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Love the variety of genres thrown in there and there is some stuff i haven’t heard that I’ll need to definitely check out before I finish my own list. That being said, I am sad Boards of Canada, Mazzy Star, and No Joy are not on that list which were some of my favourite albums this year
For me, it’s between Savages and Disclosure
It’s got Portishead so that’s pretty good
Wow I really had to think hard on this, too much stuff this year that was excellent, but I chose Chairlift – Something
Ah so good, very pleased with the avoidance of the infamous sophomore slump
My harmonica version will blow all out of the water. So let’s mix my harmonica version with the kazoo, xylophones and theremin versions and get Pitchfork’s best album of the year (yes I’m ambitious)
Those EDMrs my biggest complaint of the weekend. A few friends had the unfortunate task of heading to Perry’s (EDM stage) for Little Dragon and apparently all the crowd did during the set, was stand around in circles talking to each other and texting their friends (guess not enough drops). Also lots of pick-pocketing going on in there. But these reviews were amazing to read coming back from the festival. Caught the essence of the festival pretty well
Only problem with Bandcamp as a typical consumer is that it is not as easy to use as iTunes or Spotify, however I do like the model that they have in place.
My system for the past few years has been essentially to stream albums, get free downloads that are offered on sites like this one, spotify (since last year). If I really like the album I go ahead and buy it. If there are only a couple of songs that I like, I don’t bother with buying the whole thing. I probably own 100 CDs most of them purchased within the last few years, and many of them used (which I’m not even sure the artists get paid for used CDs, [pretty sure they don't]).
Essentially if services like spotify don’t make enough money to please artists, labels, etc. Then I have no problem with adding more ads if it means I have a chance to listen to an album before I go out and shell out money for it.
After considering some great songs that are mentioned quite a lot in this board I will go ahead and cast my vote for Beach House – Lazuii
Pretty sure he meant that sarcastically people…
I think this went over people’s heads, but you get my upvote Dr. Feelgood
You all have no idea how happy I am that Chairlift is so high up. I am in love with that album and was beginning to think that I was crazy/insane that I have that album in the top 3 as well. Good to see I’m not the only crazy one
We’ll be praying for you rubberjohnny
I’ve been complaining about this issue for a while as well. Stereogum seems to use the downvote too much, almost to the point where it loses its power, compared to Videogum where it is only reserved for certain occasions.
On that note I am in no way implying that Andrew’s comment was appropriate much less funny, but 107 downvotes??? Just downvote it enough so that it’s hidden and not too much so that’s not in the comments of the week section next Friday
Absolute terrible news. He brought so much to the music world
Is that djfreshié on the Lollapalooza bill!!!!!!! You could have told us you were headlining
Yes! Will be my first time at P4K
Totally share your feelings. I comeback to find all of this!! Not to mention Mr. Rubberjohnny0829 has clones now soiling his good name. Things are getting interesting around here
3 days after you I’m just finding out about this whole fiasco. Ahhhh I feel so left out. I have gone ahead and taken the trouble of upvoting and downvoting where appropriate, just so that I don’t feel so alone
Same goes for Lollapalooza these past few years that I’ve been there. It seems that larger festivals are aiming more towards the EDM crowd and it can attract some crowds that are younger, and more inexperienced at how to behave at shows.
I’m confused . Do I start reading the tweets from the top to the bottom, or from the bottom to the top? Does it even matter?