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It was determined that the quality of their music was not poor, nor did it suggest otherwise.
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December 14, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Now that you mention it, where the hell IS Justin Bieber?
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December 14, 2012 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2012
Upvotes for both of you. Ida was all smiles in the "Warm in the Winter" video, even gleefully jumping around in the desert at one point. How is that video alone not grounds for her inclusion? And Johnny Jewel definitely got my vote for male crush.
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December 14, 2012 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2012
Yeah, I was also hoping Charli XCX would make this list. But that's OK, I know where she places on my list (yep, #1). St. Vincent is awesome, but I don't feel like she had as good a year as Charli, and that does go into my consideration in these matters. Personality is also important. Also: physical hotness.
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December 14, 2012 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2012
"Oblivion" and "Bad Girls" were definitely my top two as well. I've only seen the PSY video once, watching over someone's shoulder who was watching it on an iPad. So I didn't get a great look at it. Can't think of anything else I'd include, except for Chairlift's "Met Before."
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December 12, 2012 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2012
Oh, I didn't realize that BOTH lines would trail off the page like that. Basically I made a scathingly sarcastic remark about me being downvoted, then ended with a Gladiator quote in all caps, all of which in no way makes me look any more level-headed than I have so far.
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December 11, 2012 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Tracks Of 2012
^ Hey, you guys missed one. What's wrong, is that one not good enough for you to mindlessly downvote? Aren't you downvoting ALL of my comments in this thread? Well? ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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December 11, 2012 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Tracks Of 2012
mr_axed: Yes, I have nothing "better" to do on a MONDAY night, and no I'm no longer telling people they're wrong, if you read my last comment. Except I'm telling you you're wrong now, I guess. But I'm not even sure if you're responding to me or someone else, so if not then never mind/ fuck it.
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December 10, 2012 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Tracks Of 2012
a.j.howard09: I'll grant you that my sentence about Pavement was written in an objective-fact style, since there's no "I think Pavement is..." to introduce my sentiment there. But I think I did a good job of stressing the subjectivity of my response to Japandroids in the earlier sentences. But still, fair point on your part. I mainly took issue with HartfordTheWhale's remark on my lack of airtight logic, when his statement about my argument being invalid wasn't really any better logic on his part, although I suppose that was his point. But I have begun to question my initial vehemence now that I find myself in opposition to someone named HartfordTheWhale, which is such a loveable name that I can't help but think I've become the bad guy in this fight that I've started for just no damn reason at all (it also doesn't help that I have a "tron" at the end of my own name). And having successfully gotten through my powerpoint presentation for my class today, un-stressed-out me is a bit abashed to acknowledge that I told the Japandroids song to go to hell, which was just an unnecessary provocation regarding a song that's really not bad. I just don't care for it, is what I meant to say. And I can't be mad at someone who was merely offended by a remark that I made about a band that I know a lot of people love. Your response was only what I should have expected, considering my initial polarizing remarks. [extends robot-crab claw towards HartfordTheWhale's fin as a cross-species "hand"shake/apology straight from my crabtron heart]. Hopefully I've at least made partial amends for my comments in this thread. I don't want to become this week's copy paster cat, who made some nigh-unforgivable remarks about Chromatics last week. No need to dig my own grave any deeper here.
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December 10, 2012 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Tracks Of 2012
Well that's fine if you personally find their music to be of a very high quality, but your claim that my badmouthing Pavement renders my argument invalid suggests that Pavement's music is objectively good, which cannot be true. If you had said that it renders my argument invalid to you specifically, then I couldn't argue with that. I knew that plenty of people here would disagree with my Japandroids statement, so I went ahead and threw Pavement in there as well, since my response to both bands is the same. I may be in the margins on this one, but there must be some who agree with me here.
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December 10, 2012 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Tracks Of 2012
You probably upvoted him at precisely the same time that two other people were downvoting him, so the net result was a -1.
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December 10, 2012 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Tracks Of 2012
The poor quality of their music suggests otherwise.
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December 10, 2012 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Tracks Of 2012
I'd have to agree, at least in terms of that song up there. I gave it a chance, but their sound and vocals are just so far away from anything I'm capable of liking. Grizzly Bear are better at making music that I initially don't think much of, but that still has the potential to really win me over with multiple listens. Not so for Japandroids. Their sound is immediate, and in this case I immediately don't like it, nor is there any possibility of multiple listens making a difference with their music. They're like Pavement, except even less interesting. "The House That Heaven Built" can go to hell.
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December 10, 2012 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Tracks Of 2012
I was considering just posting my list on some old comment thread from 2008 or something, so that I can have the experience of getting one out there while at the same time not worrying about it actually being seen by anyone. But even that would be too much effort. I'll just sit back and wait for someone else to come up with a list that I completely agree with. It has to be possible. Slothdrop's came pretty close. But if there was a specific page for posting lists, I guess I'd be game.
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December 7, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
It's certainly a thought-provoking image. ' course if Stereogum's a skeleton, then as a commenter, perhaps I'm part of that skeleton by association, which makes me feel pleasantly evil.
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December 7, 2012 on Rolling Stone‘s 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs Of All Time
Yeah, but technically, that horse isn't quite dead--its eyes are still rolling around and it's twitching. So it still needs to be beaten. Although I just now realized that it's being beaten by a skeleton, which is rather alarming. Actually, let's stop beating the poor horse and take out that skeleton instead. It seems like much more of a threat. Wait, does this all mean that Stereogum is the skeleton? What, then, are the implications? Perhaps only this: I shouldn't try to analyze this GIF any further.
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December 6, 2012 on Rolling Stone‘s 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs Of All Time
raptor jesus & plb and whoever else cares: Chromatics just released a cover of New Order's "Ceremony" and, as one would expect, it's quite beautiful. Man, I'm starting to get the wonderful suspicion that Chromatics are specifically trying to become my favorite band, and succeeding. I hope at some point they'll cover something by The Cure. Can you imagine how awesome it would be if they covered "Plainsong" for instance? Ruth or Johnny (Jewel, not Rubber), if you're reading this, please cover "Plainsong." I'd pay a bag full of puppy blood to hear that.
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December 6, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
Yeah, at first I thought Anton meant that each of those lists was "gossamer" meaning "Anything delicate, light and flimsy," to quote the Wiktionary definition. Which I thought was a clever visual pun for making fun of a list's credibility or whatever. But I guess it's also a fairly clever visual pun for the Passion Pit album.
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December 6, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
Yeah, I'm quite taken by her switch from curly to straight hair, and by the color red as symbolic of a more mature feminine sexuality (as opposed to pink, I guess?). Approaching musical quality as inherently linked to hairstyles (it isn't, but...), could it not be suggested that Radiohead's slight drop-off in quality is somehow linked to Thom Yorke's lacklustre long hair? PROVE ME WRONG (shouldn't be too hard, actually). Let's see, where's the "Submit Comment" button? Ah, here it is...
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December 5, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
It's gonna be hilarious if all the silent Taylor Swift supporters came out in droves to vote for Red, and it ends up even higher on the Gummys than on this list. I didn't vote for it, but I do like her music, and am thoroughly enjoying how appalled a lot of people here are in response to her inclusion on this list. C'mon Taylor Swift for Gummys # 1! Oh, that I might live to see the day!
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December 5, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012