I remember my mom playing Voodoo on repeat when I was like 7. Didn't appreciate it then, but it looks like I'll have to revisit that.
You know, upon further reflection I distinctly remember the "untitled (how does it feel)" track from high school. But I'll definitely give the album a few proper listens. And get my groove on.
12/31: Derek Plaslaiko, Dave Aju @ f8
1/8: Tamaryn @ The Chapel
1/28: Beacon @ The Rickshaw Stop
1/29: Ty Segall, Wand, Cold Beat @ GAMH
2/7: Robag Whrume, Daniel Bell, Sassmouth, The Black Madonna @ Public Works
2/14: Sparks @ Ace Theater Hollywood
I almost played that D'angelo track this past weekend.Im pretty sure untitled(how does that feel) is on that single Byran gave me.I need Voodoo in my collection.
Graysin Currin on the last Hydra Head release: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/...e-imagination/
Surprised Holly Herndon didn't make the top 50. They usually eat shit like this up.
wow.... they are leaving out so many of my favorites of the year. starting right off the top with ab-soul's album
Twenty albums that didn't make our Top 50 but are well worth a spin.....
I was editing the whole damn Show No Mercy Top 40 Metal albums list and then my fucking browser crashed, so you will just have to look at it here.
Holy crap, Royal Thunder. Shit's great.
They will be, as will Pallbearer and Baroness. I can almost guarantee that. I love these metal lists though. This year was widely acknowledged as not so good for black metal, and it's a boon in disguise, as there are so many other metal sub-genres that created great music. Grind, doom, thrash, hardcore and (in my mind, especially) trad metal all really shone. Between Baroness, Pallbearer, Dawnbringer and now Royal Thunder, I think the old-school metal sounding records from this year are my biggest surprise.
Do you follow the A.V. Club's feature Loud? Covers metal, hardcore, noise, and general other unpleasantries. They did a best of the year list with some interesting sounding stuff. I need to give Pallbearer another chance. I got so turned off by the classic rock vocals that I just wrote the entire thing off. My distaste for classic rock radio is so fucking strong that I've let it ruin a lot of fairly decent music.
For me, that was the stuff I grew up on (along with grunge and 90s alt radio, which is basically classic rock) so I'm loving all these new bands throwing back to those sounds.
I'll check out that A.V. Club feature. Sounds totally up my alley, and after this year I'm going to start following metal in earnest again. Most of the bright spots in rock this year were at least tangentially metal.
One record that I think is vastly underappreciated is Dragged Into Sunlight's new album. Might be my favorite metal album of the year.
That would be an awesome show if it wasn't for Enslaved. At least I could leave early.
12/4/14 - Angel Olsen @ El Rey // 12/10/14 - Tune-Yards/Cibo Matto @ Wiltern
Not really surprised by Voices From The Lake, Pitchfork has always given serious techno a bit of sideways recognition but it's definitely not a priority, and I'd say that album is maybe too niche for their year end list. Laurel Halo's album really doesn't do it for me, but I guess it's been pretty well regarded this year, although I'm not all that surprised it ended up in the honorable mentions. Again, probably a bit too niche. I still have no idea how WIXIW isn't in the top 20, let alone top 50. It was well reviewed, it's the best Liars album in years and years, and they're an act Pitchfork has always supported.