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umm I really enjoy both Dr. Dog and Four Tet – IT’S POSSIBLE, YOU KNOW!
the worst part about this guy YerAnAccident is that I don’t even think he’s trying to be an annoying troll. It seems he’s genuinely a miserable jerk. Consider yourself ignored, guy.
And yes, K Accident, I saw BBS a couple years back in Philly and it was a lot of fun – a big sonic wall of bright, meandering rock
VLAD, I felt the same way a couple years ago and I now feel stupid for it. Listen to Fate twice and you’ll never look back. “The Ark” is a good song for beginners just because it’s fucking dark and gnarly. But they’re actually quite a bright and inspiring band.
I have to take issue with the introductory blurb here though, like Joe below, as I’ve always thought that Philly factored very heavily into their sound and themes.
i know nothing about Rx Bandits other than that I saw them at Bonarroo a couple years ago and they tore it up – a great, fun show. Since you seem to know even less about them than myself you should should your gaping trap.
I’m a big fan of Girls and Beach House, but at a festival I’d rather go a little nuts (see Rx Bandits, Major Lazer, Tiesto, etc.) than sit soothed by reverbery
Couldn’t agree more DDF1D. Actually quite insightful. Mostly, DD’s sounds make my ears want to bleed.
And Priz, I lolled… which is rare in a venue in which people take this shit so seriously (^)… How can one take such a strong defensive stance behind an 11 min fuckaround and it’s author – a man-child who strives for failure…?
Wow.. well that changes a lot! Thanks, sdoc
Once again, Coachella impresses with a stellar, cutting-edge lineup. It’ll probably be the best of the year, on paper at least. The unfortunate truth is that this “festival” features 45 min sets, no outside booze (even in the campgrounds!), no going back and forth between your camp and the concert grounds (one entry per long, hot, expensive day)… I’ll most definitely be holding out for a (hopefully) similar lineup at Bonnaroo.
I have no idea what the format of a Major Lazer show, but it’s guaranteed to be bonkers.
Wow it’s been a great day on Steroegum. Thanks for multiple good looks – this and the Brother Sport video being prime examples
I’m thinking the guitar’s a Kay, although probably a re-issue
or incredibly chill… but most of stereogum’s adherents don’t have the patience for mid-tempo/downtempo. My expectations for this project were pretty low, but this is promising
Ok.. is that MPP cover art pulsing and sliding around, or am I experiencing some residual effects from my past psychedelic experiments?
Dan Deacon blows… and I’m from baltimore
Man, I can’t wait to hear that forthcoming Four Tet. “Love Cry” was good, but I’ve got a feeling he’s got some much more interesting goodies in his bag
abso-fucking-lutely. Their stuff was the fresh air jaded music fiends like us desperately needed towards the end of the year. Check this: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113758518
Man, i’m 24 and you suck. Have you seen/heard dave navarro’s gay ass lately? Saw some of a show he did on that latest jan’es addiction tour and it was awful. he was all oiled up and doing some phoned-in, soul-less shredding. If you don’t like RHCP’s brand of “psychedelic/funk fusion,” I don’t think there’s any hope for you.
agreed, they were my vote for best newbie and Fits def makes my top ten
wasn’t really feeling Inglorious Basterds as much as I wanted to. the Husrt Locker on the other hand was one of the most intense experiences I’ve ever had at the movies, along with Paranormal Activity – a fucking sweet movie
nah, this is pretty good. you can’t please everyone. Don’t think MGMT, Bright Eyes, or any Ben Gibbard project desevie to be on here though. It’s pretty hard to believe Neon Bible isn’t on here, feel like I must be missing it
I think Side A of the Girls album is one of the best of the year, but goes downhill from there. Overall, wouldn’t put them in the top ten. They def made a couple of the years best SONGS though
Yea Ed Sharpe should be on here, as well FRANZ FERDINAND – most underrated album of the year.
All in all a good list, but pretty devoid of anything with some soul. Little Dragon anyone…?
he’s trying so desperately to be taken seriously
Diplo is the coolest dude on the planet. And not because he attended the woodies..
Yep, wasting your time indeed. In music, I’m always looking for the wildest shit out there, and as a musician, Wilco remains my favorite go-to act because they have some unbelievable textural things going on. Gotta look below the surface, and see them live of course. They’re rock and roll through-and-through and there’s a great youthful draw in their innovation. i was drawn to them as a fuck-the-world 17-year-old obsessed with sex, drugs and rock n roll… far from wishing I was middle-aged.
I do really like the Libertines, but shit, they’re no Wilco.