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The only other one of these I’ve cared as much about since you’ve started doing them is Fugazi’s and I have to say, I like what you did with this one.
1) Figure 8
4) Elliott Smith
5) From a Basement on the Hill
6) Roman Candle
7) New Moon
Do you guys remember when hip-hop, electronic, and metal all happened? That shit was dope.
It would be pretty sweet if the large ad that displays on both sides of the screen weren’t the single most NSFW thing possible.
Yeah, all 7 of those (I haven’t listened to 8 yet) are all incredible so I guess any order works pretty well.
My 1-7 is almost exactly opposite the 1-7 here. The Cold Vein is pretty much my favorite rap album ever and Cancer 4 Cure is easily my favorite El-P solo effort. I go 3 Company Flow, 4 RAP Music, and then probably 5 Fantastic Damage, 6 Run the Jewels and 7 I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead from there, damn.
I am increasingly confident that this will be my favorite album that comes out in 2014.
Am I allowed to generally care more about Q and Not U than I do about Arcade Fire? In my defense, I’m a DC native and Arcade Fire more or less totally suck.
For real, “Boston-based” is actually kind of offensive if only because it suggests that a real “scene” couldn’t possibly exist outside of a city. When Speedy Ortiz, Potty Mouth, California X, and a whole screamo/hardcore scene exists in the Pioneer Valley (and Thurston Moore lives there), I think the area deserves some amount of respect separate from that given to Boston.
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.