Stephen Fish

Comments from Stephen Fish

Talented artists use vocal effects as a tool. I think Kanye knows he isn't that great of a singer (though he'd probably never say it out loud) but he knows how to use studio effects to create the sound he's looking for. He's not a great singer, but he is a great artist, so he does what he has to do to get what he hears in his head out there. Vernon is an example of a great artist and a great singer. He doesn't need vocal effects to sound good, but sometimes he needs them to get what he hears in his head out there. Then there's people like T-Pain. Great singer, not a great artist. He didn't need vocal effects to sound good but he wanted to sound different from everyone else so he slapped on some auto-tune so he could kinda sound like a robot.
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September 23, 2016 on Dirty Projectors – “Keep Your Name” Video
But what??? What's not to like here?
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September 22, 2016 on Dirty Projectors – “Keep Your Name” Video
Fuck I enjoyed that. Hopefully the rest is this goooood!
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September 22, 2016 on Dirty Projectors – “Keep Your Name” Video
Looks like the whole thing is 18 tracks and track 3 is called false alarm.
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September 22, 2016 on The Weeknd – “Starboy” (Feat. Daft Punk)
Regardless of anyone's opinion on his songwriting, dude's got chops. I was forced to see him live at a festival once and he kinda won me over.
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September 16, 2016 on Trying To Make Sense Of John Mayer’s Career, 10 Years After Continuum
I'm sure this is well-written and thoughtful, but it's also way more words than anyone needs to read about John Mayer. If he was exceptionally bad or exceptionally good, sure, maybe. But he's so fucking milquetoast that he just doesn't warrant this. I stopped after the No Such Thing video jump. All that aside, I laughed out loud super hard at Dave Mathews sounding like "a muppet on bath salts". So accurate. So funny.
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September 16, 2016 on Trying To Make Sense Of John Mayer’s Career, 10 Years After Continuum
I would downvote you if I could understand what the fuck you were saying...
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September 15, 2016 on Chainsmokers Singer Explains Why They Sounded Like Shit At The VMAs: “I Was Set Up To Fail”
Came here to provide the same sentiment, but you said it far better than I could have.
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September 15, 2016 on Two Music Festivals Announced Harambe On Their Lineups Today :(
I laughed at the silliness but rolled my eyes at the lazy critique of American culture.
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September 14, 2016 on Watch Cartoon Father John Misty Sing A Song About Death & Go-Gurt For Adult Swim
Up was low-key one of their best albums.
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September 12, 2016 on New Adventures In Hi-Fi Turns 20
I feel like this is unfair because post Syd Barret Floyd is such a different beast.
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September 12, 2016 on New Adventures In Hi-Fi Turns 20
God I can't upvote this hard enough. I'm a teacher but I drive for Uber in the summers and I spend all day everyday driving around with the GPS and music running simultaneously. If I couldn't charge and play music at the same time my phone would die after just a few hours.
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September 8, 2016 on It’s Official: Apple Is Removing The Headphone Jack From iPhones
The entire Whitney album or either The Dreamer or Am I Wrong by Anderson .Paak
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August 4, 2016 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2016
Sorry, but Sugar Ray are easily one of the worst bands in the history of pop music and Every Morning is easily their worst song. Go back and pay attention to that melody. It's the most basic and simplistic thing you can possibly think of. And it's not "so simple it's actually genius". It's "so simple it's actually retarded". Seriously, that song sounds like it was written by mentally deficient 6 year old who was given a mallet and a xylophone against the better judgement of the music teacher. The early 2000s were the worst period for popular music and Sugar Ray is one of the many reasons why. I can still get down with some 3EB tho.
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July 22, 2016 on Third Eye Blind Antagonize RNC Crowd At Cleveland Show
Not to mention Whitney!
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June 16, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Looks pretty ill kids! :-D
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June 6, 2016 on One Musicfest 2016 Lineup
I felt the same way about TV on the Radio. After Young Liars, Desperate Youth..., Cookie Mountain, and Dear Science, I thought they'd be the next Radiohead. A band you could count on to put out great music and continue touring for almost a lifetime. Then Nine Types of Light and Seeds were... ok.
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June 3, 2016 on Past, Present, No Future? Struggling To Love The Strokes In 2016
"The Empty Signifiers" NEW BAND NAME I CALL IT!
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June 3, 2016 on Past, Present, No Future? Struggling To Love The Strokes In 2016
Ooh, unless he comes to Treasure Island Fest between Portland and Santa Barbara! IDK, though. Traditionally the first day is more "rock" if that even means anything anymore and the second day is more electronic. He'll be in SB on day to and I think he played day 2 last time. Hmmmm...
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May 31, 2016 on James Blake Announces North American Tour Dates
The live Blue Bucket of Gold is the highlight of the C&L tour but it's my least favorite track on the actual album.
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May 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs
Predatory Wasp of the Palisades!!!!!!!!
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May 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs
This really sucks. His lead guitar was one of the best parts of Real Estate. I think I read a pitchfork review or maybe it was here where they said the band basically had two singers, Martin Courtney and Mondanile's guitar. That's a spot on description. I can't imagine they'll ever sound quite the same going forward.
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May 25, 2016 on Matt Mondanile Is Leaving Real Estate
It's not just that she doesn't like her record deal though. She was told by an exec that she needed to lose weight and he compared her to a refrigerator which exacerbated her eating disorder. Allegedly he also sexually assaulted her. And now she's legally required to work with him again on another album. I'd say this qualifies as an occasion worthy of that song.
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May 24, 2016 on Watch Kesha Sing “I Shall Be Released” At Bob Dylan Tribute Concert
Bummed they aren't touring with a string section. Greenwood's string arrangements are such an integral part of the new album I thought they might spring for it. I'm sure it's still gonna be amazing.
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May 23, 2016 on Watch Radiohead Play A Moon Shaped Pool Songs Live For The First Time In Amsterdam
I'll say it. I loved this shit. I mean, I was like 12 so I think that's a valid excuse for liking dumb shit.
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May 16, 2016 on Let’s All Remember The Late-’90s Swing Revival