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Interestingly, her stage name (St. Vincent) is from on a Nick Cave song. The name is also a reference to her great-grandmother, whose middle name was St. Vincent.

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June 4, 2015 on St. Vincent Details Her Beauty Regimen For The New York Times

You definitely should put “French Disko” somewhere in the Top 10…

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May 28, 2015 on The 10 Best Stereolab Songs

“They really are not looking to it for quality. For quality we have the CD’s and Vinyl and some times Cassette Tapes that the media was originally sampled from…”

Sorry, but you’re misinformed.

1. CDs are actually plastic discs with digital media (zeroes and ones) on them. If you rip these CDs to a lossless format like FLAC or WAV you’ll get the exact quality. An equivalent to the CD would be a memory stick. Just a carrier of digital data.

2. Vinyl is overrated. There are pops and cracks during playback. That supposed warm sound? Call it distorted sound. That’s not audio fidelity. Not counting the portability problem.

3. Lossy formats like MP3 are great if they have a decent bitrate and they are encoded with a strong encoder (like LAME). There are many ABX tests (blind tests) that confirm that most people can’t detect differences between a well encoded MP3 and CD (or FLAC made from that CD). When it comes to technology, humans are usually the weakest link.

Check this page: http://blog.codinghorror.com/concluding-the-great-mp3-bitrate-experiment/

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January 31, 2015 on It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit

The Horrors’ new album is excellent. Much better than the disappointing third Lykke Li album.

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May 6, 2014 on Album Of The Week: The Horrors Luminous

Add also Underworld, Ladytron, Royksopp, La Roux, The Chemical Brothers, Leftfield, Apoptygma Berzerk, Kasabian, Florrie, M83, Massive Attack, The Prodigy, Tycho, The Birthday Massacre, Grimes, and Kosheen to the list.

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December 23, 2013 on The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

The BEST pop album of 2013? I think it’s “Heartthrob” by Tegan and Sara. All killer, no filler.

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November 25, 2013 on Deconstructing: Justin Timberlake And The Dangers Of Overexposure

I admit: my previous comment was a bit too sarcastic. My bad.

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September 26, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Chvrches The Bones Of What You Believe

Maybe you’re deaf… or you don’t like good music. The problem is yours.

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September 25, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Chvrches The Bones Of What You Believe

Also Revolution 909.

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July 3, 2013 on The 10 Best Daft Punk Songs

Human After All, Technologic and Television Rules the Nation are clearly the best songs from HAA. Robot Rock could be better if it had more variation.

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July 3, 2013 on The 10 Best Daft Punk Songs

Voyager is superb. I listened a lot this song.

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July 3, 2013 on The 10 Best Daft Punk Songs

Aerodynamic should be on the list.

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July 3, 2013 on The 10 Best Daft Punk Songs

Add also Phantogram & School of Seven Bells.

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June 30, 2013 on Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Greatest Albums Ever

Also some of the best pop albums ever made: “Robyn” & “Body Talk” by Robyn.

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June 29, 2013 on Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Greatest Albums Ever

All these Best Of lists tend to forget about ELECTRONIC MUSIC.

Where are the best albums by Kraftwerk, Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Depeche Mode, Ladytron, Gary Numan, Royksopp, Brian Eno, The Prodigy, Leftfield, Vangelis, Mike Oldfield, Massive Attack, Underworld, Orbital, The Future Sound of London, The Chemical Brothers, Autechre, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Portishead, The Orb, The KLF, The Avalanches, DJ Shadow, The Field, The Knife, Biosphere, Spooky, Death in Vegas, Nightmares on Wax, Tricky, Moby, Covenant, Air, Fluke, VNV Nation, Front Line Assembly, NEU!, OMD, The Human League, Moby?

Also albums by bands like Primal Scream (esp. Screamadelica, Vanishing Point, XTRMNTR), Metric, Curve, Wire, M83, Simple Minds, The Cure, Garbage, The Stone Roses, etc.

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June 29, 2013 on Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Greatest Albums Ever

What about Northshore, Speak Slow, The Cure, Red Belt, Closer, Shock to Your System, Love They Say, Monday Monday Monday, Burn Your Life Down, Goodbye Goodbye, The Ocean, Floorplan, Call It Off?

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February 15, 2013 on The 10 Best Tegan And Sara Songs

Overlooked albums:

Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
Holy Fuck – Latin
Hybrid – Disappear Here
Devo – Something For Everybody
Ellen Allien – Dust
The Hundred in the Hands – The Hundred in the Hands
Maximum Balloon – Maximum Balloon
Röyksopp – Senior
Underworld – Barking

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January 17, 2011 on The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010

I forgot Röyksopp – Senior. Wonderful album BTW!

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December 2, 2010 on NME Top 75 Albums Of 2010

My favourite albums of the year (alphabetical order):

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Bonobo – Black Sands
Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle
Brian Eno – Small Craft on a Milk Sea
Caribou – Swim
Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles (II)
Delphic – Acolyte
Devo – Something For Everybody
Ellen Allien – Dust
Faithless – The Dance
The Future Sound of London – Environments 3
Glasser – Ring
Goldfrapp – Head First
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
Groove Armada – Black Light
Hybrid – Disappear Here
I Blame Coco – The Constant
KT Tunstall – Tiger Suit
LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
Massive Attack – Heligoland
Maximum Balloon – Maximum Balloon
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – History of Modern
Phantogram – Eyelid Movies (Note: if you count the US release only)
Robyn – Body Talk
School of Seven Bells – Disconnect From Desire
The Chemical Brothers – Further
The Orb Featuring David Gilmour – Metallic Spheres
Underworld – Barking
Warpaint – The Fool

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December 2, 2010 on NME Top 75 Albums Of 2010