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 +4Posted on Nov 30th, 2011 | re: Bon Iver Nominated For 4 Grammy Awards (87 comments)

i was confused by the Best New Artist nom at first because it’s not like Bon Iver are exactly /new/

apparently the award stipulates: “for a new artist who releases [...] the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist”

marks for effort i guess?? but next time try and submit your homework on time.

 +12Posted on Nov 29th, 2011 | re: Paste's Top 50 Albums Of 2011 (148 comments)

I liked the Fleet Foxes album as much as the next person but second best of 2011?

i mean it /is/ the second best Fleet Foxes album, but that’s because they only have two.

 +2Posted on May 25th, 2011 | re: Arctic Monkeys Suck It And See Premature Evaluation (22 comments)

“Suck It And See finds the Arctic Monkeys especially comfortable in their maturing skin”

probably the most remarkable thing for me when I saw them on their curent tour a couple days ago, was that, though it was the 4th time I’d see them, it was the first time I’d ever seen Alex truly comfortable on stage, and that definitely reflected in the music (not only in how they played their newer songs, but also in how they played stuff from their first two albums).

I thought the album was fantastic, but yeah, it did take a couple of listens through (that said, ‘That’s Where You’re Wrong’ and ‘Suck It And See’ where instant favourites. so good!!)

 +1Posted on Jan 13th, 2011 | re: The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010 (145 comments)

I feel like the only person who had Balmorhea’s “Constellations” and Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore’s “Dear Companion” at the top of their 2010 list. both were crazy amazing

 +2Posted on Dec 17th, 2010 | re: Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums Of 2010 (222 comments)

I have to admit, though I don’t necessarily disagree with Kanye being #1, and I certainly loved the record myself, I guess I don’t really get how it seems to top lists across the board? I mean it’s a good and solid album, but it didn’t really capture me in the way that I’d consider it hands down the BEST of 2010 (plus there were G.O.O.D. Friday tracks I actually liked a lot more).

That said, if we’re making a list of top 2010 twitter accounts, Kanye takes ALL the awards, and then some.

 +1Posted on Dec 2nd, 2010 | re: Arcade Fire Nominated For Album Of The Year Grammy (43 comments)

oh I didn’t mean to imply Drake shouldn’t win, though personally I am completely uninterested in him, god knows anyone would be preferable to Bieber. I’m not even gonna go into whether Mumford deserve Best New Artist or not (obviously you think not!), I’ll just be glad to benefit off their increased profile regardless

it’s very true that Mumford & Sons have a similar sound to the Avett Bros (love them too), but by that same argument you could say all of the nominees are just a wannabe someone else. I make no claims as to Mumford’s originality, but they are very good at their derivative thing then, cause I can’t think of an album I’ve listened to more this year #personaltasteetcetc

 +1Posted on Dec 2nd, 2010 | re: Arcade Fire Nominated For Album Of The Year Grammy (43 comments)

as much as I usually couldn’t care less about the grammys, I have to say, despite the fact that they will almost certainly lose out to Drake or some shit for Best New Artist, I’m really pleased that Mumford & Sons are even nominated, cause the publicity they’ll get from that will hopefully enable them to play my hometown next tour #selfishness

 +6Posted on Nov 15th, 2010 | re: Girl Talk All Day: Download The Free New Album Now (38 comments)

I have to admit normally I am a bit underwhelmed by Girl Talk albums compared to how consistently fabulous his live show is, but Dominique Young Unique + Madness?

 0Posted on Sep 1st, 2010 | re: Stereogum's 40 Best New Bands Of 2010 (142 comments)

agreed on Hundred In The Hands, ‘Tom Tom’ is easily one of my favourite tunes of the summer

 0Posted on Sep 1st, 2010 | re: Cee-Lo - "Fuck You" Video (3 comments)

still my favourite thing ever