Awesome. Very, very awesome. “C’mon” was such a fantastic album and though this is much different than Low’s material, it’s just as good.
Why does that matter?
I’ll admit that I was a little worried about this release, simply because though I do like his work with the Mystic Valley Band and MOF, his songs on each of those releases were sub-par to what he has produced in the past.
But this sounds different. This rests my fears for this record. It sounds like this final record may be a high point for the band. (hopefully. I suppose this could be the only good song)
Crap. Sorry, that was meant to not be a reply to anything.
How come the cover says 50 but the list is 75?
The weirdest is to think that Spoon released Transference this year.
But the “indie” category is just as broad (if not broader) than the “alternative” category.
They’re actually up for Best Alternative Album against Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses, the Black Keys, and Broken Bells. I could see them winning that one possibly, although if I’d guess, I’d say either Black Keys or VW.
Come on guys, they can win. Believe in something.
But they do have access to good records. Jack said that they all were a rare record for free as part of their subscription service. That’s pretty generous for $20. Plus a lot of other stuff they get in the package….
And you’re right, most won’t pay for it if the record is not affordable. That’s why those who do get it feel victorious. It’s why they’re the people who collect rare records. The music of any of those rare records (or any rare record) can be easily obtained digitally. It’s all about the physical product.
Concerning this: “And if the sole worth of a record is how much is paid for it, what’s that saying about his cheaper records?” It’s not about the quality of the music in this whole situation, it’s about the availability of the physical product. His most rare and expensive record/single/EP/whatever could be his worst artistically, but because he’s a musical figure people love, and some folks are love collecting everything he has, they will pay enough money and their prize is proudly claiming they have one of the only copies in the world. It’s the feeling of victory and triumph which sort of seems stupid on paper, but it means a lot to them.
These are the people he’s trying to cater towards and who are giving them crap about it.