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Here’s 5-25. They’re all pretty standard except Houses and Bernays Propaganda, who are a sad/beautiful electronic pop duo and an angry Macedonian dancepunk (mostly punk) band, respectively.
6. Gold Panda – Half Of Where You Live
7. Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God
8. Marnie Stern – The Chronicles of Marnia
9. Cut Copy – Free Your Mind
10. Houses – A Quiet Darkness
11. Bernays Propaganda – Zabraneta Planeta
12. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito
13. Sub Pop 1000
14. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
15. The Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law
16. Phoenix – Bankrupt!
17. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
18. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
19. Delorean – Apar
20. Atoms For Peace – Amok
21. London Grammar – If You Wait
22. The Strokes – Comedown Machine
23. Charli XCX – True Romance
24. Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
25. Darkstar – News From Nowhere
I put in my vote for Steven Wilson’s ‘The Raven that Refused to Sing’ as the year’s best album and music video, even though they have no chance of being in the top anything. Despite this, it is one of 3 albums I’d give a perfect 10 to, the other two being the Joshua Tree and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Yeah, I kind of like it a lot.
Top 5 (I have a top 30 but you guys don’t care about that):
1. Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused To Sing
2. My Bloody Valentine – MBV
3. Baths – Obsidian
4. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
5. The Flaming Lips – The Terror
In regards to the new Eminem album, I think we need to accept the possibility of a record so excellent we don’t understand it yet. That’s just me, though.
It goes mreeeeehhhhhhhh, mruuuhhhhhh a lot and then eeeeughhhhhhh and then a lower pitched euughhhhhh and it’s a pointless interlude.
I’m not good with remembering MBV song names, but just from your farting whales description, I know exactly which song you’re talking about, and it’s always the low point for me too. Spot on.
I would never have guessed that this was a Chris DeVille post without you saying so. That is definitely a compliment.
Also, it’s a good thing I didn’t write this article, because I’d probably just talk about Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs the whole time. Two clashing lead singers in the former, ending in their breaking up, and a romantic relationship whose demise broke up the Furs.
I’m not still bitter.
All I’m going to say in defense of Zeitgeist is that I just got stood up on a date, and it was exactly what I needed on my pissed off walk back home. Loud, heavy, not interested in anything but guitar and drums. I actually listen to it more than a lot of SP albums.
just when you thought you’d seen the last of the drake coverage!!
Yeah I’m probably too cynical for my own good sometimes. I definitely wish the sunday afternoon look around the internet was back though.
Just curious, what happened to The Week in Music Writing? I loved that one, more than most overwrought Deconstructings at least.
Original Soundtracks 1 and Pop are phenomenally underrated. I have days’ worth of things to say about U2, but that’s one of the important ones.
Question: What other music sites do you guys go to? I’m not leaving the ‘gum, but I do need some more backups. Already aware of TMT, CMG, and the scary big brother that is Pitchfork. Am I missing any good ones?
can i pretend you’re being sarcastic and that this is all an elaborate prank? because you definitely got me!!
classic chris…. :)
stop, please, i’m sorry for whatever it was i did
things about recent stereogum i like:
-most of the focus is on jt, where it should be
-you’re giving both sides of today’s hot topics, agreeing about sheryl crow
-if 1 drake song is definitely worth my time, how great would 100 be???
-lists are good because i can just click instead of read
thank you for all your innovations, gum people.
These guys are now tied with Tony Hawk’s Underground Railroad for best ever band name.
I appreciate the polite reply to my admittedly slightly-drunken post, but all you’re saying here is that you’ll continue to do it, and work on making them less “problematic”, which I can’t tell if that means more or less obviously an ad. I realize that you guys need to make money, and all posts are ads in their own way, but this just really rubs me the wrong way.
Since I actually can’t comment on the Levi’s Mobile Art Project post, I’m gonna throw in my two cents here. Sorry guys. The fuck is with that post? It’s a big ad disguised as news, with closed comments to not allow pointing that out, and small italicized print saying “Written with help from Levi’s” or some shit like that. Get your act together Stereogum, that’s not content and it’s not appreciated.
Another Yeezus reference?? C’mon Stereogum, you’re better than this.
Hanginaround was my favorite song when I was 10 and I will hear no other opinions on the matter.
Yeah that struck me as odd too. I think the author was referencing some specific kind of now-possibly-embarrassing genre, but just did it in a weirdly vague generalizing way. Hell, I don’t know. Though I do know that I like talking about something on this site that isn’t Arkade Fire-related. This convinced me to listen to the Crane Wife again, which is always a good thing.
I feel like this list could use some more Crane Wife in it. But that’s just me.
Also, I’m glad the formatting is better now, I felt like I was getting yelled at the whole time I was reading this.
I agree that the video is realllly cool. I kind of love it. The song is also good. Not great, not terrible, not LCD Soundsystem, just good. I feel it’s what you’d imagine a James Murphy-produced AF song would be: fittingly long and vaguely dancey, and there’s some French lyrics and big string-section crescendos and not-happy singing. There is David Bowie though, and I don’t think anyone saw that coming.
Anyway, I’m still excited for the album.