Amir Cagan

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This looks like as good a place as any to mention I’m going to see Kanye live for the first time a month from now which is unbelievable to me. I’m so incredibly excited. The odds of it sucking are very high (terrible venue, separated areas with different ticket prices, etc.) but I’m still stoked. Anyone wants to tell me about their Kanye concert experience?

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August 30, 2015 on Kanye West Playing 808s & Heartbreaks In Full At Hollywood Bowl

Death Magic is pretty tight. I don’t like it as much as Get Color, but it’s really good and the opening sequence is incredible. I didn’t like Life at all, but maybe it’ll take a few listens more.
Also, I was lucky to catch HEALTH in Berlin a few years ago. They were amazing live! Wish I could see them again.

Another One, on the other hand, is near-perfect IMO. Iv’e been listening to it for a while but it just keeps getting better. Easily some of his best songs, most of these blow Salad Days out of the water. I’m also very fond of Mac now, after seeing him live in June. Easily one of the best live shows I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching.

So, a good week all around then. Let’s hope Dre delivers!

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August 4, 2015 on Album Of The Week: HEALTH Death Magic

The Q-Tip collab is named “Galvanize”, and it’s pretty effing great.

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July 2, 2015 on Exit Planet Dust Turns 20

I never get the hate for Turn Blue. I honestly thought it was and still is a great record. Weight of Love is a perfect psych blues jam.

Anyhow. I loved El Camino when it came out and listened to it a lot, but I’ll have to admit that I’ve barely listened to it at all since. I don’t know why this happened, it didn’t get such a big exposure here as it did in the States, but I kinda grew tired of it.
I think Brothers is my favorite then. No bad songs and many great ones, Next Girl is such a total jam.

Guess I’ll try Rubber Factory next :) thanks for the write up!

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June 11, 2015 on The Black Keys Albums From Worst To Best

This is probably the album I’m most excited for this year. Awesome cover art. Can’t fucking wait

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June 11, 2015 on Foals Announce New Album What Went Down

Pretty off base. And there’s absolutely no way that thing on the WWWL cover is a cat

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June 8, 2015 on SBTRKT Says Disclosure Copied His Artwork

I can’t take it anymore. I just don’t have enough ears

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June 7, 2015 on Disclosure Announce New Album Caracal

Sure!

When asked about what he thinks about Is This It in retrospect: “I think it was a cool first album, but not very advanced musically. You can’t compare it to, say, Miles Davis. I’m not bummed about it, but I feel what I’m doing today shows progress for me.”

On working with Daft Punk: “Their attention to detail is similar to mine. They probably said, ‘God, they thought we were crazy, but this guy is so much more.’ It was fun working with them. When you work with people whose only target is to create something good, and they don’t care about ego, when I find these people – our collaboration takes off.”

On the last couple Strokes album: “The problem was that on [Angles & Comedown Machine] I didn’t fight. Not because I lowered my standards, but because I didn’t want to fight. If someone wanted one thing and I wanted another, I went with his request. […] Now, if we make another album everyone wants their voice to be heard, and that means I’ll have to settle again.”

when the journalist says Arctic Monkeys were influenced by the Strokes: “I think they took some of the stuff we did and improved on it. They helped me a lot, because when they came out I was trying to find ways to improve and they pushed me forward.”

Wish I could translate it all really, but I think those are the best quotes

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June 6, 2015 on Don’t Expect More Tour Dates Or New Music From The Strokes Anytime Soon

This rips so hard

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June 6, 2015 on Titus Andronicus – “Fatal Flaw” Video

I should also mention I’m going to the Strokes’ Hyde Park concert in two weeks and I’m really excited. Heard very good stuff about their Primavera performance. If it does turn out to be one of their last shows, at least I get to see them before they’re done

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June 5, 2015 on Don’t Expect More Tour Dates Or New Music From The Strokes Anytime Soon

Today an Israeli magazine published an interview with Julian Casablancas (He + the Voidz are performing here next week), and when asked about the option of another Strokes album he said that “All signs show that there’s going to be one”, and he also said there’s will be another Voidz album and maybe it’ll be “more accessible”, so let’s keep our hopes up!
I don’t think you can find the interview online anywhere, but it’s also in Hebrew so it’s not gonna help much. It’s a great one though, he also provided some comments on his opinion of “Is This It “, working with Daft Punk, and the problem with the last 2 Strokes albums. (And also about #brunchgate).

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June 5, 2015 on Don’t Expect More Tour Dates Or New Music From The Strokes Anytime Soon

The answer is always Yeezus

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May 29, 2015 on Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s Surf Is Out Now

This is possibly the best festival lineup I’ve seen this year

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May 28, 2015 on Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015 Lineup

Bloc Party! Battles! Does that mean we’re getting new music by them anytime soon?? Because that would be amazing.

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May 6, 2015 on FYF Fest 2015 Lineup

God damn. You had one shot and you had to fuck that up

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May 3, 2015 on Kanye West Changes New Album Title To SWISH

It’s obviously an acronym for “Swit I’mma Let You Finish”

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May 3, 2015 on Kanye West Changes New Album Title To SWISH

This sounds like Beck. Only terrible.

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May 1, 2015 on Foxygen – “24 Hour Lover Man”

Everything about this is amazing, from the cover to the new logo to this fucking jam of a song. I don’t really like double albums but this is the most I’ve been excited for one since David Comes to Life!

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April 30, 2015 on Titus Andronicus – “Dimed Out”