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Comments from d-brad

I'm always late to these things, but just thought I'd add that I'm reading this news from my office on Shattuck, about to walk home to my place near Ashby.
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June 28, 2017 on Berkeley Names Today “Chaz Bundick Day” In Honor Of Toro Y Moi
I don't understand how "T-Shirt" is such a good song, but it is.
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June 26, 2017 on Watch Migos Perform At The 2017 BET Awards
Amazing. Fan service at its very finest. Good work, RJ.
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June 21, 2017 on Nick Hexum Addresses 311 Truther Rumors, Talks New Album
Best lineup of the year contender?
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June 20, 2017 on Sound On Sound Fest 2017 Lineup
Same thoughts here. Bill Graham is terrible. Wish they would've played the Greek, or a few dates at the Fox.
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June 19, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem Announce Comeback Album American Dream, World Tour
For rap, it was Murray's Revenge by Murs, produced by 9th Wonder. My friend put me onto it as a high schooler in '06 and I loved the beats and Murs' everyman style. Then I got really into Kanye and it took off from there. 2006 in general was the year that I realized there was indeed good music made after 1979. Gnarls Barkley taught me that a current #1 song in the country could be good. The Raconteurs and White Stripes taught me that rock was not dead. Murs for rap. The Clash for punk. The Decemberists for indie. My mind was opened. Then in 2010, when I heard "Teenage Dream," I was like "whoa, pop can be good too."
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June 16, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I still ride for 20/20 Pt. 1, even though Pt. 2 was definitely trash. As crazy as it sounds, 20/20 Pt. 1 was my AOTY in 2013, and I stand by it. There wasn't a weak moment on the whole album for me. I remember thinking at the time how pop was breaking through and gaining appeal from unlikely sources (like Stereogum readers in 2013, for example). It was definitely one of the most pivotal years for pop I can remember. In addition to all the excellent albums dansolo already mentioned (like Haim, Janelle Monae, Lorde, Charli XCX, Chvrches), I was really into JT, a few Bruno Mars songs like "Treasure" (which was new, because Bruno Mars' first album was pure garbage), Pharrell features galore (especially with Daft Punk), Drake's best pop song "Hold On, We're Going Home," Disclosure (maybe not technically pop, but pop-adjacent), some excellent Miley Cyrus songs. Yeah, 2013 was a good year.
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June 16, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Lorde Melodrama
Somehow I never made it to one of these, and now I hugely regret it.
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June 15, 2017 on Neil Young Cancels Bridge School Concert After 30 Years, Citing “Personal Reasons”
Panda Bear? Really though, this sounds good.
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June 15, 2017 on Aaron Roche – “Like Why I”
I was pretty obsessed with "Know Me" back in 2012. Good time for me to check back in with her.
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June 14, 2017 on Frankie Rose – “Trouble”
I'm very excited for this album. "Gwan" is a SOTY contender for me.
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June 14, 2017 on Rostam – “Bike Dream”
Can't people just release their albums nowadays?
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June 14, 2017 on Arcade Fire Distribute Creature Comfort Cereal Boxes Around Dublin
I originally thought she threw him out because she's from Oakland, but I forgot they dated. By the way, regardless of whatever happened here, Kyrie seems like a good dude.
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June 13, 2017 on Kehlani Kicks Fan Out Of Her Show For Screaming “Kyrie!”
DON'T waste YOUR time ON me YOU'RE al-REA-dy the VOICE INSIDE MY HEAD.
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June 11, 2017 on Katy Perry Wants To End Taylor Swift Feud: “I Forgive Her, And I’m Sorry”
Sooooo this did not happen. Oops. Let's win it in Oakland on Monday.
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June 10, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Not much concert activity recently, but I did just buy a ticket for Day 1 of Outside Lands. A Tribe Called Quest, Fleet Foxes, Noname, Future Islands, Hamilton Leithauser... a nice little group.
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June 9, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
https://m.popkey.co/c8a6f3/e0WpQ_s-200x150.gif?c=popkey-web&p=cheezburger&i=cheezburger-ent&l=search&f=.gif
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June 9, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
And it's reeeeeally easy to not click on something if you don't want to read it. Pretty simple.
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June 9, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Didn't Katy Perry use to be pretty normal and down to earth before, or am I remembering incorrectly?
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June 9, 2017 on Katy Perry Accuses Taylor Swift Of Trying To “Assassinate My Character With Little Girls”
Also Kesha has been through hell the last few years, so I would cut her some slack.
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June 8, 2017 on Jerry Seinfeld Explains Awkward Kesha Incident: “I Don’t Hug A Total Stranger”
It seems like it's supposed to be more of a transitional track, but I really love "Kept Woman." It's gorgeous.
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June 8, 2017 on Stream Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
If the Warriors finish the job, I'm going to make $30 in a playoff bracket competition, yesssss. Only thing I got wrong was picking the Rockets to beat the Spurs.
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June 8, 2017 on Stream Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
I like "Times Like These." Also, those two ballads that were on Wasting Light are pretty good -- I don't have the energy to look up what they're called. I think the highest compliment I can pay Foo Fighters is I don't usually change the station if their song comes up on the radio.
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June 7, 2017 on The 10 Best Foo Fighters Songs
I feel like we've agreed about this before on other posts, but yes. Days is excellent, Atlas is even better, but In Mind is very lackluster. I've seen some people assert that it's just classic, chill Real Estate, either in a "yeah it's good" or in a "I've always felt lukewarm about Real Estate and this album is no different." But it IS different. In Mind is not as good. The sound and mixing is different, the songwriting is not as tight and has fewer hooks. It walks and talks like a Real Estate album, but doesn't come close to the quality they've shown in the past. I wish it did.
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
Don't listen to them, it's good. Top 5 of the year for me.
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far