I love this new tag “Hieronymous Bosch”. If you, Stereogum writers, don’t want this the only blog post tagged this way, you should make another “Band to Watch”-feature.
Did she rip off Janelle Monáe’s voice?
Kanye and Azealia…the king and the queen of rant dressing. That would be a great artistic pairing. Or maybe she could sign to G.O.O.D. Music.
No free download in Germany… :(
This is really sad news. My deepest condolences, Mr. Hynes.
By the way, and I don’t want to sound insensitive, but had his (now late) dog anything to do with his recent record? Well, the name, you know…?
I was so disappointed to see Tom having included that lame Galantis video to his 5 best videos list. This one, however, makes up for “Smile”‘s strange exclusion of man-on-man actions. And I could not be happier right now…
Also: Psapp’s WHAT MAKES US GLOW via Hypem.com.
Has Ron Morelli’s SPIT already come out this week? I enjoyed it a lot on via Pitchfork Advance last week!
“The worst-looking Stroke”? Are you kidding me, Tom? Well, Albert is probably not as mainstream-y good-looking as Fabrizio Moretti, but he’s obviously charming and definitely NOT ugly. Must be his receding hair that might distract, but fellow sufferer Justin Vernon still got 2nd place on the Indie Rock Crush poll (YOU GUYS SHOULD VOTE FOR AHJ THIS YEAR!). I disagree that sleazy-looking Julian or the other two unremarkable Strokes boys are better looking than Albert. And I say that as a Strokes-disliker (who is, however, into AHJ’s solo music).
In my opinion…
10. Boom Skit (from Matangi) – ADORABLE, BUT TOO SHORT
9. Jimmy (from Kala) – USED TO HATE IT BECAUSE IT WAS SO OBVIOUSLY BOLLYWOOD-Y
8. Sunshowers (from Arular) – I BONGO WITH MY LINGO…
7. Boyz (from Kala) – NOT THAT POORLY AGED!
6. XXXO (from MAYA) – NOT HER COOLEST BUT HER SWEETEST SONG, SO DAMN CATCHY!
4. Bamboo Banga
3. Born Free
2. Bad Girls
1. Bucky Done Gun
Rumour has it that their new album will be named: Best Cheeseburger.
It’s a shame that Tyler, the Creator”s exciting Busta-Rhymes-y “Tamale” wasn’t even in the TOP5 whereas the generic, stereotypical and really really boring “Loaded” by Young Thug even got the top spot. Albert Hammond Jr. was robbed from the No. 1 spot!
SInce it is an older love songs list, they could have at least included “Be My Baby”.
But I can still remember that Shields and good kid, m.a.a.d. city had become last year’s AOTW as well in spite of their Premature Evals.
Let’s do a “Counting Down: The Postal Service Worst to Best Albums”! Haha!
Hey, this is a cool list! I would have probably replaced Unison with It’s Not Up to You and It’s in Our Hands with Play Dead in my personal ranking. And Cosmogony (from Biophilia) would have been at 11.. Otherwise it’s a nearly perfect list.
When you include Telegram, you shouldn’t forget last year’s other remix albumBastards either. In for a penny, in for a pound.
“…this motherfucker is crazy long.”
That’s what Marnie Stern would say at her “Album Release Date” date.
*Dawn Richard’s – not to be confused with Denise Richards…
Another album of note that came out yesterday was Dawn Richards “Goldenheart”. Unfortunately, it’s not as decently unconventional (by R’n'B standards) as her previous two EPs.
No other instrument suits Flying Lotus more than this new one. At least they could have named it after him: Flotus.
Looks and sounds like another totally MTV-compatible Foster the People video…
Nah, Thom Yorke’s Lotus Flower dance was much better!
No one has mentioned Lonesome Tears (from Sea Change) yet. It’s underappreciated perfection!
I wasn’t really surprised by the predominance of lo-fi/folk-ish songs and the omission of Vultures/Guero songs on this list since I’ve read the name of the author…also known as the singer/songwriter/musician Wooden Wand.