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”
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.
They should’ve just had Fallon and Black Thought do it from the get go
Just to be sure this was from Elizabeth Fey of Foxygen and not Elizabeth Stamatina Fey aka Tina Fey, correct?
I say we have a revote. “Get Lucky” was the song of the spring. “Blurred Lines” is the song of the summer
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
Gotta question the release of this seeing as how they just put out Tunnel Vision
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.
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.
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.