Sad to say that it just sounds like a mediocre attempt at a Tom Petty song to me.
A douchebag on the board of directors at my work calls them Vampy Weeks. It was tough not to react to that one.
I think it rules out lollapalooza. I’m not sure that rules out p4k. I feel like I’ve seen a few shows from bands who played pitchfork that were pretty close to the festival date (and they weren’t after shows or anything like that). Maybe I’m remembering it wrong. Still, I have a feeling p4k won’t happen this time around for arcade fire.
I’m Only Sleeping
Vicious (Perfect Day is a close second, however.)
They’re playing here in September at my favorite venue, but I’ve resisted getting tickets solely because I’m pretty sure they can’t last the whole month and a half until the show.
They were the band I hoped would show up in the lineup, but because I could only go one day I ended up missing out to go Saturday. Really enjoyed Saturday so I’m not complaining. I do regret not getting a chance to see Chairlift, but hopefully they’ll be around again soon.
I give the rain more credit than Rustie. We stopped at the blue stage for his set and I was less than thrilled. I saw less of a reaction to his choice of tracks and more of a response to the velocity of the rain. I did see, rain or not, a ton of white folk on the fringes doing silly dances as a defense mechanism, however.
Somehow I don’t think the official video will be as good as the leaked one. Yeah, it’ll be more polished, but it still will be an awful idea. It’ll just be a less funny one now because you won’t have this level of graphics to counterpoint how seriously it will manage to take itself. Perhaps, Kanye should computer generate all of his public appearances from now on for this very reason.
I’m pretty sure at some point there was an author of one of these lists who made a really “popular” choice for a high-ranked song and not only did the comments start to build up but the number of readers swelled to unbelievable proportions as well, and I can’t help but believe that this spawned a trend for the site. I think the lists often become a bit of baiting (maybe with the exception of the Walkmen list a while back…a list I was glad to see every single song from at a concert just a couple of weeks later), but in the end once people get over their anger about the inclusion or exclusion of songs, the real fun starts when individual lists from readers pop up and start getting discussed. That’s part of the fun of a communal music experience, right?
Hey, it charted higher than Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. Now I know this list is what I’ll use as a measure of all important music from here on out. Thanks, EW!
As a Syd Barrett fan, it’s hard for me to not want “See Emily Play” or “Arnold Layne” near the top of this list.
“Dreamed of becoming for 29 years.” Oh my god, what a groaner of an ending line! Everyone else already said what I would have to say about this list otherwise.
Excellent, varied selections here. I love the idea of this weekly feature, and now I feel like it’s delivering on its promise. Not bad only a few weeks in.
Who did Anthony Kiedis make sweet heroin-addled love to in order to attain headliner status for every single festival in the United States for the past half a decade?
Where are the laser sounds? It’s simply not a wonderful Christmastime without laser sounds.
I really enjoy the direction they’ve headed with this album. I am not at a point where I can start comparing it to other AC releases, but I definitely came into with lowered expectations (not really sure why) and was on board within the first 20 seconds of “Moonjock.”
I can only assume that someone will seek out the parts of this article that aren’t in complete adoration of the album and revolt.
The Aura of the H-Man, I agree totally with you about the audio track. I just commented elsewhere about the awful mix on this when I watched it on my tv. Didn’t bother watching the video on here until I saw your comment. Now I’m glad I did.
I’ve listened to this twice already this morning. Now that I’ve listened to it, I wish that my digital download of the album was available. I am still very excited to spin the vinyl when it arrives soon, but I’m kind of obsessed right now and know the stream will be gone within 24 hours. White people problems.
Coxon’s guitar playing was a big inspiration for me, so songs like “Bugman” and “Country Sad Ballad Man” really embrace some of those great elements, but “The Universal” and “Beetlebum” are still just incredibly hard to beat.
I love Planet of Sound. I’ll just make sure I don’t bring anything pitchfork-y in to them when I’m looking to buy more vinyl.
Tracklist is available and right here: (1) Sleeping Ute, (2) Speak in Rounds, (3) Adelma, (4) Yet Again, (5) The Hunt, (6) A Simple Answer, (7) What’s Wrong, (8) Gun-Shy, (9) Half Gate, and (10) Sun in Your Eyes. Tracklisting also available at grizzly-bear.net
http://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/100riffs/#.T_L2OHAj8Vk <—The link from above doesn't tell you track by track, but it does include info on the pedalboard he used. You may have already seen this, in which case pretend this never happened. If you haven't, I hope it's semi-helpful.