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Apparently the new Drive By Truckers album drops the same day. Oh. My. Goodness.
Oh no! Some of my favorites are on this list, but some of my favorites aren’t! And you didn’t put things in the exact order that I would! Therefore, this list is junk/shit/invalid/crap.
Merciful gods of music criticism, save us from ourselves come this new list season.
I believe you meant that it’s out 3/4, not 4/4 (thank God too, three months is already too long a wait for another album from The Men).
I was actually thinking the opposite. The idea of ranking albums this year seems daunting, but I feel like I already have a good idea of how my favorite songs from certain albums stick compare to the others.
That said, the fact that you’ve already got your list 90% done at the beginning of November hurts my brain.
I hate these things. I hate that someone feels the need to do it, and that other publications have to report on it like it’s news, and most of all I hate myself for actually clicking through and reading it, even though I know it’s going to ruin my day. The staff that made this list must be in great shape though, from all those hoops they jumped through to make sure people who haven’t listened to anything older than 15 years will be moderately pleased.
So I waited almost a full day to report in, both to make sure I had plenty of time to absorb the music and also in the hope that isuckhard would pass out from exhaustion at some point. I’m not sure that anyone will see this, but that’s ok. I just want to let my thoughts out. And…
I like it! It’s definitely an album worth investing time in, and I fully plan to. It’s not what I was expecting, or even what I was hoping for, but there’s nothing wrong with that. I like being surprised. It’s not too dancey, or too “arcadefirey” or too stadium/Grammy-baity, it’s just the right combination of all of that. I’m going to need a lot more time to decide where it fits in the discography, or even in with this year’s music in general (a stellar year that just keeps getting better).
Thank you for proving that my computer/browser isn’t full of viruses. I’ve been running checks and deleting cookies like a madman after seeing that today.
Bold move. I appreciate reading the list of someone that loves Pearl Jam as a band, and not just their place in grunge history.
“Yahweh” is the name of God in the Hebrew Bible (spelled YHWH cause they only used constanants) and means “he creates”
“Hayah” means “to be” or “exist.” It is often translated as “I am that I am,” and is God’s answer from a burning bush when Moses asks for His name (“through the fire, through the flame, you don’t even say your name, only ‘I am that I am’”).
So “ya hey ya hey ya hey” in the song sounds like the Yahweh repeated over and over, but it can also sound like Hayah repeated.
MORE. I NEED MORE.
Day and age. Ha.
Sprawl II is one of my favorite AF songs too. In my book it succeeds because it took some disco elements (the beat, the synths, and the airy vocals) and worked them seamlessly into the Arcade Fire sound. It doesn’t seem like a stretch to me. On this, however,beat sounds less discoy, but some of the vocals on the verses and the synths sound to me like they’re aiming for Abba a little too hard. Maybe it’s just me though. After comparing the two, Sprawl does seem more like the straightforward genre exercise, but it’s also a lot less cheesy.
Gotta say, I’m less than blown away. I can get behind that chorus for days, but the rest of it leaves me underwhelmed. Maybe it’s the whole disco revival thing (comes off as a little cheesy), maybe it’s that the teaser trailer made me believe the album would be headed in a whole different direction.
Still excited, just a little wary now.
With a surprise feature from Bonnie Bear.
Didn’t get to listen to music this week, so I’m just now listening to it for the first time.
Good God this goes hard.
Yeah, Favorite Song is still my jam of the summer.
Wow. This is spectacular.
Musically, I can’t get enough of this album. It’s crunch time at work, and most of my life is revolving around that right now, so playing this constantly has been a huge help.
Lyrically, I’ll admit I haven’t been able to dissect it too much. Partly cause I’m only listening to it while I’m doing other stuff, and partly because I don’t want to. So many people are complaining about the lyrics, I’m afraid it’ll ruin the moment for me. It’s inevitable that I’ll pay attention eventually, but right now I just want to keep punching down those brick walls.
As far as buying goes, I was really struggling with that too. Call me a horrible human being, but I didn’t really want to pay for a blank jewel case with a blank cd with a piece of red tape on it if I could get it free on Spotify anyway. I mean, Kanye doesn’t really need the money, right?
I’ve changed my tune after listening to it. This is something I want to own, need to own. Hard to explain. It’s not so much about supporting the artist (although after the leak, I’d like to do my part to get those record sale numbers up), but more about supporting the music, and myself.That blank cd in that blank jewel case with that damned red piece of tape is gonna mean something special to me, I can tell.
I think there’s both. I definitely hear some auto-tune in there, and there’s definitely some other vox effects going on, possibly at the same time sometimes. I like it.
Maybe it’s a meta-reference. Drink a suicide, do a suicide, open the (not) suicide doors and vomit everywhere.
I just pretend he’s saying “I do suicides on the tour bus,” cause I like to imagine Ye running back and forth while his bus his tearing down the highway.
One thing, though. The line about “keep it 300 just like the Romans” bothers the shit out of me. Am I missing the joke? Did he get it wrong on purpose? Is he referencing something other than the movie? Or did Romans just sound better than Spartans in that spot?
Alright, first lesson is done and second is starting. My mind is racing, I think this may be utterly genius. Will it be one of my favorite Kanye albums? Not sure yet. Will it be one of my favorite albums of the year? Again, not sure yet. Probably, but who knows.
It’s really interesting to listen to it after reading that NYT interview. I was stuck in traffic yesterday, so I put on MBDTF so that I’d have some perspective before Yeezus (good thing I did it yesterday, guess it was divine proviYence). The thing he said about MB…F being what the people wanted, instead of what he wanted didn’t really ring true yesterday, it still seemed like there was an awful lot of “what Kanye wants” on that album. But after listening to Yeezus, I’m starting to feel it. He feels, almost, more alive on this album? Less on artistic autopilot, and more on soul spilling. Which is funny, cause I always thought MBDTF was him opening up his soul, but now I’m not so sure.