Casey H. Smith
Oh yeah…”Ship Of Fools.” That song is great too.
yeah! what he said!
Riiight, the same way “Crazy Mary” isn’t a Pearl Jam song.
Should be the best 100 songs by The Grateful Dead. No band has ever had more consistently GREAT songs than The Grateful Dead.
Love to add:
You sound so confident. How do you know?
Bands usually get paid more money to play charity events than they do just a normal gig…
Rhye is boring.
haha right?! Listening to Psychic is what listening to an ALBUM is all about. Press play, go do whatever you’re going to do, bob your head, think about some interesting things…then it ends, and you walk over and press play again and repeat.
You’re right, he can do wrong. But he didn’t with Yeezus.
Some of these choices I just don’t understand as “BEST ALBUMS” – key word here is “album.” A$AP? JT? Haim? I get it, these albums had an impact on musical culture, but they did that through releasing a series of chart topping singles and having brilliant marketing plans, not through releasing a truly brilliant and cohesive body of work. I think in todays “indie” world, we lose sight (or maybe we’re not able to hold our attention long enough) to understand what really makes a great album, GREAT. Or shoot, maybe it’s me and I’m behind on the times and don’t understand how the masses currently views “great” albums. In my eyes though, when I claim something to be the “best album of the year” it’s got to have: Innovation, depth, powerful lyrics or powerful composition, it has to strike an emotional nerve and most importantly there needs to be cohesion through out. Love your top 5…but a lot of these are just hype albums in to me and don’t bring anything interesting to the table.
With all that said – Dark Side, Oliver Wilde, ZulA, Phosphorescent, Juliana Barwick, Deafhaven, Dawn Of Midi, Dirty Beaches, Steve Gunn,Teeth Of The Sea, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Nils Frahm and Vampire Weekend all top my list of 2013.
well, here’s the thing…IT IS ARCADE FIRE.
Oh come on – put on a nice suit and go to an Arcade Fire show! what do you have to lose? lighten up folks, the band is just trying to have some fun and get people to escape their normal routines and become a part of the Arcade Fire experience. that is all.
You’re too cool. I bet you wouldn’t put “Float On” on a best of Modest Mouse list either.
Always loved “Jimmy” off Kala and “Amazon” off Arular
The list should be LCD Soundsystems best 20 songs…
I literally feel like you made this list to piss off real Outkast fans.
This is more like it…
bahahahahaha this list is HILarious.
Jim James Ya’ll
It’s not just indie rock, it’s not just garage rock, it’s something more. There’s an idea behind it, a concept and it was extremely well executed. The guitar riffs are out of this world – the melodies are poppy and fun – Dylan’s voice is rough and spiked – the album feels like everything and nothing all at once. It’s one of the best accomplishments in rock and roll all year.
same same, but different…seems to be a solid 50 albums revolving around all blogs. This one kinda feels like the “Best Of” all those lists.
Not only is Madvilliany the best work from DOOM, but it’s also one of the greatest albums ever made, period. I put it up there with “Kind Of Blue”, “Kid A”, “Entroducing”, “Revolver” and “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”
Why does metal get its own list and South American funk doesn’t? wtf Stereogum?!