This is the coolest thing that PJ has ever done. ever.
I don’t think anything can top the original live recording of “American Skin” from the live in NYC album. Bruce didn’t sing that one that much after 9-11.
Yup. that was pretty much my bible. I even bought it on tape, which had a Sonic youth track on it instead of the Nirvana track, which I still call “Verse Chorus Verse”
and the world keeps turning.
Such a wonderful song, it really took me somewhere. I hope the world gets More Koz.
what the actual fuck???
well thom, we are just going to have to illegally download the SHIT out of your solo albums. I don’t know how else to get them on my computer, which sadly, is how i listen to most of my music. (your music).
“mother and child reunion” lovely track!
arrrrrrgh. i don’t even LIKE u2 (in theory) but this list is just all fucked up wrong.
this is about a million times better than the shite they were doing with Paul Mcartney.
the only thing better would be Bill Hader hosting. Forever.
it’s perfect n just about every way! always one step ahead…
amen. and I love Neil’s music however, I expect he will debut some of his own material to showcase the new format and to be honest, I have not looked forward to new Neil young material since the 90′s. I will inevitably end up downloading mp3s and whacking it onto my iPod and listening to it on my decent, but pretty cheap senheizer cans. reality.
I just wanna praise this article’s writer for such a wonderfully informed, written , and executed piece. I’m guessing we’re about the same age, and got into springsteen at the same time- when he wasn’t that cool, and wasn’t touring with e-street and hanging out with presidents and bowling in Ireland with Bono. any artist where you can still put his worst work up against the best of his imitators (bon jovi, or Bryan adams or something) is a legend. i might swap around something in the top five, but in reality, all the albums in the TOP 10 have been my favourite at some point, and i’ve championed them all to my friends. I love it when i put on an obscure track from “tracks” to someone, (Roulette or Loose ends…) and they’re like “whoa, it’s definitely bruce, but SHIT, this is actually cool”. yeah. He’s the Boss. Good job on this list guy, good job.
soma is just one of the most beautiful songs of the decade.
Does anyone else find it ironic that “camera obscure” was the support act..
I have just accepted smartphones/cameraphones as an unchanging reality at shows. I think it’s kind of petty for she and him to be posting signs about them, as it’s pretty much certain that anyone there will be checking their phone every 10 minutes and such anyway. As a musician it’s only slightly annoying to see peoples faces lit up all the time and looking down at a phone, but then again, when i go to concerts, no matter how good it is, i’ll need to write someone and either lie about where i am, tell them how awesome it is, or tweet about how the band is sucking and opened with their new songs instead of playing something from an obscure fan only e.p. y’know. I personally would only go to a She and Him show to GET a quick shot of Zooey Deschanel (keeping ‘him’ out of frame’) anyway, and i would have spent the entire time up front dancing at camera obscure (who are far better, and an actual band) I believe the sheer fact that we all know that camera phone shots and vids are gonna be far less superior than press photographers and venue approved audio/video. I get drunk and always try a few shots, but still am respectful of the people beside me, and behind me, as i know it’s fucking annoying to be waving a device around with my hands up while there is some poor gal next to me who is just trying to see. Basically, i just wish we lived in a world where people understood concert etiquette, and only took photos and videos, yeah, like the other guy said, like when the band first comes out and adjusts the mic stand a bit. Maybe artists should be aware of this moment and they should all just freeze for 20 seconds to let everyone get snapshots?
also, on a sidenote, press photographers in the “pit” in front of me is a hell of alot more annoying than anyone around me with a phone. they tend to be running around with now reguard to the actual paying audience, and seem to be always tall men with cargo pants and dreadlocks, who look out of place at any concert. eyesore.
“Hated for loving”…If Amanda Palmer knew anything about Morrissey she would have privately faxed him. Cringe.
At first, I thought “Evil Urges….worst….no way!” but then i realized that after having it for 5 years, and I still don’t listen to it, “yeah Okay”. I agree that “Okonokos” is the best entry point to MMJ, and In a more perfect world, it would be the “Frampton Comes Alive” of our generation, because it really is a masterpiece. I really don’t listen to the first 2 albums as much as i should, gonna remedy that now.
trying to think a name for their band,, I’m liking “T-King Melon-case” . i look forward to this!
I’m a huge Morrissey fan btw, I hink the point here is WHAT WAS HE GOING TO SING ANYWAY in late night talk show land? a 5 year old “Throwing my arms around paris”? A hooped up smiths number? one of the maybe 3 new songs he’s been hawking live for the previous 3 tours? Maybe he’s saving himself while staying typically nutty in the press.
okay all kidding aside, stereogum’s lists are always controversial to hardcore fans of the bands they are ranking (my feelings on the morrissey list are best kept to myself). My opinion here is: Vespertine truly deserves to be her best, after that album, i just stopped listening or caring about Bjork BECAUSE Vespertine actually touched me so much and i never fully understood her subsequent material. I do on one hand strangely like the 1977 album, just for it’s pure innocent weirdness. I mean, disco and a cover of “the fool on the hill” In Icelandic? what’s not to like. also, yeah, where is “Glin-glo” and the Selma song’s (noteworthy for a duet with Thom Yorke).. I’ve seen her live twice, once around the time of “Post” and again in support of “Volta” and both times, her ensemble carried her, and she went on and on in the press about her voice being fucked up. still, it was cool.
hey…isn’t she that chick that wore the dead swan to the oscars?
at least billy corgan didn’t write this one.
I liked it the first time when it was called “My dick in a box”. (insert .gif ftw)