“Top 10 Phish Songs” might be a better fit. It would have to include “Best Version(s)” as well.
I love Chris Tomson. Everything he writes here is true. Preach, brother.
Forgot to include a DISCLAIMER: This album has the power to wreck the shit out of you emotionally.
It also is an essential listen if you ever liked the bands Brand New or Sunny Day Real Estate.
I’m calling it: The Hotelier’s “Home, Like Noplace Is There” is going to be the most criminally overlooked/underappreciated album of 2014. You all should carve out 40 minutes of your time to listen to it. It will blow you away. Here it is in full: http://tinyengines.bandcamp.com/album/home-like-noplace-is-there
Other than that, I like a lot of these picks!
OH HEY YOU DID IT! This is why Stereogum rules. You listen and respond to feedback.
(and now that I’ve found it, I’ll actually listen to the remix!)
Yo, Stereogum. I don’t want to come off as a big UX douche right now because I just wanna help… but hiding the link to play the Four Tet remix amidst four other virtually identical hyperlinks makes me confused as to how I can actually play it — which is what 95% of your users (guesstimate) want to do when they click on an article like this. Embed that SoundCloud file at the top of the article, or at the bottom. Make it bigger, make it a button, and don’t make me think about it.
Yeah! My thoughts exactly about their feature on here and on Pitchfork today. This is a seriously outstanding song, but I think they’ve had even better ones on the last two LPs — so I’m surprised this is the one that finally crossed the barrier. So pumped for Rented World.
This is decidedly funky fresh. I like the chipmunk whistle behind the whole thing.
Goddamn, this is a toughie.
The 20/20 Experience has invaded my ears/mind more than any other album this year. I have sang like a buffoon at the top of my lungs in my car (and, occasionally, elsewhere) to “Pusher Love Girl”, “That Girl”, and “Mirrors” enough times in 2013 that I would be lying if I said anything else was my favorite thus far.
Boards of Canada, VampWeek, Laura Marling, and Disclosure are also wonderful. 2013′s been good.