This is excellent. But I have to agree with the person above that this isn’t reminiscent of Bon Iver just because of the layered vocoded harmonies. Imogen Heap completely dominated that game with “Hide and Seek” (well before Jason Derulo piggybacked) before Justin Vernon had started Bon Iver. Justin Vernon doesn’t get to just lay claim to atmospheric harmony-laden pop music! And I’m sure he would agree, but the music writers are doing it for him.
I had a lot of fun reading these comments but am still just mostly excited about the new Fucked Up album rather than Michael finally getting banned. These comments can turn things, quick-like.
Still though, someone with no kids commenting on parenting styles and even passive-aggressively threatening to call Social Services is pretty FUCKED UP. I won’t even get into why marijuana shouldnt be considered a drug but needless to say, a dude who spends time in a vape bar getting high should not be viewed as some type of crack-smoking negligent ne’er-do-well. That’s just inaccurate. Weed is great, and would probably make some idiots better parents.
its really not bad. im not saying i want a 7″ or anything but its not awful. its ALSO not news-worthy, this is just a dude covering a song he likes…
this list could just be a re-arranged track listing of Twin Cinema and it would be better.
stereogum has arrived too late to play…
if youre worried she’ll be frightened away from the rest of the tour, maaaaaaaybe don’t put her on blast with this post? or at least disable the comments section.
YOU DONT GET TO RANK PINK FLOYD WHY GOD WHY
its at the very least a declaration of “i’ll f**k whoever the hell i want”
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II
Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God
Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
Futurebirds – Baba Yaga
Coma Cinema – Posthumous Release
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Local Natives – Hummingbird
and I can say with absolute confidence that The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae will be one of my favorites based solely on the one song I’ve heard.
Q.U.E.E.N. ft Erykah Badu – Janelle Monae.
hey guys read this treatise but also sign up for the motherfuckin folger jingle contest!
why why why why why why why
hey ya? fucking REALLY?!
Southernplayalistic and Spottieottiedopalicious are top 2, thats an indisputable FACT.
Channel ORANGE, definitely
The Photo Album!
Frank Ocean – Channel ORANGE
so he should shut up because he has family that has a decent amount of money? and not try to earn his own way doing what he is good at? youre an idiot. It’s extremely admirable that he makes his own money. and you’d prefer him to function more like that asshat in LMFAO whos uncle is the founder of Motown Records. That’s ridiculous.
I loved this album. Also I remember seeing/hearing The Black Keys for the first time because they opened for Beck on the tour for this album. That was a good night.
Amanda Palmer IS a fucking idiot. Albini should’ve stuck to his guns.
WHY DID YOU HAVE TO MAKE THIS LIST
yeah anybody who can claim that bon iver sounds like tune-yards sounds like black keys sounds like tv on the radio etc etc….fucking idiots.
Dibs band name.
i love these lists. everyone gets bent out of shape about their favorite song not being included or too far down the list but forgets that this isnt a peoples choice awards or anything like that, its a music blog. the article gets everyone to start thinking about their own top 10 lists and if nothing else, made a lot of people throw on their Wilco records. its great!
and personally i agree with the author about Jesus Etc and Ashes of American Flags being the best songs on YHF but I’d probably put I Am Trying… on this top 10 too.
Now that I’ve seen this video, I actually like the song a lot more than I originally did. Its very clear to me that The Killers ARE trying (and succeeding) to be a Springsteen-esque truly-great American rock band. And they aren’t trying to hide it at all. The leather jacket, this whole video’s aesthetic, Brandon Flowers’ fist pump at the second chorus…I kind of love it. There’s something about stadium-sized rock anthems and if you can pull it off, then why the hell not?