I love that series and The Microphones and had no idea!
Haven't spent enough time with Ocean Roar yet, but I really like Clear Moon.
Well happy to see Aesop crack the top 10.
Killer Mike, Kendrick and Frank Ocean all in the top 25 too - it's like I voted or something.
with Ghostface. Think it was November maybe? As far as I know this show has always been set for the forum though
but not sure how it matches up to Splazsh/Hazyville just yet.
Bold move giving it a 10, but I'm glad you did - even if its just to see more people react/engage with it.
Do love a bit of Torche.
It's funny how your criticism is that the record doesn't make you feel anything, when presumably that was the opposite of their intention when they abandoned the intricate, math-rock leanings of their earlier stuff.
Not sure how I feel about this yet. I did love their first two EPs but I suppose that style doesn't have too much longevity. I'm a sucker for the singer's voice though.
Really liking this album. Not sure how I rank it with their other records as of yet, but I'm just glad they're still around making this sort of thing.
Surprised by some of the placings (thought Destroyer would be higher after I saw the No.1's), but equally, it's really great to see the likes of Frahm and Hecker in the top 10.
Nice article Brad.
He certainly wrote some really good songs within the Smashing Pumpkins discography. I was more broadly trying to get across that Billy has always been the driving force behind the band. I could have dedicated more space to the other members, but Corgan is at the heart of everything significant they've ever done.
As for James' contributions to the recording process - I was merely going off past interviews, but I wouldn't be surprised if Corgan's recording of the other members' parts was overstated in the press.
Still, completely agreed that this is a wonderful album. Their finest in my opinion.
As you say, the best parts of this are stunning.
that the rest of the website does exactly that?
Enjoyed this a lot. Love Neil Hamburger, need to try and see him on his Soho Theatre run.
Really enjoying the record, just need to find more time to listen to the bloody thing.
Some of the stuff here is a bit dated because of the timings of when I wrote this (and it being the first column and wanting to include certain stuff).
Would definitely second Elmatic though, hopefully Elzhi gets Black Milk to produce again on his next record. The Preface was great.
I'm also a huge fan of music videos so it's nice to see them properly celebrated somewhere on DiS.
Also really like these...
J Mascis - 'Not Enough' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqqH16oePQg
Wiley - 'Numbers in Action' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CkYJuv82ME0
this is a surprise.
One of my favorite albums of the year.
Emeralds and Deftones so high - both brilliant albums.
I'm going to check out the latest Shearwater album, that record slipped past me a bit.
I'm a fan of This Town Needs Guns for sure, but I remember 'Animals' not getting a great reaction when it came out. I think it can be difficult to digest long periods of fiddly instrumentation, although in saying that, I like 'Animals'.
Great summary of the band's short career so far and spot on observations on Wimmy.
Need to give this more time, but I'm enjoying so far.
This is a great overview
Definitely up there with the year's best albums.
I think I'm a bit more taken with Maniac Meat than you, but I can see your points. Would definitely have liked to have seen Aesop Rock (or any actual decent rappers) involved again, but I guess Beck had helped raise the album's profile.