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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
LeMonjello, we have different heartbeats, but all the same heartbreak.
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December 28, 2015 on Somebody At Robitussin Must Be A Big Future Fan
(Well these formatting changes didn't work out to my advantage... I swear this looked like less of a mess before I hit Submit.)
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December 9, 2015 on The Gummy Awards: Vote For The Best Music Of 2015
Album: Empress Of - Me EP: Kelela - Hallucinogen Song: Kelela - "Rewind" / Purity Ring - "begin again" (ok, I didn't vote for two, but I'm cheating) Moment... er, Moments: -That time I finally succeeded in getting the timing right so that "Levitation" played while my plane was taking off for BWI (Baltimore airport). I wound up flying into or out of BWI several times this fall, and started getting in the habit of listening to Beach House on the plane, and made an unsuccessful attempt or two to play "Levitation" at lift off. The song just hits me right in the feels, and once the timing worked out, there was something so perfect about listening to this song talking about going off into the unknown and coming to grips with your mortality, while staring out the window and sailing off into the unknown of the evening sky and the excitement of traveling, while enclosed in this relatively little tube of metal so high up... -That time FKA twigs announced a new EP--barely more than half a year after releasing an album--by dropping a next level banger, with a video where she gives birth to a bunch of colorful scarves that turn into dancers and then proceed to have a motherfucking vogue ball in the motherfucking woods... and all the time after that I maaaay have spent trying to vogue around my apartment to that song... -Grimes' vocals on "Kill v. Maim," especially the pre-chorus and chorus bits, what with the hyper-Valley Girl/cutesy cheerleading going straight into screaming going straight into that "Eh, I don't behave, I don't behave, oh eh" knock out of a vocal. That shit is delightfully cray. Lyric That Most Often Got Stuck In My Head Where I Became Irrationally Afraid That I Would Start Singing It Out Loud Without Realizing And It Would Be Super Awkward: -"So get off my areola (olaaaaaaa,), get off my areooolaaa"
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December 9, 2015 on The Gummy Awards: Vote For The Best Music Of 2015
I don't know, I feel like the instrumental part of this is fairly distinctive. Yeah, they've been on a disappointingly mainstream trajectory, but, production differences aside, this song at least strikes me as less pedestrian than anything off of Bitter Rivals, or that Tink collab.
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December 7, 2015 on Sleigh Bells – “Champions Of Unrestricted Beauty”
Yeah, I was totally having a MIND. BLOWN moment seeing that enough people knew who Hiatus Kaiyote was for them to get nominated. I did not know this was a thing. And Flying Lotus...?! That was not something I ever expected to see...
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December 7, 2015 on Here Are The 2016 Grammy Nominations
I didn't really get a chance to go through the comments and see what everyone else put, but I'm gathering from dansolo's rankings below that Tamaryn's Cranekiss did not get much, or any representation. "Last" and "Hands All Over Me" are great places to start. (I would probably really rank Empress Of's Me a little higher, but it got a little more coverage on this site what with getting AOTW, so.)
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December 4, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Daaaaaangit, it's been a busy week so I didn't get a chance to comment with mine. Oh well. I'm glad to see that 8 other people voted for the HEALTH album though. Also, thanks for doing this! It's such a great idea, and different enough from SG's list to merit creating a new playlist...
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December 4, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments