Sanjay Devarakonda

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Why no stereogum love for Sam Smith’s new track “Safe With Me”? A lot of love here for AlunaGeorge but for my money Sam Smith had the best track on Settle with “Latch”

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July 31, 2013 on Watch AlunaGeorge Cover Naughty Boy On Radio 1 Live Lounge

Still not big on the song—little too easy breezy for what is a lead single for a new album. And he’s getting closer to aping MJ than channeling him.

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July 30, 2013 on Justin Timberlake – “Take Back The Night” Video

They should’ve just had Fallon and Black Thought do it from the get go

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July 26, 2013 on Watch The Lonely Island Do “YOLO” On Fallon With The Roots And Fallon

Just to be sure this was from Elizabeth Fey of Foxygen and not Elizabeth Stamatina Fey aka Tina Fey, correct?

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July 25, 2013 on Foxygen’s Elizabeth Fey Exposes Band Drama On Tumblr

I say we have a revote. “Get Lucky” was the song of the spring. “Blurred Lines” is the song of the summer

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July 19, 2013 on Vampire Weekend – “Blurred Lines” (Robin Thicke Cover)

Well then I’ll step back and say they should have released Tunnel Vision since it’s the better of the two songs and the best track off the album.

And I really wouldn’t cite Twitter as a good barometer of what’s good. If that were the case then Sharknado would be the greatest movie ever

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July 12, 2013 on Justin Timberlake – “Take Back The Night”

Gotta question the release of this seeing as how they just put out Tunnel Vision

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July 12, 2013 on Justin Timberlake – “Take Back The Night”

Have you ever considered that they just like the music? As palatable as Deafheaven is, as far as black metal goes, it’s still pretty hard to digest for even the more acclimated listener. I just have a hard time believing there are people out there committing to like something basically because it’s the “in” thing to do. Granted I have no experience with the indie scene as I live in my own indie bubble.

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July 11, 2013 on Deconstructing: Deafheaven, Disclosure, And Crossing Over

Your MJ on the Wiz (whoa, I just realized both MJs were on/in The Wiz) is pretty spot on. This album is far from bad or horrible but it’s also far from great. Both instances have guys that basically achieved anything and everything yet are staying on just to stay on. They both still have ample skill and aren’t making a fool of themselves yet are shadows of their former greatness.

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July 8, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail

If you have any Samsung stock I’d sell now. The marketing for Magna Carta Holy Grail makes no sense on Samsung’s side. What are they getting out this deal? The ability to say they were somewhat involved with a potentially good album? What happens if it tanks? It’ll no doubt knock them back behind Apple in the smartphone wars.

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July 3, 2013 on Deconstructing: Jay-Z, Kanye West, And The #NewRules of Hip-Hop Marketing

I really don’t think Pharrell pulls that much weight at least as far as a guest singer goes. I think a big part of “Get Lucky” and RAM’s popularity can be attributed to it just being out there, everywhere, due to the extra level of marketing provided by a major label.

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July 3, 2013 on The 10 Best Daft Punk Songs

I was always under the impression that “Around the World” was the de facto Daft Punk song.

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July 3, 2013 on The 10 Best Daft Punk Songs

Come on, it’ll still debut at #1. A) there’s nothing else coming out and B) plenty of people don’t have a Samsung phone or tablet.

The RIAA continue to show their ineptitude. So if an artist sells his/her album to a company who then gives it away for free it counts but if an artist sells their album through Amazon or iTunes for $1 it doesn’t count towards certification?

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July 2, 2013 on Jay-Z Reveals Cover For Magna Carta, Which Has Already Gone Platinum Basically

“Jay’s record is a more traditional hip-hop record.”

Translation: This album stinks

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July 1, 2013 on Rick Rubin Not Involved With New Jay-Z Album

Anyone know what Paul Schaffer’s band was playing there in the beginning?

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June 21, 2013 on Watch Japandroids Play Letterman

Like anyone takes those things seriously. But if I had to make a list I think I personally would slot it at #2 behind MBDTF. At first I thought it was slightly behind College Dropout and Late Registration but it’s definitely opening up with even more listens

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June 18, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Kanye West: Yeezus

If they can make an exception for Celebration Rock last year I think they can do the same for Yeezus.

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June 18, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Kanye West: Yeezus

I’d argue Radiohead is a better example of The Beatles of our generation. But then you could argue Kanye is the Radiohead of hip-hop.

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June 17, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Kanye West: Yeezus

Hov has been off his game lately. Not sure if trying to be more of a businessman is gonna make him rap any better.

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June 17, 2013 on Jay-Z Announces Magna Carta Holy Grail Via Samsung Commercial

I was really hoping this album was the way he was gonna let Kim K know they were breaking up.

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June 14, 2013 on Kanye West Yeezus Comment Party