I’m not sure exactly which album Tom is choosing, but the Men album definitely does not suck.
Thanks, fixed that.
Thanks, fixing the Taylor Hicks thing!
This is a wise observation. Idol is definitely losing its reach — I also didn’t hear of Phillip Phillips until AFTER his time on the show. But I did end up encountering Phillips “in the wild” because his song was everywhere. The same can’t be said for Glover, which speaks to the accuracy of your point.
donnytilla I appreciate your enthusiasm for this column
Thanks, we got that fixed.
This NIN/Lindsey Buckingham thing rules
Good for Lorde
It did resemble Korn, didn’t it? Everybody there seems to be eating it up, though.
This is way better than Taylor’s Alice In Wonderland bullshit last year
Whole lotta pianos this year
Gary was holding it down, though.
Soak it up, Robin. This is the end.
“Finally, some REAL music!” – NARAS
Really really excited for this Daft Punk acceptance speech…
My wife is still pushing the “Lorde is secretly 37″ conspiracy theory
Didn’t expect Lorde’s performance to be more compelling than Bey and Jay, but here we are.
The real original version from Ty’s Beach House 2 and DJ Mustard’s Ketchup comp had Joe Moses, not B.o.B., and is in fact still the greatest. Get it here: http://www.datpiff.com/Ty-Dolla-ign-Beach-House-2-mixtape.494390.html
Yeah, I could definitely see “Dark Horse” going #1. Other than the fact that Katy Perry singles pretty much universally do well, I wasn’t that surprised that “Unconditionally” faltered because it’s not that great. I think she’s trying to gradually transition to adult contemporary kind of thing, but her songs are so much better when they’re playful than when she does straight melodrama.
I mean, I am used to Spotify telling me “If you like Arcade Fire, check out Spoon!” and iTunes Radio giving me all big-font festival headliners on “discovery” mode, so the fact that the Sentence function gave me bands I had never heard of was nice, even if not all of them were something I’d want to explore further. Yeah, a lot of the curated playlists aren’t giving me anything I didn’t already know, but I had fun bumping the “Vampire Weekend influences” playlist because sitting around listening to the Clash, Paul Simon, and the Strokes is fun. The curation probably isn’t worth the expense for a seasoned Stereogum reader, but the smooth functionality might be.
I LOL’d at this.
I don’t understand why Foster The People or Shakira qualify as less insipid or manufactured than OneRepublic in your arbitrary value system.