Totally agreed with this AOTW pick, well-deserved…
…but am I the only one super enjoying Trust’s Joyland? I feel like it’s kind of getting overlooked this week, which is a shame. It’s so dark and synth-y, absolutely love it… and it definitely has been the perfect pairing to my cold, cloudy, snow-ridden commutes to work.
I’ve always considered AIC grunge as well. More on the metal side of grunge, but still grunge nonetheless. I’m a huge AIC fan… or well, WAS a huge fan before the whole rebirth of the band with the new singer. They were pretty much the stepping stone for the younger me to dig deeper into the “grunge era” and discover most of the bands mentioned above.
I’m not a fan of CS, but anything that has to do with Sunny Day makes me erupt with excitement. I MUST get to my local record stores as early as possible on RSD to snag this.
Just a few off the top of my head that weren’t mentioned… Mother Love Bone, Green River, TAD, Seaweed… basically a lot of old school bands that were on Sub Pop.
I have to imagine, in another space and time, Kurt would be laughing his ass off at this himself.
And that STATUE!! I just… I just can’t with that thing.
Up-vote purely for the AHS reference!
^ Nailed it! ;)
I was totally just coming here to post the same thing!! As a fellow video game “nerd” I flippin’ LOVE that he mentioned Dark Souls 2. Here I didn’t think I could love Burial any more… alas, the man always finds a way to pleasantly surprise me.
Yep, summed it up perfectly. And god help me, I’ll probably continue to watch this trainwreck.
This is honestly the best line-up of any festival I’ve seen so far…
…and there’s no way in hell I’ll be able to make it to Spain in May. *siiiigh*
Agreed. Actually, I’m quite fond of almost all of the “Alternative” nominee’s… too bad that category won’t be televised. *sigh*
Aw, that hug at the end was so awesome. So happy he decided to choose this track for his late-night debut, it remains one of my favorite songs of 2013.
What a damn awesome new release day that will be! I’ll actually be excited to go to work to start buying/downloading/streaming/whatever.
Absolutely LOVE that Childbirth track! I downloaded the whole It’s A Girl! album through bandcamp after you guys posted about it earlier in the week, worth every penny.
Agreed about the new Trust song, cannot wait for that album to drop so I can stop going to Soundcloud every day to listen to it.
Wow… Lucy Hale on Stereogum… wasn’t expecting to read that today. And that doesn’t mean I’m upset by it either, I’m not a huge country fan – but I’m one of those adults who actually watches Pretty Little Liars. And like Crania said up-thread, it’s nice to stay on top of some country jams at least for your hometown bar’s sake.
I support this feature. Yes, we could all get our pop news somewhere else, but it’s nice to have a place to discuss it in our community if we so desire.
I dunno if it’s just my mood this morning or what but I’m super digging this right now! Thanks for the recommendation… definitely gonna do some research on these guys today.
So happy I pre-ordered Real Hair… I have a feeling it’s going to be one of those EP’s you truly wish was an entire album’s worth.
Ugh… what a “meanie”, as she even calls herself.
Pussy Riot #BreakFree, courtesy of Virgin Mobile.
Seriously though, FINALLY some good news on this story. So happy this has come to an end for them.
LOVED “Evil Eye”!
I’m saddened my Run The Jewels pick – or any RTJ video period – wasn’t included.
Completely agree. And the fact that he’s not even the least bit remorseful – claiming it’s all “megalolz” – is just beyond sickening.
Good read. I don’t promote it, but nonetheless, “Molly”/MDMA/Ecstasy is always an interesting subject.
I do feel like this same article could have been written in ’99-2000 though, replacing these artists with the likes of Dre, Eminem and Missy. The rave scene was drawing headlines back then… but mostly on the news rather than internet outlets, which is why it feels so much prominent these days. Case in point, my parent’s fully know what “Molly” is now, while a decade ago the only thing they associated “rolling” and drug use with was rolling a joint.
Great interview Tom! As someone who’s produced some of the best (and my personal favorite) albums this past year, Ariel seems quite humble. Wish him all the best at the Grammy’s!
Also upvoted. Add Danny Brown to those two and you have my top 3 hip-hop albums of the year.