In a pitying tone, his father said as an afterthought, “Presumably you wanted to say that earlier. But now it’s totally irrelevant.”
And in a louder voice : “So now you know what there was in the world outside of yourself. Up to this point you’ve known only about yourself! Essentially you’ve been an innocent child, but even more essentially you’ve been a devilish human being! And therefore understand this: I sentence you now to death by drowning! ”
George felt himself hounded from the room. The crash with which his father fell onto the bed behind him he still carried in his ears as he left. On the staircase, where he raced down the steps as if it were an inclined plane, he surprised his cleaning woman, who was intending to tidy the apartment after the night before. “Jesus!” she cried and hid her face in her apron. But he was already past her. He leapt out the front door, driven across the roadway to the water. He was already clutching the railings the way a starving man grasps his food. He swung himself over, like the outstanding gymnast he had been in his youth, to his parents’ pride. He was still holding on, his grip weakening, when between the railings he caught sight of a motor coach which would easily drown out the noise of his fall. He called out quietly, “Dear parents, I have always loved you nonetheless” and let himself drop.
At that moment an almost unending stream of traffic was going over the bridge.
No frills or nothing. You all have search engines and I will not perpetuate the laziness of society! Deal with it:
10. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs 9. Danilo Perez - Providencia 8. Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago 7. Menomena - Mines 6. The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Huny 5. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor 4. Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid 3. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest 2. The National - High Violet 1. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
Now you all think that all I listen to is indie but my top ten is the least diverse portion of my top 50 list. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Up and Coming San Francisco avant-pop band who's ethereal textures pretty much define "Bedroom pop" to the fullest extent. They cover an already mopey National song and give Berninger a run for his sour-faced crown. Also their new Secrets EP is fantastic. So there is that.
Granted I kind of already did this. But I can't leave Robin hanging. 2010 was an amazing year for music In my (not so humble) opinion.
So, yeah, A Yeti 2010: In top 10 form. Helps 2011 has already be given its AOTY via Kaputt.
10. Liars - Sisterworld
Open the door and follow the path down the rabbit hole...
9. Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring
That elephant in the room has never been more appealing.
8. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
If aliens ever came to Earth I would provide them this album as man-kind's first peace offering
7. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
That album we never knew we needed so badly.
6. The Walkmen - Lisbon
Pretty much just for "Angela Surf City." Oh wait. And the rest of this fucking brilliant record.
5. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Yeezy gone crazy. Then he comes through in the clutch. That and "Devil In A New Dress" may be his finest song yet.
4. Beach House - Teen Dream
Miscalculated this one by quite a few steps. Heavenly dream pop with accompanying down comforters. Perfect for a clear, sunny day or a frantic, white-wash blizzard. Thanks Kiran 3. The National - High Violet
I wish I could get as drunk as Matt Berninger Then I'd be all self deprecatingly poetic too. 2. Women - Public Strain
Glad to see Robin and I came to an agreement here. What the Beach Boys would sound like if they were from the frozen Tundra. ...and had a massive hard-on for Joy Division That too.
1. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor The universal aesthetic of freedom stuffed into a sprawling epic of anthemic punk rock. Few do it better. Really few have tried. Patrick Stickles you are my hero. Then there's this whole song.