If you really think this song really is an “absolute monster” and a “banger” then one of us is losing our minds.
Disregarding even the quality of the song (which I think sounds like a children’s rhyme on top of boring faux-funk) nothing about this “bangs” in the least
this is unreal. who besides guys with creepy Asian girl fetishes could possibly enjoy listening to what sounds like a child who just inhaled helium babble like that?
so yeah, I think they are well aware of that
Whereas the band typically spend weeks agonising over every note, Left Hand Free was written “in about 20 minutes”. Needless to say, the US label loved it.
Thom: “I tried to make the drums as cliched as possible, there’s none of my personality in it.”
Gus: “I’m doing some kind of organ solo. I don’t know where ‘baby’ came from.”
Joe: “And I say, ‘Gee whizz,’ which I’m not sure is a phrase I’ve ever uttered before. I can imagine it appealing to American truckers with Good Riddance To Bin Laden stickers!”
“Oh God…” says Gus, a worrying realisation dawning. “Someone’s going to walk onstage to it at an NRA convention.”
holy shit, that Becky G song cannot be serious, can it? the video is barely a step above Rebecca Black in amateurishness and the music is so forgettable that I can’t even remember any of it while it’s actually playing.
also I hope to god Break Free signals the beginning of poptimism’s breaking point – that is the lamest fucking bottom of the barrel generic edm “beat” in the world and as fun and great as pop can be I really hope the non-mainstream music press (that includes you, Stereogum) stops giving her press she doesn’t need or deserve
End of a Century!
It’ll be just about as popular as the Ouya too
Um. you need to listen to Haunted again, because that line is definitely on there
Okay tune but those were some piss-poor lyrics
erm, not really. favorite album lists are personal, and Stereogum isn’t a person – this list is a collaborative effort which allows people to accept their own genre biases, critique their colleague’s lists, then come out with something approaching a “best of” article. a favorite albums list would not have the genre inclusiveness of a more collaborative, “objective” approach.
I’m perfectly willing to accept that Noah and the Whale’s “First Days of Spring”, which is my favorite album ever, would not be represented on many best album lists (and lots of things that might, like OK Computer, I don’t particularly enjoy).