David Mania Worthington
Y’all, this is stunning.
Don’t overthink it.
Don’t ever speak for Agent Cooper again. That man is a saint.
That man=Agent Cooper
If you really were Agent Cooper, you’d know.
This is Wild Beasts’ week.
I mean year.
I <3 2014 in music.
There is some weird negativity going on here. Regardless of how spot on this list is, DP are an incredible and incredibly original band. Past three albums have been classics, and the ones before that have a lot of shining moments.
And just think of all the albums that haven’t even been announced yet! (Looks to TV on the Radio and Joanna Newsom’s direction)
This is shockingly tasteless and joyless and misanthropic and and and.
We should be friends, raptor jesus. Fever Pitch is a great term for my feelings, too. I just Future Islands at the Bowery Ballroom, and I’m going to see Wild Beasts soon, too. Fun times for music lovers!
But you can feel it, man. You can feel it. Their past three albums show a growth and confidence, and these two tracks seem to indicate that that growth is going to reach its peek. Wild Beasts are poised to break out this year. Finally.
And the same goes for Future Islands. For me, these two bands are running parallel courses. Let’s see!
This song has beautiful lyrics. I am awfully eager for the whole thing.
For me this is the first essential release of 2014. I’ve been listening to it for a while now, and it’s just a solid-as-rock collection of songs. At first, I thought the sequencing was off with the slow burn of “White Fire,” but then I realized no…it’s perfect how it is.
Can’t wait to see Angel live soon in NYC. I hope she gets big this year.
oh, i like this. such a nice middle finger to putin and his cronies.
many gays on stereogum? if so, hope you’re all doing well, especially if you’re from that country.
Taylor Swift LOVES Kendrick Lamar.
Also, I hate “Radioactive”, but this collaboration with KL was surprisingly just fine with me.
OK, so you’re really blowing off The Stranger in your comments about the Savages’ video (which is an incredible video!). Let me tell you…I know it’s a high school staple now, but that thin novel is actually pretty potent if you read it the right way. This will sound silly, but it was just one of the factors that pushed me to leave behind my life in Indiana and move to New York.
Anyway, Future Islands is/are incredible. Last two albums are classic (as mentioned by raptor jesus). And I have super high hopes for this new album (that and Wild Beasts are my most anticipated omg). And…I’m seeing them both in the coming months. So…thanks to Camus and other things for getting me to NYC.
Just wanted to give The Hidden Cameras’ album Age a shout out. It’s extremely solid with some total jams on it. Loving the vibe/aesthetic of it. And also with some positive queer themes, so this goes well with Transgender Dysphoria Blues.
This post is already getting buried by the pileup of less important “stories” about streaming and such. How about making this the opening story? Because Future Islands are important music makers!
Did this blow anyone else’s mind? Because it blew my mind.
This is incredible; wow. Also, can I get the # of the young one??
I think Spirit If… is an enormously underrated album. It’s so wonderful and just strikes the nicest chord with me. Looking forward to this!
Fun fact: As soon as Sam Smith makes it on US radio, US radio will become good.
My excitement is unmatched! One of 2014′s best, I suspect.
I feel like Wild Beast have released three of the most underrated albums of the past while and yet they still somehow operate under the radar. I really hope their new album gives them the bigger audience they deserve. They’re a special band.