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Wesley Morgan Paraham
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 +3Posted on Nov 24th | re: The 10 Best Kool & The Gang Songs (17 comments)

I find myself singing “Too Hot” at random moments way more often than anyone should be in 2014.

 +1Posted on Nov 20th | re: 26 Essential Songs From The NYC Rock Resurgence (117 comments)

This is an extremely informative and well-written piece, even if I can’t stand NYC circle-jerking.

Your cutoff date of 2005 has me at the tender age of thirteen, and I also lived hundreds of miles away, so it’s not like I could’ve paid attention. I’m sure it was one of those “you had to be there” things, because the whole “In a more cynical approach, you could look at this era as the time when a few rich kids co-opted alternative cultures of the past ” typical NYC bullshit is so obvious it hurts.

TV on the Radio is still my favorite band ever, though.

So Eli Roth and LDR, two of the universe’s most reliable sources of bullshit, get together and make some more bullshit, and I’m supposed to be disturbed? Actual rape disturbs me. Masturbatory edginess does not.

 +4Posted on Nov 19th | re: Album Of The Week: Chumped Teenage Retirement (75 comments)

Man, I’m sorry I got angry. If’ it’s any solace, I don’t like pom pom either. I think Ariel Pink has random strokes of genius, but pom pom was not one of them.

 +8Posted on Nov 18th | re: Album Of The Week: Chumped Teenage Retirement (75 comments)

Just because the “entire music world” (and btw, P4K, Stereogum, A.V. Club, CoS, etc. are most certainly not the entire music world), buzzes about something doesn’t mean he should have chosen an album that he obviously did not like as the album of the week.

 +9Posted on Nov 18th | re: Album Of The Week: Chumped Teenage Retirement (75 comments)

lolol I just turned 22 like four months ago.

Anyway, my mistake if I insinuated that a married man with kids can’t enjoy radio pop. I mean, radio pop is designed to appeal to the largest possible audience. But you don’t find something even slightly humorous in grown-ass men and women getting all excited about the same things as 12-year-olds? That applies to everything, not just music. I think it’s hilarious that my friends and I still get hype about a new Steven Universe episode or Super Smash Bros despite the fact that we have far exceeded the target demographic for said entertainment.

Slightly off-topic, I realized yesterday afternoon that I really can’t shit-talk anyone who listens to Taylor Swift, because I have been an avid Kyary Pamyu Pamyu fan since she debuted three years ago, and if there’s anything that’s guaranteed not to win you any cool points, it’s J-Pop.

In conclusion, fuck you.

 +8Posted on Nov 18th | re: Album Of The Week: Chumped Teenage Retirement (75 comments)

(not that I don’t enjoy a fair bit of radio pop, I just giggle a bit when this married dude with kids talks about how dope Taylor Swift is)

 +17Posted on Nov 18th | re: Album Of The Week: Chumped Teenage Retirement (75 comments)

Same here! I love reading Tom dismiss things that I enjoy and champion things that teenagers love.

 +23Posted on Nov 18th | re: Album Of The Week: Chumped Teenage Retirement (75 comments)

I love how you knew everyone’s going to hate you for this.

 +2Posted on Nov 18th | re: Stream Ariel Pink pom pom (146 comments)

Did you just know that by heart, or did you research? If it’s the former, I highly, highly respect you. More than I already had.