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It makes more sense when considering the album’s working title, “Songs of Shirtlessness.”

I’ve cried 50,000 tears for each person I’m assuming was abducted and forced at gunpoint to buy the new Train album. There’s no other rational explanation.

 +1Posted on Sep 24th | re: Album Of The Week: Perfume Genius Too Bright (51 comments)

No qualms with this pick. But to pivot to something else entirely, the Tweedy album is really lovely. I get that a lot of people will immediately dismiss it as too long and boing, but there are some excellent songs on the thing, and taken in its entirety it has a sort of comforting vibe; the sonic equivalent of a satisfying hug, or something. “Nobody Dies Anymore” might be the best Jeff Tweedy song in several years.

 +2Posted on Sep 16th | re: Album Of The Week: The Juan Maclean In A Dream (16 comments)

I’m just here to report that the new Moonface EP is great. Because of course it is.

Close, but this is actually the initial offering in the new Stereogum feature, “This Week in Popping Pills.”

 -1Posted on Sep 14th | re: Billionaire Owner Books Himself To Open For The Eagles At MSG (16 comments)

This is why capitalism doesn’t work.

 +46Posted on Sep 12th | re: Grimes Scraps New Album Because "It Sucked" (81 comments)

People are too hard on Grimes. And they should know better not to push anyone named Grimes too far.

 +5Posted on Sep 11th | re: Premature Evaluation: U2 Songs Of Innocence (144 comments)

I listened to half of it. I then Googled “how do I get this U2 album out of my iTunes/life?”

 +4Posted on Sep 9th | re: Album Of The Week: Hiss Golden Messenger Lateness Of Dancers (32 comments)

A nice write up, and indeed a great album; already one of my favorites so far this year.

This all sounds like a hilarious/terrifying neoliberal fever dream.