BRB starting a band called “Muggsy Bogues.”
The scrolling, tablet-friendly format that Pitchfork uses for their magazine-style articles nowadays – whatever those things are called – would be pretty awesome. Although, I understand that’s probably fairly time-consuming and/or expensive to pull off. But damn, I’ve been pretty blown away by how awesome some of those Pitchfork articles look.
Don’t feel bad. I’ve loved that song since I was 11 and I’m not about to stop now.
Gush, Happy… I turned it off before I found the third one.
I’ve heard all but Schoolboy Q. I’d agree with you on that, but seriously, that Wild Beasts. As amazing as St. Vincent, IMO. Check it out.
This has been the one of the best weeks for releases that I can remember, like, ever. And I’m lumping Phantogram into the same group, too.
I remember hearing “Tightrope” on the radio here and there. But, you’re probably right. For what it’s worth, as someone who never listened to the album but was surely aware of its pop culture presence, I don’t remember any songs off of “Songs In A Minor” other than “Falling.”
Janelle Monae’s “ArchAndroid?” I dunno, Alicia Keys’ debut outsold it by about 6 million copies, but that was back when people actually bought CDs so it’s hard to compare.
ArchAndroid was nominated for a Grammy, made just about every year-end top 10, and Obama name-dropped it. Not exactly a blip.
Dig a Pony
“Crucify me for being ignorant.”
Yes, that’s exactly what’s going on here.
Annnnd it just dawned on me that you can’t reply because ban.
1) Free time ≠ babysitting.
2) So let me get this straight: compared to the tens – hundreds? – of thousands of people out there who have kids and occasionally smoke pot, you blindly assume (that’s right, blindly) that you’d be a more stable parent despite having threatened to kill yourself about 20 times in the past year? Congrats, that’s the most ludicrous thing I’ve heard in a while.
Also, would you feel the same way about a parent who has a drink or two a couple of times per week? Granted, Abraham smoking more weed than Danny Brown isn’t really in the same boat, but that’s no longer what you’re talking about, so it’s a relevant question.
Stereogum – I’m only in it for the potential crime.
That’s quite the creative interpretation of what I wrote, but I’ll give you that “trollish” may not be the right word to use here. However, in any event (and despite the overblown sarcasm), I think you know what I mean – there’s caustic opinions with some weight to them, and then there’s simply tossing out an insult and running away without further explanation. The latter is Youtube comment section-caliber; it’s the lowest form of online forum contribution. Middle school tactics.
And actually, now that I think about it, that is trollish. Nobody would do that without wanting to provoke a reaction.
Whoa, really? Can anyone provide links to those?
The only one I can recall is Robin (don’t know his last name) from Fleet Foxes… at least I think that happened. Unless I’m misremembering a Reddit AMA or something.
Yeah, I just figured all that out after I wrote the comment. That’s cool and all, but it doesn’t make her comment any less useless to the conversation, especially the way she said it.
Pretty funny that someone noteworthy stopped by and made a troll-ish remark though.
So is the Editor’s Choice the Stereogum equivalent of Drake liking photos of guys crying to his music on Instagram?
Yup, I’m talking Sasquatch as well. I was prepared to hate it. Ended up with a, “Well, that was actually kind of cool.”
Thanks, Mr. Pants. I suppose I should probably keep my take on Mumford & Sons’ set to myself…
In hindsight, I may have overstated on “really good” – let’s change that to “pretty good.”
Lots of energy. Definitely didn’t mail anything in. Above-average performers, as far as musicianship goes. They had a bunch of huge drums (or, sure, distractions) on stage and there were numerous percussion-only parts to the show, which I thought was kinda cool. Stage setup was pretty neat-looking.
I don’t know any of their songs other than “Radioactive,” which I’m fairly ambivalent toward, but I wouldn’t say that the other ones I heard were garbage. Not the best thing I’ve ever heard, but not the worst. Then again, I was about 12 beers deep at the time so I was pretty receptive to enjoying most things in general. I pretty much just watched them for a little bit while I ate a burrito, then I moved on.
Glad to see Stereogum users are still giving downvotes for opinions contrary to the popular one! Never change.
I will say this about Imagine Dragons. Saw about half of their set at a festival last summer, where they were the odd band out on the bill as far as their fanbase and appeal goes. Surprisingly, I ended up enjoying it… they were really good live.
But like most of the world, “Radioactive” is pretty much just background noise to me at this point.
Pretty good choice for bawl so hard Kozelek songs. I personally would go w/ the 10″ version of Duk Koo Kim – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG6oyaEAQzs.
This was already covered in an episode of It’s Always Sunny. The greatest song of all time is Tubthumping by Chumbawumba. Case closed.
Your level of smug is downright impressive.