Will Menzies

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I have no idea what you're saying.
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February 26, 2013 on Joanna Newsom & Andy Samberg Are Engaged
The reason I most respect Sufjan as a Christian artist is that his art isn't exclusively Christian in its themes. He writes from the perspective of the life he's leading and, while this is informed by his faith, he doesn't close his troubles, doubts, and pain off from his songwriting based on some ridiculous, overhyped megachurch idea of what art a Christian should and should not make. Sure, Vito's Ordination Song is downright devotional, but Casimir Pulaski Day is conflicted and doubting and most of his music has no direct allusions to faith at all. The vast majority of Christian artists make music about only on the subject of God, as if Christians should live in a holy bubble, never encountering anything and repeating "Jesus is great" all day long. Don't get me wrong,sometimes intense musical focus on one subject for a time can be illuminating, like in Steven Merritt's 69 Love Songs or Sufjan's own Seven Swans. But to wilfully close off the vast majority of life from your art seems deceptive. It certainly doesn't reflect the actual reality of life following Jesus. Sufjan cuts through all that.
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November 16, 2012 on Deconstructing: Sufjan Stevens And Christian Music
Finally, some love for Amnesiac! My personal list: 1. Amnesiac 2. Kid A 3. OK Computer 4. King of Limbs 5. In Rainbows 6. The Bends 7. Hail To The Thief 8. Pablo Honey
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October 25, 2012 on Radiohead Albums From Worst To Best
Comparing the 'Gum to the Sydney Morning Herald? Too far.
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June 26, 2012 on The Top 20 Albums We’ve Been Waiting For Forever
Can we have a Progress Report on the Knife?
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June 26, 2012 on The Top 20 Albums We’ve Been Waiting For Forever
If we're talking about labels, Steve Albini's classic article on the financial imbalance of band-label relations is worth a read. http://people.virginia.edu/~jrw3k/mediamatters/readings/cult_crit/Albini_The.Problem.With.Music.pdf
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June 20, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
What about independent record labels though? Most of what we Stereogum types listen to is released on labels which are run by musicians, music enthusiasts or self-released by the bands themselves? I wonder if people who make the 'big bad music industry' argument as a justification also refused to pay for albums by Sufjan Stevens (Asthmatic Kitty - Self Run), Animal Collective, Ariel Pink (Paw Tracks, run by AnCo) or The Strokes (Rough Trade - an important independent label that went bankrupt and was resurrected, but has never made big profits)
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June 20, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
Honeycomb isn't on the album. It wasn't in the album teaser video AnCo put out last month and Domino confirmed it. The tracklist is: 01. Moonjock 02. Today’s Supernatural 03. Rosie Oh 04. Applesauce 05. Wide Eyed 06. Father Time 07. New Town Burnout 08. Monkey Riches 09. Mercury Man 10. Pulleys 11. Amanita
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June 17, 2012 on AnCo’s Deakin Promises Centipede Hz Will Be Weird
I have no idea why your comment got so many downvotes. There was some great stuff on there. Stereogum just has a tortured relationship with lists.
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June 16, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
No offence meant, man. All the best with being a good dad.
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June 16, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
There's still 6 months till Australian summer, but Jonathon Boulet - This Song Is Called Ragged has it wrapped up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un4fv5bjpRk
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June 15, 2012 on Let’s Shortlist The Indie Song Of The Summer 2012
Can we get a Premature evaluation of Tom's baby? Is Donnytillafreshié_ RaptorJohnny Breihan the best baby of 2012? After what can only be described as a "leak" early yesterday, the new collaboration between Tom and his wife became public early this morning. While some will criticise baby Donnytillafreshié_ RaptorJohnny Breihan for being derivitive (she has her mother's eyes, her father's nose) it is likely that, like last year's The King of Limbs, this one will be a grower. Asked about the birth of sophmore baby, Tom replied "when I first saw her, she reminded me of that Erykah Badu clip". The sound of crying at 1AM is the odds-on favourite to be Tom's number one summer jam.
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June 8, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
So THAT's why he's so one-eyed.
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May 17, 2012 on Warning: Emo Haircuts May Fuck Up Your Vision
Mr. Abraham, can Damian come out to play?
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May 16, 2012 on Caption Contest: Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan Cover
Come on, next you'll be telling us Donnytilla and Raptorjesus use fake avatar pics too.
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April 27, 2012 on Gotye Disses Glee
Gene was far from the best
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March 27, 2012 on Sigur Rós – “Ekki Múkk”
I had a DOG with that problem once.
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March 22, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Beach House Bloom