I thought Frank was well below his normal standards, compared to his spot on Jimmy Fallon last summer the Grammy performance was pedestrian. I wonder why he chose “Forrest Gump,” its a good track but not really build for awards shows
My favorite moment was after Jack White obliterated the world with his set and all the people in the audience were looking around like “yup, Jack White obliterated the world”
I’m with you. I have no idea why people are bashing this track
The list’s synopsis of “Wrecking Ball” spends 80% of its time on politics, which is slowly becoming one of RS’ most-covered topics. Combining the two topics seems to be the reason they put him #1, not music
I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that David was just stating a fact, that’s not smug at all. Telling someone they are beyond saving for not having the same interpretation as you is a much better example of smugness.
Well said, there’s been a pretty good level of consensus this year
I Listened to !Dos! all the way through, hearing a 40 year old man singing songs called “Fuck Time” and “Makeout Party” is pretty damn disturbing.
This list would have been even funnier if they had all three of Green Day’s albums on it
Perfume Genius was one of my favorites too, not sure why it didn’t get more support
Even if it doesn’t speak to you personally, there has to be some level of respect for a songwriter that can get so many people to identify with her.
That’s one of the qualities that makes it a classic: he changes tones and rhythms rather frequently, yet the whole album bands together
People that go to a lot of State Radio Concerts
That cover is golden. Sue me.
The Phantom of the Stone Age
I don’t think taking pot shots at Nickelback puts you on the path to Kings of Leon. They may say dumb shit, but the Black Keys mastered a little thing called authenticity long ago
Well this comment section is a gem
The Brooklyn reference in the Avett Brothers song is totally about a girl, they live in North Carolina…
She has the funky name and the hair to pull it off, that’s all that matters. Well, besides having vocals you can live inside, and songwriting that puts 95% of indie bands to shame, and creamy keyboarding chops….fuck
Like the Perfume Genius album
“Most of my heroes are monsters. Separating their personalities from their art, Miles Davis and Picasso have always been my heroes because they share one thing: they are restless” -Joni Mitchell
Phil Anselmo isn’t a good example, but someone like Miles Davis is: you can let the horrific things artists often do ruin your taste for their work, or you can be awed by the ability of such conflicted people to create such beauty.