First Death Grips, now Daft Punk. Why are entertainers fucking with us like this? In an over-saturated landscape of “indie” artists all competing for an audience, is this what passes for promotion these days?
The O.C.? Don’t call it that.
agree, except it should be MySpace not Facebook. haha remember MySpace?! where everyone had Donnie Darko and Fight Club in their favorite movies? Radiohead and Death Cab in their favorite bands? Chuck Klosterman shit in their favorite books? good times?
the problem with these “Deconstructing” articles is they discuss a hot button issue that’s a few days (even hours!) old and rush to form a judgement/perspective. I’m assuming this one was rushed in particular due to the numerous spelling/grammar errors.
no you didn’t
Lip-synching to a recording of your own song for six hours is ART.
it’s cuz they’re being propped up too fast. These guys, while having some genuine talent, are 90% aesthetic, cool clothes, wacky personality, MGMT-hacking (yes, I went there), bunch of cute indie darlings. aww aren’t they cute, they write pretty songs but argue all the time! I do like a few tunes I’ve heard, but it’s all too much.
Sometimes downvote rage breeds great artistic vision. props to you, adddo!
this is all true. but i think the real question is, should youtube be making artistic judgements like it did?
that was a little tantrum-y, it just boils down to this. People get really offended when they get told what to do, but it’s all about respect for the artist. A lot of great stand-up comedians have to deal with this too. If Yeah Yeah Yeahs wants me to put my phone away for couple hours, fine, no big deal.
“Each assumes that the audience as a whole will be more rewarded if that whole audience is forbade from these activities (activities that are inherently creative).”
creative?!? what’s creative about pointing your cell phone at the stage? What’s creative is what’s happening ON stage. The constant need to interact with your surroundings with your phone is ridiculous and made to seem like you’re somehow “documenting” something and it’s part of the “experience”. Call it what it is, messing around with your fun toy smart phone. I know there are some dissenting opinions, but would anyone really enjoy the concert less without taking pictures/videos of it? (in all honesty, it’s mainly the videos that bother me because the phone is up in the air in front of my face for too long)
my thoughts while watching Thicke video: “Hey, look! Tits and ass!”
my thoughts while watching Timberlake video: “Hey, look! Tits and ass!”
is there any actual “deconstructing” in this article?
I feel like this new album will be similar to last M.I.A. album where it will get a “love” or “hate” reaction depending on who you are and how you interpret it.
There are very few spontaneous moments left on television in general. So when angry-Kanye performs live on a show he hates, you know i’ll have my popcorn ready.
1. For some personality types, “putting yourself out there” is a difficult thing to do. For her it’s 24/7 obsession; so she gets no props there.
2. Pioneering is quite literally defined as being first.
3. She does not own up to anything.
4. Your copious spelling/grammar mistakes make it hard to take you seriously.
Am I mistaken or is MGMT getting better? what a great track..
In the same situation as choosing between Weezer’s Blue Album and Pinkerton, or Bowie’s Low and Station to Station, Fear of Music and Remain in Light are equal in value. Can’t decide!
absolutely. I got goosebumps at that strokes show.
Though I love Berlin, I am straight baffled at the inclusion of “The Kids”. Almost any other song on that album would’ve been a better choice.
so..good for them i guess?
(that throwback might be too stale, ‘gum in-jokes should be freshness-dated)
to think Glee watchers will somehow break into Kid A is beyond ludicrous
I realize not a lot of time has passed to put The Next Day in perspective. But it’s GOTTA be better than Let’s Dance! right? Plus, I could go on at length about how Diamond Dogs is better than Young Americans.
other than that bitchy-ness, great, well-written piece! (oh, and Ziggy isn’t no. 1; no way, no how)