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Definitely, it’s all about R.
At least Era Vulgaris had “Turnin’ On The Screw.” Now that’s a sexy song.
Wait, people are going to dislike Bourgeois?
Hey, thanks for this. I’ll see about catching these guys at Great Scott.
Some days I can convince myself that Transference is Spoon’s best album. It has that whole ‘ghost in the machine’ feel on headphones, it’s such a weird deconstructed ambiance. It’s similar to Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga in that way, except they’re not capturing the “studio,” they’re creating the attic in your mind that you’re vaguely aware of.
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga and Kill The Moonlight are probably better, but how dare you speak ill of Transference!
Very informative list. Thanks for the work. I think you’ll find less argument over it, because how many people have listened to his entire discography?
This has some real vitality to it.
Hm, I dunno. I think services like Spotify are stabilizing the way that people at least consume music. I’m not sure the user end is about to be disrupted.
Higgs Boson Blues is pretty badass, yes.
I actually don’t see how this is like 1901 or Lisztomania. It has keyboards? It’s way louder and (intentional, I’d say) messier than those two tracks, and the melody/”China Girl” keys are pretty different too.
“This may be strawmanning, but their popularity seems to bespeak a deeply problematic white-people longing for a Depression-era simplicity that probably never existed.”
I like this essay, and I’ve got mixed feelings about the band, but I absolutely hate this painting of folk as some white-man nostalgia thing. I don’t enjoy folk because I want to go back before civil rights. Is it wrong to enjoy certain sounds and instruments, or to appreciate nods to history and our culture?
I saw this comment back when Jack White’s “Blunderbuss” came out, and I still hate it.
Well, My Bloody Valentine also happens to create very immediate sounds, I find. I quickly feel emotion while listening to them. It’s not like I’ve got to parse through the lyrics to get what they’re after.
I dunno, I think this mix is all about the speakers. Crank that baby up.
I doubt anyone was able to download it.
Jens Lekman did it. I don’t think he got much criticism for it.
I’m mostly offended by petting dogs while eating chicken wings. Dogs are nice, but don’t contaminate my wings, damn it.
I actually really liked the previous song “Rock And Roll Affair.” Don’t know about this..
Waits and Richards also worked together on Rain Dogs, by the by
I appreciate that Jack White isn’t for everyone, but I’ll never fathom why.
Straight out of the list-trolling playbook, although it’s still a pretty good list.
I think this list is unfair to The King Of Limbs and In Rainbows. The perceived drawbacks seem to be drawn from what a “Radiohead”album is expected to sound like.
It’s also hard to judge them because of their sense of newness. OK Computer, Kid A, and The Bends are absolute classics. It’s near impossible to argue otherwise.
It’s similar with Hail To The Thief. Had this list came out 5+ years ago, I doubt anyone would be rating it higher than The Bends.
Music as a way of paying the bills.
It’s really easy to be indignant about these select comments if you don’t at all try and empathize with them. The “my life is harder” stuff ignores the point. It doesn’t justify that many artists aren’t given their fair share.
Spare me entitled comments from people with no skin in the game.
Maybe I’m a wuss, but I’m a big fan of Jar of Flies too.
I honestly think Dirt is too intense for me these days.