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Wow, would ya look at that cover art?!? http://pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/content/WILD-BEASTS-MEDRES-2000x2000%40300DPI.jpg 2016: the gift that keeps giving.
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May 24, 2016 on Wild Beasts – “Get My Bang” Video
Speaking of rock and roll and losing hearing, I'm about to go see White Reaper in an hour (because of your insistent recommendations) and I will blame you if I don't lose mine. I'll send an update if the Reaper doesn't also take my life and soul.
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March 7, 2016 on AC/DC Singer Advised To Stop Touring Or “Risk Total Hearing Loss”
I would guess MP3 if we're speaking from a digital POV. From a physical POV, I would vote CD (in a digipak) because of sound quality, lifespan, mass/space used, cost and potential for recycling both when no longer wanted/needed. Obviously, Occulus Rift and other VR technology is going to make everything obsolete. I'm hoping that by then all of the comic book movies will have been released and I'll be dead.
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March 7, 2016 on Kanye West Says The CD Is Dead, He Isn’t Making Any More
Yeah, a majority (probably 65%) of my CD purchases over the last decade of my life (I'm 26) have been of music from local and regional bands. Got to support the locals with the show/t-shirt/CD (or cassette if we're feeling frisky) trifecta!
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March 7, 2016 on Kanye West Says The CD Is Dead, He Isn’t Making Any More
You're right that they could have easily fit both parts of "Summertime '06" on one CD but I would argue that it is a perfect mirror of CD as vinyl with the convenience of better sound in a more efficient manner (eject 1st disc, put 2nd disc in the player, and Voila). Also, because it is classified as a "double album" why not actually separate them into two physical discs where each disc is not only a cohesive idea in and of it self but also give the listener a breather? "Summertime '06" was definitely my favorite CD that I bought last year and will never leave my car "album rotation."
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March 7, 2016 on Kanye West Says The CD Is Dead, He Isn’t Making Any More
I would think that GOOD, Def Jam, and DONDA helped front the bills for most of the above, and a few (maybe naive, maybe beholden, or maybe smart) people took pay cuts/IOUs because of the fact that they were going to be credited on a Kanye West album. I just assumed that, his last tour, and his fashion adventures was where the $53 million in debt came from seeing as how he's been working on the album on-and-off for what, three years? The services of studios and songwriters definitely aren't cheap, especially at his level on an hourly basis, on a monthly basis, on a yearly basis.
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March 7, 2016 on Kanye West Says The CD Is Dead, He Isn’t Making Any More
Untitled 2 (Get God on the Phone?) when I first heard it (not only broke me out of the spell from below of "Doing It to Death") took me back to the dreary-hypnotic-this is wrong but at the same time it's so right nihilistic feeling of "Vice City" from Black Hippy last year. The first time I heard "Vice City" I was just like that was cool but what just happened? You know the feeling when you don't understand something and are intrigued and want to know why it feels so weird. Because I lived in that "Vice City" Follow-The-(Money)Flow Rabbit Hole for like all of the Fall and Winter, Untitled 2 was just fucking perfect from the get-go. It is very Radioheadesque and very Schoolboyq and I was like whoever did the beat for "Vice City" had to do the beat for Untitled 2, and sure enough, Cardo committed the crime. It really is like the sequel to "Vice City" in the beginning of what happens after you can't keep up the excess and makes me think of "Broke" the 30 for 30 about all star athletes losing everything a few years removed from their leagues...(runonrighton) until Kendrick goes Super Saiyan at 2:22 dead-eyed stone cold Kenny Griffin Jr. braggadocio. The same why I went fucking wild during Freestyle 4 (basically what Tyler the Creator and A$AP Rocky did during Tyler's reinterpretation) I went even crazier this morning on the way to work and almost lost control of everything. What a way that would have been to go...Anyway... TL,DR: Just like "Vice City" (The song), I'm going to play Untitled 2 the ****out and still not get tired of it because I just bought a new coat, I might go broke...I can't stand myself.
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March 4, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
It made it in top 5 videos but I would say that both the video and song itself deserve both honors. The first time I listened to it, I was doing work so I wasn't able to watch the video at the same time. My real-time reaction was "Wait are they going in a more electronic direction. This is great but I wonder what Jamie's gonna-uh oh... (mouth drops) HOLY ****YES, THAT RIFF AND TONE!" I was thinking what does it remind me of and I It's like a Michael Jackson cover by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Arctic Monkeys but no other duo, shit, no other band could pull this off. Then I watched the video and saw the nods to Jackson and thought more about the lyrics and I believe they nailed the sociopolitical nature of it all. I haven't been able to get that chorus out of my head all week. If this is the album opener...*********************! TL;DR: "Doing It to Death" actually deserves the (overused around these parts...*ahem* TOM) adjective, "Badass." LONG LIVE The Kills (My favorite Duo that isn't "New Zealand's 4th Best Parody Duo"); I'm stoked about Ash & Ice!
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March 4, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I'll concede that point, but to paraphrase Emily Dickinson, "The heart wants what it wants..."
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February 15, 2016 on Richard Hell Reviews HBO’s Vinyl
I wouldn't be able to cut those songs because for me, they not only add tension to the album but THEYGETMEFUCKINGHYPED! I toyed around with placing "Feedback" five songs in and "No Parties in L.A." five songs from the end as mirror tracks because those are the songs where Kanye specifically compares his life to one Pablo or another. The thing I wanted the most was Kanye dialing back time with "No Parties" after "I Love Kanye." I also tried to set "Waves" up directly in the middle because I think it is an interesting song for Side A to end on but finding the narrative I thought he was going for, getting close to equal time for each side, and accommodating the starting and stopping points of certain songs (Famous and Low Lights) pushed me away from that idea.
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February 15, 2016 on Kanye Begs Mark Zuckerberg For Money In Latest Tweetstorm
Yeah, after his work on the Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, I'll follow Terence Winter to Hell and back. Also, I'm in agreement on Juno Temple--she might be my biggest British crush. I would feel weird if we weren't the same age (Killer Joe doesn't help) because she kind of looks too young but at the same time like she's totally going to blossom out of it into perfection.
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February 15, 2016 on Richard Hell Reviews HBO’s Vinyl
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February 15, 2016 on Animal Collective – “Golden Gal”
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/27/Music_Madonna.png It's not necessarily a bad thing but Art Angels very much reminds me of Madonna's collaboration period with Mirwais Ahmadzaï (Music, Die Another Day, American Life, Confessions on the Dance Floor). Besides one or two songs, it sounds like stuff that sort of already happened a decade ago.
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February 15, 2016 on Kanye Begs Mark Zuckerberg For Money In Latest Tweetstorm
Although, I will also say that I like the jarring feeling of the sequencing being representative of Kanye's mindset during the period of his life being documented.
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February 15, 2016 on Kanye Begs Mark Zuckerberg For Money In Latest Tweetstorm
The best that I've come up with is a mixture of the last three track lists and I believe that it works in both CD and LP forms: Side A (Symmetry in Waves and Bad Habits) 1. Ultralight Beam 2. F.S.M.H Pt. 1 3. F.S.M.H Pt. 2 4. Famous 5. Waves 6. Low Lights 7. High Lights 8. Freestyle 4 Side B (The Life of Pablo) 1. I Love Kanye 2. No More Parties in L.A. 3. Feedback 4. Fade 5. FML 6. Real Friends 7. Wolves
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February 15, 2016 on Kanye Begs Mark Zuckerberg For Money In Latest Tweetstorm
Christmas comes early! Maybe there is a god...or some cosmic being dishing out karma (where is The Universe so that we can ask the questions that won't get answered but nonetheless, are fun to ponder?). About that last sentence, I'm also conflicted over whether or not you want to make him known to future generations in teaching about inhumanity/behavior of a sociopath or just stop giving him the attention he so desperately craves and bury his ass (although I know it is evil wishful thinking, I couldn't resist the entendre). Hopefully we won't have to hear/read about him and his endeavors in music (punch through wood) for the time being while he's dwells on being scum in other facets of life. I'm curious to know whether or not this will have a positive effect on the price of Daraprim, but I'm not holding my breath as if he was replaced, the person up next probably holds similar ethics to be working with him at all.
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December 17, 2015 on FBI Arrests Martin Shkreli
When Victoria and Alex started the song with that feedback, I thought that the Legendary Bird, My Bloody Beach House, was going to make an appearance, and I had my own premature evaluation. I was momentarily taken aback as I had quickly packed all of my shit and was ready to ascend Mt. Vesuvius. Instead, a siren called to me, took my hand, and I found my being submerged in familiar, yet uncharted territory. Where were we going? Then I remembered...Stratocaster dum dum not Jaguar or Jazzmaster...you had encountered a rare bird after all, Slow Beach/Dive House...and the journey had just begun. Stay thirsty my friend; stay until the end. Thank your lucky stars; they'll take care of you.
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October 17, 2015 on Watch Beach House Perform “One Thing” On Colbert
That's also a very good point. To Gryffindor!
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August 7, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Dr. Dre Compton
My best western guess would be that the hip hop world takes exemption when it comes to producer-rappers, especially those of legendary caliber like Dr. Dre (he's a goddamn doctor!) and Mr. West. Drake has obviously been in almost everyone's cross hairs since his inception to the point where most were (and are continually) looking for any and all reason(s) to pounce. Guessing (and probably bullshiting) again, I think that maybe his untouchable status and cockiness finally struck a (relatively...ok very small) collective nerve more recently. Maybe it's some form of American pride (or pie, which I believe offers more pleasure than beef (too sweet?(freedom fries on fleek?( flow so weak? (maybe I'm meek?)))))? What was the catalyst, Lester Holt? Sucks that we'll most likely be dead 50 years from now when the government finally opens the vaults, and the truth about 311 will still remain a butterfly in the wind. TL,DR: In a nutshell, that comment was why I don't... comment. I go off the rails. If you're reading this, it's too late: nothing was the same. Take care, take care; thank me later.
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August 7, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Dr. Dre Compton
Great write-up, Lebron Tom! I haven't had a chance from work to listen just yet but this (RAOTW?) PE makes me psyched to dive in over the weekend. One quick sortofrelated question: you (and a few other early reviewers) alluded to Kendrick taking shots at Drake in the "Mr. Meekseeks hasn't given up yet" article and I wonder if anyone else thought of "King Kunta" when the first allegations of ghostwriting were made? Besides the lines about ghostwriting (and shammin' bars), Kendrick also throws in a line about starting from the bottom. Maybe a bit of a stretch because of everything else he talk about in that song but maybe a little foreshadowing? I'll refrain from going any further of subject. The only shitty thing about 2015 is that 2016 can't possibly live up to it, right? Can't wait to hear 2016's diss track. Fingers crossed!
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August 7, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Dr. Dre Compton