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Huh, I guess I’m the only one who finds it weird that Homogenic gets lumped under “More ‘traditional’ instrumentation” while Biophilia gets put under “More electronic instrumentation?” Regardless of how she made it, the instrumentation on Biophilia sounds a lot more organic to me. Yes, Homogenic has “Bachelorette” and “Joga” on it, but it seems to me to have more synth sounds and, like, crashing glacier beats on it than not…
Otherwise that is a pretty cool diagram though. :)
Yes, but that doesn’t mean that jokes don’t have subtext to them. You can say that all the slutwave jokes and whatnot were just being “over the top,” but they still propagate certain attitudes towards woman in our culture… and really, the Rihanna/Chris Brown thing just actively showed a disrespect towards women.
You guuuuuuuys, I clicked on the link to that Billboard (ugh) article, can we talk about that other Bjork headline apparently littered all over their site?
“Björk’s New Album Has a 10-Minute Diss Track About Matthew Barney”
Yep, diss track. NAILED IT.
In the brief period of time where I really got into Hipster Runoff, I wrote off the way he talked about women in bands as being a form of satire. Then I told a friend about the site, and the first post she saw was something about Chris Brown, where Carles was posting pictures of a battered Rihanna and making fun of people who were still upset at Brown for the domestic violence thing.
Soooo, yeah, that helped me make up my mind on whether he was a misogynist or not.
Can’t really say that I’m sad at all to see the site go.
She didn’t co-direct How’s That either, because I remember reading in an interview (I think with Jesse Kanda?) that she gave Kanda free reign on it. But otherwise, yes. :)
Hm, the thought (/evidence) of a move towards a more pop sound for Purity Ring makes me a little sad… hopefully the whole album’s not like that… but I like how it’s at least offset by that droning bass and the gothy tinge to the synths.
Though I’m still liking this more than Push Pull too.
Though I’m unfamiliar with Belle (how did he/she get top billing?) Is he/she also from an 80s hair metal band??????
Yeah, I like Can’t Do Without You, but I get ya. If something doesn’t have a lot in the way of vocals I’m less likely to get into it, which I think is part of the reason why I’m feeling meh about that Caribou album, but seriously jamming to the Jessy Lanza song on there. Granted, Can’t Do Without You took a long time to soak in for me, perhaps it’s the same for the rest of the album…
Hm, I have a friend who had pretty much the same reaction, whereas for me I haven’t been able to get into the rest of the album nearly as much. I guess it really is an outlier for that album…