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The Gawker system and every other so-called media website out there. It’s unfortunate that everyone is so obsessed with click-bait that they can’t actually write thoughtful pieces anymore. I’ve even noticed at places like the Atlantic, which at one time was considered a respectable magazine. It is very worrying.
I have an extreme dislike of Jezebel for many reasons. At this point they’ve turned into a bastardized version of a feminist website, almost the extreme opposite of what they were when they started.
That said, if you have a multi-year affair with someone you are, in fact, a dick.
Something tells me it’s less “it’s a sacred site” and more “50,000 would completely destroy a national park.”
Didn’t think of it until you said it, but now I totally agree. Sounds like For Emma stuff.
I was just thinking that it would be great if Coldplay started just being an instrumental band so we don’t have to listen to Martin’s crap lyrics. This is a good compromise.
This was building up so well and I hate that it just ended so abruptly. Ah well.
I went on a britpop kick a few weeks ago and listened to Franz Ferdinand for a bit. They’re still one of my favorite concerts, though it was 10 years ago. I just remember the crowd being super happy and dancing like crazy, unlike most of the punk/emo shows I was going to at the time. Plus Sons and Daughters opened, another great band.
For some reason, “All for You Sophia” is probably my favorite of theirs, it sounds like all their other songs but it’s still my favorite.
Driving from Boston to my grandmother’s house in the Berkshires was always like time-traveling back 10 years, based on what the radio stations were playing.
16 was about the age that I realized was a total asshole, which broke my teenage heart. At the time I was naive enough to think that if you sung about being broken-hearted and lonely you must be sincere about it.
I’m glad I got over that naivety, because there are too many assholes in music for me to not listen to their music.
Seriously, she used to be pretty rad. That slight whiff of fame sent her from the weird drama kid to just completely crazy.
I, for one, am glad we have adopted Vampy Weeks, as coined by underglad earlier this week.
Way to be self-referential, stereogum.
The Daft Punk performance should’ve just been shots of the audience dancing. Specifically, Yoko Ono.
same company operating all of them I would assume.
I had the same reaction to “Somebody Told Me.” I assumed I’d hate the band until a college station started playing other songs off Hot Fuss.
I was ok with this list until number 1. There is no way in hell that “Somebody Told Me” is their best song. It was their first hit, but that’s about it. I’d honestly put “All These Things That I’ve Done” at #1. Maybe “Mr Brightside,” since I’ve noticed that people still sing along to it when it comes on at bars.
“Somebody Told Me” is just a lazy choice.
but we can all dream, can’t we?
so we’re all really hoping Bono shows up, right?
I don’t think we did as good on this list as we did for best albums.
I actually do not understand the love for “Instant crush,” I think it’s one of the weaker choices on the album. Not a fan of Casablanca’s voice on it at all.
Same. It took months for me to actually like Hannah Hunt. It’s not my absolute favorite on the album, but I do love when he yelps “if I can’t trust you then damnit, Hannah…” It’s a good contrast to the more upbeat songs on the record.
dangit, you got my hopes up that I’d missed them on the list. I really doubt there’ll be a new album anytime soon, though they are playing shows…
“a limited edition of the album,” meaning there will be a normal edition coming out as well.
I was totally one of those fans that raved about the Monitor to him right after Local Business came out. Mind you, I had just watched Ken Burns Civil War and was really drunk, so I kind of just rambled incoherently. He was actually really nice about it, since I’m pretty sure I was very very drunk.
Local Business is a solid record, but it’s hard to live up to something so influential as The Monitor.
I like them (and Haim) because it’s just a fun catchy album. I don’t need to think to hard or spend too much time with it. Sometimes it’s nice to just have an “easy” album, much like why I enjoy Japandroids.
They’ve definitely hit at the exact right time, since I can name plenty of bands with a similar sound from years past. I’m not sure Chvrches will survive past their debut in terms of success. Of course, I thought that about Vampire Weekend…
Agreed. I liked when stereogum covered other blog’s lists, mainly because ‘gum would just make a text list. No scrolling through obnoxious slideshows. Whatever intern got stuck typing out all those lists, I thank you.