Luke Malone

Comments from Luke Malone

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMWRCfwdCDY
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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
So had Pharrell and Robin Thicke only noticed afterward that their song sounded like 'Got To Give It Up', rather than been inspired by it up front and admitted as much, there'd have been no lawsuit? This is such garbage.
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March 18, 2015 on Read An Open Letter From Marvin Gaye’s Children On The “Blurred Lines” Lawsuit
Jeez, if your biggest concern when writing your memoir was hitting a certain word count, I'm probably not gonna read it.
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March 12, 2015 on Watch Carrie Brownstein Interview Kim Gordon On Her Memoir Girl In A Band
Yeah, poor Carrie was really struggling to keep that afloat. It's too bad, because she seems like a good interviewer. The whole too cool for school vibe that Kim's got going on is super off-putting, especially coming from a person in her 60s. Seems like she really could have put more thought into her answers (maybe even beforehand, as it's not like she couldn't have anticipated a lot of those questions!). Very disappointing.
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March 12, 2015 on Watch Carrie Brownstein Interview Kim Gordon On Her Memoir Girl In A Band
I guess I phrased that in such a way that it disappeared - REDACTEDed!
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March 12, 2015 on Daughn Gibson – “Shatter You Through” (Stereogum Premiere)
Me Moan was great and totally got ed. Which was a shame, because I felt like that really killed Gibson's momentum. This is a promising start to the next album!
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March 12, 2015 on Daughn Gibson – “Shatter You Through” (Stereogum Premiere)
I'm excited about the "lost" Zombies album. Other than that it's like Oooooh, a D'Angelo 7"! Featuring two songs I already own. Twice.
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March 10, 2015 on Record Store Day Announces 2015 Release List