(Basically, I miss the Michael_ that didn’t lose his shit last week in this column)
I dunno. I haven’t really been keeping up with the comments lately. There hasn’t been a strange occurrence or big Comment thing. I mean (When he wasn’t batshit crazy and ranting about behind the scenes things that had little to do with the music), Michael_ brought some seriously interesting discussion to the table.
Plus the dude inspired me to write my own blog about music. Dude’s like my personal Batman.
Money Store did sound like it cost a bit more than their mixtapes.
But this is Kanye. The budget is still exponentially bigger.
Still mad about the “Lose Yourself to Dance” snub…even though this isn’t an official list or anything…but still.
I need more Michael_ in my life
Oh man I love Reno Dakota. That’s one of those short tracks from 69 Love Songs that always tugs at my heart strings, for whatever reason.
I’ve never been a big 100,000 Fireflies guy. It’s an OK song, but I’ve never quite been as fond of their sytnh stuff as I am of their…uh…not synth stuff.
Book of Love is my personal #1. The songwriting is so beautiful and plain. Just the words alone are gorgeous. It’s so sparse, I love it.
Oh my god, yes! That note that he holds on forever just permeates my soul
Also “Lose Yourself to Dance”
Steal My Sunshine is the song of every summer for me. It will never cease to be so.
If we pick a Chance the Rapper song, I say we go with “Cocoa Butter Kisses”
Plus the fact that it’s Despot? Even more reason.
Yeah, probably better description. I’m pretty sure Sergio Leone was the opposite of an amateur.
Aw, beat me to it. That’s my favorite Arcade Fire song. The lyrics are just so powerful, and the organs and crescendos are like perfect.
Has anyone ever seen that video that plays “My Body Is a Cage” over the final shoot out between Henry Fonda and Charles Bronson from “Once Upon a Time in the West”? That video’s probably the best amateur music video I’ve ever seen.
I’ve never been too big a fan of these guys. Their sound is too abrasive and weird for me.
I will say, however, that “The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack” is one of my favorite songs of all time. The guitars, the simplicity, and the words just bring me to tears almost every time. Also, how they used in in “50/50″ is one of my favorite movie-music moments of all time.
I love Despot even more than I already did before now
So…uh…how will the vinyl for this look?
Well, Kanye dropped a new album cover. I can’t tell if it’s really deep or incredibly lazy…but probably the later.
I saw Strand of Oaks open for Tallest Man on Earth last year. They’re really fantastic, if you can see them, do so.
Hey, I have a question: Why are bands all of a sudden streaming their stuff on iTunes?
I don’t have iTunes (And I have no desire to download it), so all these bands (Daft Punk, Vampire Weekend, The National) debuting new albums on iTunes is puzzling. What about NPR, or Pitchfork, or just on their own sites?
I might be the only one annoyed by this, but hey, I just want to know if anyone else is feeling me.
Oh my god, that cover of Jump into the Fire rocks! Gets me pumped whenever I play it.
My vinyl copy came in the mail yesterday. Needless to say, it’s been on repeat CONSTANTLY.
There’s not a track on it that’s less than great (In my opinion)
It’s easily my favorite song of all time. And that ain’t hyperbole
Good pick. Silence Yourself is an absolute MONSTER.
Yeah, that B side is a monster. The whole album’s super tight. Why everyone else is sleeping on it/ ignoring it is crazy to me.