Editor’s note: With the shocking and sudden death of Prince, the best way we know how to mourn is share his songs that we loved the most. With that, here is our list from 2014 of our favorite Prince songs of all time. Let all the doves cry out.
I am sure that if you told Prince that you could order ten of his best all-time songs onto a list of ten, he would make the exact face above and sink it deep into your soul. It is hard to put together a list of such a beloved artist’s songs, especially after releasing thirty-three albums. His thirty-third and thirty-second of which were recently simultaneously released on September 30th. For the occasion (although late), we decided to take on the daunting task of trying to list our favorites anyways. The result is quite a crowd-pleasing list I would say. If you are looking for some serious deep tracks you should probably look elsewhere, but if you can argue the legitimacy of these legendary wonders of pop music, we would love to hear those arguments below. Now onto the list:
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TV On the Radio is one of our most beloved bands here at LxL, and they just released their fifth studio album which we reviewed here yesterday. With that, comes “the list treatment”. TVOTR has been a staple of independent music for over a decade now. In that time they have released arguably two of the greatest rock albums of all time (Return to Cookie Mountain, Dear Science). A song from each album (and an EP) aside from 9 Types of Light (which I personally love, but is not loved by many) has made it onto this list. Which really shows the strength of their entire catalog in our eyes. After the sad and early departure of their former bassist Gerard Smith (pictured above smiling brightly in the middle), they have found themselves transforming and adapting into new territories, but never sacrificing quality. Wes wrote more on their new album yesterday which you can find here, and if you are into a bit more reading on the band, NPR wrote another magnificent perspective on them and their new album which you can find here. And if you are still interested in reading more, here is our list:
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In the four year gap between these Austin rockers’ last album Transference, a lot has seemed to have happened, but really, not much has seemed to change. Lead singer Britt Daniel formed supergroup Divine Fits in his time off, recording the new bands first album and taking them on tour along the way. Bassist Rob Pope toured with his other band The Get Up Kids, while multi-talent Eric Harvey recorded his first solo album. Finally, drummer/producer Jim Eno continued to build his producer resume, adding a handful of hot indie bands such as Wild Cub, Phosphorescent, Polica, !!!, and Tennis to his long list of production credits. They also left the infamous independent record label Merge to jump over to a Warner Bros. subsidiary Loma Vista (St. Vincent, Rhye, Cut Copy). They even added two new members to the team. Alex Fischel, who has officailly joined the band as another keyboardist/guitarist (he was in Divine Fits with Daniel), and they recruited legendary indie producer David Friedmann (Flaming Lips, Weezer, MGMT, Tame Impala) instead of producing the album themselves as they normally do. With every member of the band off doing non-Spoon related projects, as well as changing so much of the structure of how they have previously made recorded music for so many albums in a row, you would think there would be some sort of dramatic shift in sound, song, or quality. But luckily, no. Same great old Spoon!
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Disgraceland came out over a month ago. It f**king rocks. That is my review for it.
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If there is one thing that we really beat into the ground here at LxL, it is our unabashed love for Jack White and all that he does. That being said, here I am to praise another bit of Jack’s art. J. W. the III’s new album Lazaretto is due out next Tuesday (6/10), but the title track “Lazaretto” has been out for a few weeks. But today he gifted us with a video for the title track, just so he stays on our minds for the next week. Lucky for his fans, the video is just as fun and hard-hitting as the song.
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