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I’m still not over the cancelling of Lip$ha
When you put it that way, this all sounds really noble. Or at least pretty fun. (Which it definitely is.) I still have this lingering (probably naive) stigma about it, but that might just be leftover distaste for the sometimes blatant attention/validation seeking in many other sites. We can definitely agree that this place is pretty fuckin’ great, and yet I can’t really blame pitchfork for forgoing the comment section entirely.
So yeah, go us!
Does anyone else comment here and then later circle back a few times to check on your score? I do it sometimes, and it gives me these thoughts:
1. I shouldn’t care, I don’t need the internet’s approval
2. Whateva, who doesn’t like being meaninglessly validated?
3. I hope this voting system isn’t changing the way I post
4. I don’t think I like how easily my behavior is altered by a simple reward, like I’m in an undergrad psychology study
5. I’m probably overthinking this
If nothing else, I’m pretty sure being able to vote has driven up the number of comments, or at least coincided with it. And what music lover doesn’t enjoy a best/worst list?
Sounds like you need some not-necessarily-feelgood-but-definitely-brush-that-shit-off tunes. My go-to’s are Spoon’s Don’t Let It Get You Down, and the Chemical Brothers’ It Doesn’t Matter. But yeah, this internet stranger enjoyed your story.
I’d go with Beck, on the fantastically silly grounds of having not heard and not really caring to hear any of the others.
Also, because ho man do I love Morning Phase.
Also also, I reallllly hope [REDACTED] tears Morning Phase apart, or at least tries to, because those reviews are the best. Like slowing down to look at a car crash.
Having never listened to De La Soul before, Three Feet High and Rising is totally fun. Can’t wait to hear the others!
‘WOOO KICK HIS ASS’
this shit’s tight
isaac arms? exile on main st, champaign’s best record store’s isaac arms? hey there!
I thought this was an Onion article on my newsfeed at first
I just hunted it down, and yeah it is very good. For the curious:
This whole thing is still bothering me. I definitely didn’t think that a death of someone I’ve never even met would stick with me for days.
This was as well written, respectful, and thoughtful as the best Stereogum posts.
fuck… i’ve been following the band’s facebook, and although things were bad, they did a good job of making it all seem like a temporary setback. I’m not going to say this came out of nowhere, but still, shocking… during the holidays, too. I don’t even know what to say.
time to blast Put Your Sad Down and hope all his friends and family are alright
London Grammar, guys. London Grammar.
yeah, seriously. here’s a little more info, in case anyone else wanted to know
Here’s 5-25. They’re all pretty standard except Houses and Bernays Propaganda, who are a sad/beautiful electronic pop duo and an angry Macedonian dancepunk (mostly punk) band, respectively.
6. Gold Panda – Half Of Where You Live
7. Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God
8. Marnie Stern – The Chronicles of Marnia
9. Cut Copy – Free Your Mind
10. Houses – A Quiet Darkness
11. Bernays Propaganda – Zabraneta Planeta
12. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito
13. Sub Pop 1000
14. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
15. The Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law
16. Phoenix – Bankrupt!
17. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
18. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
19. Delorean – Apar
20. Atoms For Peace – Amok
21. London Grammar – If You Wait
22. The Strokes – Comedown Machine
23. Charli XCX – True Romance
24. Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
25. Darkstar – News From Nowhere
I put in my vote for Steven Wilson’s ‘The Raven that Refused to Sing’ as the year’s best album and music video, even though they have no chance of being in the top anything. Despite this, it is one of 3 albums I’d give a perfect 10 to, the other two being the Joshua Tree and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Yeah, I kind of like it a lot.
Top 5 (I have a top 30 but you guys don’t care about that):
1. Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused To Sing
2. My Bloody Valentine – MBV
3. Baths – Obsidian
4. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
5. The Flaming Lips – The Terror
In regards to the new Eminem album, I think we need to accept the possibility of a record so excellent we don’t understand it yet. That’s just me, though.
It goes mreeeeehhhhhhhh, mruuuhhhhhh a lot and then eeeeughhhhhhh and then a lower pitched euughhhhhh and it’s a pointless interlude.
I’m not good with remembering MBV song names, but just from your farting whales description, I know exactly which song you’re talking about, and it’s always the low point for me too. Spot on.
I would never have guessed that this was a Chris DeVille post without you saying so. That is definitely a compliment.
Also, it’s a good thing I didn’t write this article, because I’d probably just talk about Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs the whole time. Two clashing lead singers in the former, ending in their breaking up, and a romantic relationship whose demise broke up the Furs.
I’m not still bitter.