Josh Reichental

Comments from Josh Reichental

This is a follow-up to perhaps my favourite comment in Stereogum history. I hope your dedication does not go unnoticed.
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August 18, 2016 on Watch Frank Ocean Race Cars With Tyler, The Creator & A$AP Rocky Instead Of Finishing His Album
I'm so blooming excited. Bloody hell this band knows how to tickle me.
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May 3, 2016 on Radiohead Return Online With Claymation LP9 Teasers
Dead Air Space is FADING OUT. Every ten minutes it gets more opaque. By 7/8ish it should be completely gone and then Reddit thinks a media player/torrent will appear. Ah! So excited!
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May 1, 2016 on Radiohead Send Mysterious “Burn The Witch” Leaflet To Fans, Erase Internet Presence
Oh boy today has turned out far better than expected. First a girl I like messaged me out of the blue, and now five men and Nigel Godrich have done so too.
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April 30, 2016 on Radiohead Send Mysterious “Burn The Witch” Leaflet To Fans, Erase Internet Presence
This means that they have some live shows before the album is even out? Very interesting...
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April 15, 2016 on Radiohead Manager Says LP9 Out In June, Like Nothing You’ve Ever Heard
'Queued' for around an hour and didn't get any, nor did anyone I know (for the London shows). I'm not mad, just disappointed. Haven't seen them live since the In Rainbows tour. I'm still super stoked for the album though.
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March 18, 2016 on Radiohead Fans Are Pissed About Today’s Ticketing Fiasco, But Band Cautions Against Scalpers
I've recently moved to London, and today is my sister's birthday. Yet in many ways, it feels like today is my birthday. Thanks Radiohead. (Also that new logo is great)
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March 14, 2016 on Radiohead Announce 2016 World Tour
'Do It, Try It' has made me a fan of M83, when previously I only knew Midnight City. Having since listened to much of their back catalogue I can understand why fans don't like the tonal shift, but without that baggage I think the song is extremely fun and catchy. I can't fathom how it could be considered an actively 'bad' song, outside of the context of the band.
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March 5, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Frank Ocean brews in me a teenage angst normally held only for girls who I'm waiting for a text from.
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March 1, 2016 on Clips Of Alleged Frank Ocean Album Listening Session Leak
Radiohead are like my granny bringing in soothing chicken soup during a bleak January winter.
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January 21, 2016 on Radiohead Announce First Live Shows Since 2012
Entrance Music (For a Film)
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December 26, 2015 on Radiohead – “Spectre”
In contrast as usual, Kendrick: i, u.
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December 9, 2015 on Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015
Examples: PINS, A$AP, EL VY, L$D, FIDLAR, SOPHIE, TOPS, HEALTH - LIFE, REALiTi, CHVRCHES, METZ, Charlie XCX
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December 9, 2015 on Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015
An observation from all of these lists: artist/song names in ALL CAPS have become very popular.
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December 9, 2015 on Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015
Or perhaps 'Wicked Witch of The'?
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December 5, 2015 on Kanye West Surprise-Releases New Baby, Still No SWISH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1AYNLsbL40
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October 5, 2015 on Hozier Is Suing Chilly Gonzales For Saying He Ripped Off Feist
Yeah, I feel like the song gets a lot of flack for being overplayed, as if that's the fault of the song and artist, rather than the goal of the either/both. I know at least in Ireland that there's a great celebration of a young Irish artist showcasing his talent and by virtue of that, Ireland's musicianship. I certainly don't think someone should be exempt from music criticism for any musical or non-musical reasons, but that said, I think that one by-product of an artist's success is a bitter dehumanising (partly due to how they are marketed) by their critics such that they are no longer seen as the real-human-musicians who write, record and regret songs, but rather as lucky bland vessels for sound. I think Hozier's album has a lot of great and good tracks and certainly shows promise for future albums. I don't think he deserves to be a target, at least not till he has the clout to deserve being targeted.
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October 5, 2015 on Hozier Is Suing Chilly Gonzales For Saying He Ripped Off Feist
I guess pre-emptively filling a defamation suit prevents Feist from starting an expensive law-suit later on, regardless of its validity. The tracks really are very different though, especially as the hooks of each song are not related. I'd say the verses are no more or less similar than any two 'four-chord' songs.
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October 5, 2015 on Hozier Is Suing Chilly Gonzales For Saying He Ripped Off Feist
Twitter is like if someone developed a funnel that filtered the waste products from the engine of your brain, and diluted it down to 140 characters. I feel like if any of these people -all of whom I think I like?- actually talked their issues out, even in the most banal way, they would come to more reasonable conclusions than these teenage-'you know who you are'-vaguebooking antics.
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August 26, 2015 on Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste Deletes Twitter Account Amid Backlash For Taylor Swift Comments
This is exciting, I can't wait to see it (if it ever gets a traditional form of release?), one of my favourite directors and probably my favourite musician. Is there any word on when the album will be out?
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August 21, 2015 on Paul Thomas Anderson Made A Film About Jonny Greenwood’s Indian Recording Sessions
I like that in this discussion about plagiarism and 'stealing' ideas you have quoted someone who was quoting someone who was quoting someone. :D Let the ideas run free!
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July 15, 2015 on Miguel Credits Billy Corgan On Song That Sorta Sounds Like “1979”
Diet Cig sounds like a sarcastically PC name-change that could have occurred after the Viet Cong debacle earlier this year.
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July 11, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Chapter 18: But Is It All She Needs? - 15 Steps to Keeping Your Partner Satisfied
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May 12, 2015 on Thom Yorke’s On The Cover Of An Iranian Book About Sex And Relationship Problems
This is truly excellent. Bright, energetic, zany yet contained. I really hope these guys become an 'indie' staple; new albums being eagerly anticipated for years to come. The quality of song-writing and experimentation on this album suggests that they are more than capable.
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April 21, 2015 on Stream Speedy Ortiz Foil Deer
When I'm trying to convince a soured-by-Kanyeism friend to give Kanye a chance, I tend to go with Mama's Boyfriend or Roses to hook them; his arrogance and sincerity are two sides of the same coin.
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April 7, 2015 on Watch Kanye West Rap With His Late Mother In A Newly Surfaced Home Movie
It's telling, that in a week of such great music, the worst comment of the week only got -13 points. Creativity breeds positivity y'all.
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March 27, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
You don't realise how much you miss listening to new music by an artist till they release something like this.
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March 23, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
'People Who Don't Like Rap Music Protest Against Rapper' (An insult to music fans all over the world? What does that even mean?)
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March 17, 2015 on British Fans Petition To Keep Kanye West From Headlining Glastonbury
The only similarity I can hear is the guitar figuration, which is as common a trope as any in RnB.
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March 15, 2015 on Jermaine Dupri: “Ciara’s New Single Is A Complete Rip-Off Of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad'”