I won’t drop a big bag of shit on you either!
Didn’t consider the Beygency, which means I’m probably dead now.
Oh I realize the hilarity in applying rational thinking to that site. I truly do. But I’m banking on the “great album gets released in the final days until the top albums list is due so just plug it in at #1″ plan.
To you specifically dvx_dvx — I feel like you and I are some of the few that will give “Familiars” its due come end of the year. Holy shit you guys. Listen to “Familiars” with the lyrics in your lap and have a fucking read-a-long. Even though it came out in June, it has sat with me all year. One of the year’s best on some real levels.
I forgot about Beyonce. That’d be some rule-bending shit, which makes perfect sense I guess.
But at the same time a #1 would be a little ridiculous considering it came out in 2013. A Top 10 inclusion? Most definitely, y’all convinced me of its possibility now.
However, blochead has the right of it. The Koz’s BNM was a Lifetime Achievement Award and Ariel Pink is their Ace in the hole for their list. Seriously gang, there is SO MANY great songs on “pom pom” that pull off the unexpected consistently that it’s such a tempting cop-out for p4k that I’m sure they’ll take it.
Then again, all these posts I’m making is likely subverting the plan. But I truly feel they’ve backed themselves into a corner and that’s their only way out.
Unless they give it to “Lost In The Dream” (which they should) but “pom pom” is still a great choice because I don’t see how it is getting anything less than a 9.
Glad to see you chime in frog oracle.
Let’s recall the current front runner for p4k AOTY is Sun Kil Moon. That was, no surprise to us here, reviewed by [REDACTED]. While “Benji” is surely a good album, you have to admit it was a LITTLE odd for them to heap that MUCH praise on it. My point is that all this year I can’t help but think how odd a choice “Benji” would be as AOTY for p4k. Reinforced by placing “Benji” at #9 on their 2010-2014 list. Meaning it’s currently locked in for AOTY unless…
Ariel Pink saves the day. We know p4k has favored albums released late in the year for AOTY status (MBDTF in 2010 [Nov.] gkmc in 2012 [Oct.]) so it’s not out of the question for “pom pom” to nab the spot at the last second. Picking it for AOTY would still justify their 2010-2014 list because of its late release, thus preserving that list’s sanctity. Added in the fact they got super behind “Before Today” (9.0 and #1 song of 2010), even BNM’d the much strangers, yet still good “Mature Themes” and then the BNTs for the two singles released from “pom pom” already. Combine all those ingredients, and baby, you got a BNM stew brewen’!
Then, of course, there is the fact that “pom pom” is a badass record and is completely deserving. That part probably matters most, probably.
But to answer your question: No, I don’t think [REDACTED] will review it. It’s such a shoe-in that they could give it to anybody on their staff and it’d still work. Would be nice to see Richard-San review it like “Before Today” but I doubt it.
Either way, the stars seem to be aligning and I had to share my (flawed) foresight with all you truthers.
I didn’t really like the “Mr. Noah” video. Very disorienting for very little payoff. The song still rules though!
But yes, that “Motion Sickness” video is top notch! Also one of the best songs on “Lese Majesty” so nice to see it ranked high on the list.
I’d planned to type some big explanation for the prediction I’m about to make, but instead I’m just going to say I heard this from the summit:
p4k will BNM “pom pom” and give it a score in the 9s. Then they will make it their AOTY in December. The review will detail Ariel’s looong history making music. Comparisons to “The White Album” and/or “Wowee Zowee” will be made. Then a conclusion on how “pom pom” is Pink’s career-defining moment and perfect album to be released under his own name (they will remind you this is his first official album billed as just him).
Based on their love for “Round and Round” , “Before Today” & “Mature Themes” and that John Maus record, I believe what I just said to be true. I’m typing it here so when it does happen, you’ll know the summit was real.
And if not, I’ll just be that guy who admitted to liking a Taylor Swift song.
Time will tell.
Additionally: pom = 3 letter word / pom pom = 1 word two times (or 1 1)
You do the math.
That flip is revelatory.
I can imagine some people sticking their noses up to the “She want my dick in her mouth all day” and then being slapped around and utterly confused when it becomes “He want my clit in his mouth all day.”
Gangsta Boo out-nasties El & Mike on that track.
“You are not you, you are now US. We are the only ones that you can TRUST.”
Big part of this new album are the verses acknowledging the movement they started. Now that they know they have a dedicated audience, they can spit verses straight to US. They wield the connection they’ve formed with their audience as a weapon. Middle fingers up to every other rapper saying, “Look what we started and look who has our backs.”
It’s a goddamn movement and history in the making. Jewel Runners Unite.
This is what we were waiting for and expectations have been MET!
Mike yelling, “I’M GONNA BANG THIS BITCH THE FUCK OUT!!!” is one of my favorite album intros of all time.
You could also, you know, not watch them.