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I also liked All Pigs Must Die, Sandrider, and Russian Circles this year
Because 90% of what Kanye says is complete nonsense. What was that recent interview where he was saying something like “After Adam and Eve, God made it illegal to be naked” and the interviewer literally responded with “What the hell are you talking about?”
Spotify doesn’t auto-sync your music library across all devices you might be logged in on? Shit, even Google Play does that.
You can buy a digital download (320kbps .mp3 or .wav) right on their website
There’s obviously still stuff I haven’t listened to or haven’t listened to enough, but if someone forced me to make a top 10 right now, it would probably look like this:
The National- Trouble Will Find Me
Kurt Vile- Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze
My Bloody Valentine- MBV
Chance the Rapper- Acid Rap
Superchunk- I Hate Music
So So Glos- Blowout
Touche Amore- Is Survived By
Potty Mouth- Hell Bent
Defeater- Letters Home
A new Burial EP could easily take one of these spots, though…
Not sure why you keep getting downvoted, I agree this list is missing The World Is a Beautiful Place, Daylight, and B&C along with Touche Amore, Defeater, Pity Sex and Diarrhea Planet.
Yessss I was hoping for some new Burial to close out the year
Orange Is the New Black was pretty awesome
Yeah it’s a bit monochromatic, but it’s the most genuinely pissed-off sounding album I’ve encountered this year. Both that and Touche Amore would make my year-end list, though I still haven’t listened to the Modern Life is War album.
I like your list! Have you listened to the new Defeater record? Kind of a more bleak, pissed-off take on the Touche Amore post-hardcore style
Album: The National- Trouble Will Find Me / Song: Kurt Vile- Wakin on a Pretty Day / Video: PUP- Reservoir / New Act: Potty Mouth / TV: Breaking Bad / Movie: Spring Breakers / Viral: Worry About Yourself!
How are you going to talk shit about the studio version of In Circles?
Eminem and the Call of Duty games are really a perfect fit. Technically impressive, but it’s all flash and shouting and spectacle with zero substance. And bros love them.
So this is more or less the agreed-upon ranking for Pumpkins albums. I think a 10 Best Songs would be much more contentious. Here’s mine (in chron order):
Age of Innocence
I’m a bit of a Machina apologist. A lot of the production is atrocious and there is some filler and some failed experiments on there, but “Age of Innocence” is my all-time favorite Smashing Pumpkins song. And “Try Try Try”, “This Time”, “Stand Inside Your Love” and “The Sacred and Profane” are all great songs. I think if the production got cleaned up and some of the filler was swapped out for some of the choice cuts from Machina II like “Real Love” and “Let Me Give the World To You” you could have one awesome album.
I thought Zeitgeist had a couple good songs on it too, namely “That’s the Way My Love Is” and “Neverlost”. I don’t understand people’s affection for Oceania. To me that album is dull, dull, dull. It’s easily their worst in my opinion, though perhaps I should give it one more chance.
That “ah” is “love…love…love”. It’s a lil cheesy but it works.
The Marshall Mathers LP was an angry and confused reaction to becoming famous. Maybe MMLP2 is an angry and confused reaction to becoming irrelevant?
I feel like I’ve been stabbed in the heart
If you’re talking about cultural significance, you need to look at the albums which have spawned entirely new kinds of music in their wake:
The Beatles- Sgt. Pepper’s
Black Sabbath- self-titled
The Velvet Underground- & Nico
Run DMC- Raising Hell
Kraftwerk- Trans-Europe Express
Bob Dylan- The Freewheelin’
The Queen is Dead is a great album but it didn’t lay the foundation for punk or metal or hip-hop.
Arcade Fire have never been a lyrics band. Sure, they’ve had some good lyrics here and there, especially on Funeral, but they’ve had just as many clunkers (let’s not forget “Eating in the ghetto on a hundred dollar plate”) and plenty of songs with forgettable lyrics. I’ve never listened to Arcade Fire for brilliant lyrics, and I don’t think that’s what most people listen to them for, either. So writing 20 posts about how lazy the lyrics are seems kind of insane.
The penultimate track on Arcade Fire albums is always the money shot.
I’ve always been partial to “Why Go” and “Animal” myself, but I’ve never been a big PJ fan…
I love how he says “faggot” no less than three times and follows it up with something like “I gotta scribble enough rhymes to try and help get some people through tough times.” What a comedian!