Matt Packman

Comments from Matt Packman

I apologize but "Work" is a masterpiece of space and beauty
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December 20, 2016 on Win Rihanna’s Limited Edition 15LP Vinyl Box Set
Yo I never know where to throw this but if anyone's interested in a download of all 100 of Pitchfork's best songs of 2016, here's my dropbox :
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December 12, 2016 on Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016
Esperanza and Jessy Lanza!! Wait do those rhyme..
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
10. Blood Orange / Solange - Freetown / ASATT 09. Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch 08. James Blake / Bon Iver - TCIA / 22, A Million 07. Nicolas Jaar - Sirens 06. Jessy Lanza - Oh No 05. Kanye West - TLOP 04. David Bowie - Blackstar 04. Anohni - Hopelessness 02. Frank Ocean - Blonde / Endless 01. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Poop
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
SERIOUSLY!!! How can you have (the excellent) A Seat at the Table, without giving huge props to Blood Orange's Freetown Sound?! For me, Freetown Sound is a little more filled out, and even more powerful and gorgeous than Solange's masterpiece
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
Thank you!! Went into panic mode for a moment Another gorgeous monolith from Will 💥
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November 28, 2016 on Burial – “Young Death” & “Nightmarket”
#PrayForKanye "Gotta get it together for brothers / Gotta get it together for sisters" Get it together forever.
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November 21, 2016 on Kanye West Hospitalized Under Psychiatric Hold
Ugh I'm a wreck. As a Canadian he's been part of my dad's Sunday listening habits for as long as I can remember. Such a treasure Leonard Cohen was fond of saying "I feel that more and more we're invited to make ourselves strong and cheerful. .... I think that it was Ben Jonson who said, I have studied all the theologies and all the philosophies, but cheerfulness keeps breaking through." Im no optimist but maybe it will help you
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November 10, 2016 on R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
The Smashing Pumpkins - Soma ✨🏻✨🏻✨
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November 1, 2016 on Win A Fender Offset Mustang In Olive Green
I was expecting a little more but, it's a cool clip Reminds me how this record just gets better and better with time
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October 19, 2016 on Oneohtrix Point Never – “Animals” Video (Starring Val Kilmer)
They're simply referring to the remastered version, which has just been released. It's time to run a nice bubble bath
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October 11, 2016 on Q&A: Tori Amos Reflects On Boys For Pele 20 Years On And Premieres B-Side “Amazing Grace/Til The Chicken”
Fun to see Kevin, Mark and Blood in a high budget music video Still don't really know why that superfluous key change exists but hey! I'm still holding out for some better deep cuts off Joanne
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September 20, 2016 on Lady Gaga – “Perfect Illusion” Video
in an alternate reality this might be a plausible crowd pleasing setlist : The National Anthem Burn the Witch / Lotus Flower Idioteque Creep / Karma Police medley
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September 18, 2016 on Lady Gaga Will Headline The Super Bowl Halftime Show Says Us
If this was a Drake cover I think she could pull it off
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September 8, 2016 on Marissa Nadler – “The Best You Ever Had”
Sorry to be predictable but Low is an effing masterpiece I still find it emotionally staggering that Bowie winked back at "New Career in a New Town" on his last song on his last album I can't give everything away indeed
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September 7, 2016 on Win David Bowie’s WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974-1976) 13LP Vinyl Box Set
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August 3, 2016 on New Nine Inch Nails Song “Dive And Slam” Out Next Month? (UPDATE: Never Mind)
I've seen all of the footage and I honestly don't believe these were bad shows - like if Manson fucked with the sound guy and fell off the stage i'd consider it a huge treat
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July 28, 2016 on Marilyn Manson Tour Is A Mess
I might be just reading surface level but to me it's the work of the patriarchy who spends billions razing the land to suit their infinite demands, whether it's blood diamonds or the tar sands - this is the work of a system that's threatening the very survival of the human race
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July 15, 2016 on M.I.A. – “Go Off” Video
Despite the fact that Grimes created the best pop album angel music bb of all time, I feel like either Jessy Lanza, Kantranada, or U.S. Girls could do more with that prize money Proud to be Canadian this year esp
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July 14, 2016 on Grimes, Carly Rae Jepsen, PUP, Kaytranada, White Lung Make 2016 Polaris Short List
Wtf On behalf of Canada and all Canadians I sincerely apologize that these human turds exist at all Pure. Garbage
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July 13, 2016 on The Tenors Bench Member Who Worked “All Lives Matter” Into “O Canada” At MLB All-Star Game
Wow. This is exquisite. I don't suppose we know if it's Alejandro singing or not? My guess is not, he's more of a producer/wizard behind the boards but.. imagine if it was Also. Such a babe *swoon* - very excited for this new record
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July 3, 2016 on Arca – “Sin Rumbo” Video
Goth-trap album of the summer?
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June 30, 2016 on Crystal Castles Tease New Album Release In August
Ugh. Plus consider all of the news she's being bombarded with - the Orando shootings, Christina GRIMMIE etc. as if touring isn't anxiety ridden enough I hope she's okay
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June 16, 2016 on Grimes Cuts Brooklyn Show Short Following Disturbing Incident
Deerhunter reconvened for Bradford Cox's supposed "solo" set on Sunday afternoon in the heart of Barcelona aaaand finished the set wiiiith... "NOTHING EVER HAPPENED" !!
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June 5, 2016 on 8 Memorable Moments From Primavera Sound 2016 Saturday
Gah! What. A. Show. The new song had a bit of a Boards of Canada feel Kind of a cliché but it's definitely the closest music has ever brought me to a spiritual experience, to a place without fear, without doubt, only pure fucking universal love. Plus, Jonsi tearing his guitar e-bow to shreds while unleashing waves of glorious feedback is pretty punk rawk if you ask me
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June 5, 2016 on Watch Sigur Rós Debut New Song “Óveður” At Primavera Sound
Ugh this is so sad. Downie is such an excellent frontman, and a hugely underated lyricist " One afternoon, four thousand men died in the water here and five hundred more were thrashing madly as parasites might in your blood Now I was in a lifeboat designed for ten and ten only Anything that systematic would get you hated It's not a deal not a test nor a love of something fated (Death) The selection was quick The crew was picked and those left in the water were kicked off our pant leg And we headed for home Then the dream ends when the phone rings You're doing alright he said It's out there most days and nights But only a fool would complain Anyway Susan, if you like, our conversation is as faint as a sound in my memory As those fingernails scratching on my hull" - Nautical Disaster
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May 24, 2016 on The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Has Terminal Brain Cancer, Plans One Last Tour
Why anyone would speculate Radiohead's imminent demise without a shred of evidence is beyond me, but yeah, this album is incredible, for me only beat out by their Kid A/Amnesiac combo Just a staggering piece of work. Decks Dark my gawwwwd, so gorgeous. I could go on and on Pitchfork actually has a lovely write up of TLW :
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May 9, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Now I'm wondering what the BONUS TRACKS will be Likely will be Skirting on the Surface and Cut a Hole, but... IMAGINE IF LIFT was one of them 😳
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May 8, 2016 on Comment Party: Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool