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5 Seconds of Summer seems awfully high…I’d put any song in Charli XCX’s entire discography above the strongest song from that boy-band/band/thing (I’ll ignore the 1D inclusion and chalk that up to a matter of personal taste). Blank Space is a little bit low. Also, “Problem” was enjoyable enough as a pop song, but it can’t be number one. No song with Iggy and her weird “look I’m a rapper” voice is the number one pop song of the year, regardless of sales. Otherwise, I thought the list was generally spot on. Paramore, Tove Lo, Weaver, Kendrick get some well-deserved love. Cheers to a good year in music all-around!
I didn’t even mention the continued success of Björk, Robyn, and even Lykke Li.
When it comes to the Scandinavians, pop music seems to be really booming for them, doesn’t it? Tove Lo, MØ, and Icona Pop (not my taste, but one can’t deny their success) have really come to the forefront. Another Tove (Stryke), looks to be the next big Scandinavian pop starlet to me, and she’s got an interesting sort of swaggering reggae element to her electronic production.
Dave Chandler’s comment was completely justified. Who wants dippy eggs? Mothers these days…
That sitcom laughter at the end of Bored in the USA is profoundly haunting.
Chuck had some consistently good soundtrack moments. I miss that show.
I’m glad that I went back and read that whole Kix thread. I haven’t been on here in about a week. Now I don’t want to leave.
Savages seems pretty angry in general… You don’t even need to listen to the music to know that. Just look at their debut album cover. Not to mention, I don’t see Bastille as knockoffs, particularly. You may not like them, and many people on here might not like them. You may think they are boring trash. That is O.K. But, who are they knocking off with their sound?
I’ll agree that American Authors and Bear Hands are riding the Imagine Dragons wave in a way. The Lumineers are blatantly copying Mumford (they’re a little more minimalist, and a lot more boring though). Vance Joy is in the Mumford territory. Atlas Genius is on that Two Door Cinema Club/Capital Cities wave. Neon Trees is basically throwing it back to the 80′s with a 2000′s rock kick. But, I don’t see Bastille as a knockoff. Could you make an argument for them as a bit derivative? Yes, certainly. Maybe I am just biased, as I have been watching them from the start (I’m sure you’ve felt that way about a band before). My affections blind me, possibly. Regardless, I don’t see it.
Hahahahaha why the down votes? Did I do something wrong?
I appreciate you, Twin Peaks man.