Dude, what the hell?
The Dirty South is my personal favorite. Could never imagine ranking Decoration Day in the top 5, let alone as number 1.
Depressingly middle of the road and uninteresting, doesn’t even feel like Jay is trying anymore.
“Billboard reports that the Recording Industry Association of America has changed its rules. Now, an album no longer has to sell 500,000 or a million copies, respectively, to go gold or platinum, and those certifications, which once had to go out at least 30 days after an album’s release, can now be awarded immediately.”
Okay see the way you have phrased this make it seem like it’s worse than it is. Jay-Z didn’t make anyone change any rules here and the rules that were changed won’t really have that much of a music sales anyway (with the exception of in this particular case). Going Platinum has never meant selling 1 million copies to consumers, it only measured copies sent to retailers. So both before and after this rule change, Jay-Z would have technically already sold 1 million copies of his album to a retailer (in this case, Samsung) before the album’s release.
Literally all that has changed is the 30 day classification (which was put in place to account for returns, something completely irrelevant for digital sales). Since they have deemed that 30 day waiting period irrelevant, Jay-Z can now say he went platinum the day his album came out instead of having to wait a month. Make sense? It really effectively changes nothing..
All great songs but if I have to pick one I will definitely associate with the summer time specifically, it’s Blurred Lines.
Grimy as fuck, gross as hell, hardest album of the year, craziest album of the year, catchiest album of the year. Brilliant.
Well that was mildly amusing.
This album is fun but I’m not really getting much out of it to be honest. Feels really self indulgent, much like the new Timberlake record. Still, there is some grooves to be gained here and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Also it’s catchy as all fuck.
As someone in their mid-twenties who still has access to his parent’s bank account, this album is both comforting and a wake-up call.
This shit slaps.
I’m having trouble easing into this whole “Mac Miller is sort of good” mentality but I think I’ll make it there one day. Slowly but surely.
Listening to this album felt like watching an episode of Loiter Squad. I feel like in order to enjoy it I have to be an obsessive high school kid who has the time to keep up with all the social media in jokes and references that define the weakest material out of the Odd Future camp. I can’t keep up anymore and now Tyler is so deep in his own world and fanbase, I feel like I can’t get through to what I used to like about him.
they changed the cover, the one in the post is not the final
Best if listened to when: sad, drunk, alone.
What a joyful piece of music.
Stereogum’s weird allegiance to Morrissey makes me uncomfortable.
Very very impressed by this.
Album of the year so far.
we see you porky
This shit made me smile. Let’s hope the album actually comes out this time.
Schmaltzy and honest at the same time. With a dope beat too. Good song.