Lily Allen wins life.
Yea, not much of the new stuff personally does it for me and that includes old bands I loved that have continued making music. There’s always something that’s missing or leans in a direction that turns me off.
It’s interesting, because one of the bands (I think it was Into It Over It but don’t quote me on that) posted something on their FB page a while back that basically said “F*ck Pitchfork.” I wonder if they will have trouble getting new “emo” bands on board. I feel like an older reunited band would be more likely.
World’s better than the last one.
This was one of the very first albums that I actually bought for myself after I got a CD player. I was only 11 at the time and my mom (who worked in SoHo) would take me to Disc-o-Rama whenever I went to work with her. I always looked forward to taking that trip on her lunch break and picking something out. I also remember Vitalogy, the Blue Album, Pisces Iscariot, and Smash being in my first stack of albums at that time. It’s interesting because I see other people saying this made them cool. I was definitely NOT a cool kid in school (I grew up in Ozone Park/Howard Beach, which was more Jersey Shore type culture), but there was a totally different crowd at my summer camp where I always felt a lot more comfortable wearing Airwalks and being alternative (LOL Airwalks). Green Day was such a huge huge HUGE part of that, probably for everyone in our age bracket.
Damn. All of the 20 year old throw-back posts in the next few years are really going to be a f*cking trip.
I agree with a lot of this. My feelings on Lorde are that I would much rather have her winning Song of the Year than Taylor Swift or Katy Perry, who I think a lot of people are getting bored with. There was definitely a void to be filled for an anti-pop female pop star, and she fits the bill perfectly. I think there’s a ton of ‘dark’ electronic artists that are much better, but that’s just the way I guess.
I’m kinda surprised that anyone is shocked/outraged at this award. You can’t deny Macklemore is more popular than Kendrick, and the Grammys are not really based on musicality for the most part (can’t say I didn’t love Daft Punk winning Album of the Year tho). This is pretty much exactly what the Grammys do every year. I saw a meme going around that said Biggie, 2Pac, Nas etc have 0 Grammy’s. As sad as it is, we can’t really take them that seriously, especially when it comes to hip hop.
I thought the same thing as soon as I started reading the comments! I was remembering the comments on the article about their manager calling them “the little act that could” or whatever and how fake everyone thought that was because they’re a huge band now. You honestly cannot win (no pun).
I think it’s lyrically interesting. ‘Clean’ and ‘hollow’ are strange takeaways from good sex. No?
Settle, Blood on the Leaves, Despair.
Sorry I didn’t mean to reply to your comment.
In response to a few comments.. The thing is that Arcade Fire WAS the little indie band that could and proved their worth by putting on “Biggest Band in the World” caliber shows when they were still relatively unknown. They earned the big money they have behind them and deserve it, which is why it doesn’t bother me if their manager still wants to refer to them as the band they started out as and probably the band he still sees them as. I don’t think they’re trying to be disingenuous about it. You’d be surprised how many people still have no clue who they are.
It doesn’t bother me as much as it does other people. I was in the 200s section for this show last night and people were mostly just taking a few pics. If not I didn’t really notice or care.
Sorry to disappoint but I love the Clash and own every record. I understand if you don’t feel the same way but I believe M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” is one of the best songs of the past 20 years. I’m also in my 30s but recognize that new music can have merit. I was only arguing the original point that implied that “taking another great older song and turning it into an m.i.a. hit” was a bad thing, because to me that comment implied that sampling older music was bad in general. I think it’s then justified to conclude that you don’t get sampling as a whole.
I think a lot of people would agree with me on these points, or at least disagree without cursing at me.
I get what you’re saying. One song shouldn’t land you on the cover of Spin but I was just talking about the internet hype in general. I know I’ll get another downvote for this statement but Lana Del Rey is an example of an an artist that has delivered after one hyped up song (talking about the positive hype about “Video Games,” not a bunch of articles about her lips).
I think you could make a valid argument for every single Beatles record, so that never bothers me.
Skipped right ahead to see if Blue was #1 and was very surprised to see that it wasn’t.
Well that was months after she had released “212,” which is easily her best song and the reason people were so excited about her. She hasn’t really delivered anything as good, but there was definitely something to hype at the time.
I agree with this. A lot of people talk about missing the good old days of NYC, hating on high rent and gentrification, but when I think of NY in the 80s, early 90s ( I know Byrne is talking about much earlier) I think of my mom getting mugged twice a year on the way home from work and my Grandmother not letting me ride my bike around the block. There is a price, unfortunately, and a lot of what Byrne says is very, very true. But NY is much better the way it is.
I think best song on LR is between Roses and Hey Mama. Love Gone but it was never a favorite. I’ve recently had this convo with a lot of people and I think the best Kanye song might be Runaway.
So basically the pap dude can stand 10 feet away from Yeezy and still harass him all day? How do they get away with this?
Just happened upon this thread looking for a stream of the song. I did check out Ed’s Twitter and it looks like he retweeted this post (33k+ followers). I think these might be legit fans but what do I know? Can’t trust anyone on the internet!
Checked out American Football as you’re the 3rd or 4th person to mention them to me. Like it a lot.
I would say Sleater Kinney could maybe fit into that box? I honestly cannot think of one other example. Not sure why that is and maybe this is dumb, but women singers/lyricists are more emotional, diary style writers in general (think even Gwen circa Tragic Kingdom). There didn’t really have to be a genre to be an outlet for that. I dunno. Interesting to think about.
Interesting. At the Drive-in is probably the one that holds up the most for me. They have been a fixture on my favorite bands list but I never considered them emo at all. Maybe I am missing something on Something to Write Home About because i honestly never liked it as much as 4 Minute Mile.