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Waxahatchee is 100% the best, you would do yourself a favor by not only checking out Cerulean Salt but also her first demo (all available on bandcamp) and American Weekend, her debut album (which is more or less my favorite album ever). Also, her work with PS Eliot is tremendous (particularly the song “Tennessee” which I still listen to all the time).
I just did this by going through albums from the last 20 years and selectively pairing things out and here’s what I came up with for my own personal rankings:
1) The D-Plan
2) Modest Mouse
4) The National
6) Titus Andronicus
7) Los Campesinos! (gotta have room for a personal favorite)
9) Against Me!
10) Sigur Ros
On the cusp: Wolf Parade, Spoon, The Wrens, Mineral, Belle & Sebastian
For some reason, when I first saw this, I was expecting a “Too Many Cooks” rap parody.
Also, Moss Icon opened which was awesome!
I was there! They played “Planetary” right at midnight and it was glorious!
I think it’s supposed to be sort of like the end of the Sopranos.
My top 10 based on being only a semi-knowledgable metal fan:
1) Nux Vomica
2) WoD – As the Stars
3) Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden
4) At the Gates – At War with Reality
5) Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen
6) Agalloch – The Serpent & the Sphere
7) Behemoth – The Satanist
8) Godflesh – A World Lit only By Fire
9) Planning for Burial – Desideratum (not sure if this counts)
10) Thou – Heathen
THIS IS SOOOOO GOOD!! Particularly like the refrain on the last song “Go and fuck the shit out of your dreams!”
I get legit excited about Tuesdays now just for the excuse to make “_____ going up on a Tuesday” jokes. That song also makes me swerve like instantly every time I hear it.
Lonely Richard is awesome! Yeah, I’m surprised Amen Dunes isn’t getting more love.