Very surprised there was no “Song for Zula” or ANY of the CHVRCHES on any of the editor’s lists. I really thought that those were the two “locks” for a lot of the year-end lists.
1. Phosphorescent – Song for Zula
2. Frightened Rabbit – Nitrous Gas/Dead Now (Couldn’t decide)
3. Kanye – Blood on the Leaves
4. Into It Over It – A Curse Worth Believing
5. CHVRCHES – We Sink
6. Radiator Hospital – Our Song/Your Boyfriend (Couldn’t decide)
7. All Dogs – Buddy
8. The Front Bottoms – Twin Size Mattress
9. Rhye – Open
10. Dads – Boat Rich
Should I wait until tomorrow morning to listen to it, then?
Grow Up, Dude grew (groan) on me a lot. I’m looking forward to this new full length.
I thought Frightened Rabbit’s newest LP deserved to be somewhere on the list (I say this as an admitted FR fanboy), but I can’t really argue against too many of the albums on the list. Also, for all the press on the #emorevival, i’m surprised none of the bands made it onto the list. I imagined into it. over it and a great big pile of leaves would’ve made it. I was personally hoping Radiator Hospital would make it, too, but I know that didn’t get much press. Anyways, good list, nice job, see you next year.
How is having a violent death relevant in ANY way? It wasn’t like he chose to get assassinated. We celebrate plenty of people who had violent deaths. This is the dumbest thing ever. This lady is a moron and probably a racist and I hate her.
I was so looking forward to a list like this. I got hooked on Into It. Over It. through Augusta, GA and discovered The World Is a Beautiful… but was hungry for more. Thanks for making it easier on me. Y’all should do one of these lists on the new wave of pop-punk bands, too (Radiator Hospital, All Dogs, Sidekicks, The Ambulars, basically everyone on Salinas….).
Oh man, I’ve been waiting for this. This is hard for me, but I’ll try to limit myself to 10. In no particular order:
Square 9 (Could be replaced with Yawns)
Keep Yourself Warm
Living In Color
Yes, I Would
Songs I’m upset about leaving off the list:
nothing like you, dead now, skip the youth, woodpile, oil slick, SNAKE, it’s christmas so we’ll stop
Also shout out to two of my favorite covers ever, “Don’t go breaking my heart (with craig finn!) and set you free”. I love this band.
it’s pretty amazing so far. some definite goosebump moments. only just starting my second play through, but I think new slaves, i’m in it, blood on the leaves, and bound 2 are my favorites so far. when that beat starts hitting on blood on the leaves…wow!
No love for Frightened Rabbit? Yeesh.
My favorite is when he says synthesizer.
I can totally dig this list, I’d just have put “Home” somewhere on the list. “Home” is This is Happening’s “All My Friends”. Still, very, very good list. I miss LCD.
I’ve always thought Living in Colour makes a way better closer than Loneliness when it comes to winter of mixed drinks tracks. Not a single song from the greys on that setlist, either, that’s a bummer. I always hope to get lucky and get either yawns or square 9 when I see them. (March 30th in Detroit!)
I think people are too hard on Winter of Mixed Drinks. Admittedly, I’m a HUGE FR fan, but I just don’t get all the hate on that record. I don’t see a HUGE jump from WoMD to Pedestrian Verse, which is why I don’t understand why people have been friendly to PV and not WoMD. Is it because WoMD followed Midnight Organ Fight? Plz explain.
no phrase gets me more excited to watch a youtube video than “guitar freakout”
more for me!
I was fifteen when this came out and just getting into my “first love” relationship. We listened to this when we snuck out of our houses to see each other. If you ever want to see a 25 year old man cry, come find me at the Detroit date of the reunion tour.