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 +1Posted on Apr 18th | re: The 5 Best Songs Of The Week (18 comments)

Just found out about that Charli XCX song. I’m going to remain optimistic that it will be on her next album, since “How Can I” was originally made for some soundtrack but then ended up on True Romance. But it probably depends on how well that song matches the style of her upcoming album.

I’d say the video is (unintentionally) exploitative, but I still like it decently well for other reasons. Mostly I like the whole female-in-a-position-of-power thing, but achieving that through glorifying gang culture was probably not the best choice. It’s kind of the same way I feel about the movie Spring Breakers: I can acknowledge the subtly exploitative qualities of the artwork while still liking it as a whole because of female empowerment and interesting cinematography. Although Spring Breakers is ambiguous enough that it could actually be more of a social commentary than an exploitation (or a bit of both), Sky’s video definitely doesn’t strike me as a social commentary. It’s more of a self-examination, and that focus on herself is what makes it seem more exploitative than it might have otherwise.

Or something like that. I don’t know. Now I’m just confused.

Oh well. I love the song so much that there’s probably no video she could have made for it that would have felt as good as the song itself.

 +2Posted on Feb 27th | re: The Week In Pop: Kid Cudi, The Loneliest Stoner (14 comments)

He said that it CAN, not that it WANTED to. Maybe this post just isn’t into you.

 +1Posted on Jan 22nd | re: Dre Day: Is Beats Music The Decisive Blow In The Streaming Wars? (37 comments)

Unless the headline is the following: “Can any headline that ends in a question mark be answered by the word ‘no’?”

If the adage is correct, then the answer to that headline would have to be “no,” since it is a headline that ends in a question mark. Thus the adage proves itself incorrect. Or, if the adage is correct, then the answer to that headline would have to be “yes,” since that headline is simply a rephrasing of the adage in the form of a question. Thus the adage proves itself incorrect. So by turning the adage itself into a headline that ends in a question mark, the adage becomes the sole exception to its own rule.

Paradox!

 +3Posted on Jan 20th | re: The Week In Pop: Why So Serious, Jennifer Nettles? (30 comments)

I can’t look at your profile pic without being reminded of this:

 +1Posted on Jan 6th | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (16 comments)

Whoa. Sloths should not get wet. I love sloths, but that one’s going to haunt my dreams.

 +1Posted on Dec 25th, 2013 | re: The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Songs Of 2013 (106 comments)

By the way, I bought that Night Time, My Time B-sides CD recently, and “I Can’t Say No to Myself” is a definite standout on that. I’m not sure why it wasn’t on the actual album–it would have fit right in, and I might have even preferred it as an opener instead of “Boys.” The other two b-sides aren’t anything special, but if you haven’t heard “I Can’t Say No to Myself” yet, you should definitely check it out.

 +1Posted on Dec 25th, 2013 | re: The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Songs Of 2013 (106 comments)

I wholeheartedly second this. My own vote went to “I Blame Myself,” though I would have been happy if “You’re Not The One” or “24 Hours” had made it instead.

On a general note, my main gripe about this list is how extremely short it is. Why is this list only ten songs long, while the Gummy albums list had 50 albums? There’s not nearly enough representation of different artists here, and it doesn’t help that three of the artists each have two entries.

 0Posted on Dec 19th, 2013 | re: The Producers: A Year-End Q&A With Mike WiLL Made It (4 comments)

* Mike WiLL Made It. Not sure why I put a random hyphen in his name.

 +1Posted on Dec 19th, 2013 | re: The Producers: A Year-End Q&A With Mike WiLL Made It (4 comments)

I really hope that someday Mike WiLL Made-It and AraabMuzik will do a song together and both drop their signatures at the same exact time in that song.