Sorry to be unclear, but the point was that there are MANY songs about fake hip-hop and fake country
Yeah, man. I feel like the consensus is “Illinois” is his best, but compared to this record that one seems overwrought and overstuffed to me. This one is long and labored-over too, but it breathes. It’s not so self-consciously ornate.
You really think journalists only take Kanye seriously to boost page views? Quoth the maven, “That shit cray.”
Tegan and Sara is a great example that I didn’t cite. Good point.
Couldn’t find a logical place to mention this in the piece, but I saw them live three times in 2003: Cleveland, Wisconsin and Toronto, the last of which was postponed initially due to the Northeast blackout, which in turn necessitated all manner of logistical maneuvers to obtain the reissued tickets from the original eBay seller. Anyway, when we finally made it Toronto in October for the show at Skydome, my main memory of the show is Thom stopping the band in the middle of “Myxomatosis” because a guy up front had passed out. They pulled him up on stage and got him some medical attention. Then Thom’s like, “OK, third verse,” and they cut back into the song like nothing happened. One of the more badass Thom Yorke moments I can recall.
Also, Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin has the steepest lawn I’ve ever seen in an outdoor amphitheater. I was legitimately concerned about an avalanche. Probably the best set I ever saw them play, though.
He played on Sunday, and we did not forget him.
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Those two could definitely do it. There are still plenty of acts that have headlined one or two of the major festivals but not all of them — Metallica and Eminem come to mind. Of course, depending on the clout, repeating what somebody else has booked could feel like a retread or a coup. So there’s another reason for the festivals to endorse a new generation of headliners OR expand their genre range.
Thanks! Hard to think of a better or nicer compliment than that.
Good to know. I’m going to keep singing “Fallin’, fallin’, fallin.’”