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Not to say that’s a bad thing per se.
I agree with the last part; the whole album struck me as something a vinyl-enthusiast would put on at an apartment party.
Pretty good, but not deserving of the hype it’s gotten (but albums rarely are). I do like the ‘new’ sound though. Funky as fuck.
And am I the only one who’s in love with “Doin’ in Right”? I think it’s one of the stronger songs on the album but all it seems to get is hate from the comments I’ve read here. It’s summer drive-with-the-windows-down at night music if I’ve ever heard it.
I read an interview where Matt said they’re considering putting out another record next year as they had 30-35 songs done/partially done. Wouldn’t be surprised if they did if that’s the case.
Listened to the whole thing straight through today on the ride over my Ma’s house. I’m absolutely floored. I’ve always liked The National and thought it couldn’t get much better than HV (which is great but definitely has ebbs and flows). I loved this one from beginning to end. The arrangements are perfect and while there’s not immediately obvious lyrical hooks, there were a couple times when I’d be listening and Matt would sing some line that just cut right through. Can’t wait to see them at Barclay’s in June and then at Bonnaroo a week later.
Looking forward to the album, but I’m not sold on the first song “Mosquito”. I’m not sure if it was the audio or that I just really didn’t like that song at all.
I’d honestly want another In Rainbows.
Felt like it found the perfect balance between Thom’s more electronic sounding ideas and the full band sound of Radiohead.
What the fuck is wrong with you?
Holy shit this is fantastic. It’s like if Toro y Moi’s latest was given two bars of Xanax and just chilled.
Somehow I imagine Wayne Coyne doing this literally every day with a different family.
That record cover is what happens when the Nevermind baby let the fame go to his head.
You gotta pay the troll toll to get into this boy’s soul.
I think people are more excited over the fact that new Bowie is coming rather than the single.
It’s not a bad song (I’d even call it good), but definitely not his best.
Please tell me this means we’ll get a Thom Yorke song sampling “Whip my Hair”.
I agree to a point, but the closest comparison you have is Nirvana ending prematurely. LCD was easily the band of my teenage years (turned 21 a few weeks after the final concert) and it’s pretty upsetting (and ironic) that the biggest part I’ll have of my formative years, musically, won’t be there to mature with me.
Guess it’s time to grow old with those memories.
I could swear I saw something on Wayne’s twitter saying early 2013.
They’ve been playing a bunch of new songs live recently. I think about 4 so far.
Easily my most anticipated album next year. I’ve been without new Matt Behringer crooning for far too long.
But they gave Centipede Hz a 7.4. HOW CAN THIS BE?!?!?!?!?
Definitely looking forward to Foals, Vampire Weekend, Toro y Moi, and James Blake.
And here’s hoping that just because the Arcade Fire album is likely out in late 2013 that they can still find their way to Coachella/Bonnaroo etc this year.
Oh wow. That Mumford and Sons impression is spot on in that it sounds like every song they’ve ever written.
I really don’t think you can omit songs like “Suzanne” and “Hallelujah” simply because they’ve become his most known and oft covered songs. “Hallelujah” is easily one of the best songs of Cohen’s career and one of the best songs ever. I don’t disagree with the choices you made; they’re all lovely songs. But to omit one for it’s popularity seems to be a trend with Stereogum’s “Best of” lists (see “My Girls” by Animal Collective, etc).
Really, you’re shooting yourself in the foot. As I said before, music is a subjective thing, same as art in all its forms. Are we gonna say Joyce was a more brilliant writer than Whitman? Or that Picasso is more beautiful than Van Gogh?
You simply can’t quantify those things. You can have preference but not authority to deem one more important/better than another. I’m not saying that any era of music is equally as good as another; that’s you making up an argument and telling me that I said it.
99% of musicians never made anything off record sales? Please, tell me where you’re getting your info from. I never argued that musicians have, with only some exceptions, been shafted by record companies. That still pretty much exists today. But the fact remains that more people bought music then (especially physical copies) than they do now. More revenue=more money for the band, no matter how small the cut is. And the argument, again, wasn’t that bands today can more easily spread their music. Obviously that’s the case. But the same tool allows people to download their stuff for free. You didn’t have that back in the 90s.
Please, write a book on what music you think is the best, just so I know exactly what to think when someone asks me.