Even after the re-encoding, it still sounds like it’s coming through at about 64 kbps…
I respect the LCD Soundsystem decision, but I have to say – Critically, it’s gotta be a Radiohead song. Something like “15 Step,” “House of Cards,” or “Lotus Flower.”
Personally speaking – Gillian Welch’s “Hard Times” isn’t particularly relevant to this era, but it is exceptionally beautiful and a perfect composition. Beach House’s “Silver Soul” is more relevant (lyrically), definitely a potential contender. “Wake Up” or “We Used to Wait” by Arcade Fire hit home hard in the lyrical department, and U2′s “Peace on Earth” might work thematically.
I’m also going to be extra-bold and suggest a Tame Impala song, like “Mind Mischief” or “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.” That second album is immediately timeless and speaks lyrically of, well.. Lonerism, or the idea of being isolated, despite company or technology or anything else. Highly relatable, and especially “FLWOGB” is a stroke of musical genius.
Couldn’t agree more. Here’s to hoping that other publications will address the art and not attack the creators. Another great album by one of the best bands around. Critics didn’t understand Congratulations when it came out, but now they finally respect it. I’m sure the same will happen here.
I agree with a portion of this, but Love is Hell is a little bit closer to the top for me. Something like this, perhaps..
1. Love is Hell
3. Cold Roses
4. Jacksonville City Nights
5. Gold (More appropriately – The Suicide Handbook belongs here)
9. Ashes & Fire
10. Easy Tiger
12. Rock N Roll
What the eff, Lips??? It’s all downhill from here…
Though all of his albums are wonderful opuses in their own right– I LOVE Love is Hell.