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.
“My Truman Show boat has hit the painting.”
“I have reached the glass ceiling, as a creative person as a celebrity.”
He may be a megalomaniac, but he’s my favorite megalomaniac.
You just know the guy bought Ocean’s Roar.
Album of the Week is turning into Countdown these days
And now a moment of silence for the absence of “Nothing Ever Happened.”
Anyone know what’s happening with that Roots/Elvis Costello collab? I thought that was supposed to be an RSD thing.
This and the announcement from the Sigur Rós camp pushed today from “good day” into “great day” territory.
Swap Scary Monsters and Heroes, push up Next Day, and you’ve got a solid list (although this list is already pretty solid)
There was a full (and lengthy) eval yesterday which called this the third best Strokes album, although it seems to have been lost in the Interwebz
This sounds way better than I was expecting. Color me excited
This reminds me of what Baroness was going for on Yellow & Green.
I have mixed feelings on this. Part of what made Silent Shout so transcendent was the hooks, which this song is lacking during its 10-minute run-time. Hoping it’s an outlier
I might switch Watch the Throne and 808′s, but this list got it SPOT ON otherwise.