Michael Bell

Comments from Michael Bell

Well I'm an American and I don't agree one bit.
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November 17, 2016 on Stream Bruno Mars 24K Magic
Did anyone else love them, or was it just I, alone?
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November 17, 2016 on Live Reunite With Ed Kowalczyk
Delete that "a lot of crowds would have booed" garbage.
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November 15, 2016 on Morrissey Cancels Boulder Show After Keyboardist Collapses Backstage
In this instance, I think Solange misread her surroundings. Kraftwerk tour as a high-art exhibit, not a dance act. The venue in New Orleans (seats should be a clue) is where you go to see the symphony, classically-trained Society of Performing Arts-type shows. I don't think race is the factor here, just a misunderstanding of the event's decorum.
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September 11, 2016 on Solange Shares Essay About “Being A Minority In Predominantly White Spaces” After Harassment At Kraftwerk Concert
As someone who's new to this performer, can anyone tell me what's powerful about this performance? Is it because he had an ending? I don't feel like I experienced "a moment," and so I'm curious what the author is talking about.
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August 24, 2016 on Watch Blood Orange’s Expressive, Powerful Conan Performance
Yeah yeah https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s320x320/e35/12519116_814311105340718_49601594_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTIyNDc4ODMyNDA5MjE1NTYwMg%3D%3D.2
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August 10, 2016 on Die Antwoord Say Suicide Squad Ripped Off Their Look
Another entry in Stereogum's "it's stupid...but good...but bad...but I like it...but unnecessary...but entertaining...but terrible..." attempts to serve multiple masters. Like something or don't, just have some integrity in your conviction, jeez.
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August 5, 2016 on Skrillex & Rick Ross – “Purple Lamborghini” Video (Feat. Jared Leto)
OMG 95º AND 97º HOW DID THEY SURVIVE?!!! Pretty sure those laptops don't melt at literally every music festival held in the south, Texas, southwest...
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July 30, 2016 on Countdown To Extinction: An Update From The Front Lines Of The Festival Wars
Oh man, I glad somebody at Stereogum was able to really think it through and generate some positive coverage of LCD Soundsystem.
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June 8, 2016 on Be With Your Friends Again: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The LCD Soundsystem Reunion
I guess it's worth mentioning Morrissey on The Tonight Show, w/ Bill Cosby as host. Cos peppered his monolog w/ Moz' name every few sentences bc the crowd was full of screaming worshippers. He did 'Sing Your Life' and 'There's A Place In Hell For Me and My Friends.' Also The Lemonheads on Conan singing 'Big Gay Heart,' Dando sings "I don't need you to duck my sick to make me feel good about myself." It was a moment fraught with tension.
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May 20, 2016 on “These Guys Rocked The House”: 10 Surreal Moments When ’90s Rock Met Mainstream TV
Yep, major label bands were on tv then as now, and those of us who were alive remember it. Cool story bro.
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May 20, 2016 on “These Guys Rocked The House”: 10 Surreal Moments When ’90s Rock Met Mainstream TV
I worked in a suburban mall record store during that time. There's no mystery, and I am quite sure, that this record was popular because of Enigma. The 3 years between 'Sadeness pt. 1' and this record is basically the amount of time it took for our parents to discover the song. Case closed.
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May 18, 2016 on Per Chants To Dream: How Evensong Almost Conquered The Charts
" And since Frank’s widow Gail Zappa, who controlled the trust, died last year. And Dweezil tells The New York Times that his brother Ahmet Zappa has now denied him the use of the Zappa Plays Zappa name, and he also won’t let him sell any merchandise with Frank’s image." Was this article dictated by a teenage girl?
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May 6, 2016 on Zappa Family Feud Spills Onto Social Media
I don't understand what this has to do with Drake.
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May 2, 2016 on Billy Corgan Talks D’arcy Wretzky In Smashing Pumpkins Tour Postmortem Essay
Update: STP just tweeted that this rumor is false.
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May 2, 2016 on Creed’s Scott Stapp Hints That He’s Stone Temple Pilots’ New Frontman
This is the result of the Blurred Lines lawsuit.
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April 24, 2016 on Boots Explains Animal Collective Credit On Beyoncé’s “6 Inch”
Why is Stereogum calling this out as bad after SXSW has corrected and apologized for it?
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March 13, 2016 on SXSW Apologizes For Making Attendee Remove Hijab
"We're really sorry about that half-assed promotion we gave Cee-Lo just the other day, but don't worry, we'll make up for it. Please don't be mad at us."
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March 11, 2016 on I Remember When I Lost My Mind: “Crazy” 10 Years Later
Indie-ish media is obsessed with Top40 bruh! Get on board!! But like, pretend you're kinda not on board. That's how you get clicks yo.
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March 10, 2016 on We’re Going To Have To Live With Meghan Trainor Forever, Aren’t We?
The fact that you initially approached speaking on gay anthems and the lesbian community with the utmost respect by seeking the approval of gay Stereogum commenters before making your post was very thoughtful. The post also may create discourse in a demographic that could otherwise easily ignore the issues the gay anthems movement is fighting against, forcing them to look inwardly to a certain degree and interact with problems that are not their own.
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February 26, 2016 on An Honest Attempt At A Fair Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Review
Frankly I don't care about the secondary market. Scalpers have a right to sell the tickets they get, as much as that might suck at times. What I think is wrong is: 1. the broker owning the secondary outlet 2. the venue/artist/management reserving tickets specifically for the secondary market 3. using bots to buy tickets I do believe Congress could do something about 1-3.
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January 28, 2016 on NY Attorney General’s Report Confirms Online Ticketing Is Bullshit
Looks more like a Dirty Projectors cover amirite
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January 28, 2016 on Rihanna’s ANTI Is Out, And It’s Got A Tame Impala Cover