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"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
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December 23, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Yes! "Woman" was the main one I was hoping would make the list. I might even like it better than "Sister" at this point, if that's possible. "Seigfried" is a song that I wish was a penultimate track, as I haven't quite gotten into "Godspeed" to the same degree. Oh, and another admission: I still haven't heard Endless yet!
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December 23, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I'd forgotten how good "Moon on the Bath" was. I was just thinking "too bad 'Jane Cum' wasn't a penultimate track," because it feels like the perfect sort of song for that spot on an album. But "Moon" does a good job of proving that shorter songs can work wonders in the penny slot, too!
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December 23, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
See, I prefer to upvote-stalk bloc from thread to thread. I feel like stalking him with positivity is actually creepier than downvoting him. https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/613320212302041090/-uIKRbt-.png
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December 23, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
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December 23, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Loving this! Got into the Princess EP late this year, but I've been blasting it in my car lately. And this song might be my favorite she's done yet!
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December 22, 2016 on ABRA – “Bounty”
"I Don't Have a Facebook" (though "Umbrella" is a close 2nd)
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December 19, 2016 on Win Rihanna’s Limited Edition 15LP Vinyl Box Set
I'm sure I speak for everyone when I vehemently insist that you keep posting the printed playlist, whatever the cost. In fact, the more inconvenient for you, the better! jk :) In seriousness, nah, there's no need to post the written list here if it's a hassle. For those of us who participate, it's pretty easy to keep track of in Spotify itself. And if anyone wants to shout out a particular song they liked, they can always just do that themselves in the SUD comments. So it's cool either way, and I support your decision! Looking forward to the pennies list. I can already think of a few I'd like to see make the cut, but I will wait and see what your choices are.
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December 17, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
It almost physically kills me to admit this, but I'm not super, 100% in love with "After the Afterparty". It's fun, and I'm glad that she made it, but I still vastly prefer her Vroom Vroom EP, as well as the other new songs that she's been playing live. So I can understand someone not being into that song (though it sounded pretty great live). But just to risk some downvotes myself, I'll go ahead and say that I can't stand "One Dance". It might be because I was simply over-subjected to it this summer. In fact, that's almost certainly the main reason. The production's actually pretty good, but for some reason Drake's vocals in that song just annoy me more the more I listen to it.
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December 16, 2016 on The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2016
Yeah, even just paying attention to singles, I would think Dawn's "Not Above That" would at least make the list, and perhaps also MØ's "Drum". (Good list on the whole though, 'Gum!)
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December 16, 2016 on The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2016
Definitely my most anticipated anticipation! I can't wait to wait for it!
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December 15, 2016 on The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2017
I still need to check out SubRosa's album. I haven't forgotten, just been caught up with other stuff.
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December 14, 2016 on The 40 Best Metal Albums Of 2016
You and Darren are so right about Souvenirs! Kodama is still my favorite by them overall, but I spent the better part of a night listening to the title track and "Les iris" over and over again, rather than sleeping. Have now also heard Écailles de Lune and Les Voyages de L'Âme, and those are very good as well. Particularly "Sur l'océan couleur de fer" from the former, another song I looped for a night. For whatever reason, certain styles of screamed/shouted vocals still make it hard for me to get into some metal (like Cobalt, but I'll give 'em another shot). It really depends on the vocalist. But damn, Neige's screams on "Oiseaux de proie" hit me hard in the best way. Truly incredible. So glad to have found out about Alcest this year, and an album like Kodama feels more needed now than ever.
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December 14, 2016 on The 40 Best Metal Albums Of 2016
Ah, 2017 can't come soon enough! (I can't think of anything interesting to add to the conversation. But it's a Charli article, so I had to comment. That's just the standard I hold myself to now.) Oh yeah, maybe I should finally get around to listening to ANTI. In fact, I will.
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December 13, 2016 on Charli XCX Reviews 2016: On Brexit, The Chainsmokers, “Damn, Daniel,” & More
Ooh, I keep forgetting that The Witch came out this year. 1. Long Way North 2. The Edge of Seventeen 3. Zootopia 4. The Witch 5. X-Men: Apocalypse (kinda cheesy compared to Days of Future Past, but I just love Oscar Isaac bellowing lines like "Come! Rescue your weakling!!!") Movie that I wanted to like, but just couldn't quite: The Neon Demon. Had some really cool, entrancing visuals, but couldn't get into the story or dialogue. Keanu stole the show in that one.
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December 9, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments