Will Ryan

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Always a good list to find some buried gems.
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December 7, 2012 on FACT’s 50 Best Albums Of 2012
Since when is it up to top blog sites to report on "fun" live shows? The shittiest of pop music could be fun in the right context (i.e. old shitty cock rock singalongs at your local pub, etc). Why does Skrillex need defending? Travis Stewart was at SXSW, he makes amazing fucking music behind a laptop that you can listen to at home and his shows are way more dynamic, complex, exciting, unpredictable and so much more transformative than any brostep stuff. Let's write more about compelling electronic acts who can bring it on all fronts.
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March 19, 2012 on In Defense Of Skrillex
I thought the best songs were at the end myself.
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September 10, 2011 on Premature Evaluation: St. Vincent Strange Mercy
What are you even doing on the internet?
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August 30, 2011 on Bon Iver Shits On MTV
This. Exactly.
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August 30, 2011 on Bon Iver Shits On MTV
Another old guy decrying the internet! Weeeeeeee. Can't I listen to Bon Iver and like Omega Deathspell or something. Fuck off and stop projecting your laziness.
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July 4, 2011 on Your Musical Taste Is Wimpy Says Daily News
I love how awkward the people in the back always are.
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June 24, 2011 on Bon Iver Returns To Fallon With “Holocene”
Someone asked a question she didn't take as seriously as all these responses so she just shot off what came to mind without any pretext or agenda. She didn't write a blog or press release. It's pointless to praise or damn her as if she's making a statement. She's not and she's not trying to. That said, she's right, but who cares? In any case, if you're not down with Bikini Kill, wtf are you doing here?
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June 24, 2011 on Kathleen Hanna Slams Katy Perry, Jason Mraz
She's still not wearing pants...
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June 24, 2011 on Kathleen Hanna Slams Katy Perry, Jason Mraz
Keep in mind journalists have had it for a month or so. That said, it still a hyperbolic choice for #1.
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June 21, 2011 on Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far
I like how there's no link the remix in this story.
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June 21, 2011 on Gang Gang Dance – “Mindkilla (Lee “Scratch” Perry Remix)”
This is sort of a ridiculous idea for a list.
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June 20, 2011 on Indie Songs Of The Summer 2001-2011
Pretty weird choice of Boris album. I love the people asking where certain albums are. He's not a journalist or a website dudes.
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June 20, 2011 on Wayne Coyne’s 13 Favorite Albums
They are kind of boring. It's just been novelty so far.
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June 12, 2011 on Kathleen Hanna Talks Odd Future
Everyone writing things off as "entertainment," regardless of how things are intended they have an affect on what the public does and thinks. Not saying that Tyler's fan's aren't smart enough to understand he might be joking and just having fun, but as T&S's essay shows, some people take him seriously. I sort of agree with T&S (and his response isn't funny despite it being totally in character), but on the flip side Tyler calls himself a "faggot" on a couple OF tracks, so there you go I guess.
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May 17, 2011 on Tyler, The Creator Responds To Tegan & Sara
Wow, this list is just really stupid. Sex Pistols?
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February 7, 2011 on NME’s 50 Druggiest Albums Ever
Whoa, Bardo Pond. That's accurate but out of nowhere in comparison to the other albums. They're soarly lacking in metal.
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February 7, 2011 on NME’s 50 Druggiest Albums Ever
Yup, lol indeed.
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January 21, 2011 on Wolves Decline To Eat Creed Fan
Prince Rama was on my personal top 10. That record was super overlooked.
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January 19, 2011 on The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010
Thanks for writing this. I've had a lot of the same thoughts since it dropped. It's definitely a great record. But the critical element got super out of hand I thought. Your point of non-hip-hop listeners gravitating to it, is def an important one. In the end I felt like without Kanye's public persona/twitter account/drama antics, this would be a great little hip-hop effort. But with a well produced album and one of the most publicly accessible personas, it's suddenly a masterpiece of confessional music. I wouldn't go as far as saying the record is soulless, but Runaway, for example, is a pretty emotionally manipulative song. It's shallow contemplations laid over a dramatic production. I think the bottom line, is MBDTF isn't going to change the game, despite the 10.0s and A+s, etc. And there are much more interesting and uniquely personified "confessional" hip-hop records out there: Mobb Deep's The Infamous, Cannibal Ox's The Cold Vein, etc.
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January 10, 2011 on Double Take: Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy