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I dunno if it counts as one of his songs, since he’s only 1/4 of it, but his verse on Drake’s “Forever” is probably Em at his best.
I’m curious as to what the other bandmembers knew. They only JUST disbanded, after the guilty plea. He was charged with sexual offences against children last year. And Watkins was hooking up with young groupies from the very beginning. Did no one notice that their lead singer had a particular taste?
I thought Oliveri was back on bass?
You nailed the cold weather thing. I’ve always considered Nick Drake for autumn and Elliott Smith for winter.
I got into Elliott the same way so many do, through The Royal Tenenbaums, but I was pretty immediately hooked after buying XO. I didn’t fully take in the tragedy of his death at the time, but I do remember almost wishing that it had been murder. The idea of someone essentially putting his own sadness out there for all to see made me feel like I had a kindred spirit, and the idea that it was too much for him makes me fear for myself.
I remember purchasing From a Basement on a Hill. It feels totally overproduced to me, but there are two moments that devastate me. The first is the last verse of “Fond Farewell”:
The cold comfort of the in-between
A little less than a human being
A little less than a happy high
A little less than a suicide
The only things that you really tried
And then, near the end of “King’s Crossing” when he pleads “Give me one good reason not to do it.” And that voice in the background says “Because we love you.”
Fuck, I’m gonna cry. Thanks for the wonderful piece.
“Sharing a bed with consenting kids in a platonic way (nothing was ever proven)? Weird as hell, but MJ gave his childhood to rock and roll, so I don’t begrudge him that.”
This is on my shortlist of the worst things I’ve ever fucking heard.
The reason people hate U2 can be summarized easily in four words: Get On Your Boots.
That song is so terrible, its very easy to forget about Sunday Bloody Sunday.
Surprised Rake’s Song didn’t make the cut.
This is one of those times I’m glad I live in the middle of nowhere, because there’s no way I could resist a show like this if it didn’t involve twelve hours of driving.
“So, Abel… are you a fan of Portishead?”
Looks like someone could have used some Hannah Montana coon repellent.
for what it’s worth, I’m not trying to shame you or anything. I do hope things start to come together a little better.
You know how sometimes you watch “wacky interviews” and the subject is saying things that are crazy, and at first, you’re laughing, but then you stop for a moment and start to get genuinely concerned that maybe there’s something serious going on with this person that is making them behave this way?
That’s how I feel about Michael_ at this point. I’m worried that something is seriously going on. The Internet shouldn’t make anyone this mad, especially not if its a site you frequent and (supposedly?) enjoy.
How long have you been quitting now?
I feel lied to. When In Rainbows came out, I said House of Cards was boring. Then every site and list said House of Cards was THE single of the year! Now we get a few years out and we’re finally calling it what it was? Where were you when I needed the support?
Am I the only one for whom all but maybe two of these songs are blocked?
I’m really surprised that they didn’t try to shoehorn Libertines or Kasabian onto this list. They found room for Oasis, after all.
Good performance, I guess?
Joe Satriani does a very good cover of Viva La Vida. And Cat Stevens does a very good cover of Satriani’s cover. Its the cover that keeps giving!
Being a huge fan of Frustration Plantation, I will definitely miss the drumming.
You know my problem with the site? Its drawing of the United States.
What the hell did they do to South Carolina?
Sea Change needs to be higher.
Screw you. Its one thing to download songs rather than paying for them. Its another thing to brag about denying money to a charity.
Most predictable top 5 ever.
Can I revoke my indie crush now? My boyfriend’s apparently an asshole!