Jeremy Morton

Comments from Jeremy Morton

Glass Candy, Todd Edwards, and Panda Bear
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December 23, 2013 on The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014
Unsurprisingly great. You know you can buy and download this right now, yeah? http://www.hyperdub.net/releases/view/258/HDB080
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December 11, 2013 on Stream Burial Rival Dealer
AOTW is James Holden - The Inheritors. But Soft Will is really good.
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June 26, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Smith Westerns Soft Will
I apologize...should've read the whole thing.
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June 21, 2013 on Stream Darkside’s Remix Of Random Access Memories
SZA, Secret Circuit, Fol Chen, Blue Hawaii, and Quadron. And maybe Rainbow Arabia.
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June 6, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
Spoke too soon...out digitally today, it appears. Amazon and Insound list CD as next week and vinyl 6/25.
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June 4, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Disclosure Settle
Not in the U.S. until next Tuesday.
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June 4, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Disclosure Settle
I really enjoy reading music criticism, which is partly why I follow Stereogum and a dozen or so other blogs. However, the James Blake backlash and the likely widespread backtracking are an example of some writers (not Miles) and consumers getting caught up in swirls of popular opinion which don't stem from or result in critical thinking. Hearing, personally evaluating, and being affected by music before reading others' opinions can be a great thing, and it's easy to get away from doing so with any regularity these days. I enjoyed listening to Digital Lion before reading people's reactions to it, and my level of excitement for Overgrown has been appropriately adjusted... (SPOILER: upward)
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March 7, 2013 on James Blake – “Digital Lion” (Feat. Brian Eno)
Anyone can play guitar...
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February 22, 2013 on Pablo Honey Turns 20
I disagree. For me, the first three songs work well with the rest of the album and are really strong on their own. Only Tomorrow is especially phenomenal—really catchy and at once hypnotic and invigorating—and my favorite album track at present. It's probably too early to call m b v classic, but if so, it's definitely too early to say it's not classic. All I know is that the first several listens have been highly pleasing, and I'm eager to hear it again the moment it's finished.
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February 4, 2013 on Download My Bloody Valentine m b v
In summary: -Wow. -This album is wholly fantastic; not one track disappoints. -It fits in really well with the rest of their discography but also feels like a progression. I think it'll make a good entry point for new MBV listeners, but it's great to experience it as a new work after thoroughly digesting Isn't Anything, Loveless, and the EPs years ago. -Kevin Shield's creative trajectory is significantly different than Axl Rose's.
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February 3, 2013 on Download My Bloody Valentine m b v
Giorgio Moroder's facebook post is promising... https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/484774_415627941848820_1409904472_n.jpg
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January 28, 2013 on Daft Punk Sign To Columbia, Prep LP For May
Wow--I never thought I'd see the day. Great news! Now if Slowdive would reunite...
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December 26, 2012 on My Bloody Valentine Finish Mastering New Album
Thanks for catching my mistake. Need to drink coffee before putting my fingers near a keyboard.
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December 18, 2012 on Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks Of 2012
Cheers. I hear what you're saying, too. And fwiw, Pitchfork is easily the blog most worthy of blame for forcing Grimes down the throats of the unwilling.
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December 18, 2012 on Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks Of 2012
I understand how the incessant press coverage of Grimes and/or elements of her personality may be off-putting to some, but I can't help but feel that most of the people who talk trash about her have never even heard her newest album. Visions really is one of the best albums of 2012, and no abundance of blogger obsession or corresponding backlash can change this. I'm not talking about you specifically, Naqiy, this is just a general observation. Regarding Pitchfork's list: I was happy to see the best track (Flutes) off of Hot Chip's album in the top 20, despite the fact that it wasn't released as a single. (Also, Resident Advisor did the same thing with John Talabot's So Will Be Now...)
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December 18, 2012 on Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks Of 2012
I hear you—his talent seems to be taken for granted for the purposes of year-end lists recently, but both Street Halo and Kindred are too short to be considered a LP, so I can understand some critics overlooking these. But when there is a separate list for EPs, I don't get it. Although the EPs listed above are indeed good or great (but I haven't heard the Dum Dum Girls one), I doubt that the Stereogum staff consensus is that they're each/all better than Kindred. But I could be wrong.
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December 6, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
Except: • Burial made a top 10 album (or the number 1 EP) • Hot Chip > Sleigh Bells and Taylor Swift • Chromatics, Grimes, Talabot > Fiona, Frank, et al.
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December 5, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
Agreed. FWIW, it is #4 on Gorilla vs. Bear's list (which is easily the best list I've seen).
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December 3, 2012 on Spin’s 50 Best Albums Of 2012
Some glaring oversights (e.g., Grimes, Chromatics, Chairlift), but the fact that Daphni, Traxman, Thee Oh Sees, and Animal Collective are all on Spin's list made me smile. And Rashad at #5.
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December 3, 2012 on Spin’s 50 Best Albums Of 2012
Forgot Chromatics, Chairlift, Shackleton, Micachu, AnCo, iamamiwhoami, Vessel, et al.
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November 28, 2012 on NME’s 50 Best Albums Of 2012
December tour announcement imminent?
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October 2, 2012 on Sufjan Stevens – “Christmas Unicorn”
Also, I find it hard to fathom that anyone who's listened to all of their stuff would put Here Comes Your Man in the top 10, but maybe that's just me.
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September 21, 2012 on The 10 Best Pixies Songs
Great to see Tame and Velouria on here, but River Euphrates, Alec Eiffel, and Caribou are notably absent. Like others have said, though, picking 10 is only scratching the surface...so many good Pixies tracks.
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September 21, 2012 on The 10 Best Pixies Songs