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Tillman is a motherfucker. I’m oddly enjoying the MIDI stream though.

Having listened to the whole (real) thing many times, I can say that it’s AWESOME. I was afraid after “Bored in the USA” that the whole thing would be a little too on-the-nose, but it’s so much more than that. Cheesy, cynical, romantic, self-indulgent, pompous, self-loathing, funny, and on and on. It’ll definitely be more polarizing than Fear Fun, and rightly so, but I found it to be highly entertaining stuff.

 +1Posted on Jan 26th | re: Death Cab For Cutie - "Black Sun" (34 comments)

Huh?

 +11Posted on Jan 26th | re: Death Cab For Cutie - "Black Sun" (34 comments)

The build up and guitar solo is pretty awesome.

Also, this song confirms my hopes and expectations for the album – that it’s a sad/angry period to Gibbard’s dissolved marriage with Zooey Deschanel. Melancholic Gibbard is the best Gibbard. Happy Gibbard on Codes and Keys was weird.

 +7Posted on Jan 25th | re: Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney - "FourFiveSeconds" (97 comments)

I was really expecting not to like this, and then I really liked it. Rihanna’s voice sounds awesome.

Anyone else getting a distinct early 90′s vibe from this whole thing? The artwork, obviously, but also the song has a very Mr. Big quality to it. I like it, and can definitely see this being the next “big thing” in the pop world. Stealing from the 80′s was so 2011-2014, 2015 is all about stealing from the 90′s (not saying this is a new thing – artists like Blood Orange have been doing it for a while, but I think it’s definitely about to break big in the same way that 80′s-style synth pop broke out from the underground and into the mainstream a few years back). Tastemakers gonna tastemake, and this is what they’re going with.

 0Posted on Jan 24th | re: LCD Soundsystem Turns 10 (36 comments)

I respectfully disagree with the sentiment that the debut album was a “prologue” to the better subsequent releases. On a given day this one may or may not be my favorite LCD album, but I think its lack of cohesion is its strongest attribute, and the thing that keeps me coming back. Where Sound of Silver and This is Happening were able to mold all of Murphy’s sounds, styles and influences into a nice, shiny package, the schizophrenia on the debut really tosses you around and makes for a much more varied experience. Hearing the audible thrashing of “Tired” and “Movement” right next to full on dance tracks like “Tribulations” and “Yeah” is such a weird, great thing, because he was SO GOOD at fully capturing the sound and attitude of his influences while still making it sound like a track that could only be made by LCD Soundsystem.

 +1Posted on Jan 24th | re: LCD Soundsystem Turns 10 (36 comments)

I am constantly in search of the band that will carry LCD’s torch, but it just hasn’t happened. It was too great a combination of melody, craft, intelligence and reverence. I don’t know if it can happen again.

 +2Posted on Jan 24th | re: Album Of The Week: Viet Cong Viet Cong (140 comments)

I’ve never heard it said that way, so if it was said “a billion times” then I must not be paying attention.

 +10Posted on Jan 22nd | re: Is Kendrick Lamar's New Album Coming Out On Tuesday? (85 comments)

 +5Posted on Jan 22nd | re: Is Kendrick Lamar's New Album Coming Out On Tuesday? (85 comments)

Let’s just pretend like this is going to happen so we all have a good weekend with something to look forward to.

 +5Posted on Jan 20th | re: Album Of The Week: Viet Cong Viet Cong (140 comments)

Oh wait. I definitely thought you said my musical taste (not just Ghost Culture) was not good, which I think we can all agree is akin to lighting someone on fire around here.

I can respect you not liking that one, though I wasn’t necessarily lobbing it into a discussion about two post-punk albums inasmuch as tossing it in as another album I enjoyed this week. And for the record, I like the V.C. album, I just haven’t given it my age-old “drive-test” yet, so my opinion has been benched.