9 déc. 2009, 14h11m
It takes a special breed of person to make end-of-year top ten lists of a given category. I don't mean "special" as in exemplary, or somehow a cut above. Interestingly, though, that demographic dovetails nicely with the type of person who might think that their ranting and hyperbole might be interesting to the whole wide internet. So here's a list of Mike's Choices for the top ten records of the year. The year might not be over, but unless the Young Jeezy record or Rod Stewart albums is going to BLOW MY MIND, I'm going to call it. These are ranked, largely, by how much enjoyment I got out of them, how much I liked them. Not terribly empirical, but it seems to work for me.
10. The Flaming Lips
I didn't know they still had it in them. It's not that their past few records have been bad (except maybe that last one), but even at their most fried point in the early years, they were never this... spaced out. The trippiest, freakiest, most acid-drenched head record of the year. …