I do love me some Logic, good sir, but I am outraged at your placement of The Royal Scam. Outraged.
“Stone-classic” indeed. I wish I could unhear that album just so I could hear it again for the first time. Enjoy man.
Yes! Managed to snag that one on vinyl. I have only spun it twice so far but what a gorgeous album. I totally concur there.
Now that I think about it, one standout element of both SY and FoR is that they are among the best “extreme” vocals in existence. All impassioned anguish, it’s that icing on the most beautifully depressive cake that puts them over the top, IMO.
Oh, and thank you for featuring SY. Without that, I never would’ve found ‘em (and I dig pretty deep). Great, great stuff.
Amazing job highlighting the metal of note, as always.
Unrelated to new releases, that Sivyj Yar album finally came through (took close to a month after ordering) and, welp, it knocks Fluisteraars off the top spot as my favorite depressive/atmospheric black metal album of last year…and there were A LOT of those last year (worthy of repeated listens).
One of the best black metal bands ever.
No one ever gives Green Earrings any love and that track simply rules. Such a gem.
Not that it matters, I love these lists regardless, but if it were up to me I’d switch Gaucho and Pretzel Logic. Aja and The Royal Scam #1 and #2 is definitely the way to go!
I think of the Dan every time I listen to Nancy From Now On by Father John Misty. I like to think of it as an homage, but that’s just me.
Endless snark. You are a painful string of non-sequiturs. You’re prob saying to yourself “oh yeah, I’m fucking funny”. You try SO hard to be clever…it must be exhausting being you.
Ever take a stand for anything in your life besides ironic detachment?
Descending and Good Friday…outstanding.
It just reeks of pretentious dbaggery. What can I say. I adore this band and engaged in a bit of nerd rage. Beauty, eye of the beholder, etc. etc.
What an asinine statement. I listen to a shit-ton of music, like your dumb ass I’m guessing, and I STILL love the Black Crowes. I hold no illusion that it’s groundbreaking, innovative shit. Their songs are just incredible (or, WERE incredible, then shitty, then pretty good. Lions is totally irredeemable, an absolute creative nadir – including the cloying Soul Singing but this ain’t my list). You’re not clever and you’re not funny. If you don’t dig it, say nothing! I know, I know…that’s not possible is it?
This sums it up, “I wouldn’t mind if there were a few more bands out there that ripped off the Stones as well as the Black Crowes did”. Perhaps you’d prefer bands rehashed A-ha? There is room in my pond for both Crowes and Swans.
My list would look like this:
1. Thorn In My Pride
2. My Morning Song
4. No Speak, No Slave
5. Wiser Time
6. Ballad Of Urgency (because these 2 are inseparable, like Zeppelin’s Heartbreaker/LLM)
7. Cursed Diamond
8. Virtue and Vice
9. How Much For Your Wings?
10. I Ain’t Hiding
11. Twice As Hard (because 5 and 6 are one entry)