Seems to me that Q1 & Q2 2015 surpass any other year.. Definitely stronger than last year.
Hmmm. I’ve been digging this more than Sleater-Kinney’s new album. I like both, but I like this more.
I didn’t really care for this one. Of the big releases next week this was my least favorite. It just doesn’t feel as compelling as their previous work, not even their last album. It’s not terrible, just not on par with their previous work.
That’s a good point. They’re one of my favorite bands, so while I see stiff competition, I’d probably put them in a list of the best from the last 20 years. Certainly above VW, Arcade Fire, and The National.
They’d be in my top 10 of the last decade for sure, but to extend to top 20 they’d have some stiff competition.
Don’t just give it a shot, fucking emerge yourself in this album. It’s wonderful.
January is a killer month – S-K, Panda Bear, Viet Cong, California X, The Dodos, and even the Decemberists managed a decent album.
I’m hoping this means Viet Cong will be AOTW. It’s much deserved.
Weird. I haven’t read that article and probably won’t, but a lot of people have told me it’s a wonderful read.
Surprised Viet Cong isn’t higher on the list. Of the 2015 albums I’ve heard that one’s definitely at the top. I wouldn’t put SK over Radiohead, but NCTL is great.
Not 100% metal but Lantlos – Melting Sun was awesome. A really good blend of shoegaze and metal.