I’m a bit of a Kanye stan but FourFiveSeconds is not good. It’s not bad, but just absolutely boring and bland. The Only One was a welcome surprise that rode the strength of its sentiment really well, but this one really only serves as a chance for Rihanna to flex her voice a little and there’s nothing else going on.
Oh dang, Blochead was in the Navy? I don’t know if I can believe that.
Oh man Jackson Browne, specifically Doctor My Eyes and These Days were a staple of my early driving days along with some Guess Who and Todd Rundgren.
Pretty perfect list, but I would move Boyhood up a couple for the scene using “I’ll Be Around” by Yo La Tengo. Because that song is so good it could make a scene from an Adam Sandler movie watchable.
I make sure to give albums 3 listens and (depending on the type of album) a lyric read-along. I’ve done 3 listens but no read-alongs so my current opinion isn’t conclusive and I be a little over-reaching because it hasn’t had time to sit around in my mind for very long, but this may edge past Voodoo. I’ve spend some serious time with Voodoo and it’s such an incredible album, but the structure, tracklisting, and wide sonic range but focused intent of Black Messiah makes it seem so monumental. Obviously it sounds dope too, which helps.
About due for a new Grizzly Bear record? I don’t know about you but I’m still spinning Shields pretty regularly. I think they can get another year out of it, but we’d best be getting a new GB record by 2016 for sure.
Also, this song is pretty dope. I always wondered by Ed Droste wasn’t sampled for electronic music more. His voice seems to fit it.
Oh shit Madlib+Freddie Gibbs, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Iceage also get honorable mentions.
Of the cuff and in no particular order:
Mac Demarco – Passing Out Pieces
Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me
War On Drugs – Red Eyes
Twin Peaks – Making Breakfast
Spoon – Inside Out
Action Bronson – Easy Rider
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Jackson
Sylvan Esso – Hey Mami
Real Estate – April’s Song
Kitty – Marijuana
Wanted to throw in something from Steve Gunn, Ariel Pink, Ex Hex, Tops, Alvvays, or Shintaro Sakamoto but off the top of my head I couldn’t think of my favorite songs, just know I’ve been playing those albums a whole bunch all year.
Just gonna ask this here:
I moved a little north of Albany NY this week and was wondering if anyone knows the area and what places to check out for shows. I know NYC isn’t that far but I’m likely not going to be able to make it there very often because of work so I’m looking for some local stuff. Any info would be awesome and I’ll buy you a beer if we go to the same show.
To be fair, everyone had nothing to say but bad things about Pablo Honey era Radiohead.
Beside that, I can’t imagine Tears for Fears are really that upset considering they were one of the biggest acts of the 80′s. I love Radiohead as much as the next guy, but you sound like the worst kind of Stan.