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Given that the aural diarrhea of “I Need a Doctor” was the only piece of that album he deemed worth sharing with the world, it’s safe to assume the rest was some of the worst music ever committed to tape.

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August 2, 2015 on Dr. Dre Announces New Album Compton: The Soundtrack, Explains Why Detox Never Came Out

The ghostwriting thing shouldn’t shock anyone –– there have been rumors about Drake’s laziness swirling for awhile. Apparently his Degrassi character’s paralyzation was just a way for the writers to accommodate his desire to not have to act and stand at the same time.

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July 22, 2015 on Meek Mill Unleashes Epic Twitter Tirade About Drake Not Writing His Own Raps

About halfway into this I was seriously questioning his judgement, thinking the lyrics seemed a bit too late-period Weezer for comfort. Yet by the end he’d won me over once again. Kim Gordon wrote a nice press release for it on the Matador site that also buoyed my spirits. In short, my excitement about the whole shebang has been renewed.

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July 21, 2015 on Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin” Video + b’lieve i’m goin down… Details

This is a nice surprise –– a tight, cohesive album. I tend to think Wilco’s at their best when they stretch things out, so I’m left wanting in that respect, but overall this sounds pretty great.

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July 17, 2015 on Download Wilco’s Surprise New Album Star Wars

It’s a shame the Weather Station didn’t make the cut. For my money, that’s the best Canadian (maybe even North American) album of the past year. But it’s nice to see Jennifer Castle getting some shine –– I’ll ride for that.

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July 16, 2015 on Polaris Shortlist 2015: Drake, New Pornographers, Caribou & More

Most people don’t realize the lyrics to “Twist” are actually authentic frontier gibberish.

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July 11, 2015 on KoЯn Яemix Яihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money”

Fortunately, Owl City rhymes with “Bowel Shitty.” Unfortunately, I’m an adult.

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July 9, 2015 on The Week In Pop: The 10 Worst Crimes Against Music On Owl City’s New Album

worth not worthy. Also: at least a couple of interesting sock choices in that photo. The 90s were wild.

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June 17, 2015 on Pavement Announce Rarities Comp The Secret History Vol 1

I was thinking they should just do one comp of the best non-album material from the reissues. This works too, though a fair amount of this stuff isn’t really essential. Having said that, anything with “Greenlander” on it is worthy paying money for.

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June 17, 2015 on Pavement Announce Rarities Comp The Secret History Vol 1

bron bron played a hell of a series — it was a joy to watch.

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June 17, 2015 on Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love (Sub Pop)

wouldn’t take you long to find a copy of that in the used cd rack of a classy pawn shop

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June 17, 2015 on Justin Vernon Isn’t A Fan Of Apple Music

Just replying here to offer a friendly reminder that I called Warriors in 6.

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June 17, 2015 on Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love (Sub Pop)

he just signed with matador a month or so ago.

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June 17, 2015 on Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love (Sub Pop)

It’s probably the album I’ve listened to the most this year — really wonderful stuff. And I’m convinced that POB can do no wrong. Everything they put out, both new stuff and reissues, is worth getting.

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June 16, 2015 on Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love (Sub Pop)

Things not on this list that I think are great: Jake Xerxes Fussell, Mount Eerie, Jessica Pratt, Daniel Bachman. Things on this list I have especially enjoyed: The Weather Station, Jim O’Rourke, Kendrick, Sleater-Kinney, Speedy, Waxahatchee.

Some great albums so far. I’ve had a nice time with all of that.

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June 16, 2015 on Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love (Sub Pop)

He’s probably on a gluten free kick.

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June 15, 2015 on Smash Mouth Singer Freaks Out When Food Fest Crowd Won’t Stop Throwing Bread At Him

The most amazing thing is that there was still a little beer left in the cup.

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June 14, 2015 on John Coffey Frontman Did The Most Rock Star Thing Ever At PinkPop Festival Yesterday

This sounds great. Her last album –– Electric Ursa, not Ursula, though that would have been just as good a title –– really floored me, so I highly recommend it. Nathan Salsburg is also a killer guitarist. In short: everything about this is great.

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June 9, 2015 on Joan Shelley – “Stay On My Shore”

Hey, what’s up, hell.

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June 5, 2015 on No.

Whoever wrote the text of that Toy Story meme needs to brush up on how to use apostrophes properly.

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June 4, 2015 on Targeted Journalist Responds To Mark Kozelek