(just if anyone’s interested)
This shit has me froggy. And no semblance of a hook? The whole last minute of the song is a hook. And a powerful one.
I think they should take it back, you know? If you were someone who didn’t get (or care about) the delicate , volatile language of the internet and heard someone described as a “social justice warrior”, you’d probably think about a pretty noble person. Someone who fights for your rights? Always great!
I know it’s shallow, but that outlandish bum-chic thing that they’ve got going on is what turns me off the most. You couple that with the unremarkable sleepy-time tunes and suddenly you have an unintentionally hilarious caricature of a “Brooklyn indie rock band” and everyone just kind of fell for it.
Everyone has this image of a basement-dwelling, fedora-wearing, foul-smelling, hateful bastard when they picture your typical 4chan user. The terrifying thing is that 4chan users are dudes who lead completely normal lives. As we’ve just seen, sometimes the ones spewing the garbage are sometimes critical darlings and you’d never know. I mean, it’s already known that a ton of bands and artists post or have posted on /mu/. Hell, I think FlyLo’s “You’re Dead!” was actually leaked on /mu/ by FlyLo himself.
Anonymity is like Panda Express, polyamory, and communism: great in theory, terrible in practice.
(The funniest aspect of this whole thing is that DIIV is actually the only “indie blogger’s choice” band worse than Perfect Pussy.)
The ‘Gum doesn’t really dig Death Grips at all.
I think he’s just blochead.
You’re Dead! was my AOTY, actually. I know that the album would never top any lists this year critically, but as someone who is more enamored with production than songwriting, Flying Lotus is a messiah. The whole time listening, you have this slack-jawed, wide-eyed stare into space like “how the fuck is he doing this?” Like the greatest music writer ever once decreed — respect motherfucking craft.
A guy named Kevin Broydrick sent me a FB friend request forever ago, and I’m just now realizing who he is.
Start a blog, please. I had so much fun reading this, and that list is the best year-end list I’ve read all month.