Find Me On:
more of a deity in NJ, I cannot believe every park, highway, and public arena is not somehow named after him or his songs.
this is so wonderful.
Primitive and Past Lives and Navigator are perfect.
The album is another wonderful treat.
I hope they never listen to people who tell them to change their sound.
the moog melody on ‘severed crossed fingers.’ holy shit.
“kerry perry” is so hot.
so C shapes on one and D shapes on the other. got it.
What is this? King Krule’s kousin?
We’re back with the fast hihats and choir, awesome. Was afraid she was abandoning it all together.
it’s all eyebrow insecurity.
ridgewood in the house, solid bros.
could we simply break this down by eras?
this is the impossible task.
I haven’t made a list but its definitely got:
–Man in Me
–4th Time Around
–I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
–Simple Twist of Fate
–Going to Acapulco
“Shut Up” is so good. R Kelly can really write an R&B arrangement.
take out the garbage, masturbate?
Say what you will about MMJ, but you cannot deny their confidence and ambition
they look pretty good in those orange jumpsuits. This the new St. Laurent spread? Orange the new Black?
The second half of New Slaves is truly magical.
The whole debate of Kanye’s lyrics I think is irrelevant. I personally just take Kanye for the experience.
I think these lyrics are totally mediocre yet often pretty funny and wholly grotesque.
Also the second half of “New Slaves” is golden. The transcendent Kanye West moments are still here, they’re just a little more difficult for the listener–and I believe this to be intentional on Kanye’s part.
bitch got some good hair
God damnit he is fat.
This art direction is pretty brilliant.
I still enjoy NPR and music journalism to find new music, call me old fashioned. Whenever I get an email from Spotify regarding “Artists You’ll Love” I tend to know them, and like them or don’t. There is no formula for what you may like, that’s why radio’s (npr) spontaneity awesome. I’ll take 90.7 WFUV over spotify and google any day, ‘Murica!
*Peanut Butter Pulitzer Prize
It is a Herculean task to rank MMJ’s albums. While I am biased–probably my favorite contemporary band–this list is particularly difficult because of the varied catalogue, and often one’s musical pallet will create a very subjective list.
I think this a certainly a good journalistic chart of MMJ albums chronicling the shape of their careers. However, if I can be subjective I would chart them as such:
1.) “It Still Moves” (most haunting album that I’ve experienced, their’s some america magic in here, like singing up at the Hoover dam)
1.5) “At Dawn” (the most monstrous and terrifying album, an eery night in Appalachia)
3.) “Z” (the most accessible and perfect MMJ album, nearly too perfect but amazing no less)
4.) “The Tennessee Fire” (young jim james learning to perfect the art, with his most soulful songs)
5.) “Evil Urges” (so ambitious and fun to a fault, but never going to blame a band for that)
6.) “Circuital” (a safe attempt by the band w/o a punch to end the album, better as an album than live (exception for first 2 tracks)
I’m coming to a similar point. It’s certainly not a perfect album, but it amazing. I say no to an A+ because of “Dream Captain” and “Blue Agent” kill the flow of the album. But before those two tracks each half holds its own so well its wonderful