exe.May 14, 2009I can't stop listening to this amazing collection of songs. Hearing most of this album performed live certainly helped me to appreciate I can't stop listening to this amazing collection of songs. Hearing most of this album performed live certainly helped me to appreciate the music more as a living breathing thing, where as a lot of songs from Return To Cookie Mountain (an album I find to be without flaw) were not as satisfying on stage. Anyway, it's not it's predecessor, without a doubt, but I'm into TVOTR's journey and see no reason to pick apart one of the few bands I can still get excited about. To each his own.… Expand
CurtisH.Sep 28, 2008The best album this year, hands down.
ChKSep 23, 2008Well, I think it's best album I've hard recently.
WillOct 24, 2008Surely destined to be a classic? By far and away the most exciting release of 2008, even if it has been a poor year for music.
[Anonymous]Sep 24, 2008Fun and awesome. Ive found more to enjoy here than on Return to Cookie Mtn.
ScottF.Oct 6, 2008Their previous albums were haunting and beautiful. This one adds fun.
bastuOct 8, 2008Everyone seems to failed to have noticed that it has none of the intricacy, charm or, god forbid, personality that made all of their previous Everyone seems to failed to have noticed that it has none of the intricacy, charm or, god forbid, personality that made all of their previous music so good. Beautiful layered vocals or sitek's oft hailed instrumentation, no bugger that... get a drum machine and sing "he's a what? he's a what? he's a newspaper man and he gets his best ideas from a newspaper stand". I despair. And who knows what's wrong with all you people claiming it's the best thing since sliced bread... Depressing.… Expand
Published: December 15, 2009Our best of the decade coverage begins with a look at the top-rated albums and artists of the past 10 years. Who finished on top? A band from Austin, and a record that was 37 years in the making.
Awards & Rankings
|Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds|
|Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) [Box Set] - David Bowie|
|You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen|
|American Band - Drive-By Truckers|
|Stranger Things, Vol. 1 [Original Television Series Soundtrack] - Kyle Dixon|
|Coloring Book [Mixtape] - Chance the Rapper|
|Dissociation - The Dillinger Escape Plan|
|A Seat at the Table - Solange|
|Close to the Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984 [Box Set] - Various Artists|
|A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead|
|Demon City - Elysia Crampton|
|Blonde - Frank Ocean|
|My Woman - Angel Olsen|
|Kodama - Alcest|
|Live at the Hollywood Bowl - The Beatles|
|Puberty 2 - Mitski|
|You Will Never Be One of Us - NAILS|
|The Complete BBC Sessions [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|A Place Called Bad [Box Set] - Scientists|
|Love & Hate - Michael Kiwanuka|