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Just to be annoying, here’s my top 10:
10. Touche Amore – Is Survived By
9. Tim Hecker – Virgins
8. Mikal Cronin – MCII
7. Daft Punk – RAM
6. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
5. Kanye West – Yeezus
4. Danny Brown – Old
3. Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park
2. Deafheaven – Sunbather
1. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt (b/c I’m in my early 20s and boi does this one do a lot to me.)
Ohhhh fuck yes! I think we can be friends cause I’ve reenacted that torture skit (at least in part) probably a few dozen times.
Damn – this album made so much sense (despite how little sense it made) well before i started regularly listening to rap music at all.
Last year, I started reading The Wu-Tang Manual and ended up getting my snoody liberal arts college’s library to buy a bunch of the silly Kung-Fu movies that RZA recommended and that get sampled on the album. Basically, I spent a summer getting high, watching Kung-Fu movies, and freaking out every time I recognized a sample. It was great!
The guitar from Saves the Day is a PhD student at Berkeley and might be starting a band with a couple of my friends who themselves are dope musicians. Wish I had talent so I could be a part of that.
Yeah, I feel you. Two years ago, The World Is A Beautiful Place…., Title Fight, Touche Amore, Modern Life Is War, etc. would be getting no coverage on sites like these but that’s really been picking up recently (one of the things I like about your blog is how much you’ve been on that shit for so long).
One more frontier: Nashville country? I know, I know, there’s a lot of garbage. But listen to Kacey Musgraves’ Same Trailer Different Park and tell me that album doesn’t bang front to back. And that whole Pistol Annies crew know what they’re doing.
Tell All Your Friends – classic as fuck! (It’s in a holy trinity with Deja Entendu and Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (with Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count close behind) for me)
Um, Title Fight? But for real, saw them at Gilman on Saturday and got kicked in the face no less than 5 times. It was one of the best shows I’ve seen in a while.
I was looking for a reminder to listen to as much Tom Waits as possible. Thanks! Also, as much as your top 3 are the obvious choices, they are still the right choices in the right order IMO. Good show!
I guess these are reissues, but damn are those early 80s Roky Erickson records that got reissued this week stellar! late 60s Roky Erickson made totally different music than early 80s Roky Erickson made totally different music than late 90s/2000s Roky Erickson and all of it is amazing.
Nah, none of dis
The Hoax guitarist works at my favorite coffee shop in Amherst. He’s a super nice dude.
Even better, Wu-Tang albums altogether (that includes solo albums). 36 Chambers vs. Fishscale/Supreme Clientele vs. Liquid Swords vs. Cuban Linx 1 & 2? I’d be pretty into (complaining about) that list.
My favorite Modest Mouse record and an all-time favorite in general!
I don’t really know how I feel about the song at this point (even lyrics aside, I’m not sure if I particularly enjoy it), but I think this flavorwire piece at the very least adds to the discussion and offers perhaps a different if not opposing perspective: http://flavorwire.com/406901/dead-girlfriends-on-fraternity-when-male-musicians-write-about-rape
This beef would feel more two-sided if it wasn’t for the fact that one side is a universally adored, generation-capturing genius storyteller with a one of a kind voice and the other side is widely known as the scum of the earth.
I’m pretty partial to “So Says I” in particular but definitely feel as though I like all the songs on this list a lot, nonetheless.
Yeah, ‘Walk in the Park’ gets me everytime.
Well shit, I was already listening to Exile in Guyville when I saw this and noted the anniversary.
I was one of the college kids (if you went to the Waxahatchee show in February, it’s possible you saw me there, though I guess it probably wouldn’t mean much to say I was one of the guys with a beard). Just graduated so I’m in a new place and it’ll probably be a while til I get out to another Northampton/Easthampton show.
Well this is awesome! I had been seeing Potty Mouth singles showing up on P4K and now this shows they’re really getting some exposure. I saw them play at Flywheel opening for Waxahatchee a few months ago and they were great. Really, the whole Western Mass punk scene is killing it right now. The dude who runs Dead Air (where Potty Mouth records there stuff) founded a couple seminal hardcore groups (including the still active and totally fucking awesome Ampere) and is also just a wonderfully nice guy. And the whole community of hardcore/punk musicians/fans in the area is, at least from my experiences, pretty open and inviting.
1. When a Fire Starts to Burn
2. Get Lucky
3. Mikal Cronin – Shout it Out (or Weight)
4. Ye – Black Skinhead
5. Coast to Coast
6. Kacey Musgraves – Step Off
7. Chance – Cocoa Butter Kisses
8. Mariah/Miguel – #Beautiful
9. TNGHT – Acrylics
I think Brandon Stosuy was intentionally looking for critically panned albums that he felt deserved a re-evaluation, whereas the column now is intended more to highlight great albums that don’t quite yet get talked about as lasting classics.
Don’t disagree with anything on this list by any means but I’ve also always been quite partial to the s/t track from The Suburbs and “My Body Is a Cage” (maybe cause both have great videos).
Wasn’t that Jai Paul thing fake?
And of course it took three seconds for me to remember that MIkal Cronin album and realize that’d easily be top 5 or 6 for me as well.
Also, for self-indulgent’s sake, off the top of my head I’d say:
1. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt (only definite pick of these)
2. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
3. My Bloody Valentine – MBV
4. Disclosure – Settle
5. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap
6. James Blake – Overgrown
7. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
8. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
9. Kevin Gates – The Luca Brasi Story
10. Torres – Torres
with Autre Ne Veut, Yo La Tengo, Kurt Vile, Inter Arma, KEN Mode, all hovering around my most listened to list and Deafheaven being the coolest seeming thing that I haven’t checked out yet