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I love the bottom half of this list, less keen on 5-1, but they're all winners. My #1 is a tie between "It Was a Strange Time in My Life" and "Rocky Dennis' Farewell Song"
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April 29, 2014 on The 10 Best Jens Lekman Songs
"free 99?!?!?!"
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February 11, 2014 on The College Dropout Turns 10
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.
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February 11, 2014 on The College Dropout Turns 10
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.
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December 12, 2013 on Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013
I hate when you guys fight
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December 12, 2013 on Watch South Park Parody Kanye Again
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.
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December 3, 2013 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2013
The B-sides album? Shields came out last year
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December 3, 2013 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2013
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.
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September 23, 2013 on Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Turns 10
"I could see Jay's eyes light up when I said that line"
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September 12, 2013 on Deconstructing: Big Sean, 2 Chainz, And The Racial Politics Of Punchline Rap
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.
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September 12, 2013 on Deconstructing: Big Sean, 2 Chainz, And The Racial Politics Of Punchline Rap
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.
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September 12, 2013 on The 10 Best Decemberists Songs
There are pretty major shades of Yeezus on Cruel Summer. I think there was more of a progression into the sound on Yeezus than the Death Grips connection makes it seem like.
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August 22, 2013 on Death Grips – “Birds”
Reminded me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sBiOz2hA3I
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August 7, 2013 on Deconstructing: Death Grips’ No-Show Live Show And What We Expect From Concerts
Ahhh so late to the game but I can't believe we still all get so dumb about these lists
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July 2, 2013 on Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Greatest Albums Ever
I see UMO in the honorable mentions, but that album might be my favorite so far. If not it's second only to The 20/20 Experience. Also, happy to see Rhye on here.
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June 4, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
Is it possible to safely say, without offending or any form of facetious side-taking, that I am loving this album after one listen? Slight but catchy strikes me as true, but it's the brand of catchy that works for me.
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June 3, 2013 on Stream Surfer Blood Pythons
I always loved "Hot Knives" too. That song gets me amped. The first four tracks of Cassadaga are so good. I like the rest of the album too, but it starts like a classic.
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April 25, 2013 on The 10 Best Bright Eyes Songs
A list completely full of I'm Wide Awake ballads would've been kinda boring, so I don't fault em for it, but yeah it must have been painful leaving anything from that album out. "Poison Oak" is my fav.
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April 25, 2013 on The 10 Best Bright Eyes Songs
I had no idea how much I loved "Marvins Room" and "Headlines" until I heard the rest of Take Care. His songs feed off each other so much. I love "Started From the Bottom" but was reassured once he followed it with "5AM in Toronto." They make each other better. Already love this one, but I think the album around it is gonna make it so much better. It's exciting. It's all happening!!!!
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April 16, 2013 on Drake – “Girls Love Beyoncé” (Feat. James Fauntleroy)