Find Me On:
I’m not claiming that you were implying otherwise, but someone’s got to say this:
(1) There is no inherent relationship between the simplicity/complexity of a song and its value.
(2) The song is overplayed, especially by beginning guitarists, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s awesome.
Gyöngyhajú lány—I couldn’t pronounce it to save my life, but damn do I love this song.
Uh oh—guys, I think Stereogum is running out of money. They couldn’t afford the usual 10 things and had to knock the list down to 9. :-(
Song for Zula
Wakin on a Pretty Day
The Desert Babbler
So Good At Being In Trouble
(*My* songs of the summer. I think only a couple of these have a chance of being *the* song of the summer.)
That kind of language seems more likely to alienate ordinary people and delegitimize your position in their eyes—which is cool and all when it comes to art, but counterproductive when it comes to social reform.
Seems pretty Yeezy to me.
It’s about time someone addressed the notorious pro-war-on-drugs faction of the Stereogum community.
Okay, I found an answer to my question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P0BKrOlBVM&feature=player_embedded
What’s with all these lyric videos lately? When/how/why did they become so prevalent?
My uncle said similar things…
…about his experiences in Vietnam.
There are some odd wordings in the post ["Ezra’s going in on the couplets herein" and "this one’s quite video-video, with Vampire Weekend friend Jenny (she of “Giving Up The Gun and so many others) spraying champagne (along with so many others)"], but in terms of sentence construction, it’s a mixture of properly joined compound sentences and subordinate clauses.
Correction: 1/5 is elf supremacist.
you don’t know how it feels
you don’t know how it feels…
…to be meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
I just wanted to say that the middle section of this review—from the “frankly, it’s a puzzling look for a band” paragraph up to the Strokes part—was fantastic, Michael. The analysis and descriptions of the music (both the more literal and metaphoric ones) were spot on, and I loved how they got at the *experience* of listening to the music, not just the qualities or value of it. I wish more reviews were written this way. Great job!
It’s a good song—an Alligator highlight for me. It’s just that there are at least 10 songs that feel like they have more gravity, so they get precedence for a best of list. But if I were making a “most likely to be played in my car” list or something like that, it might be on there.
I’m okay with Exile Vilify being on the list—not just because I think it’s a great song in itself, but because I think it also exemplifies one side of the band and its work: the downtempo, sweeping, orchestral side.
But yeah, Rylan is a head scratcher…
10. Secret Meeting
9. All the Wine
8. Exile Vilify
7. Terrible Love (alternate version)
6. Bloodbuzz Ohio
5. Fake Empire
4. Slow Show
3. Mistaken for Strangers
2. Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
0. The last minute and a half of Cardinal Song
Does anyone want to join my new band, the Beadles?
I don’t have anything useful to say, but I thought that this was a pretty awesome song and performance and that it deserved at least one comment… so, um, here’s a comment.
I haven’t been excited about Sigur Rós in years, but I’m really looking forward to this album. From what I’ve heard of the new stuff that’s been trickling out, it seems like the band got a huge jolt of emotional energy sometime since the release of Valtari.
*I propose we be annoying and do this in lieu of upvoting and downvoting until they bring the system back.
Yeah, there’s also the Videogum comment section.
Thanks for the clarification (not that this is any of my business, but I was curious about what happened). That sounds… not sure what the right word is… petty of them?… but not having heard the other side of the story (and, again, it not being my business anyway), I won’t weigh in further.
It’s a shame to see you go, and I still hope you don’t (maybe just take a break?), but do what’s best for you. Regardless, I’ll still follow your blog.
Best of luck/rock on/keep on truckin’/knock ‘em dead/some stupid goodbye phrase,
Michael, I can only surmise the timeline and nature of the events from your Twitter account (which I was led to via your blog), but from what I can tell, you made a provocative comment that rubbed the person (avoiding any identifiers here) the wrong way, and then, after the person unfollowed and blocked you (which admittedly seems an overreaction, but hey, this is the Internet; overreaction is not exactly unusual), you made a somewhat dickish remark about it, which provoked them. There seems to be a bit more to the story than you’re letting on…
In any case, I hope you don’t actually leave over this, because the whole thing seems kind of silly, and you’d be missed.
^Okay, not “new music,” but it always comes original.