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Barrett Emke
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 0Posted on Jul 30th | re: Childish Gambino Thinks He's Better Than Drake, Kendrick (50 comments)

LOL

 0Posted on Nov 10th, 2013 | re: Inside Arcade Fire's Over-The-Top Reflektor Marketing Campaign (32 comments)

Also, if you weren’t already familiar with/a fan of the band, who really probably stayed tuned in to watch the concert special following SNL? Probably a minority of viewers, not to mention where I am the local NBC station didn’t even air the special, opting for infomercials instead.

 +2Posted on Oct 29th, 2013 | re: Album Of The Week: Sky Ferreira Night Time, My Time (55 comments)

Seriously. It’s also not currently on Spotify. Which makes it incredibly difficult for anyone to sample the album before deciding where or not to purchase it besides, you know, just downloading a leak.

 +4Posted on Oct 25th, 2013 | re: Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Reflektor (95 comments)

This is clearly the most interesting record they’ve put out?

 0Posted on Jul 10th, 2013 | re: The 10 Best Beach House Songs (117 comments)

“More / you want more you tell me / more / only time can run me”

Chills every time. I saw them the day of my grandmother’s funeral and they opened with that and god damn it was so beautiful and *tears*.

 0Posted on Jun 28th, 2013 | re: Pixies - "Bagboy" (26 comments)

Those group background vocals kind of make this unlistenable, for me. Also, no Kim, no deal.

 0Posted on Apr 24th, 2013 | re: Premature Evaluation: Deerhunter Monomania (57 comments)

really? probably my least favorite release, after “turn it up faggot” (but still admittedly great.)

 +1Posted on Jan 9th, 2013 | re: Premature Evaluation: Christopher Owens Lysandre (67 comments)

Have to totally agree with this review. Listening to this album a few times and really wanting to love it having always loved Girls, it became frustratingly apparent that the problem with it is that it just doesn’t contain any of Christopher Owens’ best songs. Although I could imagine them sounding way better if recorded as Girls and more in the production style of FSHG. There’s just no punch to these songs, no unhinged moments, and they suffer because of it. The instrumentation, the backing vocals, the flutes…it all becomes too precious. Ben Greenman summed it up in his review, talking about how the album’s intimacy sometimes comes off as timidity, which is sad, because even at his most desperate and damaged (Vomit, My Ma), Owens never sounded timid.