Maybe if we stop anticipating it, it’ll actually come?
I know Avalanches have been on this list many times before, so maybe best to not keep fooling ourselves and just let it happen when it happens.
Agreed. Saw Viet Cong on the list and went, “HEY! A full-length Viet-Cong album!?!? Sign me up!”
Honestly, my most anticipated album in 2015 is a physical copy of “Black Messiah”
Nashville isn’t his hometown.
He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has called Oklahoma his home… his whole life.
Did you see the Instagram Justin posted when he was in St. Louis and Garth was wearing an Eskimo Joes sweatshirt? He, like most Oklahomans, don’t give a fuck about being well dressed. Slap on some jeans and a jacket if it’s cold and do what you gotta do.
It should’ve been a comment party.
Here’s my stab at great “Black Messiah” comment:
“It’s like finding out that a fat man REALLY DOES come down the chimney and put presents under a tree on Christmas.”
Good God D’Angelo’s record.
“Black Messiah” has been on loop non-stop since its release. An instant classic if ever there was one. Last year I sort of felt left out with Beyonce’s surprise album (not the biggest Bey fan, come at me Beygency). So with “Black Messiah” I finally feel a part of the “Holy-Shit-This-Album-Is-The-Best-And-We-Should-Revoke-Our-Top-Albums-List-Immediately” Club.
We need another post next week so we can geek out about “Black Messiah” now that we’ve had a week to jam it.
“Queen” came so close! That one is my vote for the #1 spot, only because he proved with “Grid” and “Fool” that it wasn’t a fluke. Perfume Genius just makes exquisite music videos. But “Queen” was what piqued my interest and got me to check out “Too Bright” so that goes a LONG way.
No issues with “Never Catch Me” except how it was posted to Stereogum. It’s been a growing pet peeve that actually bubbled over into disappointment when that video was shared on the site:
You guys need to quit spoiling music videos in your set up. I guess I just need to stop reading what you guys write before the music videos, but it completely affected my 1st time viewing of the “Never Catch Me” video knowing exactly what was going to happen. Just tease the damn thing and make me want to watch it, but don’t giveaway any details. What’s the point of posting a video and then telling us exactly what happens in it before we get a chance to watch it? Please make this a 2015 New Year’s Resolution to not spoil music videos for us. Thanks.
D’Angelo’s gift to everyone this Christmas is a quick and easy way to feel cool. Play this album, and you’re cool.
Goddamn I can’t stop spinning this record.
You know the keys to my heart with the headline picture for this post Chris. Still the best picture of the year.
I’d say my favorite pop moment was Ryn Weaver’s “OctaHate”
Stereogum did a great job championing it. Hell, Ryn stopped by the site herself to straighten out some facts that she’s not secretly being backed by the Taylor Swift mafia or w/e. Still, that song went from, “Hey, this girl has a great pop song on her hands,” to playing it at a party and having an intense dance off to it with an old friend who was home for the holidays. Really fun to see a song from an unknown shoot up to undeniable classic. She seems like a classy lady too! Love how she’s all dressed up and not in some skimpy outfit in the “OctaHate” video proving you can sell a song on its merits alone, and not the sexuality of the person singing it *cough*cough*arianna*cough*cough*
Agreed. I bet the organ sounded a lot better in the venue than through this video. Worth it for the extended outro alone though.
And I’ll second the singer distinction, Hayden is singing and Tom is doing backing vocals playing the organ.
We have the same favorite Charli song. “Grins” gets me every time. “What I Like” with Danny Brown is a close 2nd, but “Grins” makes me swoon.
GOOD TO KNOW about the censored version of “Sucker” — that… well… really sucks. But I love it when commenters jump in to let the rest of us know about physical releases (like when Gangsta Boo’s verse was omitted from the vinyl version of RTJ2 and apparently placed on the back-end of every song on U2′s deluxe version of SOI [??] ;)