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If you listen to the audio, and the words he emphasizes, he says “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as JEWISH PEOPLE”
He’s not complaining about Jewish people “having connections” (whatever that means), but claiming that, between the two groups, black people are more marginalized in the U.S. in this day and age. It’s a stupid thing to say, but he’s not smearing Jews in any way.
I did kind of wince when he said that originally, but I know what he meant. He was referring to Jewish people as another marginalized group, historically and presently, not unlike Black people. It was a random comparison, and wasn’t really necessary, but I don’t see it as anti-Semitic because he wasn’t drawing from any kind of stereotype. It was kind of a dumb remark, but I think it was an innocent one.
I will never understand complaints about an album being too long. If the songs are good, who cares how long the album is? It’s more music!
So much of this will sound dated in just a few years.
Brooklyn is fucking obnoxious up and down.
fckin retard m0ron
“What can we do next to make us look even more insufferably pretentious, so that it takes yet little more effort for people to admit our new album is brilliant? We aren’t trying people’s patience with us enough yet.” – Arcade Fire
If it’s any consolation, the only time I ever got #1 was when Corky upvoted me from 50 different accounts.
I’ll always kick myself for not seizing the opportunity to see them at a venue smaller than a professional basketball stadium.
Yes. We must put them in the same category lest the world become more complicated to understand.
Stereogum isn’t the government, so this isn’t really a matter of free speech.
I can see how it’s wise to redact Ian Cohen’s name, since the act of reposting the comment as the “Best Comment” is Stereogum choosing to print “Fuck Ian Cohen” in a segment where even more people will see it, and they probably want to avoid bad blood between their site and Pitchfork.
However, given the amount of artists who are no where near as much of a public figure as Ian Cohen that he has mercilessly smeared from the powerful platform that Pitchfork affords him, I don’t really buy this “he’s not a public figure” argument.
So here’s the middle ground: the redaction is understandable, but seriously, fuck Ian Cohen all the same.
Sometimes I refrain from commenting and just wait to see if someone else says what I would have said.
Pretty psyched to see what Miley does after being introduced to heroin.
(REDACTED) is the worst thing to happen to music criticism though.
And by (REDACTED), I mean Ian Cohen.
He usually seems younger than my dad…. not here though.
Who am I kidding? That probably happened a few hours after the cement dried.
And 50 years after the release of Nothing’s Shocking, a kid will step on their star and ask who Jane’s Addiction is and his parents won’t really remember.
He isn’t pissed so much as he’s acting like an entitled prick.
(Whoever downvoted the above comment is a dick)
I swear this guy writes stoned sometimes.
If this guy knew what was good for his career, he would stop doing covers.
Anyone who gives a shit about anything should read this.
That crying emoticon rubs me the wrong way.