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I definitely wouldn’t fuck with Bronsolino.
Gotta admit this song has already grown on me. I just hope there are harder more energetic songs on the album as well. I’m really hoping for the best, and this is a good song. Pretty great video too.
Yeah. Remember when he reviewed Why?’s Mumps, Etc.? He spent 1/3 of the the review complaining about Yoni’s voice, which has always been polarizing, and Pitchfork has praised plenty in the past. 1/3 of the review actually praised Why? and their very unique sound and style. But then the other third was pretty much him just saying the album is unlistenable with really no reasoning to back it up. He called “Paper Hearts” the most unpleasant song of 2012 and flat out said no person could possibly enjoy it. It got a 2.8. Now I’m not saying Mumps Etc. is some fantastic album (although I like it a whole lot), but it’s just one really lame and honestly dickish example of these “ridiculous bullish cutdowns disguised as reviews.”
From my short interactions with Patrick, it seems like he has a thousand thoughts and a thousand opinions on every topic, and depending on his mood, he will either try to share these thoughts and connect with people, or kind of just shut people out. When he starts talking with visible and audible conviction, everyone within earshot should listen carefully. Even if you don’t agree with him, what he has to say will probably at least be meaningful and thought provoking.
I think that Titus Andronicus has moved far beyond buzzband. There were people that just heard The Monitor in 2010 and forgot about them. But for them to have such an amazing and underrated gem in The Airing of Grievances, a landmark rock masterpiece, and a great third album that cements their sound and style with plenty of memorable songs proves they have staying power and something worth continuing with.
He does. He has a fairly extensive board of effects pedals that he painstakingly sets up and makes sure is working perfectly. He works with the sound man/ crew extensively because he knows what kind of sound he wants and what he can get with the available equipment. From what I have seen, he is more involved with the set-up process than most other front men.
Hahaha gotcha. So much of the hate these boards have for you is misplaced. No thumb-downs from me
Why would you acknowledge what you are doing is completely analogous to the Iraq invasion then proceed to do it in just as objectionable way?
Do you get paid to troll every article?
Yeah, I definitely liked it better when they were getting banned from pretty much every club or bar they played and were making out with each other and whipping their dicks out for shock laughs. (And I mean that with zero sarcasm.) This song is enjoyable enough, but they certainly have lost the edge they used to have. I suppose I’ll reserve judgement until I hear the album, but there is simply no way in hell it could possibly stack up to the lightning rod energy and fun of We Did not Know the Forest Spirit Made the Flowers Grow or Good Bad Not Evil.
*Parquet Courts “Stoned and Starving,” not “Stoned and Sober.” Just a friendly correction. And I agree by the way. I’m sure Bey will be on 2014 lists.
Acid Rap was the best “fairly-serious” rap album, Run The Jewels was by far the most fun rap album, and Yeezus was, well Yeezus. It will hold a special place in Kanye’s canon, and in the canon of “Rap” music in general. But it’s just not the album that was most enjoyable or meaningful this year.
Even if it were playful like you described at the time of the show, she went out of the way to make it sound pretty vengeful and bratty on Twitter.
How many of the kids at the HAIM show do you think even knew who Los Campesinos! are? Very lame of the band to get a crowd of people to disrespect the band like that just hoping to get a headline.
Agreed. Very well said. HAIM is happy to do anything for a Stereogum/ Pitchfork/ etc. headline. Los Campesinos have been around far too long for this to even matter. Honestly, I wish Stereogum hadn’t posted this petty, semi-desperate story.
Donald Glover is a great stand-up comedian.
Except it’s also kinda the White Album
According to Paul, by the end of the first week that Sgt. Pepper came out, Hendrix was playing every song off the album at his shows in England.
Arcade Fire just posted this on their Facebook:
To everyone really upset about us asking people to dress up at our shows… please relax. It’s super not mandatory. It just makes for a more fun carnival when we are all in it together. So far these have been the best shows we have ever played.
See you soon.
CASE CLOSED, everyone go home.
But seriously. There it is straight from their own mouth: “It’s super not mandatory” and “It just makes for a more fun carnival when we are all in it together.” Do we still have a problem?
Yeah your right. This totally did just become a zone for Arcade Fire bashing. It really has less to do with what the story was actually supposed to be about.
What a great, constructive, and well thought out comment. Arcade Fire is a band of assholes because… their music has resonated beyond the original sphere of culture it came from? The experience people have at their concert is different from what you are used to? Their music tackles big subjects in a big way without apology? They are white?
I don’t know why this got so many downvotes, all it goes to show is how impressively solid Arcade Fire’s body of work is if Neon Bible can be their worst. I actually agree that it is, but I still love Neon Bible.
Exactly! They just want to create a fun, unique and immersive experience. If you are not comfortable with dressing up then fine, but like anything of this nature, it will only be more enjoyable if you get into the spirit of the whole thing. I certainly don’t think there is anything remotely wrong with them making the request.
“He’s Seeing Paths” sounds straight off Mellow Gold and I love it.
Gotta go with “Wouldn’t it be Nice,” closely followed by “Be True to Your School”
I like that you pointed out the tension between Brock’s intellectual cynicism and to-the-core romanticism. However, I always felt like he wasn’t really “a romantic that would like to be more cynical,” but a profoundly even middle point between the two. I think this is one of the many reasons I love this album so much.