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Easily one of my favorite albums ever. I remember hearing Chicago for the first time when I was 10, discovering this Suffjohn guy for myself. Probably the first time I really hooked onto any kind of music that wasn't passed down from my mom or my brother. I didn't discover the whole album until about 2008 (back then I didn't get what albums were...stupid young me), and when I did, I loved it. As I've gotten older, Illinois has stuck with me. I remember listening to "Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois" as I was taking off on my first flight ever my freshman year in high school (needless to say, that song is even more perfect when staring out the window looking at beautiful clouds). I remember listening to this album to help me get around my grandmother's death. I remember this album becoming the soundtrack to many road trips. It's a perfect album that, really, inspired who I am today.
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July 3, 2015 on Illinois Turns 10
The diary-like description is pretty accurate, especially given all the anecdotal lyrics in the song. It's an album with a far more intimate scope than the sprawl that Sufjan has done with his last few formal albums (including Illinois, the most sprawling of them all). I actually really enjoyed this tour. I wish he mixed in some older stuff, but I thought the light show worked brilliantly. It was kind of cathartic, in a way that "Blue Bucket of Blood" ends Carrie and Lowell on a powerful moment of catharsis.
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July 3, 2015 on Illinois Turns 10
That Kendrick video is bone-chilling, everything about it is perfect. Also, Titus Andronicus is going to drop AOTY in a year that already has like 5 albums narrowly competing for that title.
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July 3, 2015 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
1. Jamie xx feat. Young Thug & Popcaan- I Know There's Gonna Be (Good times) 2. Kendrick Lamar- Momma 3. Sufjan Stevens- Should Have Known Better 4. Kendrick Lamar- Hood Politics 5. Titus Andronicus- Dimed Out 6. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment- Sunday Candy 7. Sufjan Stevens- Fourth of July 8. Father John Misty- Chateau Lobby #4 9. Courtney Barnett- Depreston 10. Torres- Sprinter honorable mentions- Donnie Trumpet's Familiar, Destroyer's Dream Lover, Alabama Shakes' Don't Wanna Fight No More, NAH's a man that says no, Jamie xx's Loud Places, Future Islands' The Chase, everything Fetty Wap has done this year.
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June 20, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Sunday Candy makes me so damn happy. I'd say most of Surf is good "Make me not miserable" music
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June 12, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Danny Brown ethering Taylor Swift would probably be the funniest thing in the world.
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June 8, 2015 on Katy Perry Readies “Bad Blood” Response Track “1984”?
Never thought I'd be psyched for the new T-Pain album...but here we are.
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June 7, 2015 on T-Pain – “Make That Shit Work” (Feat. Juicy J)
Just popping in to briefly note that the Colin Stetson/Sarah Neufeld album is incredible. Those two gel incredibly well.
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April 28, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Mew +-
I will second Tom's praise of Sylvan Esso live. I have yet to see them at an outdoor festival (I will be seeing them twice this summer), but they bring the energy. They're a ton of fun live.
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April 11, 2015 on Angus Young’s Hydraulic Lift
There's a Killer Mike shout out on "Hood Politics" This album, man
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March 16, 2015 on Surprise! Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Is Out Now
DAMN so much FlyLo, so much Thundercat, so much goodness
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March 16, 2015 on Surprise! Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Is Out Now
I CAN'T SEE MY PROFILE PICTURE! I CAN'T SEE MY PROFILE PICTURE! But no biggie. I really like the redesign. The home page is no longer awful, and I appreciate that. Plus, I hope it will be easier to find new tracks, especially considering how awesome a lot of the more obscure stuff you guys post is. I also really like the big font, because I'm a 19 year old with the vision of a sad 84 year old.
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February 22, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments + Redesign FAQ
Even Sisyphus was pretty entertaining--and its faults had very little to do with Sufjan himself.
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February 16, 2015 on Sufjan Stevens – “No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross”
His voice during the chorus just soars. He's incredible.
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February 14, 2015 on Father John Misty – “Heart-Shaped Box” (Nirvana Cover)
Wow I am not feeling this at all. I can get behind his other recent tracks...but what's going on here? Why use Vic Mensa? How is Sia's half-hearted singing the highlight? This is stressing me out way more than it should...
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February 13, 2015 on Kanye West – “Wolves” (Feat. Vic Mensa & Sia)
I think FourFiveSeconds is a great Rihanna song. It is a "just fine" Kanye song.
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February 13, 2015 on Kanye West – “Wolves” (Feat. Vic Mensa & Sia)
All these random releases are really throwing off my sleep schedule lately
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February 13, 2015 on Drake Drops Surprise Mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
This was not supposed to be a reply...and it was supposed to be an image. But either way...new Chromatics!
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February 12, 2015 on Chromatics – “Just Like You”
FINALLY! rymimg.com/lk/o/u/89ed04ac43a22bdce51ca71c62864f49/4316598.jpg
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February 12, 2015 on Chromatics – “Just Like You”