Hank Above Skies

Comments from Hank Above Skies

" mostly disastrous Tyranny" ok, from that sentence, I didn't read the rest. Tyranny is a gem, needs many listens to get it, but it's a real great album.
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June 2, 2016 on Past, Present, No Future? Struggling To Love The Strokes In 2016
Damn this album's amazing. That's all.
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February 25, 2016 on Stream Poliça United Crushers
I don't know if it's cool cause the concept is great, or bad because it looks so much like a publicity stunt disguised as an hommage. Maybe even more so when 3/4 of the people there are filming and taking photos instead of celebrating.
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January 17, 2016 on Watch Arcade Fire & Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Second Line For David Bowie
Have vinyls sales peaked ? They haven't even began to peak ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enVtvLyF2wI
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January 13, 2016 on Everyone Is Doomed (Except Adele): The Cold, Hard Truth About The Nielsen Music Report
So if the VMA "jury" is racist, that's why they nominated her in the other categories ? That's why beyoncé received shit tons of VMAs ? As much as racism is still important in the US, this must be the poorest excuse to use the "it's racism" card. The Spotify/TIDAL thing on top is just nonsense. Finally, whining about not being nominated for ANY award is ridiculous if you don't have any proof it comes from something other than just tastes of the jury ...
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July 22, 2015 on Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift Quarrel Over MTV VMA Noms
You talk way too much, damn, this song is a classic. Like every song from the first 2 Strokes album in fact. I would love a "Is this it/Room on Fire" tour.
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May 9, 2015 on The Strokes Perform “All The Time” For The First Time At Shaky Knees
This is hard to listen to this and not think "Ok so it's cool but it's a blind copy of Tune-Yards, not anything else". With cockyness inside, just to make it a bit more "edgy".
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May 8, 2015 on Willow Smith – “F Q-C #7″ Video
I love how Adam Levine looks at the guy like "Oh I will kill you someday". It's sugar dude, chillax.
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May 7, 2015 on Prankster Covers Adam Levine In Sugar Outside Jimmy Kimmel
There is litteraly nothing connecting Soak to Lorde, except for the fact Stereogum writers have an obligation of name-dropping Lorde or Kanye in any news. I mean really, she plays folk music with a sweet broken voice, and meaningful lyrics. No anthem, no "fashionable" hip hop beat, no "yeah" here and there to sound cool. No posing etc ... All anyone can hope for is for her to never turn like Lorde in fact, in we gotta talk about Lorde (which is even less interesting than talking 'bout the next time Kanye rants about something).
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May 1, 2015 on SOAK – “Digital Witness” (St. Vincent Cover)
Maybe she's presenting the first "monogenre" fashion line -_-
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March 6, 2015 on Kanye West Announces 4-Night Paris Residency Starting Tomorrow
/average post not saying kanye is god being downvoted to hell/
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March 6, 2015 on Kanye West Announces 4-Night Paris Residency Starting Tomorrow
Watch Kanye do this, watch Kanye say that, Watch someone criticizing Kanye, Watch someone starting a beef with Kanye, watch Kanye start a beef with someone, watch Stereogum being anynewsaboutkanye.com
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February 27, 2015 on Watch Kanye West Cry And Talk Fashion In Zane Lowe Interview
"Does this mean it's over ? Please ?", then "he’s spent the past few weeks backtracking and clarifying his comments in just about every interview he’s given" I'm sensing you're one of those people who think this wasn't a big deal and Kanye can say whatever he wants, he's just "a genius who has the balls to say what he thinks", right ? Also, Stereogum lives more and more through those type of news, just count how many "Kanye controversy" you publicize, how many "Taylor Swift moved a finger" news you publish and follow ups on as many beefs as you can get. I like you Stereogum, but don't pretend to not care for all those beefs and "trash news" as some call it.
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February 27, 2015 on Kanye West Publicly Apologizes To Beck (And Bruno Mars)
Wow, Best Coast gets more boring every album. Liked the first one, didn't care for the second, now I think they aim for "we're just unbearable". Also, it kinda makes me NOT wanna visit California one day, which is a first in any california-related music I've listened to.
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February 24, 2015 on Best Coast – “California Nights” Video
I'm sorry Stereogum, but I gotta ask : how low can you go to get more clicks (I wouldn't understand any other reason for those empty news about Kanye's new shoes, Lorde's comments, or every tweet Azealia Banks ever wrote).
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November 15, 2014 on Lorde Clarifies Comment About Kim Kardashian’s Butt
"burned five times brighter than a full moon". So many wrong stuff in this. Science is sad. (But the event in itself is really cool)
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November 11, 2014 on Watch A Meteor Fly Over Modest Mouse Playing “Dark Center Of The Universe” At Fun Fun Fun Fest
Death Grips shot a special interactive clip for MTV, anti-establishment my ass. This band has good songs, but is also a freakin joke, and it amazes me every day how many fans just jumped on their whole "experimental concept" as if they were the true artists when they have been mainly sell outs and douchebags (cancelled concerts every few months ? Fake concert with no band and a soundtrack ? pick one or other examples)
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September 2, 2014 on Death Grips Soundtrack Adidas Commercial
Downright offensive sure, plain instrument racism right there.
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August 14, 2014 on Watch Ty Segall Absolutely Destroy On Conan, Playing New Song “Feel”
He deserves to be payed more than most of rock headliners today, though I really don't want him to play in front of a clueless audience, and I don't want to see a Ty Segall concert without being able to be 1st row. His music is the best rocknroll around these years, but it's not made for coachella headlining. And remember when the black keys became a headliner ? They died inside. Don't wanna sell Ty's soul !
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August 14, 2014 on Watch Ty Segall Absolutely Destroy On Conan, Playing New Song “Feel”
So Petty's comments on EDM really got on your nerves didn't it ?
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July 31, 2014 on Tom Petty’s Lackluster New Album Will Be His First #1
Their first album is so underrated it's a pity. This single is announcing a great 2nd one.
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July 22, 2014 on 2:54 – “Orion”
everythin related to FUN. sucks. Everything related to fun is great.
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July 17, 2014 on Listen To Jack Antonoff On Marc Maron’s WTF
you had me at "one of the members of the violators". Beautiful track.
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July 9, 2014 on Steve Gunn – “Milly’s Garden”
Oh no, why is Fun. in the tracklist ? The line-up was almost perfect :(
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July 9, 2014 on Beck’s Song Reader CD Tracklist Revealed: Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Tweedy, Fun., & More
Well at least the comedy is over now, no more "we hate mainstream/majors but we do a clip produced by MTV and get a contract with Epic records", no more "Let's put out a mixtape with a dick on the cover to get some media coverage and piss off our label", no more "let's make people watch a fake show with no one on stage when they payed to see us", and "let's cancel our tour cause fuck this we don't owe anyone anything". I'm pretty sure even though they disrespected their fans until the end, those fans are gonna clap and buy into the whole "oh it's an art project so it all makes sense for us to be treated like morons".
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July 2, 2014 on Death Grips Break Up
This band is still as great as they were when they started (and they never got soft or cheesy, which is kinda rare for an experimental pop band). Hope to see them live soon, they don't come to europe very often ...
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June 27, 2014 on A Sunny Day In Glasgow – “In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry In The Tradition Of Passing)” Video
Funny how so many people point out the corny trailer but not the corny song. (downvote all you want, but I had to say it)
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May 20, 2014 on Hear A New Shins Song In The Insufferable Trailer To Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here
Kinda sad she apologized for that (if she really said it) cause it's just true. Beyoncé's fans are pretty blind since she is being portrayed as the most "influential" (if that even means a thing) "independant" woman on earth. Her songs and videos (and her appearances with Jay-Z on stage) become more and more sexist, showing her as some kind of sextoy. I guess she plays on both sides, she can be the wealthy independant woman, but when it comes to her husband, she's like a moaning doll doing everything he pleases. Not that I care about their life, but let's not be blind on that, just cause "Beyoncé's the best/most beautiful woman on earth/untouchable"
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May 1, 2014 on Warpaint Guitarist Says BEYONCÉ Is Slutty
Now let's do the whole thing, just cancel RSD and let artist release limited edition whenever they want. At least it's gonna get attention from music fans and not greedy re-sellers. Cause if we gotta have a RSD full of people never buying music and just there to get limited editions (often just shitty reissues or fancy picture disc of the same album that cost 5$ on sale, or just the single of the next album of an artist who wouldn't make it limited edition if RSD didn't exist), like the people I saw this year in the two record stores I went to, then what's the point. Or just make a RSD without any limited edition releases. At least people will come to celebrate record stores, not celebrate getting the most limited editions of the day, cause they ran between places to then show off on facebook/instagram/twitter (or worst, just sell what they don't care about on Ebay). All in all, it's difficult to deny Record Store Day is becoming the exact opposite of that it wanted to be: a day where people don't care so much about the record stores than their little collections, a christmas for re-sellers, and for the record stores owners I know, kind of a sad day, seeing those people won't come back until next day.
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April 25, 2014 on Watch The New Video For Paul Weller’s Record Store Day ’14 Single, Because He’s Never Participating In Record Store Day Again