Making Amazon’s “Top Indie Albums Of All Time” List Stuns Stereolab Into Silence

noah | April 3, 2009 10:00 am

Stereolab have announced that they are immediately going on hiatus; their album Chemical Chords 2 is still going to come out, but the band has canceled two shows that it was scheduled to play in the coming weeks and has no plans to record any music for the foreseeable future. Why now? Why so sudden? A statement on the band’s Web site explains: “As we recently made #51 with Emperor Tomato Ketchup in the Amazon 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of all Time we feel that our work is done for the moment.” See, people? More evidence that the listicle era is ruining lives.* A few clips from the album in question after the jump.

“The Noise Of Carpet”

“Metronomic Underground” (live in 1996)

“Les Yper Sound” (on Jools Holland)

stereolab :: news [Official site; HT Pitchfork]

* OK, they’re probably kidding. But really, does my point not stand?

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