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I still can’t get over how good Red Eyes is. FWIW, the Pitchfork writeup as BNT is pretty stellar as well.
1:50, good god that was just pure ecstasy.
I don’t think I conveyed my point the way I wanted to… but whatever, I see what you’re saying too. Didn’t mean it as a “fit in” type of thing, more of a “maybe I’m missing something/not hearing something that other people with similar tastes hear,” type of thing.
Had a similar experience with Disclosure (as well as the National). I WANTED to like Disclosure because it’s different and pretty fresh, just couldn’t.
Thanks for the heads up! Tickets purchased.
I’m considering this a replacement for not forking up $80 for Reflektour tickets.
I get your point, but who wouldn’t rather love a piece of music than dislike it, especially if a decent group of people with good-music-taste cred seem to like it?
Yea, I thought James Blake was a shoe in…
I had Parquet Courts on my 2012 list, but if you consider it a 2013 album and it’s only an honorable mention… well I have to say I’m quite shocked, Chris. Quite shocked, indeed.
Hmmmm, interesting list, not really all that surprised though. QOTSA and James Blake are obvious omissions (to me at least). Muchacho is pretty low as well, and of course I’d put KV much higher. The order below 25 isn’t really an order as much as an “Also a Top 50 Album” grouping, but that’s just the nature of big lists. I’m curious as to the reader’s poll list… I’d imagine it’s rather similar.
Also Mikal Cronin.
Also Local Natives.
Is it weird that I read all of Morrissey’s rants in my head with the voice of Professor Snape?
Brown sugar is where it’s at, yo.
Looks like you mentioned that, woops.
I think it’s worth mentioning that it’s called Fellow Travelers because all of the covers are from artists they toured/play shows with.
Nice write up, Tom.
Agreed, m_. Digging the new site, and especially like your 30 songs and how they were so different than your 30 albums. Very thorough and considerate lists/writing.
NOTE: If I saw Diarrhea Planet live, I’d guess I would have picked them, but it’s “Act” not “Artist” so I limited myself to shows I actually saw… not that anyone actually really cares how I chose this.
Album: Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze – Kurt Vile (lots of great albums this year, but it was no contest for #1 for me)
Song: The Mother We Share – CHVRCHES (I think it was originally released in 2012, but I’ll count it)
New Act: Pure Bathing Culture (didn’t see many brand new live acts this year, their show is awesome)
Video: My Kind of Woman – Mac Demarco
Yea… we need to hear his cover of ‘Je n’en connais pas la fin’ first.
The point is that the BB don’t want their music being used to sell products and make money for someone else… it doesn’t really seem to be a loss-of-revenue trend of thinking.
It’s really an “In Defense of Selfies” piece that Stereogum didn’t have to pay for.
Resourceful, I like it!
Feelings are overrated, Tom.
I do understand your question… but that’s like asking “are vegans allowed to bite their fingernails?”
So… are they?
I think I’m just having a hard time wrapping my head around this beef… does Kanye know Zappos doesn’t make the shoes? Is Kanye knockin’ on my Sambas? How much should I be spending on shoes?
Tell me Kanye, tell me!
The new KV EP is definitely worth checking out, even for the two new tracks (Feel My Pain and The Ghost of Freddie Roach). Plus it has that awesome alternate version of Never Run Away with the synth strings.
After reading time and time again what unpredictable douches Death Grips have been, the first track immediately reminded me why I liked them in the first place.
I was thinking the same thing. Wondrous Bughouse is in my top 10 right now, but it came out in March (?) so I think it’ll get looked over by a lot of folks. Same thing goes for Local Natives.
But right now Wakin’ is my numero uno by a big, big margin.
Love Dylan, but he’s pretty much the reason I didn’t get tickets for this show. Would have been a lot better in my opinion with Neil, but then it would have been the AmericanaradiaN tour… actually I like that name better.