Like the article says, this is hardly surprising if you look at the Billboard charts, I mean whatever’s a number one in the album chart practically screams “NOBODY BUYS RECORDS ANYMORE!” every week.
“Weird Al gets first Billboard number one”
“Guardians of the Galaxy’s Aweseom Mixtape Volume 1 first soundtrack to debut at number one since *certain frame of time*”
“There’s a Christian music album at number one today”
I mean it’s a similar situation here in Britain, a few months ago Lana Del Rey only needed 48,000 album sales to get to number 1 here. But it’s still not as bad as in the US. It’s only taking about 120-140k sales to top the Billboard 200 which is only about one and a half times what it typically takes to get to number 1 in Britain. It’s pretty bad when you consider the US has a population about six times that of ours.
Contact is freaking amazing!
Everyone on the comment party seemed to be all “yay Panda Bear killed it” but I can’t for the life of me remember any of his vocals in that song. I’ve got the “Doin’ it right, everybody will be dancing and be doin’ it right…” etc stuck in my head though
Agreed with the concensus here that You Wanted A Hit is placed too high. I’d have Yeah (Crass Version) in its place.
Also, no love for Movement? I was at a show on LCD’s final UK tour and when they played that song everyone just lost their shit and danced like no-one was watching (myself included)
I’d have Us Vs Them on this list too, I’ve never heard it talked about in the same breath as, say Losing My Edge, but I love it with a passion. Everytime they reach the final chorus, in my head I’m doing some Village People type dance, except instead of “Y M C A” I’m spelling “U V T”
Aw, he even did the Katie Pierson “ba-ba-ba-ba baaa-baaaaah”‘s too (well, at the second time of asking).
Does anyone know what other R.E.M. song’s they did?
You know the old cliche “I could listen to that person sing the phone book”? Well I could (and just did) listen to Cat Power singing the alphabet and nursery rhymes all day.
While I seriously hope this gets a proper release, I’m at least glad that this song isn’t spearheading a release of “Devotion: Deluxe Edition” like I’ve seen happen with far too many other acts not long after their album gets released.
This has classic Stones written all over it: pretty solid riff, Jagger sounding better than any 69 year old has a right to sound, and as an added bonus Noomi gets her Ya Ya’s out!
I thought ‘Dre’s guest spots this year have been pretty great – on Gorillaz’ DoYaThing, Frank Ocean’s Pink Matter. Hell, he almost made that Dedication To My Ex song passable (although I might be biased on that one because seeing a cat spit ‘Dre’s verses in the video is pretty hilarious).
Big Boi’s stuff is sounding great too, Vicious Lies… sounds like it could live up to the standards he set on Lucius Leftfoot.
These two things combined makes me a bit sad they can’t just get their shit together and make another Outkast record. in a way I’m kind of glad ‘Dre’s not doing any guest spots on Vicious Lies… because then I’d be left wondering “…well if you can hook up for this, why not do another Outkast record?”