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 +2Posted on Oct 27th | re: Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift 1989 (158 comments)

Apart from one or two tracks, this is.. really solid? Definitely not as good as RTJ2 but I appreciate someone actually thinking about this enough to write about it.
That being said, why should we have to compare this to RTJ2? Something released for free by two rap visionaries will always be insanely different to something released by a big-budget pop artist (even if she is on an indie). Within it’s own sphere, 1989 is just as huge and crazy and innovative as RTJ2.

Taylor’s on an indie, Big Machine Records.

 0Posted on Sep 29th | re: Lorde - "Yellow Flicker Beat" (4 comments)

Interesting. Any idea who produced it? I heard she was working with Paul Epworth.

The change of “I know you’re lying” to “I know you’re trying” is a game changer for me. Plus, Sky’s vocal take on her version is incredible.

Yeah, totally. I’d assume the extra lead time means a few more TV appearances, new marketing campaign, maybe another promo single or two. Good on her for getting to the level where she can get on the charts for her own music, not just writing (very good songs) for other pop stars.

 +2Posted on Aug 26th | re: Savages' Jehnny Beth Rails Against Rock Festivals' Class System (26 comments)

I went to Arcade Fire’s show as part of this same series, and they didn’t seem to have this VIP system; it must have been just the bigger bands. That being said, a week later I saw Kanye at part of Wireless festival and the VIP/GA divide was ridiculous. Quite literally half the area in front of the stage was fenced off for VIPs, despite it only being about 1/4 full for the entire day. Not even a metre away from this area was the GA section, which was horrendously overpacked, to the point where at least 40 people had to be lifted out before Kanye and a girl wet her pants because she couldn’t move far enough to get out of the crowd. A really terrible situation.

 +3Posted on Jul 17th | re: MTV Announces 2014 VMA Nominees (19 comments)

Happy that Arcade Fire, Gesaffelstein and Disclosure all got nods, despite detesting this ridiculous excuse for an award.

 +2Posted on Jul 17th | re: Watch St. Vincent's Live On Letterman Webcast (10 comments)

That was an amazing performance, and yet she makes it look like nothing compared to her non-televised shows. Seeing her in a tiny venue is mental; talking to the audience and making direct, prolonged eye contact with audience members, holding people’s heads or hands, and going MENTAL during Krokodil and thrashing about in the crowd.
Everyone, pls go see St Vincent

 -5Posted on Jun 26th | re: Grimes - "Go" (126 comments)

THE LISP IS GONE AND I LOVE IT. I JUST WANT TO WRITHE AROUND ON THE FLOOR AND LISTEN TO THIS ALL DAY AND NIGHT. THIS SONG DEFIES PALTRY TITLES LIKE SOTS. GO IS SOTY. FROTHIN 4 GRIMES.

 0Posted on Jun 18th | re: Jack White's Lazaretto Breaks First-Week Vinyl Sales Record (7 comments)

I bought the vinyl and it’s great and everything, but the album doesn’t hold up nearly as well. Since I’ve bought it, apart from the initial few listens, I’ve found that I mostly just put it on to show people what it does.