Comments from almotasim

Good Lord, this really moved me so deeply. Do not miss this one, guys.
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October 6, 2015 on Sun Kil Moon & Jesu – “America’s Most Wanted Mark Kozelek And John Dillinger”
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September 25, 2015 on Father John Misty – “The Memo”
This is not cynical at all. Just a calibrated combo of ignorance and laziness.
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September 24, 2015 on Bob Dylan Announces The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12
Beautiful, just beautiful.
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September 17, 2015 on Ibeyi – “Stranger / Lover” Video
Black Kids.
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September 12, 2015 on Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Turns 10
My favourite CYHSY album.
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September 12, 2015 on Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Turns 10
Oh boy , am I excited with the prospect of new Radiohead album coming. Could we please talk ONLY about that?
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September 7, 2015 on Montana Of 300 Teases Collaboration With Kanye West, Jay Z, & Lil Wayne
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
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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)