Go listen to Paul Simon’s Hearts &Bones, then listen to I Think UR A Contra. If they wanna keep plugging through the man’s oeuvre, that’s okay by me.
Absolutely cheesy. That’s what they’re about right now – look at everything surrounding Day & Age. That said, this is a pretty legitimately good song, Christmas/charity single or not.
“Fun Stuff” is a song formerly known as “Last Tango In Brooklyn” with more noise added in. “Swim” is fantastic, definitely can’t wait for a new album.
If you limit your list to anything less than seven digits, someone’s going to bitch what you put on it and what you left on. No need for the laundry list.
I may in fact be the only one glad to see Ida Maria in here – it isn’t as divisive or as memorable as a lot of the year’s big stuff, but there’s not a bad song on the album. “Stella” was one of my favorites last year and she delivered plenty more.
No love for Muse or Kaiser Chiefs?
A fantastic song. It’ll probably end up one of my favorites once we can figure out what the hell he’s saying.
The saddest thing is that an entire generation will remember him primarily for his, er, alleged crimes and not for the fact that (albeit with more than a little help from Quincy Jones), he was one of the greatest pop artists there will ever be.
Man, just when I thought Day & Age proved they weren’t trying to be The Great American Band…
Fantastic performance, even if we did have to endure Paul having fun with a sketch by Fallon’s terrible writers.
They did this again last night in Columbus, absolutely amazing to see the ladies wail like that. Bit of a shock to see Becky Stark take on this song so well.
I’m gonna pretend the first big chunk of that is played for shits and giggles. But I must say, impressive Springsteen selections.
Same here. I’m still holding out for a Mariner’s Revenge revival.
Any word on a complete second-half set list? Sounds like they’re at least bringing the heavy stuff.
Man, every time I think about bitching about Columbus, I make myself stop: Dirty Projectors and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are hardly doing any gigs in the US, and we get ‘em both.
Good for Louisville
Lollapalooza has the same problem. Same with All Points West.
I know they’re not nearly as big here as they are in the UK, but are the Arctic Monkeys seriously going to be this criminally underbilled for the rest of their careers?
For some reason, it’s become trendy to knock on McCartney lately, and it astounds me. Thank you for reminding people WHY he’s idolized.
Dammit Ohio, why can’t we big a little more important?
This was a pleasant surprise – a great album that, despite some off spots, is never particularly bad. Thing is, as you mentioned, she seems to be stepping into her own. She’s still got her great album ahead. Be excited.
Sill Gwen Stefani, you aren’t Eddie Argos.
On a related note, who wants to see Art Brut cover this song?