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I guess it’s cool to be conscious this week is it? You know, just like it used to be cool to rap about how rich you are? For ‘cool’ read ‘marketable’ by the way.
As someone who’s never really been that into VW, I read the semi-ecstatic reviews of the album and thought “Hey, why not give them another shot?”, bought the album this morning, listened to it a couple of times at work and weeeell…. I’m still not getting it. Having read the above comments though I’m going to stick with it and hope I get one of those glorious “Oooooh, now I get it” moments.
Although attempting this will be made slightly harder by the fact I just picked up Monomania the other day and really don’t want to stop listening to it.
A Kings Of Leon song that doesn’t totally suck ass? It’s been a while.
I’ll take the stoner-surrealism of Death Shark and his verse on Amazing over this cliched posturing anyday.
I love the album but having seen them twice and having seen this, they still really need to tighten up their live game.
Wow! I was half expecting a disaster but this is lovely stuff.
Overrated does have two r’s doesn’t it? Apparently these guys are the new Vaccines, like the world needed such a thing.
One day The National will write a bad song. That would be newsworthy indeed.
Is this not just some sort of unneccessary commentary on how, if an alien came to Earth and saw all the bad shit humans do to each other, he would probably kill our babies so as not to perpetuate it? Pretty silly video all the same.
As a firm believer that Cherish The Light Years was hugely underrated, this makes me happy.
212 = Awesome! Everything else since then = Terrible.
Can’t wait for this album. Hopefully they’ll be at Glasto or Latitude again too this year, they’re awesome live.
“Have a nice life dick!”. Seriously? That’s the best putdown they could come up with?
It’s only predictable because it’s so very correct.
I would have had ‘Thinking Of A Dream…’ in there but I agree with the top two especially. The Rat is probably my favourite song of all time. It’s certainly the only song I can think of where I’ve never gone through a period of not being that fussed about hearing it.
But why? Surely all that matters is that you love it?
Wow! There are really people who think Victoria Legrand and Sharon Van Etten are hotter than Jenny Lee Lindberg? Jenny is hotter than everyone on this list combined and makes better music than most of them too.
@Raptor – Surely you mean a greatest hits from between the ‘three’? Ex-Military is great and Takyon and Guillotine are still two of my favourite Death Grips tracks.
Well at least you’re concentrating on what’s important.
For the temerity of dissing Alt-J, I shall inflict my surname on yours.
Downvoted for being the token “Downvoted for being the token “You don’t have the thing I like? Your list is irrelevant” comment.” comment. Seriously, it’s a Best Of list. What else is there to say other than “Hey you didn’t have this that I like” or “Hey you had this that I like!” you absolute cretin.
No Alt-J? No Polica? No Death Grips? No respect.
Kitandholly is/are kind of right though. Most of us could give a shit about R&B either. Only 13 year old girls listen to R&B over here.
Totally agree. Alt-J is my favourite of the year, closely followed by Dirty Projectors and after initially disliking the Maccabees album I soon grew to love it. Pitchfork regularly gives British bands a hard time for some reason (Radiohead excepted (but how could they not?)).
Please don’t ever make the mistake of thinking that NME represents England in any way, shape or form.