|Robin's Three Tenths|
you know the list you post in march of your year so far where everyone's like "this is so pointless," and maybe a less enlightened sputnik user says [homophobia/anger]? it's like that, but for our decade so far. you're all in my heart now let's go!
adam thomas, you made a son out of me
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
sometimes i get swept up in the brilliance of brilliance
Smoke Ring For My Halo
the greatest of melodies are found on this album, making it one outstanding thing among so many last year.
i like songs to self, okay dylan.
|71||The State Lottery|
When The Night Comes
as generic and enthused as it comes
|70|| ||The Tallest Man On Earth|
There's No Leaving Now
this man has the scariest stare (glare) of all time and i've witnessed it two times, coming up on three
a great distillation of a band who were probably greater once upon a time, but it's not like anyone else can write these lyrics
one thing i like about this album is that the sputnik thread for it is very, very long. another is matt berringer's voice.
Was I The Wave?
"sublime synthesizers," said the music journalist
according to a friend, "the sound of sexy rats running around in a broken clock"
The Idler Wheel...
has its own atmosphere, doesn't need much else
mainly i go back to this for the pop songs, but "he would have laughed" never really ages. it comes a bit dated too i suppose
"is this dubstep" - deviant to me
The King is Dead
a sudden epiphany album.
The Hope In Forgiving & Giving Up Hope
adam thomas, you raised me well
|59||Maps & Atlases|
i like show-offs.
Past Life Martyred Saints
i can't stop i won't stop i can't stop i won't stop i can't stop
animal collective have a habit of releasing albums that make me believe in them again, five seconds after i forgot about them forever. love and understanding.
i once tried to write a novel about field music. i haven't gotten very far.
|54|| ||First Aid Kit|
The Lion's Roar
so so like the fleet foxes, so so good
i want to find that tweet about the condescending "cute" description of singer-songwriters but i simply cannot locate it.
England Keep My Bones
england is full of awful people saying things like "you're damn right i sing the national anthem at football games!" so thank god for frank turner then.
All We Love We Leave Behind
i haven't liked angry punx in a very long time indeed
when i'm old this album will be #1
The Magic Place
|47||The World/Inferno Friendship Society|
The Anarchy And The Ecstasy
more anarchist than you will ever know, and very much in love with a band who can express things as exuberantly as this lot do
Do Whatever You Want All The Time
best advice ever
|45||Sun Kil Moon|
Among The Leaves
i'm such a jackass but at least i have a classical guitar so nobody notices
|44||John K. Samson|
the real difference between this and his band work is that here he doesn't point at cities and big windy landscapes as much as he fills them with video games and HTML code. these are things we're uneasy about hearing in folk songs. john k samson could never make me feel uneasy, though
see live, appreciate dance moves- synchronized dance moves- learn to love this record and it's little self-help snippets.
my brother and my sister don't speak to me but i don't blame them x100
slightly off-kilter brilliance sent my way by conrad
Cancer 4 Cure
drones over bklyn would be #1 on here if it were an album
Spooky Action At A Distance
sometimes all i want in my life is grainy generic alt rock and some people are good enough to give it to me
|36||A Winged Victory For The Sullen|
A Winged Victory For The Sullen
very punk indeed
w h o k i l l
i have never seen someone hold their voice on one note for what seemed like 5 minutes before, but then it's not every day you see tUnE-yArDs be completely awesome
|32||The Mountain Goats|
sufjan stevens meets andrew jackson jihad at someone else i love's house
With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery
i am a krug man
when you start an album like that
Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
i'd follow adam E. downer to the end of the world and then back for the ensuing article about it. "here's the thing about the world," he'd write, "it's not even that BIG." he would recieve 2300 comments.
Everything In Between
from complete ignorance to a sudden love and misappropriation of the genre "skate punk"
|27||The Tallest Man On Earth|
The Wild Hunt
one of my favourite memories of being on this website was honestly witnessing this make 2010's first spot in the staff list. i'm glad that happened because it felt weirdly monumental, maybe it shouldn't have, and because it made me retreat to the album a lot thereafter. it's now one of my favourites. i have this website to thank for a lot secretly.
|26|| ||Main Attrakionz|
808s & Dark Grapes II
folk-punk, and by god it put them on the map!
album of astounding beauty and tranquility
Beneath This Burning Shoreline
sinatra-esque (self-professed) coen-brothers-esque (keelan harkin, pHD)
aptly titled, even if i could have done without the drawing; this album is an album made by a man who clearly loves obscuring what was laready pretty dug underneath. it's absolutely flawless.
|21||TV On The Radio|
Nine Types of Light
still/always gets to me, still my favourite thing they've done
how stupid can you ge--hee-heeeet?
how do i love this so much already
youtube videos of nirvana songs backwards. come to life
The Winter of Mixed Drinks
i once played the human accordian for this band by singing the C chord to them
The Age of Adz
his best album, sans michigan
Clear Heart Full Eyes
worship gospel religion jesus and me
the best albums are almost always the ones you have horrible arguments with yourself about and eventually love for something stupid or rather.
if your best friend talks to you enough about an album, you will have lived it
turns out she did not marry me
Live At Burton Cummings Theatre
today i listened to this and could tell what song was coming on by the pre-emptive applause.
i am not jaded about the fact you find this album jaded!
The King of Limbs
honestly, there's no other radiohead album i could listen to start to finish. (and be upset by)
#2 winter album
|7||Andrew Jackson Jihad|
once upon a time there was a folk punk band who wrote a power ballad
|6||Times New Viking|
isn't it cheapening when you tell someone what your favourite album is and then they listen to it, unimpressed, so you explain it's a "personal" thing?
I Am Very Far
Will Sheff is the greatest lyricist of all time [citation certainly not needed, i believe he recorded some songs]
things that have been said about me on sput, cont: "robin is the whitest reviewer on this site." nice course-corrections: "daveyboy."
Romance Is Boring
obviously lists like this are pointless- so if you've read this you're probably vraaay amused by now- and the fact this consumed the entirity of my late '11-early'12 stretch suggests i didn't have time for anything else in the universe for most of this decade so far. los campesinos you made me feel sad when i was happy
All We Got Is Each Other
the saddest record to ever come with chord & capo instructions, and one i'm pretty confident i will listen to forever
|1||The War on Drugs|
i believe that i've been cursed, been drowned and reimbursed