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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
They should tour with Cannabis Corpse http://cannabiscorpseofficial.bandcamp.com/
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January 5, 2015 on Mac Sabbath Is Our Generation’s The Pizza Underground
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
Broydrick killed it this week/weeks. Also, can I say that December is my favorite time of the musical year? All these lists just remind me of all the stuff I still need to get around to listening to. FWIW, 'Benji' might be my favorite album of the decade, in spite of all this War on Drugs BS, though Future Islands 'Singles' was definitely most played this year - followed by Benji, Lost in the Dream, Shriek, and Our Love (approximately).
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December 6, 2014 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Really rad tune, glad I finally got around to checkin em out. I know Wyatt had APL's release last year as his favorite of 2013- this intersection of Invisible Oranges and Stereogum I dig
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October 23, 2014 on A Pregnant Light – “Fresh Flower Offering (Purple Night)” (Stereogum Premiere)
Caribou!
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July 2, 2014 on Win Tickets To Iceland Airwaves 2014
On the Water was one of my favorite albums of 2011, all their stuff is great really. Glad to see them getting some pub
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March 7, 2014 on Future Islands – “A Dream Of You And Me” Video & Letterman Peformance
Deafheaven "Sunbather" is my tops so far, though Daft Punk's RAM isn't too far off
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June 11, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
The Bear, They Ran, Nashville to Kentucky, Old Sept Blues, If All Else Fails, War Begun, Picture of You, I Will Be There When You Die, By My Car, Butch Cassidy, I Think I'm Going to Hell At Dawn, Lowdown, The Way That He Sings, Death Is The Easy Way, Hopefully, Bermuda Highway, Just Because I Do, If It Smashes Down, I Needed It Most, Phone Went West, Strangulation! all worth repeating
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April 26, 2013 on My Morning Jacket Albums From Worst To Best