Jon Robichaud

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Spacelab

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August 19, 2015 on Win A Flyaway To See Kraftwerk In Boston

oh, shut up.

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November 15, 2013 on Watch Win Butler Sing “Reflektor” With A Mariachi Band

Sun king

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November 12, 2013 on Win A Beatles BBC Vinyl & Book Prize Pack

I’ll second that it seems just a little dishonest to say Arcade Fire ‘diss the kardashians’ when Win was just saying that it is hard to make an honest record popular in a time when most popular things lack in compassion. He references Søren Kierkegaard’s present age philosophy and how it correlates to today. From Wikipedia:

“The present age is one of understanding, of Reflection, devoid of passion, an age which flies into enthusiasm for a moment only to decline back into indolence. … Action and passion is as absent in the present age as peril is absent from swimming in shallow waters.”
—Kierkegaard, Søren, Two Ages: A Literary Review

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October 28, 2013 on Arcade Fire Diss The Kardashians, Discuss Haiti Vs. Ibiza In Jian Ghomeshi Interview

Paranoia Blues, Crazy Love Vol. II (Vampire Weekend is that song)

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October 2, 2013 on Win A Paul Simon Complete Albums Collection 15-Disc Box Set

Why?

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September 25, 2013 on The Drakeography: The 100 Best Drake Songs

Who the hell is Wolf?

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September 20, 2013 on Watch Man Man Make Anderson Cooper 360’s RidicuList

I’ll move my family out the country
So you can’t see where I stay
So go and grab the reporters
So I can smash their recorders

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July 20, 2013 on Kanye Faces Felony Charges After Attacking Paparazzi At LAX

This is good, not bad.

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July 17, 2013 on Kings Of Leon – “Supersoaker”

This is pretty solid.

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June 20, 2013 on The 10 Best Pink Floyd Songs

Why does Stereogum give so much attention to Morrissey and Amanda Palmer? Pretty sick of both of them

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April 29, 2013 on Read Amanda Palmer’s Open Letter To Morrissey Offering Crowdsourcing Help

you lost me at “separates them from infinitely shittier nu-folk peers like the Lumineers”.
sure, the Lumineers owe a lot of their success to Mumford and Sons, and rightfully so. But saying the Lumineers are shittier (In my opinion, they are better) or nu-folk (when I hear nu- in front of a genre I instantly think of Limp Biskit. I rest my case) is just weak and wrong. If you are in defense of Mumford and Sons, you have no right to lump the Lumineers into such a degrading category.

Also, as right as you are as to say Mumford owes their sound to Decemberists and Avett Bros., you totally just took the opportunity to shit on The Decemberists (who are obviously a better band) and to ignore the Avett Brothers (who are an even better band). The Avett Brothers, though they enjoy much success now and I’m not too crazy about their new sound, are the ancestors to Mumford and Sons and deserve so much more credit than they receive(d).

Mumford and Sons are a boring band and have way too much production to qualify themselves as a folk band. I’m sure each of the members are qualified musicians (though the singer’s voice has always annoyed me), but the collective sound doesn’t do it for me, personally. One only has to look at the Newport Folk Festival (and the folk scene as a whole) to hear what real folk is.

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February 8, 2013 on In Defense Of Mumford & Sons