#1, #2 and #4 are obvious choices and I think most people would agree they are classics. But “Blood Money” and “The Heart of a Saturday Night” are actually two of my FAVORITE Tom Waits albums! I like the sentimental stuff you begrudgingly refer to as cocaine-Rogaine folk rock. For me, my favorite Tom Waits is forlorn, love lost and sitting at the end of a dank hole of a bar drinking by himself.
Maybe you kids were too young to remember a time when every other asshat in the crowd WASN’T taking photos and video with their phone, but having gone to plenty of shows before smartphones, I can recall it being much better without them. It’s not hard to turn off the goddamn thing for an hour or two. Put away the Twitter and the Instagram or Snapchat or whatever the fuck you’re wasting your time on and enjoy the show! Just let the music wash over you: dance, feel, have fun! I was at the She & Him show in Central Park last night and I must say this absence was refreshing. Given the celebrity of Ms. Deschanel, I’m sure there would have been even more amateur phone photography than usual. I must say I got some satisfaction from the security team going into the crowd and tapping people on the shoulder and demanding they put their phones away. Go figure that nearly everyone they approached was also being totally obnoxious and talking loudly through almost the entire set as well.
What I learned: those “eyebrows” of hers are still really frightening.
I love it! And that bassline sounds an awful lot like the Twin Peaks theme.
Ugh, their shtick is so tired now. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….
Considering picks from certain albums, I would have picked “Chelsea Hotel” > “Who By Fire” and “Take This Waltz” > “Tower of Song”. “Hallelujah” is a great song, but let’s face it, JB’s cover makes Cohen’s version pale in comparison.
I’m a little sad that you’ve grouped Diplo together with Tiesto and Skrillex, two of the cheesiest DJs in EDM.
This list is so wrong on so many levels.
“Girls & Boys”, “End of A Century”, “To The End”, “Coffee & TV”, “Beetlebum” and “Tender” might all be obvious choices, but they’re also the right choices. You just can’t fuck with classics.
Agreed. Dent May should be getting way more love. “Do Things” is a terrific summer album.
Grimes – “Oblivion”. I don’t care if it’s >6 months old now, it still rules.