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This is such a ridiculous exercise. But I'll hate you if you stop. Thank you for putting Tangled Up In Blue near the top.
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December 17, 2013 on The 10 Best Bob Dylan Songs
I can't believe how little recognition Darkside's album is getting. I strongly recommend it. It's top three for me. I'm a little surprised to see Run the Jewels so low. I probably listened to that album twice as much as Yeezus (Though I wouldn't deny that Yeezus deserves a spot in the top three). Glad to see I'm not the only one who loved the new QOTSA and Arctic Monkeys records. I figured Hesitation Marks would crack the top fifty: did you guys hate it that much? I was pleasantly surprised by it.
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December 16, 2013 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013
Thank you for reminding me. It must mean something that I didn't think of them once while I was reading this list, but I thought there were a few gems on that album. I still listen to it a bit. A bit of a disappointment, but a top fifteen for me.
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December 4, 2013 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2013
I loved the album. It's top ten for me, even though it was a bit uneven. I thought the top few songs stack up against their best.
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December 4, 2013 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2013
Holy shit I forgot the new Arctic Monkeys record. That has gotten more playtime than any other record in my house. Nothing groundbreaking there, but damn it's an infectious and fun album. Catchy, danceable, interesting, and great vocal performances. So it's a relic from another time: who cares? It knows what it is and it's good at it.
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December 4, 2013 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2013
Agreed on all counts. I though Like Clockwork was flawed and uneven, but a few of the songs seemed like instant classics to me. The highs were very high. MBV is also a top three for me. I listened to it consistently all year. And I think Government Plates is too new for them to process enough, which means this list is coming out way too early.
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December 4, 2013 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2013
Can't believe Dirty Beaches didn't make the list. I know I loved the Queens of the Stone Age album more than most, so I'm not so surprised it's not here, though it's top ten for me. It's weird not to see Government Plates on the list. Maybe it's too new. But if that is the case, maybe a list like this should wait til January. Also, what about My Name is My Name? And I am kinda shocked to see Reflektor so high. I thought it was a bit more divisive than that. And what about Nick Cave's album? I thought it was pretty damn good. As you can see, I am a bit biased towards older artists. But that said, I would have liked Lorde's album to crack the top 50. I think she's great and has a bright future.
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December 4, 2013 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2013
Fuck yes. I might have listened to this album more than any of the others. Glad I'm not the only one. It's a top five for me.
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December 4, 2013 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2013
I might have missed it in the comments, but is anyone surprised that Psychic by Darkside didn't make the list? I've listened to it almost daily since it came out.
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December 4, 2013 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2013
Let's hear everybody's favorites! I'm a GZA guy myself.
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November 9, 2013 on Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Turns 20
The samples and beats on this album are something special. I would gladly listen to an instrumental version of this album over and over. And that's saying something, given some of the incredible performances packed into this album.
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November 9, 2013 on Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Turns 20
Same thing for me. I grew up in an extremely religious household and there wasn't much secular music allowed. I got my hands on Siamese Dream pretty much by accident and it was my "aha" moment. It opened me up to rock and alternative music. I am who I am today because this record broadened my horizons so much.
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October 29, 2013 on Smashing Pumpkins Albums From Worst To Best
This is news to me. Where are you getting your information? Touring what? He didn't tour in support of Bad As Me.
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October 28, 2013 on Watch Tom Waits Play First Show In Five Years At Bridge School Benefit 2013
Sad, sad news. I was at the Bridge School Benefit Concert and the news was spreading like wildfire. There was so much anguish from all of the old hippies and rockers at the show. It was clear what sort of impact he has had on people's lives. My Morning Jacket and Neil Young and the other artists singing "Oh Sweet Nuthin" was crushingly poignant, and I'll never forget it.
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October 28, 2013 on R.I.P. Lou Reed
This was an amazing moment. A lot of people were hearing the news of Lou Reed's death for the first time from the My Morning Jacket guy, and there was an audible gasp from the crowd. It was a very poignant tribute. It was definitely the main highlight besides Tom Waits' performance. (Queens of the Stone Age had a great set too. Very slinky and seductive. Josh Homme is really growing into his crooner persona)
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October 28, 2013 on Watch My Morning Jacket Cover The Velvet Underground With Neil Young, Elvis Costello, & Jenny Lewis At Bridge School Benefit 2013
This concert had the atmosphere of a church cookout until Tom stepped on the stage. It was an absolutely spellbinding performance. Stoned teenagers and stuffy old CSNY fans alike were captivated. I'm sure he made a lot of new fans last night. When his set was over, thousands of people started leaving. Clearly a ton of people were there just for him. That crowd was bonkers for him.
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October 28, 2013 on Watch Tom Waits Play First Show In Five Years At Bridge School Benefit 2013
Sufjan is the fucking best. All I want for Christmas is another super-freaky Sufjan EP.
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October 14, 2013 on Sufjan Stevens Writes Open Letter To Miley Cyrus: “You’ve Been LYING”
Great remix. The Knife have been the soundtrack to my life for the last year or so.
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October 11, 2013 on The Knife – “Raging Lung (Hannah Holland Remix)”
Yup. Just dropped in to see if Letter from an Occupant was number one. Maybe my favorite overall Neko Case song.
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October 11, 2013 on The 10 Best New Pornographers Songs
The Road to El Dorado! Not a disney. Picture the blonde guy from that movie dramatically and intensely strumming a mandolin-ish instrument. My work here is done.
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October 8, 2013 on R.I.P. Phil Chevron
Where is that GIF of the guy with the mandolin from that disney movie when you need it? Is that a disney movie? What am I thinking of?
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October 8, 2013 on R.I.P. Phil Chevron
Wasn't he their maniac of a rhythm guitarist? This guy could play. I always thought he was key to the Pogues' intensity and energy.
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October 8, 2013 on R.I.P. Phil Chevron
Life changing album for me. Discovering this early in high school really pushed me in an alternative direction and away from radio rock. Probably responsible for me discovering and loving the late 80's early 90's alt bands like My Bloody Valentine, the Pixies, Sonic Youth, the Meat Puppets, the Breeders, Hum, Pavement, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jesus Lizard, Dinosaur Jr., Modest Mouse, and Guided by Voices. Falling in love with Nevermind in jr. high made look up the other "Seattle grunge bands". In Utero made me realize that Nirvana didn't really belong to that group.
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September 13, 2013 on In Utero Turns 20
I have so much to say that I don't know where to start. Here comes a rant. Tom Waits is my favorite artist of any sort. I had been hoping you guys would do this list for a while, though I'm not sure what's in it for me other than to read some more people's thoughts on Tom Waits. Is there a more interesting songwriter/poet/actor/storyteller/cultural-curator/producer/playwright around? He's an American original and I wouldn't be who I was today without his music. You clearly did your homework and I enjoyed your biography and analysis of Waits and his output, but I am a little puzzled by the exclusion of Orphans. Orphans is mostly original songs that don't exist in any other form, and quite a few people would count it as one of their favorite Waits albums. It's hardly an afterthought compilation and I think it should stand alongside the rest of his work. Still, I enjoyed the list, and as you said there is no wrong way to rank Tom's albums.
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September 10, 2013 on Tom Waits Albums From Worst To Best
You know what I really want to be pissed off about? A Tom Waits list. Go ahead, leave Swordfishtrombones out of the top three. I dare you.
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August 23, 2013 on Neil Young Albums From Worst To Best
Ditto on Le Noise and Time Fades Away. I could probably stand to see Trans a tad higher too.
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August 23, 2013 on Neil Young Albums From Worst To Best
I would love to see Wu-Tang solo albums worst to best.
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August 23, 2013 on Neil Young Albums From Worst To Best
Everyone who loves On the Beach gets upvotes.
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August 23, 2013 on Neil Young Albums From Worst To Best
So happy to see On the Beach at number one. All in all, I love the list. And you clearly have done your homework on Mr. Young. I can't really argue with Zuma getting bumped in favor of those other two. And Le Noise got some positive recognition, even if I think it's a little low. I might have bumped Time Fades Away to number seven. I've really grown to love Trans and Re-ac-tor, mostly because of some prodding from 'gummers to give it a second chance. Very entertaining read, and a nice primer for diving into some of his more recent work.
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August 23, 2013 on Neil Young Albums From Worst To Best
Holy shit. I have been waiting for this list ever since you guys started making these lists. I haven't the list yet, but I thoroughly enjoyed the introduction. Ok everyone, let's argue! Really Hoping to see Tonight's the Night, On the Beach, After the Goldrush, and Zuma as the top four in some order. Also, I'd love to see Le Noise get some recognition and maybe crack the top twelve or so. You all need to listen to that album again. It's a wonderful experiment.
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August 23, 2013 on Neil Young Albums From Worst To Best