Nothing is as moving as a Sigur Ros song. I want a new studio album…
This is the exact opposite of the Lou Reed / Metallica project: listenable.
pointless/comedic remark at the end of a giant angry thread about Kanye West/Arcade Fire ending with a meme regarding the nature in which haters hate.
Finally, a new Coldplay song that’s single worthy. Here’s to hoping the rest of the album is decent.
Also, thank you Stereogum for continuing to report on Coldplay even though everyone is always hating on them in the comments section.
Hey we have something in common Davey! I can’t appreciate beauty either :) Wanna hook up?
This is every bit as good as House of Balloons. I wish this mixtapes were actual albums. I want to pay them for this!
Great song. BIG song.
When I hear all of Justin Vernon’s side projects they just don’t compare to Bon Iver. I’m convinced this guy should have complete creative control over everything he does. And James Blake is always a yawn. Still, this could have been worse.
ewww. This kind of sucks…
I’m probably alone in this, but I really wish I could enjoy his voice more. The songwriting is awesome, “Vomit” and “Forgiveness” are particularly great, but I can’t get into it as much as I’d like. The vocals are so meh.
That’s a pretty great remix
and people still insist on playing this song?
Yeah undermythumb, you’re a complete idiot. To tell people to stop being philosophical is to tell people to quit thinking and it seems like you have. To cast aside an intensely poetic and cathartic genre of music like hip-hop simply because some artists are ignorant losers is as ignorant as it gets. Language is only offensive if you make it offensive. There is nothing inherently evil about the word “nigger” or “fuck.” It’s all based in how it is used. Also, there isn’t a single song in the world that is universally accessible. To me, Katy Perry isn’t accessible because it sucks. And the Rolling Stones aren’t really great for children to listen to either. It’s not the word “fuck” that is a problem but rather the message of the song. The Stones are quite a sexist band if you haven’t noticed.
To claim that there is nothing to read into in Kanye’s MBDTF is simply foolish. The very name of the album suggests that he knows his fantasy/reality is twisted. Many of the songs are peppered with or solely composed of very introspective and sad lyrics. You must have skipped “Runaway,” “Blame Game,” “Gorgeous,” and big chunks of other tracks on your first listen. Or maybe you didn’t even listen to it at all. It’s highly creative. Where the fuck has music like that been produced before? He does not come across as uneducated: you do. Kanye’s music often works on two levels and you’re missing the deeper one entirely, probably because you think it’s bogus to think philosophically about a hip-hop album. Kanye’s aware of his own “sophisticated ignorance” which I think actually makes him an intelligent man. You need to quite commenting on something you know nothing about.
Ohh this song is definitely their best release so far. Finally hearing what i’d expect from these guys
I don’t guess I could get anyone to agree with me when I say that this is better than Radiohead’s new stuff. Phil Selway ftw
I’ve got to agree that compared to last year 2011 has been a bit weak. I still think it’s been a good year in music. There’s always more that I like than I get time to listen to. And nice putting EMA at #1. That’s definitely been under appreciated.
Is it just me or does every indie blog pick a few random lo-fi noisy indie pop albums to through in with the good stuff? Is it for indie cred?
Stereogum, Ima let you finish, but Fleet Foxes had one of the best albums of all time. All-time!
1. Just because the Bon Iver album was released today doesn’t mean it hasn’t already been floating around the internet for a month: it has.
2. The year ended “only weeks” after MBDTF was released so they had to judge it then.
Besides, both of these albums are fantastic. I’ll gladly join those bandwagons.
great beat, great lyrics. I hope this is a sign of things to come, not H.A.M.
This might be the best Death Cab record to date, but that’s only upon one listen. “St. Peter’s Cathedral” is fantastic, but really the whole album is a treat. Beats Narrow Stairs handily
Yeah, it’s sad though. it’d be funny if it was on a Gayngs album but with Bon Iver it just hurts my soul. Good album, for sure, but “Beth/Rest” is…it’s…just no.
No, that makes sense Zach. Sorry for all the misunderstandings there.
My fault Zach, I posted without seeing your next response. It’s ignorable now