I get much more of a Peter Steele vibe than Crash Test Dummies; But, I know…For whatever reason no indie blog gives a shit about Type O Negative, only the extremely derivative stuff that gets BNMs and blog hype.
BTW…not grouping this DG album in with that crop (a crop which I actually do enjoy), this is a great re-imagining of that vocal aesthetic. Good selection for Album of the Week in a week with shit albums, with the exception of that Thundercat (but didn’t that come out 2 weeks ago?)
Come And get Me > Anything on Yezus
That’s funny you say that bc the other day I was listening to The Fall and I thought it was the most antithetical yet strikingly similar song to Fake Empire as humanly possible.
Nice. But doing a Premature Evaluation on a The National album is like doing a miss teen USA contest in a maternity ward.
This should win editor’s choice for comment of the week.
I’ll bite on the troll-bait. Nothing Ever Happens dose not only deserve to be on the list, it strip this list of any and all validity and relevancy. You picked 10 songs out of a hat. Congrats. Fuck off.
This is as about as uninspired a Daft Punk song I have ever heard. And can can we all get off of Nile Rodgers’ nuts for this performance. It’s patronizing if anything. They guy is playing disco riff #4 from page 12 of Teach Yourself Disco Guitar (Intermediate). Total waste of a collaboration here.
This list is the worst. Who wrote this? My mother?
Well if it isn’t another head scratching ‘Stereogum Loves The Number One Artist In America Post’. Yaaawn.
This is akin to the P4k rating a hip-hop album 9.5+ post, a Carles retirement post, and a BV secret show post; Posts who’s only purpose is to generate hits although there is no content whatsoever. All it does is degrade the overall quality of the user experience (and by extension the scene which these sites purportedly exist to support).
And say what you want about this music or that music being great or terrible, but indie blogs should NOT be concerned with record sales. Conversations about music as competition in ‘pushing units’ is about the lamest shit on the planet, and one thousand percent irrelevant in 2012…..And ‘the biz”? Are you effing serious? What the hell is this? Pollstar? Billboard.com? Dad, is that you?
(A quick word about the record buying public; There are two Mumford and Sons albums in the top 25, and Adelle is still in the top ten.)
This post is especially lame beacuse the music is average at best. If an ‘indie’ band made an album with a random dubstep song and another song with a guest appearance from Snow Patrol, all with ridiciously saccharine lyrics, it would be universally ripped apart.
When are we going to get a real in depth analysis of the Carly Rae Jepsen album? That’s another album that is just exemplary in proving that quality triumphs.
This whole, she writes her own songs ‘compliment’ is about as misogynistic as it gets.
Can Stereogum become my goto place for American Idol/X-Factor coverage?