+1Posted on Nov 26th | re: Alex G - "Soaker" (4 comments)

DSU has gotta be the most under appreciated album of the year.

It was actually filmed in Nashville, but set in Xenia. That movie is so fucked up, I love it.

 +8Posted on Mar 8th | re: HudMo & Zomby Got Into A Fist Fight, Then Took It To Twitter (21 comments)

Can someone punch that mask off of Zomby’s face? I’m sick of the “enigmatic electronic producer” schtick. We get it, you’re mysterious.

 0Posted on Jun 6th, 2013 | re: Stereogum's Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far (752 comments)

FIDLAR’s gotta be on here somewhere. Such a fun record.


Deerhunter – Monomania
Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge: – Twelve Reasons to Die
Wavves – Afraid of Heights

 0Posted on Mar 20th, 2013 | re: Premature Evaluation: The Strokes Comedown Machine (143 comments)

Take it for what it is. We are never going to get another Room on Fire or Is This It and we have to stop expecting it. I think this is a legitimately enjoyable album.

We were spoiled by literally ZERO filler in those first 2 albums (in my opinion), and now we analyze every Strokes song expecting perfection. I think this album gives me another 5-6 good Strokes songs, and 1-2 more that are listenable. I’ll take it.

 +18Posted on Feb 28th, 2013 | re: Azealia Banks - "Barely Legal" (The Strokes Cover) (18 comments)

There is no “worst song” on that album

 +6Posted on Feb 13th, 2013 | re: The Strokes - "All The Time" (93 comments)

Alright Strokes…are we gonna be good or bad? Can we decide already?

Great song.

 +4Posted on Jan 27th, 2013 | re: The Strokes - "One Way Trigger" (156 comments)

I also want to say, in their defense, I think they were fucked by the crazy hype their first album got. They actually DID live up to expectations with Room on Fire, but people shit on them for sounding like Is This It. They spent the next 2 albums trying to sound “different” and live up to the evolution the blogosphere expected of them, to mixed results at best.

We learned from our mistakes. We’re sorry, Strokes. Just go back to doing what you do best and we won’t complain.

 +3Posted on Jan 27th, 2013 | re: The Strokes - "One Way Trigger" (156 comments)

I genuinely don’t want to knock anybody for liking this, because, you know, diff’rent strokes and all. (no pun intended)

But watching The Strokes change over time has been painful for me. Is This It is my favorite album of all time, Room on Fire’s on the list too. They were the absolute epitome of effortlessly catchy and cool. FIOE had some solid tracks, Angles was fucking terrible, and this single is nothing what most of us are looking for.

Those of you saying “BANDS CHANGE GET OVER IT” are correct. Bands do change, and The Strokes are changing for the worst. No more hooks, no more remarkable guitar interplay. Just nothing left of why we loved them in the first place.

 +7Posted on Nov 29th, 2012 | re: The 25 Highest Paid Musicians Of 2012 (59 comments)

Take That? What?