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Also underrated in the Gummy game: Denise Nouvion of Memoryhouse. Bringing out the inner boners since 2010, and apparently crassness.
I agree that she’s not healthy looking and her disorder should certainly not be romanticized or celebrated but this is something she already knows. One of the last things a person with a disorder wants to hear is how much another prefers the exact opposite of the disorder. It’s almost tantamount to telling a clinically depressed individual that they should smile more; shit’s maddening. I’m sure you’re a chill dude and this is is me, but whenever I hear “I like my women with a little meat on them”, it’s almost like telling the woman they should eat more, as if they haven’t processed all thoughts typically attendant with the disorder.
But, yeah, apologies for the detour, this is the GUMMY CRUSHES. I’m still a little sore over the fact that Eleanor Friedberger has yet to crack the list despite being an embarrassingly beautiful prominent independent musician since the Gummy’s inception. I’m certain she has something for 2013—hopefully with Matt—so I think now’s the best time to announce her candidacy for the 2013 version. Wherever there’s a post related to her, I’ll be there, Tom Joad-style.
I’m sure at least three Dirty Projectors could have placed as well.
I think St. Vincent and Sufjan will be near the top of these lists until the very end even if they spend all of the next year as shut-ins.
Does Daughn Gibson or Julia Holter not have followings on Stereogum? They’ve made waves pretty much everywhere else. Holter released the best album of the year even. I would totally sneak quasi-creepy glances at her on the El.
Fiona’s beautiful with or without the “meat”. Ideally, there’d be a moratorium on dudes saying “I like my women with a little meat on them”.
Song: Bat for Lashes – “Laura”
Video: Scott Walker – “Epizootics!”
New Act: Holly Herndon (uncertain of what qualifies as new; otherwise, Holter or Elite Gymnastics)
Male Crush: Daughn Gibson
Female: Julia Holter (although I forgot about Denise Nouvion from Memoryhouse)
Sufjan & St. Vincent can’t win it every year folks, especially during years where they didn’t release anything (Sufjan last year). And especially when Eleanor Friedberger failed to crack the top ten last year. I take this shit seriously. It’s all I have.
Julia Holter – Ekstasis
I thought this was out on Siltbreeze? Anyway, a perpetually underrated band. Last year’s record was either their best since “Rip it Off” or better.
While I’m sure the latest Swans album transcends any ideas of private listening and should best be experienced communally, I would tell the person playing my favorite album in public to “headphone it”.
Dudes, get some headphones. Don’t be that person. I have not heard “The Seer” yet but the new Matthew Dear album is fairly staggering—definitely one that’s either flying under the radar or finding itself underappreciated.