Damn, all of these songs are great. I remember hearing The Strangers for the first time and wanting to just *live* in the song. Nice to see Krokodil on here. When she played it at Coachella last year she sang the entire thing crowd surfing and people were going nuts.
The 4AD session (http://youtu.be/5jv4lgFrL7U) is a great intro and shows off her insane guitar skills (Surgeon especially). That guitar tone on Year of the Tiger is lovely too.
The Empress Of EP is so damn good. Glad to see her on here.
Hit submit too soon – she probably thought the event would be a little more her style/audience based on the women being honored.
Yeah, I don’t think anyone at a Louis Vuitton fashion show vip party paid to see her. These were not your usual concert attendees and it was most likely filled with industry people who could give two shits and were blasé about the whole thing and her performing.
The linoleum floor bit in Deceptacon is one of the greatest disses ever.
They played the whole album last weekend at FYF here in LA. The crowd skewed older and you could tell alot of people were reliving the memories as the opening notes to each song started. What a great album.
Do you happen to have the zip of that you could upload anywhere?
Either that was Grimes responding, or listeningin basically just copy and pasted what Grimes posted about this on her tumblr: http://actuallygrimes.tumblr.com/post/56990576819/i-apologize-in-advance-but-there-will-be-swearing-in
I winced reading some of those twitter replies.
And The Weeknd must think we are all stupid if this isn’t the exact same drums/beat just sped up.
Pretty sure Vicki’s curls are a big part of their popularity.
I still remember Gorilla v Bear posting Master Of None back in summer 2006. Instantly fell in love. Top 10 for me.
The Mother We Share actually came out last summer. There was a 10″ released in September that’s worth quite a bit now. I think it was their second song on the internets after Lies.
Anyway, glad to see that they are getting some new listeners.
I enjoyed reading this Stereogum. That is all.
I’d switch Debut and Vespertine but otherwise pretty good. I don’t think I’d be able to choose between Post and Homogenic, but the very first time I heard Bjork Post had just come out and I bought it on a whim due to a small bit in Rolling Stone describing her as an icelandic pixie or something weird like that.
When I put that CD in my portable player and that fucking explosion blasted my ears cause the volume was at max (accidentally) at the start of Army of Me I was forever changed.
I guess that makes Post my #1.
I gotta agree with this. The Hot Rock is criminally underrated and one of their best (their best imho). All Hands has gotta be their worst.
Purity Ring – Shrines
Beach House’s Wild has to be better than the mediocre Best Coast one.
Lost my virginity to and then nothing turned itself inside out… #1 in my book.
Damn, so many good songs on this album. The best ohs in the business on Oh!
Sympathy live was incredibly powerful. I go back and forth between this album and The Hot Rock as my favorite.
There’s a really great boot of one of their shows at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco in February 2003. It rivals the Emmaboda Fest boot as their top two or three.
Came here to say this. This song is just glorious.
I’m not a huge fan of her most recent albums, but Dry/Rid of Me/To Bring you my love/Is this desire/Stories is just a ridiculous run.
Even her b-sides are incredible. Uh Huh Her (the actual song only available on the itunes original thing) is one of the scariest and most powerful songs I’ve ever heard.
Man, I can’t wait for this album.
In the Nardwuar interview with Cults they ripped into Bandcamp. They wanted to give away their songs for free, but Bandcamp said that they were becoming too popular so they would have to charge for their songs or pay $75 for every 1000 downloads or something.
Obviously Cults has no issues now that they are major label but Bandcamp doesn’t seem to be the end all answer for every band.
The Bonnaroo fiasco was amazing, with the cherry on top being the tirade posted on his blog (typed so hard on his macbook air he almost broke it).
Squid brains were never the same after that.
Did you guys listen to the Japandroids album via the shitty leak? I mean it’s not even released yet so I don’t know how it’s on this list.
I think the web download on Polyvinyl’s site comes up in a bit for those who purchased but other than that..