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 0Posted on Dec 16th | re: Premature Evaluation: D'Angelo And The Vanguard Black Messiah (76 comments)

I make sure to give albums 3 listens and (depending on the type of album) a lyric read-along. I’ve done 3 listens but no read-alongs so my current opinion isn’t conclusive and I be a little over-reaching because it hasn’t had time to sit around in my mind for very long, but this may edge past Voodoo. I’ve spend some serious time with Voodoo and it’s such an incredible album, but the structure, tracklisting, and wide sonic range but focused intent of Black Messiah makes it seem so monumental. Obviously it sounds dope too, which helps.

 +2Posted on Dec 11th | re: Diplo, Ed Droste, & Rostam - "Long Way Home" (6 comments)

About due for a new Grizzly Bear record? I don’t know about you but I’m still spinning Shields pretty regularly. I think they can get another year out of it, but we’d best be getting a new GB record by 2016 for sure.

Also, this song is pretty dope. I always wondered by Ed Droste wasn’t sampled for electronic music more. His voice seems to fit it.

 0Posted on Dec 11th | re: Stereogum's 70 Favorite Songs Of 2014 (181 comments)

Oh shit Madlib+Freddie Gibbs, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Iceage also get honorable mentions.

 +1Posted on Dec 11th | re: Stereogum's 70 Favorite Songs Of 2014 (181 comments)

Of the cuff and in no particular order:

Mac Demarco – Passing Out Pieces
Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me
War On Drugs – Red Eyes
Twin Peaks – Making Breakfast
Spoon – Inside Out
Action Bronson – Easy Rider
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Jackson
Sylvan Esso – Hey Mami
Real Estate – April’s Song
Kitty – Marijuana

Wanted to throw in something from Steve Gunn, Ariel Pink, Ex Hex, Tops, Alvvays, or Shintaro Sakamoto but off the top of my head I couldn’t think of my favorite songs, just know I’ve been playing those albums a whole bunch all year.

 +3Posted on Dec 6th | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (70 comments)

Just gonna ask this here:
I moved a little north of Albany NY this week and was wondering if anyone knows the area and what places to check out for shows. I know NYC isn’t that far but I’m likely not going to be able to make it there very often because of work so I’m looking for some local stuff. Any info would be awesome and I’ll buy you a beer if we go to the same show.

To be fair, everyone had nothing to say but bad things about Pablo Honey era Radiohead.
Beside that, I can’t imagine Tears for Fears are really that upset considering they were one of the biggest acts of the 80′s. I love Radiohead as much as the next guy, but you sound like the worst kind of Stan.

 0Posted on Nov 24th | re: Stream Two Inch Astronaut Foulbrood (1 comments)

I haven’t listened to the full album yet, but if the songs they’ve already put out are any indication this is going to be some top notch shit. I haven’t looked at what other albums are officially coming out this week, but I feel like these guys deserve AOTW for Dead White Boy alone.

 +1Posted on Nov 24th | re: Watch Will Butler's ADD Trailer For His Solo Album Policy (2 comments)

Damn, that sounds like it’s covering a lot more ground than I expected. From what’s heard I would gander a couple of the songs are heavily inspired by James Murphy. Didn’t know how excited I should be about this (although of course I would listen at some point) but now I’m pretty stoked.

 +3Posted on Nov 19th | re: Stream Ariel Pink pom pom (146 comments)

A little late to the party but:

LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Destroyer – Kaputt
Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan (vastly underrated. Everyone should listen to it right now)
FlyLo – Cosmogramma
Mac Demarco – 2 (mostly because it is the purest summer sound. It would pair nicely with a desert island)

 +4Posted on Nov 15th | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (35 comments)

I know I’m probably pretty late to the party since there was an article about its release, but I just need the world to know that Azealia Banks’ album is pretty great. After all of the dumb shit she’s said and what I assumed was dumb posturing because she wouldn’t make anything on the level of 212 again, she came through.