These guys really got off on their Mission of Burma records clearly.
Deafheaven is overrated in my opinion. “Melting Sun” by Lantlos wipes the floor with “Sunbather”.
This got no comments, but is amazing. Great album.
Ok so basically because they’re from NYC and are friends with someone at Stereogum they get a track premiere and review? Would you do this for an up and coming Texas band? There’s good music happening out there everywhere, not just from your NYC buddies (who aren’t good).
What a giant pile of garbage. All 50 songs.
I agree with his criticisms, but it’s kind of foolish for him to publicly make these statements. It’s makes him come across and petty and childish. Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam also have some of the most macho lunkheaded fan bases full of bro’s who are going apeshit cause Corgan dared to criticize their favorite bands.
My view is this, both bands started off strong for the first three albums and then lost it.
S/T album – his best work, great album start to finish (as well as all the b-sides and live bootlegs from that era).
Colour and Shape – good, but overproduced.
Nothing Left to Lose, their last good album, pretty solid album from start to finish.
One By One – this is where they started to sound like Nickelback for the next 14 years.
Ten – some classic singles, but can still hear remnants of hair metal.
VS – more aggressive sound, some classic tracks, good album
Vitalogy – by far their best album
No Code – good album but their downward trajectory started here…
Nice, I need my fix of decrepit scary old woman vocals.
Same kind of progression but in a different key. Green Day’s song is in G, while ‘Glycerine’ is in F.
Sixteen Stone is a good slice of post-grunge. Razorblade Suitcase was even better, great Albini production, and some really good moody slower songs on the second half of the album. ‘The Science of Things’ had some excellent tracks too, kind of underrated.