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That’s not him. And I’ll save anyone reading this the time of looking it up on Wikipedia. Wikipedia says it IS him, but Wikipedia is wrong too.
Honestly, Goblin was the best album of the year. I bet if you listened to it enough, I could justify my position. Stereogum should let me write an entry for their “Double Take” series. How do I contact Brandon Stosuy? Thumbs up or thumbs down this into the best and worst
Goblin was my album of the year too
as in held back
you’re both retarded.
he made an accurate assessment. and to remove the most popular (and negative) connotation with the word “retarded,” he added “held back” to clarify what he was saying. and he’s right, there is no other word for it. therefore, he isn’t struggling with vocabulary. if you didn’t follow him, then you too are retarded.
SUNDAY, I’m pretty pumped to see dr dre, at the drive in, an beirut, BUT THEN WHAT? Any suggestion? Nothing looks good on sunday.
I don’t buy any of this. Since when did twitter become such a reliable source for every internet music website to rely on? And just because every other internet music website posts that some other music website reported this… come on people. We have no reliable source here. Something is wrong in the news! Who’s with me?
The White Album
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
I will high five anyone that can name another self titled record where the title is repeated. While the album is technically self titled, it is not called “Bon Iver” and should not be referred to as Bon Iver by Bon Iver. It is “Bon Iver, Bon Iver” by Bon Iver. Right? This is what we are to believe? Has anyone else ever done this?
Panda Bear – Tomboy: 49:56
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues: 49:53
Does anyone else obsess over song/album lengths? For over a decade of buying/listening to music I have always paid attention to the lengths of songs and albums. I love how that book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die lists the album length. Kid A was 49:57. Does anyone else find this interesting or have thoughts to add? Other than the fact that those two albums will get the most rotation for the near future and are the same length.
this review HAD to have been written by this “brandon” character who brought us so many questionable articles on this website. But, why does he no longer have the balls to put down his name as writer of his own rubbish?
I think all rap music videos should be like this because the focus is the lyrics.
YOU KNOW WHAT ALBUM REALLY DESERVES A DOUBLE TAKE??? MGMT CONGRATULATIONS. thumbs up this if you agree.
I think this is a great column and a great inaugural entry choice. Look at the traffic! Bravo!
“All style, no substance” & “All surface, no core”. These are two things I’ve always said about Kanye West. I’ve always loved the production but hated everything else. However, I’m going to argue the opposite. I think MBDTF is the first time Kanye has really had a strong focused core with some substance while maintaining flawless production.
Doesn’t ‘Power’ legitimize the excess of style and surface that came before this point due to the fact that he is actually saying something about it? Power as a theme is an appropriate choice for anyone looking for a core to this album. It is also the strongest example of unified theme and content on this album. Without power, how could a rapper spend so much money on an album and assemble such an all-star cast of players?
Is there any other example in contemporary music of such a massive team of collaborators working together on a song as well as All Of The Lights? Nobody’s appearance on that track is superfluous, and each contribution is impressive. Furthermore, the album makes use of each feature player evenly throughout. Most artists appear prominently and evenly twice on the album and most instrumental flourishes appear twice also (ex. The “look at you!” MPC2000 voice samples mirror the “you don’t see! [?]” voice samples in Power). The album also opens and closes with proper spoken word bookends. All this adds a clear sonic unity to the album.
But, impressively, the lyrical themes of the album appear and build upon each other throughout the dark twisted journey. Some of the ‘lights’ appear in Hell of a Life in a humorous way (“fuck with the lights on”). Despite the humor or awkwardness of this song’s breakdown, I think it builds on the lights theme. Blame Game also uses “all of the lights” in its lyrics. This is just one example. A lot of the lyrical themes reappear and build upon each other (sleepy hallow, the devil, pussy, religion, ect.).
And there are plenty of impressive verses (Gorgeous & Monster especially) from Kanye on here. I’m not saying he wrote it all. But he assembled the whole thing flawlessly. I would love to hear more rap with this much focus and money put into it.
I hope you read this reply post Brandon and I hope it makes you reconsider some of your feelings about MBDTF. This album could be an appropriate inaugural entry candidate for a future column a couple months from now titled ‘Triple Take’.