I usually resent all of your attempts to draw parallels between artists (the recent Blood Orange/Dr. Dre one fell particularly flat), but the Beatles/Radiohead comparison is spot-on
Am I the only one who likes The Grey Album better? I’m not DangerMouse’s biggest fan or anything, I just think that album is amazing. No one will ever make such great beats out of Beatles songs ever again.
Don’t get me wrong, Black Album has lots of great production on it, but it’s sound is scattered as fuck. It’s like if you put Danny Brown’s “Old” in a blender and the track order stopped making sense. Maybe this is kind of all boiling down to the fact that I think Rick Rubin’s beat on “99 Problems” is obnoxious and that mashing it up with “Helter Skelter” was one of the best ideas since flint met tinder.
You forgot the Arctic Monkeys’ latest album… which is worse than any of those albums IMO
Anybody else hear a slightly gruffer Isaac Brock?
“save for broadcast” ?? that’s the second typo I’ve seen on the site today, after the one in the Blood Orange article that said Dev Hynes “collaborated” with Solange and Blood Orange.
This list should just consist of the first ten tracks of Silent Alarm… But I guess that would’ve been boring
dat mellotron doe.
My top 5:
state lines – for the boats
my bloody valentine – mbv
ghostface killah and adrian younge – twelve reasons to die
daft punk – random access memories
deafheaven – sunbather
I’ve always referred to this sort of separation of an artist’s behavior and art as the “Kanye rule.” The main point being that, even if I think (or know) that the artist is a dick/criminal/misogynist/insert-any-negative-character-trait, I won’t let that get in the way of enjoying their art.
how dare you compare Mumford to Zeppelin, or even AC/DC
4/5 of the top five are from Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. That’s your problem right there.
Is the purpose of these “worst to best” lists to go against the grain? Because it sure seems like you guys are baiting some angry comments
Yeah, Vicious Lies is basically a continuation of the through-line started by “Follow Us”– decent, flexible rapping, busy production, and a sub-par contribution by a sub-par indie rock group
Swing Lo Magellan – Dirty Projectors