Between this and Charli XCX’s cover of the Backstreet Boys, it has been a strange but fantastic week for covers!
Ho-lee crap. Summer REALLY can’t come quick enough….
I’m pretty sure the cut-off date for eligible releases to be considered is at the end of September. Since good kid, m.A.A.d city didn’t come out until October, Kendrick just missed it. Here’s to hoping he gets some recognition in 2014.
LOVED this video! It also contained the best depiction of a girl’s bathroom at a show I’ve ever seen.
Completely agree, they were awesome! Unfortunately, he hasn’t done anything for the show in quite a few seasons and SYTYCD has suffered because of it in my opinion. Wish they could get him to come back for at least a routine or two.
I don’t think I’ve ever wished for something to be real as much as this.
Amazing, per usual. It’s going to be torture to have to wait until June for the album release.
Every time they release a new song – Cantrell, Kinney, and Inez come in with the intro – and I think, “Wow, pretty good.” Then DuVall starts singing and it sounds so eerily like Layne that I get disgusted and turn it off.
I forced myself to listen to “Hollow” the whole way through this time. I’ll admit it, it’s decent, and it definitely sounds like AIC. But then comes the sad realization that it’s really not, and I’m disgusted once again.
*male and female, that is.
I am proud to say I am one of the 11 straight women on Stereogum, whoohoo!
And as one of few straight women, I also voted for both male and indie crushes. Pretty surprised Charli XCX didn’t make the cut. Admittedly, I took the shallow way out and also voted for Sufjan purely based on looks.
I personally voted for AlunaGeorge, but I completely agree with this as well. Children of Desire is great!
My vote was for El-P’s “The Full Retard,” but “Bad Girls” and “Big Beast” were definitely close behind.
Was about to post the same thing, love that Title Fight was included in the Top 10 as Floral Green is ranked pretty high on my list as well. Joyce Manor too. Overall, best year-end list I’ve seen so far, props Michael_!
Just seeing their name brought back horrid memories of 2004 when kids used to walk around with “Ohio is for Lovers” T-shirts on.
Good list, admittedly an almost impossible one to make but… nothing from Ultra?? Maybe it’s just because that’s the album that ultimately got me into DM, but I would have at least included either “Barrel of a Gun” or “Home” somewhere in there.
Ha! Clips of Hey Arnold! Awesome.
Seriously can’t get enough of these guys, very much anticipating their full-length next year.
Great article! Never knew “Junkhead” through “Angry Chair” was originally intended to be a concept piece. AIC was one of the first bands I latched on to in my early teens, so it was refreshing to learn something new about an album I used to listen to constantly.