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Personal lists, anybody? Mine is similar the stereogum’s, but:
10. Daft Punk is playing at my house
9. New York, I love you
8. Get Innocuous
7. Sound of silver
6. All I want
5. Losing my edge
4. Dance yrself clean
2. Someone Great
1. All My Friends
A proper introduction would just be to listen to the albums. They aren’t that long and the songs flow really well together. I personally started with Sound of Silver, but I’m sure others would have you start with earlier stuff.
agreed, “You Wanted a Hit” is a funny concept but honestly one of the weakest tracks on Is This Happening.
A coworker of mine pointed out that they’ll probably do a whole remix album which will be a lot better.
I dig the album so far, but it is a little slow at points.
there they are! I refreshed a few times and it wasn’t working, but all is well in the world.
For some reason I can only see 5 photos?
I always took it as less “hipster backlash” and more that everyone realized what a giant douchebag Oberst is.
15 year-old me is happy that “Let’s not shit ourselves” is on here. I’m sure 15 year-old me is also pissed that both “bowl of oranges” and “lover I don’t have to love” aren’t on here.
as much as I know everyone likes mocking hipsters, this feels pretty fake.
I have no problem with this list, though I’d probably have a different one if I were to make it. “Boodbuzz Ohio” is absolute perfection, one of those songs that always surprises me no matter how many times I play it. Overall, the National are just a really consistent band, so how about we just consider all of their songs to be the best? (ok, they do have some duds, but trying to pick 10 songs is just cruel)
“Diane Young” sounds like Buddy Holly on speed. So much fun.
Haters gonna hate
Upvote because I felt the same way for a very long time. I can see why people love it (Third Planet into Gravity Rides is just perfection), but honestly it’s my least-revisited MM album.
I know I’m in the minority but both “Good News” and “We were dead” have grown on me infinitely since they came out. “Good News” especially was a bit disappointing when it first came out, but repeated listenings have made me love it. “Bukowski” is hands down my favorite MM song.
I’m not really going to comment on the rankings of this list, though having Lonesome at #1 seems a bit safe (in a snobby “I have better taste because I’ve been listening to them since they started” way).
Akron/family is one of those bands that puts out awesome singles, but the rest of the album is just not good. This song is wonderful, but I’m assuming the rest of the album is going to be drawn-out psychedelia. Their first album is perfection, but then they decided to get weird. I am not weird enough for them.
The kind of blatent advertising for the new windows tablet ruined this a little bit.
There was a compilation of tweets a few months ago, I believe on Buzzfeed, of Brown fans saying they want him to beat them, because they love him so much. It was really terrifying to read.
It’s catchy, I’ll give them that.
I just don’t want an entire mediocre album to taint my love of Give Up. That album exists in a bubble of time that can’t ever be recreated.
I’m just pretending they’re winning all this for their first album, which I really enjoy.
This sounds so much like an Andy Samberg/Justin Timberlake collaboration. I love it.
I find it funny that a group’s most popular song is finally put on the list and everyone gets just as mad as when it’s left off.
I don’t know Outkast well enough to know how solid this list is, but I do now want to go check out the tracks I’m not familiar with.
Yes, Is This It is derivative and holds its influences on its sleeve (I hear the Velvet Underground more than Tom Petty). Yes, I was 13 when I first heard it and didn’t know music as well, so it sounded new to me…
…but Is This It came out at a time when rap-rock (Linkin Park) and “punk” (New Found Glory) were popular, so compared to that Is This It was a breath of fresh air. What I pointed out above is that rather than actually make something a little bit against the mainstream, this just feels like a lot of bands out there. And yes, I’m sure there were plenty of garage rock bands around in the 90s before the Strokes, they just didn’t blow up like the Strokes did.
Of course, this is my opinion. And I know I’m in the minority. I apologize for thinking differently.
Ok, so I’m guess I’m the only one who reacted to this song with “Well, I guess the Stokes are just following the music trends.” I don’t care if they bring back garage rock, but this song just sounds like a lot of other things that have come out lately. It’s annoying bordering on boring.
it’s less asking them to do it again and more asking them to actually use the talented members. If I could name a really talented drummer right now I’d use the analogy of [insert band here] using a drum machine instead of [insert drummer here]
Also, I personally am tired of the electronic/digital direction that indie rock seems to be taking lately.
or it could be because Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr are actually good guitarists….
also, possibly the fact that the Strokes kind of reincarnated garage rock in the early ’00s
(I can’t believe I responded to this)