Nick

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Comments from Nick

I got more milage out of CRJ's B-sides than most full length albums this year
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December 2, 2016 on 25 Great EPs From 2016
This is heartbreaking. I was lucky enough to see her at a music festival in 2014 when she'd just beaten cancer the first time and was experiencing that elation of being free of it.
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November 18, 2016 on R.I.P. Sharon Jones
Everyone always goes to "Thriller" and "Purple Rain" as the 9-track blockbusters with hit single after hit single after hit single from the 80's. I feel like "Control" belongs in that conversation too but that's just me...
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November 17, 2016 on At Least America Can Agree On Bruno Mars
I'm sure her sect of fans that call her the "Aryan Goddess" will be thrilled...
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November 14, 2016 on Please, God, Do Not Let Taylor Swift Record A Hip-Hop/R&B Album
I feel like she needs the lyrics to "Karen Don't Be Sad" on the Dead Petz LP: Oh, Karen You take it all too hard You been talking to those fools again And they'll tear your world apart Oh, Karen You gotta try to understand Gotta hold on to your soul Cause they'll crush it if they can So, Karen don't be sad They're just a bunch of fools And you can make them powerless Don't let them make the rules So, Karen don't be sad You know the truth is true The world can still be beautiful That part's up to you So, Karen don't be sad Oh, Karen You know you're only letting 'em win By letting all their lies and hate Destroy you from within-in Oh, Karen They've taken away your smile But you can give it back to us Just fake it for a little while
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November 9, 2016 on Miley Cyrus “Accepts” Donald Trump In Tearful Post-Election Video
I stand corrected, the entire review was around 50 words: "Newsom is a classically trained harpist and singer who made a very good 2004 record, but this EP is hard to stomach: Five tracks, four of them more than nine minutes and one ("Only Skin") sixteen-plus, with meandering strings-and-things accompaniment and indulgent vocal quirks that make Bjork sound like Kelly Clarkson." Thanks, internet!
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November 4, 2016 on Ys Turns 10
I can't think of any other word to describe this album than "magical." I lived and breathed it for that entire winter. One of the most talented and other-wordly human beings on planet earth. On a lighter note, anyone remember that 200 word 2-star Rolling Stone review of this album calling it "hard to stomach" and comparing her to Kelly Clarkson? God I wish I could find that in the internet archives somewhere...
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November 4, 2016 on Ys Turns 10
That's a really good point... I enjoyed "Harder to Breathe" and "Sunday Morning" notably. Hell, "Makes Me Wonder" was decent too. I think it was during their brief downfall with the "Hands All Over" album then comeback with "Moves Like Jagger" and stint on The Voice that they started playing it too safe, redundant and formulaic to be taken seriously by anyone from a critical standpoint. Also, in my book Kendrick can do as many average 16 bars in pop songs he wants if he can retain the integrity and vision he displays on his LPs.
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October 12, 2016 on Maroon 5 – “Don’t Wanna Know” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
What's that sound I heard? Oh, it's just the Chainsmokers getting knocked out of the #1 spot. This is gonna dominate the rest of 2016.
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October 7, 2016 on Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” Video
Not to be that guy, but we were actually in the middle of SexyBack's #1 reign 10 years ago... "Pullin' Me Back" barely scraped the Top 10. I see your point though. Who can forget that timeless classic "Chain Hang Low" by Jibbs either? http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/2006-10-14
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October 6, 2016 on Do You Remember Rock On Pop Radio: Why Green Day Aren’t Crossing Over Anymore
Like the "Jeffery" album art, not only is it amazing but really captures the essence of the artist
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October 5, 2016 on D.R.A.M. Announces Debut Album Big Baby D.R.A.M.
She's acting like radio is all of a sudden this barren immoral wasteland that is just now stepping on the toes of the sheltered and narrow-minded... Next's "Too Close", Sisqo's "Thong Song" and Lil Kim's "Magic Stick" all got much more airplay in the days of her Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears than Vince Staples will ever get...
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October 5, 2016 on This Lady Is So Upset About Vince Staples
I'm fans of both so trying to stay neutral, but A) does that mean in order to be a gay icon you must be self centered and shallow? and B) if the "Dead Petz" album isn't incredibly self indulgent than I don't know what is
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September 29, 2016 on Miley Cyrus Is No Fan Of Mariah Carey’s Shtick
"Fuck and Run" by Liz Phair could be the best or worst depending on what your Tinder agenda is
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September 20, 2016 on The 10 Most Unattractive Songs That You Can Now Make Your Tinder Anthem
Jeez, give the song more than 10 minutes before rushing to judgement. I haven't formed my opinion yet, but at least it's something bold compared to the tropical house/EDM-lite/dancehall-for-white-people rut radio been stuck in this year.
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September 9, 2016 on Lady Gaga – “Perfect Illusion”
This song is still so much better in theory than execution
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September 6, 2016 on Watch Charli XCX & Tinashe Do “Drop That Kitty” Live For The First Time
Hope this at least puts a jolt in Teyana's career... VII had some stellar songs
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August 29, 2016 on Kanye West – “Fade” Video
It was clearly supposed to be Rihanna's night but Beyonce as usual had to be her legendary incomparable self
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August 29, 2016 on Watch Beyoncé Perform A Lemonade Medley, Accept Video Of The Year At The VMAs
Uhh.... not really much in Calabasas besides the Kardashians and a big outlet mall
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August 28, 2016 on Drake Billboards Tease Kanye Collab, Congratulate Rihanna
LA pop up store was all out of zines when I went by about 2 hours after announced. Currently sulking big time.
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August 20, 2016 on Frank Ocean Blonde Comment Party
Good point on no Beyonce.... thought Sorry or Hold Up would be ubiquitous this summer back in April . I'd be interested to see a red state vs. blue state analysis of radio airplay for "Sorry."
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August 18, 2016 on Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2016
I actually think "Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales" getting that press from Smash Mouth helped give it the edge. Personally, I hadn't given Car Seat Headrest much of a go because of the sprawling mult-part song lengths and there being so much other great stuff out this summer.... sat in my Apple Music with 2 listens for weeks. But when I saw one song being specifically hyped and discussed, I listened and was finally hooked.
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August 18, 2016 on Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2016
Didn't take long for someone to capitalize on the resurgence of "My Boo"... Aside from that, Tinashe is great and I hope something finally sticks
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August 12, 2016 on Tinashe – “Superlove” Video
i've grown so fond of "I Know What Love Isn't" over the years... gives me the feels more than most anything else out there
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August 2, 2016 on Jens Lekman 99% Done With New Album, Will Play It On Fall Tour
GO:OD AM should've made a bigger splash
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August 2, 2016 on Mac Miller – “DANG!” (Feat. Anderson .Paak) Video
Is it just me or does "My Church" have a strong Jenny Lewis vibe?
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June 23, 2016 on Country Catch-Up: Rating The Genre’s Most Popular Albums Of 2016 So Far
Growing up in Louisville, there's a legendary, almost holy reverence around Jim James in that area. He embodies the offbeat southern charm of the city. Can't wait for a new solo album - his first is terribly underrated.
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May 26, 2016 on Q&A: Jim James On The It Still Moves Reissue, A New Solo LP, And What’s Next For My Morning Jacket