I only like half of Grimes's album and I think Fiona's is better.
I'm pleased with the Grimes mention and it will definitely be one of my favorites at the end of the year, but I do agree, this year has been sort of lackluster. Just not much that's gotten me excited. Granted, I still haven't gotten around to Channel Orange (I know, I know...).
I just saw that Twin Shadow also did not make the Top 50!
And no Godspeed? Eno? Burial? Lambchop?
I'm pissed that there's no Kill for Love.
But then, I sorta hate NME in general, so I don't much care.
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I bought Channel Orange this afternoon
This better be good
The Godspeed album didn't do much for me, either! The two long tracks were pretty stellar, but the two 6-minute droners just felt like a complete waste to me?
Maybe I've just become bitchier?
I also agree that this year has been lackluster. I was even ambivalent towards two of my favorites, Animal Collective and Grizzly Bear!
Like Largo, my two favorites are far and away Fiona Apple and Frank Ocean.
"This is not your daddy's HBO version of Mandela," said Weinstein. "This is the kickass version of Mandela."
Last year I was spoiled by the Bon Iver and the Fleet Foxes albums.
I have a lot to catch up on, but I think it's been pretty strong? At the moment, my Top 5 would be:
01. Jessie Ware – Devotion
02. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
03. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
04. Beach House – Bloom
05. Chromatics – Kill for Love
And then there's Twin Shadow's Confess, Amanda Mair's debut, Kendrick Lamar, Stars' The North, The xx's Coexist, and The Weeknd (if it counts!). Even Passion Pit was pretty strong this year! Maybe these aren't classics, but there is still a lot of strong material out there.
no fiona? pfft. list automatically invalid.
Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.
I guess one of my problems is that Beach House and Animal Collective and the xx are so aggressively not the kind of music I enjoy listening to. I can appreciate their craft, and that they are very good albums, but once was pretty much enough for me on those.