Comments from almotasim

This is a thoughtful and beautifully written countdown. I tend to agree with most of it, though I must confess there are 3 albums from Wonder that I have never listened to and all of them are ranked on the bottom 5 of the list (which is a bummer coz it would have been great to have missed a gem). Number 1 & 2 to me indisputable, but I would really exchange Keys (which I think is so damned irregular) for Fulfillingness at #3. Stevie Wonder was one of my most important musical discoveries of my young adulthood and it was damned hard to force myself into his oeuvre due to the the Woman In Red OST curse that traumatised my adolescence. A sheer musical genius.
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July 2, 2015 on Fulfillingness’ First Finale (1974)
Ok, let's be accurate on this one. The only officially unreleased track here is the Minneapolis version of “Lily, Rosemary, And The Jack Of Hearts" ("Tangled Up In Blue" and "Idiot Wind" early versions were included on The Bootleg Series vol. 1-3).
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July 2, 2015 on Amoeba Is Selling Its Most Expensive Record Ever
No, it's not (the music video):
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July 1, 2015 on Pharrell – “Freedom”
Oh, Gabriella, thank you so much for linking this. Robert is such a wonderful human being and this is such a beautifully written and heartfelt eulogy.
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June 16, 2015 on Read Robert Wyatt’s Eulogy For Ornette Coleman
"Maybe some people will say that El-P is being ridiculous, and that NERVO acolytes should be allowed to do whatever they want with their hands in the name of fandom." - Count me in.
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June 12, 2015 on El-P Says NERVO’s “Hey Ricky” Dance Rips Off Run The Jewels
Absolute AOTY so for far for me.
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June 7, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sun Kil Moon Universal Themes
Reading this just gave me an unapologetic hard-on.
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June 4, 2015 on St. Vincent Details Her Beauty Regimen For The New York Times
Absolutely. It is a musically superior work.
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June 2, 2015 on Mark Kozelek Targets “Bitch” Journalist Who “Wants To Fuck” Him
Haha, Kozelek is such a banter. And music journalists should definitely focus more on music and stop reporting such bullshit.
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June 2, 2015 on Mark Kozelek Targets “Bitch” Journalist Who “Wants To Fuck” Him
Tom Breihan: I love your writing. You are just great.
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May 19, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Shamir Ratchet
Wow, I absolutely love it.
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May 19, 2015 on Drinks (Cate Le Bon & White Fence) – “Hermits On Holiday”
And that 1984 presence is one of the most cherished by his fans. Love his Infidels phase.
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May 15, 2015 on Bob Dylan To Perform On Second-To-Last Late Show, First Letterman Appearance In 22 Years
We have NEVER heard "Cry Me A River Williamsburg Sleeve Tattoo Blues". That's the second time Stereogum says otherwise. This one is just another amazing track, Universal Themes is going to be huge.
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May 15, 2015 on Sun Kil Moon – “Garden Of Lavender”
Beautiful, as always. It sounds surprisingly (at least to me) a lot like the soundtracks Pink Floyd made in the late 60s, early 70s.
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May 12, 2015 on Zone Out To 45 Minutes Of New Music From Dev Hynes
“deranged bill cosby”… that’s a bit redundant
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April 16, 2015 on Ariel Pink – “Jell-O” Video