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Don’t hate me for this, but I’m having an “Everybody Hurts” type reaction. A track that not only requires me to disable my cynical filter from attacking the overtly feel-good message and major chords in order to appreciate its emotional directness–but gets half of its charm from that liberation. Like when you figure out how to stop feeling guilty for your “guilty pleasure” song. On par with Kindred, amazing.
Finding out his dog is named Cupid makes it that much sadder. :(
Call me not jaded enough, but I came here to read the comment section top 10′s. Here’s mine.
1 My Bloody Valentine ■ MBV
2 Machinedrum ■ Vapor City
3 Burial ■ Rival Dealer
4 Jai Paul ■ Untitled
5 James Holden ■ The Inheritors
6 The Knife ■ Shaking the Habitual
7 Jon Hopkins ■ Immunity
8 Kurt Vile ■ Walking on a Pretty Daze
9 The National ■ Trouble Will Find Me
10 Laurel Halo ■ Chance of Rain
Wow, this whole article is pure gold–thanks, ‘gum!
I’ve loved The Meadowlands since it came out–but I knew nothing about its (or the band’s) back story.
I don’t know about liking it more, but I’ve probably listened to it more. It was definitely what got me into MBV. While less hypnotic and polished than Loveless, I initially found it more melodic, aggressive, emotive, and (charmingly) messy. In my mind, it’s a Kid A/OKC type thing…leaving one out as “the definitive MBV album” misrepresents the band.
seems to have been taken down :(
Say Yes! But I like this list.
R.A.P. Music: The Song
For me, at least, it’s because of this song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oz47aLDTBc