I think he's fine, I just don't get why his name pops up so much as it does.
I guess I'm guilty of hyping some stuff too though... this hasn't been mentioned for hours:
^^ only physical CD I've purchased in months
You guys are dumb. I was merely saying I was surprised that James Blake didn't make Stereogum's list, because he's been so hyped this year. That's all. It wasn't a reflection of my own taste. Equally surprised Panda Bear isn't on there either.
I wasn't blaming you for the James Blake hype, Chris. I'm just saying, I don't get it.
do people not like the Battles album? is that the deal?
I included it in my list. I think it's great, especially after seeing it re-interpreted live. i look forward to seeing it again at ATP as well.
Is Stereogum known for favoring fey, lightweight pop? Or is that just a reflection of where the world is at right now?
I'm asking, I don't know.
There are two black metal albums on that list.
I don't visit Stereogum anywhere near as much as I used to, so it's hard to say. I don't agree with the list much, but I do like the fact that it's not solely comprised of hyped band a, b, and c etc.
That was the first time I had ever been to stereogum, but I was happily surprised to see a bunch of albums that I've been digging
Prurient being that high is definitely the biggest surprise on that list. The album doesn't come out until July, but I can't imagine a noise record gaining much widespread traction.
I guess I'm just overreacting to the exclusion of Battles and inclusion of Fleet Foxes.
The Battle record is definitely not universally well-received...and I think most people are comparing it against Mirrored instead of against all the other records of the year.
That said, I doubt it actually cracks my top 20 by the end of the year, but would certainly be in the list as a whole.
i had no idea you liked Battles so much Tom.
their coachella set was really spectacular a couple years ago. and yeah.
Yes, that 2008 was amazing. i had the pleasure of seeing them do a headlining set 6 months prior.
I listened to the James Blake album for the first time today and have already played it 3 times. I am in love with it.
"HIGH END RAP MUSIC! GHETTO STADIUM SHIT! THEY AIN'T WANT US AT THE FESTIVALS
NOW WE WILL RUN THEM!"
Alexander Tharaud, Scarlatti: Sonatas
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal, Chamber Music
Ben Allison, Action-Refraction
Big K.R.I.T., Return Of 4eva
Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bright Eyes, The People's Key
Colin Stetson, New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges
Demdike Stare, Tryptych
Diego Garcia, Laura
Dominik Eulberg, Diorama
Donnacha Dennehy, Grá agus Bás
E-40, Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift
Ebčne Quartet, Fiction
Frank Ocean, Nostalgia, ULTRA
F——- Up, David Comes To Life
Gretchen Parlato, The Lost And Found
James Blake, James Blake
Jill Scott, The Light Of The Sun
Julianna Barwick, The Magic Place
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine
Tommy Guerrero, Lifeboats And Follies
tUnE-yArDs, w h o k i l l
Wye Oak, Civilian
Sounds like I need to listen to Krallice. And the Liturgy one will probably be in my top 10. Branca metal.
Metronomy - The English Riviera
This might make it into my top 20 for the year. Need to give it few more listens.
I like that stereogum made a play list. I'm not so sure about the content.
fuckin' with the lights on
Bryan,if you like Liturgy you most certainly will like Krallice.
Come on, I know who fucking Glenn Branca is. After having listened to the Liturgy album last week I just don't see the comparison.