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I certainly have no beef with this list. Kill v. Maim is a killer of a song--the mixture of the pure vocal aggression and the sugary production is exhilarating. That song gets me so hyped. I would like to give a shout to Wet's newest single, "It's All in Vain." Their run of flowing, silky singles continues.
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November 14, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Love this band. This new EP is good stuff, particularly "Thrash Particle." It's acerbic and hooky, and I find myself humming it pretty regularly.
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October 26, 2015 on Modern Baseball Break Down Surprise The Perfect Cast EP Track-By-Track
What is going on?
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October 15, 2015 on St. Vincent Hates Burritos
Please stop using the term "millennials."
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October 13, 2015 on Condé Nast Buys Pitchfork
I enjoy Raury's rapping. His feature on "Higher" by Sbtrkt is stellar. On that track he flings himself from rapping to singing and back. That's where he's at his best. I don't think he should go pure rap for rap's sake à la Earl Sweatshirt, but he should still integrate it into his stuff.
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October 7, 2015 on Raury – “Forbidden Knowledge” (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.)
Some artists/albums: Andy Shauf--The Bearer of Bad News (noir of the Canadian prairie) Kate Tempest--Everybody Down (uber-literate female rapper from England) The Crookes--Hold Fast (Well-executed indie rock with a retro feel) Keaton Henson--Dear (possibly the saddest album you'll hear) Those Dancing Days--Day Dreams and Nightmares (Swedish girl group that is no more, to whom I cannot stop listening) Typhoon--White Lighter (echoes of Arcade Fire)
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August 15, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
"The Plot" is fantastic. One of my favorite songs of the past 10 years. I kind of think they went off the rails a bit with Milk Famous. It's good enough, but I think they kind of left behind what they do best. They're at their best when they get that piano/double-drum interplay--a combo of cabaret and punk energy with some other influences thrown in to spice things up. On Milk Famous, however, something's missing. The energy isn't all there, and the in-studio trickery is distracting at times (sometimes it sounds like they're going for Paul Simon, which doesn't really work with their aesthetic). MF has its moments. I just think it's a bit of a misstep.
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August 15, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Yes. I do read the intro. And I'm gutted.
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July 24, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I really want to overreact to this, but I don't know how.
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July 15, 2015 on Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Change Name To JR JR
Yes, a Tove Stryke shoutout!! And also, Owl City's shtick is a potential contagion. It's the worst of the monogenre (or just awful, pandering music if you're not aboard the monogenre train).
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July 9, 2015 on The Week In Pop: The 10 Worst Crimes Against Music On Owl City’s New Album
All of Swish. Yeezy season approaching.
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July 4, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
The guy is killer on the wood block. Some call him "The Human Metronome."
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June 24, 2015 on Watch Alden Penner And Michael Cera Debut Songs From Their Canadians-On-Mars Concept EP In Brooklyn
I'm personally putting that Cayucas album on repeat. There is nothing revolutionary about it, but the lyricism is evocative. It's bittersweet and beachy, making it a fantastic album for driving through the countryside or along the coast.
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June 23, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Bully Feels Like
Some of my favorites this year so far: FJM--I Love You, Honeybear Courtney Barnett--Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Shamir--Ratchet The Staves--If I Was The Wombats--Glitterbug Passion Pit--Kindred Kendrick Lamar--TPAB Milo Greene--Control Tove Stryke--Kiddo I would like to note that, despite its general dismissal, that Wombats album is full of some woozy, synthy bangers that sound like a spent party kid realizing that he's been living in a mirage. As for the Tove Stryke, I'll hawk that album for a long time.
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June 16, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far
Look, there's Koz. Posing as part of a fictional lineup that almost certainly contains a Beer Commercial Lead Guitar.
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June 11, 2015 on Cameron Crowe Flop Aloha Has A New Eddie Vedder Song Sung By His 7-Year-Old Daughter
This is a fantastic week for new albums. This one, Donnie Trumpet's Long Band Name, Flo + the Machine, and Sun Kill Moon seem to be getting all the headlines. Rightfully, they are--though I can't say I'm too into Koz and his stuff (even without all the recent controversy). It's so fully packed that some albums that I would label as "Very Good-Great" are not quite getting the looks they might deserve. For example, that Holychild album is one of the most fun albums of the year. If you're looking for a summery sing-along, that's it. They know what they are, and they're extremely good at delivering the best of that bratty pop. Algiers has also put out an intriguing album--it's dark, but it has this driving energy to it. It drowns blues and gospel elements in growling guitars and driving punk drums. I love it.
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June 2, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Jamie xx In Colour
I'm cool with Bethany Cosentino and all, but she's not an "icon."
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May 12, 2015 on Read A Conversation Between Bethany Cosentino And Molly Ringwald