Naqiy Rudolph Mcmullen
Kitty Pryde won it back at the beginning of her buzz cycle! Getting old Tom.
I don’t understand why it’s mandatory for you to be liberal if you like indie music. Some of us may actually appreciate rationale economic policy but nevermind, let’s all go back to hating one of the greatest leaders of the world has ever known because some indie douchebags tell us too.
That hook is catchy af tho, and the beat switching up is amazing.
Fuck Tyler, Earl’s the only one with talent. Tyler had his moment with Yonkers; it’ll always be a fine story to tell to his grandchildren, but I think he should step back from the forefront and focus on production and guest spots from meow on.
Should have broke up years earlier so they could be making a comeback by now like Fall Out Boy. They were definitely one of the few worthwhile mid 2000′s “emo’ artists and one of the few musical acts that I could use to form connections with the scene girls that were so prevalent back then. Ah nostalgia, you’re a cruel mistress.
Ryan Schreiber had the Tha Block Is Hot as his 3rd favorite album of 1999, a pretty prescient pick. I think this early P4K approval is undeniable evidence for Lil Wayne as GOAT rapper for the 2000s, since Kanye is obviously so much more than a mere rapper. I guess Macklemore was right about the dangers of syrup though, maybe his sermon-rap style isn’t as vapid and condescending as it ostensibly seems. Or it’s a conspiracy by the white man’s Illuminati like with MJ, who knows. I do know, along with Flocka & Gucci beefin’, it made for an entertaining nite on Twitter
No honorable mention of Bilal’s excellent new album?
Obligatory where is Everyday is Like Sunday post.. but seriously, where is Everyday is Like Sunday!?
May the bridges we burn only light our way.
I don’t think working at a drug store really qualifies as a shifty job tbh, except to children of privilege who think any blue collar job is shitty. I think it’d be very plausible a middle class individual like Drake would’ve worked at a drug store if he wasn’t a child actor as we all know.
I saw her perform this when she opened for WHY? and it was already a favorite and this studio version might be my favorite song of her’s ever!
This is good. Has Stereogum ever considered running a list of Producers of the Year? I think Mike Will and Young Chop would definitely have to be on the top.
I don’t know if you’re being facetious or if you didn’t take the time to actually look at the list, but Lambchop slotted in at #50, more than respectable considering all the great stuff that got left off.
Hate to be cynical, but the anointment of Kendrick to the top spot seems like an explicit move to broaden their reader’s demographic base to incorporate hip hop heads, which began with MBDTF and its 10 and things like Tom’s excellent article about Rap’s Recession. Not saying GKMC didn’t deserve its rankings cause it most certainly did, but when everyone was about 99% confident Channel Orange would nab the top spot i’d say it qualifies as more than a minor upset. The write up of GMKC discussing it’s instant classic status echoes closely the debate going on at places like KanyeToThe, which they actually linked to in their write up of Jasmine. Not saying whether it’s good or bad, although it certainly will lead to increased page views; it’s just strange to see what this little indie site has blossomed into. Also shout out to our boy Corban including Justin Beiber’s Believe at #10, I wonder how he’ll affect Pitchfork’s coverage of more mainstream music. Like will Bieber actually get a review next time, slot in at a solid 7.5 like the similar but more respected Usher?
No where did the review say the record was bad, merely A$AP lacks enough personality for the album to be considered great, which I completely agree with. This problem was readily apparent from Live Love A$AP so this consensus is not surprising. I wasn’t expecting much more than a prettily produced, well rapped record, and that’s we got so I’m happy. Anyone expecting more was deluding themselves.
As slightly unethical as this album may appear to be, which I, like Tom, chalk up mostly to the myopic worldview of Keef as a 17 year old, I don’t think anything can hold a candle to Eminem murdering his wife on “Kim”, and that didn’t stop all the accolades from pouring in. Of course this isn’t a landmark rap album, but I wouldn’t say there is anything overtly disgusting or morally reprehensible on the album, just a sense of slight amorality which I think is easy to ignore since this is basically party music, not anything to pour over and analyse through your Beats headphones.
Hate Bein’ Sober merits this spot alone, especially with it featuring the best 50 Cent verse in years; good write up.
Very true, I agree with all those points. It is a great album and Oblivion is a great pop song with possibly my favorite video of the year. It just doesn’t have the feel of the best song of the year, although I guess in a year without an all-encapsulating standout track like in previous years, it’ll do as the best song of the year. It does thoroughly represent the “small pop” trend, as P4K deemed it, along with Sky Ferreira and Solange. So I guess with those considerations it does sufficient stand out as truly a number one track, thanks you’ve convinced me now.
Their obsession with Grimes is kinda offputting but besides that great list, especially them including Climax at #3. Surprised at their Dirty Projector’s pick; was sure it’d be Offspring are Blank or Gun has No Trigger. Also I wish they would’ve included Hood by Perfume Genius, but he isn’t getting a lot of love in the list world, so not surprised. Hopefully the album gets a shout out at least.
Damn, days like this I really hate bein’ sober. And Facebook, it is the absolute worst, just filled with ignorance.
I believe you mean Synchronicity, or maybe the joke is ironic, idk.
The description of Bruno Mars’ album as Police-y actually makes me want to listen to it, and gawd knows I hate Bruno Mars.