Why is Parquet Courts’ Light Up Gold + Tally All the Things That You Broke on my best 1,000 albums ever list?
Coffee breaks and lamb’s tail shakes aren’t arbitrary marks.
Some stats & info about Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold + Tally All the Things That You Broke
- What kind of musical stylings does this album represent? Rock Music, New York Bands, Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Garage Rock
- Rolling Stone’s greatest 500 albums ranking – not ranked!
- All Music’s rating – 4.5 out of 5 stars
- When was Light Up Gold + Tally All the Things That You Broke released? 2013
- My ranking, the one you’re reading right now – #656 out of 1,000
Parquet Courts’ Light Up Gold + Tally All the Things That You Broke on Spotify
What does the “best 1,000 albums ever” mean and why are you doing this?
Yeah, I know it’s audacious, a little crazy (okay, maybe a lot cray cray), bordering on criminal nerdery.
But here’s what it’s NOT: a definitive list of the Greatest Albums of All-Time. This is 100% my own personal super biased, incredibly subjective review of what my top 1,000 albums are, ranked in painstaking order over the course of doing research for nearly a year, Rob from High Fidelity style. Find out more about why I embarked on a best 1,000 albums ever project.
What does Parquet Courts’ Light Up Gold + Tally All the Things That You Broke mean to me? What does it make me feel? Why is it exciting or compelling?
As you’ll note below, this is the fourth Parquet Courts’ album on ye olde best 1,000 albums ever list, and the highest/best ranked of them all.
It’s because of songs like “Yonder Is Closer to the Heart,” which are the perfect distillation of what the band does best: garage rock brought up to date for the 2010s, catchy guitar hooks for days, with flavorings of indie rock and art rock cred that date back deeply in the New York City rock scene (where these Texas natives made their home and planted their Rock Out flag).
“Light Up Gold II” (not to be confused with “Light Up Gold I,” a preceding 18 second intro track) leans into the bands expert power pop tool kit for a blast of a one-minute plus ride.
And then “N Dakota” slows things down for a dreamier indie rock meditation and reminds me much of Camper Van Beethoven in the best kind of way.
While it’s not my favorite track – goes a little too art/noise rock for my taste – I give enormous props for the song title of “Caster of Worthless Spells.” I’m in awe of how great that is.
Pop culture stuff that has something to do with Parquet Courts’ Light Up Gold + Tally All the Things That You Broke
- Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!: #697 of best 1,000 albums ever
- Parquet Courts – Human Performance: #722 of best 1,000 albums ever
- Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal: #807 of best 1,000 albums ever
Turns out that we here (and by “we” I mean… me) at the best 1,000 albums ever committee are fans of the Parquet Courts!