There is a space adventure episode (which my daughter daily demands as “Bus In Space”) where Tayo et al. square off against these evil spaceships that resemble S&M sex toys.
Was he smoking because he was depressed over “Sha La La La Lee”? I don’t get it.
You really think Henry Rollins is spontaneously, mistakenly cracking up at something there?
Yeah, we go by the absolute earliest date a song was released, in whatever region or format, which (ostensibly) removes the subjectivity of measuring “impact.”
And for sure, when we do 2006, it will surely be included. I gave Fur And Gold a very nice review here (albeit in 2007!): …
That Bat For Lashes song came out in 2006 (though I agree, it’s very good). Very ashamed we didn’t catch Burial, though. That should have been on there for sure.
I absolutely do say “sym-bee-otic,” and so will you if you want to live under this roof.
Granted, I was only 12 and American, so maybe I have a different definition of “everywhere” than you do. But all of those Pure Trance 12-inches were limited to runs of about 2000 copies, which were then distributed directly to clubs, not to radio or the press—so I dunno, I find it hard to believe everyone knew about…
Right, but... you get that the very premise of this feature is about highlighting overlooked music, the artists and songs that history (at least, according to the Billboard charts) didn’t record. That it’s not just about making a “best songs of the year” list. Right? As you point out, “Fight The Power” is widely…
The 1991 “Live At S.S.L.” remix, maybe. The original, “Pure Trance” version was not.
It’s tough, because “Fight The Power” wasn’t technically on the Billboard Hot 100, but it was No. 1 on the Hot Rap Singles for six straight weeks, and it was nigh-inescapable that year. Not to mention, all of Public Enemy’s albums since Yo! Bum Rush The Show had already charted. We did discuss it, but ultimately it…
You should read the intro again. Or even the headline.
As covered in the intro, all of that stuff charted.
Whoops. Not sure how that happened, but thanks for catching it. It should be fixed now!
Maybe! Although all the accompanying press materials from the band say they got it from Sly Stone, and Kaplan’s said as much in interviews:
Like the band.
Sorry, yes. Good old Suity McScooter.
Those Interpol and Bright Eyes albums both charted, but Aesop Rock is a solid addition.