agreed, it’s making me nervous to stereogum at work right now
Lil Debbie is about as nimble behind the mic as Kreayshawn
Can’t like this enough
awesome, nice to see long-form journalism on Stereogum. Excited to see more of this.
brain fart, er I should have said Milk Music, but Magic Milk is a great band as well.
People’s lists are basically the same 10-20 albums in slightly different orders. It’s like no other music came out this year.
Also I don’t know why, but I love Sonny & the Sunsets new album more than just about anything I’ve heard this year, new or old. What a weird little record.
Second favorite is probably The Liminanas.
Also Thee Oh Sees fucking killed it with Floating Coffin, and the new Magic Milk and The Men records are awesome as well.
Haim’s acclaim makes me feel like I’m living on another planet. Their album is awkward, it’s slick without being accomplished, the singing is glottal and herky-jerky. The songs sound cobbled together, like they took a verse from one song and smashed it into a chorus from another. Listening to their music is like seeing a gawky teen dance at a wedding.
Ah, so because some prisoners are lost causes, it’s pointless to try and help the other ones. I get it.
You’re missing the point. Rapists do not go away for life. They get released, eventually. I’d rather have a rehabilitated rapist than a repeat offender.
You realize that if music helps rehabilitate a convict, that helps all of society and not just the convict, right? jesus.
Does he even contribute a single verse in Started From the Bottom? It’s pretty much him half-singing the hook for four minutes. I’m sure there’s gotta be a Drake song out there you could have referenced other than that one to make me look ignorant. Drake sucks, he can’t sing, he can’t rap. The bought beats are his only saving grace.
I don’t know why people insist on calling Drake a rapper. I’m still waiting for him to rap.
Drake is awful.
I dunno, I skip “Sprawl I” everytime and “Sprawl II”is still pretty breathtaking.
… and I think there’s better ways to express the meandering, superfluous qualities of the suburbs other than bad songs. I think the Suburbs would have made a great 10-song album. As it is, I still like it, but it’s my least favorite Arcade Fire record, if I had to chose.
I’d ditch “Sprawl I,” “Rococo,” “Half Light I,” “Half Light II” and “The Suburbs (continued).”
agreed. They could have cut probably six songs from The Suburbs.
Doing this from a distance makes Death Grips giant fucking cowards.
I really don’t dig this at all. But I also really don’t like pop music, which appears to be the direction Stereogum has taken. Different directions, I suppose.
These guys were a bunch of bratty fucks at Pitchfork Fest this weekend. The onstage tension was less embarrassing than their general stage presence and banter. Even their musical performance seemed less than sincere. Dunno yet if the show ruined my ability to enjoy their last album.
The Tribune’s review pretty much nailed it:
“Clad in thin paisley trousers, the wiry France embraces the role of Jim Morrison, replicating many of the latter’s juvenile look-at-me antics and inane banter. He strives to convey elements of weirdness and humor, the equivalent of the kid in class that will stop at nothing to get attention and draw laughs. Yet France’s cartoonish behavior is about as authentic as Foxygen’s originality. “
I hope this isn’t a double post.
I agree, I have a feeling if this is what the Stokes’ last album sounded like, people would have been pretty happy.
That being said, when a band releases music as unbearable as “Only by the night,” it’s pretty much impossible to unhear it during each subsequent release.
I agree. Pretty sure if this is what the Strokes’ new album sounded like, people would have been pretty happy.
That being said, when a band releases music as unbearable as “Only by the night,” it’s pretty much impossible to unhear it in everything the band does subsequently.
I guess I vote “Black Skinhead” because I really don’t like the rest of this shit.
“Diane Young” is not going to age well. It sounded dated the day it was released. Cool voice modulations!
I could keep going but no one gives a fuck.
I did listen, my comment is a rhetorical question. I don’t think he’s much different than before, maybe a little less predictable in his rhyme patterns, but not enough of a change to justify this reverse in opinion. The only real change I see is the right people now think he is good, so now he is “good.” I don’t think he was the worst to begin with, just sort of boring and harmless frat rap.
Is Mac Miller really any different than he was before, or is it just that now he has the implicit endorsement of “good/cool” emcees who are appearing on his tracks?
Sorry for the minority opinion here, but that new Daft Punk album is a pile of fucking cheese. When I’m not grimacing, I’m trying not to laugh, especially at the “serious” moments. It takes all the cocaine out of disco and replaces it with umbrella straws. Destroyer tried to get this whole yacht rock party going two years ago and I’m still not buying it.
This is all I want right now:
Thee Oh Sees, The Men, Milk Music and Chance the Rapper prolly top my list right now.