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This is funny to me because I definitely remember seeing *that* music video as a kid but I kinda just thought it was ridiculous and wrote it off... never realized the rest of the album was something celebrated by actual appreciators of music, and that his next album would be so highly anticipated. Will have to check this out.
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December 13, 2014 on D’Angelo Announces Long-Anticipated Third Album Black Messiah
I played a show with this guy in like 2007. Nicest guy. Always stoned. Loved him. I think he has yet to strike a balance between his eccentric style and a classic talk show band type setup, so I'm curious to see what he does here
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December 12, 2014 on Reggie Watts Named The Late Late Show Bandleader
Cymbals eat guitars - Lose
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December 8, 2014 on Win Stereogum’s 10 Best Albums Of 2014 On Vinyl Courtesy Of Insound
Fucking excellent write up, sir,.
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October 26, 2014 on The Psyche Of Jaime & Mikey: Inside Run The Jewels 2
Have they officially changed labels ? Can't wait to not get rocked in the head at their next show
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October 9, 2014 on Nothing – “July The Fourth”
Also Q and Not U -> one of the best shows I've ever seen when I was like 16, and I didn't get killed.
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September 26, 2014 on Joyce Manor Ignite Punk Scene Controversy With Anti-Stagediving Stance
Also two shows that had semi mobile crowds that were still friendly and I had a great time: Dikembe (took my gf to see them and there was no bodily harm), and Screaming Females.
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September 26, 2014 on Joyce Manor Ignite Punk Scene Controversy With Anti-Stagediving Stance
I gotta throw my experience in here too. I am almost 27. I've been going to shows since I was 14 or 15. I'm 5'4; 135 pounds. I have a real job. I am so fucking over this stage diving shit. I'm additionally resolutely sick of people moshing, pushing, elbowing and slam dancing. The reason for this is, given my size, I'm gonna get absolutely fucking pummeled no matter what happens. I moved to Brooklyn about three months ago to finish up my final two years of medical school, and I'm glad to be back in a place with so much live music again. I'm short so I like to chill in the first or second row of people to actually see the bands. But the last few shows I've been to (Nothing, Braid, Cymbals Eat Guitars) I promptly had multiple beers spilled on me, after which I got tossed around like a fucking rag doll. Nothing had Iron Lung open up for them (youtube that shit, see for yourself). There was a 5'9, probably 175lb dude wrecking people and stage diving. I got kicked in the head by homeboy at least twice. Likewise some girthy dickmunch at Cymbals Eat Guitars started everyone moshing, then later supermanned head first right into my knee. I thought he was gonna unhappy triad my shit (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unhappy_triad). None of this makes the show fun for me. It just makes me wanna choke people out. I get that people want to rock, escape from their lives and enjoy, but for Christ's sake. It's always like nine people out of a hundred fifty who make the fifteen feet closest to the stage positively unmanageable. I won't even to to see certain bands cuz I know I'm gonna get rocked in the head. That's no fun.
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September 26, 2014 on Joyce Manor Ignite Punk Scene Controversy With Anti-Stagediving Stance
Some believe the life of a rat, mouse, cat, dog, pig, cow, etc. holds the same intrinsic value as you, your mother, your father, your brothers and sisters, and your children. Many don't hold this belief. I don't know if it'd be fair to characterize either as "fuckin' stupid and ignorant." Either way you've gotta deal with the consequences of your actions.
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August 24, 2014 on Grimes Rejects Ice Bucket Challenge Because ALS Association Tests On Animals
Would you kill a rat to save your mother's life? If so, how many? What about a dog? How about a bunch of dogs?
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August 24, 2014 on Grimes Rejects Ice Bucket Challenge Because ALS Association Tests On Animals
Me on Grimes on LDR: "literally the most flagrant use of hyperbole i've heard in a while"
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June 14, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
You said exactly what I wanted to, except in a manner that didn't garner endless downvotes. I am curious to give this a once through just on the basis of Tom's write up, but I don't think I'm gonna like it for the aforementioned reasons. Tom's characterization of her in the second paragraph - "A coastal-elite pillhead, a girl who strings rich men along and falls for drug-dealer dirtbags." Etc... Nicely written, but I cannot for the life of me fathom what is remotely interesting about this "character," or why I should give a shit about her problems. This individual is, to borrow Wesley's language, lame as fuck. The lyrics are gonna pull me right away from whatever enjoyment I may be getting from the music. And I'll bite constantino- I may be the only individual on the internet (though certainly not among my friends) who thinks tune-yards produce just about the most irritating music I've heard. Be a quirky white girl from Connecticut, make grating "wee-ooo" fire truck noises, put on a loop, sing about what it's like blah blah rasta, rinse, repeat. Proceed to garner critical acclaim.
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June 14, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
What are you, an avid fan of Iggy Azalea, Ne-Yo, O-Town and Coldplay?
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May 30, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Fucked Up Glass Boys
Glad to see Chris DeVille still listens to real music. You had to slip that Drake mention in there didn't you, you Benedict Arnold mother fucker.
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May 30, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Fucked Up Glass Boys
Pretty funny - if I asked the same question a while ago I would've been downvoted into oblivion by the stereogum skrillex army, who have now been reduced to chirping crickets. I guess like many new release artists fawned over on this site from time to time he ceased to produce anything of lasting substance : / HMMMMM
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March 19, 2014 on Eminem, Skrillex, Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys Headlining Lollapalooza ’14
Lulz you guys remember when people thought skrillex mattered for like five minutes
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March 19, 2014 on Eminem, Skrillex, Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys Headlining Lollapalooza ’14
Coming up next week on stereogum: think pieces on Lady Gaga's musicianship and indie-minded performance artistry
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March 14, 2014 on Watch Lady Gaga Get Doused In Neon Vomit While Riding A Mechanical S&M Pig At SXSW, Brought To You By Doritos