Find Me On:
I was excited for this album, but also afraid that it couldn’t live up to the hype. This has me totally convinced. Amazing song.
I know we’re all still reeling from D’Angelo, but can Kendrick and Chance just go ahead and surprise-drop their albums as Christmas gifts already?
Having heard the whole thing, I can say that, while the songs individually sound a little slight, the album somehow comes across on a pretty grand scale. Not sure if it’s the number of tracks (14), but I think it ends up working more than The King is Dead because of this.
Also, the last two songs are two of the best they’ve done IMO. Especially the last one, “A Beginning Song.” It sounds like it should accompany the end of a movie, which for some reason is my favorite type of song.
I was thinking the same thing, but was honestly going to keep it to myself because everyone seems to be so damn enamored with her. In fact, I said “I don’t know what to make of this…” in the middle of her second song and my GF interrupted to say “I really like this song.” It was as if she knew I was going to say something negative and she preemptively shut it down.
Also, what was up with the late 90′s style? She looked like a Spice Girl.
I don’t get the whole “this is so ‘pop’” consensus around here. It’s upbeat and a little more fleshed out instrumentally than their early stuff, but I think it’s got that ragged, edgy vibe to it that was a bit softened on “We Were Dead…”
The point is, I really like it.
Nice. I added a few.
I’ll take this time to reiterate how great I thought our final list was. Still the best one I’ve seen. I’m thinking it should be considered a great honor to make this list – the list of the PEOPLE. But they probably don’t care…
“I have been informed I’m basically kissing an MTV “Woodie” award goodbye forever.”
Haha Father John you crazy.
Guys, this is a really solid list. I would take this over pretty much every other ‘best of 2014′ list I’ve seen. Good job by you! #thankful #honored #proud
I was actually under the impression that the Chance/Blake album was still going to happen. And by “under the impression,” I mean holding out with unreasonable expectations. Sigh.