You sir, are a hideous buffoon! ;-)
as I can't imagine a documentary topping it, and I've never really felt like LCD was a band thing, apart from what it's like (much like The Shins or Bright Eyes, although the latter is now more of a 'band').
Krystina has given it a 9/10 so this has been edited down by one, accordingly.
Not sure I have ever argued with a writer to mark up a score before, this is bizarre!
plus, you don't always have a favourite song, so it's not something you HAVE to do each week.
I tend to try to use the web like a skateboarder treats a shopping center.
maybe the 7th via the bands site?
Explosions In The Sky – Your Hand In Mine
The Antlers – Bear
Sharon Van Etten – Warsaw
Bat For Lashes – Horse And I (Live Session)
Perfume Genius – Mr Peterson
Wild Beasts – Lion's Share
The War On Drugs – The Animator
Kurt Vile – Blackberry Song
Wooden Shjips – Lazy Bones
Bon Iver – Woods
M83 – Another Wave From You
I Break Horses – Hearts
Yeasayer – Madder Red
Battles – Tonto (The Field Remix)
Apparat – Ash/Black Veil
SBTRKT – Pharaohs (feat. Roses Gabor)
Chairlift – Sidewalk Safari
Metronomy – The Look
Django Django – Default
Tune-Yards – Killa
Kindness – High Anxiety Lounge
Destroyer – Chinatown
Simple Minds – Pleasantly Disturbed
Thomas Dolby – The Flat Earth
Zola Jesus – Sea Talk
Josh T. Pearson – Sorry With A Song (Alternative Version)
Laura Marling – New Romantic
Daughter – The Woods
Soko – Treat Your Woman Right
Elbow – One Day Like This - Live from London
John Cooper Clarke – Daily Express (You Never See A Nipple In The) - Live
Everybody in his or her own life needs a hobby,
Fills the voids that working late create
especially because it could be entitled Blood Red Sense
it seems to get a sudden spike of 50k hits from Stumbleupon every so often. Should probably a DiS mission in 2011 to get more stuff spiking on Stumbleupon :)
I've now added the 24 records from 51-75 to the above article (originally published just the top 50, thinking people would click-through before complaining about things not being included)
we review 3-5 records a day, 5 days a week. that's about 50 records a month. that's approximately 600 albums reviewed this year. yes, we missed a few. and yes, some of the individuals who reviewed the records (the opinions are very much their own) won't always tally with yours but I just wanna clarify that there is now "DiS house view" at all. We wouldn't want to force our writers to have an opinion that they don't have and we don't have the resource to find a reviewer to write a review which aligns with some 'party line' - and to be honest, I don't get most records far enough ahead of release to form an opinion on them, especially when you consider how many records come out each month (and that our reviews editor's full-time job is doing theatre stuff for Time Out).
Our team of reviewers merely put their hand up to review something from a list of records due out in a few weeks time. Reviews then come in, get subbed and go live.
If I'm honest, I didn't like the m83 album as much as previous ones (it's overlong but there's a great album there if you chop out some of it), and I didn't really agree with the review but I also wouldn't agree that everyone loves it - especially if the reaction to it on our boards was anything to go by!
As for Thursday, I don't know why it didn't get reviewed but several of our writers did really like it, and it would have been in a top 100 list.
Hope that explains why this has happened.
perhaps I shoulda made it into an animated gif? http://drownedinsound.com/news/4144241-dis-favourite-albums-of-2011--20-6
50-75 was published on Monday and can be found here: http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4144230-dis-favourite-albums-of-2011--75-50
Slow Club - Paradise featured at number 9 on Paul Brown's list but that was the only 'vote' it got from our 58 staff.
But it does have 11 votes in the reader poll if my cmd+f ing is anything to go by http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4312130
Not everything can make the list.
And obviously a review is just the opinion of an individual (and most of our staff put their hand up to write about things they thing they might like, so). However, you've highlighted it, which probably means folks will investigate it.
Here's the review you're referring to for those wot missed it http://drownedinsound.com/releases/16484/reviews/4143524
tagged as i thought it would stuff the songs of the year in the relevant content section.
and for the lolz.
each one is meant to cross feed into the next.
...wasn't sure how to cleanly separate them
"sounds like 2011"?
is that the opening track is so incredible that the rest of the record could never live up to it. 'Glass Jar' is easily one of my five favourite songs of the year.
fyi, 4 other staff had it in the lower end of their 10s.
but it kinda seems like an easy record for people to not 'get' - not that the colin stetson record is particularly easy-listening :)
i will bow, for once, to the demands of the people and spend 10 cross-eyed minutes twisting around the next part of the list before publishing it this afternoon
Not gonna defend everything but really is proper good - was really taken aback by the songwriting when I gave it a listen. Made a fair few staff top 10 lists, including that of our features editor.
DiS has always had things like Gemma Hayes and Cat Power in its year-end lists and amongst the editorial. Plus Stevie Nicks was my gig of the year.
Plus, what's wrong with a little bit of Radio 2? Better than DiS going too Resonance or TotalRock, no? I like that Iceage, Mark McGuire and The Pierces can co-exist in these pick'n'mix times we're living in.
i guess i just presume most people scan to the bottom of the page to look for a mark out of 10, and then read back up the page...
you win a rabbit.
[typo fixed now.]
the votes won't be totted up until Jan 2nd. At which point, we'll run the results as a news story.
Anyone know what happened to Mika? Full list of previous "winners" up Wiki here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_of...
i forgot there isn't one next year.
Thanks for clarifying Marcus. Seemed a bit unlike your label to act like that.
just asked me to amend the d-head comment to session guitarist.
if it was in the daily rss feed mailout, then that is a Google advert (as Feedburner is a free service) that we have no control over and google gets the dosh from.... I don't think you can really correlate the pittance that comes from ad revenue on DiS and the £10m+ Stone Roses are getting for reforming.
about a year before she was doing the non-foghorn folk-pop thing, she was making scuzzy, Kills-ish stuff, that I liked at Great Escape (think it was the '07 one when Adele played a tiny cafe)
but he didn't want to put his name to it (hence the comments by him above), so it went under a different name which we use in occasions when writers feel their work has been 'butchered' due to removing things about buggering horses...which seems sweetly ironic, given that the album itself could really have done with being edited down a bit...
I defy anyone to define any stupid sub-genre (which is used here more as a descriptor, rather than a filing system). However, if you REALLY want to argue about what is and isn't riding a wave of 'chill' then this comment section probably isn't the best place to police the genre, although props for trying, caring and for being ironically un-chill about it.
this album made me pine for The Shins to come back. they tease with all these nice textures but ultimately take you nowhere. the production feels like an indulgence, and the overall effect is more naval gazing, than uplifting or day-changing.
rather than, say, a constant Facebook live feed
sounds even more plodding and mediocre than you let on. some of it sounded like bad Verve, whilst the rest of it was a bit like off-cuts from found on the floor when Cooper Temple Clause were writing some b-sides...
hopefully these sorts of things we can implement at some point next year. wouldn't the elitism just be an extension of the indie-elitism people already bemoan? and if it winds these people up even more, then that's a happy side-effect.
i really like the way eBay has authority ratings for users - i think a credibility scale or something like that could be good.
and in terms of the chart, the closest and simplest way we could do this is using http://www.last.fm/group/DiS - although needs a lot more people to sign up to it!
as the point i was trying to make has been misconstrued.
commenting on comments on comments...
a fair amount of them do focus on the record.
I did not know that about Champagne Year, thanks. There are other references to the banking crisis which we discussed in the interview which is running later this week.
Yes, yes, this may just be me wording this semi-cryptically, to make a point about presumption, based on possible interpretations, rather than writing this a little more directly: IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE, NOR THAT SHE IS FEMALE (IF YOU HADN'T NOTICED, ODDLY IT IS EXACTLY WHAT MOST REVIEWS SEEM TO NOTICE AND MAKE A POINT ABOUT), THIS ALBUM IS REALLY BRILLIANT AND I LIKE IT VERY MUCH.
I will remember to be more blunt in future, and to not - amid an album review because music is ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC and not about the world we live in - comment on society, perception or the media itself (which kind of drives the first two of this triplet of things) by doing what they do.