Nick

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Comments from Nick

I'm a little disappointed in myself that I went straight for Track 8
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March 31, 2017 on Stream CupcaKke Queen Elizabitch
1) "Passionfruit" is the standout for me thus far 2) Not a big fan of the "If You Had My Love" interpolation in "Teenage Fever"... (the "ta-rust" part is going to get on my nerves) 3)"Portland" further solidifies 2017 as the year of the trap flute 4) I understand why "Two Birds One Stone" isn't on the tracklist due to the backlash but "Sneakin" is fantastic, esp w/ the video.
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March 19, 2017 on Stream Drake More Life
Damn, I guess "T-Shirt" can't be my Tinder anthem any longer...
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February 8, 2017 on Migos On iLoveMakonnen Coming Out As Gay: “That’s Wack, Bro”
My very first memories ever involve "Little Lies" and "Everywhere." This entire album is encoded into my music DNA
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January 25, 2017 on Fleetwood Mac Announce Tango In The Night Deluxe Reissue
I'm no J Cole fan and don't really like defending him, but I'm trying to figure out how "4 Your Eyez Only" is his "least commercially successful album in years." 511K units first week, 378K traditional album sales, (Forest Hills Drive- 353K, Born Sinner 297K) hasn't left Billboard's top 10 albums chart since it was released, "Deja Vu" his first top 10 hit- while that feat was achieved on streaming and sales alone, it's gaining points again outside of the top 40... J Cole's songs always seem to be slow gainers at radio. Am I missing something here?
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January 25, 2017 on Behold, In Nick Grant, What J. Cole Hath Wrought
I love how the #1 song in the country (and potentially first of the Trump administration) is about cooking crack in a crock pot with a machine gun.
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January 9, 2017 on Migos Hit #1 With “Bad And Boujee”
Britney stans trashing her performance on social media is so much more 2016 than the performance itself
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January 1, 2017 on Happy New Year, Here Is Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Lip Sync Debacle
Between Miranda Lambert, Lydia Loveless, Maren Morris and Sturgill Simpson this year (along with discovering Ashley Monroe, Zac Brown Band's "Loving You Easy" [and that one ONLY] and the sex appeal of Thomas Rhett) this is the first year in my entire life I've really opened up to country music as a legitimate and credible genre. Still can't bring myself to the Taylor Swift bandwagon though.
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December 16, 2016 on The 20 Best Country Albums Of 2016
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