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While I’m still not sure about the album as a whole, Giorgio By Moroder, Get Lucky and Contact are killer tracks.
Don’t be put off by the admittedly ridiculous name! Great album.
I did my first listen just after doing a rad kick flip over a bridge while getting a sick tattoo that says “summer” and all the windows were open.
Reminds me of: “Still, i’m a student, of the drums. And i’m also a teacher of the drums too”
It’s interesting actually.
Pitchfork have been hyping this for a while now, and have a Daft Punk cover story coming out tomorrow (which they released a video ad for…?), they gave Get Lucky BNT, have given constant updates on Daft Punk activity…
They’ve almost backed themselves into a corner where they have to give RAM best new music, or end up looking like they backed the wrong horse.
On my third listen now, growing on me slightly.
My first impression was not so good, however, I do need to accept the possibility of a record so excellent I don’t understand it yet.
No, but seriously, sometimes my first impressions can be so so wrong. I genuinely hope I come to love this, because I love loving albums.
What’s the general consensus here? In my own opinion, it’s a bit of a let down. Feels somewhat empty…
But, hey, I hope I turn out to be wrong…
It’s damn catchy. As is I Need My Girl. I’ve been humming that shit all day.
This is another great album from the National. Listened 6/7 times today. Great day.
Also, James Blake’s Overgrown is so great, Merchandise killed it for me, and we’ve got a BoC album on the way! And I’m excited for Kanye.
2013 is just kicking every other year’s ass so far.
I’m getting strong Joy Division vibes off this, and the same with their previous singles and live EP. Flying To Berlin/Colony anyone? And I have absolutely no problem with that.
Absolutely love this album. Can’t get enough of it.
You’re damn right it is. Damn right.
What does everyone think of Savages’ Silence Yourself?
I think it’s fantastic. One of my favourites so far this year. Such an impressive debut. I can’t stop listening to it.
Pretty tasteless joke, even if Richard Manuel hadn’t died the way he did, but even worse since he did.
I clicked on this thinking “If The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down isn’t number 1, somebody is going to die.” Everyone is safe tonight.
Absolutely love it.
Top 3 are all such great albums. They’re almost equal for me, but if I had to split them it would probably be in this order.
Justice called to apologise for their previous phone call, as they have since noticed that this was recorded in 2002.
P4K should definitely go over 9 here. Realistically we’re looking at 8.8-9.2 from them. I can’t get enough of it.
A NEW mbv album, a NEW Daft Punk album, 15 NEW Arrested Development episodes, a NEW BoC album, a NEW nmh tour(and music if we’re lucky).
Why do you so quickly dismiss those who have made great art in the past? I hate this idea that those who have done something great should stop and just wallow in that success. It’s an epidemic in indie culture.
Maybe the new material will be a failure(mbv and Bowie didn’t disappoint me anyway). Maybe the new AD episodes won’t be funny. I’ll be the first to acknowledge that if it is the case. For example, Community has sucked this season, except for one episode, but that doesn’t make the first 3 seasons any less amazing to me.
Just… lighten up a bit.
Agree with everything you said here. Such a fantastic debut. I’d encourage anyone to listen this monster. I already know Silence Yourself is going to be one of my favourite albums of the year.
How about we start with you forgetting your password for Stereogum?
An MBV album, a Bowie album, Daft Punk on the way, Arrested Development in May, Boards of Canada on the way, NMH are back…
2013 you sonuvabitch.