This. Is. Everything. KING RICHARD.
I just about lost my shit when that vocal sample comes in at the 3:20 minute mark.
Also – I honestly still don’t get their obsession with Grimes. Sorry guys… Top 15 album and #1 track? I think she’s a super cool girl and her music is absolutely solid. But I just feel their obsession with her is over the top.
I’m thrilled I finally get to see her at FYF tomorrow night to see what the hype is about. I hope I fall for her like so many of you have
I was also very surprised to see Bon Iver not even crack the Top 25, despite getting a 9.5 and was basically all they talked about all year. I def preferred Kaputt too, listening to “Bay of Pigs” still gives me chills. Such a monumental album.
I was actually thrilled to see Halcyon Digest so high up. Next to MBDTF, its by far my favorite album of the decade. I actually give the vinyl as Christmas presents to friends every year.
My biggest surprise was Girls – “Father, Son, Holy Ghost” at #71. I still love that album so much. It got a 9.3 too which makes it more surprising. I enjoy Waka and Future, but how can those two crack the Top 50 and not Girls? Also – no Fleet Foxes AT ALL. Did they just forget about them?
Man, I don’t care what anyone says… TLC’s “Waterfalls” is still such a jam. The video represents/describes the year it won better than any video on this list in my opinion.
I remember seeing Calvin Harris at Coachella in 2008. He was playing the smallest stage and promoting his first album (pre EDM). Its still one of my favorite Coachella shows ever. He jumped around the stage playing all his own instruments(!!) No computers. It was a complete Cut Copy-esque party.
The dude has actual talent, bu his ascent describes the whole EDM scene perfectly. He eventually was just like, this EDM shit is too fucking easy. Who needs instruments?
Anyone else really curious how these Pitchfork “Best of the Decade So Far” lists are going to turn out?
Interesting that they aren’t waiting till the end of 2014. ESPECIALLY with a new Kanye album etc.
I hope we can get a small write up about it on here. Those discussions are epic. But considering we didn’t get a write up about their 2013 lists I’m thinking S-Gum is avoiding talking about Pitchfork lists now?
If you want us to vote for “what this season means to us” then you should’ve included our actual suggestions instead of a few of these shitty choices.
I know The War On Drugs isn’t “summer music” but it got a lot of votes and obviously means A LOT to us this year.
So get this. True story.
At weekend 1 of Coachella…after Neutral Milk Hotel ended I had some extra time before Beck started. On stage before Beck…Calvin Harris. Playing to the biggest crowd of the weekend I believe.
Watching in amazement at the crowd, I looked next to me and see a huge guy that looked like Win Butler. He was wearing a mask and a hat trying to conceal his identity (but that dude is fucking tall). It was obviously him. But only my friends and I noticed since we weren’t on molly watching Calvin. We didn’t go up to him because it would’ve been messed up to blow his cover, but he watched all of Calvin Harris’ set, by himself, and throughout it he was just shaking his head with a pissed off glare. Pretty funny he would be on that exact same stage in 2 hours to headline and make the comment about real instruments.
THIS is why I love you guys Stereogum.
A lot of blogs would overlook Throwing Copper 20 years later, but it meant A LOT to some of us kids in the 90′s. I’m not in any way defending Live any more than I would defend Green Day post Dookie, but it represents an interesting time in the mid 90′s that can’t be completely overlooked. Lightning Crashes was mesmerizing as a child.
SOOO excited for this weekend! Year 7 for me. Nas at midnight will be leg-en-dary. I wish they did the same for Wu Tang last year.
If any of you Gum’ers are camping and would like to talk good music, I will have a giant Spanish flag and a 100 foot slip n slide on my row. Hard to miss me. Come by and have a beer… or 3!