1. Master of Puppets
2. …And Justice For All
3. Ride The Lightning
4. Kill’em All
5. Check, please
Well, if Allmusic, Wikipedia and Rolling Stone all say it then it must be true.
It’s like the whole music world lost its goddamn mind!
“On The Beach” as #1 is a little much.
1. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
2. After The Goldrush
3. Tonight’s The Night
4. Rust Never Sleeps
5. Sleeps With Angels (not bloated at all IMO- Crazy Horse has never sounded better post-Whitten)
6. Harvest Moon
9. Dead Man (by what tortured logic is this disqualified again?)
10. On The Beach
‘Trick of the Tail’ is a forgotten masterpiece and holds its own amongst anything from the Gabriel era (sure Lamb and Foxtrot are better but not so much that they wipe the floor with ‘Trick’). ‘Wind and Wuthering’ is solid as well. For my money, the real line of demarcation for Genesis is when Steve Hackett left the band as Trick and W & W have much more in common with the Gabriel era than the ‘And then there were 3′ (or the Patrick Bateman) era.
the difference between Deafheaven and Liturgy is that Deafheaven’s sound itself ‘indie-rock-gentrified’ (and I don’t mean that pejoratively) whereas Liturgy are an average current black metal band that were overhyped by people who apparently have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to metal and just took the band’s word for it that they were putting some post-baccalareate artistic sheen on a genre that the ‘AnCo/LCD-worshipping set’ otherwise assumed to be the province of backwater meatheads.
I like this album just fine but y’all need a more powerful way-back machine. ‘Twas the year our lord double-aught seven, and nary an iPhone had flashes in their camera…
One guy takes the MTV VMAs way too seriously and is now a Kardashian in law. The other is a wannabe freemason who is becoming a sports agent. Come on stereogum, why not just go whole hog and start covering the exploits of Perez Hilton and Scott Boras. Enquiring minds want to know!
Why do indie rock websites spend so much time wringing their hands over corporate hip hop?
I love Von as well and really don’t understand the dismissive attitude this write-up takes toward it.
I vaguely detest that you have taken the trouble to point out my incorrect (but phoenetically descipherable) spelling of and/or lack of even attempting to spell words from a language spoken by about 300,000 people in the entire world. Color me reminded of the inherent pointlessness of message boards.
I really don’t like that album at all because it is way too twee, lacks intensity and is entirely too earthbound. Sigur Ros is at their best (as most music is, IMO) when they are dynamic, epic and ethereal.
EW should do a list for “World’s Greatest Dad.”
This is a terrible list. Mine is much better.
2. Agaetis Biryun
6. [the one from 2008 with the band running naked]
The new one’s placement TBD.
“Sirius XM pays 8 percent of gross revenues for the use of sound recordings … Pandora, however, paid nearly 50 percent of its revenues in sound recording royalties.”
Maybe that’s because Pandora isn’t paying Howard Stern about a $100 Million a year.
“I was gonna get Tyson to sing Jonas Brothers but then I remembered that Stu didn’t like indie rock.”
-Alan from The Hangover 2; Avatar of Poptimism
Poptimism is the bogus rationale for music writers pretending to take seriously the music of celebrities like JZ, JT, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Kanye, etc. in order to boost page views.
I completely agree. The first Maiden album is their best and one of the best ever by anyone.
1. Iron Maiden
2. Piece of Mind
5. Seventh Son
6. Number of the Beast
7. Somewhere in Time
The tritone interval is NOT a minor 3rd. The tritone is a diminished 5th aka augmented 4th. It is somewhat confusingly called a tritone because the interval encompasses 3 whole steps or tones.
In recent years I have been partial to the first two Dio albums simply because of the long, awful shadow of ‘The Osbournes’. However, maybe enough time has passed that Ozzy can now resume simply being the original lead singer of Sabbath and the guy who introduced Randy Rhoads to the world.
Great list. Personally, I’d switch out some of those Dark Side and The Wall segments for others, but Astronomy Domine, Echoes, Dogs, Pigs, Comfortably Numb, Shine On I-V and Wish You Were Here are unimpeachable picks. Throw in Sheep, Us & Them and Goodbye Blue Sky and that would be my list. Although Welcome To the Machine, Time, Great Gig in the Sky, One of These Days, Run Like Hell, the whole live album part of Umma Gumma, Breathe, On The Run…
Wish You Were Here is cheesy? I guess familiarity really does breed contempt.
This is a great album. The fact that it didn’t alter the landscape of rock music like The Bends, OK Computer and Kid A had should not be held against it. Do we celebrate the thing itself, or the impact that it had? The substance or the novelty?
HTTT blows the doors off of In Rainbows.
Justin Timberlake? Is this list brought to you by the RCA publicity department? Leave us alone with this nonsense.