Luke Malone

Comments from Luke Malone

Somehow QOTSA are in the toilet and Calvin Harris is my most anticipated album of the year. What strange times we're living in.
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June 16, 2017 on Calvin Harris – “Feels” (Feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, & Big Sean)
"...I could tell that he was disappointed in my level of access and what that said about me and how I’ve progressed so far in my career." I almost spit out my coffee. I like a lot of the writing on this site, and this was one of the most enjoyable pieces I've read here.
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June 9, 2017 on A Somewhat Surprising Morning At The Chainsmokers’ Pop-Up Shop
Oooohhhhh I feel woozy with excitement!
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May 9, 2017 on Calvin Harris Announces New Album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
I'm not even a fan and I know that she released Wind-Up Canary under her own name.
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April 28, 2017 on Casey Dienel – “Thrasher”
Holy. That was kinda unexpectedly great!
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April 19, 2017 on Blondie – “Long Time” Video
I Want You is by far my favourite Marvin Gaye album, and it exists because of Leon Ware. He was still doing good stuff, too, check out his recent single with Quadron. RIP to a soul legend, indeed.
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February 24, 2017 on R.I.P. Leon Ware
What's My Name? And thank you for warning us to check the "other" inbox...I once won the Blur box and didn't know to check that and ended up with no Blur box.
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December 19, 2016 on Win Rihanna’s Limited Edition 15LP Vinyl Box Set
I love it! Versace On the Floor = Shake You Down! Straight Up and Down = Baby I'm Yours! Finesse = Poison! I am so here for this!
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November 18, 2016 on Stream Bruno Mars 24K Magic
For years, Bruno Mars was the most frustrating pop star, so obviously talented yet churning out such dreck. And now, finally, that's all gloriously changed. MY BODY IS READY.
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November 4, 2016 on Bruno Mars – “Versace On The Floor”
These would slot next to each other nicely on the radio, but boy, that's it as far as I can hear.
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October 29, 2016 on ’80s Funk Band Collage Sues Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Over “Uptown Funk!”
Aaaaaahhh I love the instrumental but OH GOD he is SO ANNOYING. Still love Partie Traumatic, though.
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October 17, 2016 on Black Kids – “Obligatory Drugs” Video
Was thinking Curtis Mayfield, but you're right - The Coldest Days of My Life.
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May 17, 2016 on Sampha – “Timmy’s Prayer”
I guess this is better than It Means I Love You, but I'm officially worried about the album.
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March 24, 2016 on Jessy Lanza – “VV Violence”
Ha! That was awesome.
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March 1, 2016 on M83 – “Do It, Try It”
There is no greater pop album than Pink Tape.
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February 26, 2016 on The Chainsmokers Don’t Suck Anymore, I Promise
Speaking of CRJ b-sides, if you're a fan, you should check out 'When I'm Alone' by k-pop group f(x). It's one of the tunes that was left off Emotion, and it's great.
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February 26, 2016 on The Chainsmokers Don’t Suck Anymore, I Promise
Joke's on them, that's like $3.50 American.
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February 14, 2016 on Stream Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo … Finally!
She's released a real string of crap lately, but this is great!
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February 12, 2016 on Gwen Stefani – “Make Me Like You”
I only wish it was longer! Digging this and looking forward to the album.
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February 3, 2016 on Cavern Of Anti-Matter – “Liquid Gate” (Feat. Bradford Cox) Video
It debuted this week on the Hot 100 wahoooooooo!
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December 17, 2015 on The 50 Best Pop Songs Of 2015
I love the 1975's first album, but based on these new singles, this one's got sophomore slump written all over it. It's like they're struggling just to fill the space before the weak chorus.
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December 11, 2015 on The 1975 – “UGH”
I didn't think I liked Natalie Prass' album that much, but I'm gonna have to revisit it, cuz this Side By Side ep is really the bee's knees.
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November 20, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Almost none of the tracks that you single out as good are on the standard edition, so...I guess the Bieber album is shit?
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November 12, 2015 on Chris Stapleton’s Traveller Shoots To #1 After CMAs Domination
These two are just as good together as they are separately, love it! This pairing makes sense; Jessie covered Bobby's 'What You Won't Do for Love' a few years ago. Both versions are well worth checking out.
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October 14, 2015 on Cool Uncle – “Break Away” (Feat. Jessie Ware)
Wow, what a crushingly disappointing write-up of a wonderful album. The whole “political obligations” thread running through this album’s commentary is just too much. I feel like people are pinning their hopes on one near-novelty track that more invested Kacey fans don’t even particularly like. And ‘Follow Your Arrow’ was track 11 on Same Trailer, Different Park! It’s not exactly her manifesto, her label just wanted it to be. But ‘Follow Your Arrow’ is boring. Its platitudes stick out a bit in country music, sure, but they’re platitudes nonetheless. Country music is built on personal expression, relatable details, and strong songwriting, and Pageant Material is so rich in all of these. Another thing this album has is country instrumentation. For most people buying this record, that fiddle sound is lot more important, and in the current country climate, subversive, than cutesy platitudes about weed or homosexuality. As a gay man, what I want from Kacey is her unique songwriting perspective and traditional instrumental touch, not her politics. And I don’t see how the title track throws other women under the bus; the song is careful to praise women who can smile when they’re not feeling it. Likewise, to say that ‘Good Ol’ Boys Club’ is a jab at Taylor Swift is a stretch. It’s just as likely a jab at pop-pushing, meddling label head Scott Borchetta. Sigh. Tl;dr. But I think for fans of country music, this album is thoughtfully, traditionally arranged and displays wide-ranging but relatable sentiments. I’m finding that those who foist their unrealistic expectations and over-analysis onto Kacey Musgraves are tepid on this record, while those who just want great country music are perfectly satisfied.
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June 26, 2015 on The Week In Pop: Instead Of Going Big, Kacey Musgraves Goes Home
This is like Purity Ring covering 'Paper Planes' and makes me both excited and kind of nauseous all at once.
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May 22, 2015 on Sam Bruno – “Search Party”
So far, this is one of those albums where the whole is more than the sum of its parts. I thought the single choices were pretty wonky and unencouraging, but those songs slot nicely onto the album. And boy, some of the tunes they held back, like 'Thought I Was a Spaceman' and in particular 'Ghost Ship', are just fantastic. Not sure if Blur being my favourite band makes me more critical or more forgiving than most, but whatever, I'm loving this.
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April 21, 2015 on Stream Blur The Magic Whip