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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”
We did it!!!!!!
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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”
also: "It didn’t help that the truck he was driving was stolen." I can brush off the heroin and all - these people aren't supposed to be role-models - but that seems like a pretty off-handed dismissal of something kind of important to story of the whole arrest.
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July 28, 2014 on How Does It Feel: DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Rolls On
Great article. I remember loving Oshin when it came out, but for some reason or another I haven't really spent any time with it since that first summer it was out. I actually saw DIIV twice, opening for Wild Nothing and Japandroids, but neither slot felt like it fit (too abrasive for the first and too left-field for the second) so I'm interested to hear how the new stuff has evolved. I do wonder if Smith and Ferreira encourage some less likable aspects of each other's personalities, but I also try not to give a shit about the people whose music I listen to as long as they aren't really hateful or unpleasant.
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July 28, 2014 on How Does It Feel: DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Rolls On
If you really think this song really is an "absolute monster" and a "banger" then one of us is losing our minds. Disregarding even the quality of the song (which I think sounds like a children's rhyme on top of boring faux-funk) nothing about this "bangs" in the least
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July 22, 2014 on SBTRKT – “NEW DORP. NEW YORK” (Feat. Ezra Koenig) + Wonder When We Land Details