The B&C Best Albums of 2013 Thread - Page 11 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Just the Bang and the Clatter
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-05-2013, 03:05 AM   #151
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
BigMacPhisto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 6,255
Local Time: 05:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LJT View Post
It's quite an understated album, maybe their most. Anyways even when it came out I don't recall it generating much hype, I think it came out between the Bowie single drop and then the album, I vaguely remember that time being a Bowie black hole of hype.
It was pretty well received though by both critics and listeners. The fact that it came out so early in the year can't be helping (I also don't think I saw the Yo La Tengo record on many lists either). Coming out between April-October seems to be the best time for a record to get some year-end-listage, otherwise it loses points by people forgetting about it (unless it was un-ignoreable) or by coming out too near the list deadlines.
__________________

__________________
BigMacPhisto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 03:33 AM   #152
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
djerdap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 7,423
Local Time: 11:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigMacPhisto View Post
I also don't think I saw the Yo La Tengo record on many lists either.
It's my least favourite thing they ever did, so I'm not surprised.
__________________

__________________
djerdap is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 10:22 AM   #153
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,961
Local Time: 04:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bono_212 View Post
I agree it's great, I just didn't feel like it was getting quite as much discussion this year as the last two.
I haven't listened to it anywhere near as much as the prior ones. I think The National album release had more to do with that than anything, though.
__________________
u2popmofo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 11:22 AM   #154
Blue Crack Supplier
 
lazarus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 38,002
Local Time: 02:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by djerdap View Post
It's my least favourite thing they ever did, so I'm not surprised.
I was underwhelmed at first but have really warmed up to it since. I'd put it ahead of Summer Sun and And Then Nothing... pretty easily.
__________________
lazarus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 11:56 AM   #155
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Imperor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 9,043
Local Time: 04:16 AM
lol RS gave #1 to Vampire Weekend.
__________________
Imperor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 01:26 PM   #156
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 02:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lazarus View Post
I was underwhelmed at first but have really warmed up to it since. I'd put it ahead of Summer Sun and And Then Nothing... pretty easily.
It might be my favorite album of theirs. I'm a pretty hands-off fan of their music, but I've seen them twice this year, so that's probably had a lot to do with the love I have for Fade.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 01:26 PM   #157
Blue Crack Addict
 
PhilsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Standing on the shore, facing east.
Posts: 18,882
Local Time: 05:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Imperor View Post
lol RS gave #1 to Vampire Weekend.
Eh, better this one than one of the first two. At least this one was pretty good.
__________________
PhilsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 02:35 PM   #158
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
HeartlandGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 6,835
Local Time: 03:16 AM
This is the first Vampire Weekend album I've listened to as a whole--Diane Young made me feel like giving it a try. I still don't care for their earlier sound, but I am riding the hype train now because of this latest one.
__________________
HeartlandGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 06:51 PM   #159
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 65,805
Local Time: 02:16 AM
This seems to be the right thread to place thoughts about 2013 albums. I revisited a couple today that I previously liked but hadn't really dug into.

The Drones - I See Seaweed: You guys know I love Nick Cave. Dude released my hands-down favorite album of the year and his discography is awesome. This band is from Oz just like Nick, and they want you to know it. They probably like him as much as I do, as I haven't heard a more purely Nick Cave album since Let Love In. It's nice that someone agrees with me that it's his peak. Those songs crawl and explode and, surprisingly, never actually drone despite 6-7 minute runtimes. I find this album musically lithe and surprising throughout. Disappointingly, I don't like the vocalist. He sounds like Cave and the dude from Frightened Rabbit mixed together, which is not good at all. And he sounds like he really knows he's an awesome lyricist, which is hardly ever a good thing. 7/10 for now.

Deafheaven - Sunbather: Speaking of shitty vocalists, this album might be even worse in that regard. Thankfully, the mixing engineer agreed and turned the guy's mic almost all the way down. I can't hear let alone understand one word that comes out of his mouth, which is a blessing. Otherwise, this terrific metal/shoegaze/post-rock hybrid really knocks me out. It gets a little repetitive, but I catch some serious feels when this thing ratchets up the emotion, which is nearly all of the time actually. Love the blast beats, love the guitars, love everything but that mildly annoying screeching sound that adds nothing to the record whatsoever. 8/10.
__________________


Now.
LemonMelon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 08:27 PM   #160
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 02:16 AM
Albums I'll be pulling my top 15 from. Probably all of the abums I've heard this year that I'd bother recommending as well.
  • Autre Ne Neut - Anxiety
  • Beach Fossils - Clash The Truth
  • Bell X1 - Chop Chop
  • Charli XCX - True Romance
  • Classixx - Hanging Gardens
  • Cut Copy - Free Your Mind
  • Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
  • David Bowie - The Next Day
  • Fitz & The Tantrums - More than Just a Dream
  • Foals - Holy Fire
  • Foxygen - We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
  • Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
  • HAIM - Days Are Gone
  • House of Love - She Paints Words in Red
  • M83/That Other Guy - Oblivion OST
  • Majical Cloudz - Impersonator
  • Mark Kozelak - Perils of the Sea
  • My Bloody Valentine - M B V
  • Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
  • Phosphorescent - Muchacho
  • Shout Out Louds - Optica
  • Sigur Ros - Kveikur
  • St. Lucia - When the Night
  • The National - Trouble Will Find Me
  • Toro y Moi - Anything in Return
  • Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
  • Veronica Falls - Waiting for Something to Happen
  • Washed Out - Paracosm
  • Yo La Tengo - Fade

Couple more that are great, but not in my top 30:
!!!
Thoa & The Get Down Stay Down
Kavinsky
Wavves
The Joy Formidable
Darwin Deez

and uh...


WAMPIRE
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 09:48 PM   #161
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,961
Local Time: 04:16 AM
My favs I'll be whittling down:

Okkervil River
The National
Kurt Vile
Sigur Ros
DJ Koze
After Dark 2 (does this count?)
Fuck Buttons
Washed Out
Deafheaven
The Thermals
Low
Autre ne Veut
Foxygen
Atoms For Peace
Frightened Rabbit
Vampire Weekend
Deerhunter
Flaming Lips
AFI
Boards of Canada
MBV
Disclosure
Eleanor Friedberger
Camera Obscura
VNV Nation
Lucius
Arcade Fire
__________________
u2popmofo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 09:59 PM   #162
Blue Crack Addict
 
mikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Black Lodge
Posts: 24,908
Local Time: 04:16 AM
I think #1 will be between Washed Out and Boards of Canada. Gonna be a tough choice.
__________________
mikal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 11:13 PM   #163
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 55,037
Local Time: 09:16 PM
I'll be starting my process today, but still a few albums I want to hear first, and some I must revisit. December really snuck up on me.

That Drones album is definitely one I've gotta revisit. Found it really intriguing, but yeah, I can see why you wouldn't like his vocals. They're unmistakably Australian, which is surprisingly something you really don't hear often from Aussie artists. Courtney Barnett's another.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Von Schloopen View Post
Is this done by voting for least favorite albums? Leaving the least, "least" favorite albums standing, which are then redefined as favorites?
Seriously you can fuck right off. You are the biggest troll on this forum, your style of posting is asinine, you aren't even remotely funny and stupid posts like this ruin our good threads. Stick to your own threads.
__________________
cobl04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 11:19 PM   #164
Blue Crack Addict
 
GirlsAloudFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 25,283
Local Time: 04:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by u2popmofo View Post
Okkervil River
I'm really digging "Stay Young" off of this album lately.
__________________
GirlsAloudFan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 11:26 PM   #165
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 55,037
Local Time: 09:16 PM
Vampire Weekend has to be the most overrated band on this forum, for me.
__________________

__________________
cobl04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2013, best music, best of the year, favorite albums, rip jeff goldblum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com