Honorable Mentions - The Hold Steady - The Weekenders, Big Boi - Shutterbug, The National - Lemonworld, Tennis - Marathon, Panda Bear - Slow Motion, Gayngs - The Gaudy Side of Town
10. Sleigh Bells - Crown On The Ground, off of Treats
9. Best Coast - When I'm With You, Bonus Track off of Crazy For You
8. Deerhunter - Helicopter/He Would Have Laughed off of Halycon Digest
7. Kanye West - All of the Lights off My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
6. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round and Round off of Before Today
5. Sufjan Stevens - I Want To Be Well off of The Age of Adz
4. The Dream - Love King off of Love King
3. Kanye West - Monster (feauring Rick Ross, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, and Justin Vernon) off of MBDTF
2. Titus Androndicus - A More Perfect Union off of The Monitor
1. Arcade Fire - Sprawl II: Mountains Beyond Mountains off of the Suburbs
Off of The Suburbs, Sprawl II is mountains beyond mountains and JAMS BEYOND JAMS.
Off of The Monitor, whether it's the album version or the truncated music video, A More Perfect Union is a jam.
Off of MBDTF. You already know that this is the best gang rap track in years, with the best female verse in forever, and now you know it has an unfinished video with two Nicki Minajs, Jay Z looking all Reservoir Doggy, Rick Ross being all sedated, and Kanye West, Vampire Slayer. Hopefully has Justin Vernon dressed up like a Dracula or Frankenstein in the final cut.
(via Got Em Coach)
That's right Mr. Sacramento Announcer Man, if you don't like Tyreke Evan's half court buzzer beater to beat the Grizz last night, you don't like NBA basketball.
Off of Before Today.
Deerhunter's live version of Helicopter/He Would Have Laughed both off of this year's Halcyon Digest together make up the best live jam of the year and the 8th best jam of the year in general.
Hope everyone had a great Knickmas with the big win against Rose and the Bulls (and several Knicks related gifts for this blogger). Having said that, a belated Christmas gift from the Knicks, the 2010 "GO NY GO NY GO" video with STAT, Gallo, Turiaf, and BILL WALKER having the time of his life.
Screw that so called rivalry with the Celtics or the Heat, I want the Knicks/Bulls rivalry to be back in full force with this Christmas day game. The Knicks with Stat, Felton, and Apprehensive Memory Foam Buyer Danillo Ganilari against those Bulls with D Rose, Boozer, and Noah in a 7 game series, would be basketball heaven.
Among the many highlights of the Knicks/Thunder game - my man, Ronny Turiaf blocking shots and getting big time first downs. Also worth noting - that Mozgov alley in garbage time, I got out of my seat for that one.
(via New York Times)
"It’s also going to be a boon for my health. After years of coveting them, I’ll finally be able to afford blueberries. Did you know they have a lot of antioxidants, which prevent cancer? Cancer! This tax cut just might save my life. Who said Republicans don’t support health care? I’m going to have the blueberries with my cereal, and I’m not talking Special K. Those days are over. It’s nothing but real granola from now on. The kind you get in the plastic bins in health food stores. Did someone say “organic”?
The only problem is if, God forbid, the tax cuts are repealed in two years, how will I ever go back to Special K and bananas? Well, I did quit smoking, so I’m sure if push came to shove I could summon up the willpower to get off granola and blueberries. Of course, I suppose with the money I managed to save from the “Seinfeld” syndication, I probably could continue to eat granola with blueberries, but let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.
Life was good, and now it’s even better. Thank you, Republicans. And a special thank you to President Obama and the Democrats. I didn’t know you cared. "
LD continues to be the greatest human being on the planet Earth.
By adding the Warrior's entrance theme, that's how.
* Fun fact, I once ran 3 miles listening only to the Ultimate Warrior's music, it was a rush.
Gruden called Favre "the Ultimate Warrior" last night but truth be told, I don't remember the Ultimate Warrior ever losing that much nay getting concussed in the middle of the ring.
Nothing says "Christmas" like Steve Sanders, Jim Walsh, Mel Silver, Nat from the Peach Pit, Dylan McKay's dad, some homeless dude in a Santa Costume and the rest of the cast saying Christmas over and over again circa season 2 of Beverly Hills 90210.
I've been reading articles on the Giants collapse against the Eagles yesterday to an obsessive degree in an attempt to try to find some sort of positive light in what ranks with the San Fran Fumble Game, Patrick Ewing's missed lay up against the Pacers, and Reggie Miller dropping two million points in 10 seconds as the worst sports moments in OAB history. So thank you internet that the NY Post continues to be well, um the NY Post (and for Dogfort references on KSK).
Was a toss up between this and Melekalikimaka, and since there isn't an embeddable version of the latter on the entire internet, Merry Christmas babies.
If this happened, ESPN would have blown up: Mariano Rivera thought for 5 to 10 minutes about the possibility of leaving the New York Yankees and signing with the arch rival, Boston Red Sox. We can talk about this like we used to talk about Bernie Williams almost signing with the Sox in the 90s but still, if this happened, I would have been a sobbing mess. (via NY Mag)
Remember Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip? Neither do I: 30 Rock has been renewed for it's 6th season, you guys! Remember when all the TV folk were like "This is good but Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 is wayyyyyyy better," well, it wasn't. (via Splitsider)
No lie, I feel really bad for Donovan McNabb: The Shanahan's are benching Donovan (even though the Redskins should have tied that game against Tampa if not for a botched snap on the extra point but that's not here or there to Shanahan) in favor of Rex Grossman. YEAH, CHICAGO BEARS SUPER BOWL QB REX GROSSMAN. Maybe the Eagles knew something when the traded McNabb within the division but did anyone think that Donovan would be benched in Washington by week 15? Well, at we can chalk up and easy win week 17 for the G-Men against the Skins. (via With Leather)
Conan O'Brien, Golden God of Finland: Remember those skits that were based on Conan's resemblence to the Finnish President? Those were great. Also great, Conan's message to the Fins supporting their support to bring Conan to Finish tv! (via Vulture)
The Alt Report Robot on P4K's Top 50: Kanye as the number one record of the year on Pitchfork? Who would have thought? Everyone. (via Hipster Runoff)
More Alt Report, Pashy Pits in an Elevator: Bro scores some Pashy Pit, hilarity ensues. Not really but PASHY PIT. (via Hipster Runoff)
Thanks VH1, thanks: Interesting take on how VH1 kind of ruined the taste of an entire generation with those "I Love" shows and a false feeling of nostalgia which had lead to an enormous amount of remakes of films and TV shows featured in those shows. (via The Awl)
I made a ginger bread house in 5th grade, It didn't look like any number of classic films based in New York: Come December 24th, I will eat every gingerbread house in site. Especially any one based on Ghostbusters. (via High/Low/Food/Drink)
Virtual Pugs, Real Pugs, Real Reblogs: A real life Pug gets super excited for it's XBox 360 counterpart. I also get super exited. (via TDW)
(via Got em' Coach)
Seriously, the Nuggets' JR Smith and the new WEC Lightweight Champ, Anthony Pettis were both on some next level Dominque Wilkens shit last night.
Off of 1996's Pinkerton. Excited for tomorrow's Weezer (The Blue Album) show but super excited for Saturday's Pinkerton - Across The Sea/The Good Life/El Scorcho back to back to back, going to be the best (hopefully).
The Knicks loss to Boston last night was devestating with the Pierce jumper and Stat's buzzer beater that wasn't but as a fan if you're ever going to be feeling okay-ish after a loss, it's when a team that has been the laughing stock of the league for the last decade hangs with the best team in the conference and plays May basketball in December and making me go all Gus Johnson in the process. Also Gallinari taking over in the third quarter (and tieing the game up in the 4th after that Ray Allen three)was something else, do we really want to trade this dude for Melo?
This is what Paul Rudd's character will look like in his upcoming film, My Idiot Brother. This is also what I imagine Rudd's character, Andy from Wet Hot American Summer to have devolved into after Katie eventually smartens up and leaves him from Michael Showalter's Coop.
(via Hipster Runoff)
Any time you compare Ariel Pink is compared Larry Bird in reference to "Round and Round" and not something off My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy being the top song of the year at P4K, it's getting reblogged.
Only way this picture gets better is if you replace Ron Ron with Ronny Turiaf, Phil Jackson with Mike D'Antoni and a Lakers championship with a Knicks. Obama gets to stay though.
Santa Claus is EVERYWHERE: Santa-Con is happening today in Manhattan, thousands of Santas converging for a pub crawl/food drive. Good stuff unless it ruins the myth of Santa for thousands of young New Yorkers. (via Gothamist)
If The Office does one thing right, it's Christmas episodes: Totally agree with the take on Thursday night's Office, a show which hasn't been at the level of the other NBC sitcoms but was back at season 3 level awesomeness with that Dwight/Jim snowball war. (via Vulture)
Eli Manning, 100 game man: In a game where the QB is the target for giant defensive linemen and linebackers to hit as hard as they can, Eli's starting his 100 consecutive game on Sunday against the Vikings is quite the accomplishment. Also worth noting that Brett Favre guy may/may not start his 298th straight game. (via Giants Blog)
Today's Lunch - Neon Indian Buffet: Indie Rock, Food, and Twitter, three of our favorite things combined in the fat indie bands twitter trend. (via Buzzfeed)
2010's newest, weirdest, nightmare inducing animals: Seriously, how is the "yoda bat" real? HOW?!? (via National Geographic)
New York's First Couple - Galo and Harriet The Spy: Apparently, New York Knicks' Small Foward, Danillo Galinari is dating Gossip Girl star, Michelle Trachtenberg and he's "gaga." What I'm gaga for STAT in the 4th quarter and the potential of a Ronny Turiaf bench cam. (via ESPN)
Fun with stereotyping and your favorite record of 2010: You've seen my favorite records of the year a couple days ago, and so now you know that I like to argue (Titus Andronicus) , like the Boss after years of being an indie snob (Arcade Fire) , might be a record store clerk who will give you unwarranted recommendations (Deerhunter) , and I like to know your opinion before giving mine (Kanye). Not known is what it says about me liking the Ariel Pink record. (via Flavorwire)
Okay, first R Kelly, now Paul McCartney? Fallon is killing it this week. Granted Paul's on SNL this week with Paul Rudd but still. Also thanks to Yesterday's "original" lyrics, my celebratory weight loss challlenge meal has been decided - wings, waffle fries, and a yuengling.
9. The Dream - Love King
8. Sleigh Bells - Treats
7. Best Coast - Crazy For You
6. Beach House - Teen Dream
5. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - About Today
4. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
3. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
2. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
(via Fat Shawn Kemp)
I was going to post something last week about how dumb the "Scottie Pippen" chant directed at Lebron James was but I never got around to it. Anyway, here's Pippen hanging with some dogs on the back of some trading card in the early 90s. So if Lebron is ever considered being the best defender in the league, one of the top 50 players to ever play the game and have 6 rings, and in addition to that has a trading card with him wearing glasses and hanging with some rottweilers, I'd say he's done pretty good for himself.
Excitement Growing Among Beatles Fans For Paul McCartney's Funeral
I too am super excited to get super sad over Macca's death.
One of the cooler things that happened in 2010 was Jeff Mangum at Le Poisson Rouge, and now he pops up again at some loft in Brookyln on Saturday night. Listen to half of his set - King of Carrot Flowers Parts 1 through 3 (Jams), Naomi (Jam), Song Against Sex (Jam), Two Head Boy Parts 1 and 2 (Jams) at International Tapes.
Save the Giants blowout of the Donovan F McNabbSkins, the hit on Brett Favre was the highlight of another terrific Football Sunday at TTP's Living Room/Sports Bar/Coffee & Tea Shop.
(via Brandon Peat)
The Official OAB Holiday Drink - Zietgiest Nog: We (me) haven't had Four Loko yet and probably won't by the time it's off shelves everywhere but still if I can get a hold of a quarter cup of broken dreams, this is so happening. (via Animal NY)
The Official Official OAB Holiday Drink - Hot Chocolate: Hot Chocolate is probably a little more our speed at OAB than Four Loko so the hot chocolate at Peels looks like delicious. (via Serious Eats)
Deerhunter plays Conan: Deerhunter played Halcyon Digest favorite, Helicopter last night on Conan last night, only thing better would have been the Helicopter into He Would Have Laughed that they've been playing live of late but that would have taken up like 15 minutes, and those 15 minutes were needed for the Karadashian sisters. (via P4K)
My Favorite, Season 8's You Only Move Twice: It was Simpsons week on SplitSider and it took me down the road of remembering why the Simpsons was 8th grade Ryan's favorite show on television. (via SplitSider)
DVR Alert - First Three Seasons of Breaking Bad: AMC is conveniently running the best show that I don't watch, Breaking Bad at times while I sleep on Wednesday nights. By the time season 4 comes back next summer, some other show will have that title. (via Hitfix)
I really hope he comes down with a contract for Derek Jeter: Yankees GM, Brian Cashman is going to repel down a building in Stamford, CT tomorrow night for some holiday celebration. Oh, he's also going to be in an elf suit. (via Deadspin)
Paul is rolling in his non existent grave right now: Ivan Drago, Audrey Horne, and almost every other conceivable not a star anymore lip dupping "Let It Be." It goes without saying, it's totally depressing. (via Videogum)
(via The Onion)
Get Hollywood on the line....
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More than just co-workers, Nolbert and Jellineck back together. Or rather, Colbert and Dinello on last night's Colbert Report with Stavaros and Pavarous. Man, Strangers with Candy was so so good.