This album got me through high school, period. I have a feeling I’m not the only one here who that’s true for.
Ross:ever a wordsmith.
He addresses this in his recent Q&A with Rolling Stone. According to him he got messed up one night and went with the color fuchsia because “that shit is energetic.”
Really? Not St. Vincent? REALLY?
Strange Mercy was my album of the year in 2011 and I honestly think her self-titled is even better. Wild Beasts’ album would have been a good choice too. Oxymoron on the other hand sounds like the less scrupulous, less intelligent cousin of good kid m.A.A.d. city and not in a good way. Too many weak hooks and weak lyrics.
OK, I’m good. Malcontent out.
This was bound to happen eventually.
Who said different? It’s a fantastic record.
Danger Mouse fatigue?
It’s definitely his best since Sea Change, although I’ve always said Modern Guilt was under-rated.
I was sort of hoping to see a defense of “After the Disco” in this space, but I guess no one really has one. Will check out this Mcguire fellow.
(Great write-up, too)
Great album. Their sort-of-break-up gave me some serious heartache last year, but in retrospect it feels like more of a Bill Watterson move.
And Heaven is as solid an album to go out on as any.
AC is officially an ice queen in that artwork. Great track!
All 3 made my top 20 albums shortlist.
Can’t help but wonder if this was the result of a Thanksgiving dinner gone horribly wrong…
And while we’re at it…
10) Doris, by Earl Sweatshirt
9) Fade, by Yo La Tengo
8) Modern Vampires of the City, by Vampire Weekend
7) Excavation, by The Haxan Cloak
6) Old, by Danny Brown
5) Acid Rap, by Chance the Rapper
4) …Like Clockwork, by Queens of the Stone Age
3) Run the Jewels, by Run the Jewels
2) Cerulean Salt, by Waxahatchee
1) still Yeezus
Album: Yeezus, by Kanye West
Song: Hive, by Earl Sweatshirt
This one sounds like the flip-side of No Love Deep Web to me. Whereas that one read like MC Ride’s live journal with minimal beats, Government Plates is all about letting the production make you think you’re in some dystopian future.
And GODDAMN does that first track hit hard.
I WANT IT I NEED IT (but can’t download it due to online traffic)
Mixtapes are free.
Deserved. This guy is a genius.
How does a list of Pearl Jam’s ten best songs not include a single song from Ten?
Would have been cool to have “ODB” on here, but it’s pretty-much-perfect regardless. I think he topped XXX with this one.