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  1. Shane

    Janelle Monae

    I love her so much. The Archandroid and The Electric Lady are masterpieces and this is arguably even better.
  2. Thanks for posting this! I don't find it surprising, though. Naturally these artists would find that radio would turn its back on them, the same fate as all those who came before. I mean Justin is 15 years into his solo career, so he is "long in the tooth" by industry standards. This is why I've never had much sympathy for people who make ageist jokes and disparagingly call 35-40 plus "old." A few turns of the clock, and they will be the "old" ones.
  3. Shane

    WTF...now the demise of CDs?

    This already happens regularly on Spotify. In my case right now, there is nothing by Peter Gabriel, no self-titled debut from Rickie Lee Jones, and no Havoc and Bright Lights by Alanis Morissette. Plus many greatest hits compilations are missing certain tracks due to licensing issues. I love my Spotify subscription and use it daily, but I don't understand why so many people who switch to streaming feel like they JUST HAVE TO unload their physical collections.
  4. The Lion's Roar and Stay Gold are amazing. Stay Gold is slightly more polished and accessible. I LOVE this band. I am so glad you started the thread, Suedehead! I have meant to start one, but my attempts to talk about artists like Wolf Alice, Haim, and Marnie are usually ignored while people extend the Justin Timberlake thread to 20 pages LOL. First Aid Kit is exquisite, and Ruins may be my Album of the Year.
  5. Shane

    Tori Amos - Native Invader

    Yes! Over six months in, it's evident that this is her best album since Scarlet's Walk. It wasnt just the newness factor. Unrepentant Geraldines was a strong comeback, but Native Invader is a complete return to total quality.
  6. I'm so upset. In my top 5 bands of all time. Feel awful for her family and children and fellow bandmates.
  7. Shane

    Your top albums of 2017

    Marnie - Strange Words and Weird Wars Tori Amos - Native Invader Haim - Something To Tell You Muna - About You Wolf Alice - Visions of a Life Forget Forget - You're Not Gone
  8. Tori Amos and Stevie Nicks (both solo and with Fleetwood Mac)
  9. It's almost all men. Not reflective of my tastes that's for sure.
  10. The second solo album by Helen Marnie of Ladytron is a contender for my album of the year, and I can't believe no one has even mentioned it. Ten amazing tracks, and all Madonna fans should check it out now!
  11. Shane

    Tori Amos - Native Invader

    Bats is phenomenal. I love the cyclical nature of the song, the lyrics, and her vocals. Wildwood is another gem. Slight Stevie Nicks vibe on that one. Mary's Eyes has made me cry like eight times. A career highlight.
  12. Shane

    Tori Amos - Native Invader

    This actually wouldn't surprise me. I love the packaging for this with the exception of the jumbled track listing. HOWEVER, some recent releases are so cheaply packaged in a flimsy cardboard sleeve (I'm thinking of Grimes, Buckingham McVie, and the new Emily Haines) that there seems little incentive to purchase the physical item. And while I WANT Tori Amos to have my money, the fact that she missed out on a top ten placement on the Billboard 200 makes me wonder if we all should have streamed it instead of buying. Guess I'll continue to do both for now.
  13. Shane

    Tori Amos - Native Invader

    Yes. And the Bang-Climb-Bats sequence is one of the greatest in her career.
  14. Shane

    Tori Amos - Native Invader

    Same! Annoys me! That's one of my favorites on the album.
  15. Shane

    Tori Amos - Native Invader

    I always thought that and Ophelia were two highlights of AATS because they are Tori and piano, and I was shocked to discover recently on a Tori forum that they are the most loathed songs on the album apart from Not Dying Today and Mary Jane.