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 +4Posted on Feb 25th | re: Coldplay - "Midnight" (95 comments)

This is excellent. But I have to agree with the person above that this isn’t reminiscent of Bon Iver just because of the layered vocoded harmonies. Imogen Heap completely dominated that game with “Hide and Seek” (well before Jason Derulo piggybacked) before Justin Vernon had started Bon Iver. Justin Vernon doesn’t get to just lay claim to atmospheric harmony-laden pop music! And I’m sure he would agree, but the music writers are doing it for him.

 +4Posted on Feb 19th | re: High Anxiety: Behind The Scenes Of Fucked Up's Fourth Album (58 comments)

I had a lot of fun reading these comments but am still just mostly excited about the new Fucked Up album rather than Michael finally getting banned. These comments can turn things, quick-like.

Still though, someone with no kids commenting on parenting styles and even passive-aggressively threatening to call Social Services is pretty FUCKED UP. I won’t even get into why marijuana shouldnt be considered a drug but needless to say, a dude who spends time in a vape bar getting high should not be viewed as some type of crack-smoking negligent ne’er-do-well. That’s just inaccurate. Weed is great, and would probably make some idiots better parents.

 0Posted on Feb 18th | re: Win The Beatles The U.S. Albums Box Set (522 comments)

Norwegian Wood

 +2Posted on Feb 7th | re: Mac Miller - "Lua" (Bright Eyes Cover) (18 comments)

its really not bad. im not saying i want a 7″ or anything but its not awful. its ALSO not news-worthy, this is just a dude covering a song he likes…

 +5Posted on Oct 12th, 2013 | re: The 10 Best New Pornographers Songs (70 comments)

this list could just be a re-arranged track listing of Twin Cinema and it would be better.

 +1Posted on Oct 12th, 2013 | re: The 10 Best New Pornographers Songs (70 comments)

stereogum has arrived too late to play…

 -4Posted on Oct 4th, 2013 | re: Fiona Apple & Blake Mills @ Newmark Theatre, Portland 10/3/13 (64 comments)

if youre worried she’ll be frightened away from the rest of the tour, maaaaaaaybe don’t put her on blast with this post? or at least disable the comments section.

 0Posted on Jun 25th, 2013 | re: The 10 Best Pink Floyd Songs (125 comments)

YOU DONT GET TO RANK PINK FLOYD WHY GOD WHY

 0Posted on Jun 17th, 2013 | re: Kanye West Yeezus Comment Party (320 comments)

its at the very least a declaration of “i’ll f**k whoever the hell i want”

 0Posted on Jun 12th, 2013 | re: Stereogum's Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far (752 comments)

The National – Trouble Will Find Me
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II
Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God
Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
Futurebirds – Baba Yaga
Coma Cinema – Posthumous Release
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Local Natives – Hummingbird

and I can say with absolute confidence that The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae will be one of my favorites based solely on the one song I’ve heard.