Comments from whydontyougo

lol i don't think pitchfork actually watched this video before they agg'd it on their site: http://pitchfork.com/news/62637-mac-demarco-reviews-star-wars-the-force-awakens/ it seems like they would've added an NSFW if they had, and that "(There are spoilers, of course, so stay away if you haven't yet seen the film.)" seems earnest whereas scott's is clearly tongue-in-cheek. anyway, this video is hilarious. i have a lot of people staring at me at work rn b/c i'm crying. thank u, mac.
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December 21, 2015 on Mac DeMarco Reviews Star Wars: The Force Awakens
oyyyyy i don't want to speak too ill of the band because i'm sure they're checking out this page or their PR people are or w/e (since this is where the song premiered) but this is really bland you guys!!! in no universe should a mix of Akon, PB&J, and Primo be considered a good thing. that is a bad-tasting music salad. Miike Snow is a good band; this song is not their best.
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October 29, 2015 on Miike Snow – “Heart Is Full” (Stereogum Premiere)
The first song sounds more like Charli XCX's "Sucker" than I would like. And I like Charli XCX. It just doesn't seem like the right direction for Grimes. Plus, as far as pop songs go, this is really not a memorable track. Nothing earworm-y or catchy about it.
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October 26, 2015 on Grimes – “Flesh Without Blood / Life In The Vivid Dream” Video
it's a bummer that this review and the Pitchfork review open up by framing the release of TYLS as being a problem. not to sound like a dick, but that's such a facile way to write about any album, especially when the band doesn't want it to be thought of as a "surprise" album. like, engage with the work on its own. they explicitly told us that it's not a companion/b-sides/whatever you want to call it. there's no ambiguity, really! quit worrying about the narrative around it. i think there are a lot of good points made about the album itself once you get past James' initial reaction to the album's existence (especially in the last paragraph), but it's really bizarre to me that critics are so perturbed by the release schedule of all things. it's an album, not an earthquake.
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October 16, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars
confused about why u were downvoted on this. like, it might not be fair to say that st. vincent is influencing wilco b/c wilco came first, but to say that they aren't using some of the same sounds that she regularly uses on her albums is crazy. it's all over EKG and Random Name Generator.
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July 17, 2015 on Download Wilco’s Surprise New Album Star Wars
A couple things here: as far as I know, no members of Arcade Fire are transgendered. As such, they should only be considered allies to the transgendered cause, not individuals who have the right to dictate the cause's course. Furthermore, it's really, really easy for heterosexual, cis-gendered individuals to say that using a heterosexual, cis-gendered actor is sufficient. However, given that Arcade Fire is trying to ally themselves with transgendered individuals through this video, I think it's more important to pay attention to transgendered people's reactions to this video than our own (I am also a cis-gendered person) or even Arcade Fire's. Laura Jane Grace is one of those people. In my mind, if she's wondering why Arcade Fire didn't use a trans actor, then we should all be wondering that same question. Otherwise, Arcade Fire's message is a failure because the people that they're trying to help still feel disenfranchised by the system.
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May 22, 2014 on Laura Jane Grace Criticizes Arcade Fire’s Pro-LGBT “We Exist” Video
also the Perils From the Sea release. Caroline had some of my favorite lyrics of 2013.
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February 11, 2014 on Album Of The Week: Sun Kil Moon Benji
That mixtape cover is Grim Fandango-esque. Thumbs up.
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December 12, 2013 on Mixtape Of The Week: Ian Isiah The Love Champion
The second verse on Ignorant Shit is one of his slickest verses ever. The pass-off between him and Siegel is seamless.
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November 14, 2013 on The Black Album Turns 10
My god...he's right.
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November 8, 2013 on Eminem: Rap Game Eric Clapton
Totally agree. I'm excited about Cocaine Pinata though. Production-wise, it'll be refreshing to see him step away from the hard-as-fuck, but oft-repetitive, gangster shit. On a side note, I've never heard anyone like this guy Big Kill. Dude sounds like Tyrone Biggums picked up a mic.
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June 20, 2013 on Stream Freddie Gibbs ESGN
I don't know how Mac Miller suddenly ingratiated himself with L.A's hip-hop scene, but it's been working really, really well for him. SDS is one of my favorite tracks of the year. That sort of rhyming would've fit right in with the UOENO Black Hippy remix too.
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May 23, 2013 on Earl Sweatshirt – “Guild” (Feat. Mac Miller)
A little disappointed he didn't involve Quelle or Danny Brown with this album. Shotgun was one of my favorite tracks of 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrUmsXYZyAA
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November 12, 2012 on Stream Roc Marciano Reloaded
Sing About Me/Dying of Thirst is some Memoirs of A Geisha type shit when Kendrick takes on the working girl narrative. The multiple narratives are definitely the initial draw, but what I really loved was the way he cut his cadence up with those breathes in Dying of Thirst. Something about that rhythm added a lot to its power. Plus the beat is crazy good. The heaven/hell images that hang over that song are drawn out so well by the poignancy of the melody.
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October 23, 2012 on Album Of The Week: Kendrick Lamar Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City
This might be a dumb idea, but why don't more bands use KickStarter as a means of receiving money for their music? Couldn't they just set a donation minimum (say $1m, which, given the size of the fan base for a band like Grizzly Bear wouldn't be completely out of the question) to pay for their living expenses, recording costs, etc. and live off that until they make their next record? They wouldn't distribute the music until they received the money. Yes, royalties are taken out of the equation, but if they're worried about album sales and such, as the current situation stands, why not just say fuck it to that and just make as much money as they think they can up front? I'm not at all savvy to the benefits of a record labels, so I don't know what the effects of taking out the middle man here would be, but I'm interested to know why more bands don't try this.
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October 2, 2012 on Debating The Grizzly Bear NY Mag Story And Making A Living Making Music
I wouldn't call Jeezy and Freddie "vastly different rappers" by any means. If you follow Gibbs on Twitter, you see that all he really cares about are the streets, women, and drugs. If you follow Jay Bilas on Twitter, you see that Jeezy's pretty much the same.
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September 26, 2012 on Mixtape Of The Week: Freddie Gibbs Baby Face Killa
Who! Forgot the last one. My b.
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August 21, 2012 on A$AP Ferg – “Work” Video
Agreed. The video fits really well with it too. Spectacular 90s-noir vibe going on.
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August 14, 2012 on A$AP Rocky – “Purple Kisses” (NSFW)
......so is that a no?
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August 3, 2012 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
I agree with Unnecessary, but I think that The Glamour Life and Shoulda Known are both better tracks than Toxic. The beat on Glamour Life is just so, so nice, and I like Gambino a lot more when he's getting in touch with his Drake side. A good feature idea though.
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July 31, 2012 on The Best Tracks From This Month’s Mixtapes: July 2012
Ronnie Vanucci, the drummer, is totally that drunk uncle that shows up to family reunions and generally creeps everyone out.
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July 26, 2012 on The Killers – “Runaways” Video
Huge huge fan of Spotify. I've paid for their iPhone service this whole year, and it's been worth every penny. I do wish that they could get mixtapes on there, though.
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July 16, 2012 on Spotify In The USA: One Year Later
Kendrick's mixtape is called Section.80, not Section40.
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July 16, 2012 on Pitchfork Music Festival 2012: Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Kendrick Lamar & More
my guilty pleasure is the killers guys but godDAMMIT im still a man *weeps softly 2 himself while clutching a football*
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July 12, 2012 on The Killers – “Runaways”
Mixtape of the Week? If only because it needs to be discussed how good Biscayne Bay is. That is one of the best songs I've heard all summer.
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July 10, 2012 on Download Curren$y & Harry Fraud Cigarette Boats EP
His flow is so sturdy. He doesn't stray from it much, but still manages to sound like he's putting on a clinic every time he goes in.
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June 22, 2012 on Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Shame”
Also, in 2012 there are going to be releases from ASAP Mob, ASAP Rocky, GOOD Music (it could bomb but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt just because of Mercy), Big Boi, Nas, possibly Earl?, Rebirth of Detroit, Freddie Gibbs' & Madlib, and, at some point hopefully, Jay Electronica. Looks pretty good to me.
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June 14, 2012 on Mixtape Of The Week: Joey Bada$$ 1999
Wow. All so-called "next great rappers" have to get through this kid first. Given how young he is, how dense his lyrics are, the quality of his production, and the thematic content going on here, this is definitely a throwback to Illmatic. Not saying it's as good or particularly close, but when a 17 year old drops a mixtape this good, the same sort of prodigiousness that Nas had at 19 is definitely there.
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June 13, 2012 on Mixtape Of The Week: Joey Bada$$ 1999