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I’m pretty sure this whole list was just mean to spark violently righteous indignation amongst the readers of websites like stereogum. Kind of juvenile, but hey, ’tis RS.
hell, I’ll take the kick drum from Levee any day of the week.
I love Air, but this was a little disappointing. They’re at their best when they cut through the prettiness with a little bit of quirk, like Sexy Boy (made ironic by the gorilla doll in the video!), or the whistling in Alpha Beta Gaga. This one felt a little phoned in….like the lads woke up one morning and thought, “hmmm what would Air do?”
About five years ago I was driving alone through the Mojave desert near Edwards AFB at night. It was so dark, all I could see was yellow lane marker flashing by and the stars above; with no external reference point, it felt like I was flying through space. And then, of the 20,000 or so songs on my iPod, the shuffler decided to play Soon. Despite all the people I’ve loved and the good times I’ve had with them, if there were one moment in my life I could call perfect, I think that might be it.
I will wear a bucket hat in honor of Reni tomorrow!!!
Where’s Patrick and Eugene?!
Why is this even on Stereogum? I feel like you’ve trolled your own site. You know it’s just going to launch the readers into a paroxysm of obscurantist one-upsmanship. That having been said, numbers 91 and 77 (I can’t even type the names or my fingers will start to bleed) make me want to gouge my eyes out and drill out my eardrums with a Dremmel. That having been said, there’s some good stuff on here…White Stripes, Gnarls Barkley, the Darkness, 99 Problems.
daaaaaah! typo. Ecc. 1:9
I might agree, but (and this is overexaggerating by 50,000 miles), but that’s like saying that the protests in Cairo that overthrew Mubarak are trite repackagings of MLK, Gandhi, Bonhoeffer, etc. I’d quote Ecclesiastes 1:19 here, but that was probably ripped off of something else, too. Anyway, it might be repackaged, but if it weren’t for such things, we’d still be living in caves and rocks would be high technology.
Lovelovelove the music, hatehatehate the video. Quirk is so 2005.
Perhaps they just want to help out a worthy charity? Perhaps earnestness is the new irony?
I will now always associate HP with prostitution, transsexual prostitution, anonymous oral sex, and heroin. I think I’ll double glove the next time I have to change the toner on my printer. Nice job, guys!
Be a man, James. Drop a bowling ball on your foot and cancel the show…..your contract must have an out clause.
Must disagree with including the Black Keys here. Tighten Up was cute. This? Well in the words of Walter Sobchak (about the only movie character from the 90s and 00s not referenced here), “OVER THE LINE!” Being consciously/mockingly/ironically derivative of something that is itself consciously/mockingly/ironically derivative is no good, no good at all.
Love the sanso-xtro, though.