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I can't speak to the rest of the military, but I can tell you that no one should blindly respect the Navy because most of us do nothing.
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May 26, 2015 on PacSun Pulls A$AP Rocky T-Shirt After Complaints That It Disrespects Veterans
Oh man I can't explain how happy this makes me. The first vinyl I ever bought was this guy's first single. Can always rely on him for some summer jamz.
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May 26, 2015 on Oberhofer – “Memory Remains” (Stereogum Premiere)
The write up made this seem way more interesting than it was. The effects were super cheesy, which really wouldn't matter if it weren't that there was obviously some serious money put into it. Plus they pretty much just showed a bunch of really short clips of famous people (honestly not many were even recognizable) and figured interspersing that with random Hunger Games, Divergent, Kill Bill type stuff would make for a spectacle. If there was ever a point I was worried about the 'gum taking money to push some product it would probably be this. Also, how come we get these lame Kendrick verses on a weak song but we can't get those freaking Captain Murphy/FlyLo and Kendrick collabs?
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May 18, 2015 on Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar)” Video
I'm sorry but all I could think after clicking the 21-pilots article link was how bad I am at imagining what all the Stereogum staff look like. Next thing you know, Scott won't be a Phil Collins doppelganger.
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April 30, 2015 on The Week In Pop: From The Earliest MP3 To The Latest Britney Spears, A Pop History Of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”
In honor of how well it went over when I CRUSHED it at karaoke last night, All These Things That I've Done by the Killers. Or Humpty Dance by Digital Underground.
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April 24, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I could endlessly watch videos of this guy just fucking around. He just seems to be the most likeable guy in music.
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April 23, 2015 on Mac DeMarco Readies Another One Mini-Album, Enormous Tour
"If that doesn’t make you pine away over how life is just the endless slipping away of innocence..." JEEEEEEZ Caitlin. Life's already tough enough when I bury that thought deep in my subconscious; I don't need you saying that shit out loud! Now I'm gonna have to get drunk and listen to Is This It? to try to regain my youth.
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April 23, 2015 on Sylvan Esso Wrote “H.S.K.T.” About Miley Cyrus
Seriously, I'm bummed that album hasn't gotten more attention on this site. They're one of the only new blues-rock-oriented bands that make me want to listen to their albums rather than just playing the classics. And everyone over at the AV Club was pretty tepid about it too, but I suppose that site's pretty much useless for anything other than TV reviews now anyways. Brittney Howard can fucking belt, the production's great, they can write a melody with the best of them, and bonus points for doing The Strokes via Alabama Shakes with "The Greatest".
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April 23, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Young Thug Barter 6
Not trying to gloat, but I definitely called Walk the Moon out as having what it takes to make it in the pop world when this song came out 6 months ago. Also, I probably said it then and I'll say it again, their song Quesadilla is a jam.
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April 17, 2015 on The Week In Pop: Walk The Moon Are Our Latest Proof That The ’80s Will Never Die
FUUUCkkkk. I got tickets to his show in two days but I just found out I have to come in to work now. Thanks Navy!
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April 13, 2015 on Sufjan Stevens – “Exploding Whale”
Only checked out a couple tracks so far but it sounds solid. Somehow even more obviously jacking his influences styles (NERD, Kanye) and throwing more jazz chords into it. SMUCKERS though! The second half of Kanye's verse is what i've missed most about new, serious Kanye. He never would've tried this much goofy punniness on his own stuff. The whole Lexus part screams of young Kanye.
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April 13, 2015 on Stream Tyler, The Creator Cherry Bomb
It is and they're terrible. However, I have friendss for whom it was the only way to get band experience growing up so it works out.
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April 10, 2015 on Mumford & Sons – “The Wolf”
Man this band gets a lot of shit in the indie-sphere, but An Awesome Wave was a pretty great album. Apparently 'Gummers think they've got a mediocre sound, but I'd describe it as indie easy listening in a good way. It's a catchy, simple, fun listen but with some more indie style traits, especially with the vocals, drums, and sound textures.
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April 1, 2015 on Watch A Locked-In Alt-J Play “Every Other Freckle” On The Tonight Show
Man Black Messiah has been a weekly listen for me all year. It's beyond stellar. I was wondering if or how much that album influenced TPAB. A couple tracks certainly play with the same genres and sounds, but Black Messiah was only dropped a few months ago so I can't imagine there was much time to change things after that.
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March 18, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
I can't wait to listen to this album. Depreston is maybe my favorite track so far this year.
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March 17, 2015 on Stream Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
There's a lot to say about this album, but the main thing I want to mention is how everyone is comparing this to GKMC. Has anyone gone and played that album in full after listening to TPAB yet? Because that's what I did, and honestly it feels slighter now. Yeah I fucking love the hooks and sheer bump-ablility of GKMC and it still sounds amazing, but when that album dropped Tom called it, "sprawling, expansive, near-orchestral world-building, an image of a young man growing up in a fully-realized and detailed environment." Compared to TPAB, I don't consider GKMC all that expansive. Certainly incredible, but it seems less massive. I would say it's a lot like Kanye going from College Dropout to MBDTF, just on a more violently large and quick swing. GKMC is undoubtedly 2012 rap. The best of 2012 rap in fact. I'm never going to go long between listens. That's how I feel about College Dropout. Yeah College Dropout is more pop oriented than GKMC, but not by much. Looking back a few years, GKMC really does fit into the rap climate. TPAB is Kendrick attempt at completely leaving the rap discussion and enter the realm of just a singular work of art, not trying at all to fit it. That's how MBDTF felt. I want to expand on this more but I got work and shit, but all I'm going to think about is this album. Other notes: I don't get all the talk that there's not enough straight rapping going on. It's just weaved in with the rest of the music, but Kendrick is rapping away on almost every damn track. This is exactly how I was hoping "i" would fit into the album. The single version and album version are entirely different entities. Calling it up its own ass is fucking stupid. If you admit you haven't completely figured it all out (and hadn't even realized Luci was lucifer upon writing this) then you don't have enough info to call it up its own ass. Insular, self-conscious, and personal, but up its own ass makes it sound like its some 8th grade poetry or something. Yeah it's no Kafka or Joyce, but fuck if this isn't top tier of rap writing. I mean, Faulkner never had to do it to a beat.
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March 17, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
Songs like this make me think I could maybe get into DG, but MC Ride just ruins it for me. I get what he's going for and I do find his voice interesting, but there are too many moments where it all seems forced and the lyrics aren't good enough to justify it.
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March 13, 2015 on Death Grips – “On GP”
*not one of those times
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March 11, 2015 on Meredith Graves Interviews Her Dad About Radiohead
Graves' opinions don't always jive with me, but very occasionally she makes some good points or brings up something interesting. This was one of those times. I could pick apart the multitude of attempts she made to force her point, without much evidence or reasoning, essentially because she feels a way about Radiohead but won't just admit it's because it's just not her thing. She's trying to hard to be edgy and it just seems condescending and dick-ish. The worst was when she described the grammy performance. So he's insincere because he doesn't act how you want on stage? You just admitted that this was the first video you've ever seen of them so you have no idea what their stage presence is like but you feel comfortable making the claim that all those poor marching band kids are pouring their hearts out and Thom Yorke is just a douche. Awesome criticism. For someone who likes to put a lot of thought into pretending that her band is far more important than it is (PP has a couple good tracks, but don't add anything to the collective music consciousness imo), you couldn't put a little effort into this criticism? I wish they would've give this article space to someone who wanted to provide a decent attempt at countering the Radiohead acclaim.
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March 11, 2015 on Meredith Graves Interviews Her Dad About Radiohead
This is going to be a little long, but I've always wanted a reason to articulate my affection for Weird Fishes/Arpeggi and this would seem like the proper venue. First of all is probably that In Rainbows was my introduction to Radiohead (14 when it came out; Kip was right). I remember getting into indie blogs/magazines around then and that everyone went ape when Radiohead released the album and thinking, "I should check this out." I still distinctly remember them performing 15 Step at the grammys with a marching band, then immediately turning to my dad and asking if he would take me to get an ipod so I could bring that song everywhere with me (he said he'd even buy it if I promised to put all his Tears For Fears and Pearl Jam on it. My dad's a pretty dope guy.). So my connection to In Rainbows runs deeper than any other album of theirs. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi hits on an even more intimate level than the rest of the album though; it's one of the few works of art that no matter when or where, it completely encompasses me. The drums blow my mind with their simplicity. They sound so tight, but not drum machine tight. Just enough human looseness to get lost in the beat without feeling robotic. They start high in the mix and cut through the air, leaving open atmosphere for the guitars so fill. The opening guitar is so pointedly accented but with a smooth trail, a slight distortion rumble coming from its low end with the bass inconspicuously filling the bottom of the sound envelope, creating it's own loping melody underneath it all. Then the second guitar comes in and all of a sudden the whole world expands! Thom's voice joins and they all quickly become a symphony of dancing lights, running over, across, and through each other in beautiful synchrony but without ever seeming to come in contact. The guitars and vocals layer and layer, until every crevice is filled. Drums slowly sinking lower into the mix, then crash back in with cymbals. Thom throws his voice across the distant sky. Everything creating the slightest pressure like a deep breath. Like most people I have a space fetish and I imagine the first movement as takeoff, a build and build and grand push. Until suddenly it all disappears into a weightlessness, only Thoms voice guiding like a distant star and the guitar and synth beats providing the slight bubbling and vibrating of the ship. The sense of an innocent and untainted corner of the universe. As quickly as this place is discovered, the drums come in and gravity of another planet pulls down. Thom's voice revealing a ominous undercurrent. The bass comes in more prominent than ever, bringing with it a sense of thrilling uncertainty. Shimmers reverberate as everything builds momentum with the addition of guitars until it all ends, leaving you at new a place and time. This is what great music is capable of achieving.
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March 10, 2015 on 33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs