I’m about to go on a bit of an internet sabbatical and more Kanye is pretty much the greatest going away present ‘gum could give.
I don’t think the whole “sad rap” trend applies to Earl. He’s been doing that shit for a while.
I forgot how easy it seems for Pharrell to produce killer fucking tracks
Good to see Thao getting some love. Not really the type of music I expect to get the attention of the ‘gum community, but I’m a pretty big fan of their new release.
Also, hilariously, I took a class called Music Performance Studies and this is something we actually touched on briefly, although it was a few years ago so I don’t really recall, but basically everyone agreed it would just be a dick move.
We also almost went to a Death Grips show for part of the class. Really glad we didn’t.
Doing something unprecedented is not really something to be admired for that reason alone. That’s a shitty attempt to give “art” more credit than it deserves. Also I wouldn’t compare all the shows you mentioned with the Death Grips debacle.
I was actually at the Low show where they played one 27 minutes drone song (to set up saying “drone, not drones”) and I was really annoyed by it. It wasn’t just the one song, it was that they only played 27 minutes and played in a very disinterested way. I felt as a Low fan that my money was being used by Low to make a statement that I didn’t feel needed made (although I agree with sentiment). I won’t be paying to see them again because I didn’t feel respected as a fan.
However, I did understand that it was their right as an artist to perform in the way that they saw fit, especially because the show took place at a modern art center. They took a risk and they likely lost fans from it. That’s their choice. I likely won’t support them anymore because of it.
Death Grips on the other hand didn’t even perform. If they did a shitty job, well then it would have been up to the audience to decide if it was worth their money. That’s not what they did though; they took people’s money and didn’t render the service. Hell they didn’t even go to the fucking city, which just reeks of lazy and cowardice. A performance, no matter bad or good or for what reasons, allows the audience to decide the artists worth which is exactly the way it should be.
I don’t fucking want to pay musicians to make me think. I already payed a whole shit-ton to my college for that.
The world certainly could use more Charles Bradley s.
Man I love the Black Keys and Kings of Leon, but they aren’t really what I would define as “dirty fucking sweaty fucking ROCK N ROLLLLLLLLLL”. To think that there isn’t any good rock these days is just falling into the trap of allowing the culture of the time to dictate what you hear and listen to.
There are some amazing young rock bands right now, you just have to actually look for them.
Don’t worry man, this article isn’t about you specifically so just continue to revel in your pride of pop culture ignorance.
The article is explaining how “indie” was injected into the mainstream (or pop if you will) culture as a whole. Since you make a point about how you don’t fuck with that shit, you’re well clear of the umbrella of this article.
I’ve also never even seen a scene of The O.C., but I’m about a season and a half away from finish Gossip Girl.
As far as hilariously awful tv goes, I love it. Although I do have brothers in high school who swear that the show has ruined a good segment of this generation.
Yeah but I think that was more of a “blind squirrel” situation.
I don’t recall any critic saying a positive word about her other than that one track, so I don’t think it was like a “Britney is cool” thing as much as it was a huge pop song with critical acclaim.
Also if you google “huge pop song with critical acclaim,” the Toxic wiki page is the top result.