I absolutely LOVE this album. And I loved New Moon last year as well.
Frankly, I don’t understand how anyone can dislike an album like this. The sound is impeccable, there are more hooks than I can count, and its remarkably consistent from beginning to end.
I consider The Men like Woods and maybe Thee Oh Sees. Do we just begin to ignore consistency if we just keep getting it year after year?
Suzanne seems like a typical Facebook Pitchfork post commenter.
Does anyone else read the comments on Pitchfork FB posts and want to punch 90% of those pretentious pricks? Saying WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU PITCHFORK YOU USED TO BE COOL….**UNFOLLOW** (when they post an interview with Pharrell).
Yessss. Schoolboy Q all day.
Q REALLY went for it with this one. His rapping style feels so much more real than other MC’s out right now. Tom’s last couple sentences describe Q perfectly. It took me a while to get into Habits & Contradictions, but when it clicks, it just clicks. Even after many listens, Oxymoron still might not “process” because for a hip hop artist – Q’s songs have different layers.
My only complaint is this might sound a little too produced for Q’s raw style. Still brilliant album though.
I’m hoping for Schoolboy Q but I think its going to be St. Vincent.
The TDE crew is on fire right now. I’m surprised Isaiah Rashad’s debut isn’t being talked about as much as it should be on here. I like it more than Oxymoron (at least right now) but that’s mainly because it has a more east coast feel than other Black Hippy releases which I’m kind of fascinated with.
In My Life
I didn’t listen to it… but I assume it comes out as a Taylor Swift song?
It looks like I’m not the only one who adored “From A Basement On The Hill.” Fragmented occasionally, yes. But calling it his worst effort would be completely crazy.
I personally believe “Twilight” was his most beautiful and affecting song. I still get chills listening to it.
Funny, I was just having an in depth conversation with a friend about how the best thing the Libertines ever did was far superior to anything The Rolling Stones ever did…
SAID NO ONE, EVER.
Its remarkable how big FF really were in the mid 2000′s… And rightfully so.
Look at the Coachella 2006 lineup. The headliners on Saturday were Depeche Mode, Daft Punk THEN Franz Ferdinand. Fascinating how much popularity can sway within 5-10 years…
I’m not convinced.
I need to see him in Bey’s Grammy dress to confirm for sure its not her.
I was really hoping for Depeche Mode instead of Muse. They would have been perfect for Saturday…
Nevertheless, this is 7 straight years for me. At this point its more about the experience and waking up at 7am because its too hot, to play beer pong with your camp mates.
For $100, FYF in LA is truly the more fun musical experience in my opinion.
I will find it hilarious if The Knife open for Outkast.
Reminds me of the last time Arcade Fire played. Mainstage went Mumford & Sons (when they were already depressingly HUGE) – followed by Animal Collective and then finally AF.
I was having a fantastic time at Animal Collective, but they literally took their main stage near headline gig and proceeded to shun the whole crowd. If I remember, they only played one song from Merriweather and it wasn’t “My Girls” haha. 90% of the crowd was so confused and disrespectful to them, just waiting for Arcade Fire… but I think they liked it honestly.
The Knife should headline the Outdoor stage, But literally 2nd on the bill? Looks like Mainstage to me.
How To Destroy Angels played last year. So Trent was there, but behind the scenes just letting his ridiculously hot wife get the spotlight.
Actually Fly Lo was there last year as well. He handled all the DJ work for Earl Sweatshirt’s debut set. It was fantastic.
Caribou would absolutely be my #1.
I feel “Swim” is the most underrated album of this decade so far. It’s still in constant rotation for me.
Is it a coincidence that Bey & Burial have very similar artwork for their surprise albums?
New hypothesis – BEYONCE IS BURIAL.
Ahhh I will forever remember Junip’s “Line Of Fire” for when AMC was using it in promos to build up to the Breaking Bad series finale. Such a great song.
I’m glad Tom gave Rich Homie Quan some love. Such an underrated mixtape that most didn’t even bother to review.
My Top 10:
1. Kanye West – Bound 2
2. Phosphorescent – Song For Zula
3. Disclosure – White Noise
4. Palma Violets – Best of Friends
5. Daft Punk – Doin’ It Right
6. Pusha T – Numbers On The Boards
7. Arcade Fire – Afterlife
8. Rich Homie Quan – Type of Way
9. Vampire Weekend – Hannah Hunt
10. CFCF – Strange Form Of Life
Have Ya’ll ever seen Wreck It Ralph??!
An album I absolutely fell in love with that no one else seemed to like was The Love Language’s “Ruby Red”. Soooo great. From beginning to end, a total stunner. In my Top 10 of the year for sure.
I can’t fathom why no publications gave it any love… but alas its all personal taste.
Yessss. I absolutely loved New Moon. I was very surprised it didn’t get much love from any publications. Their best album in my opinion.
Let It Be at #11?
If this could include the MUCH, MUCH better “Let It Be… Naked” stripped from all the Phil Spector overblown crap, it would easily place within the top 5-7 in my opinion.
Ugh. I was afraid Sgt. Pepper would be #1. Its perfect, but far from their best in my opinion.
1. Revolver – all 4 Beatles peaking stylistically at the same time. Definition of perfect.
2. Abbey Road
3. The White Album
4. Rubber Soul
5. Sgt. Pepper
Listening to this reminds me of their FYF show this year where a girl standing behind me got hit in the face within 1 minute of the show starting and may have broken her nose. I turned around and tried to get her out of the pit and was pushed so hard I slammed into the back of her head.
RIP: Random girl’s short term memory.
This album is interesting. I still love it and these songs will be absolute juggernauts live but one has to wonder if they will ever evolve?
I’ve met Dan before at a random Vietnamese restaurant before a show and he’s incredibly intelligent. Most bands can’t progress out of their comfort zones, but its frustrating because CC absolutely have the talent to do so. Surely, they don’t need to change, but we all know they can pull it off better than anyone.
How incredible would a Cut Copy concept album be, like set in the future or something? I still love this album, no doubt a killer. But here’s to hoping for more progression next time.