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Wait, scratch that, one complaint – “Tonight” is the most beautiful song they’ve done a deserves a spot on here (preferably over “Second Song”).
I found Nine Type of Light AND Dear Science to be patchy and a little underwhelming, so I’m surprised to see so many tracks from them on here.
But yeah, “Halfway Home” and “Province” are absolutely amazing songs, so as long as those are on here I can’t really complain.
A-men. I liked Because the Internet a lot and was totally confounded by the negative response it elicited from most indie bloggers and critics – if anything, it tried to move the genre into a weird, interesting place, if not always successfully. It does seem like everything CG’s done since then has come with a wave of derision. I think he probably doesn’t pass the “authenticity test,” and is therefore pushed to a status lower than his peers, but if that’s the case, I don’t get why Drake gets a pass. Do I think he’s better than Drake or Kendrick? Probably not. But is his music worthy of a bit more consideration and respect? I think so.
As for this whole thing, my gut tells me it’s a self-conscious ploy to put himself in the ring with the weight class he thinks he’s in, but you never know.
For the record, and since you’re all taking note, I was always on board with and a vocal supporter of “Transference.” Put it in the books!
I don’t know what you all are talking about – the graphics aren’t exactly alike, but they’re close enough and would have me a little pissy if I were in El’s shoes. Not “break out the lawyers” pissy, but definitely “vent on Twitter” pissy.
And really, it’s not the lack of royalties that would irk me, but the fact that Apple didn’t ask but is clearly trying, in a small, indirect way, to associate themselves with a group they’d have no other association with.
What other possible purpose would Apple have to use that image? It’s too random to be a coincidence.
<3 both of them.
On a relevant note, I saw Cat Power earlier this year in a church. It was one of the greatest, most awkward 4 hour concerts I've ever been to.
This is kind of irrelevant because I’m going to bring up current emo, but do Cymbals Eat Guitars count as emo? Because I feel like they should, but they’re being totally overlooked/under-appreciated in this whole revival.
Again with the downvoting. See my comment above.