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If the new Neon Indian isn't worthy of this list, then your "system" is broken.
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May 29, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Lots of great songs to choose from. My personnal favorite is probably Lo Boob Oscillator, but Cybele's Reverie is also up there. Also, in no particular order: The Emergency Kisses Rainbo Conversation Margerine Melodie Fluorescences The Free Design "Get a Shot of the Refrigerator" But really I could go on and on...
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May 28, 2015 on The 10 Best Stereolab Songs
I love the new song. The sound is dirty like some of that Blur/13 stuff, but a little more streamlined. It's all that "The Puritan" was not ("Under the Westway" was excellent, tho). I wouldn't be suprised if this new album meant that we'll have to wait until 2016 for the next Gorillaz. All we've been told so far is that Gorillaz "is coming back", that's not very precise. And I mean, Albarn had his solo album last year... How much work can the guy put up in so few months?
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February 19, 2015 on Blur Announce New Album Magic Whip, Hear 1st Single “Go Out”
I'm not sure how you can say that "there’s no confirmation they’re releasing a new (album) in 2014" when their website -- http://www.spoontheband.com/ -- welcomes visitors with a glorious NEW ALBUM SUMMER 2014...
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May 6, 2014 on Preview A New Spoon Song In “They Want My Soul” Promo
"Epic" is overated, but this is epic.
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April 25, 2014 on Röyksopp & Robyn – “Do It Again” & “Every Little Thing”
And Mr. Albarn is totally worthy of being in that category, of course. He's the greatest.
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January 26, 2014 on Watch Damon Albarn Debut “Lonely Press Play” At Sundance
It's a very interesting question, and I've been thinking about who else might be included in that top 5. As of now, the only other name I could think of (for now at least) is Kanye, even though I'm not that big a fan of him. In terms of influence, innovation and productivity, I think he's pretty up there. Another one that could be worthy but is maybe also a little too "young" would be Jack White? Maybe Kieran Hebden?
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January 26, 2014 on Watch Damon Albarn Debut “Lonely Press Play” At Sundance
This is great! I'm so glad that this is not as "dancy" as Pink was... Pink was interesting but it's the one Four Tet album I never revisit, basically. This is the more logical next step after There Is Love In You. Still, it's obvious on Beautiful Rewind that the Pink singles series played a role in the overall evolution of Four Tet. What an interesting guy to follow.
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October 3, 2013 on Stream Four Tet Beautiful Rewind
Thanks for putting this up on Soundcloud instead of that still-not-available-in-Canada Spotify.
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July 3, 2013 on Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2013 Mix
Am I the only one hearing some kind of Röyksopp influence in Giorgo By Moroder? Really good song anyway. Definitly an early highlight for this album.
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May 13, 2013 on Daft Punk Random Access Memories Comment Party
I'm halfway through it and it's not at all what I expected, although I understand now why Get Lucky was chosen as first single. It's all very soft and loungy. «Touch» is a very bizarre animal.
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May 13, 2013 on Daft Punk Random Access Memories Comment Party
Yeah, you pretty much butchered this. "À tout à l'heure" translates to "see you soon" or "see you later" and is not ambiguous at all on the whole "past/future" thing, as cool as it may sound. Pitchfork also got that wrong. It's probably because of "tout à l'heure", which could refer to a moment just passed or a moment about to occur. But that initial "À" makes all the difference. Sorry about this.
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March 5, 2013 on Bibio – “À Tout À L’heure”
Of course I know these songs, but it would've been nice to be able to listen to them while reading this. But that's not possible, because the stupid folks at Spotify don't give a damn about Canada. I understand that you use Spotify -- I would if I could -- but for now, I still prefer those good ol' YouTube thingies...
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January 25, 2013 on The 10 Best New Order Songs
I absolutely agree! And the mixing with the strings makes it sound compressed, which is really a shame because it's a very nice song.
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January 17, 2013 on Junip – “Line Of Fire”
As a complete sucker for anything Depeche Mode does, I have to admire the effort here. I probably could not list their 10 best songs and not feel guilty for excluding this or that. We probably all agree on Enjoy the Silence, but I'm far less certain about People are People and Just Can't Get Enough, which seem a bit like obvious commercial choices. Personally, I would have replaced Can't Get Enough with New Life, from the same album. And, just to add a nerdy touch to this, I would definitly put in my Top 10 the Violator era B-Side Sea of Sin. The simple fact that such a song ended up being a B-Sides really goes to show how DM were on such a hot creative streak with the trilogy Music For The Masses/Violator/Songs of Faith and Devotion.
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November 7, 2012 on The 10 Best Depeche Mode Songs
For whatever reason, I had not heard about this project. Turns out it's pretty interesting! This Memori single is very good, and I'm also loving August's "Phares" single. Thanks Stereogum!
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October 30, 2012 on Montag – “Memori” (Feat. Erika Spring)
I realize some people are not going to like what I'm about to say, but "Yet Again" just doesn't do it for me. Not because it's not a good song or because it sounds bad. It's just that the first minute sounds SO MUCH like Coldplay it's a complete turnoff. Well, to me, at least. Go ahead, just listen to it with your eyes closed. The chords, the way it's sung: it's really a Coldplay song. I really enjoy those "top songs" features on Stereogum, by the way. Keep 'em coming!
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September 19, 2012 on The 10 Best Grizzly Bear Songs
Yep, great song! First time that I actually "love" a Matthew Dear song. I "liked" his previous stuff, like, I thought the guy deserved respect and all, but this single has been on repeat on my ipod for a few weeks now, and I'm not growing tired of it at all.
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June 16, 2012 on Let’s Shortlist The Indie Song Of The Summer 2012
Well according to the album liner notes, it's a saxophone. And it makes sense, because that doesn't sound like a tuba.
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June 16, 2012 on Let’s Shortlist The Indie Song Of The Summer 2012
I don't know why. It's an utterly fantastic album. Maybe one day people will understand.
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July 1, 2011 on Top 12 Albums Overlooked By Stereogum’s Best Of ’11 So Far