Or Pet Sounds!
It’s interesting to see all the Disclosure choices on various lists this year. Shows how great that album is. My personal favorite is “Help Me Lose My Mind”
These songs are cool, but good use of Cooper Black
Not only was this thing surprisingly awesome, but it reminded me how great “Perfect Day” is. Wow, what a good song.
Even if you clearly dislike Childish Gambino, you could at least treat the dude with some dignity. When a guy starts writing for 30 Rock as a college undergrad and then plays an incredibly hilarious character on Community, it seems weird to write about him with such contempt, even if you disagree with what he’s doing.
“Without Me” was always a catchy favorite of mine
It’s easy to get complacent with The Men, since they consistently put out excellent stuff every year, but they’re getting unfortunately overlooked. New Moon is top 10 for me.
Did anyone else listen to Valerie June? She had an awesome blues/soul/folk album this year produced by Dan Auerbach and it’s way good.
Pusha T killed it this year. It’s in my top 10.
Deafheaven fans, help me out. I’ve never been a huge fan of music with that kind of singing. I like hard stuff, but the extent of the hard stuff I like is Japandroids, the Men, Ty Segall Band, etc. with some Metallica. But when singing gets to screaming/growling territory, I don’t love it.
How do I get into the Deafheaven album? I want to love it too. I listened to a few tracks and I thought the music was excellent, but it’s tough for me to get into the vocals.
I would have said the same thing a few weeks ago, but every time I listen to it, I find a different song getting stuck in my head, in a good way. It didn’t seem like it at first, but I actually think most of Reflektor is pretty damn catchy.
The laid-back party groove of “Here Comes the Night Time,” the Smiths-like jangle of “You Already Know,” the Gary Glitter beat and background vocals of “Joan of Arc,” the pure epicness of the title track (which I think is one of the best songs of the year). I really like it.
I’m with you. Yeezus is groundbreaking. It’s a defiant and bold statement from one of our most creative minds. But I don’t really want to listen to it all that much.
I’m glad Disclosure is top 5. Because that is correct.
When it comes to best Beatles songs, for me it’s “Strawberry Fields Forever,” by far. My music tastes have evolved, as I went from a purist classic rock lover to embracing everything from motown to indie to top-40, but one thing has remained unchanged since I got the Blue 1967-1970 album for my 10th birthday. The first time I heard “Strawberry Fields Forever,” I was completely blown away. The melody, the trumpets, THE CELLOS (love those cellos), the backwards sound effects, Ringo’s insane drumming, the fade-out fake out, the meandering lyrics. I loved it all, totally and completely. It became my favorite song of all time on the spot, and has remained that way since. My favorite song of anyone, ever.
Long live “Strawberry Fields Forever.”
The ending on that track is the best. The piano and the groaning, haha
I know what you’re saying. I used to be all about the late stuff. If they had facial hair while they made it, it was good in my opinion. I still love the White Album and Abbey Road, obviously — but I realized that Rubber Soul and Revolver were understated perfection. I think I alternate between those two as being my #1.
You know the Beatles are good when one of their albums is “perfect, but far from their best.”
It really is too bad that JT got caught up in all of this and used up all his good will. Despite the bad taste he left in everyone’s mouth though (including mine), I still honestly think the first 20/20 Experience might be the best album of the year.
The Lakers bench was Too Much for the Clippers last night.
The middle “backwards” part sounds like the Beatles, a la “Strawberry Fields Forever.” Love it.
I was just thinking a few weeks ago how weird it is that my favorite albums of the year are not really ‘rock’ albums at all. And that thought makes me feel weird, unnerved even. I’ve always considered myself first and foremost a ‘rock’ fan. Led Zeppelin, the Stones, Nirvana, the White Stripes, the Strokes, Spoon, whatever it is. And now my favorite current stuff is Daft Punk, JT, Drake, Disclosure, Lorde, disco-infused Arcade Fire. And I was like, “WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME, why don’t I like rock any more?”
But rock has changed. And it feels weird. I really really like what’s come out this year, but it really really feels odd that none of it is ‘rock.’
I consider myself to be a pretty big JT fan. I think Part 1 is honestly one of the best albums of the year — I love every track. But even I can get turned off by oversaturation. It’s almost like people who post too many Instagrams in a row. It’s like dude, that sunset is pretty cool, but each picture you post of the same thing brings diminishing returns.
I love you JT, but we really didn’t need this Part 2.
For some people, Drake’s lyrics and flow contribute to their opinion of his music, and this may be true to a certain extent for me.
But honestly, the best thing is 40′s production. Take Care and Nothing Was the Same has some of the best beats I’ve ever heard.
Last week, this week, and many weeks to come belong to “Too Much.” That song is just killer.
He’s very clean.