Post by Friendly Destroyer on Dec 16, 2011 2:34:27 GMT -5
I've always wanted to eat a Clams Casino, just from the name alone. I was actually wikipediaing Clams Casino just the other day to be sure that it was the thing that I thought that I always wanted to eat. It was. I also read about these Oysters Rockafeller that sound pretty damn good too.
Did the Pitchfork list just come out, or does no one care? I was thinking about this earlier today, how I've correctly guessed their number one album for several years in a row, and figured it had to be Bon Iver. And it is.
I've never disagreed with a Pitchfork top 50 as much as I do this year. I've never even heard of a couple of their top 20. Chill-wave?
I think I agree the most with this list, out of any out of the past 5 years.
COS list: 0. Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire 49. The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar 48. Astronautalis – This is Our Science 47. Ty Segall – Goodbye Bread 46. Summer Camp – Welcome to Condale 45. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch the Throne 44. Yuck – Yuck 43. Mikal Cronin – Mikal Cronin 42. Kendrick Lamar – Section .80 41. Washed Out – Within & Without 40. The Mountain Goats – All Eternals Deck 39. Danny Brown – XXX 38. Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica 37. Real Estate – Days 36. Bill Callahan – Apocalypse 35. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra 34. Adele – 21 33. Cut Copy – Zonoscope 32. Gotye – Making Mirrors 31. Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow 30. The War On Drugs – Slave Ambient 29. The Men – Leave Home 28. Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo 27. Childish Gambino – Camp 26. Wild Flag – Wild Flag 25. Panda Bear – Tomboy 24. SBTRKT – SBTRKT 23. The Weeknd – House Of Balloons 22. Thundercat – The Golden Age of Apocalypse 21. Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost 20. Tom Waits – Bad As Me 19. Fucked Up – David Comes to Life 18. Atlas Sound – Parallax 17. The Horrors – Skying 16. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints 15. Radiohead – The King of Limbs 14. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues 13. Beyoncé – 4 12. Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges 11. The Antlers – Burst Apart 10. Drake – Take Care 09. Destroyer – Kaputt 08. chune-yArDs – w h o k i l l 07. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming 06. James Blake – James Blake 05. Foo Fighters – Wasting Light 04. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake 03. Shabazz Palaces – Black Up 02. Bon Iver – Bon Iver 01. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
Actually on second thought calling clams casino chillwave isn't too far of the mark. His stuff is usually rapped over and has a beat but otherwise most of the hallmarks of chillwave are there. Clams is the go to producer for all of the young underground rappers right now (especially in the bay area). He's made beats for most of Lil B's best songs and he's all over that ASAP Rocky tape that's such a big deal. Hell, he even has a couple beats on Mac Miller's album that just debuted at the top of the charts the other week (they're not among his best...). He's the main reason I'm so excited about rap right now.
Post by know ID yuh on Dec 16, 2011 2:55:18 GMT -5
What the fuck is up with the Foo Fighters being number 5 on CoS? I know they knew, "everyone will say wtf at the Foo Fighters," but if you want to be the anti-Pitchfork while trying to gain a tiny bit of credibility, at least hang your hat on something better than the Foo Fighters.
For the record, I'm probably the biggest Foo Fighters homer on this board, but their album is the definition of a decent pop album; a couple outstanding songs, a couple decent songs, no flow, and three stinkers. That formula worked all throughout the 80s and 90s, but these days, albums have to be good beginning to end to be credible. Or at least I think they do? Don't they?