Has this been done? I never post outside of the Movay board.
1. Wilco - The Whole Love
2. Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
3. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
4. Black Keys - El Camino
5. Airborne Toxic Event - All At Once
6. Ryan Adams - Ashes and Fire
7. My Morning Jacket - Circuital
8. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
9. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
10. Okkervil River - I Am Very Far
This year seemed rather "meh", nothing worth cranking up to eleven. My favorite album was prolly the Decemberists "The King is Dead". My Morning Jacket - Circuital would've made the top of the list if it didn't include the song "Holding on to Black Metal". Going for a 60's Girl Group sound? WTF?
Really? You let one song ruin an entire album for you? I agree that it isn't a good song, and I hate when they do it live (I just saw them again this month...outstanding), but damn.
As for the people who still buy albums, this guy. I buy at least one or two a week, often on vinyl (it's usually only about five bucks more than a new CD these days, and they often times come with a CD or digital copy inside)
It didn't ruin the rest of the songs for me, but if you differentiate between "a collection of songs" and an "album", then an album should have cohesiveness. Sticking it in the middle interrupted the flow like a twinkie in the middle of a fine dining experience. They were still amazing live, just wasn't enjoying the "WHOA-whoa-woooaaahhs" personally.
When I first heard highly suspicious, I honestly thought it was a joke. Time has proven to me that it isn't. I wish there was some sort of ironic intent behind it, but I just can't make myself believe that there was.
We caught the best show of that Evil Urges tour back in 2008. They were doing the "An Evening With My Morning Jacket" stint, no opener, just MMJ for three hours, and it was in a smallish club. We also live in Dallas, so that's when Erykah Badu came out to play the encore. My girl and I are just in heaven, it's the best show ever, and this D-bag frat boy comes up and just yells at us "BRO HAVE THEY ALREADY PLAYED HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS YET!?"
And we're like, are you fucking kidding me? That's what you're here for? We've seen them many times since then, but now every time when one returns back from the beer or bathroom line we say "OMG DID I MISS HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS!?"
So I'm glad to read I'm not the only one who's stomach turns at the opening notes of that MMJ travesty.
You know for a bit after Aurora disappeared, I was worried that I had been a music snob towards her. Thank you for shifting my spectrum of experience, so that I could redefine my own reality with a greater appreciation towards my place in it.
Here in San Diego, there is a local morning DJ show that is called DSC. Anyway, whenever they play that Adele song, they howl like dogs along with her singing. Now, whenever I hear that song, all I can hear is DOGS HOWLING.
I listen to lots of radio! I have a 25 min commute each way 5 days a week.
We also have XM in one of the cars, and they actually have music I can find that I want to listen to.
On regular radio it's mostly news and then one station that I'd call 'alt-hippy' with a little more hippy than alt, unfortunately. It's the only one with any chance of playing a song I like on my radio dial.
I mean, I can always go hear surface classics like "Taking Care of Business" on a few other stations, so it's not like I never go there, but those stations are basically playing the exact same setlists as when I was in high school up here.