Post by Professor Pancakes on Dec 7, 2013 18:14:38 GMT -5
Ok, I think I'm ready to commit. Better get this posted before I change my mind.
20. Marijuana Deathsquads - Oh My Sexy Lord 19. Melt Banana - Fetch 18. The Dillinger Escape Plan - One Of Us Is The Killer 17. Russian Circles - Memorial 16. Death Grips - Government Plates 15. Devendra Banhart - Mala 14. Gogol Bordello - Pura Vida Conspiracy 13. Kanye West - Yeezus 12. Sigur Ros - Kveikur 11. Darkside - Psychic 10. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks 9. Danny Brown - Old 8. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual 7. Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus 6. David Bowie - The Next Day 5. Akron/Family - Sub Verses 4. Deaf Heaven - Sunbather 3. Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt 2. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories 1. Run the Jewels
Honorable mentions go to Deerhunter - Monomania and Neko Case - The Harder Things Get, etc. If I had started seriously listening to them more than a couple days ago, they probably would have made the list. As it is, there are at least another 10 albums I wish I could have fit on there. 2013 has been such a great year for music.
Since the Grammy's decided to be "hip" a couple years back the nominations have become a lot more fun. They're still completely lacking in artistic integrity but it's funny seeing people like James Blake, Neko Case, Disclosure, and one of the kids from The Wire (???) get nominated. I don't know where all of this love for Sara Bareilles came from though...
Didn't Macklemore's album come out in 2012? I don't know how the Grammys work.
Also, whoever produced Lorde's album should get most of the credit. The lyrics and singing are nothing all that great (she's 16, so she'll probably get better) but the production is what makes it stand out.
Nine Inch Nails @ Voodoo Pearl Jam @ Voodoo Nine Inch Nails @ Rogers Arena Queens of the Stone-Age @ Squamish Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake @ BC Place Rudimental @ Voodoo Primus 3D @ Sasquatch CHVRCHES @ Sasquatch Local Natives @ Commodore James Murphy @ Celebrities
The Postal Service @ Sasquatch Sigur Ros @ Sasquatch Wu-Tang @ Coachella Grinderman @ Coachella (90% because of watching Drew geek the F out) Alt-J @ Osheaga Gogol Bordello @ Squamish Killer Mike @ Sasquatch Vampire Weekend @ Sasquatch Franz Ferdinand @ Coachella Puscifer @ Coachella
"I've been single for awhile and I have to say, it's going very well. Like... it's working out. I think I'm the one." Emily Heller.