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Also, speaking of favorite comments on this site, Howse's reponse last week might be near the top for me. Along with "I've heard it."
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April 21, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I seriously didn't realize he still frequented these parts. I was about to ask you guys for a What's Up With Joe Howse? column.
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April 21, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Dayum, also one point shy of making that 28 score threesome at the top into a foursome. Your comment was way better though.
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April 21, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Since Easter Sunday has come and gone, I can't say this is too surprising (unless some people were holding out hope that he was going to pull a surprise version of a Johnny Jewel?) But still, too bad, this was such a great conspiracy theory that I really wanted it to be true.
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April 21, 2017 on Kendrick Confirms He’s Not Dropping Another Album
Yeah, I remember hearing good things about their early stuff back when they got big. I never bothered listening to it though, I think that's back in the days when I would have had to buy it to do that...
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April 18, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Charly Bliss Guppy
I was not! :( I'm no longer in Massachusetts these days, and I was hoping to get a trip together to see friends and Polly, but unfortunately that did not work out. I kinda feel like a chump, but honestly I would be way more broken up about it if the recent shows on setlist.fm didn't indicate that the sets were like 90% songs from the last two albums. ... I would ask for more details about the show, except I don't want to do that to myself. That's great you got to see her though!
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April 18, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Charly Bliss Guppy
Though they remembered to mention the new Sheryl Crow album(?!), so that makes it feel a little more 90s up in here.
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April 18, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Charly Bliss Guppy
StarGrimes, StarGrimes, don't ignore it. You have a destiny now that you've gouda fulfill.
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April 15, 2017 on Geraldo Rivera Responds To Kendrick Lamar, Says Drake Is Better
For reals! I even found out today that I don't have to pay the IRS more $, they have to pay me, which was also unexpected. Hopefully all this goodness will carry over to Monday and distract me from the fact that I'm not getting to accomplish my lifelong dream of seeing PJ Harvey live after all. (Lifelong = since high school, I guess?)
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April 15, 2017 on Stream Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
This was somehow a quicker read than I was expecting.
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April 14, 2017 on Here’s Everything We Know About The Danny Brown + Angel Olsen Collab
I couldn't have put it better, rj. And I do have to say, I wasn't expecting a REAL What's Up With Mr. Howse update on here. I think I narrowly avoided doing a spit take with my cereal.
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April 14, 2017 on Stream Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
Kinda the same here. My reaction to "HUMBLE." was like "uh, music > rap?" But nope. I was WRONG.
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April 14, 2017 on Comment Party: Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
What ever happened to Howse anyways? Would it warm the cockles of his heart to know that he still lives on good ol Sgum, inspiring the music nerd equivalent of waiting until marriage?
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April 14, 2017 on Stream Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
This article is the first I'm seeing of this album art, so I don't know what the reaction has been outside of this comment thread, but I'm going to guess most of the people making fun of this cover are not designers. Hopefully most designers would also get that the point isn't to follow all the rules of "good design," but to know how going outside the rules communicates what you want to convey. Which Vlad Sepatov definitely seems to get, this cover definitely makes a statement.
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April 13, 2017 on DAMN. Graphic Designer Explains Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Cover
...waaaait, Kendrick's last name is Duckworth??
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April 7, 2017 on New Kendrick Lamar Album Out Next Week, U2 Listed On Credits
Is it me, or does #3 seriously sound like a Florence + the Machine song? Just add some singing-to-the-cathedral-in-the-sky type vocals, some harp in the background, and bam, you've pretty much got a highlight off of Ceremonials that never was.
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March 21, 2017 on Father John Misty Shares Generic Pop Songs, Returns To Twitter
OK, it looks like I'm not the only one who thinks of Niki & The Dove when I hear "Green Light." Granted, I was just thinking that because the backing vocals in the chorus SERIOUSLY sound like Malin Dahlström's vocals, but now that you mention it, the chorus in general sounds like one they would do.
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March 6, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Yeah, I was a little disappointed to see that the song they licensed wasn't "We Built This City." That would have been a great double middle finger (in my eyes at least).
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February 22, 2017 on Grace Slick Licensed A Starship Hit To Chick-Fil-A So She Could Donate The Fee To LGBTQ Charity
Same. I think it's utterly brilliant, and while I can see why people don't like the rap, I feel like the vocal distortion/pitching wonderfully conveys his dejection.
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February 18, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors
This reminds me of how every time I see the title "Laughing and Not Being Normal," it strikes me as almost an inverse of a LDR song title.
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February 18, 2017 on Lana Del Rey Teases New Release Via Posters In LA
Ha, yes, I came here for the same reason, glad to see you guys beat me too. I'm not normally big on remix albums, but I'm excited about this one. I wonder what the story is with the non-remix tracks too... on first listen "EUPHORIA" and "SLUM LORD" at least feel different enough from DEATH MAGIC to make me wonder if these are new tracks (as opposed to leftovers from the DEATH MAGIC sessions).
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February 18, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
In all fairness, the credits of the Grimes x Janelle video are arguably the best part of the whole thing. I love that screwed version of "Venus Fly" too.
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February 11, 2017 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
I'm kinda with you in that part of me doesn't think we should necessarily go around punching people saying things we don't agree with... though I can't say I feel bad for neo-nazis... but when asked if he really thought ethnic cleansing could be peaceful, Spencer remarked that that's not usually how that really tends to go. (Unfortunately I'm not having any luck right now digging up the source where I read this.) So yeah, I guess if you really wanted to you could interpret that differently, but sure seems to me like he was acknowledging that the "peaceful" part of the ethnic cleansing he calls for is bullshit.
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February 9, 2017 on Thor Harris Suspended From Twitter For How-To-Punch-A-Nazi Tutorial
Weird, I always thought those parts were Big Freedia's contribution. What the heck did she do again then...?
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February 7, 2017 on Beyoncé Sued By Messy Mya Estate Over “Formation” Sample
Oh, well yeah, Head First is their weakest album. Alison Goldfrapp herself has stated that she kind of regrets that one. But I'm hoping that this one will be better... hopefully it's not a bad sign that they're bringing in other producers/collaborators for once. Also, if you're not familiar with Supernature or Black Cherry, you owe it to yourself to check those albums out. Granted, Black Cherry hasn't entirely aged well, since that electro sound that dominates the album and felt so fresh at the time became so commonplace in the mid-to-later 2000s... but still, there's a lot of solid craft there tempered with an experimental edge.
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January 27, 2017 on Goldfrapp – “Anymore”
But come on, "Ice cubes on our tongues because we like to keep it freezy" is obviously one of the most memorable parts of a very memorable song.
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January 24, 2017 on Will.i.am’s Advice For Charli XCX’s New Album: “Just Say Random Words. Nobody Listens To The Verse.”
Well they've stated that this album will be in the vein of Black Cherry and Supernature, so they seem to be continuing their pattern of alternating between a downtempo/acoustic album and an electronic/dancey album. You should be all set for the album after this one then, at the very least.
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January 24, 2017 on Goldfrapp – “Anymore”
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