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Comments from crania americana

For real. My personal MC rankings: 10. Vision of Love 9. Honey 8. Heartbreaker 7. Hero 6. Dreamlover 5. Emotions 4. All I Want for Christmas is You 3. One Sweet Day (ft. Boyz II Men) 2. Always Be My Baby 1. Fantasy (remix ft. ODB)
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May 21, 2015 on Destroyer – “Dream Lover”
Songs (at least the four I could think of) titled "Dream Lover" from worst to best: 4. The Marshall Tucker Band 3. Big Star 2. Mariah Carey 1. Destroyer
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May 21, 2015 on Destroyer – “Dream Lover”
“In the end, it was only a one-way transaction . . . I had no idea that this would happen. It’s so cruel, it’s incredible. I will stay away from it for sure.” Now I'm not calling Marina Abramović a plagiarist, but we sure these quotes aren't lifted wholesale from reviews of Magna Carta Holy Grail?
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May 19, 2015 on Marina Abramović Is Very Pissed At Jay Z
Whoops –– "meant" not "meat." Like that time I texted my ex that we were "meat to be together." My ex is a vegan, so that didn't go over very well.
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May 18, 2015 on Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar)” Video
Whoops –– meat "bulletholes." Classic mistake. Like that time I wrote an article on a shooting and claimed "the house was riddled with buttholes." I was fired. Not for the butthole thing, but because I kept using passive voice.
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May 18, 2015 on Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar)” Video
"Bandaids don't fix buttholes" –– great lyric.
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May 18, 2015 on Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar)” Video
Someone should have seen this coming. Judging by that jacket, he was clearly a man on the fringe well before he stepped onstage.
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May 15, 2015 on Watch The Edge Fall Off The Edge Of The Stage At U2’s Innocence & Experience Tour Opener
As David Berman put it: all my favorite singers couldn't sing. Or as Lou Reed put it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Am45JrwQ4
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May 14, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Fetty Wap Is Like “Hey What’s Up Hello”
I should send Bill mixtape with just DMX's prayers on it. And maybe "Get at Me Dog" or something.
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May 13, 2015 on Bill O’Reilly Blames “Rap Industry” For Decline Of Christianity In America
Out of all of the long-gestating albums that have cropped up in the last couple of years, this is the one I've been anticipating the most. While I've only had the time to listen once, it sure sounded good, despite the seemingly spotty quality of the stream. It's interesting that you offer the first half of Insignificance as the high-water mark of his pop discography –– in some ways it's splitting hairs since the whole album near perfect, but I've always seen side b as what really makes it a classic. But either way you spin it, it's great to have a new (relatively traditional) Jim O'Rourke album out there –– he's personally responsible for two of my favorite albums ever (Bad Timing and Insignificance), and had a hand in some of the best albums that not only Wilco and Sonic Youth, but also Smog, Joanna Newsom, and a host of others put out.
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May 12, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Jim O’Rourke Simple Songs
A nice interview. I'm really enjoying this album –– a great addition to the Paradise of Bachelors canon. Her last EP was really remarkable stuff, too.
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May 6, 2015 on Q&A: The Weather Station On Her Breakout Album Loyalty And Her Brief TV Stint With Drake
The busking dovetails nicely with the theme of their next album, "Songs of Indigence."
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May 5, 2015 on U2 Busked In The NYC Subway Last Night
Bad news for Rob Thomas, now forced to go with his second choice cologne name, "Back 2 Good."
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May 4, 2015 on Diddy’s New NSFW Cologne Ad Is Basically Diddy Having Sex With Cassie
Not the Eminem song I expected –– had Carson pegged as more of an "Ass Like That" guy.
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May 4, 2015 on Ben Carson Announces Presidential Bid With A Gospel Eminem Cover
If we're taking bets on baby names, I'd say the smart money's on Perry, Naomi, Sheryl, Donovan, or Charles.
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April 28, 2015 on Cat Power Had A Baby
"Mercy" is one of the best songs. I mean generally, not just by Wire.
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April 22, 2015 on 01. Chairs Missing (1978)
Whoa... what if they kept the guitars AND brought a turntable into the mix? That's right, Built to Spill goes rap-rock! Anyone know if DJ Lethal needs work? Or Uncle Kracker? Give those guys Doug's phone number and let's get some more scratchin' on the next record!
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April 21, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Young Thug Barter 6
Yeah, Foil Deer is great. I think it improves on Major Arcana (which I also loved) in a big way, so I'm surprised it hasn't been greeted quite as enthusiastically. The Built to Spill album is also quite good. My chief critique is that there's a couple of premature fade outs, as if they had to cut a few minutes from the record and just arbitrarily lobbed off the end of two songs to make some space rather than leave a track out. It tricks me into thinking I'm getting a phone call every time, which is fucked up because I haven't even listened to it on my phone yet.
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April 21, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Young Thug Barter 6
"If you liked 'Greendale' and 'Fork in the Road,' you'll love 'The Monsanto Years.'" This is another way of saying that you probably won't like 'The Monsanto Years.'
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April 20, 2015 on Watch Neil Young Debut Monsanto Concept Album At Secret Club Gig With New Band
If she's so important to the band, why was it named Crystal Castles and not Glass Castles, huh? But wait, if he's such hot stuff, why wasn't the band named Kath Castles? Because it's too much of a tongue twister? That's hardly an excuse.
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April 18, 2015 on Alice Glass Responds To Ethan Kath’s “Manipulative” Statements About Crystal Castles