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 +2Posted on Feb 11th | re: The College Dropout Turns 10 (54 comments)

“free 99?!?!?!”

 0Posted on Feb 11th | re: The College Dropout Turns 10 (54 comments)

I also got the clean version for my birthday, and that’s the one that’s on my computer so I still listen to it that way. I like it better for some reason, maybe because of the whole innocence thing, but just in a whole different way.

 +1Posted on Dec 12th, 2013 | re: Stereogum's 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013 (210 comments)

Putting in a top ten of the year feels a little like trolling, but I will say I also had a strange, powerful reaction to “I Drive Your Truck” this year. Pleasant surprise to see it on here.

 0Posted on Dec 12th, 2013 | re: Watch South Park Parody Kanye Again (21 comments)

I hate when you guys fight

 +1Posted on Dec 3rd, 2013 | re: The 50 Best Albums Of 2013 (498 comments)

I like Cassie on here, and Blood Orange and Tegan and Sara up as high as they are. So much to choose from this year but I think the top 50 has room for Toro y Moi and UMO. Worried those ones got released too early to be a big presence on year end lists. I loved those albums. And I hate to lobby for people who couldn’t need it less, but I’d move JT and Drake both into the top 20. This must have been a difficult year to listify though.

 +8Posted on Dec 3rd, 2013 | re: The 50 Best Albums Of 2013 (498 comments)

The B-sides album? Shields came out last year

 +2Posted on Sep 23rd, 2013 | re: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Turns 10 (42 comments)

I disagree with pretty much everything you say about The Love Below (except that “My Favorite Things” should’ve been left off), but for some reason I hated this criticism the most: “Andre’s outsized persona squashes the otherwise pleasant Norah Jones guitar ballad ‘Take Off Your Cool.’” I have no idea what that means! It is such a slight, brief, lovely song. What is being squashed there? What about it is outsized?

It’s difficult to dispute your main point here, which is that you do not like The Love Below, but it seems like you are just doling out criticisms indiscriminately, whether or not they fit the song you’re talking about.

“I could see Jay’s eyes light up when I said that line”

I can’t see the forest for the trees, I know, but just want to say that I like Big Sean. He’s got a knack for cadence that keeps me coming back to his verses no matter how wormy or gross he gets.

 +2Posted on Sep 12th, 2013 | re: The 10 Best Decemberists Songs (86 comments)

Maybe it’s the apologist in me, which you referred to, but as time has passed the (relatively) slighter, less dramatic songs have become my favorites. Songs like “Grace Cathedral Hill,” “Isn’t It a Lovely Night?” and “O New England.” I love this list though, and you’re right on #1.