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Nice, would have also accepted "looks like he's gone Rock and Roll Hoochie Cuckoo."
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February 24, 2017 on Armed Rick Derringer Exposes Ineffective Airport Security
Dang, lots of intrigue with this Pornos release: no Dahle, no Matador, and now apparently no Bejar songs? I'm sure the answers are very boring and not juicy, but maybe Carl is entering a belated Axl Rose phase and will show up for the next tour looking bloated and haggard and Buckethead will stroll on stage and do guitar solos replacing the vocal lines on Bejar songs past. But to sum up, I'd be more concerned about all of this were it not for the fact that this song and "High Ticket Attractions" are both really really good.
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February 24, 2017 on The New Pornographers – “This Is The World Of The Theater”
Pretty remarkable story to go from a construction worker to a pop superstar in just a few months. The good news is her rapid ascent has opened up a good middle-class job as Fifth Harmony's cement mixer.
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February 23, 2017 on “Bad” Girl Made Good: Camila Cabello Is Gonna Be A Superstar
Haven't seen numbnuts used for quite some time, really enjoyed it. Would have also accepted bunghole, dingus, or fartknocker.
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February 22, 2017 on The Future Of Future Is A Great Rap Supervillain
Accidentally downvoted this, which I wouldn't usually cop to but I found this comment particularly hilarious so I felt bad.
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February 19, 2017 on Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus Talks About Working With Nigel Godrich On “Overproduced” Terror Twilight
Yeah this analysis is spot-on, a.j. I listened to the podcast first and then saw the Pitchfork headline and it blew me away how badly they took it out of context. Sadly Stereogum glommed on to that too. Terror Twilight is also my least favorite Pavement album, but that kind of feels like splitting hairs –– it's still really fucking great. So many classic tunes, especially "Spit on a Stranger," "You are a Light," and "See, Speak, Remember."
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February 19, 2017 on Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus Talks About Working With Nigel Godrich On “Overproduced” Terror Twilight
I'll say this: a crop top that looks like upside-down underwear is an original idea. Important caveat: original ideas can also be bad ideas.
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February 16, 2017 on Bebe Rexha Is One More Hit Away From Becoming A Household Name
To be fair, "the most exciting band in the Family Values Tour universe" is extremely faint praise. It's like saying "Incubus had way more going for them than Orgy."
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February 16, 2017 on Bebe Rexha Is One More Hit Away From Becoming A Household Name
It's like they drew two pieces of paper from a "potential influences for new single" hat and ended up with "emo Chainsmokers."
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February 16, 2017 on Bebe Rexha Is One More Hit Away From Becoming A Household Name
Me in 2001 thinks that bill makes perfect sense and is awesome.
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February 16, 2017 on Bebe Rexha Is One More Hit Away From Becoming A Household Name
I've just never been a fan of impact as a verb. It always sounds weird.
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February 16, 2017 on New Lorde Single Impacting Radio 3/7
I can think of one that might http://www.ooyuz.com/images/2016/7/26/1472252971889.jpg
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February 15, 2017 on Kesha Releases Emails From Dr. Luke Criticizing Her Weight
"It's time we had a government that was interested in trying different things, and also smoking funny things."
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February 15, 2017 on Michigan GOP Considering Kid Rock As Senate Candidate
And then the police had the gall to ask Drake if he had Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind's phone number.
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February 14, 2017 on Manchester Police Decline Drake’s Offer To Talk Suicidal Man Off Bridge
When I think "Urban Contemporary" my mind immediately goes to Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and Jason Aldean. Yet for some reason none of Keith Urban's peers were nominated for this award.
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February 14, 2017 on Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent Tell Grammys “Don’t Be Racist”
Here we are now going to the south side. I pick up my friends and they share U.S. intelligence secrets, which I promptly post to Instagram.
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February 13, 2017 on Moby Shares Secret Donald Trump Intel Gleaned From His Friends In DC
Surprised no one has singled out Metalligaga's hilarious backup dancers. Apparently flannel is a metal thing now, and moshing has been replaced by a move I'll call the flail-n-bop. That was really something. Also, the best performances are usually the simplest. Medleys with super elaborate productions might seem cool on paper, but they usually end up sounding like shit and looking super cheesy. All told, the whole thing was super painful to watch and I'm not sure why I keep doing this to myself.
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February 13, 2017 on It Goes On And On And On: The Grammys Make Fine TV, But Stumble Where It Counts
It's a good one, but my favorite Destiny's Child song is "Comin' Atcha (Cleopatra's Theme)."
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February 9, 2017 on Karlie Kloss’ Favorite Beyoncé Song Is TLC’s “Waterfalls”
"Magic Leap? More like Tragic Heap!" - Beyoncé
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February 9, 2017 on Sorry, Beyoncé’s Not Buying The Magic Leap Hype
Oh I absolutely understand and am cool with your personal decision to say "Fuck Migos." My beef is primarily with the current blogosphere vogue of writing salty "fuck ____" hot takes, which I personally don't think are an effective means of combating homophobia, racism, capitalism, or any other number of -isms I don't like.
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February 8, 2017 on Migos On iLoveMakonnen Coming Out As Gay: “That’s Wack, Bro”
Totally fair point, but I'd counter that there's still a surprising amount of local variation. Even in an interconnected world where everyone ostensibly has access to the same information, kids in, say, rural Wyoming step into young adulthood with very different views of the world than those from a wealthy Connecticut suburb (on average –– of course, there are always exceptions to the rule). We like to believe everyone's operating on the same knowledge base in this country, but that's just not the case.
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February 8, 2017 on Migos On iLoveMakonnen Coming Out As Gay: “That’s Wack, Bro”
I totally understand the urge, but here's my problem with any "fuck [individual with bad opinion]" take: conflating having an impolitic opinion with a grave personal, moral failing doesn't really help address the persistence of those views. The fact that plenty of Americans –– not just Migos ––have retrograde views about masculinity and sexuality is proof of social and institutional failings, not necessarily individual ones. Saying "Fuck Migos" or "Fuck Tom Arraya" won't change anyone's mind. Whether we like it or not, we still have to have the patience to explain why homophobia is bad (and what constitutes homophobia, for that matter). The exception to this is when these views emanate from people at near the top of the political/intellectual pecking order. They've chosen to make having terrible opinions their life's work, so I'm very comfortable with saying "Fuck Mike Pence," for instance. But the average Joe/Jane who engages in casual homophobia isn't necessarily irredeemable. (Just trying to apply lessons learned from the election, here.)
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February 8, 2017 on Migos On iLoveMakonnen Coming Out As Gay: “That’s Wack, Bro”
rain drop/ drop top/ I'm troubled by the persistence of homophobia in hip hop
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February 8, 2017 on Migos On iLoveMakonnen Coming Out As Gay: “That’s Wack, Bro”
Pictured: the limited edition Dirty Projectors waffle iron.
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February 7, 2017 on Dirty Projectors – “Cool Your Heart” (Feat. Dawn Richard) Video
Back in my day when you wrote a diss track about a parent it was called "nu-metal."
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February 6, 2017 on 50 Cent’s Son Recorded A 50 Cent Diss Track
Have you ever eaten waffles? Worth living for when done right.
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February 2, 2017 on Wasted Days
Just saw this pic from the recording sessions: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/f8/fa/35/f8fa35a1f841b0ee4cc0b95b40cc2409.jpg
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February 2, 2017 on Downtown Boys Sign To Sub Pop
When life gives you lemons, you make two babies at the same time.
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February 1, 2017 on Beyoncé Is Pregnant With Twins