Simon Chapman
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Some people seem far more interested in their own masturbatory anger and self-righteousness, casting themselves as brave moral crusaders, than actually engaging with controversial subjects and genuinely trying to educate people. In my opinion some people also need to realise that not everything/one that has ever been accused of racism/sexism/homophobia/transphobia/whatever is necessarily whatever it has been accused of, and people who disagree with them are not all racist etc.

 +1Posted on Apr 12th | re: The 5 Best Songs Of The Week (13 comments)

That’s a shame michael_. You will forever be responsible for me discovering Joyce Manor, so you can rest assured you’ve had a positive impact on at least one person with your writing.

 0Posted on Mar 9th | re: Watch The Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Album Trailer (23 comments)

I actually posted my FIOE edit on here a while ago. Mine’s:

1. You Only Live Once
2. Hawaii
3. Razorblade
4. Heart in a Cage
5. Ask Me Anything
6. Electricityscape
7. Red Light
8. Juicebox
9. Evening Sun
10. Ize of the World
11. I’ll Try Anything Once

I certainly agree that that album’s main problems have nothing to do with the actual songs. The productions a bit more clean and expensive sounding than I ever really want from the Strokes, but mainly it’s way too long (and I’d certainly say it contains filler). Also the sequencing means that, even with some good songs in there, the album feels like a slog between “Razorblade” and “Ize of the World”.

 +5Posted on Mar 5th | re: Sky Ferreira Speaks Out Against Online Misogyny (29 comments)

The general lack of accountability online is a big issue. One reason I choose to use my facebook account to comment on here (apart from general laziness) is to ensure I will never say anything on here I wouldn’t say in person. If everyone online had to attribute their comments to a picture of them and a link to details about their life they might think twice about some of the things they say.

Do we really have to be on a team?

 +3Posted on Feb 20th | re: Conor Oberst Issues Statement About Rape Accusations (36 comments)

Falsely accusing someone of something like this is one of the shittiest things it is possible to do IMO. It stains someone’s character, possibly irreparably, at least for a long time afterwards, and just makes it even harder for people who have actually been sexually abused to get justice. It’s sickening.

 +10Posted on Feb 7th | re: NME's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time (96 comments)

Oh NME, you so silly.

 +5Posted on Feb 7th | re: Franz Ferdinand Turns 10 (63 comments)

Such an underrated album, and one of the ones responsible for shaping my current tastes.

I think the main difference between Franz Ferdinand then and now is that they can still put out fantastic singles, but back then they used to fill entire albums with them

 +34Posted on Dec 3rd, 2013 | re: The 50 Best Albums Of 2013 (498 comments)

I’d have Vampire Weekend at no. 1, seriously already one of my favourite albums of all time, and I feel James Blake is a big omission here. Still, this list just reminded me how great a year it was for music.

 +16Posted on Dec 3rd, 2013 | re: The 50 Best Albums Of 2013 (498 comments)

It’s actually my favourite Arcade Fire album since Funeral, and I’d have it easily in my top 5 this year.