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AND the lead photo on this page is a gif, which is new (as far as I know), so I was also like WHAT IS GOING ON HERE.
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November 23, 2016 on Angel Haze – “Resurrection”
Uncharacteristically subtle, but I see what you did there.
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November 14, 2016 on Willow Smith – “November 9th”
I've been wondering if Nightride is kind of a compromise with her label. There was word of her working on another mixtape, and after the huge stall out with Joyride, she cancelled part of that tour to record new songs for the album. I'm guessing that in exchange for giving into the label's demands, she got them to give this mixtape a somewhat more official release. Also, I'm guessing that the Joyride-era singles that aren't on this release are going to make it onto that album, and that album's going to be the big poppy one, while this one is more for the fans of her Black Water and Reverie-era mixtape stuff. Also, maybe it's just something with how I've listened to the album so far or with my mood today, but does including "Party Favors" and "Ride of Your Life" on here kind of soften their edges a bit?
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November 5, 2016 on Stream Tinashe Nightride
OH! I also saw Jake Shears in a gay club a few years back, after a Scissor Sisters performance in that same venue. He was, in fact, not dancing, and I steadfastly refused my friend's insistence that I should go ask why he didn't feel like dancing.
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November 4, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I got my continental breakfast on (...or maybe "full Irish breakfast" on) in the same room as Kelela at a hotel in Dublin last year. Part of me still kicks myself over not recognizing her fo sho and going up and saying something (her hair was Kelela-esque, but I didn't think it was actually her... partially because I had also ONE HUNDRED PERCENT FORGOTTEN that there was a music festival going on at the time, literally across the street), but on the other hand I probably would have been pretty banal myself, slobbering on about how great she is and asking when the EP was coming out.
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November 4, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Is courteously acknowledging that someone publicly insulted your song shade though? If this is shade, it's like a tiny cloud wafting in front of the sun.
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October 18, 2016 on MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At first glance I read that headline as saying there was a Swans x Sufjan Stevens mashup. O_O That is still less unexpected than Sufjan/Drake fanfic though.
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October 10, 2016 on Stream The Drake x Sufjan Stevens Mashup Album Six Swans
Without? You and I fall on entirely different ends of the beard preference spectrum, I gather. Though he doesn't seem to be one of those people who looks the same as they did when they were a teenager, beard or no beard.
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October 7, 2016 on Watch A Delightful #TBT From Father John Misty’s Nyack College Days
Oh My, that's not an insignificant number of Tweet features either.
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September 27, 2016 on Solange Announces New Album A Seat At The Table, Out Friday
This whole thing is d e l i g h t f u l. And I never realized that an Andrew Bird and Fiona Apple rendition of a Fiona tune was what I needed in my life, since that was never a thing I dared to dream, but damn, I am glad this is in my life.
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September 26, 2016 on Watch Fiona Apple & Andrew Bird Play A New Song, Cover Bob Dylan, & More On Live From The Great Room
Did you see that she also randomly released a new song today? Pretty acoustic and slide guitar thing. There's a free download of it up on her site: http://susannesundfor.com/reincarnation Lingering bitterness aside, today has been a good day to be a Sundfør fan...
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September 9, 2016 on Röyksopp – “Never Ever” (Feat. Susanne Sundfør)
Sorry that that's your experience then? I mean, they're out there. My social circle actually seems to be pretty full of people who are just as likely to be well versed in a variety of (more "acceptable") media or are able to intelligently and passionately debate politics as they are to discuss comic book story lines or video games. The nerdy people that I know actually tend to be really intelligent, and a lot of times that intelligence comes with having a wide swath of interests. Also, your argument seems to hinge on this notion that these "nerd"/"adolescent" activities and media don't have anything worthwhile to say, or any real value to adults, which isn't true. Yes, there's a lot of lowest common denominator stuff out there -- and I can see getting annoyed with how celebrated that stuff has become, I get pretty annoyed with that on the music side of things -- but there are still plenty of, say, comic books that are full of depth and beauty; have interesting things to say about the human condition; push the bounds of the medium, etc. (I keep going with comic books here since that's my area of expertise as far as nerd-dom goes.)
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June 25, 2016 on Fall Out Boy – “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)” (Feat. Missy Elliott)
Yeah, I've been feeling the same thing. It could be that it's darker, though I've been loving the high melodrama in the first part of the narrative (which was accentuated so well by that story excerpt that accompanied the unveiling "In God's House"), so that's the aspect that's been on my mind more. But ultimately I just think she's really tapped in for this album... which seems to prove the point that Natasha really thrives when she has more of a narrative or concept to dig into.
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June 25, 2016 on Stream Bat For Lashes The Bride
You know, liking the things you're listing as "grown up shit" isn't actually mutually exclusive with liking "protracted adolescent permanerd" things either.
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June 24, 2016 on Fall Out Boy – “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)” (Feat. Missy Elliott)
I think PJ Harvey USED to play more US shows, but stopped around the time that I discovered her. :/
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May 11, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Kvelertak Nattesferd
Yeah, "I Can't Get Out Of What I'm Into" is pretty great... I was also going to shout out "Willie the Six Dick Pimp" and "Hurricane Cindy," but then realized that the latter actually wasn't from the Girlysound demos. I also just realized that back at the peak of my Liz Phair fandom I never actually found all of the demos... correcting that now...
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April 28, 2016 on The 10 Best Liz Phair Songs
At least it didn't remind you of Tricky too?
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April 28, 2016 on Week In Pop Q&A: Alessia Cara Is Here, There, And Everywhere
"May Queen" and "Nashville" ftw. Whip-Smart doesn't get enough love, and those are possibly my two favorites off of that album.
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April 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Liz Phair Songs
Yeah, it's a bit disappointing that there's not even a mention of the Girlysound Demos/Juvenila EP in the write up. Her early stuff was so good that she was still mining those Girlysound Demos through at least her self-titled album.
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April 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Liz Phair Songs
PJ Harvey is my all-time favorite, but Let England Shake is at the bottom of my list (I don't really count the John Parish collaborations though, since he wrote the bulk of those... though if pressed I would put at least Dance Hall at Louse Point over LES). But I know, we're such a small group, it feels rare to find someone else who isn't head over heels for LES... And Is This Desire? really is a damn masterpiece, definitely my number 1 album of hers (and possibly my number 1 album in general). Rid of Me held that spot for a while, but ITD is just so dark and mysterious and bizarre, it just really burrowed its way into my consciousness.
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April 21, 2016 on PJ Harvey Albums From Worst To Best
I remember getting the impression that a lot of people were disappointed by Is This Desire? from whatever reviews or fan things I was reading online at the time, in the interim period between ITD and Stories. Coming off her prior three albums, I can see where people might have been coming from with that assessment, especially considering how much of a bizarre, experimental departure ITD is... but it's interesting to hear other people's thoughts on that album these days, I was always curious if the consensus on it would shift with more distance from her earlier work and in light of her trajectory afterwords.
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April 21, 2016 on PJ Harvey Albums From Worst To Best
Same here. "I'm In Control" is a fucking jam, but the analysis of it as less forward thinking than their previous material and more in line with everyone else was pretty on point. This is definitely a nice ray of hope that the whole album won't be like that.
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April 13, 2016 on AlunaGeorge – “I Remember” Video
So the description for that Chloe x Halle video forgot to mention that that song is pure FIRE.
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April 8, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
I'm actually getting way more oOoOO than Holy Other off of this song. And, needless to say, I fucking love this.
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April 2, 2016 on Andy Stott – “Butterflies” Video
If Kanye would refuse to release any more music on CDs on account of CDs being a "dying format," but then release music on cassettes, I think we would reach peak ridiculousness. (At least in regards to music media formats. I don't even want to think about what peak ridiculousness would look like for Kanye, I would hope we've already passed that.)
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March 8, 2016 on Kanye West Says The CD Is Dead, He Isn’t Making Any More
Wait, Cults has petered out...? What is this assertion based on? (I guess everyone's mileage may vary, but I thought Static was great.)
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February 24, 2016 on Follin – “Roxy”
Got to get them sweet page clicks though. I guess bitching about the Grammys must be relatively lucrative... the Recommended For You section is somehow entirely full of recent stories related to Music's Biggest Garbage Night, including not ONE, but TWO "Best of" articles about the Grammys. o_O And that's just in the Recommended For You section alone... O_o
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February 17, 2016 on The Grammys, As It Turns Out, Are Still The Grammys
Harsh. Perhaps you need accept the possibility of a song so memorable that it's not even physically possible to remember it.
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February 1, 2016 on Animal Collective – “Lying In The Grass”
Those Robyn songs are also massively popular in the gay (male*) scene. And not that the music in the gay scene is actually much better than music you'll hear elsewhere... it's still largely crappy Top 40 pop music, but on rare occasion songs like "Dancing On My Own" or "212" blow the fuck up. *(Perhaps also the lesbian scene? But that's a thing I know a lot less about.)
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January 22, 2016 on Will “Indie Pop” Ever Become Pop, Period?
I guess you guys aren't feeling optimistic about Kelela's full length coming out soon? She had mentioned that she was expecting to drop it in 2016, but she said this a whiles back (I think around the time that "A Message" came out). Granted, I haven't seen any mention of it in a while, so :/
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December 28, 2015 on The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2016