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The original pitchfork rappers: http://www.geocities.ws/sadisticone_2000/pitchfork.jpg
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December 7, 2016 on On J. Cole, Wale, And “Pitchfork Rappers”
"2 Phones" really is the best.
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December 7, 2016 on Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016
"High Castle Rock" is such a monster.
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December 6, 2016 on Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016
Love the Gunn and O'Rourke tracks from that Blonde on Blonde comp. Definitely the standouts. Another great cover this year is Nathan Bowles's take on "Moonshine is the Sunshine." Plenty of good stuff on Day of the Dead, obviously, but my favorites were the SM + the Jicks, Hiss Golden Messenger, Bill Callahan, and Phosphorescent's "Sugaree,"
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December 6, 2016 on Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016
"Rancid Girl" is one of those songs that initially scans as unbelievably stupid but reveals itself to be hilarious and brilliant. Such a great, weird album.
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December 6, 2016 on Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016
Heart Like a Levee is so strong front to back that it's hard to even pick a favorite. I guess I lean toward the title track mostly because it serves as a thesis of sorts.
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December 6, 2016 on Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016
Some of my favorites with reasonable runtimes include: Hiss Golden Messenger – "Heart Like a Levee" Kanye West – "Ultralight Beam" Chance the Rapper – "Finish Line/ Drown" Big Thief – "Paul" The Avalanches – "Stepkids" Steve Gunn – "Ancient Jules" case/lang/veirs – "Best Kept Secret" Kendrick Lamar – "Untitled 5" Parquet Courts – "One Man No City" Sturgill Simpson – "Call to Arms" And my favorite pop radio hit of the year is definitely Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj's "Side to Side." Big fan of hilarious nonsense like "wrist icicle ride dick bicycle" being twisted into an earworm.
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December 6, 2016 on Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016
I come bearing a specialized list of my top 10 long songs of 2016 (long meaning 7:30+, which is an arbitrary choice but it just feels right). 1. Lambchop - "In Care of 8675309" 2. William Tyler - "Highway Anxiety" 3. Angel Olsen - "Sister" 4. Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band - "High Castle Rock 5. Nathan Bowles - "I Miss My Dog" 6. David Bowie - "Blackstar" 7. Cian Nugent - "Year of the Snake" 8. Daniel Bachman - "Brightleaf Blues II" 9. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - "China Cat Sunflower –> I Know You Rider" 10. Heron Oblivion - "Rama" A great year for really long songs.
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December 6, 2016 on Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016
In 2009 I was all in for Animal Collective, natch. But I've kept several records from that year in rotation and MPP isn't one of them. At the time I was a bit confounded by it, but Mount Eerie's "Wind's Poem" grew to be my favorite. I've stayed pretty consistent since, though I've flopped my 2014 pick from "Burn Your Fire for No Witness" to Hiss Golden Messenger's "Lateness of Dancers" for some super sentimental reasons.
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December 3, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I just picked up on Terry Allen (thanks to the PoB reissues), Judee Sill, and Relatively Clean Rivers this year. All dope. Also got really heavy into the Staple Singers and the first few Ry Cooder albums. Finding new old music is one of life's great joys.
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December 3, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
What if we're talking pastries? Or pancakes/crepes? I feel like chocolate can be a tasteful addition to these dishes on occasion.
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December 2, 2016 on J. Cole’s “False Prophets” Appears To Be A Kanye West Diss
What kind of a psycho eats popcorn before noon?
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December 2, 2016 on J. Cole’s “False Prophets” Appears To Be A Kanye West Diss
I prefer to keep this variety of pop music mutilation out of sight.
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December 1, 2016 on Here’s DJ Earworm’s 2016 Pop Music Mashup
Following up here, but I went to Pinegrove's bandcamp and they're offering downloads of their catalog at pay-as-you-want prices with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. So I happily overpaid for Cardinal, which I'm definitely enjoying so far.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
Interesting how you censor the word fuck but are totally cool with writing racist comments and using misogynistic putdowns. You must have a rich internal world.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
You're not wrong. That said, I've always felt like the comments could use more rap battling.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
You're a very angry person, probably need to relax. Fortunately an album just came out that should help: http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/images/g/Xo0AAOSwmLlX70Cg/s-l225.jpg
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
No just the American public's insatiable love for reggae-tinged hip-pop.
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December 1, 2016 on Drake Is Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist Of The Year Again
And if we're talking reissues, those Terry Allen albums are unbelievably good.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
Clearly you and I have differing views on pooping.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
At least someone might see your list and find an album they hadn't heard of and end up loving it. That's a more useful service than chiming in on a debate over which of the same four or five albums is ACTUALLY the best.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
Did you see Nugent and Nap Eyes when they toured together earlier this year? It was dope. Both great, underrated albums.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
I think it's frankly pretty lame when people's lists are just slightly reshuffled versions of ones on the websites they read so points to you.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
In 2016, everyone was asking the same question: "what if we pitchshifted this vocal line?"
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
TOP 25 (rough order): William Tyler, Hiss Golden Messenger, Angel Olsen, Steve Gunn, Lambchop, Kanye, case/lang/veirs, Big Thief, Cian Nugent, Chance, Nap Eyes, Sturgill, Cass McCombs, Nathan Bowles, Wilco, Avalanches, Parquet Courts, Chris Forsyth, A Tribe Called Quest, Heron Oblivion, Woods, Kendrick, Daniel Bachman, Dino Jr., Itasca. Agreed Bey and Bowie were great, just didn't listen to them all that much (way more taken with the visuals than the actual albums in both cases, for whatever reason).
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016