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They need to define “niche” in this.
Thank you for your opinion, but mine is the opposite. Been listening since Alligator and this is honestly one of their best. Maybe you didn’t listen to it enough? I wasn’t as impressed the first few rotations, but revisited it last month and my entire perception changed.
I’m sorry you don’t feel the same, but at this point you just sound like an asshole.
Why does every website make me go through a slideshow to read these? It takes forever.
I see all the albums I liked this year, just not in the order I’d put them in. Apparently I’m the only one who adores the National’s new album. Also, I do not get the Kanye hype.
yeah, can the title of this be “from pretty fucking good to really fucking good”? Or something along those lines.
I grew up on the US tracklist for Rubber Soul and will defend it as the better one, “Drive My Car” just sounds really out of place on the album, too upbeat and fast.
I’m not even going to try to rank my favorite albums. I grew up listening to the Beatles, so my favorite album has changed an infinite number of times (same with favorite Beatle). I think they’ve just got a solid catalog that can be listened to over and over. Which is, I think, what I will do tomorrow while I cook.
my only thought was:
“well this won’t end well.”
they’ve been marketing the toys as the alternative to typical girly, pink toys and yet they still have pink in them. I get that pink shouldn’t be feminine or masculine, but explicitly using it in your toys when you say you’re not making “girly” things is a little against what you stand for.
I was wondering how GoldieBlox got permission to use the song since the Beasties are so known for not licensing. As much as I think the message of GoldieBlox is a good one, there are so many problems with the execution (typical feminine colors like pink, use of a white blond girl as the mascot) that I can’t defend them. Yes, they’ll probably get away with it as parody, but honestly they’re just being disrespectful. Even Weird Al asks permission first.
This was okay. It’s hard to listen to this song without the massive breakdown that happens halfway through. That’s really the best part of the song.
In terms of LCD Covers, I think Tokyo Police Club’s “All My Friends” is pretty fun and hits the mark.
Agreed. I love Foals and I love vinyl, but that’s just the dumbest, most hipster thing I’ve ever heard. I’ll listen to Foals however I damn well please, thank you very much.
Yeah, I am digging the first half but there’s a point in the middle where everything drags. Needs some editing.
Not feeling this album as much as their past stuff. Some of the songs drag quite a bit. I’m hoping it grows on me, but the death theme is a bit redundant and kind of obvious. The thing I liked about RIB is that it balanced the death motifs with football and breakups. I miss the fast, snarky songs.
Though “Avocado, Baby” is just wonderful.
I think it’s funny that people think this is such a huge leap for them. I mean, their first big hit was “Power Out,” which was super fast and dancy. I guess it didn’t have any synth, but it still sounds really close to the Arcade Fire of the past.
I go back to Age of Adz more than any of his other albums, and I was a hardcore Michicagn/Illionoise fan for the longest. It definitely isn’t as accessible as his other stuff, but it’s still really well-composed and really well-written.
I think we’re just in the “backlash” stage of the cycle right now. Same thing happened after Illinois blew up.
yeah, I have no problem with boobs, but most of us are at work right now and would rather not have to explain this.
If you follow Ezra on twitter, this review is kind of par for the course. I can’t tell if I find his tweets really amusing or if he comes off as a total asshole. I guess both.
I definitely think Hello Sadness has some great gems, but for me Romance Is Boring was just such a stellar album from start to finish. I think I was also a little sad that Hello Sadness seemed so sparse in comparison.
I really dug the singles on the last album, but was ultimately disappointed with the whole thing. I’m digging these songs a lot, but who knows if the whole thing will be solid. I’m always excited for new Los Camps, but I really miss Aleks. Her voice was strong enough to balance out Gareth’s.
I am kicking myself for not going to Riot Fest this year, apparently they killed it. When music sites like avclub ackowledge they played well, you know they played well.
Daisy was a letdown, but Devil and God is a classic for me. A lot of my friends like to say Brand New is a nostalgic guilty pleasure, but I still love em.
First TBS album is classic. Then again, I was 14 when it came out, so of course I loved it.
Track 2 is “We Sink” and is so good you won’t be able to get past track 2.
and if they could afford a lawyer, it could be argued that the entire site is parody and thereby protected under fair use. Universal is banking on burying the site in fees so they won’t fight it.
It’s been widely reported that she wasn’t paid, if that makes any difference.
considering that chairlift didn’t blow up after “bruises” was on an ipod commercial, I think you’re freaking out for no apparent reason.
but you keep doing that. I’ll be over here not giving a damn.
Who knew I could get excited over synth-pop, but this album is just too fun not to love. Digging We Sink and Lungs, but Recover is still my #1.
If Chvrches toured with Chairlift it would all sound the same, but be the best dance party.