lana probs loves stoker
Good evaluation by the way
I’m not trying to be a massive pedant, but I think Karin mentioned that she liked Fugazi while doing interviews to promote Fever Ray.
I think Nothing’s over by Infinite should be somewhere on the list.
the “send Dustin a recollection of a recent dream” link just leads to this same page
speaking of steel drums, weren’t Deerhunter, Gang Gang Dance, The Knife, TVOTR, Grizzly Bear et al. supposed to be composing steel drum music for charity earlier this year? I wonder if that music will ever be released.
mouse on mars!
Illy Girl sounds a bit like Pan Sonic, another great album that was pretty much ignored.
I wasn’t expecting the Knife to be on this at all and I was even surprised that they were an option for voting but I’m so glad they are on it. Tomorrow In A Year is usually very underrated and is easily the best album so far this year.
All of these people who hate CocoRosie make their judgement based on the attention they pay to carving their image and the perceived pretentiousness of it as some kind of cheap gimmick to attract people to their music. The music itself doesn’t draw the same kind of reactions and people decide to hate the music based on their image which would actually be totally understandable if the music wan’t so damn brilliant. Honestly, isolated from all of the gimmicks, if you listen to their music without knowing how they dress or what their videos or live shows are like it is a great listening experience and has the same exuberant creativity and atmosphere. That’s not to say that their image doesn’t add to the statement of their music, if you give the music a chance first their actual image will seem a lot lot more natural and genuine and won’t seem forced at all however pretentious can appear alone. But still they are musicians aren’t they?
Really I thought it seemed a bit pretentious and unnatural the way Animal Collective used to wear masks as if they kind of felt they should be doing something eccentric. Their music was good enough that it didn’t affect my enjoyment of them and it is only a small thing but I’m glad they don’t do it anymore and like I said I never had a huge problem with it so I didn’t think about most of the time.