Some of my favourite things, without any order: Hannibal; Godspeed You! Black Emperor; Miles Davis; Virginia Woolf; Lost; Radiohead; Massive Attack; The lord of the rings; Middle Age (as an historical period); Tennis.
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December 7, 2019 at 10:43 am #1203221597
I think of power, corruption & lies as one of new order’s weaker efforts in the 80s. I’ll probably swap lucinda’s self-titled out for substance if I had more time to think over the list
Agree to disagree on that, but I really like your list anyway!December 7, 2019 at 4:46 am #1203221046
Not sure about these albums being my favourites or not. Just ten extraordinary works that never fail to excite me.
Remain in Light, Talking Heads
Ambient 4, Brian Eno
Big Science, Laurie Anderson
Isn’t Anything, My Bloody Valentine
Daydream Nation, Sonic Youth
Psychocandy, The Jesus and Mary Chain
Treasure, Cocteau Twins
Power, Corruption & Lies, New Order
Spirit of Eden, Talk Talk
Tender Prey, Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsNovember 30, 2019 at 5:04 am #1203209183
What I really complain about most of these lists is their lack of diversity. Many of the omnipresent albums (Kanye’s and Kendrick’s) are actually very good or even great, but it would be nice to see some more unusual choices from time to time. Colin Stetson, Julia Holter, Laura Marling, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Autechre are just the first names that come to my mind…November 30, 2019 at 4:59 am #1203209181
So beyond excited to see Sight & Sound celebrate two of the best films, not only of the year, but of the decade: Martin Eden and Vitalina Varela. Hopefully, when they debut in America next year, they can crack the critics’ lists then.
Happy to hear you enjoyed Martin Eden! While leaving the cinema I felt somehow puzzled and confused, but months later I still think about that movie. Why did you like it so much?November 28, 2019 at 3:28 pm #1203207328
Atlanta, Hannibal, Twin Peaks: The Return, The Leftovers, The Americans, Better Call Saul, You’re the Worst, Justified.
I have not seen Rectify nor Halt and Catch Fire, which look promising on paper.November 28, 2019 at 3:21 pm #1203207322
TIME released their Top 10 Albums of 2019
10 – “Assume Form”, James Blake
7 – “I,I” – Bon Iver
6 – “WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO?”, Billie Eilish
4 – “Norman Fucking Rockwell”, Lana Del Rey
3 – “UFOF”, Big Theif
2 – “When I Get Home”, Solange
1 – “MAGDALENE”, Fka Twigs
I was not expecting Time to release a fine list!November 22, 2019 at 11:57 pm #1203198157
There’s a thing with i,i. Even though i’m a fan and consider it the best album of the bunch, and not a minor effort in Bon Iver’s discography, I do recognize that this is not the majority’s opinion. Also, i,i will not fare well in year-end list, i believe (Father of the Bride will do better, I think).
This is not a Morning Phase case: i,i it’s not as accessible and doesn’t stand out among his discography like Morning Phase in Beck’s, at least considering only the most recent part of his career.November 20, 2019 at 11:27 am #1203192707
It happens every year, but this time the thing is even more evident than usual: Alternative Album is by far the category with the highest quality. Especially delighted for UFOF, but every album deserves to win here – except for Father of the Bride. Which is the one that will end up with the trophy, lol.November 20, 2019 at 11:23 am #1203192680
I wasn’t expecting to have an album I really like in this category, so I’m already happy with the nominations. To me, i,i is easily the best album of the bunch. I really can’t imagine seeing it winning though.November 17, 2019 at 11:05 pm #1203184224
If confirmed, this is my favourite year-end list so far.November 14, 2019 at 11:59 am #1203179456
Agree with @mafro987, as usual. I find it pretty clear that The Crown is better, in more “objective terms”: there’s not much to criticize about it, you can dissect every single episode, storyline, arc, direction and so on and still, the flaws just aren’t that many. “Competent” is probably the word I’d use to describe it.
Westworld is infinitely more flawed, but perhaps its highs are higher than The Crown’s? I often have the impression that it could become great, perhaps stellar, and then, every time, it falls short. But I also feel that we really need this kind of ambitious tv, otherwise we’d just end up with well told and solid stories, pleasant enough to be watched. The Crown is an absolute excellence in this category – but this whole kind of category isn’t enough, for my needs as a viewer.November 4, 2019 at 2:20 pm #1203166130
I agree that the finale was somehow flawed, in the sense that some moments were cheesy and not much more. But the highs were very, very high, enough to make it a good if not great ending.
I’m sorry to repeat myself, but I’d like to point out that even in its many problems I’ve never seen an episode from this show that left me uninterested. This was often challenging and insightful television and I will miss it greatly.November 4, 2019 at 10:40 am #1203165717
Oh my. Even the good choices are safe choices. And most of them aren’t good at all.November 3, 2019 at 1:21 am #1203163702
Tonight’s the night! Last episodes were interesting and I found the common Noah-Helen perspective fascinating, although it could have been more insightful. Hopefully they can land with a convincing ending. A truly underrated series of this decade, in any case.November 3, 2019 at 1:16 am #1203163700
Finally watched this and I really liked it, perhaps even loved it. I couldn’t help thinking of Shoplifters, although the two films are admittedly very different in tone and aims. Out of curiosity, which one did you prefer and why?