Man, I loved how different her voice was compared to the other ladies. She held her own, in her own way and rocked it. I loved that she was in there to spice it up and break up the similar sounds.
If velvet underground didn’t make the top 3, I would have raised an eyebrow. Alas, for once I will be okay with a top list.
“there’s still hope for Train…” really?
Man, I totally understand that when I see these lists, I’m going to disagree with some of it. Even when SG states that there is a bit of head scratching with this list, again, I reminded myself that I will never full agree with any list. But really? My Chemical Romance put out a better album then Sufjan Stevens? I can’t agree with that. I don’t want to know anyone who would agree with that. Now Black Keys and Spoon are MIA on this list too? Well that is just plain foolish. Wow, still can’t really get my head around this list. I think they just pulled names out of a hat at some points in the list. There is no other explaination.
aaaaah, you just made my day.
I agree. I also don’t think that Stereogum needed to point out a conversation they had with him a year ago. Sufjan has changed his style, he’s worked hard, he’s grown and he wanted to try something different, something he’s never done before. I think he, as well as all of us, are allowed to change our minds. Sufjan changed his mind, he wanted to do a late night show. Maybe with all the challenges he faced with his health over the past year and a bit, he decided to live a little, shake things up.
Given the extensive change in sound and style, it should be obvious that he may do things he wouldn’t have done in the past.
I miss Sufjan, will he stop being selfish by keeping that voice to himself? I love the BQE, but I loved his albums more. This was tease…
If this is the only outlet for intelligent, thought provoking, amazing artists, I’ll take it. I’d rather see Justin Vernon’s face than another picture of any character from ‘The Hills’ or the trash that the jersey shore washed up onto MTV.
I’m welcoming amazing artists into mainstream, that way when my cd player blows in my car, I don’t have to sit in rush hour traffic in silence in protest of Brittney’s computerized voice on the radio.
Because of the brilliant Alex Patsavas and her kick ass music supervision company, chopshop music.
What kind of world do we live in that Queen Latifah makes this list but Mc Lyte does not, and there is no Sufjan acknowledgement. Spin, who made your list? What sad world are you living in?
NO SUFJAN STEVENS??!?!
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC LIST IS THIS?
Good question. WHERE IS ‘MEAT IS MURDER’?!?!
I’m not sure how I feel about this list at all.
I agree with you completely. Lady Gaga has stepped outside of the box with her preformances and tried to say something simply more than just dance and sing on a stage, but that’s as far as it goes. And all the product placement in ‘telephone’ was that necessary? She was so close to becoming more than a pop star until she did that. chuckjones above mentions how MIA isn’t only getting the attention because she mentions Gaga. If Gaga is so influencial and so powerful why is she busting out all this bogus product placement in her “art”? MIA sings about politics, she eats, sleeps and breathes world issues, she’s not just doing an artistic performance at an awards show.