And Mr. Albarn is totally worthy of being in that category, of course. He’s the greatest.
It’s a very interesting question, and I’ve been thinking about who else might be included in that top 5. As of now, the only other name I could think of (for now at least) is Kanye, even though I’m not that big a fan of him. In terms of influence, innovation and productivity, I think he’s pretty up there. Another one that could be worthy but is maybe also a little too “young” would be Jack White? Maybe Kieran Hebden?
This is great! I’m so glad that this is not as “dancy” as Pink was… Pink was interesting but it’s the one Four Tet album I never revisit, basically. This is the more logical next step after There Is Love In You.
Still, it’s obvious on Beautiful Rewind that the Pink singles series played a role in the overall evolution of Four Tet. What an interesting guy to follow.
Thanks for putting this up on Soundcloud instead of that still-not-available-in-Canada Spotify.
Am I the only one hearing some kind of Röyksopp influence in Giorgo By Moroder? Really good song anyway. Definitly an early highlight for this album.
I’m halfway through it and it’s not at all what I expected, although I understand now why Get Lucky was chosen as first single. It’s all very soft and loungy. «Touch» is a very bizarre animal.
Yeah, you pretty much butchered this. “À tout à l’heure” translates to “see you soon” or “see you later” and is not ambiguous at all on the whole “past/future” thing, as cool as it may sound. Pitchfork also got that wrong.
It’s probably because of “tout à l’heure”, which could refer to a moment just passed or a moment about to occur. But that initial “À” makes all the difference. Sorry about this.
Of course I know these songs, but it would’ve been nice to be able to listen to them while reading this. But that’s not possible, because the stupid folks at Spotify don’t give a damn about Canada. I understand that you use Spotify — I would if I could — but for now, I still prefer those good ol’ YouTube thingies…
I absolutely agree! And the mixing with the strings makes it sound compressed, which is really a shame because it’s a very nice song.
As a complete sucker for anything Depeche Mode does, I have to admire the effort here. I probably could not list their 10 best songs and not feel guilty for excluding this or that.
We probably all agree on Enjoy the Silence, but I’m far less certain about People are People and Just Can’t Get Enough, which seem a bit like obvious commercial choices. Personally, I would have replaced Can’t Get Enough with New Life, from the same album.
And, just to add a nerdy touch to this, I would definitly put in my Top 10 the Violator era B-Side Sea of Sin. The simple fact that such a song ended up being a B-Sides really goes to show how DM were on such a hot creative streak with the trilogy Music For The Masses/Violator/Songs of Faith and Devotion.