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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
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!