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Fair enough. It’s a standout to me. I wouldn’t have predicted I’d return so often to a third VW album in a year with so much to listen to; the song craft is enough to push it high up on the list of remarkable albums.
It must be really cool to have a perfectly complete knowledge of all music ever made. Personally, I will continue to consider Government Plates strange and exciting until you direct me to the specific album it so servilely recreates.
I would say the problem lies in its being not sufficiently incomprehensible and tuneless. This is saccharine screaming that is not bold enough to experiment outside the conventions articulated by the worst early 00s screamo band. That said, while I don’t like the vocal style, I like the album.
It’s very good and seeing them live increased my respect tenfold.
on a better list
would you call this ability you have to predict musical trends three years in advance a blessing or a curse
Strongly agree with this list. Weekend’s Jinx was probably my favorite Slumberland release, though the Veronica Falls album was right up there too.
they’re not really similar albums…people will disagree over the kanye but the central issue is whether it is bold/experimental/groundbreaking…run the jewels isn’t really visionary, but it is excellent
it’s their best album by a long shot
Oh yeah! See, too much good music to even remember it all.
There was too much good stuff for a 50 records list to cover everything. Other good ones: Mount Eerie, Dean Wareham, Mount Kimbie, Islands, Luke Temple, Gold Panda, Holograms, Franz Ferdinand, Bleached, Blouse, Eleanor Friedberger, Minks, and pretty much everything Slumberland Records released.
Is that nowhere on this list? Inexcusable.
Trouble Will Find Me is a great album, much better than High Violet. Pink Rabbits, Sea of Love, This Is the Last Time? C’mon, incredible songs.
He also gets the basic context wrong, asserting that the bands covered are those whom Shearwater considers role models or peers, when it’s simply bands they’ve toured with.
Album: Death Grips, Government Plates
Song: Arcade Fire, Afterlife
Video: Moonface, Barbarian
New Act: Joanna Gruesome
Movie: 12 Years a Slave
Haha. To each his et cetera and everything and I certainly get where you’re coming from, but Fabulous Muscles had major hooks, and its weirdness was alluring to me at the time. The Air Force also had a lot of great stuff. Since those albums I could take the band or leave them.
OK, Xiu Xiu can often be a too abrasive and arty to be enjoyable, but you’re going to pick that song from that album to lambast? Insanity.
Pretty cool that he managed to get all those Bejarisms into songs he didn’t write
yeah but it’s vegan
I take your point and I don’t think it’s a bad one. My feeling remains that veganism refers to a lifestyle or practice or ethics, the particular articulation of which people have the right to argue about. I also think Grimes is pointing to how this dogmatic view of veganism is the kind of binary thinking that is generally just not good for human relations.
Well, if we’re using dictionaries as references, I just looked it up and the example of the word used in a sentence was, “I’m a strict vegan.” The word “strict” would not have been used if everyone believed “vegan” contained its sense in itself.
Incorrect. It depends on your ethics of veganism. I’m not a philosophy so my terminology will appear crude, but consider the difference in taking veganism to be a utilitarian ethics vs. an essentialist moral code.