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I generally avoid arena-folk like the plague, but Family of the Year’s “Hero” playing towards the end of Boyhood definitely stuck with me.
“Tom Petty is incapable of writing a bad song”
Free Fallin’ disagrees.
#14. Subgenre: North Carolina
How I wish this wasn’t a typo…
J has been on a really low key hot streak lately
Haha my mom loves this town. Antique stores and artisanal glass blown lamps and French bakeries. Mom stuff. They have a good bookstore though, and Lambertville right across the river has the River Horse brewery and a decent game store.
No one has mentioned Love Dog yet? That intro is incredible…
I’ll be revisiting my TVOTR albums thanks to this list.
While I agree that DIIV are boring as hell, this is Stereogum… 90% of the bands covered here are bands “nobody cares about”. To me it sounds like totally generic, shapeless shoegaze, but other people seem to really like it, so there ya go…
It’s an item of spiritual significance to a group of people that North America has committed genocide upon.
You want to define a whole genre in two songs? A lot of these bands sound nothing alike, but I guess give “In Circles” by Sunny Day Real Estate and “Never Meant” by American Football. It’s a safe bet that anyone who likes emo loves at least one of those songs.