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If I recall correctly, I once read somewhere that because it’s much cheaper in Japan to buy imported album than a local one, bonus tracks are added as incentive for people to buy from the local distributors.
how has no one mentioned The Air Near My Fingers yet??
seriously. that whole Hypnotize-The Air Near My Fingers-Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine sequence is one of my favorites, ever.
this track is huge. this is going to be my AOTY
can’t wait to hear Ye’s rant on this.
I honestly love these guys so much. such a fun song.
Really can’t wait for the new album to drop!
I’m pretty sure rubjohnny is Jeff Mangum
I never comment on Stereogum except when I see a chance for upvotes. They also took my 10th place from me last minute and ran this feature. I’m disgusted with that. Happy birthday to Franz Ferdinand. All respect due. But the press is evil. I’m done commenting on posts in music sites. I just want to listen to music with people. That’s the only way my message gets across accurately
I never really liked Drake but this whole ordeal really makes me like him even less.
No one misunderstood your comments, they were just plain miserable. Man up, apologize and move on, asshole.
How could you forget Draking Bad? I’m disgusted.
I’ve been trying to stream this for the whole past day and I can’t even press the damn play button. I’ve tried it both here and on P4K, and also from my mobile and directly from the Soundcloud page.
I even tried to look for this on Youtube and I found one video but it just keeps buffering and I can’t listen to the fucking song!
I think someone really doesn’t want me listening to Thee Oh Sees no more.
(sorry, really had to blow off some steam, this is frustrating!)
Is this guy for real? They’re paying tribute to a dead guy and Drake’s pissed at losing a cover page?
To quote the guy himself, this is “Wack as Fuck”.
well, it’s better than the last one.
how about jazz, blues, or possibly country?
well, perhaps not country.
I think the best thing about this album is how every song sounded familiar while blowing my mind out for how bold it was. I remember hearing Take Me Out for what perhaps was the first time and thinking “wow, I’m sure I’ve heard this before, but this sounds so new”.
That being said, that song, and the whole album as a matter of fact, still sounds totally fresh 10 years later.
oh, and Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is a hell of a fun to listen to.
exactly what I was thinking
I’M SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS BUT I’M ACTUALLY SHOUTING WHILE TYPING THIS OUT
HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS IS AN AMAZING LINE UP
Where’s the beef? It’s definitely in that picture of Azealia up there. I just can’t bring myself to look at it for long enough to figure out where
About those TV performances, but isn’t that normal for big artists in the States? QOTSA were on like 10 different shows before Like Clockwork’s release, and so did JT…
You’re right, but that was the blogs’ fault, not Arcade Fire’s, wasn’t it? It felt like more of clickbait for the site (knowing a new AF album is a huge deal to the readers) than part of the actual campaign.
I’m sure Drake’s management didn’t ask Stereogum to do that dumb Draking Bad article, but someone here still thought it was a good idea, no?
I’m not American so perhaps I missed some of Reflektor’s marketing campaign, but was it really that big? I mean all I know is that this stupid graffiti appeared, then Reflektor records started appearing and that TV special, and that’s about it, if you don’t include Youtube videos which aren’t that much of a marketing effort, you know?
Also about that graffiti – I really hated how “somehow” every single music blog knew it had to do with Arcade Fire. it always seemed to me like utter bull – random graffiti appears in the US and suddenly Pitchfork et al. figure it has to do with Arcade Fire? hmm. tell me more.
six months? that shit kept going for a year, and was almost made into a TV series.
and it wasn’t even that good of a record. christ.
Also where is that Diane Young video? how is it not the best video EVER???
agreed, Sacrilege was the only good thing about that new YYYs album (both the song and video)
There seems to be a typo in the Dylan video – it was directed by Vania Heymann and not Vanis. Really nice seeing this amazing Israeli filmmaker getting some recognition worldwide!