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wait wait wait, you skipped Mumford & Sons? am I even on stereogum?
phew. just glad to see I’m not alone.
I’d happily cut a lot of their newer stuff in favour of the 2007-2009 years. Oh also, I know TIUF isn’t that popular but it still has some great songs, especially considering the direction that Deerhunter’s sound is now going.
Agree. Rainwater is by far their strongest (and my favourite) release. I find this list to be quite odd in its choices.
Every time I see the name Fiery Furnaces I’m reminded of the song “Frosty Furnaces” by The Devoted Few about how they were really rude and unpleasant when on tour together. It’s actually quite a good song.
Absolutely love Thee Oh Sees’ and Weekend’s contributions
Kirin’s a great live performer, but purposefully inducing a seizure in someone (even with their permission) is not ‘art’ it’s just moronic. I wish Mercy Arms would get back together.
Is it just me, or could that paragraph really do with some editing?
they will always exist in our hearts ♥
Floating Coffin looks like it’s going to be awesome. Releasing an album this early bodes well for more material later in the year!
Kurt Vile seems like such a nice guy! Cannot wait for this album, his playing on ‘Peeping Tomboy’ is amazing.
Girls Names – The New Life came out last week / this week as well. really great.
DIIV made the exact album that I was waiting for Beach Fossils to make
ah excellent. I thought that Pleasure was such a great album, glad to see that they’re back! Really looking forward to this :)
Also, whoever just voted me and Michael_ down, ummm isn’t the comment section somewhere for people to discuss their thoughts? Neither of us are baselessly trashing on the album, we’ve both rationally provided our opinions and backed up our points with evidence. Essay writing 101.
I was under the impression that he left somewhere in the middle of 2012 around the time that Oshin came out (wikipedia has him listed under ‘past members’ and other articles I’ve read refer to him as a ‘former touring guitarist for beach fossils’). I find it pretty interesting that he may have helped write ‘Shallow’ as I think that that is one of the strongest tracks on the album.
I feel that Payseur has plenty of good ideas but that his best songs are the ones where he has allowed others to develop them (Pena/Tatum/ZCS).
With the direction demonstrated on What A Pleasure I thought this album was going to be something great but instead I just find myself disappointed. I think losing John Pena and Zachary Cole Smith has really hurt BF. The songs are boring, I find the spoken word part in ‘Clash The Truth’ somewhat embarrassing and while I thought the Shallow/Lessons 7″ was really good, Dustin Payseur hasn’t been able to replicate this enough across the album. He said somewhere that he wanted this to be a harder and faster album, but all that he’s proved with Clash The Truth is that ZCS is a far better songwriter.
I wouldn’t dismiss The Radio Dept. they’re like 100% great. You should give them a listen when you have a chance.
Michael_, I agree. Stereogum used to give off a vibe of “hey peeps, look at this band, we think they’re pretty great, check them out!”. I’d love them to renew some of the (many) discontinued article types.
I had no idea they just released another album, I haven’t seen it written about anywhere. Thanks for letting me know!!
not the most brilliant gag but surely this didn’t need to be down voted so much?
I agree with everything you’ve said except for that last paragraph. The fun and personality is still there. I’ve never bought music off of iTunes purely because I don’t see the point in buying an mp3 that has no tangible properties. There are some great record stores close to where I live (and there are probably some close to where you live too) that I buy my records from that always have friday night shows by local bands who have just released a 7″/EP/LP. I would prefer to support small businesses over Apple or Amazon any day.
Additionally community radio is still quite popular in my area and maintains its relevance and status by offering one of the only alternatives to crap top40 music.
All these things exist, it’s just up to the customer to make the choice.
I definitely thought Liars’ No.1 Against the Rush would feature here. It feels more like a film than a music video where the song acts as a soundtrack. For once the video actually matches the song’s dark, tense mood. Maybe I was alone in thinking that it was brilliant?
Feels like he’s trying to go a bit down the DIIV route. Really enjoyed ‘What a Pleasure’ so hoping this will likewise be quite excellent.
Awesome that Advance Base (ex-Casiotone For The Painfully Alone) has made it onto a list