Comments from bartl

WAV?? Kieran should show some more technological knowledge, and offer FLAC instead: same exact content, but fewer bytes to download.
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February 2, 2013 on Four Tet – “The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About And That Joy Used In His RA Mix And Daphni Played On Boiler Room”
Wow. You succeed in putting 2 of the worst songs from their first album on their "best of" list: "Mystery Achievement", and "Kid". I think that for the rest it's a very solid album, in particular the entire A-side, and "Private Life" is the highlight of the B-side. In my humble opinion, of course.
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December 14, 2012 on The 10 Best Pretenders Songs
160GB = "up to 40000 songs"? Funny that, ever since the beginning of mp3 players, after all these years, they still count in 4 minute 128k files.
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September 13, 2012 on Apple Announces New iPods, iTunes, Less-Shitty Earbuds
Did the DJ only play short snippets of the songs, or did you guys really chat so slowly?
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July 12, 2012 on Turntable Interview: Kitty Pryde
Good song. Very mid-80's feel (Johnny Hates Jazz, Fra Lippo Lippi, The Lover Speaks) yet this song still grows above these comparisons.
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June 21, 2012 on Lemonade – “Softkiss” Video
I really like her take on "call me maybe", here called "give me scabies". And what the hell is the difference between a "mixtape" and an album (or an EP)? I thought a mixtape flowed. But here, there are 5 separate songs.
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June 21, 2012 on Mixtape Of The Week: Kitty Pryde Haha, I’m Sorry
Meh. I prefer the original, by far, which, BTW, is a free download:
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May 9, 2012 on Tom Vek – “Aroused (Van She Remix)”
Why not. I prefer them to yet anoth f*in Kaye West or Nas video any day.
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May 4, 2012 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
I'm not a metal fan, not by far, but I really like that track as played by Mastodon. It makes me quite pissed off that some tracks are only available as vinyl (or as low quality mp3 streams). Like that recent track by Four Tet and burial, "Nova". Why do artists and labels do this?
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April 21, 2012 on Hear Feistodon: Feist And Mastodon Cover Each Other
The only proper response to this is a quote from Beavis and Butthead: "This sucks."
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April 3, 2012 on David Lynch – “Crazy Clown Time” Video (NSFW)
It looks like it works now. Anyway: I know his name from the remix he did of Juliet's "Avalon" in 2004. Definitely still a worthwhile listen. EMI seems to be on a blocking spree, the only link on YouTube that currently still works is (a very recent upload) but I don't know if it will last.
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January 28, 2012 on Jacques Lu Cont – “Church” (Stereogum Premiere)
The Field and Gui Boratto, 2 of my top favorite artists of the past decade... I'm impressed. So I'm quite surprised to find Battles' album was released via Warp, and not via Kompakt. Oh, and I've just listened to several minutes from each track, and I really do like them. And finally, "Boratto" is spelled with one "r".
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January 25, 2012 on The Field, Gui Boratto Remix Battles
Wow. Unlike what we're used to by Die Antwoord, this clips looks very professionally made. So in that regard, it is different. I quite like it: it works. I also already liked the new track "I Fink U Freeky", which, if you look around, is a free track (for example on
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January 24, 2012 on Watch Die Antwoord’s Sticky, Demonic Album Trailer
Nice to see I Break Horses - Hearts in that list. Definitely one of the best tracks of 2011. But I do miss the RAR remix of the same track, or I must have gotten it elsewhere. Equally brilliant yet sufficiently different. Anyway, you can get it from Soundcloud:
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December 28, 2011 on Stereogum’s 25 Most Downloaded MP3s Of 2011
Of Junior Boys, "Banana Ripple", I only like the The Field remix. The Field is present too, but with "And Then It's White" (which is a free download on the web, if you look around) which is a rather unconvincing track. No, I much prefer "Burned Out", and that is not on this list. What a joke. Gang Gang Dance is there with the non convincing "Glass Jar", but "Mind Killer" is not on the list. And Washed Out is listed with "Amor Fati"? Where is "Eyes Be Closed"? Thank you, I've seen enough.
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December 13, 2011 on Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks Of 2011
Yay for Azealia Banks! She's the only one on the picture collage who's actually really worth being there... (though Florence deserves an honorary mention) But I do miss seeing Alex Winston in that list.
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November 23, 2011 on NME Cool List 2011