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who is that huge tatted dude in the purple shirt and speedo?

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August 22, 2015 on Watch Foo Fighters Rickroll The Westboro Baptist Church

Because of tosleepanddream, I learned something today – thanks! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saartjie_Baartman

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August 20, 2015 on Azealia Banks Was Right About Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure

THIS – “A lot of music that’s made today, due to the technology, is created with the intention of futurism. But at the same time, they’re making such a dated period of music. Sometimes I feel like EDM will be disco in 20 years. A lot of bros are going to be denying that they ever went to raves.”

And Tortoise, which is like going on 25 years together, is coming out with a new album next year!

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August 18, 2015 on Battles – “The Yabba”

Basil is the bomb. Super easy to grow, gives you lots of leaves and it really pairs well with lots of stuff, ie drinks, fruit, plus you can make pesto with it too.

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June 21, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

I wish bandcamp would come up more often in all of these discussions. IMHO this is best model for the indie music community- practically everything there streams for free, you can buy directly from the artists/labels, and there is a community element insofar as you can follow other people’s interests and comment when you buy stuff. What do you guys think? A lot of great metal and just generally obscure/independent stuff is already there, I feel a lot of the more traditional indie labels should get on board here rather than swim with sharks like Apple or Spotify.

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June 17, 2015 on Beggars Group Shares Apple Music Concerns In Open Letter

The background bass and synths that emerges towards the second half of that song is for me the only redeeming element of that song. But the fact that the sample and beat on top of it are so annoying and so prominent makes it kinda underwhelming once the bass does kick in.

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June 2, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Jamie xx In Colour

Black Sheep Boy, I think I like this album a lot more than you do, but man I agree with that “Gosh” comment – frankly I think that song is what is holding the album from being one of my personal AOTYs so far. I have no idea why people think that song is good or why it was deemed worthy of opening this album. Thankfully the rest of the album sounds nothing like it, which explains in large part why I like it so much.

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June 2, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Jamie xx In Colour

It’s pretty remarkable watching this after having read Tom’s premature evaluation on the new Sun Kil Moon album. For two artists who are such incredibly talented at making the mundane seem otherworldly, Courtney and Mark couldn’t be more far apart. I think Benji was one of last year’s best albums and when Mark is on he’s arguably one of the greatest song-writers of the past 25 years, but god everything about this asshole schtick of his makes me never want to give him a dime to support what he does (kinda like Burzum in that regard). Courtney on the other hand just seems like the sweetest, coolest person you’d want to spend an afternoon with, on top of the fact that everything she has put out so far is just so much fun to listen to. I’m hoping that the increasing proliferation of very talented and super sharp female singer-songwriters in the indie music landscape (ie Sadie Dupre from Speedy Ortiz, Mish Way from White Lung) signals a changing of the guard so to speak from the cranky old bastard types.

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June 2, 2015 on Australia Discovers Courtney Barnett

And same could be said for “Grimes” too, aka Claire Boucher

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March 15, 2015 on The Week In Rap: Get Ready For Skepta To Be A Thing

Love the verse on the Blood Orange track, Grime’s potential is best realized on top of those spacey, night-time beats, like Spaceape w/ Burial, imho

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March 15, 2015 on The Week In Rap: Get Ready For Skepta To Be A Thing

Not my kinda jam, but then again most of the music I like is on the darker side of things. I second all of the positivity for ‘Realiti’ the song and video though, I thought it was as good as anything she’s put out. Gotta respect her versatility and vision as an artist, keep it up Claire!

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March 15, 2015 on Grimes & Bleachers – “Entropy”

I can’t get over how amazing this song/video is

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March 7, 2015 on White Lung – “Face Down” Video

This strikes me as one of the moments when you wish Michael_ was still here

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February 12, 2015 on The Fall Albums From Worst To Best

I know I’m a little late to this conversation (as usual), but this is my first listen, and I’ll definitely second the early AOTY contender claims. I didn’t care that much for Fear Fun, besides Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings, but this one just flows and holds together so much better IMHO. To me this is just as meta as the Sturgill Simpson album last year, but does a better job storytelling- the canned laughter in ‘Bored in the USA’ for example was just brilliant.

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February 12, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear

Great interview, the part about Woodstock 99 was spot on, at least in my take as someone who was in middle school back then. Limp Bizkit has to be one of the dumbest bands of all time, but hell a lot of dumb stuff is super popular, and at least Wes is self-aware (and not in a jaded, cynical way)

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January 30, 2015 on Q&A: Wes Borland Tells Us Whether He Really Hates Being In Limp Bizkit, And Why Fleet Foxes Are Bad For Music

IMO in lists like these you should be able to specify specific periods in a band’s history, like I would with Mastodon from Remission to Blood Mountain (though, like Converge, I’d consider that more metal than rock). As far as the same things go, I’d like to put in a vote for My Morning Jacket for best bands of past 20 years (or at least as far as their first four albums are concerned, which I consider untouchable)

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January 12, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love

Funny to me that Converge is on this list as a rock band, alongside Belle and Sebastian and LCD Soundsystem. Nothing against any of those bands, I’m just curious in what sense we can say that they are all apart of the same genre, ‘rock’? The fact that they all have guitar, drums, bass, and vocals?

The point I’m trying to get at is that while there’s nothing wrong with putting all these bands in conversation with one another, ranking bands against one another within a certain genre is inherently problematic- why not just list “my favorite bands from the past 20 years”? These types of lists ultimately just give a sense of what kind of music you like, not so much a sense of which band is the ‘most essential’ or ‘influential’ or ‘greatest’ or whatever.

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January 12, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love

One More Time

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December 8, 2014 on Win Daft Punk’s Alive Vinyl Box Set

sun kil moon – benji

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December 8, 2014 on Win Stereogum’s 10 Best Albums Of 2014 On Vinyl Courtesy Of Insound