Casey H. Smith
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?!
The reason Macklamore isn’t gettin’ MORE attention (i mean it reached #2 on the Billboards brah), is because besides 3 songs, the album is kinda whack. The beats and the production are A+, but Macklamore kinda comes off as a goof and his lyrics really only resinate with like 16 year olds.
dude, you should totally start a blog.
Damn…this looks A LOT like my list of best songs of 2012. I hope it doesn’t look like I’m plagiarizing when I finally get around to posting. .
What a treat for us MMJ junkies to finally hear Welcome Home live.
What are the numbers of older albums being streamed compared to newer albums being streamed…?
What a dick post. This is great news. How brave!! And, any fan of the band did see this coming…listen to “The Ocean” and it will all make sense.
You’re an idiot. They’ve made 3 fantastic albums and all of them are masterful in their own way.
As for Win being an asshole…I don’t see it. Maybe Wayne ate too much acid one night in Tulsa and got a little confused. I mean, when The Boss and Mavis Staple and David Bowie all love the guy I got to believe they’re alright. But then again…you never know. Wayne is a person with a giant heart and is open to endless amounts of love and understanding…