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The “10 Best Songs” lists are always in list format, while the “____ Albums From Worst To Best” are always slide shows, afaik.
Personally, I don’t mind the quiet-loud thing so much as the terrible mixing that results in (depending on how high you set the volume) the intro being so quiet you can barely hear it, and/or the loud part being so loud it hurts my ears.
A shift in dynamics is fine, but this is a straight-up assault on production values.
And my answer is “Of course! That’s an awesome cover.”
But your initial question is completely absurd, to the point of laughable, to most people.
I may be a small minority here, but I have some big disagreements with this list. (Top 3 is exactly right though.)
First off, I’m totally with RapJesus–”This Is Happening,” imo, is clearly their weakest album. Not a bad album by any measures, but not a great album like s/t and “Sound of Silver.” The only song I would put on here from that album is “All I Want.”
I have detailed rebuttals of many other choices, but I guess it’s better to just make my own list:
9. Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
8. Yr City’s A Sucker
7. Get Innocuous
6. Beat Connection
5. Us V. Them
4. All I Want
3. Losing My Edge
2. Someone Great
1. All My Friends
Heavy on the first two albums, but 4 from s/t, 4 from “Sound Of Silver” and one from each of the others seems right to me.
I saw them three years straight–2010, 2011, 2012– and each show there was hardly any overlap in their setlists. I know they played both “Else” and “The Weather” in two of those shows, but aside from that almost every other song was only played once out of three shows.
You’re a good man, Charlie Brown.
Those fluttering backwards guitar loops in the outro mesmerize me and make me feel like I’m gradually flying into the sunset and then a beautiful starry night. Gorgeous.
Damn! Not only do I absolutely love “Cryptograms,” but I really loved that dude’s bass playing. :-(
IT HAS SENT MY WORLD INTO TURMOIL! I don’t understand what the popular sentiment is now so I don’t know what’s funny and what isn’t!!!
But no one attacked Mike Tully based on the color of his skin. He was *anticipating* being offended by people attacking him for being white, which actually never happened.
It seems pretty much like he’s trying to pull the poor-oppressed-straight-white-male crap that’s way too common amongst the Rush Limbaugh/Fox News crowd.
Totally agree. Even if her suspicions were actually true, she just has absolutely no credibility in my eyes cuz she’s always talking shit about everyone for the pettiest reasons.
And I’m someone who very, very rarely says this kind of thing, but she just takes it wayyy too far with the identity politics persecution-complex thing. I think way more people dislike Azealia Banks because she acts like a child throwing temper tantrums than because she’s black, female and bisexual.
I was inclined to side with John Darnielle and against the paparazzi, but after watching the actual video on TMZ, it’s clear that JBiebs and his body guard were the aggressors/assholes in this situation.
As someone who’s been on the wrong side of an asshole bouncer with a power trip, I can actually relate much more with the paparazzi in this situation.
Who the hell is this old saggy white nigga Mike Tully?
Seriously? Everyone I know who’s in their 40s and older shops at Kohl’s.
Can’t believe they didn’t mention “Spitting Venom.” Up there with “Teeth Like God’s Shoeshine” and “The Stars are Projectors” as one of their all-time best, IMO.
*in her bank account* is how that was supposed to end.
The British have the perfect phrase for this: Taking the piss. That is pretty much every recent career move Amanda Palmer has made. It’s even more obnoxious that she’s grandstanding about imposing on her fans while she’s got $1 million from that Kickstarter campaign.
I don’t give a damn about the animal rights cause, I’m just glad someone took a moral stand against Duck Dynasty.
If I heard it right, I believe he says, “I swear I’m the nice nigga now!” not “I swear I’m a nice leader now.”
Also, I wonder if, coming as it did on the heels of the Hov/JT “Suit and Tie” dig, the bit about selling drinks had anything to do with Beyonce.
I love this picture. Wonder when Ocean’s gonna write a ‘Hey Mama”-type tribute.
Also, his mom is absolutely gorgeous. She seriously looks like she’s about 30 in this pic.
Pretty sure that electronic doohickey is the OP 1 synthesizer, of Swedish House Mafia music video fame.
I liked the cover, especially the vocals, but I really, really love the bass line from the original, which this version was lacking.
WHEN DOES HE WHIP IT OUT???
(the guitar, that is.)
I’m in love with the album, but I’m honestly not sure if it can compare to my former love of the mythologized version of the perfect album that would never actually make its way into the physical world.
Which is to say, while I’m extremely happy that this album exists and is now on my hard drive and iPod so I can listen to it whenever I want, I am still feeling a strange disappointed sensation that this album now exists in reality rather than the idealized world of mine and millions of other peoples’ imaginations.
“Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Going Down (On My DICK!)”
Ok, now more than ever I’m hoping Grimes wins the Pitchfork poll for most overrated act…