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Er, actually I guess Bjork’s “All Is Full of Love” came out the year after UNKLE’s video. It’s a tossup between those two for greatest music video of all time, but “Never Catch Me” would definitely make my Top 5.
#39 is by Iron Reagan, not Municipal Waste, though I understand the confusion.
FlyLo’s “Never Catch Me” is the first time a music video has made me say “Holy shit” in many, many years. Honestly the last time I was this moved by a music vid was probably UNKLE and Thom Yorke’s “Rabbit In Your Headlights”. A well-deserved #1.
Hell Yeah We Fuck Die is the name of my deathcore band
No room for Kool AD’s “Word OK”? Surely that’s better than Riff Raff.
Some stuff I liked this year that Stereogum missed:
Take Over and Destroy: Vacant Face (gothic sludge)
Ghost Brigade: One With the Storm (melodeath)
Enabler: La Fin Absolue Du Monde (grindy crust)
Trap Them: Blissfucker (relentless Entombedcore)
Akela: self-titled (German post-hardcore)
Do you guys just not like Fallujah? Seems like every other metal outfit was all over that record.
Yeah, I was just talking about the Top 10. Ariel Pink and St. Vincent I would consider experimental pop. Swans are certainly experimental as well, I just decided to be generous since it’s definitely not pop and I figured it was enough of a grey area, but I considered leaving them off as well.
Mac Demarco, Real Estate, Beck, and Alvvays might make music with guitars, but that doesn’t mean those records “rock”.
I realize there’s interesting things being done with electronics, I’m not against that at all, I just love guitar distortion, yelling, and a BPM north of 150.
Personally the only records on dansolo’s meta ranking that I would consider rock and roll are War on Drugs, Spoon, and Swans. Sometimes I really miss michael_, he always rode hard for punk, emo, and hardcore.
Depends on your definition of pop I guess. I’m talking about Top 40.
These days? Pop music has always been 99% trash.