Believe is a great pop record, and its successes have more to do with the writing but also Bieber’s performances are great. Half of Nicki’s album is incredible (and I’m also swaded by some strong tracks on the re-up like “I Endorse These Strippers“
tilla u r a god
The Mind Is So Complex When You’re Based
ROLL TIDE, IN THAT CASE
thanks Michael_. i obviously don’t love when you attack others just trying to do their thing and express their feelings about something, but i really appreciate your passion and i like your blog. i think you’re a good writer who really cares about the subject matter and that’s not something everyone can tout, you know? it’s a good thing. Next time you get angry just put on “Headlines” and shit will work out
Somebody’s gotta do it. Just happy it’s me and I can help out the alma mater.
From what I know, that Q&A is going to be in the new Best Music Writing 2012 book that’s going to be published soon. It’s not part of the Da Capo series anymore, but it’s independently published and guest-edited by ?uestlove! So, look out for that #PLUG
“Keep your heart, 3 stacks, keep your heart” is the best advice that I’ve ever gotten that was in no way intended for me
Hey raptor jesus, put away all of your breakable stuff if you can — I want to minimize the damage to your personal effects when the SWAT team breaks into your house just now. Just bein’ thoughtful, welcome
LINK THE LIST MICHAEL_ IT CAN’T GET DOWNVOTED IF I ASK FOR IT IT’S THE GOLDEN RULE OF THE INTERNET
Pulled the previous embed cuz it wasn’t playing on our site, anyone else have that problem? Seems to work on YouTube though. Weird. Go there 4 now gang, Radio Killer 4 Life.
HANK TO THREAD, REPEAT, HANK TO THREAD
Also, for those here/on Twitter bringing up the concept of “spotify getting rich while artists are getting poor,” you’ve definitely hit an interesting tension of what’s going on and I’m not trying to discount that. But this is about valuation — in this case, it’s usually a “present value” calculation that’s an estimation of a company’s value based on potential future gains — so they’re not rich by any means yet (the capital provided by places like GS and VCs probably provides for their current operating costs). But, say the company goes public in a few years — CNN Money speculates that valuation might be as high as $12 billion — then it’ll be pretty interesting to see what the breakdown is.
anyone know of when that patch that makes Alice Glass an unlockable player is dropping? I wanna pair her w/ Biebs for a legendary backcourt
Taylor sold 344k more in her second week. Kendrick still top 5:
I def do think that CRJ record is overlooked, and trying to figure out the mechanics of that def throws a wrench into some of my argument here.
Good Hive piece on this very topic: http://www.mtvhive.com/2012/10/22/carly-rae-jepsen-kiss/
Related: “This Kiss” totally r00lz
you’ve said nothing new about my avatar that wasn’t said about it the first day I started working here so I must remain UPVOTE NEUTRAL
The Illuminati headquarters in Zurich has a media room w/ free wifi & coffee so we usually meet there and hash it out.
Alar would I be wrong if I said that part of “All Too Well” sounded downright Oberst-ian?
it’s distributed by UMG though. I see your point and recognize I made an inaccurate assumption. I also tend to group Sub Pop w/ major labels from a resource standpoint (Warner owns 49%)
I have a hard time believing that it’s common for ANY band would turn down a pretty standard recording contract that guarantees certain important resources + a major label’s resouces and built-in publicity machinery. The front-ends of these deals — signing bonuses — are NOT a lot of money, so that can’t be the only reason. A subsidy surely helps the quality of the recording and work, no?
Unless they could totally get by on their own label, a luxury most cannot afford.
“22.” Listen to “22″