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The version of Gold I have in my itunes is 9 songs long. It's been soooo long since I gave it much thought but I remember having the cd and half of it was crap. When I finally loaded all my cd's into itunes around 10 years go I dumped half the album. What I have left is great stuff, however.
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September 27, 2016 on Ryan Adams Pays Tribute To Gold On Its 15th Anniversary
That ship sailed with Pitchfork. They're reviewing what drives clicks which is a lot of R&B and Rap. What's that bullshit on their page today: "10 Pitchfork Staffers on the music that helps them get shit done."
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September 12, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
1. Sad Waters 2. Mercy Seat 3. Straight To You 4. Mercy 5. Song of Joy
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September 12, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
I prefer his earlier stuff, mostly his albums released in the 80's and early 90's personally. "Sad Waters" is on my short list of favorite songs of all time.
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September 12, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
I've listened to it a few times, it's good. It's just that I'm 42 and grew up with classic rock radio. I don't think I'm exaggerating that I've heard Hotel California thousands of times in my life. I don't ever need to hear it again. Same goes for Stairway to Heaven.
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August 26, 2016 on 3 Reasons History Will Look Fondly On Blonde
It's flawed. I deleted "Be Yourself", "Good Guy", and "Facebook Story." With only listening to the first half of "Futura Free" that puts the total album closer to 50 minutes. It's a lean, mean, damn good album with a little editing.
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August 26, 2016 on 3 Reasons History Will Look Fondly On Blonde
Probably because most call it a mix tape. It has 3 songs that are just straight up singing over other songs. Not samples, but straight over the original backing music. For the record, I honestly can't listen to the Hotel California song I'm so jaded by decades of hearing the original. I don't like the Electric Feel song because I enjoy the original more and Ocean's lyrics suck on that one. He totally makes the Coldplay song his own though. That one is genius.
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August 26, 2016 on 3 Reasons History Will Look Fondly On Blonde
I dumped the facebook story and his mom's rant against drugs.
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August 23, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Blonde
Oh you're kidding me, you must be joking or you are smoking. Oh Oh you're kidding me, Oh you're kidding me haha that was a good one. Your first good one in a while. Your first good one in a while. You need to stop it now, you need to stop it now
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August 16, 2016 on Michael Jackson’s Daughter Says He Loved Kanye’s 808s & Heartbreak
Correction: That was a Forbes quote, not the author's. Point still stands.
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August 12, 2016 on No Control: Thoughts On The End Of The Headphone Jack And The Future Of Digital Music
You derived the number of subscribed Apple Music accounts at 2% due to the number of users with credit cards on file. I have a card on file to renew my annual itunes match charge which is totally worth it to stream my itunes library through the cloud on my phone. I'm sure I count towards the number of itunes users with a card on file. However, I never have any intention of paying for Apple Music.
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August 12, 2016 on No Control: Thoughts On The End Of The Headphone Jack And The Future Of Digital Music
The song "Chicago" is a very nice song but isn't in the top half of songs off of the Illinois album. Nothing against that song, but calling it the best thing Sufjan will ever write is crazy.
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July 19, 2016 on Pitchfork 2016 Was Our Great Antisocial Music Festival
I LOOOOVE Broken Social Scene, but that girl can't sing.
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July 18, 2016 on Watch Broken Social Scene Play New Song “Gonna Get Better”
Any Bowie fan owes it to themselves to set aside 45 minutes and watch the entire Lodger cover. It's absolutely fantastic.
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July 12, 2016 on Watch Shearwater Cover A Bauhaus Classic And All Of David Bowie’s Lodger
I know! And even with the artwork on the header.
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July 8, 2016 on But Who’s Buying? A Column About The Music Business
I like Desperate Youth...more. Although I may be in the minority preferring the slow, dirge type songs that drive the back half of that album. Poppy might be my favorite TVOTR song.
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July 6, 2016 on Return To Cookie Mountain Turns 10
Careful what you wish for Whirlyball, a bunch of Kenny Chesney fans might show up.
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July 5, 2016 on Chance The Rapper Calls For WhirlyBall Boycott
I don't know. Seems like they're all doing Jack Black impersonations. Something about it feels phony with all the wringing around and ironic air guitar posturing. Maybe I need to lighten up.
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June 10, 2016 on Watch Diarrhea Planet Make Their Raging TV Debut On Seth Meyers
Treats is perfect. Haven't been too interested in anything since. Got my A machines on the table Got my B machines in the drawer
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June 7, 2016 on Sleigh Bells – “Rule Number One”
As a huge Since I Left You fan, I'm pretty let down by this. I'm not digging the guest vocalists/rappers, and the hook is annoying as hell. Also, the My Favorite Things sample is just replaying the record exactly. They don't do anything interesting with it. I get that everyone will be excited about new music from these guys regardless but I'm not hearing what anyone's excited about. Perhaps I'm missing the cut and paste dance party vibe of their old stuff and this was never going to be that. I'm still very interested to hear the whole album.
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June 2, 2016 on The Avalanches – “Frankie Sinatra” (Feat. Danny Brown & MF Doom) Video
Seriously, how is she not recording her phone conversations. There's no way something like this would be in writing if it's true.
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April 4, 2016 on Kesha Offered “Freedom” From Sony If She Issues Public Apology
I had Wig out at Denko's as a kid copied on cassette from one of my skater friends. Used to love that tape. Listening to it now on Youtube for the first time in almost 30 years. Jesus I'm old.
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April 4, 2016 on Dag Nasty Reunite On New Single, Tour
The last four tracks of the proper album: Waves--> FML--> Real Friends--> Wolves is so strong. It might be my favorite stretch of Kanye songs on any of his albums. I love Real Friends. The last minute of FML is the highlight (pun intended) of the album. Just pure genius.
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March 31, 2016 on Kanye West’s Updated The Life Of Pablo Is Now On Apple Music And Spotify
There's no Joy Division without "The Idiot."
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March 23, 2016 on Iggy Pop Albums From Worst To Best
My daughter told me about the hashtag #sonysupportsrapists. She couldn't tell you about anything going on in the world but she now forever links the brand Sony with rape. The fact that a brand like Sony could be soiled to an entire young generation is no small thing. Somebody needs to realize that there's far more to lose from this than there is to gain by releasing a handful of Kesha albums over the next several years.
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February 22, 2016 on Taylor Swift Donates $250,000 To Kesha
These guys must have really hated all the love and attention they got after Merriweather.
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February 3, 2016 on Animal Collective – “Lying In The Grass”
Whenever I listen to it, the first few songs are great and I wonder why I don't like this album more. Then after a while it seems like it drags and drags and you're just waiting for the 2nd half of Impossible Soul.
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January 25, 2016 on Danny Brown Discusses His Love For Sufjan Stevens, Natalie Prass
I liked this project a lot more when they weren't selling it so hard. It should have been a free download at most and this nonsense of playing the songs live on the late night circuit is ridiculous.
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October 2, 2015 on Watch Ryan Adams Cover Taylor Swift On The Daily Show