Runyon Colie

Comments from Runyon Colie

I quite liked Rapprocher - my issue with the new stuff is that's its a little too slick - the production feels like its sanded all her personality away. It just flows in one ear and out the other.
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June 23, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Bully Feels Like
To me this is a really good album in a way that the new Class Actress EP isn't - where Movies trades in boring platitudes and cliches Bognanno feels like she has something to say (and sings like it too). Otherwise I'm most excited about Son Lux (seriously, Lanterns has only gotten better with time) and I really dig the Oscar EP.
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June 23, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Bully Feels Like
I haven't listened to the whole album so I'll have to take your word for it that it's a good one, but Talkin' Body is unbelievably grating so I welcome any chance that this replaces it on the radio
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June 22, 2015 on Tove Lo – “Timebomb” Video
Did he make one prejudice or make two prejudice? But hey, I'm glad you've laid bare the weakness of your own position! Moron.
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June 19, 2015 on Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World” Video
Misogyny aside, the pathetic immaturity on display in the song says more than enough for me about the type of person that Big Sean is.
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June 19, 2015 on Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World” Video
Haaaaaaha wow. This isn't "going off" - he had to sit in a studio, right these lyrics, then decide that this was the story he wanted to share with the world. If you don't see how a public figure in a position of relative power calling any woman a "little dumb ass bitch" over and over is incredibly hateful and threatening towards women in general, and you think that a women "going off" and calling a man an asshole is even remotely similar given the treatment men and women get in popular culture, then you've got a lot more to think about than I do.
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June 19, 2015 on Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World” Video
Caitlin, how do you feel when you listen to the lyrics "I don't fuck with you You little stupid ass bitch, I ain't fuckin' with you You little dumb ass bitch, I ain't fuckin' with you" in the "undeniably great song" that is I Don't Fuck With You?
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June 19, 2015 on Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World” Video
Man, fuck this - IDFWU is a terrible, mysoginistic song for shitheads and Big Sean is an annoying little prick.
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June 19, 2015 on Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World” Video
Whoa, I've found pretty much all of Weaver's glitchy electro-pop annoying & cloying & derivative but this is beautiful
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June 18, 2015 on Ryn Weaver – “Traveling Song” Video
Nah, Apple's big "in" is that they're Apple - the biggest company in the world and one that is so fetishized by people like Justin Vernon that they will unironically claim that, as a corporation, Apple made them believe in people.
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June 17, 2015 on Beggars Group Shares Apple Music Concerns In Open Letter
How can Apple legally get away with not paying royalties for the first three months of the service? Are they telling labels that their music won't be included/featured in the unlimited/streaming program unless they agree? If so that seems like a super fucked up and desperate way to strong arm labels and bribe users (with the 3 free months). I'm glad I can finally point to something beyond a vague distaste for Apple's aesthetic and attitude when people ask me why I've never used an iProduct.
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June 17, 2015 on Beggars Group Shares Apple Music Concerns In Open Letter
"are we okay with" ok, don't play branded shows then. also fuck people who use rhetorical tricks like starting their posts with "we" for no reason. arca seems insufferable.
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June 16, 2015 on Arca, Evian Christ Discuss Red Bull’s Growing Presence At Music Events
pretty disappointed that the first Years & Years song to take off on American radio is that terrible The Magician remix of King (a much better song on its own). also good god Nate Ruess is an unpleasant looking preson
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June 11, 2015 on The Week In Pop: Nate Ruess Went Solo, Made A Fun. Album Anyway
oops I accidentally downvoted your comment because I can't see up/downvote symbols anyways (this is on windows 8.1 w/ firefox, something that I imagine should be pretty common). oh well
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February 20, 2015 on Scarlett Johansson, Este Haim, Holly Miranda Debut Grimes-Inspired Supergroup The Singles
holy shit, stereogum is now another boring fucking blog. good job, it's fucking hideous
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February 20, 2015 on Scarlett Johansson, Este Haim, Holly Miranda Debut Grimes-Inspired Supergroup The Singles
AHHHHHH YES holy shit I did not expect this.
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December 3, 2014 on Purity Ring – “Push Pull”
Meh, they're both grimy but I vastly preferred the sparser sound of Yeezus (beginning of New Slaves is my favorite thing in any hip hop ever), El-p's production is good but it's fucking exhausting too, especially on the first half of the album - Early is the first song I really dig.
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October 29, 2014 on Album Of The Week: Run The Jewels RTJ2
I'm starting to get so tired of the "respect the craft" argument, because a) it implies that art is programmable and that intellectual or emotional curiosity are beside the point (even if that's true it's pretty sad to admit so readily) b) and that music should be analyzed in the same way that the fucking ikea catalog or an ad for a goddamn smartphone can be
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October 27, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift 1989
Since this album should never have had so many words written about it in the first place, are people looking forward to Nightcrawler at all? I thought it looked silly when I saw the first trailer but then I saw it described as this year's Drive and I'm actually looking forward to it now (also Jake Gyllenhaal, so I guess there's some tertiary relationship between this comment and the article)
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October 27, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift 1989
yeah, he very clearly just regurgitated the pitchfork article that was posted earlier referencing the same nyt article
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September 12, 2014 on Grimes Scraps New Album Because “It Sucked”
People (many of whom, myself included, quite like a lot of her music) said that her new song sucks (because it does). Is your world so obsessed with positivity and fuzzy colorful feelings that criticizing someones work is considered being "particularly mean"? Should we qualify our commentary by considering how haaaard she worked on it like we would a 5 year old's painting? She's not a child and acting like she needs extra protection from the ~evils~ of the world is really patronizing.
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September 12, 2014 on Grimes Scraps New Album Because “It Sucked”
unfortunately the new Charli XCX is pretty awful and juvenile too, so you're right - not much difference at all.
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August 19, 2014 on Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off” Video
What is "original" about her talent, exactly?
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August 18, 2014 on Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off” Video
also what is "This Week in Pop" even for if you're going to be posting individual Taylor Swift updates?
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August 18, 2014 on Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off” Video
this is fucking awful and anyone over the age of 14 who was able to sit through more than half a minute of it should be ashamed (to say nothing of Stereogum)
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August 18, 2014 on Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off” Video
Because everyone knows domestic violence is wrong - what are people supposed to bicker about there?
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August 18, 2014 on Grimes Calls Out The Trolls Putting Pro-Drug Statements On Her Wikipedia
The EP is fine, whatever, but for some reason her whole "friends with famous people" shtick is really turning me off her music. I think part of it is that all four of those songs just feel so crazy unremarkable - the sort of thing that people who would hypothetically have discovered her and become fans when she released a real, interesting album would come back to and be excited to find, but that everyone else would pass off as early work. Instead she's suddenly and inexplicably this super hot thing because she's networked really well and everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon (I mean come on, more interesting/unique/fun pop music shows up on 22tracks every week)
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August 13, 2014 on Artist To Watch: Ryn Weaver
The restraint in her music (and performance) might be interesting to you, but to me it just seems boring. I got 20 minutes into LP1 yesterday and the only time I even registered that music was playing was during Two Weeks (which is great, and it's unfortunate that she doesn't have much else like it).
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August 7, 2014 on FKA Twigs @ Webster Hall, NYC 8/6/14
This sounds like it was written by a computer program trying to synthesize years of indie pop. Totally unemotive and uninteresting.
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August 4, 2014 on Ryn Weaver – “Promises”