
    1. Steve - 4
    2. 205Clive - 2
    3. Prime Time - 2
    Not guessed - 1


    Winner gets to go next.
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    3 is Get Born by Jet
    4 is The Colour and the Shape by Foo Fighters
    7 is Meteora by Linkin Park
    9 is Hot fuss by The Killers

    Those are the ones I'm pretty sure I definitely know. I also think that 1 may be By The Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers, but I'm not completely certain on that. Worth the guess, though.

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    Steve comes in hot with 4 correct guesses (I should have zoomed in more).

    Your Red Hot Chili Peppers guess was wrong though.

    I'll update the top bit tomorrow (am on my phone right now) but I'm impressed you got the Jet one, that was meant to be my slightly more difficult Aussie one that you guys may still have heard of so as to not make it impossible. Turns out they were bigger than I thought then.

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    Are You Gonna Be My Girl was everywhere at the time. I bought the album for that song, specifically, and wound up enjoying it. Never bought anymore, though. That style of music was all over the place in that era and I frankly got kinda tired of it. Similar to the rap/rock stuff from the prior stretch of time. I liked some of it at first but eventually just got to where I hated hearing it.

    Also damn. I thought I'd pulled one out of my ass with that RHCP guess. That really does resemble the cover to By The Way.

    **edit**

    I just looked up Get Born and I'd forgotten how strong that album was. Rollover DJ was alright, but I loved Look What You've Done and Cold Hard Bitch, in addition to Are You Gonna Be My Girl. I may have to give it a listen sometime soon, see what my ears think of it some 15 years later.

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    1 - Radiohead - OK Computer
    2 - The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth (Good album by the way)
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    205 Clive picks up two.

    Steve, Get Born is absolutely the band's best work however two more songs from their latter catalouge that I really like are Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is and Rip It Up from their album Shine On. Well worth a quick listen if you liked Get Born. The lead singer Nic Cester also put out a solo album late last year, way more bluesy and far more toned down but I really dig his voice so I enjoyed it too.

    To Clive, I absolutely agree that First Impressions is an incredibly underrated album. You Only Live Once is actually my favourite Strokes song and it has a whole bunch of other really strong songs on it, the first four songs You Only Live Once, Juicebox, Hearts in a Cage and Razorblade kick the album off in a really awesome way. It probably dies off a little towards the end but I still really like Ask Me Anything. I never got the critical apathay towards it when it came out. At the time it felt to me like the band got panned for doing something different to the sound of the first two albums after their second album was panned for being too similar to their first.
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    I'm going to fish out that second album actually. You've taken me in a trip down memory lane with all those name drops there.
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    So clues time since we aren't getting much activity.
    5. Is not a studio album.
    6. Had a song used from it at one of the more significant points of the show How I Met Your Mother.
    8. Has a song on it written about George Harrison's wife (guitarist for The Beatles).

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    8. Is possibly Eric Clapton but no idea what album

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    It wouldn't be Layla, would it?

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    Clapton is in the band and Layla is the song but neither of those are the artist or the title of the album.

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    Ah, sticking to the pedantry. Good for you. Derek and the Dominos and the full title is like Layla and assorted love songs or something. I don't know of anyone who ever says the whole thing, though.

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    Bang on the money Prime Time, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos.

    You gotta get the band right, Clapton wrote it but a big part of the electric version of Layla is Duane Allman on Slide Guitar.

    That gives Prime time 1 point so Clive can tie Steve if he gets the two remaining album covers.

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    #6 feels like it should be on the tip of my tongue. So many fucked up goat looking drawings on albums though.

    #5 has the strand of hair on the tattoo. And I know WHO is is. But I can't find the album in their discography.
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    If you say who it is I'll let you know wrong or right.

    With 6 you might say the album title is somewhere you may find a boat.

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    Afraid I'm going to wreck it for you Clive, the Chilis one is the live at Hyde Park album isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prime Time View Post
    Afraid I'm going to wreck it for you Clive, the Chilis one is the live at Hyde Park album isn't it?
    That's the one.

    Steve will win this once someone gets the final one. Just to summarise the clues:

    1. Had a song used from it at one of the more significant points of the show How I Met Your Mother.
    2. You might say the album title is somewhere you may find a boat.

    If no one in 24 hours I'll add another clue.

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    Member #25 SirSam's Avatar
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    Ok, another clue:
    - The band for number 6 is a body part.

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    Oh, that'll be The Shins then. I don't know any of their later albums, so if it's not Wincing the Night Away or earlier I'm not going to get it. I know right away it's not Oh, Inverted World.

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    The Shins is correct, Wincing the Night Away is not.

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    No, I didn't think it was - just hoping that it helps someone else out really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prime Time View Post
    Afraid I'm going to wreck it for you Clive, the Chilis one is the live at Hyde Park album isn't it?
    ACH. Bloody live albums. Ah well. I'd never have guessed that one.
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    In the spirit of moving this along and since Steve has already won I'll give it 24 hours for someone to get any more picks in then I'll call it a wrap and give you the answer.

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    Ok, time to pack it up. The album was Port of Morrow by The Shins. It has the song Simple Song on it which is a huge favourite of mine and was played in the finale to season 8 of How I Met Your Mother, the first time the mother was pictured.

    Steve wins!

    On to the next round.

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