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Kendrick was talking about Calvin Harris on April 7th. As in, "Calvin Harris, get your shit together", I bet.
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March 29, 2017 on Calvin Harris Announces “Heatstroke” Feat. Young Thug, Pharrell, & Ariana Grande
I have a very large issue with the whole idea of body shaming Trump as some sort of defiance. The same thought went towards the drawing of Trump with a tiny penis circulating around the web. Is it just a double standard to be able to make fun of men freely? That this somehow works around the same notion that reverse racism isn't a thing because the patriarchy? As a politically bystanding Canadian, both Liberalism and Conservatism have just shown the hypocritical worst in themselves this whole election debacle. You see that in not the process of the platform, but in for the sake of othering. Just echo chambers of back patting and autopilot opinions that has made me question why I lean left in the first place.
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January 18, 2017 on Hear Fiona Apple’s Anti-Trump Chant “Tiny Hands”
I had to double take to see if Frank Ocean was on that track, but nope. Turns out Hodgy has a great singing voice. Guess I'm super excited for this new album.
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December 2, 2016 on Hodgy – “Final Hour” (Feat. Busta Rhymes)
Pretension is often just a phase. I think both Smiths have been making legitimately good music after the whole media smoke cleared on their eccentricities + some shallow initial projects.
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November 14, 2016 on Willow Smith – “November 9th”
These are the kind of quality stories that keep me coming back to this site.
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October 7, 2016 on Prince’s Pet Doves Went Silent After He Died
Not by a large margin, but Solange's album precedes Frankie's Blonde as album of the year for me.
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October 6, 2016 on Go Behind The Scenes Of Solange’s New Album In A Seat At The Table, Beginning Stages
Not to be overcynical but I hope all these claims to anxiety aren't just cop-outs. Seeing as mental health is such a major, on-trend issue, I wouldn't put it past a PR rep to use anxiety as a fucked up way to cover up something else. Btw, the Snakehips x Zayn collaboration has definitely been my sleeper summer pop track this year.
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September 6, 2016 on Zayn Cancels Another Concert Due To Anxiety
It's 2016. Can we stop throwing around buzzwords like "outkast album"?
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September 6, 2016 on Gucci Mane Teases OutKast (?!) Collaboration
Keith Ape - Diamonds deserves a shout-out based on visual effects alone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjlTEB63iqU
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August 19, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Lite Spots is a great pick. Makes me wish I could've heard it in more random places in my neighborhood than I have Broccoli. Instant bust-a-boogie material.
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August 4, 2016 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2016
The production here is insane.
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August 2, 2016 on Stream Siddiq & Vektroid Midnight Run
That whole thing definitely is played out, though I think we pay attention to Phantogram because they've always seemed more like the type of group that has the potential to do it a little differently. Like, what they made with Big Boi this year was fantastic. Most of their stuff is hit-or-miss for me in that sense. I wouldn't call this song generic, but I wouldn't call it a success either. Something about the electronically-processed rock guitar riff into the clubby, DJ Mustard synth plucks just feels like a calculated hip-hop-esque risk that looks better on paper. Still optimistic about their album, however.
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June 15, 2016 on Phantogram – “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”
This whole Pablo album rollout is sort of an apt representation of modern digital music's shift as an instantaneous, makeshift cultural idea. As of 2016, it feels more like, "How much can one do with the compulsive consumption of art" rather than the archival, time spent process of acclamation-via-consensus. The classics feel dead nowadays.
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June 15, 2016 on Kanye’s Added Sampha Collab “Saint Pablo” To The Life Of Pablo
YouTube clips of Soundcloud waveforms. Just incredible.
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June 14, 2016 on Stream Disclosure Moog For Love EP
Abra's vocal performances are so raw to the point that you'd think she records her first take. And nevermind the fact that it sounds like she recorded them via Macbook, but I'm always in-between enjoyment and critiquing.
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June 9, 2016 on Abra – “CRYBABY”
If I'm being honest, I enjoyed this more than Surf.
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May 30, 2016 on Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Share Surf Outtakes Feat. Chance The Rapper
Between this and All Night, Knox Future is on my radar for go-to groovy production.
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May 19, 2016 on Joey Purp – “Girls @” (Feat. Chance The Rapper)
Stay With Me Tonight is the sleeper Makonnen jam of 2016, undoubtedly.
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May 12, 2016 on ILoveMakonnen Says He’s Retiring From Rap, Then Releases New Song
Potential to be big, but can anyone else hear how bland those stock clap sounds are? Man, I can't get over it...the preview on Instagram had me so excited.
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April 29, 2016 on Calvin Harris & Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
You're right. Take Care, even though it ressembled the same moody aesthetic, felt like we were exploring Drake as much as Drake was exploring himself. Now, he sounds tired of exploring himself and we're tired of exploring his mood, too. "There could've been more bangers", is always the argument here, especially in the damned timing of the album (I need a summer album soon and unfortunately it's not Lemonade :'( ), but maybe we wanted Drake to celebrate forgetting that he's still that sad sack friend that skips out of the social functions where we're all like, "You're still hung up over that shit?"
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April 29, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Drake Views
Don't get me wrong, but this concept vaguely reminds me of POV pornography in that I never make it through the cringey rehearsed chatter without contemplating what I'm doing with my life.
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April 19, 2016 on Watch Taylor Swift Answer 73 Questions
And here I was waiting all this time for him to tour to Canada with Cupid Deluxe...
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April 18, 2016 on Blood Orange Announces Dust Brothers-Inspired New LP Freetown Sound
George is a bomb producer, no way.
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April 14, 2016 on AlunaGeorge – “I Remember” Video
I was going to burst a vein in the comments section if Glowed Up wasn't on the list, but now I'm just ecstatic. Entirely excited for this Kaytranada album and will continue blasting this beauty of a single at home.
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April 8, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Drake riding the Ramriddlz wave strong on One Dance. Move over, Quentin Miller! Also, I hope Pop Style swiftly hits the fringes of the bonus tracks. Laborious slow tempo Soundcloud beats with overly bassed kicks were 2015's trademark, and definitely not the 2016 go-to beat, especially for a posse cut this headline worthy.
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April 5, 2016 on Drake – “Pop Style” (Feat. Kanye West & Jay Z) + “One Dance” (Feat. Wizkid & Kyla)