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Wait a minute: I’ve just noticed that Timothy Bracy and Elizabeth Bracy were also responsible for the amazing Van Morrison countdown. You guys rock.

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August 28, 2015 on Richard Thompson Albums From Worst To Best

Now isn’t this just absolutely wonderful? As someone who hasn’t even heard half of the records on this list, but has a real difficulty in imagining any Richard Thompson album than is BETTER than the astonishing Shoot Out The Lights, the next thing I’m gonna do after I publish this is to order #1 and #2. Fuck yeah.

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August 27, 2015 on Pour Down Like Silver (1975)

1) Kanye West has truly revolutionised hip hop music video: as a protagonist and director. Runaway (long version) is in my Top 5 of my list of Important post-2000 Things That Happened To Hip Hop Video.

2) Hype Williams and Dave Meyers deserve the award more than Missy Elliott. And you can add Mark Klasfield to that list too.

3) Eminem videos (the first bunch of them at least, up to The Eminem show) are fascinating: a clown’s mask painted on a tragic face tortured by his past.

4) Death Grips are the most vital, innovative and great thing that happened to Hip Hop Videos since Spike Jonze.

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August 26, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Kanye West And The Strange History Of The Video Vanguard Award

Beautifully written piece, Catlin, but definitely not the kind of write-up I like to read about a piece of popular music. But once again: beautifully written.

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August 20, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Beach House Depression Cherry

Stunning.

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July 21, 2015 on Thundercat – “Them Changes” Video

Ouch.

But fuck the artists moral and behaviour when it comes to appreciate their music.

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July 20, 2015 on Ghostface Killah To Action Bronson: “Who Gives You The Right To Even Mention My Name?”

There’s so much morality on Gum these days. Of course that what Cee-Lo has done recently is condemnable, but I miss the days when someone could enjoy the music of a genuine piece of trash without even knowing he was one.

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July 20, 2015 on CeeLo Green’s “Robin Williams” Is Some Craven Shit

Hahaha that was amazing. Loved it. Pretty sure Conan nailed it- “That was a workout!”

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July 20, 2015 on Chance The Rapper Made An Album With Lil B

This is some next level irrelevant bullshit. Kind of amazing, really.

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July 15, 2015 on Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Change Name To JR JR

Wow, you’re really pushing Diet Cig.

I can’t understand the omission of Destroyer. And even less on the Straight To Video feature.

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July 10, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

WTF? Where’s Destroyer?!?!?!?!?!?!??!

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July 10, 2015 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Good Lord, how I absolutely hate this record: the production is an absolute mess (no dynamic range AT ALL), which (at least to my ears) absolutely kills a fusion (psychedelia + dance music) that really depends of the depths of its sonic textures in order to create any emotional of physical response to its listeners. I am bummed.

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July 9, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Tame Impala Currents

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): https://youtu.be/J6MBOG-2hpI

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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