+2Posted on Jul 28th | re: Karen O - "Rapt" Video (3 comments)

Does anybody else remember Native Korean Rock? The little one-off solo project Karen O did a year or so after Show Your Bones was released? It basically only existed in the form of a poorly-maintained MySpace page that featured six or so songs, but this was definitely one of them. I wonder if the rest of those songs have made it onto Crush Songs. They had names like “OOO” and “Beast” and I think she also did a cover of The Doors’ “Indian Summer”.

Yeah FMMF has been a hot mess from the beginning. It doesn’t help that Columbus doesn’t really have a good venue for a festival (which I guess is why it’s set up SXSW style, at multiple venues). Furthermore, R. Kelly–in addition to being a highly controversial figure–doesn’t really fit in well with the rest of this line-up.

 +1Posted on Jul 10th | re: Lykke Li Really Hates Youth Novels (13 comments)

That’s nice. I see in your attempt to either run to Lykke Li’s defense or make a statement against Lorde, or perhaps both (I’m not sure where your mindset is) you’ve totally missed my point, which was just that they’ve both made albums as teenagers that sound like they were written by teenagers (because they were). Radiohead also falls into this category (“Pablo Honey” is their “Youth Novels”/”Pure Heroine”, but I digress). At no point did I try to convince anyone that Lorde is more talented than Lykke Li (and I wouldn’t, that would be ignorant; they’re two totally different artists at very different stages int heir respective careers, from different generations, with distinctly different aesthetics), so I’m not exactly sure from where you gleaned that, or why you felt it so necessary to imply that what I was getting at was “Lorde > Lykke Li”. So, just throwing that out there.

 +4Posted on Jul 9th | re: Lykke Li Really Hates Youth Novels (13 comments)

While I really like “Youth Novels”, and have ever since it came out, I can totally understand why she as an artist finds it cringey now. It does sound like an album written by a teenager, albeit a very talented teenager, and her sound has changed an awful lot. I kind of expect to hear this same thing from Lorde, two more albums from now, about how she can’t stand Pure Heroine anymore.

Is it okay to be bummed out by artists “going pop” yet?

Yeah I’m not exactly getting all of the “Foster The People is the most boring band ever” stuff that goes on at this site all the time. Sure, they’re not earth-shatteringly profound but Maroon 5 has been around for like ten years now and nobody’s more fucking boring than them.

 +3Posted on Jun 25th | re: Karen O Announces Solo Debut Crush Songs (12 comments)

Best news I’ve heard in a good while. I’m awfully excited for this.

 +18Posted on May 28th | re: Sublime With Rome Claim Linkin Park Had Cops Confiscate Their Weed (43 comments)

Let’s not forget the most important bit of information here: both of these bands are fucking terrible.

Not all that surprising when you considering that you know… they’re divorced. How many people actually speak to their ex-spouses when there aren’t any kids in the mix? I feel like it can’t be many.

 -1Posted on May 15th | re: Beyoncé, Jay Z, Solange Release Statement About Elevator Fight (10 comments)

Is it so far-fetched to assume that Jay-Z’s probably kind of a douchebag and Solange had just had enough of his shit?