Comments from grae

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.

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.

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February 2, 2013 on Watch Tegan & Sara Play Kimmel

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.

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January 15, 2013 on Tegan & Sara – “I Was A Fool”

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.

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August 8, 2012 on The xx – “Chained”

Well, aren’t you a badass!

And by “badass,” I mean troll.

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April 23, 2012 on Lana Del Rey – “Carmen” Video

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.

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March 31, 2012 on Regina Spektor – “All The Rowboats” Video

Not with that attitude, one doesn’t.

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March 27, 2012 on Sigur Rós – “Ekki Múkk”

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

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March 27, 2012 on Sigur Rós – “Ekki Múkk”

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

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February 10, 2012 on Watch Lana Del Rey Perform At Amoeba Records

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.

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February 7, 2012 on Bon Iver Declines Grammy Performance, Collaborates With Alicia Keys

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.

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December 4, 2011 on Nicki Minaj – “Roman In Moscow”

You’re jumping to conclusions. All he said was that he didn’t like Drake’s contribution, which is a completely legitimate opinion to have. He didn’t say “fuck mainstream artists like Drake; they ruin otherwise good music.”

Don’t pick fights.

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August 24, 2011 on Download The Weeknd Thursday Mixtape

Real bad. Real, real bad. They couldn’t even bother coming up with more lyrics than “I’m a goner?” It’s in almost every single line of the damned thing. Talk about overselling. Was sick of it before I got halfway through it.

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August 20, 2011 on Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy, & Andrew W.K. – “I’m A Goner”

I don’t know what either of you are smoking. I just finished listening to the song and I can hardly remember what it sounds like. That riff is super forgettable, and the song as a whole seems to be one of the most banal, meaningless songs they’ve written yet.

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August 4, 2011 on Coldplay Do “Charlie Brown” And “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” On Kimmel

Your penis must look much more like an elephant trunk than mine does.

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July 22, 2011 on M83 – “Midnight City”

Song makes me want album now.


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July 20, 2011 on M83 – “Midnight City”

Seriously, Smother has been making a run for my AOTY since it leaked, and it’s hardly slowed down since. That album is too good.

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June 23, 2011 on Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far

Surprised they let them play for 5 whole minutes.

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June 23, 2011 on Bon Iver Returns To Fallon With “Holocene”

You should get a physical award for this comment. Perfect.

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June 18, 2011 on Bon Iver – “Calgary” Video

In all seriousness, dropping down in the middle of that highway intersection was a huge dick move. People have places to be….

Otherwise, fun video.

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June 18, 2011 on Matt & Kim – “Block After Block” Video