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 +1Posted on Feb 2nd, 2013 | re: Watch Tegan & Sara Play Kimmel (9 comments)

It’s a technical problem (or a very poor instrumentation choice). The chorus in particular is lacking a lot. It’s nothing but drum and bass, and that makes the song feel noticeably emptier. Compare this to their performance on Letterman a couple months back and you can hear a clear difference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEC79yI9EHg

Although Tegan’s vocals definitely aren’t great here either. She’s always been a more emotive, messier singer, which the polished pop songs they want to perform now just don’t allow for. Sara’s always been more precise about that kind of thing, especially in recent years. I’m sure she doesn’t want to bully Tegan around too much, but sometime soon, she should really probably sit her down and tell her she needs to try harder to actually hit notes on purpose.

And that may sound mean, but it’s the price you pay when you shoot for this kind of exposure. When you ask for this much attention and start to actually receive it, you’ve got to be ready to show everyone your best effort. I want T+S to take over the world this year, but they aren’t going to do it with sloppy TV performances like this.

 +3Posted on Jan 15th, 2013 | re: Tegan & Sara - "I Was A Fool" (14 comments)

It’s pretty silly that you’re basically dismissing any T&S fans who like the direction in which they’re moving as “fans who worship them and will accept whatever they release as being great.” Is it so unfathomable that some (even many) fans of the band could actually be hungry for something new, just as the band clearly is? And that they could think that the Quins are actually successfully pulling off the transition?

If you’re not into it, that’s cool. But some of us legitimately are. It would be neat if people would just accept that it’s actually possible to continue loving a band even when the band changes its sound. It get annoying to see this sentiment so often.

In related news, I love this song.

 +1Posted on Aug 8th, 2012 | re: The xx - "Chained" (42 comments)

Definitely not feeling this one as much as Angels (which I fucking love; beats or matches most of the tracks on xx, imo). At least right now.

But I gotta disagree with the people saying it sounds like every other song from this band. This one has way more spring in its step than anything on the first album. Wouldn’t have gelled with the flow of that one at all.

 -1Posted on Apr 23rd, 2012 | re: Lana Del Rey - "Carmen" Video (14 comments)

Well, aren’t you a badass!

And by “badass,” I mean troll.

 0Posted on Mar 31st, 2012 | re: Regina Spektor - "All The Rowboats" Video (8 comments)

She looks exactly like she always has. Except her hair looks a little more Tresemmé than it usually does.

It is indeed a very good new single.

 +1Posted on Mar 27th, 2012 | re: Sigur Rós - "Ekki Múkk" (77 comments)

Not with that attitude, one doesn’t.

 -5Posted on Mar 27th, 2012 | re: Sigur Rós - "Ekki Múkk" (77 comments)

Someone’s going for best comment of the week with that one.

 -1Posted on Feb 10th, 2012 | re: Watch Lana Del Rey Perform At Amoeba Records (57 comments)

“That she-he from La Roux?” Well, aren’t you lovely.

 0Posted on Feb 7th, 2012 | re: Bon Iver Declines Grammy Performance, Collaborates With Alicia Keys (29 comments)

He has the right to accept or decline whichever gigs he wants, but I’m definitely over his attitude about it.

You didn’t want to do what the Grammy people wanted you to do, so you didn’t do it. Cool. Leave it at that, man. We don’t need a lecture on what a total rebel that makes you.

 0Posted on Dec 4th, 2011 | re: Nicki Minaj - "Roman In Moscow" (12 comments)

I generally don’t mind Nicki, but I can’t hear a single redeemable quality to this song. Nothing about it works for me.

But “Roman in Moscow” is a great title for a thing to have. Song or otherwise.