Man, they really gotta start playing “Limo Wreck” live, that’s probably the best non-single on this fantastic record.
More like “The Day I Tried To Make A Witty Comment On Stereogum (And Failed)”, amirite?
I like Queens but Homme is starting to sound like a bitter old bastard with this. Who cares if Imagine Dragons wins a Grammy over Queens or not? QUOTSA still plays large venues, gets acclaim and has a ton of fans.
Strokes at #5? Hilarious.
I actually dig Linkin Park ha. Scoff all you want but I think they are the only band from that era that has any merit. They streamline a bunch of genres with just a few flourishes to keep things interesting.
How pumped are you gonna be for the “Korn’s self-titled turns 20″ write-up which I KNOW is coming later this year?
I think Tonight is also the best FF album so you’re not alone. All their records are great though. Always was a bit frustrated that the Killers turned into an arena act here in the states when all of their (Killers) records are so spotty. Maybe the Killers are a better singles band but Franz is a better BAND.
I also wonder if the person who wrote this is 22 years old (a.k.a not even born when Disintegration came out).
I imagine it was pre-recorded but I saw the Chili Peppers on Saturday and I noticed they both use wireless packs for their guitars so…could be?
Whatever Tom, I’d totally be up for hearing Bloodflowers live. Speak for yourself homeboy.
I also think there’s the issue with many bands not wanting to forego their NYC-area date to be part of a festival. For Vampire Weekend, Phoenix this is their second go-around in the market (both haev played Barclays Center last year) and for many of the second-tier acts, it’s a similar story. The Strokes, Interpol and TV On The Radio are nice grabs in terms of “local” bands that haven’t active recently. Jack White also seemingly came out of nowhere too.
I feel like Depeche Mode gets unfairly judged on their material post-Alan Wilder leaving. While Ultra and Excited have some of my favorite singles (Barrel Of A Gun, It’s No Good, Dream On) the albums as a whole were quite lacking. However, the last three have been great and the band is on fire live nowadays.
Oh shit, Arctic Monkeys missing too. What’s the dillio?
Ad revenue biatch!
I asked the same question. Apparently, 2013 was the year that people got cranky whenever the distortion pedal was stepped on.
My thoughts (because I KNOW everyone has been waiting):
- Surprised to see Phoenix on here. I thoroughly enjoyed the record and it will be making my personal list but I thought the general reaction was sort of “Yeah…it’s what we expected”
- Haim, CHRVCHES, fucking Sky Ferreira ahead of The National?!?!?! You trippin fools….
- I was about to say “thank you for making the list DIIV-free” but then I realized they didn’t release anything this year (thankfully). I would also like to take this time to recommend that everyone’s LIFE be DIIV-free as well.
- My other favorites from this year include: AFI, Sigur Ros, Portugal The Main, Lorde, Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, Foals, Bastille, Depeche Mode, Jagwar Ma, The Neighbourhood, Fitz and the Tantrums, Queens Of The Stone Age, Franz Ferdinand, Mazzy Star, Bad Religion, The 1975. Anyone else dig those records? No? Ok, just thought I’d ask.
Hopefully that annoying kid with the swoop haircut comments on this with some idiotic post.
Awesome list. I think a case could’ve been made for including the Aeroplane Flies High box set which I would rate higher than Gish (but not Pisces).
Glynis still ranks as one of my all time favorite Pumpkins songs. I remember being psyched to find a tab of it on OLGA (what, you guys remember the Online Guitar Archive right?) so I could play it on my Squire Strat.
I’ve always enjoyed Fall Out Boy and am happy to hear this. However, I’m sure below me will be a bunch of whiny Stereogum posters complaining that it’s not “indie rock” or “respected Pitchfork-approved pop” being discussed. Bring it on…
It should be noted that the “official” music video was actually (at first) not official and was created by Meathead (who hosted the hilarious “Meathead Perspective” NIN fansite).
Rush, Parachutes, Mylo, Viva, X&Y in my humble opinion. Also, this is my favorite series on Stereogum. I vote Depeche Mode and/or U2 for the next one.
I’m a huge NIN fan but their draw probably isn’t what it used to be (even if this is their big “comeback” tour). I know Biffy Clyro is huge in the UK (though almost nobody in the Us) so them headlining isn’t that surprising. However, it seems that the promoter wasn’t very clear on what was possible from a production standpoint.
Always found it unfair that these guys are still playing mid-size clubs/theaters while The Killers headline arenas.
I never understood how Kings Of Leon fans claimed the “early stuff” was so good. The first album has about, oh, one listenable song (“Molly’s Chambers”) and the rest is some of the most hook-less rock I’ve ever had the displeasure of listening to. The second album has some minor (and I do mean minor) improvements. By the third, they at least were not so self-conscious to avoid hooks. The next were perfectly pleasant arena-rock records. Someone please explain.
Totally dope they opened with “Present Tense”. No Code is awesome.