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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.