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September 29, 2016 on Swet Shop Boys – “T5″ Video
@theyachtmaster In the Internet age, I would guess that it is thought to be a necessary step in getting the hype-train rolling for pre-order sales so that the artist/band has a better chance at obtaining a #1 album. MON's RTJ2 example is good but I'll throw another one out there. Do you know how many white people (no offense white people, I'm doing my best Chris Rock) pre-ordered Long. Live. A$AP when they read "1 Train - Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Joey Badass, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Big K.R.I.T."? No one knows the answer to that question but I'm sure it helped in some way on that album's path to #1. Lady Gaga definitely doesn't need to release the tracklist to help album sales but I think by now it is standard operating procedure as with 99% of roll-outs for albums that don't magically appear either on the Internet or your iTunes by Bono (September 9th #NeverForget). TLDR: You jokingly nailed the gist of it in your post: it's basically capitalistic foreplay.
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September 24, 2016 on Lady Gaga Reveals Joanne Tracklist
Re: AOTW What did the Toms say to my southern heart? https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/400x300q90/924/c4cEBc.jpg It's not likely but if anyone needs me, I'll be listening to I Have a Dream in the shower taking a knee in solidarity with Kaepernick and Blochead thinking, "fuck the police, marry the people, kill the power," whilst crying, "woe is me," with an angel serenading: "Don’t trust the moonbeams. / Moonbeams are off the record. / Don’t count your heart beats. / Your heart won’t beat forever."
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September 23, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Just like I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Nick Cave and Warren Ellis did the soundtrack for Hell or High Water while watching the film, I had a similar experience last week with the French film, Dheepan. This time, though, the veil was lifted after the film. For his first feature-length film, Nicolas Jaar's composition work was beyond adequate. I HIGHLY recommend both Dheepan and the reason for me going to watch it, A Prophet, which I would guess is Jacques Audiard's most well known film.
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September 23, 2016 on Nicolas Jaar Announces New Album Sirens Out Next Week
I mean it sounds like the songwriting on Swing Lo Magellan with some of the sensibilities of the Getty Address and the (relatively) cleaner production started on Bitte Orca. You could probably take fragments of this songs and match it to the DNA of different songs and experiments across Longstreth's whole discography.
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September 22, 2016 on Dirty Projectors – “Keep Your Name” Video
@lazuli I get what you are saying but if a consumer buys the "Keep Your Name" single on vinyl, plays the vinyl on his/her record player at a faster speed, records the audio, and upload the audio to Youtube, would you have the same feelings about that person's actions? I highly doubt this is the case, but would your critique change if we found out later that Dave Longstreth released a slowed-down version as a misdirection from the actual album song? The sped-up version actually sounds like Dirty Projectors influenced by Timbaland more than what I previously said. The user who uploaded the sped-up version says that he/she loves the original song and did the manipulation "out of curiosity." No one but the person who uploaded that audio knows whether or not he/she purchased the digital single before speeding it up but that would probably be my only (minor) point of critique regarding the person's actions. All I know is that I can't wait to buy the album and see them play it live.
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September 22, 2016 on Dirty Projectors – “Keep Your Name” Video
Someone has already sped up the song on Youtube so that Longstreth's vocals are normal and everything else is hyper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzgxiG1kB8A It sounds like an amazing Dirty Projectors song influenced by Bjork, produced by James Blake and including a verse from alien-pitched Kendrick. We have two versions?
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September 22, 2016 on Dirty Projectors – “Keep Your Name” Video
Missy, Joni, Beethoven = I'm dead I love Lonstreth's mind so much. I will be very heartbroken, though, if this signals the end of Damber. Or is it Ambid? Either way, this is both fantastic and it hurts. Should I be worried if all of my favorite music this year is centered around depression, divorce, and death?
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September 22, 2016 on Dirty Projectors – “Keep Your Name” Video
This teaser got me stupid; I'm about to die.
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September 21, 2016 on Watch Another New Dirty Projectors Teaser
I'm probably going to go see Danny Brown, Zelooperz, and Maxo Kream at the end of October. Tom or anyone else, how do you feel about Zelooperz? I've been fascinated by him since he was introduced by Danny Brown as being a part of Bruiser Brigade. He released his first album, Bothic, earlier this year and its a nice level-up from his work a few years ago. His rapping is still a work-in-progress at times on the album, but given his age, beat selection, and tendency for experimentation with his voice and flow, I'm psyched about his potential. I think that if he was from Atlanta instead of Detroit, with his style intact, he would be huge right now.
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September 21, 2016 on Young M.A Is A Bully And A Boss
I mean it kind of sounds like Young M.A swag jacked Bobby Shmurda for the jumping point of her sound, but it's probably no biggie because they're both from Brooklyn and his career will have been on hold for close to a decade when he finally gets out of prison and (given the sample size) she is probably a better rapper than him. I was surprised that Shmurda wasn't mentioned at all but I think I get it now.
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September 21, 2016 on Young M.A Is A Bully And A Boss
If it was a parody of All My Children created by Aaron McGruder, All My Babies' Mamas would be a genius idea. As a reality TV show, though, I honesty can't wrap my head around any of it...like I'm going to be thinking about the cancelled show and everyone involved with it for the rest of the year, possibly the rest of my life.
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September 21, 2016 on R.I.P. Shawty Lo
Subtext: Kids, don't go on a drug bender in the desert by yourself...unelss you want to turn into tumbleweed and die alone. Say what you wanna say about her new music but when it comes to making public service announcements through artvideo, Lady Gaga is the reigning queen. Mocassin game is strong, indeed!
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September 21, 2016 on Lady Gaga – “Perfect Illusion” Video
Speaking of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis scoring movies, imagine my delight last week when I'm sitting through the opening credits for Hell or High Water and I see their names pop up on the big screen. I was already on board b/c the director, writer, and cast but seeing them credited with the music was a guarantee that I was in for an interesting (haha and probably depressing) heullva ride. Instead of five songs, I'm going to recommend five (non-documentary) films that Nick Cave and Warren Ellis helped score: 1. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Like its title, its a long film but it's also a damn masterpiece) 2. The Proposition (UNDERRATED film by John Hillcoat and Nick Cave, who wrote the marvelous screenplay) 3. Hell or High Water (One of the top films I've watched this year) 4. The Road (I'll watch any film involving Hillcoat, Cave, Ellis, Cormac McCarthy, Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Garrett Dillahunt or Michael Kenneth Williams and this includes all of them) 5. Lawless (Phenomenal cast including our boy, Shia LaBeouf, and another Hillcoat/Cave director/screenwriter paring)
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September 9, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Tom, I honestly thought that the reason for Atlanta being suspiciously absent from this week's SAH, and immediately receiving a separate post from Collin, was that you didn't like it. Knowing how much you dislike Donald Glover (at least in regards to his musical endeavors), I thought that he might have been the reason. Even though it shouldn't matter to anyone, my faith in you has been restored. In regards to Hiro Murai (who is my favorite music video of the last decade), I agree that he was the perfect person to direct the show. I wonder since the production worlds of television and movies appear to be overlapping more and more these days, if we could eventually see more music video directors make the transition to television? It's very interesting (but makes perfect sense) that three of the most visually iconic and creative filmmakers of the last three decades (David Fincher , Spike Jonze, and Michel Gondry) made the jump to feature-length films after successful careers in the music video industry. While I understand the risk of a studio hiring a director who, in their minds, is untested at longer narrative, I'm grateful that Donald Glover made the case for Murai to FX and others involved with the production. I also commend Glover and whoever else (Paul Simms maybe) helped convince FX to go with the all-black writer's room (including many Atlanta natives and novice television writers) necessary to navigate Atlanta's subject matter and tone. I really really want Atlanta to be a success because it's not only an inspired and risky project, but IMO, it appears so far that those "risks" have created a unique and fucking awesome show.
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September 9, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
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September 9, 2016 on Lady Gaga – “Perfect Illusion”
I'll take it that you haven't had the pleasure of watching Nymphomaniac? http://img3.goodfon.su/wallpaper/big/0/6c/nimfomanka-nymphomaniac-2013.jpg This guy fucks!
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September 7, 2016 on “I Don’t Love Missy Elliott Like I Wanna Get Two Missy Elliott Tattoos” Says Famous Weirdo Who Got Two Missy Elliott Tattoos On His Knees
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August 26, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Have you watched High-Rise yet? It's a bold British descent into madness (that probably pairs well with The Lobster). I had forgotten that Portishead's cover of "SOS" was recorded for that movie but it was deployed perfectly and it hit me like a sledgehammer two weekends ago. I didn't think to look at the time (movie made me crazy) but Geoff Barrow is doing score work for the next films by Ben Wheatley (High-Rise's director) and Alex Garland (Ex Machina's director (for which Barrow did the score)). We'll at least get new music by him this year and next year, and we might not be too far off from hearing new music from the full band. I wouldn't put it past 2016.
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August 26, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I'll listen and nag if you do the same for Feelin Kinda Free by The Drones. I think with Frank and Vince doing what they did this week, the next month and a half looking the way it looks (HOLY SHIT!?! I just looked at a 2016 fall release calendar for the first time), and room for surprises, we might as well be fighting the Battle of Thermopylae. If we start planting seeds today and water them every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, we might be able to fuck up some (commas and) lists by year's end. Shall we?
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August 26, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
That's how I feel about sex with your mom... PSYCH!!! ...but seriously, though psychedelic rock on psychedelics is heaven on Earth.
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August 26, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Also, sad fact: Blonde's cover photo was taken after David Ayer called Frank to tell him that Jared Leto got the other part he wanted.
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August 26, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Word on the street is that the scene in question was Frank's audition tape to be the Human Torch in Fant4stic. Legend has is that he went full method.
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August 26, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
This song does sound more like the Vampire Walkmen combination that I was expecting when it was first revealed that the album would be equally credited to both Rostam and Hamilton. However, I don't think that Hamilton's voice with this instrumental and production sounds that far removed from the territory that The Walkmen explored on their "Pussy Cats" cover album. Reading up on that period of recording, releasing, and touring "A Hundred Miles Off" and "Pussy Cats", it's interesting to think about what The Walkmen's potential direction might have been if those albums were more successful/better received. I didn't know of The Walkmen until "You & Me" (maybe the ideal starting point), so I love both of those albums. I could imagine that those were strange detours for fans who were there from the beginning, though.
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August 26, 2016 on Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “When The Truth Is…”
Yeah, Blonde not only $ounds like a million buck$ but given the time potentially $pent making it, the mu$ic video for Nike$, and what $mizzbomb $aid: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CqVtDFHWAAEmxnv.jpg $hit add$ up! Or are you trolling? Dammit, you beautiful bastard!
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August 24, 2016 on Will Frank Ocean’s Blonde Switcheroo Get Him Sued By Universal?
Yes and no. I would guess that J. Cole's fan base is much more diverse (both hip-hop heads and average listeners but also all races, and (key) a pretty even gender split) than Tom or many people give him credit, but I do think that having the ability to both produce and rap competently gets J. Cole influence among peers, Hip Hop critics, and more traditional taste makers (DJs and OGs). Another point that might be necessary in decoding J. Cole's popularity is that up to him, I don't believe that North Carolina has really had a huge break through artist in Hip Hop since Petey Pablo (whose success was a flash in the pan). Little Brother should be who people think of when they think about NC Hip Hop but I don't think that they ever got the national attention (from casual fans of Hip Hop) that the deserved. IMO, if Little Brother's career started either five years earlier or five years later, I think they would have had a national audience for what they were doing. Everyone knows that timing and luck can be crucial for success. In a way, J. Cole started his career in that perfect time period when blog power was starting to warm-up and over saturation didn't seem to have occurred yet. Even though J. Cole's generation of rappers still had traditional means of publicity (radio, magazines, and TV) I think that they were the first that really started to make the shift to utilize blogs, websites, and forums (remember that Facebook was just blowing up) to get their mixtapes out and make connections with other rappers, audiences, and scenes across the U.S. So, I would say part of J. Cole's success is being from a state without a huge Hip Hop identity or scene attached to any one city. He is sort of an ambassador and off the top of my head, he has steered clear from making any enemies. Also, J. Cole spent his college years in NY so when the time came, I'm sure he was able to navigate the biggest East Coast scene/city and earn his Jay Z cosign. Timing helped, but it wouldn't have mattered if he didn't put in work to build a following in his state and adequate skills. Dammit J. Cole, there's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas - probably in Tennessee that says fool me once, shame on - shame on you. If you fool me we can't get fooled again.
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August 24, 2016 on J. Cole Is One Of Rap’s Biggest Stars. Why?
Yeah, my newest TLOP edit since Saint Pablo came out is Side A: Ultralight, Father Pt.1, Pt.2, Famous, Waves, Low Lights, Highlights, Freestyle 4 Side B: I Love Kanye, No More Parties, Feedback, FML, Real Friends, Wolves (original version), and Saint Pablo. It's only 50 minutes long, so I've listened to it and AMSP (my bridge running music like Danny Brown) too many times.
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August 24, 2016 on J. Cole Is One Of Rap’s Biggest Stars. Why?