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If they called this a commercial instead of a short film, I would be more forgiving of the godawful acting.
Okkervil River will always be my favorite band. I’m so psyched for the new album.
In many cases, people ARE contrarian for the sake of being contrarian. There will be a long list of comments saying the same thing, and then the one that disagrees doesn’t do so constructively. It’s obvious when someone is getting some kind of rush by dismissing 30 people at once, cynically telling them that the only reason people enjoy a certain band or song is to look cool. These types of comments tend to say nothing more than “maaaan this shit sucks”
I know this because I’ve been guilty of it before, and I have (had) friends who love to get off on hating things that everyone else loves, because it gives them a lonely sense of superiority that they mistake for integrity or authenticity.
That said, there are plenty of comments offering constructive criticism that also get panned by the groupthink phenomenon. Those instances are frustrating, especially when downvotes are the only response.
But in general, I’d say the community here is a little more open to different opinions than other places on the internet, like reddit or whatever. There are a fair amount of folks interested in opening a dialogue. The negative response to my gif here shows there is some active resistance to circle jerking.
I wonder how much the babysitter will make on the nights when Kanye, Kim, Jay-Z, and Beyonce double date.
I don’t remember how I found it. I’ve had it bookmarked for months.
I cannot emphasize enough how much I’m completely joking, and just wanted to use that gif. Now I’m backpedaling because I feel bad that I was purposely being a dickhead and it prompted such a thoughtful comment from you. I feel at odds with the popular sentiment on here the majority of the time, and just stay silent because of it, so I completely agree with what you’re saying. Circlejerk threads are the worst, and this is meant to be me jokingly going along with this one. I thought maybe it would be kind of obvious since it’s a gif of a guy projectile pooping over a bathroom stall, but I can see how people might think I was serious. When I’m serious I write a block of text no one reads. When I’m fucking around, I post a gif.
GUYS CALM DOWN. I JUST REALLY WANTED AN EXCUSE TO USE THIS GIF.
I don’t get it. Is that rubbing the wrong way in the good way?
This is what the few haters on this thread look like:
Just keep your shit in the stall, dudes. I know it feels good and takes effort to put your solids where the rest of us are flowing, but you look silly and you’re making a mess.
Yeah I dunno. I tried it out. It’s not my thing. Maybe I’m old fashioned or closed minded, but I need a song to be in there somewhere. (I’m not trying to be a dick; maybe I AM old fashioned or closed minded)
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound – “Rouse Yourself”
But the obvious choices are “Get Lucky” or “Diane Young”. I’m not even the biggest fan of Daft Punk or Vampire Weekend, but those are some serious pool party jams.
Unless it helps artists get more compensation, I kind of hope this fails. Google and Apple are getting too big and creepy.
Oooo is Stereogum Sessions gonna be a regular thing now?
p.s. Lyrics that could have been written by a 12-year-old and deadpan delivery… Take away the atmosphere of their production and the songwriting doesn’t really hold up…
It could be worse…at least it was a guitar and not a ukulele.
Now whenever I hear that song I will imagine sad strippers in slow motion.
“Editor’s choice” has (justifiably) become “This week in Raptor Jesus”.
You’re expressing a contrarian opinion as if it’s an objective fact, knowing that it will get a rise out of people. That’s pretty much trolling. If the basis for you’re argument is “I just don’t get them”, what’s the point of making the argument that their songs are objectively bad, or that the band is inherently worthless, as if no one should really have a reason to like them? You could make specific criticisms about them not bringing anything new or interesting to the table, question whether their songs come from a genuine place or argue that they’re over-celebrated, and that could at least initiate a more meaningful conversation. But unless there is something overtly offensive about them, rendering their very existence a disgrace to humanity, how can you invalidate their importance to other people while at the same time admit that your view is coming from a purely subjective place?
Don’t get me wrong; I have made the same kind of grumpy comments, and I find popular artists like The Strokes and Jack White incredibly boring. I know where you’re coming from and how it feels to dislike the things the rest of the world is telling you to like. Also, I am a fan of you and your comments in general. This comment just sparked some thoughts so I wrote them down.
I am ashamed of everyone that I had to scroll down this far to see someone suggest “In the Backseat”.
Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap
Baths – Obsidian
Pissed Jeans – Honeys
Those are my 3 so far… I’m really behind in listening to new stuff this year though.
haha that was obviously facetious. I was just prefacing with that to acknowledge that I might get downvoted to oblivion like the people who advertise their blogs on here.
I IRL lol’d at it, mainly because when I was younger I listened to Regina Spektor before I made my way to Fiona Apple. So… I kinda suck.
for some reason the second link didn’t post.
Heyyy… I feel like I might have enough comment section cred to do what I’m about to do….
One of my best friends’ band put out an album this week and I’m just really excited about it. I think many people here might enjoy it too. They’re the best musicians I know, and my friend Danny really knows his way around a song. I’m not sure how to describe them other than “indie rock” with somewhat of a 60s pop influence with some folk/americana sounds thrown in there sometimes.
So I’ll just leave this here… hope it’s not a party foul.
There’s also this live recording of a song that’s not on the album.
At the moment the whole album isn’t streaming, but the songs you can listen to give you a pretty good taste.
This isn’t me marketing or promoting for them. They don’t know I’m doing this. I just really wanted to share.
Wow. I’m glad you’re okay. I can’t believe the wreckage I’ve been seeing in pictures and videos and whatnot. I can’t imagine losing everything like some people have. I’m glad you’re okay, and it’s awesome you’re putting on that benefit show. Let us know how that goes.
Stereogum has noticeably stepped up their game with longform(ish) content. Let’s recognize that. Plus, yeah, what ^they said.