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Gonna see Priests tonight in my hometown! Last night I drunkenly decided that "Nothing Feels Natural" and "No Big Bang" are my 2 fave songs so far this year, so I think I've gotten myself adequately psyched for this show.
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February 24, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Looks like you've attracted your own devoted group of personal haters! Either that, or three people disagree that this is your favorite music video of the year. :)
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February 20, 2017 on Lana Del Rey – “Love” Video
I loved Ultraviolence but for some reason I still haven't bothered to listen to Honeymoon. Maybe it's because I felt that she got her sound down so well on the former that I didn't quite need another album from her yet when the latter came out. But now I'm ready. And yes, "Fucked My Way to the Top" is so good. Used to just loop that song on long drives.
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February 20, 2017 on Lana Del Rey – “Love” Video
This is a good turnout, I like what we've accomplished here. Thanks for taking one for the team, CA! For each downvote, you officially receive one particle of good karma.
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February 15, 2017 on Kanye West Reportedly Recovering From Memory Loss
This is incredible! This band just keeps getting better.
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February 15, 2017 on Yumi Zouma – “She’s Electric” (Oasis Cover)
How hilarious would it be if a bunch of us banded together and downvoted your comment, thus making it come true! ;)
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February 14, 2017 on Kanye West Reportedly Recovering From Memory Loss
Oh shoot, I didn't even realize that! Looking on Wikipedia now, and I see she was involved in my favorite tracks from that album, "Doing It", "Die Tonight", and "Need Ur Love". I didn't even know about Noonie Bao until last year when I started getting into her own music. Wait . . . does this mean Noonie was the other person besides Charli who was flirting with you? :)
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February 9, 2017 on Watch Charli XCX & A Motionless A. G. Cook Bring New Song “Bounce” To Jimmy Kimmel
I like you! Also, did she say "If your name is Noonie" towards the end? I know Charli and Noonie Bao collaborated as co-writers on MØ's "Drum" last year, so hopefully this means Noonie Bao is involved on Charli's new album as well. ❤️ Bless
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February 9, 2017 on Watch Charli XCX & A Motionless A. G. Cook Bring New Song “Bounce” To Jimmy Kimmel
Peter, why do I get the feeling that you're going to be using the word "mastermind" a lot more now after that DIIV article? ;) Fun song, anyway. I don't like it quite as much as "What's that Perfume that You Wear", but I like the idea of making upbeat music about subjects that can otherwise seem scary or depressing.
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February 6, 2017 on Jens Lekman – “Evening Prayer”
Don't believe Bloc's fake news. It just gives him power.
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February 2, 2017 on Preview Grimes’ “Venus Fly” Video, Out Tomorrow
Just based on "Body" and "All About Me", I'm thinking this was a good choice! Love the write-up as well, Tom.
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January 31, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Syd Fin
Well, I think "Boosegumps" is a wonderful name! Puts a smile on my face (as does their music). Then again, I also really like the fact that there's an artist called "Com Truise", so . . . make of that what you will.
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January 31, 2017 on Stream Boosegumps On The Way To Meet You EP
Interesting--I'd seen "Christmas Song" listed on her wikipedia discography, but had never actually listened to it before you mentioned it here. It's not bad! And though I can't say I'm super into that one, it did lead me to the realization that she released something called the Ambrosia EP a little after Visions. I guess aside from "Christmas Song", it features a couple other songs, "Ambrosia", and "Song for Ric", the latter which she did with Majical Cloudz. (You're probably already aware of all this). But yeah, I'm loving "Song for Ric" in particular. Haven't managed to find that "Look at Me Now" / "Oblivion" bootleg yet, but I'll keep an ear out for it.
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January 30, 2017 on Aristophanes – “人為機器 (Humans Become Machines)” (Prod. Grimes)
Done! My first ever tweet, as well. Thank you Claire! And Sia as well! Just so happens I donated to ACLU earlier today, so I'll have to send that receipt to her.
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January 28, 2017 on Grimes Is Matching Donations To CAIR Up To $10,000
I agree! I wasn't sure what to think of it when Art Angels first came out, but by now it's become one of my favorite tracks to blast in my car.
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January 27, 2017 on Aristophanes – “人為機器 (Humans Become Machines)” (Prod. Grimes)
Aristophanes kills it! Definitely looking forward to more from her. And Grimes is just constantly getting better as a beat maker. Visions is a masterpiece, but I still think she made a huge leap from that to Art Angels in terms of both beats and overall production skills. She's really one of the best producers out there now--though I may be biased in saying that. In fact, since I obviously am biased, I'll just go ahead and say she's the best.
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January 26, 2017 on Aristophanes – “人為機器 (Humans Become Machines)” (Prod. Grimes)
"Test Me" is one of the few that hasn't quite clicked for me yet, but part of that could have to do with the fact that "I Dare You" comes right before it and kinda overshadows it for me. Oh shit, it just barely hit me that "I Dare You" is a PENULTIMATE track! Raptor, we have an early entry for your 2017 list, if I may be so bold.
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January 14, 2017 on Stream The xx I See You
Thanks! And of course putting anything in that subgenre is high praise coming from me :).
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January 14, 2017 on Stream The xx I See You
Love that line too, and I think this song might have my favorite lyrics by them yet. Just writing them down doesn't even do them justice, because so much of the emotion lies in their delivery (well, of course that's true of most lyrics, but seems particularly true in the xx's case).
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January 14, 2017 on Stream The xx I See You
My favorite! "I can hear it now like I heard it then." I was kind of guarded on my first run-through of the album, but when I got to that part, that's when the tears came. It's more like "Realiti"-core than anything, except more upbeat. And Yumi Zouma also comes to mind, style-wise. My point is, there are plenty of good artists this music could be compared to. But most importantly, it sounds like the xx at the top of their game. Also loving "A Violent Noise" and "Lips". On the whole, this album's shaping up to be a grower for me, and there's nothing wrong with that. Glad to hear them trying new things as well.
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January 13, 2017 on Stream The xx I See You
Well, I picked the wrong thread to click on right before bed. Nightmares, here I come!
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January 11, 2017 on Watch Eddie Vedder Perform At President Obama’s Farewell Address
Hell yeah, these are very good! I am grateful to all involved.
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January 8, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
The Bloc Bloc Man knows his stuff! If you so much as think his name, he will know more about your musical tastes than you know yourself. Scary . . . but convenient!
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January 8, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I didn't realize the weekend playlist has only been going for a year! I barely joined Spotify in October, and wanting to check out / contribute to that was a big reason I signed up. I've already been introduced to lots of great stuff I might not have heard otherwise, including bloc getting me into what will go down as one of my favorite albums of the decade, Kodama. So I'd say it's been pretty darn successful. Last week I really enjoyed that Shy Girls song, as well as the ones by Mercedes Nasta.
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January 7, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
So many great ones already mentioned. I will just add: Gang Gang Dance - "Glass Jar" Not technically notes, but that opening line "I can hear everything... It's everything time." And then the slow build through all the zoned out synths and samples and the pleasantly aimless bass, until all the beauty starts to flood in around three-and-a-half minutes into the song. Still one of the best opening songs of this decade, if you ask me.
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January 6, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: The xx I See You
Hey, I got that for Christmas! Still haven't watched it yet (and have never even seen it before). So yes, perfect night for a movie night!
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January 6, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I quite agree. I did not position my fries like the woman in the video did. But maybe I will from now on?
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January 5, 2017 on Jenny Hval – “The Great Undressing” Video (NSFW)
Oops, didn't mean to leave you in suspense! They were from a fish and chips place, so they were pretty good quality fries. But they were left over from earlier that day, and thus were no longer good. I did not get crumbs in my bed. I did not finish the fries.
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January 5, 2017 on Jenny Hval – “The Great Undressing” Video (NSFW)
I ate fries in bed just the other night. Though in my case it would not have made for a good music video.
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January 4, 2017 on Jenny Hval – “The Great Undressing” Video (NSFW)
For me it's GFOTY's Call Him a Doctor. Plenty of hilarious lines throughout, but the one that takes the cake has to be "Heaven"'s "Made a deal with the devil, so I'll see you in heaven". When I first heard that I was like "wait a minute, you can do that? Isn't that a huge loophole, since a deal w/ the devil usually results in a trip to hell?" Anyway, I probably just explained all the humor out of it, not that it even needed any explaining, but that line still cracks me up. And all of "The Argument" as well.
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December 24, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments