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Jai Paul
Ben Khan
Chimurenga Renaissance
Missy Elliott

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December 23, 2014 on The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015

1. Bird Flu
2. Pull Up The People
3. XR2
4. Come Walk With Me
5. Galang
6. Sunshowers
7. Tell Me Why
8. The World (Vicki Leekz MIxtape)
9. Teqkilla
10. Boyz

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November 7, 2013 on The 10 Best M.I.A. Songs

Right. Bird Flu is her most underrated jam I think. Agree that Jai Paul hands down killed every category in 2013. Jai Paul is 2013 2014 & 2015 all at once. Where Ratatat at ? Jai is giving me the Ratatat, Daft & Das Racist I’ve been craving. Pretty much Jai fever all around.

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November 6, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: M.I.A. Matangi

Jai Paul has it all.

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November 5, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: M.I.A. Matangi

el goodo NAILED it. I’m still trying to figure out if I’m disappointed or if this is a progression from this new wave of off kilter, non hook riffing post “Beez In The Trap” era. I love M.I.A to pieces and I’m totally down with her since Arular but in my musical fantasy pairings, I wish she would ring up Frank Nitt, Exile, Richard X, DJ Mackey, Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces, 9th Wonder, Hudson Mohawke, Jai Paul- any 1 of those people would deliver the M.I.A sound I’ve been craving and envisioning bringing out the best in her work. She has tremendous talent- but beat production especially these days is a slippery critical slope due to the enormity of selection that is out there. My Rick Rubin advice to her would be to ring any 1 of these folks up and give 1 of them a shot. I would put ALL my money on any 1 of these folks turning M.I.A out in the studio PROPER.

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November 5, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: M.I.A. Matangi

“Black & “Elderly Woman” should be on here somewhere. VItalogy is their dopest most underrated record.

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October 18, 2013 on The 10 Best Pearl Jam Songs

Metallica stole their name from a fellow Bay Area band. There is documented proof as the band had flyers and show posters in the Bay Area. Theu changed the spelling to avoid being sued. No, the name didn’t come from that book either- This band was in San Francisco in 1973 with that name. Look into it and you’ll see.

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October 16, 2013 on Metallica Albums From Worst To Best

“Alive” & “Television Rules The Nation/Cresendolls” but no “Something About Us”, “Teachers”, “High Life” or “Robot Rock” or “Face To Face” ? huh ?

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July 6, 2013 on The 10 Best Daft Punk Songs

At the time of it’s release, I couldn’t stop listening to this album. It has aged very well and sounds better than ever. 1 of the finest feathers in Gang Gang Dance’s cap.

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June 20, 2013 on Backtrack: Gang Gang Dance God’s Money

Always loved Cookie Mountain but always wondered why “I Was A Lover” wasn’t a single and/or video. It felt like Interscope dropped the ball on properly promoting this album after “Wolf Like Me” was released. This album had more legs but Interscope is notorious for this type of misstep.

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May 30, 2013 on Backtrack: TV On The Radio Return To Cookie Mountain

1. “Perfect From Now On”
2. “Built To Spill Caustic Resin” EP ( well aware this isn’t an album- it’s still the 2nd best release period.)
3. “There’s Nothing Wrong With Love”

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May 6, 2013 on Built To Spill Albums From Worst To Best

Spoon are a great band but I’ll never understand how songs like “Stay Don’t Go” • “Finer Feelings” • “Nobody Gets Me But You” & “Who Makes Your Money”. All 4 of those songs were denied single treatment. Thats really the only thing about Spoon records I have bad to say, Their body of work is pretty solid. I especially like Brit’s experimental side.

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March 28, 2013 on Spoon Albums From Worst To Best

A$AP Rocky & Danny Brown recently guested on Kathy Griffin’s talk show Kathy. It’s a must see. Very funny.

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March 6, 2013 on Kanye, Danny Brown Dis MTV’s Hottest MCs List

“Maladjusted” should be here as well. How uneducated and uncultured on Morrissey could you be ?

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February 21, 2013 on The 10 Best Morrissey Songs

No “Last Of The Famous International Playboys” ? Fuck right off.

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February 21, 2013 on The 10 Best Morrissey Songs

“What Would Wolves Do” is brilliant and is top 10. Are these lists the personal top ten of the writer of the article or what the writer believes the top 10 to be as a whole for everyone ? They seem to be a personal top 10. After that New Order list, I have serious doubts about these stereogum top 10’s….

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February 9, 2013 on The 10 Best Les Savy Fav Songs

No “Ghetto Musick” and no “Hootie Hoo” ?

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February 1, 2013 on The 10 Best OutKast Songs

“Everything’s Gone Green” not on your list shows you know nothing about New Order. “Crystal” on here and no “Ceremony” ? Jesus, are you guys on crystal or the Warner Rhino payroll ?

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January 25, 2013 on The 10 Best New Order Songs

Au Revoir Simone

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December 24, 2012 on The 50 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2013


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December 24, 2012 on The 50 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2013