Teach You How to be the Man — Riff Raff
I remember the specific moment I heard All these things that I’ve done. My older brother was playing it in the garage while working on his physics bridge project when I was in sixth grade and I felt this weird sensation. I felt as if I NEEDED to hear more of it and didn’t know why. I had heard music on the radio all te time and never felt any sort of deep reaction to it. I’m ambivalent about The Killers now, but they were without a doubt the first music I ever felt passionate about and that’s something I can never forget.
I like this so much more than I know I should.
I didn’t even know I wanted all of those things out of a record until today
Seasons + This review = Me very excited to hear the whole album
I’m not a fan of Foster the People by any means, but seriously all of what your saying can basically be summed up with, “I don’t think they’re cool.” Saying that a song they wrote is better than it deserves to be just shows how bias you are in approaching their music. Also, Portugal the Man are in no way a MGMT copycat and in fact have been releasing music from before MGMT was even a thing.
Agreed. I was also in the category of “hip hop” isn’t real music, so glad I can appreciate varied music now.
I feel like Kanye is becoming the new Radiohead in that he can be expected to top almost every list, whether people like it or not.
This write up is way more annoying than the video.
Saw this quote on youtube and made me totally rethink this video, which I originally thought of as awful:
“This video presents some of the most stereotypical, if not corny American stereotypes. The desert. The galloping stallions. The beautiful woman. The soft porn. The lone ranger riding his motorcycle into the sunset. And it is all presented in such a simple and uninspiring way that it is almost a mockery of these things. The only thing not stereotypically American here, is the fact that the lone ranger is black.
So why is Kanye doing this? Well it is pretty simple, he is taking White American culture, and he is replacing it with a black skin head. This is essentially an aggressive cultural takeover that the average person probably doesn’t even realise is happening. Why else would he debut the video on the Ellen show? It is a white American talk show, with a white American demographic. This man is literally destroying white American stereotypes by making them revolve around him. The funniest part is, hardly anyone realises it. Oh and who is White America’s favourite ‘white’ person? Jesus. I’m sure you all get where I’m going with this.”
Either Kanye’s a fucking genius or just unbelievably cheesy…or both.