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Clams Casino remix is stunning. In the very best of ways.
Cash’s Hurt and NIN’s Closer should be one and two… but seriously, without Take on Me and Thriller, this list doesn’t make much sense. Although I love Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása at seven, one of the most beautiful and appropriate to the music I’ve ever seen.
James Blake’s self-entitled literally made me weep, on several occasions throughout the album – it was absolutely breathtaking. This is lackluster at best, a copout at worst.
Why are people comparing it to Coldplay? This is why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvDWn_zDPRc
If you say you don’t hear similarities, you’re lying. That being said, I like that Coldplay song, and Calgary is by no means the same song, it just has some similar cord progressions, instrumentally and vocally. Yes, it’s better. Don’t worry.
Fantasy is a fantastic album, there’s no way to deny it. I do listen to hip-hop and rap, I worship Cannibal Ox, and I can still definitively say this album was bordering on a masterpiece. But it wasn’t.
MBDTF is not a ten. It is not an A+. It should not be Time’s album of the year, nor Stereogum’s, nor Pitchfork’s. You want a ten? Listen to Hospice. Listen to Boxer. THOSE are tens. This album was good, but vastly overhyped. Stereogum, I agree.
1. All Delighted People – Sufjan Stevens
2. You Fucking People Make Me Sick – Swans
3. Keep the Dog Quiet – Owen Pallett
4. Not In Love (ft. Robert Smith) – Crystal Castles
5. Lemonworld – The National
6. The Last Prom on Earth – Gayngs
7. 10 Mile Stereo – Beach House
8. Mouthful of Diamonds – Phantogram
9. On Melancholy Hill – The Gorillaz
10. Yulia – Wolf Parade
1. Teen Dream – Beach House
2. High Violet – The National
3. Heartland – Owen Pallett
4. My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky – Swans
5. Plastic Beach – The Gorillaz
6. The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
7. All Delighted People – Sufjan Stevens
8. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West
9. The Wild Hunt – The Tallest Man On Earth
10. Big Echo – The Morning Benders