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So when’s his interview on Hannity?

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August 25, 2015 on Yelawolf Defends The Confederate Flag

That “Black Trump” lyric in “Incarcerated Scarfaces”…

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July 31, 2015 on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Turns 20

Every time I see or hear anything about this song (which is often), I just have to ask myself…

“General public, you know this song is about cooking crack, right?”

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June 5, 2015 on No.

I’m just as amused by him correlating the rise in pro-immigration views with the decline of Christianity in America. Where to even begin with that?

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May 13, 2015 on Bill O’Reilly Blames “Rap Industry” For Decline Of Christianity In America

Coming next week… a roundup on Donna Lewis, Billie Myers, Meredith Brooks, Abra Moore and Alana Davis.

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March 20, 2015 on Natalie Imbruglia – “Instant Crush” (Daft Punk & Julian Casablancas Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Thanks for including “Slide”… brings me back. Gotta be the first time I’ve heard it in 10 years and happy to report I still know the first verse.

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March 10, 2015 on The 10 Best Missy Elliott Songs

I’m loving the FJM record, though time will tell if it’s as great as Fear Fun.

I’m also digging the Johan Agebjorn record- big Sally Shapiro fans so I wanted to listen… It’s like a electro mystic wonderland of an album… I’m loving it. Very surprised I haven’t seen a lot of outlets covering it…

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February 11, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear

Forecastle is THE BEST… of all the festivals I’ve been to, probably my favorite… tons of people but parking and lines never an issue… Americana/folky lineup with a few electronic/hip hop tastemakers thrown in… easygoing people, downtown Louisville/waterfront park is the perfect backdrop… hope to go again this year!!!

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January 27, 2015 on Forecastle 2015 Lineup

I was so relieved when the rest of the album was so much better than “Break the Rules” or “London Queen”. They are songs that work much better in the context of the album than standing alone.

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December 21, 2014 on Album Of The Week: Charli XCX Sucker

I know, it’s the immediate standout track. Let’s hope they’re smart enough to promote it.

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December 21, 2014 on Album Of The Week: Charli XCX Sucker

My favorite pop songs of the year:

1. Rita Ora- I Will Never Let You Down- I don’t understand why no one else talks about this song. It’s the windows down song of the summer that never happened.

2. Tove Lo- Talking Body- Like a lot of people on this thread- every song on the album is incredible, I’m just feeling this one right now the most I suppose. Timebomb is a close second.

3. Beyonce- Rocket- Hard to pick a favorite, but this has been the most durable song on the album throughout the year

4. Sia- Chandelier- Nothing really needs to be said about the song. I love how casual listeners have no idea the song is about her struggle with alcoholism… just brilliant lyrics.

5. LIGHTS- Up We Go- She kind of sounds like Heartthrob era Tegan and Sara… but I’m still spinning this one frequently 6 months after I discovered it.

6. Bleachers- Wake Me- Could have picked pretty much any song outside of the Yoko Ono featured song. It’s the first album I recommend for a casual music listener looking for something new.

7. Porter Robinson- Sad Machine- Skrillex protege goes Passion Pit esque electro pop… The hook is irresistible.

8. Mariah Carey- You Don’t Know What to Do- Great breezy throwback roller skating jam.

9. Keisza- Hideaway- A little tired of it now, but my favorite of this early 90’s dance resurgence.

10. Kylie Minogue- Million Miles- was very disappointed by her new album, but this song was one of the few that I felt measured up to her other great pop tracks of this millennium.

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December 19, 2014 on The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

I guess I’ll leave mine:

1. Future Islands- A Dream of You and Me
2. St Vincent- Digital Witness
3. War on Drugs- Red Eyes
4. The Juan Maclean- I’ve Waited for So Long
5. Rick Ross, Kanye West, Big Sean- Sanctified
6. Against Me!- Black Me Out
7. Young Thug- 2 Bitches
8. Caribou- Silver
9. Broken Bells- Holding on For Life
10. Porter Robinson- Sad Machine

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December 12, 2014 on Stereogum’s 70 Favorite Songs Of 2014

Future Islands- Singles

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December 8, 2014 on Win Stereogum’s 10 Best Albums Of 2014 On Vinyl Courtesy Of Insound

He can still go lower. Meth addiction ends in death or recovery… there’s no middle ground. It’s painfully obvious that meth is what he’s dealing with here and that he’s still in complete denial. Poor guy. I hope he gets the help he needs.

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November 26, 2014 on Scott Stapp Says He’s Penniless And Under Attack In Video Statement On Creed’s Facebook

Where’s the love from the diced pineapple union?

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November 21, 2014 on America’s Pear Farmers Thank Rick Ross

I kind of feel like Bobby Shmurda is one of those anonymous indistinct rappers with a fluke hit… the likes of Hurricane Chris, Ca$h Out, Huey… I’ll be very very surprised if we remember this guy 2 years from now.

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November 9, 2014 on Bobby Shmurda – “Bobby Bitch” Video


::sigh:: so what was the whole registering the song with ASCAP??

i’m still gonna buy it.

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November 4, 2014 on Beyoncé’s New Album: Really Just A 4-Disc BEYONCÉ Reissue?

Jessie Ware is very special to me, as she’s one of the few artists that seems to take direct influence from my very first music loves- the British sophistipop of the late 80’s/early 90’s. (Lisa Stansfield, Swing out Sister, Sade, Basia) So naturally I’m usually disappointed with whatever an artist comes out with after an album I love as much as Devotion, regardless of quality. And I must admit, I was a little off put by the acoustic guitar and choirs in “Say You Love Me”… and the title track, while good, had me worried that was the best the album had to offer. I’m relieved to say that I’m in love with pretty much every track- “Keep on Lying” is an early favorite thus far. It does exactly what a sophomore effort should do- keep what made people obsess in the first place, but expand and evolve.

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October 23, 2014 on Album Of The Week: Jessie Ware Tough Love