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May the robots bless you this summer with sweaty dance parties.
I’d say it’s the other way around, based on the pics I’ve seen of Kim.
Ahhh, so it’s actually sampling Marilyn Manson? Which song?
That intro beat reminds me of that sports arena song “Rock and Roll Part 2″ by Gary Glitter. Also known as “The Hey Song” (had to Google that…) and also a little bit of “Yadnus” by !!!
It caught me off guard as something very familiar. Figured I’d return here with my results for anybody else wondering if they’d heard something similar.
That being said… OH HELL YES! ANGRY KANYE IS THE BEST KANYE!
In a week filled with Daft Punk and LCD Soundsystem comments, new album announcements from Franz Ferdinand & Fuck Buttons and now today with After Dark 2 finally seeing a release… Let’s all pause and acknowledge the most important thing about this week:
Vampire Weekend hit it out of the park with their third LP. Seriously. What a damn fine album. I laid down with the lyrics on Tuesday and had a fucking read-a-long. So good.
Here’s the actual tracklist. Looks like they changed the sequencing from last time we heard from the Italians. Also “Looking for Love” is no longer fifteen minutes :(
01 Glass Candy – “Warm In The Winter”
02 Desire – “Tears From Heaven”
03 Mirage – “Let’s Kiss”
04 Appaloosa – “Fill The Blanks”
05 Chromatics – “Looking For Love”
06 Symmetry – “Heart Of Darkness”
07 Chromatics – “Camera”
08 Twisted Wires – “Half Lives”
09 Glass Candy – “The Possessed”
10 Chromatics – “Cherry”
11 Glass Candy – “Beautiful Object”
12 Farah – “Into Eternity”
13 Appaloosa – “Intimate”
14 Mike Simonetti – “The Magician”
15 Glass Candy – “Redheads Feel More Pain”
The following songs either got removed or renamed:
Desire – “The Nightshift”
Glass Candy – “Pain Relief Is Fun”
Chromatics – “House Of Models”
Chromatics – “Johanna”
Mirage – “Lucifer”
Glass Candy – “Soft Celebration”
Helps explain the delay.
“Within” is soooooo necessary. It’s the biggest example of what I was referencing when I said, “…cradles you gently when it brings you down…”
After my first listen of “Giorgio by Moroder” I was so leveled and borderline exhausted from keeping up with that tracks MANY beautiful details. Then with that outro where it…. oh fuck I can’t describe it but ya’ll have heard it! It drains me! There is no way I would’ve been able to handle going right into another dance number after that track.
It’s a perfect piano melody that rolls around your head without leaving me behind on the journey. Then I feel with “Instant Crush” they’re still building you back up to the bigger dance numbers. It reminded me of the two chill tracks, also in the #4 & #5 slots, on My Bloody Valentine’s album. A good part in the album to stop, take a breath, and then continue on with the bizness.
Another great new band announcement! YAY Today!
OH GOD IT’S HAPPENING!
Been looking forward to this for awhile. “Tarot Sport” is a classic album. Can’t wait!
It feels almost like a concession at that point of the album. Almost as if they realize how far out of space they went with this one and decided to throw a few of us a bone.
I agree Panda Bear’s voice doesn’t really take me to dance nirvana, but given it’s the penultimate track, it works as a “last dance” moment on the album. Bittersweet in that it’s a lot of fun but it also means the album is almost finished (which I guess is a good thing for some?)
Just noticed p4k bnt’d it. I’m cool with it. It’s definitely an ear worm.
Others here will downvote you for comparing RAM to Discovery, but it’s the only other Daft Punk album that I could possibly compare it to as well. The variation from track to track, how it holds your hand and takes you higher and then cradles you gently when it brings you down in between tracks.
And I sort of see the connection between Kaputt and this album, but insofar as Kaputt was my favorite album of 2011 and this album, with a few more listens, will be a contender for top spot at the end of this year, I can see it.
Also can we just stop talking about “expectations” and “too much hype” at this point? Fuck hype, fuck your expectations, those things should not hold ANY weight on how the music SOUNDS. I can’t wait to have a physical copy of this, yes I’ll agree, magnum opus.
It’s one of my current favorites. Was just listening to it in the car on my way into work and that bass KICKS!
I guess it doesn’t bother me when Panda Bear’s voice enters the equation because his voice is always a welcome sound. If anything I wish it was longer.
“Doin’ It Right” along with “Get Lucky” and “Lose Yourself to Dance” and “Give Life Back to Music” are the most immediate dance tracks on this album. I’d consider those the “bangers” even though they don’t bang, per se, but they do make my body want to get up and dance.
I mean, I wasn’t alive during the disco heyday, so maybe that’s why I enjoy getting down to these cuts?
tl;dr I LOVE LCD Soundsystem and was let down by “This Is Happening” *shrug*
When I sing along to “All My Friends” I think of you guys.
So for my birthday this year my sister got me “This Is Happening” on vinyl, knowing all too well my thoughts on that album. My reaction was pretty priceless, just a dead stare and no sound. Probably the least amped I’ve ever been getting a free record.
I think this section needs to take a note from Hartford above: Rename this whole “Best songs, albums, w/e” section “Potatoes Potatuhs” because honestly that’s all this is. happening. dammit.
Hey I like “is this it” lol
You can’t even get the album name right, POINT PROVEN lol
Initial Reaction: “Oh God…”
The top 3 is correct as far as I can tell. “Someone Great” into “All My Friends” is the greatest moment in the LCD Soundsystem discography.
But then “North American Scum” at #4 ? I know it was technically the single that really shot him out there and made the band name better known… but I don’t think it’s better than “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” (as long as we’re talking about “singles” from his albums).
Then “Dance Yrself Clean” — I realize this will be an unpopular opinion, but this is how I feel. First off: “Get Innocuous” >>>>> “Dance Yrself Clean”
Harley even outlines a lot of the reasons I dislike DYC: “…may as well have been written as a merry “fuck you” to the industry archetypes” OR as a direct fuck you to me as a listener. It does tick on for a few minutes, THREE WHOLE MINUTES and the result DOES have you twisting the volume knob throughout the song: “…it’s almost worth endlessly twiddling the volume knob for most of the song’s eight minutes” almost, but not for me.
I’d probably be more forgiving of “Dance Yrself Clean” IF THE SAME GUY didn’t make “Get Innocuous”. THAT’S an intro track right there! That’s a song that will actually let me dance from the get-go because it’s your classic slow build. Plus no lyrics off the bat, just that sexy dance beat sinking into my skin. So yeah, had James not ALREADY made a timeless intro track, I wouldn’t have felt DYC failed on so many levels. Hell, even in “Shut Up and Play the Hits” they edit that intro down to make it pop faster.
Even after admitting my distaste for “This Is Happening”, even I can say “Home” should be on that list over “You Wanted A Hit”. That song always pissed me off as a center-piece. Talk about blue balls. Builds, and builds, and builds, and builds to… one minute of distorted guitar? Cool, yes, actually, I DID want a hit, jerk. But “Home” is a good song and I can’t even deny that one.
45:33 is a hilarious addition and I don’t think anybody can step to that decision. How can you knock a 45 minutes song that’s actually terrific? All that being said, in the end, the two songs that should always be considered in the grand canon of “THE BEST” LCD Soundsystem songs are:
“Yeah (Crass Version)”
So you missed two, not bad! Well, three if you take my opinion on “Get Innocuous” — but still, better list than most on this site.
Suave, KiDCHAIR, fucken’ SUAVE!
First off, kudos for holding out on the physical copy. I think WE ALL should’ve held out for one. The way the leak was covered Monday felt like a race. QUICK! EVERYONE LISTEN TO DAFT PUNK NOW OR IT’LL BE GONE FOR GOOD! But it’s a dense album and needs to be cradled with the delicacy of Taco holding that wine glass.
Maybe listening to it on good headphones helped, or maybe the fact that it had me dancing and grooving on the first track helped my overall enjoyment. It’s good! The conversation below about Pitchfork backing themselves in a corner is hilarious, because no, they didn’t. They’re going to give this album BNM and at least a 9.0 and everyone here turned off by the album will have some serious questions or some serious HOMEWORK.
This happens though. I remember when everyone went apeshit for LCD Soundsystem’s “This Is Happening” (an album I still don’t care about) and feeling sort of left out. Like I was missing something. Maybe that’s happening with this album, but really I feel it’s still too new and requires MANY listens to fully appreciate.
I said it above, I’ll say it again: If “Giorgio by Moroder” doesn’t blow your fucking mind, then you’re doing something wrong.
Double LP. 180grams. Gatefold. The cover probably has a glossy cover like their other records. Maybe it comes with a CD of the album? At least some HQ download codes.
Killer Mike’s “R.A.P. Music” cost me between 30 and 40 dollars last year, which I thought was egregious. Turned out to not only be one of my favorite albums of the year, but the vinyl packaging was top notch. They probably put a lot of time into the vinyl release. They DID show it off on their spaceship!
Now, Rob Lowe, Parks & Rec, I LITERALLY love every song on this album.
It’s different, but hopefully we’re getting used to that trend. The Knife, The Strokes, The Flaming Lips and Phoenix to varying degrees (I’d say those four examples would be highest to lowest) have all thrown us some curve ball albums that went away from the sound they’d established on previous albums. But how many times are we going to have the conversation of: “This doesn’t sound like their previous albums!” or “This doesn’t sound like this band at all!”
Seems like we have some sleeper hits on our hands here coming on the halfway mark of 2013. What better way to acknowledge this with Random Access Memories. Jesus this album is a beast! Can we start with “Giorgio by Moroder” because that song has GOT to be the best song on here. I know it’s too early to tell, and certainly “Lose Yourself to Dance” or “Get Lucky” may end up being THE best because those are eternal dance party staples… forever. Get used to ‘em. But “Giorgio by Moroder” has to be the “album’s” best song. What an accomplishment! The interview breakdown, the meticulous drums, the super length and then that sub bass ending? Guuuhhhhh. Brutal.
So songs like “Within” and “Instant Crush” make sense sequencing wise following that big badass track. Julien’s introduction into the mix reveals another amazing thing DP are doing on RAM. They’re seemingly appealing across the board by integrating important musical talents from various generations. This rings true later with Panda Bear and of course with all the other heavy hitters on this album that I know I’m too young to properly address or even pretend to understand their importance. Just saying. The guests here help the process of DP redefining their sound as there are NUMEROUS occasions on this album where you completely forget you’re listening to a Daft Punk album.
“Touch” is a big WTF. It unveils itself patiently and blooms into one of the lushest tracks on the album. A deserving centerpiece, especially considering it’s the bridge between the two Pharrell tracks (IMHO the two most replay worthy songs on this album).
I get a “Digital Love” vibe from “The Game of Love” and I mean that positively. I wasn’t an instant fan of the former but “The Game of Love” is a sincere and beautiful cut. There isn’t another song on RAM quite like it. It is credited to the DP duo only (just like my other early favorite – “Motherboard”).
First song is great, got me moving. Last song, psssshhhhh whaaaat?! Starts out sounding a bit like M83 before dropping in the space ascension broadcast sample like The Orb and then kicking into overdrive like Justice and then beats on those drums like any band that ever bothered to be worth a damn and then dissolves into a static blast that makes me remember “Da Funk” and “Alive” and “look!” there’s Discovery and Ironman dancing to “Robot Rock” and then it dissolves before I can wave at everybody and the station changes. Frequency terminated.
So what’s the fuss? It’s obvious this isn’t the album to throw on in your office on a Monday. This is an adventure album that deserves all of your attention, because it rewards it. I’ve only heard it once but I thoroughly enjoyed that one listen. I can tell by the ground it covers musically that it can be nothing other than a classic album and essential listening for this year in music. Over time, probably essential listening along with every other Daft Punk album. They said it’d be random. Memories are different. The ads leading up to it showed them playing guitars. This stuff will kill live. Daft Punk will prove these songs in due time. They did it in 2006 after “Human After All” was received to mixed response. They’ll do it in 2014 and it’ll be next level.
That’s what I believe.
tl;dr I feel confident that d-titties is out there somewhere washing his pantaloons because of this album
HERE’S MY OPINION AND I HAVEN’T LISTENED TO IT.
They spent YEARS making these songs and WE have the mental capacity to determine its quality in AN HOUR???
I’m literally asking: do we possess that power?
Oh God… “Come Back” was literally a top 5 favorite song of last year. Even ordered the special 10″ through Audraglint and still throw it on from time to time. As an “Octet” diehard… those 9 minutes of spaced out guitar do me in every. time.
Floodlight Collective is good stuff, SAAAD knocks it outta the park, but I remember spinning it a lot. Namely “Antoine” and the back side of that album in general.
Sloth — now there is a top songs list! “Spring Hall Convert” is seriously one of the most magical pieces of music put out. It’s the song that transitions Cryptograms into its back half… flawlessly. I remember introducing it to some friends years ago and them losing their mind. Solid Weird Era choices as well.
So much diversity on Weird Era, Cont. I love all the interludes and instrumental tracks that piece it together. Not to mention if you listen to it in conjunction with Microcastle, “Calvary Scars II / Aux. Out” gives that whole thing a proper closing track. Carbon Lake is a good track, not a better closing track than “Heatherwood”, which initially left me somewhat disappointed with “Microcastle”. But then with Weird Era bringing in Calvary Scars II… it felt like the album’s proper closer.
“He Would Have Laughed” is terrific, and the fact it’s a dedication to Jay Reatard makes me love it more. But I can’t help but think it’s just a Bradford solo outro and I prefer closers that sound like the whole band was involved.
It’s LITERALLY the penultimate song.
I feel like the actual song “Cryptograms” gets overlooked, because those lyrics were insta-memorable when I first heard them. I could probably type them out from memory without looking up the lyrics, because it isn’t just that good, it’s that powerful.
I realize many people dismiss Cryptograms, but seeing as how they’ve moved away from that sound over the years, it will only grow as a timeless classic. The fact that it’s basically two different albums back to back (when you throw in Fluorescent Grey EP) it stands out as something too amazing to dismiss.