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 0Posted on Oct 29th | re: Album Of The Week: Run The Jewels RTJ2 (108 comments)

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.

 +24Posted on Oct 27th | re: Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift 1989 (156 comments)

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

 -2Posted on Oct 27th | re: Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift 1989 (156 comments)

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)

 0Posted on Sep 12th | re: Grimes Scraps New Album Because "It Sucked" (81 comments)

yeah, he very clearly just regurgitated the pitchfork article that was posted earlier referencing the same nyt article

 +2Posted on Sep 12th | re: Grimes Scraps New Album Because "It Sucked" (81 comments)

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.

 +2Posted on Sep 12th | re: Grimes Scraps New Album Because "It Sucked" (81 comments)

We did it!!!!!!

 +6Posted on Aug 19th | re: Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off" Video (90 comments)

unfortunately the new Charli XCX is pretty awful and juvenile too, so you’re right – not much difference at all.

 +7Posted on Aug 18th | re: Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off" Video (90 comments)

What is “original” about her talent, exactly?

 -9Posted on Aug 18th | re: Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off" Video (90 comments)

also what is “This Week in Pop” even for if you’re going to be posting individual Taylor Swift updates?

 -8Posted on Aug 18th | re: Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off" Video (90 comments)

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)