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Swap out “Shine Blockas” and “Zero” with DOOM’s “Gazillion Ear” and Wild Beasts’ “All The Kings Men” and you have my top ten.
The album ratings are the opinion of the specific writer assigned to review that album, while this list is the result of a vote by everyone at P4K. There are bound to be some discrepancies between the two.
I’ve never understood it when people claim that I must be “pretending” to enjoy a band based on their particular aversion to them. So you don’t like Dirty Projectors, that’s fine, I’m not particularly fond of McDonald’s, does that mean that everyone else eating it happily on a daily basis is faking it? No. Different people have different tastes, musical or otherwise. It’s not that big of a deal.
That’s such a cop-out. The band’s drunken stage antics hardly excuses Jared’s choice of words, or his asshole actions. He walked up to a stranger and basically said, “You’re a faggot and I don’t like you…” then recounted the event as if he were proud of it. Yup, sounds like every homophobic asshole I went to high school with.
“Lo-Fi, I love you but you’re bringing me down.”
I enjoy both bands and could care less about their little hissy-fits, but one thing I can’t stand is the casual homophobia that seems to flow from Jared’s mouth. I know his band is stuck in the sixties, but it’s actually 2009 now and that shit doesn’t fly anymore.
If we’re talking indie supergroups, Swan Lake could eat these guys alive.
She may not be a “shredder”, but she is a damn good guitar player:
I think they should have gone with “No Intention” instead.
I played the album at work to a bunch of people who had never heard them and it was the only song everyone enjoyed. To people who are already fans of the band it can seem like sort of a boring song, especially since it’s sandwiched between two monster tracks on the album, but for the uninitiated it’s probably the easiest to enjoy.
Also, everyone I’ve played the album to hates “Stillness Is The Move”.
Michael McDonald > cocaine rumors
He’s got a crazy discography spread across albums under several different aliases and a ton of guest appearances. Include the best of those and throw in a few tracks from his early 90′s KMD days and you’ve got a great compilation.
Blur reunite, Oasis breaks up and Jarvis is still kicking ass all by his lonesome. Yup, sounds about right.
“Jane Doe” was the soundtrack to my first year at college, so Converge will always hold a special place in my heart. I still think Ben Koller is one of the best drummers I’ve ever heard. This track just made my morning.
Haha! I guess I’m not a man of my word.
If Tegan & Sara ever do a song with Imogen Heap then Stereogum will implode under the massive influx of fanatical unregistered comments.
Yeah, I absolutely love Built To Spill and have no doubt that this album will kick ass, but that cover looks like a late 90′s nu-metal album. It’s giving me Korn flashbacks.
Any story about Wolfmother is a good excuse to link to this:
I love Mike Patton.
I’m ending every paragraph I write from now on with that little sentence fragment, so thanks for the inspiration. Rock Star.
*drops mic, throws up hands*
I’m pretty sure it just sounds like Radiohead.
If it is Radiohead this song is basically them in “b-side” mode. And I do not mean that in a bad way. Their b-sides are killer; “Palo Alto”, “The Trickster”, “The Amazing Sounds of Orgy”, “Bishop’s Robes”, “A Reminder”, “Kinetic”; all brilliant. Who else has b-sides that can compete with that? Pavement, maybe, but…..
Wait. What were we talking about again?
I feel like “The Future Will Come” hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. It’s easily one of my top ten records of the year, and with a year like we’ve been having that’s saying something.
Iggy Pop, Velvet Underground and Joy Division.
Did you just get into punk last month? Because there is a whole world beyond those three you just mentioned.
And I would wager that certain early 70′s Krautrock releases by bands like Neu!, Faust and Kraftwerk were a pretty big influence on Joy Division and the production styles of Martin Hannett. Does that mean Joy Division were just “regurgitating” the past?
Every band has influences, certain bands take those influences and do something great with them. Kind of like every band on that list I wrote above. Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, The Smiths, My Bloody Valentine, Hüsker Dü, Pavement and countless others have contributed more to music and culture than you have or ever will.
Learn my music history? Really?
Just for kicks, let’s take a little stroll through my post-1980 music collection:
This Heat – Deceit
Brian Eno & David Byrne – My Life In The Bush of Ghosts
Television Personalities – …And Don’t The Kids Just Love It
Black Flag – Damaged
The Clash – Sandinista!
Kraftwerk – Computer World
X – “Wild Gift”
The Gun Club – Fire of Love
Mission of Burma – Vs.
The Human League – Dare
Bauhaus – Mask
New Order – Power, Corruption and Lies
The Cure – Pornography
Madness – The Rise and Fall…
Kate Bush – The Dreaming
Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense
ESG – Come Away With ESG
Elvis Costello – Imperial Bedroom
Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
The Birthday Party – Junkyard
Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
REM – Murmur
THE THE – Soul Mining
Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones
Echo & The Bunnymen – Porcupine
U2 – War
Hüsker Dü – New Day Rising
Meat Puppets – II
Minor Threat – Out of Step
The Replacements – Let It Be
Minutemen – Double Nickels on the Dime
The Fall – This Nation’s Saving Grace
Cocteau Twins – Treasure
Mekons – Fear and Whiskey
Big Black – Atomizer
The Pogues – Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
The Smiths – Meat is Murder
The Jesus & Mary Chain – Psychocandy
Rites of Spring – Rites of Spring
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Don’t Stand Me Down
Billy Bragg – Talking With The Taxman…
Talk Talk – The Colour of Spring
Sonic Youth – EVOL
Throwing Muses – Throwing Muses
XTC – Skylarking
Bad Brains – I Against I
And that gets us to about 1986. I could go on, but typing that much was enough. Enjoy your “Eagles: Their Greatest Hits” or whatever it is you grade papers to.
“Everything after 1980 is shit.”
An album isn’t defined by the amount of tracks on it, but by it’s running time.
Most LPs fall between 30-80 minutes, while an EP would generally be 15-30 minutes. There were a number of Krautrock and Prog albums in the 70′s that were only three or four tracks but the tracks themselves would be over 20 minutes, making the albums pretty damn long. Look at at any mid-period Yes album for instance, or anything by Sunn O))).
Also, Wolf Parade’s “At Mount Zoomer” was only 9 tracks but two of them were 6 minutes long and the last one was over 10.
Plus, it ruled.
My point is: Shut up.