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I’m so happy these ladies are back together. This made my day. Still one of the greatest rock bands of our time.
This album is a monster. One of the things I have always loved about Sleater Kinney is how each of their albums sounds unique, yet still sounds like them. This one fits perfectly into their discography by doing just that. I don’t think there is a weak track on the record and they are easily one of the greatest rock bands of the last 20 years.
A few random thoughts. I love that music videos are still a thing. I’m also glad the whole “videos are dead” discussion has seemed to die down. Not really a fan but that Haim video is still really good. I was on the bus tonight and the guy sitting in front of me was watching that Grid video and that was kind of weird. Where is the Turn Down for What video? That shit was cray. Also, fuck you for making me watch/listen to Blank Space again. Thought I had got that out of my system.
Thanks again for doing this column and covering this music. I have been a metal fan for a long time now and it is still music that means so much to me. Due to alot of crazy stuff going on in my life the past two years I have not had as much time or money to dedicate to music as I would have liked. But I have always found time for metal and actually NEEDED it as much as I did when I was a teenager. You have turned me on to several albums that I would have otherwise missed and supported many artists that I think truly deserve it. Thanks again. Looking forward to what 2015 has to offer.
If you are going to go big then go BIG. This list goes to 70! And we have the same #1 song.
I applaud Michael for sticking to his metal guns. I too had a certain #1 and the rest are hard to rank. Here are the 10 songs that I played over and over again this year or stuck with me for some reason.
1. Oxygen – Swans
2. YOB – Marrow
3. Kitty – marijuana
4. Aphex Twin – CIRCLONT6A [syrobonkus mix]
5. Liars – Vox Tuned D.E.D.
6. Millie & Andrea – Stay Ugly
7. Rustie – Attak
8. Shellac – Gary
9. Thou – Feral Faun
10. Run The Jewels – Oh My Darling Don’t Cry
I must say I listened to Blank Space more times than I care to admit but cannot bring myself to rank it.
Seriously bad move on apple’s part. I (sort of) understand the business reasons for this but I was really bummed when this news came out. I take my 160 with me wherever I go and I’m at the point that when I buy an new album I have to decide which one I have to take off. EVERY TIME! I still can’t believe they have no plans to even fill the gap that is left for people who just want a high capacity music device.
And to all the dumbasses who don’t “get it”. What if you suddenly couldn’t get pepperoni pizza? They just don’t make it anymore anywhere. You don’t need peperoni pizza. You COULD live without it. Why not just eat plain cheese? Or try sausage. I like pepperoni!!! I want it on my pizza, end of story. I don’t want a fucking iphone. I don’t want to play fucking candy crush on my music player. I just want to be able to take most of my music around with me like I have been able to do for the past 7-8 years. I accept that the market is moving in a different direction or you can’t get the parts or whatever but I don’t have to be happy about losing what is one of my top 5 favorite possessions ever and having no suitable replacement for it. Is that really so hard to comprehend?
Here goes, really tough to pick a top 10:
1. Swans – To Be Kind
2. Run The Jewels – 2
3. Shellac – Dude Incredible
4. Aphex Twin – SYRO
5. Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire
6. Pharmakon – Bestial Burden
7. Perc – The Power and the Glory
8. Thou – Heathen
9. Millie & Andrea – Drop the Vowels
10. Liars – Mess
Also a special mention to the Unwound rereleases boxes. Spent a lot of time with those and it rekindled my love for a truly great (and underrated) band.
Duly noted. I was alternately interested and annoyed at this beef but you guys were there before, during, and after. I can be snarky at times and I believe some snark was deserved but this was a nice cherry on top.
Great list btw. There is a really great variety even in the top 10 and it really goes to show the range of music you all cover and appreciate. Spent the last few days listening to that Nux Vomica album and glad I finally caught up.