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I tend to get disinterested pretty quickly thinking about album sales and the music industry, but damn, this is a fascinating read. Great job, Michael! One of the best articles I've read in a while. You're like a hard-boiled detective of music journalism.
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February 2, 2016 on If Rihanna Can Go Platinum Giving ANTI Away For Free, What Does Platinum Even Mean?
If you're particularly annoyed by transitions from regular speech to songs, then perhaps you'd find The Umbrellas of Cherbourg to be more enjoyable, since in that movie ALL of the dialogue is sung! But yeah, I also tend to balk at live action movie musicals. Disney princess musicals are the only ones I really enjoy. "Part of Your World" and "Reflection" are two of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard, musical or otherwise.
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February 1, 2016 on Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Sing Grease: Live! Original “All I Need Is An Angel”
Thanks for the tip! Those do look a bit pricey, but I'd be willing to give one a try if I get a chance.
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January 24, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Oops, didn't mean to leave you hanging! Last night I had the Lindemans Pomme lambic and followed that up with the Cuvee Rene. I only recently found out about this drink, so I have yet to branch out and try different brands. But so far I have also tried the Framboise and the Cassis. The Cuvee Rene was a nice change of pace from the fruitier flavors, but the Pomme (apple) is still my favorite. I was hooked on that one the first time I tried it, a couple weeks ago. I'm not really a beer connoisseur (yes! I spelled it right the first time! No red underline!), but damn that apple one is one of the best drinks I've had. Although afterwards I kind of ruined the moment by using the empty bottle to smash a roach that was crawling around in my kitchen sink. But yeah, if you have any suggestions of other brands of lambic to try, throw some names at me. Lindemans seems to be the most readily available, but I'm sure there must be other good brands that I might be able to find.
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January 23, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I was able to vote earlier. In an act of saintliness, I spent a few minutes offsetting whoever had been randomly downvoting comments. I may not be drunk on power, but I am tipsy on lambic.
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January 22, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I feel confident that Joyride will be out fairly soon. If she's aiming to release it during Aquarius--and I assume she is, since that's her star sign--then she's got until February 18th. Although the last Friday within that timeframe would be the 12th. So I'm calling it: Joyride will be out on the 12th of February. And if I'm wrong, by that point no one will remember that I made this prediction anyway. Same goes for if I'm right.
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January 19, 2016 on Tinashe – “Energy” (Feat. Juicy J)
How dare you make such a comment when downvotes aren't working! Now I'll have to bookmark this page so I can come back to it later when I can dole out the appropriate justice! jk, even in my love for Grimes, I'm not quite that vindictive. Just barely. But I suppose I can grudgingly accept that she's not for everybody.
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January 19, 2016 on Grimes – “Kill V. Maim” Video
Yep, I definitely made that connection, since "Who Do You Love?" was one of my favorite songs of '09. Had to scroll down to see if anyone else noticed, and saw this comment. I will say I like this song a lot nevertheless, even if it doesn't quite match the beauty of "Who Do You Love?" And whether it's a ripoff or not, I'm pretty forgiving since both songs sound great. Looks like Moth will be the first album I buy in 2016.
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January 15, 2016 on Chairlift – “Moth To The Flame”
Actually, in a TRULY just world, typing "Charli" into Google would result in Charli XCX being at the top of the drop-down list of suggestions, and Charlie Puth would be nowhere on that list. Alas, that's not the world we live in.
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January 14, 2016 on The Stalled-Out Pop Stars Who Hit It Big Behind The Scenes
Yeah, in a just world, "Grins" would have sat atop the Hot 100 for a least several months in 2013, and by now she would be as well-known as Taylor Swift. Oh well. I don't understand it either. Ultimately, I simply want her to be as popular as she herself aims to be. It really shouldn't matter to me how popular she is, since I already know about her, and that's what's important. But it is fun to speculate as to when she'll have a true smash hit all to herself, which seems inevitable but somehow isn't.
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January 14, 2016 on The Stalled-Out Pop Stars Who Hit It Big Behind The Scenes
I find it hard to imagine Charli spending any significant amount of time solely writing songs for other people, and not continuing to make music of her own at the same time. Then again, I don't like to spend time imagining things that I don't want to happen. I think "Vroom Vroom", and the fact that some of her upcoming album as well will be produced with SOPHIE, could indeed indicate that she's not looking to be quite as much in the larger spotlight for now. But there's no reason that shouldn't be a positive thing for her own music, both for fans who are excited to see her sound move in new and interesting directions, and for her own peace of mind. She's still weird enough an artist that I like to think that being too far in the spotlight would be more of a problem--or at least more of an annoyance for her--than being too far out of it. Then again, without reading her mind, I can't really know the extent of her current ambition towards her own music and songwriting, so . . . consider all this to be merely the hopeful speculations of a biased fan!
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January 14, 2016 on The Stalled-Out Pop Stars Who Hit It Big Behind The Scenes
Yeah, I got a hankering for some Mezzanine recently, so it's been my main driving album for the past couple days. Maybe it was the cloudy/rainy weather that put me in that mood, I don't know. But "Teardrop" is like a ray of sunshine momentarily breaking through the fog of the rest of the album. Especially the part from Elizabeth's last "fearless on my breath" through to the end of the song.
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January 9, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I can narrow it down to these three for me: Grimes - "REALiTi" (should come as no surprise, since I think half of my comments in 2015 mentioned my love of that song) Massive Attack - "Teardrop" Bjork - "All Is Full Of Love" (video version, of course)
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January 8, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Good point. I guess when it's doubled, it's almost too much absurdity even for me! On another note, huh, the upvotes are back to not working for me. Scott strikes again!
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January 8, 2016 on The 2016 State Of Pop Address
And holy shit, my long user name makes it look utterly ridiculous when I reply to myself.
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January 8, 2016 on The 2016 State Of Pop Address
Oh, hey it's working again! Thanks Scott!
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January 8, 2016 on The 2016 State Of Pop Address
Nice going bloc, now Scott's never going to fix it! I don't think he wants to know how many upvotes your comment would get. ; )
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January 7, 2016 on The 2016 State Of Pop Address
Yeah, reading about his process definitely helped me come to peace with not knowing when it'll come out. And I'm also kind of glad that it didn't come out this year, since it would have challenged Art Angels for the prestigious title of My Favorite Album of the Year.
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December 29, 2015 on Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases
Yeah, your guess is as good as mine. I don't feel like he intentionally aims to surprise release albums. I think this is just the only way he knows.
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December 29, 2015 on Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases
Speaking of Chromatics, I recently read a Johnny Jewel interview that included this exchange: Interviewer: "When you first announce an album do you have any idea when it will come out?" Johnny Jewel: "No. Not at all!" [. . . ] It's a good, long interview from 2013 (and that quote was in reference to After Dark 2): http://noisey.vice.com/blog/an-extremely-long-interview-with-johnny-jewel I guess my point is, Dear Tommy will come out when it comes out. Well, obviously.
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December 29, 2015 on Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases