Judging by the twitter and tumblr and music blog reaction to the new Cloud Nothings record, Attack on Memory, this is a minority opinion, but I still think the best Cloud Nothings song is the first one I heard.
Maybe I’m too young (although I’m a year or two older than primary CN guy Dylan Baldi), or too poorly versed in the touch-points on the new record, but I think I really just prefer a song with a catchy pop-punk hook to the direction the band has gone in since. I didn’t care for the first widely available Cloud Nothings full-length much, either.
I should probably add that, somewhat unsurprisingly, the one song I do like quite a bit on the new record is “Stay Useless”, what with its Strokes-y riffs and snide verses.
MGMT - Electric Feel
The best MGMT song, I think.
At some point, this ceases to be believable.
Reblogging because I’ve edited this list to add a couple of things, one of which I overlooked previously and the other which was just received belatedly.
"Jesus Fever," Kurt Vile. 132 plays. One weekend during July counts for about 30 of these, I think. If I were to quantify my love for this song, it "peaked" then. ›
Pay it forward!
Nicola Roberts “Gladiator” n/a (probably around 60 times)
Johnny Boy - “You Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve (Crews Against Consumismo Extended Mix)”
Which makes sense, because it’s awesome. The remix doesn’t seem to be on YouTube, but the almost-as-good album version is here.
Last.fm says Purity Ring’s “Ungirthed”, but if it could count vinyl spins, Smith Westerns’s “Weekend” would gain the seven required to pass it. However, I definitely listened to Beyonce’s “Countdown” more than either of those - on multiple occasions Amanda and I would put it on repeat while driving.