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Uhhhhh, so maybe I’m insane…. but yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the release Souvlaki? And I’m definitely not the only person who loves that album? And thinks it deserves a feature? At least on it’s American 20th anniversary of February 2014? Right? :(
Everything from “New You” onwards completely blew my mind. Well, before that too.
But afterwards…. dear god.
I’m ready to embrace the more obtuse sound of where the new record seems to be going, but I can see why people aren’t digging this. I dig inaccessible and crazy so this is where I hoped they would go, and it’s incredibly exciting.
So, so thrilled. And to anyone who didn’t catch it yesterday, there are several good quality streams of “Full of Fire” floating around on soundcloud.
My new most anticipated. Well, most anticipated with a release date thanks to MBV.
Since it was written by Joy Division I’m not complaining, but it is my favorite song recorded by New Order and I would have liked to see it on the list, but I understand why it was omitted.
I missed his beautiful voice :’)
Wait, has no one mentioned the Avalanches yet? Damn.
Random speculative hopes that probably won’t amount to anything: Burial (at least an EP?), Portishead, Joanna Newsom, Daft Punk… yeah.
Oh, awkward, my link didn’t post. “Beck at Work on New LP”. Yeah, it was a thing.
Not too substantive, but this did happen?
Any advice on getting into them?
Awkward because the new Swans and Scott Walker albums have been praised here. Michael Gira is 58, Walker is 69. I think the difference is that the older musicians ranking highly here, are, you know, not making good music anymore.
Swans – The Seer
Yeah, I’m not finalizing everything until I hear Big Boi (which hasn’t leaked?) and Scott Walker (which has, I think, but I haven’t been able to give a good attentive listen to yet.) But so it goes. Mojo did include El Camino on their 2012 list even though it was released in 2011 last year, so…
forgot = consciously excluded I’m silly whatever
I like Grimes but she isn’t close to being an act I can support with all my love and passion, even though I can see her growing into one. So at #2… especially when they forgot Fiona Apple…
Not to mention Crystal Castles at 4, the very presence of the Vaccines, and the overall silliness of the top 10… come on, y’all.
This is swell! The top 5 is perfect, at least. Filth and Cop should be higher though. And I miiiight switch White Light and The Great Annihilator. But maybe not.
(II) will always have my heart, but this isn’t bad. I really like Plague, Sad Eyes, and Child I Will Hurt You. There’s a bit of a slump after Transgender though, and placing Wrath of God and Affection back to back doesn’t really make sense. Still solid though.
The whole album is on spotify you guys!!
I wouldn’t go that far, but I find the claim that the second half falls off incredibly strange. I thought the second half was way, WAY better than the first – Codex and Give Up the Ghost alone should make that clear. But I can see how a few songs (cough, Feral) would give off aforementioned vibes.
Thrilled to see Hail to the Thief that high, even if it’s at the expense of In Rainbows. Easily their most underrated album.
This is basically a slightly more melodic version of Plague. Meh. I’m still hoping they’ll turn out something worthwhile.
A TOP TEN LIST FOR A BAND I ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT! And it’s not awful! You even got I’ve Been Tired! And Oh My Golly. And the highlights from Doolittle (apart from Gouge Away (and what am I saying that whole album is a highlight.)
Shoutout to “In Heaven (Live)” though. And “Into the White”.
He probably meant selected by the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry for special preservation as an artifact of cultural significance, which Daydream Nation is… pretty sure the only other complete rock albums with that status are Nevermind and The Velvet Underground and Nico.