What’s with the live albums?
Dammit, why can’t I upvote this more than once?
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Oh, to be in your shoes right now…
So, I’ve heard the stuff about Eric Church being the anti-country music country singer or country music for people who like springsteen or whatever, but if I picked up the album and liked it I wouldn’t go around telling everybody that it was one of the best country albums of the year or anything like that. Because I don’t listen to country music, so I have no frame of reference. That’s why I take offense to your addition of it to this list. Stereogum doesn’t cover mainstream country music. So you can’t just pick one country music album out of the blue and proclaim it to be the 11th best album of the first half of the year. There is no basis of comparison, so it’s addition doesn’t make any sense.
Sorry, just sayin’
First of all, Depressive Melodeath is a pretty great name for a music subgenre.
And Black Heart Rebellion rocks.
The Mats are finally on the East coast! If I don’t get tickets for this, I will cry so deeply.
No, that’s not quite right. Blue Thunder is a stone cold classic. Smells Like Teen Spirit was the lowest common denominator song in Nirvana’s catalog. As James pointed out in his write-up, it was always a blantant Pixies homage and wasn’t the definitive Nirvana song. It was just their biggest hit. It was also the song that turned them into the AC/DC of my high school and drove me farther down the ratholes of alternative music when I was a teenager. If I could thank Kurt Cobain for anything today, it would be for that.
I’m not usually one to argue with leaving off “obvious” choices, because I think that these lists should be subjective to the authors personal whims; however, Blue Thunder is one of the greatest college rock songs of that era and I assumed that was widely known. So leaving it off of the top ten list of a band that only recorded 3 albums seems wrong in all kinds of ways.
I absolutely love these types of reference sites. It reminds me of the 90′s when I would seek out books for similar experiences.