A new Death From Above 1979 would be EPIC!!
I’m going with Pitchfork on that call. The Shins album this year was a complete letdown.
Thanks for writing this. I couldn’t agree more.
This is probably one of the more solid lists I’ve seen so far this year. #19 and #20 kinda leave me scratching my head (what happened to Ariel Pink or DIIV??) but overall, I’m happy. Fives all around!
same story here. i saw DIIV open for Wild Nothing in SF and they surprisingly stole the show. i’m totally feeling DIIV at that #1 spot.
i wanted Huh? to be better than it is. it just left me longing for the days of LAGWAFIS.
too much rap = indie white guilt
that hello sequence album was a BIG surprise. i guess losing your collective band hair does wonders for your musical choices.
agreed. super solid album…it deserves better.
Man…am I the only one not feeling the Top 10? Call me crazy, but I’d easily put Beach House, DIIV, Grizzly Bear, Tame Impala, Chromatics, and Purity Ring above the Top 10 of this list.
And Port of Morrow? Really? That album was just turdiful.