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I was delightfully surprised last time to see Austra get AOTW for Olympia, and about as surprised today to see them get that distinction again. Though, huh, yeah, you're right, I'm not sure why I keep being surprised by this, given that they got a good push during the Feel It Break era from Brandon back in the day. Perhaps it was because Feel It Break didn't place in the year end lists here for 2011...? (Or place nearly as well as I would have liked.)
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January 17, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Austra Future Politics
The big one that comes to mind for me would be those drum hits on "Vroom Vroom." You know, the ones that sound like someone whacking the side of a dumpster with a baseball bat. It's one of my favorite songs of the year, and those drums hits are like half of the reason I like that song so much.
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December 30, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Agreed re: its use as a vocoder. But if I can readily tell that it's auto tuned, :/ :/ :/ Maybe it's ok if it's subtle enough...? I may also give it a pass if someone is using it with some sort of artistic purpose, like in the witch house days of yore where a producer might use it to push further a hollow-eyed, dehumanized sound .
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December 30, 2016 on The Year The Mainstream Discovered Tame Impala
Huh, I didn't realize that Rihanna song was a cover. I had somehow gotten the impression that Parker wrote the song for her album, and always thought people were being snarky when they called it a Tame Impala cover...
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December 29, 2016 on The Year The Mainstream Discovered Tame Impala
Ugh, 9 out of 10 times I would much rather listen to nails on a chalkboard than an auto tuned song, so I've been waiting for it to die, for what, 15 years now? Maybe it's died off some in the sphere of pop stars who are actually singers but can't be arsed to get a good take, but I'm pretty sure that overall it's here to stay.
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December 29, 2016 on The Year The Mainstream Discovered Tame Impala
And also the ability to opt in to get emails sent to us when someone replies to a comment? I guess a lot of people have been fine over the years refreshing pages like 100 times, but still.
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December 23, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This is all well and good, but I'm still waiting to find out what the eff "Tom 'italics' Breihan" is supposed to mean.
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December 23, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Like, definitely not seitan from this cookbook, which would obviously be amazing, probably. http://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1455321624i/29082273._UY500_SS500_.jpg
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December 21, 2016 on Angel Olsen Discusses How Her Label Tried To Fuck With Her Music Videos
Yeah, Stereogum was really trying to locate some beef here, but all they found was some disappointingly-prepared seitan.
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December 21, 2016 on Angel Olsen Discusses How Her Label Tried To Fuck With Her Music Videos
Wait, Tom "italics" Breihan...? What does that even MEAN? Have I just been oblivious to Tom's typographical choices all these years? Did I miss something...? italics > fonts? I've typed it? Respect motherfucking typography when you see it?
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December 17, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Kelela only gets an honorable mention? You and I are very different, Stereogum.
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December 14, 2016 on The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2017
Looking at her full tour dates, there are some spots where it looks like she could add more shows (more so towards the beginning or end of what's posted up there), so I was kinda wondering if maybe she's going to announce more North American tour dates. But probably not. This has got to be the highest number of US shows she's played since the 90s, (not counting when she played like 10 shows in California while touring for Uh Huh Her, because c'mon, really, that was just torturous to those of us on the east coast). So I went ahead and bought my ticket for the Boston show and now need to plan a trip there, considering that this is a show I've been waiting my ENTIRE ADULT LIFE to see. Thanks for the head's up, Stereogum!
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December 9, 2016 on PJ Harvey Announces North American Tour
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