THIS is why I love you guys Stereogum.
A lot of blogs would overlook Throwing Copper 20 years later, but it meant A LOT to some of us kids in the 90′s. I’m not in any way defending Live any more than I would defend Green Day post Dookie, but it represents an interesting time in the mid 90′s that can’t be completely overlooked. Lightning Crashes was mesmerizing as a child.
SOOO excited for this weekend! Year 7 for me. Nas at midnight will be leg-en-dary. I wish they did the same for Wu Tang last year.
If any of you Gum’ers are camping and would like to talk good music, I will have a giant Spanish flag and a 100 foot slip n slide on my row. Hard to miss me. Come by and have a beer… or 3!
From what I saw, it looks like they’ve made significant improvements to the Yuma. Its bigger, with possibly an alternate entrance. There will still be a line, but if you find yourself with a free 30-45 min. You GOTTA check it out. Such a fun, disco party AIR CONDITIONED tent….
In Related News – Courtney Love blames Dave Grohl for Malaysian flight disaster.
I absolutely LOVE this album. And I loved New Moon last year as well.
Frankly, I don’t understand how anyone can dislike an album like this. The sound is impeccable, there are more hooks than I can count, and its remarkably consistent from beginning to end.
I consider The Men like Woods and maybe Thee Oh Sees. Do we just begin to ignore consistency if we just keep getting it year after year?
Suzanne seems like a typical Facebook Pitchfork post commenter.
Does anyone else read the comments on Pitchfork FB posts and want to punch 90% of those pretentious pricks? Saying WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU PITCHFORK YOU USED TO BE COOL….**UNFOLLOW** (when they post an interview with Pharrell).
Yessss. Schoolboy Q all day.
Q REALLY went for it with this one. His rapping style feels so much more real than other MC’s out right now. Tom’s last couple sentences describe Q perfectly. It took me a while to get into Habits & Contradictions, but when it clicks, it just clicks. Even after many listens, Oxymoron still might not “process” because for a hip hop artist – Q’s songs have different layers.
My only complaint is this might sound a little too produced for Q’s raw style. Still brilliant album though.
I’m hoping for Schoolboy Q but I think its going to be St. Vincent.
The TDE crew is on fire right now. I’m surprised Isaiah Rashad’s debut isn’t being talked about as much as it should be on here. I like it more than Oxymoron (at least right now) but that’s mainly because it has a more east coast feel than other Black Hippy releases which I’m kind of fascinated with.
In My Life
I didn’t listen to it… but I assume it comes out as a Taylor Swift song?