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Ugh this is so horrible. I can't imagine how terrifying it must have been :( Sending love from a fellow East Bay resident.
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December 4, 2016 on Nine Dead In Fire At 100% Silk Party In Oakland
Just listened to "Origins" yesterday for the first time in a while and it brought back good memories. They're a good little band.
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December 2, 2016 on Tennis – “In The Morning I’ll Be Better” Video
I just want to say that I really dig the formatting of this list, Stereogum. It's looking really good. You guys are coming up.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
I'm piggy-backing as well! Also, I love Lemonade, sorry bout it. 1. Beyoncé - Lemonade 2. Pinegrove - Cardinal 3. Frank Ocean - Blonde 4. David Bowie - Blackstar 5. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it From Here, Thank You 4... 6. Whitney - Light Upon the Lake 7. Solange - A Seat at the Table 8. Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book 9. Kaytranada - 99.9% 10. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool 11. Bon Iver - 22, A Million 12. Steve Gunn - Eyes On the Lines 13. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial 14. Anderson .Paak - Malibu 15. Japanese Breakfast - Psychopomp I'm surprised more people aren't showing love for the Whitney album. It's so breezy and well crafted. Every song is good on that thing. Also, the Angel Olsen, Joey Purp, and Lucy Dacus albums are great too!
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
Genius. I can't think of a more perfect wake-up song.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
I love Pinegrove at #1. It's far too low on the Stereogum list.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
My favorite song on either of the two albums though is "Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales."
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
My CSH hot take: Teens of Style > Teens of Denial Although I love both, and Teens of Denial has moments of epic brilliance, Teens of Style hit me in a way that ToD can't match.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
I still occasionally revisit your New Years playlist from last year. The sequencing is excellent, but that's to be expected with RJ. It honestly made me rethink the way I do some playlists -- I learned that there's a benefit to clustering similar songs together and then transitioning to a new cluster, rather than going for a new feeling in each sequential song.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
I came here originally with just AJ's one comment. Was not expecting to see 20 comments when I came back.
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November 30, 2016 on Local Natives – “Ultralight Beam” (Kanye West Cover)
I think "Waveform" is actually comes in as my fourth favorite, haha. Cardinal is the best!
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November 29, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Worm Ouroboros What Graceless Dawn
Ten years ago when I was in high school, I first started doing best songs/albums Facebook notes and they gained a bit of traction among friends and acquaintances, and I still do it on Facebook every year. Because of that, I feel a kind of responsibility to apply some level of objectivity to my lists, if that makes sense.
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November 29, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Worm Ouroboros What Graceless Dawn
It felt like two weeks after Blonde was released, the public discussion about it just fell flat. I think a lot of people weren't immediately grabbed by it like they were by Channel Orange, which is a shame because it's a really rewarding album. I recently drove around in the rain with Blonde in the car stereo and "Self Control" gave me CHILLS.
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November 29, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Worm Ouroboros What Graceless Dawn
Most days, I can't decide whether "Old Friends" or "Size of the Moon" is my favorite off of the album. And then on other days, "Aphasia" creeps up there as well.
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November 29, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Worm Ouroboros What Graceless Dawn
That Steve Gunn album is so good. I keep trying to put albums above it in my rankings, and then I come to my senses and move it back up. The album is just solid from front to back.
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November 29, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Worm Ouroboros What Graceless Dawn
I've said this before, but somehow my personal top albums ALWAYS end up mirroring the critical consensus, which I don't love. I wish my lists had a little more personality, but I guess I just seem to like what the critics like, haha. 2016 is no different: Beyonce, Frank Ocean, and David Bowie are all in my top 5. As far as dark horses in the top 10, as of now I have Kaytranada and Whitney up there. I've assumed that Pinegrove would be a contender on most people's lists, but that might be a product of the "Stereogum bubble" I live in. To the extent that it's a dark horse, I definitely have Pinegrove up there. I love it so much.
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November 29, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Worm Ouroboros What Graceless Dawn
The headline is: "The Weeknd’s ‘I Feel It Coming’ is being hailed as the best pop song of the year, possibly the decade." Sounds like Trump with his "many people are saying..." http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/this-the-weeknd-song-is-being-hailed-as-possibly-the-best-of-the-decade-a7442001.html
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November 29, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: The Weeknd Starboy
I saw an article that called "I Feel It Coming" the best pop song of the decade. I quickly zoomed over to Spotify to listen to it and verify whether this was the case. This was NOT the case. It's fine, but whoa.
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November 28, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: The Weeknd Starboy
I love Anderson Paak's album, but I love everything he's been featured on (Kaytranada, Tribe, etc.) even more.
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November 27, 2016 on BBC Announces Sound Of 2017 Longlist
Shout out to Vin Scully, who also received a Medal of Freedom today. As a lifelong Dodgers fan, literal tears came from my eyes when he retired this year.
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November 22, 2016 on Watch Bruce Springsteen And Diana Ross Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom, Participate In All-Star Mannequin Challenge
Dang yeah, that text would have scared the crap out of me.
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November 21, 2016 on Kanye West Hospitalized Under Psychiatric Hold
Kind of interesting to see Pete Davidson's name right next to Kanye West, considering his Weekend Update bit last Saturday.
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November 21, 2016 on Kid Cudi Shares Letter Thanking Kanye West, Tegan And Sara, Scott Aukerman, & Dozens More Celebrities
What's uncomfortable about the tumblr? I need details, without taking it upon myself to actually search for the damn thing!
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November 21, 2016 on Hear The Simlish Version Of Car Seat Headrest’s “Not What I Needed”
I'm putting together a sort of "intro to rap" CD for a friend. "Family Business" just came on, gave me chills because of how good and poignant it is. Then I got sad.
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November 21, 2016 on Kanye Cancels Tonight’s LA Show, Giving Him More Time To Clog Your Instagram Feed
I am here for this.
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November 18, 2016 on Stream Bruno Mars 24K Magic
I thought "24K Magic" was overdone the first time I heard it, but since then, I've come to love it. A couple nights ago, I couldn't fall asleep so I got out of bed, put headphones on, and danced to "24K Magic" in my bathroom at 2:00am. Yeah it was weird. But man I love this song now.
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November 17, 2016 on At Least America Can Agree On Bruno Mars
Their self-titled album was probably my favorite album from ages 8 to 13. I still put it on occasionally and enjoy the hell out of it.
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November 16, 2016 on The Presidents Of The United States Of America Announce Breakup