I do remember thinking how strange it was that the Sun Kil Moon album completely flew under the radar. I hardly read one word about it all year.
I’ll give them a little credit. “We Used to Wait”, “White Sky” and “Everlasting Light” WERE the best songs on their respective albums, and I’m glad someone recognized it.
The Streets have had this fifth album in the works for what feels like forever.
This is the finest thing I’ve read on Stereogum in months. Thank you for encouraging me to give CocoRosie another shot.
With all these guest stars, is this shaping up to be Canada’s answer to Gorillaz?
Also, aren’t the Dap-King Horns just, you know, the Dap-Kings?
Alas, I don’t think this will ever happen again. I could see them pulling a Portishead or a Blur & wait until 2015 for a new record, but don’t hold your breath. I think they’re on an amicable hiatus.
To this point, I think the lowest-rated album I’ve seen on a Pitchfork year-end list (that I remember, I may be wrong) was Hot Chip’s “Made in the Dark”, which got a 7.0 and was still in the top 25.
Zoomable version of the original Eggleston photo:
No snark here. I’m just unbelievably excited for 2010.
Came here to say this. Better song than anything Gibbard/Tamborello/Owl City have done/will ever do.