J R Van Cleave
Easily one of my ten favorite bands. They have legitimately forty great songs off a discography that’s not even that big, and excluding covers. These are my favorites, but I recognize that there are so many more good ones.
10. We’re Going to Be Friends
8. Apple Blossom
7. Instinct Blues
6. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
5. The Air Between my Fingers
4. Fell in Love with a Girl
3. Little Cream Soda
2. Red Rain
1. I Can’t Wait
I’m Only Sleeping
Dookie was my second. First was Cranberries, “No Need to Argue;” third was Offspring, “Smash.”
I’m not sure if it’s fair to say Rihanna never takes risks. My wife and I both think that the last Rihanna album is her best; every track is at least interesting. Beyonce is definitely the more creative, interesting artist; Rihanna still puts out an album every year that is at least worth exploring a few times.
As much as I love Watch the Throne, I think that “4″ still wins. Party alone beats most of the stuff put out that year.
My favorite is Kill You, so I’m glad to see it on the list. But seriously, it’s better than the rest on there. Listen again and again until you agree.
IF ONLY someone had all the answers…
Did no one but me really really like the Strokes’ album this year? I’ve listened to it a ton.
Also, Sigur Ros’ Kveikur was probably their 2nd or third best album. It was awesome.
I also couldn’t imagine saying “Put my fist in her like a civil rights sign,” but I’m not an artistic genius.
Why was no one pissed when he said “Eatin’ Asian pussy all I need is sweet n’ sour sauce?”
I guess this means I don’t have to make apologies for liking Burzum anymore.
Kanye IS a trendsetter.
that was ok, yeah, but think if moz was singing…
I just want to use this forum to declare that Windhand is the greatest thing I’ve heard this year. Better than Deafheaven, and my album of the year. Thanks for introducing me to them.
Not a huge metal fan, but I do give the major ones that you guys review a few listens. After one play of Orchard I bought this album. It reminds me of doom, of course, but also Alice in Chains in a few places. My number one for the year is probably Sigur Ros, but this is top five, and I think I like it better than Deafheaven.
Second dude from the left has a five head.
Looking back at Kveikur a few months after release, it is still awesome. still better than Von, and Valtari, and I just think all of the others are too hard to rank after that, except that AB will always be the best.
VOX HUMANA is my favorite, all the rest are good, too though!
Hey! Who else likes these “Play like a Champion” ads?
The lawyer on the sports talk radio commercials I hear says you should avoid electronic communication while going through a divorce.
I guess this is why… you end up on the wrong end of stereogum.
I thought where it said Carl Perkins you meant Carl Weathers, which made me want some stew.
In Louisville, we think of Ohio as that crappy state to the north, too, so I see where White would be coming from in regards to the subject.
I think he was talking about Ohio, seeing as how Stripes are from Detroit Rock City.
Fact: Akron’s economy is based 55% on Lebron, 35% Black Keys, 20% on various engine components.
Ever since this article’s been published, I’ve listened to nothing but Bruce and revisited so many albums. Thanks!
1. Tunnel 2. Darkness 3. Born to Run 4. Nebraska 5. Wild, Innocent, E Street Shuffle 6. Rising 7. The River 8. Born in the USA 9. Magic 10. Seeger Sessions
Every single one of them is good. I think the easiest starting point would be “Return to Cookie Mountain” because it’s the best mix of their styles “Dear Science” and “Desperate Youth” are great but not as much of a mix of genres. “Nine Types of Light” was great but much more low-key than the others. The “Young Liars” EP is also great, just really short.