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 +5Posted on Jan 13th | re: Premature Evaluation: Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love (125 comments)

For what it’s worth…

1. The Strokes
2. Arcade Fire
3. The White Stripes
4. Vampire Weekend
5. Sleater Kinney
6. Spoon
7. TVotR
8. The National
9. Brand New (soft spot in my heart, sorry!)
10. The Dismemberment Plan

 +16Posted on Jan 12th | re: Premature Evaluation: Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love (125 comments)

Ahem.

 +3Posted on Dec 22nd, 2014 | re: The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015 (221 comments)

I still don’t understand the appeal of Rae Srummerd, to be honest. But 2015 still looks fire

 +2Posted on Dec 22nd, 2014 | re: The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015 (221 comments)

Hell yes to Joy Formidable, my friend.

 +4Posted on Dec 2nd, 2014 | re: The 50 Best Albums Of 2014 (531 comments)

1. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
2. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
3. TV on the Radio – Seeds
4. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
5. Ty Segall – Manipulator
6. They Want My Soul – Spoon
7. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
8. RTJ2 – Run the Jewels
9. Bleachers – Strange Desire
10. Ariel Pink – pom pom

Where’s the love for Bleachers here? “I Wanna Get Better” is my SOTY for sure, and the rest of the album holds up as well. I feel like Ryan Adams deserves something too. And Seeds just captivates me every time – can’t really justify it other than I love every single song, except for Love Strained, which I only like.

 0Posted on Nov 21st, 2014 | re: TV On The Radio Seeds Comment Party (82 comments)

My Bloody Valentine got one too, didn’t they?

 +3Posted on Nov 18th, 2014 | re: Stream Ariel Pink pom pom (146 comments)

Narrowing down to seven is pretty tough, but I’ll give it a go…

The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (favorite album ever after OK Computer)
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City (has officially overtaken Reflektor as my top album of last year, despite what my blog says. Plus, two AF records would be tiresome.)
Washed Out – Paracosm (how can you not be happy listening to this album?)
Tame Impala – Elephant
Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze

I’d bring “Crazy for You” and “Afraid of Heights” because Best Coast and Wavves make the ultimate beach/island music, but they’re both so short & the songs are too similar that I’d get tired of them way too fast. I’d think about King of Limbs too, if only because if I have to listen to it that much maybe I’ll finally start to love it.

I’ll throw Hinder into the conversation. Especially since their singer was super cocky and ripped on OK GO for being ‘too artsy,” which makes me wonder what he’d say if he listened to Amnesiac. Also, their music is god awful.

Also, I feel like Creed should never be left out when discussing worse bands ever, no?

 -4Posted on Oct 15th, 2014 | re: Meow The Jewels Is Happening (49 comments)

I think it’d be pretty clever of RTJ to actually release the Meow version first, and let fans speculate based on that how the actual album should sound.

 +3Posted on Sep 26th, 2014 | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (22 comments)

2014 just went from a very meh year to a very great year in a span of 4 days