Find Me On:
I tried posting a Twin Peaks related gif. I fail at HTML. :(
What, is she funny or something?
Am I the only one who thinks Little Creatures is a great album?
I think it’s safe to say that it would easily be #1.
Blur and Oasis attending the same show? Was this an attempt at world peace?
I pretty much agree with this list except I might put Transference one step higher. It’s a decent pop record, anything would have suffered in comparison to Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (of which I totally agree with putting at #1). “Trouble Comes Running” and “Got Nuffin” are also two of my favorite Spoon songs.
Maybe it’s just because I’ve been listening to it so much lately but I would put The Next Day higher than where it is. And Station to Station is easily #1 for me.
Synth-pop seems to be making a big splash this year between this, Bowie, Tegan and Sara, and the upcoming Phoenix album. And I have no problem with that at all.
I really want to go this year. Such an amazing lineup. But especially so I can throw things at Daniel Tosh.
I think Who Are You is a really good album. It’s certainly not their best but it definitely doesn’t deserve the placement given here. “Trick of the Light” is a great Entwistle rocker, “Music Must Change” and “Sister Disco” are catchy and interesting commentaries on the state of music at the time. “Love is Coming Down” is a fine Broadway-esque ballad sung with great strength by Roger. And of course the title track is nothing short of a classic. I think the album deserves a fresh listen. I think Endless Wire is better than the two Kenney Jones era albums as well, it was misguided in that it just didn’t sound like The Who with all the synths and drum machines and it was more like a Pete Townshend solo album featuring Roger Daltrey on vocals. The songs sounded better when they were done live on the subsequent tour with Zak Starkey on drums and Pino Palladino on bass, both who were conspicuously absent from the majority of the album. Otherwise, I’d say the list is pretty good though I might put Quadrophenia at #1 but I might be biased after having seen Pete and Roger play it in its entirety a few months ago which was one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen.
Pete has referred to “A Quick One, While He’s Away” as Tommy’s parent because it was the beginning of his experiment with the rock opera structure, not because it was literally about Tommy’s parents (that would be interesting but the two narratives, as loose as they are don’t really mesh).
I also saw them in New Jersey (maybe we were at the same show), I really was blown away. I mean I’ve always been a huge fan of The Who but I still didn’t expect a show as great as I saw. There were times when Roger and Pete were showing their age in their performances but their energy was so intact, it wasn’t a problem at all. They also have a terrific backing band and a very well put together video presentation to complement them. A week later, I went back to the Prudential Center to see the Rolling Stones. Goes without saying that those were two concerts I will never forget.
I really didn’t think somebody would beat me to it but you did.
Put Jenny Lewis in the touring band and I’m stoked!
No Love This Giant?
Hazards of Love!!!
He’s joking with her, he’s perfectly aware of how he treats his guests.
Also not really indie rock but I’m going to mention Don Was’s Brian Wilson doc “I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times” which I would recommend over sugarcoated Beach Boys films like “Endless Harmony” or “American Band” any day. It’s probably the most honest and intimate portrayal of Wilson there has ever been, with great performances and filmed in a gritty black and white that actually fits really well.
Not really an indie rock film though it is an indie film about rock which I suppose could also be called an indie rock film but “Mayor of the Sunset Strip” about the life of California DJ Rodney Bingenheimer is a really cool one.
This is a tour that needs a concert DVD.
They are both so amazing!
That opening piano riff alone is killer.
What about St. Vincent? Or does MTV not know who that is? Why am I even commenting on this irrelevant awards show?
Don’t get me wrong, I love CSN, but judging from any album they made after “Daylight Again,” they could use some new direction.