So is this the year where everyone who appeared on Random Access Memories release new albums? Are new albums from Paul Williams and Giorgio Moroder just around the corner?
It’s certainly better than another Canadian group’s attempt to piggyback on the success of “Get Lucky”:
“Better Days” struck me as more Post-Sugar Ray.
Well it was produced by the Dust Brothers, though I’m not sure if that makes it post-Beck or more post-Paul’s Boutique.
Why couldn’t Beck be the musical guest and host of this episode?
I’m not sure if “Loser” has aged well or not but I do recall bringing it up in a conversation with a friend on what song best encapsulates the 90′s.
Why would a site that has a “This Week in Pop” column focus on Indie Rock?
But doesn’t this just lead to more artists sounding like Bon Iver and therefore less differentiation and more redundancy? Or is this ok as long as everyone sounds like an artist you like?
Yeah I definitely hear the Bon Iver influence in this.
On the other hand, I don’t really see the comparison that Stereogum made to the vocals on “Beth/Rest”, which is one of the songs where Justin Vernon doesn’t sing in a soft falsetto.
Feels like a possible opening track that then leads into the next song which is a bombastic anthem and hit single.
Well they are both at least better than Adam Levine and Mr Hudson.
I just hope that Kendrick Lamar’s career doesn’t start turning into the 2010s equivalent of the Judgement Night soundtrack with all these rap/rock collabs.
I don’t think he actually sings any actual lines from the song Debra in there, other than saying the name in a falsetto.
After all, Debra was about more about Debra’s sister.
Yeah I remember when people were saying this type of thing when snippets of “Pork & Beans” were coming out.
And from the Id3 tags, it looks like that’s where De La Soul got their mp3s.
Pfft. Drake’s apology sounds wack as fuck.
Seems fitting as it seems like every other day recently that someone is covering one of these artists or they’re covering someone else.
To be fair, Drake knows a thing or two about being wack as fuck.
It doesn’t sound a single thing like Theory of a Deadman.
Was going to correct you by sayng Brian Eno did not produce this, but then I looked up to see that Danger Mouse’s real name is Brian.
I can think of several songs from the past few years that sounded like bigger Take Me Out knockoffs than this, like Finger Eleven’s Paralyzer.
They might have had a breakthrough with the Scott Pilgrim video game sound track, but I hear last year was when they truly BROKE FREE.
what’d it take, just one B.o.B. duet?
More like losing two of it’s founding members.