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I'm already not a big fan of the streaming movement. But seriously, in this case, it's even more ridiculous. Adult Swim are not a streaming service. Their songs can't be put in a playlist. I don't see myself going on their website very often just to listen to one or two songs. They did the same thing on their "Luxe" album. It's full of artists I like. I streamed it once but never went back to it... If I had the album on my phone tho, I'm sure I would have listened to it much more, probably would have spotted those 3 or 4 songs I prefer and put them in one of my playlists. But maybe that's just me being an old fart.
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May 31, 2017 on Adult Swim Singles Series Announces Massive Year-Long Lineup
There's also a countdown on this site...
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May 22, 2017 on Aphex Twin Is Teasing A Mysterious House Music Project
I can't believe that I have to point out on this blog that "Blue Monday" is a New Order song, not a Depeche Mode one...
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April 11, 2017 on Kanye West x Depeche Mode Mashup Soundtracks Latest Atomic Blonde Trailer
I'm as excited for this album as I would be for a new Hot Chip album. The two first singles are fabulous.
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January 23, 2017 on Joe Goddard – “Music Is The Answer” Video
Besides, there seems to be another videoclip in the works, and I expect it to star French actress Emma de Caunes. It's only a guess, but then again, what else would you make of that tweet sent earlier this week... https://twitter.com/Emma_de_Caunes/status/821311026968854528
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January 19, 2017 on Gorillaz – “Hallelujah Money” (Feat. Benjamin Clementine) Video
I thought it was weird to have them do all that teasing with the characters' narrative, and then throw us a single that doesn't feature any of them... Turns out, according to the AV Club (http://www.avclub.com/article/gorillaz-return-their-first-new-song-6-years-halle-248692), this song is NOT the first single from the album. Makes a lot more sense. Must be a special thing for that special president's inaugurination. The song itself if good, I'm sure it will come up at the perfect moment on the album (the pacing will be great, as usual). Great performance by M. Clementine.
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January 19, 2017 on Gorillaz – “Hallelujah Money” (Feat. Benjamin Clementine) Video
Come on, I didn't think the song was THAT bad... Even if it turns out to be one of the weakest ones on his new album, I've heard way worst filler than that...
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September 29, 2016 on That Leaked Beck Song Soundtracks A Fossil Smartwatch Commercial
Well I'm not setting my hope too high here, but I wouldn't be that surprised if we had a single by the end of this week... Their Twitter account has been kind of "celebrating their past" -- The "Gorillaz" album yesterday, "Demon Days" today... That could mean "Plastic Island" tomorrow and "New Album" (single!) on Friday... Just sayin'...
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September 21, 2016 on Gorillaz Launch New Website … And Accidentally Reveal Tour Plans?
Reading reviews like this one, I get the very scary feeling nobody would give a crap about this album if it didn't have M83's name on it. I've been a big fan since Dead Cities etc. but now I'm not sure I want to hear this new one.
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April 4, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: M83 Junk
Zooropa??? I'll believe it when I hear it... As far as I'm concerned, Zooropa is U2's last good album, only surpassed by Achtung Baby...
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January 4, 2016 on The Edge Says U2’s Next LP Is Coming Together Quickly, Compares It To Zooropa
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
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