On a whim I searched for it last night on iTunes and picked up the song. I liked it a lot. That album cover, though…yeesh.
This minute long preview already makes up for the entire “The Only Place” album in my book.
This is just wonderful.
Wesley makes a good point: what if this album has the greatest music of their career and it’s blanketed by this fucking terrifyingly bad album cover. We just don’t know. I wouldn’t put it past YYY to pull something like that.
I like it.
The list is pretty good and well researched, except I would switch 1 and 2 around. “Tallahassee” is a masterpiece.
“Dr. Dee” is on this and not “Mr. M”. Something’s wrong here.
I was kind of disappointed with “Tomorrow Morning” (it’s weird to hear E sing about being happy), but this album, sonically, seems to be the perfect middle ground between albums like “Hombre Lobo” and “Tomorrow Morning”. Really can’t wait for the new album.
Very frustrated that I haven’t seen either Lambchop’s “Mr. M” and/or Matthew E. White’s “Big Inner” on any lists so far. Both of those albums are incredible.
Lambchop- Mr. M
I think what I like about this list is that even though it’s “worst to best”, the way the albums are being described make it sound more like “really good to really great”.
These lists are getting more and more pointless by the week.
Great P.E., Tom. Pitchfork could learn a thing or two from you.
Think about the grammar.
And Chris Hall, who the hell are you to tell me what bands I haven’t heard of? That’s ageism, my friend. It’s also immature.
All I know is that I got on the guest list tomorrow night for her show, so no amount of pointless anger and poorly-thought out rants can bring me down.
And don’t use “brah”. I’m automatically not going to take anything you say beforehand seriously.
Maybe so, but don’t think he didn’t still use it on his resume to produce other stuff, brah.
Steve Albini should just go back to talking about how he produced “Surfer Rosa” and the good old days of Shellac (it’s what he’s good at) and leave musicians, “professional” or otherwise, alone to do as they wish.