Max the King of All Wild Things
Whatever that background synth is in “Midnight” is basically Hopkins signature at this point. Hoping he pushed them more on this album. The guy is great.
That’s what they kept saying about Peter O’Toole.
Aw, now you made me a little upset that it didn’t turn out Burial was really just Byron the Bulb, somehow removed from the Grid but making incredible tunes to send back through it, in all their rhythmic 1′s and 0′s, trying to warn us all…
You could say “fuck it” and throw in “Only the Young” from Brandon’s solo album because it’s legit great and is basically a Killers song anyways (as is that whole album really).
I feel like “Flesh and Bone” was the only song that stood out to me on that album. Everything else just sort of meshed together.
That’s fantastic news.
Yeah but this one is about how it’s not about her gender, man. Ya dig?
The lounge version of “Wake Up” was amazing.
Their sound has always been awful. I remember when TV on the Radio played there, and it was maybe one of the worst sounding things I’ve heard–which is a bummer because they are great. I think there’s some union rules or something that prevents band’s normal sound crew from working.
If you hold the article up to a blacklight, you can see the Yeezus reference scrawled across it.
Weirdly, one of these also appears:
Ones being songs, I mean.
Yeah, I’d start at Hot Fuss and then basically just go through every album and cherry pick the ones you like. I don’t think I’ve ever liked an album of theirs front to back, but the guys can put together a shameless hook.
Damn. Nailed it.
Glad to see Rain Dogs make No 1. I know it’s a bit obvious, but it’s a hell of an album (and I would argue, a brilliant one, but I understand where you’re coming from).
Exactly right. That song just damn breaks my heart.
There was a great AVQ&A awhile back over on The AV Club about the best one-two open album sequences, but the comments eventually just turned it into “best album sequencing.” A lot of great ones are noted: http://www.avclub.com/articles/best-albumopening-onetwo-punches,92188/
For my money, the Side-A on REMAIN IN LIGHT is sequencing perfection. Those first two tracks just coming running at you before it all explodes into “The Great Curve,” and the Talking Heads take their polyrhythms to the breaking point, and everything collides into a totally unique sound, and it all just builds and builds on top of one another to the point of dizziness.
Man, that album is so good.
Everything about this sounds fantastic. I am approaching unhealthy hype levels.
Man, a list of the best Prince albums would get so goddamn hard.
Yeah, I agree.
I think Coldplay doesn’t want to be a Radiohead or a U2. Rather, they want to be what they are: arguably the world’s biggest pop band. However, they’re still willing to unabashedly reach for it, and honestly, that gives them a lot of credit with me.
I actually thought the new Sigur Ros married both of those incredible well.
I need more of these guys (and gals) like stat.
A-men. I haven’t really been on board with the comparisons. Yeah, Kanye brought some distortion into the mix, but that’s not really anything new in rap/hip-hop. It just gets filtered through Kanye.
It’s weird to see that ass out in the wild.
I can’t wait for Stereogum to deconstruct Mr. Manager.
This is definitely the year of the album tease, huh?