James Holvenstot

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james blake << in a few decades.
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December 6, 2011 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
nah production is where it's at. im sure going to a dylan,beatles,stones, show was great and all but with all the rock mythology you rarely hear how you couldnt hear anything cause of all the girls screaming,the crappy primtive PA or that they only played for 25 minutes. Ultimately in 50 years people are going to love the beatles because of thier studio recordings. It should be noted that while alot of groups are great live they never capture that in the studio(MC5,kiss,fred neil),. in a studio recording all the tiny flaws in ones playing become apparent which otherwise would be ignored due to the visceral nature of live performance. there will allways be luddites like the folkies who bashed dylan for playing his OWN material on (gasp!) phony electric instruments. To quote duke ellington " if it sounds good it is good"and to create a heirarchy which devalues such based on arbitrary judgments of authenticity seems a self serving endorsement of mediocrity.
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December 6, 2011 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
there is no moral center in pop music. artistic integrity is a middle class privilige anyway.
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December 6, 2011 on The Avalanches Attack Bon Iver On Twitter
yeah but he doesnt have anything to do with the production. who is doing it for peso btw?
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November 14, 2011 on Mixtape Of The Week: ASAP Rocky LIVELOVEA$AP
i hope i can be one of her mistakes
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November 1, 2011 on Ben Gibbard & Zooey Deschanel Separate :(
damn divorce really fucks up things for the kid if its before they leave for college.
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October 15, 2011 on Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon Separate
i cant stand his post mod songwriter bullshit. he's a producer. no shame in being a producer.
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August 10, 2011 on Diplo Disses Washed Out, Joins No Doubt
I just find it strange that a supposed fan of The Strokes would endorse a web site that refered to Julian Casablancas as a 3rd rate Lou Reed.
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July 29, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
I'm sure your steve winwood cover will make you the next big canadian thing. However, you better learn to be pretty unoffensive fast. For a variety of arbitrary reasons they wont hesitate to question your authenticity to undermine your actual music. I find it hilarious that people have forgotten all the shit pitchfork gave the strokes( for being handsome, for being rich,for having an image, having influences) only to a few years later suggest that the blatant musical appropriation and calculated classist image of vampire week were totally "punk rock" and iconoclast. I wouldnt worry though. You obviously know how to kiss the right asses.
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July 29, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
+because thats the only way i can explain all the shit that comes out your mouth whenever someone has a different opinion than you : p
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July 29, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
then why aren't you famous ?
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July 28, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
nah i think i'll just take a nother dump in your mouth. nice wall of text btw.
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July 28, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
see those 3 braun cruser adds? you know they get paid for that right?
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July 28, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
to say its "free" and noone is being forced to watchn detracts from the massive commercial and critical influence that websites like stereogum and pitchfork have over the music scene. Thats why so many musicians resent them.
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July 28, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
how many accounts do you have to get that many +'s?
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July 27, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
I dont have to be involved emotionally in the tribute to critisize it. Whatever counter culture delusions you may have, if they can get a famous and critically acclaimed band like PB&J it stands to reason that they could get more relavent and enthusiatic musicians than Frankie Rose. That they failed in this only reflects poorly on Stereogum. Stereogum knows the significance demographic of failed musicians that get thier rocks off making snarky comments to satiate their deficient egos. I assume they are willing to brave my critique if it means they get to have your gems : )
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July 27, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
haha you sound like some bitter small time musician. Maybe if you spent less time taking potshots on the internet and more time learning how to write a tune, youd feel differently. However, if my crowning musical achievement was playing a 15 minute free jazz interpretation of "jessie's girl" on a senior pleasure cruise, I would be insecure aswell! ; p
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July 27, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
I hate to break it to you but PB&J are waaaaay bigger (massive crossover hit,sampled by kanye) than deerhunter.Even Real Estate is where deerhunter was just a few years ago. If asking Bradford Cox to make one of the 10 demos he shits out daily a Strokes cover is too much to ask I'm sorry.
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July 27, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
its ok she probably doesnt remember past five minutes ago.
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July 27, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
they should have had more high profile people. tons of people mentioned the strokes in the pfork decade end write up they did. bradford cox,waaves,pheonix etc oh well ; p
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July 27, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It