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Initially, I was going to say that Jon Voight deserves better than being referred to as "the villain in Anaconda." I mean, c'mon "Deliverance" and "Midnight Cowboy!" But then I remembered the next 45 years of his career.
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January 13, 2017 on Trump Inauguration Books 3 Doors Down
Watched the video to see if some bro-country act was really going to sing "Fuck that Nigga" live to a bunch of white country music fans. Glad to see that he edited up the song.
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January 13, 2017 on Country Star Sam Hunt Is Basically A Drake Tribute Act Now
Coexist sucked. Maybe it sounded like their debut, but the songs were boring.
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January 6, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: The xx I See You
KISS' Love Gun album is pure glam. "Christine Sixteen", "Plaster Caster", "Shock Me", "Tomorrow and Tonight". Take away their look and just listen to the album, and it's right up the same vein as early Roxy Music and T-Rex. The make-up and their posturing makes everyone not familiar with them think they're some metal band like Sabbath, but they were a straight up glam rock band early on.
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January 6, 2017 on 34 Essential Glam Songs
1. 808's 2. MBDTF 3. Yeezus 4. TLOP 5. Late Registration 6. College Dropout 7. Graduation I get that this is a personal list and 808's and Heartbreaks isn't for everyone. Dark Fantasy is his best but 808's is my favorite. That album has such a personal connection with me. I went through a divorce around the time and fell in love with it. "Streetlights" still gives me chills whenever I hear it. The end of "Robocop" is my favorite Kanye moment. "Amazing" is so freaking awesome, and the drum machine loop/synth loop on "Say You Will" is just genius when it comes back in after the false ending. I really, really love that album.
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January 6, 2017 on Chance The Rapper Ranks Kanye West’s Albums Best To Worst
I really don't like these new songs. I prefer the icy, detached, minimal sound of the first album. This shit is too Florence and the Machine for me.
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January 3, 2017 on The xx – “Say Something Loving”
I really like the first 3 Arcade Fire albums. But even from the beginning seeing videos of their live shows they rub me the wrong way with the hyper exaggerated dancing. When Coldplay, Mumford, Avett Brothers all dance around like morons losing their minds to their own music on stage somehow they're lame but these guys get a pass.
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December 12, 2016 on Watch Arcade Fire Play “Reflektor” From The Reflektor Tapes / Live At Earls Court Concert Film
Haven't listened to that album since it came out so I gave this a watch. Nope, still not very good. Somebody explain to me how this is any different from what Coldplay is doing today. Just a bunch of empty posturing over disco beats to songs that aren't very good.
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December 12, 2016 on Watch Arcade Fire Play “Reflektor” From The Reflektor Tapes / Live At Earls Court Concert Film
Hillary was gonna be so pissed when she found out Tim Kaine booked the closest he could get to Motley Crue for the after party. That dude loves him some Dr Feelgood.
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November 19, 2016 on Vince Neil Isn’t Playing Trump’s Inauguration After All
Basic explanation is the first number is how many beats in a measure and 2nd number is what note gets the beat. So 6/8 means 6 beats per measure, 8th note gets the beat. Majority of rock music is 4/4. 4 beats per measure, quarter note gets the beat. For listening purposes, it's a counting thing. If you count along in 3's it's 3/4 time, or a waltz. 6/8 has a swinging feel and you can count along in 6's. Think of "House of a Rising Son" as an easy example of 6/8. 3/4 is easy if you think of a traditional waltz. Like I said, the vast majority of music is in 4/4. Youtube probaby has some good videos to explain the differences.
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November 11, 2016 on Run The Jewels – “2100” (Feat. Boots)
I prefer Oliver's old singing style much more than this. He has an interesting voice, but he has a boy band/One Direction thing going in here. Like he's trying to sing well or something.
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November 10, 2016 on The xx – “On Hold”
Not many rap songs in 6/8 time. I like it but I'm not sure if it completely works. Rock songs in 6/8 hit my sweet spot but this feels a little award. I don't know, maybe some more listens required.
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November 10, 2016 on Run The Jewels – “2100” (Feat. Boots)
Trump didn't win because of the insignificant # of blacks Killer Mike encourated not to vote (although I agree with your sentiment in the original comment). Trump won because he got 53% of white women's vote compared to 43% who voted for Clinton. That's mind blowing. All the talk from women who claim to fight against a misogynist society that sexually harasses women, that is against equal pay, that judges women by looks, guess what. You just overwhelmingly voted for the embodiment of everything you claim to be repulsed by.
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November 9, 2016 on Watch Killer Mike Explain Why Trump Won On The Real
Loved the first half. When the kids are older it sort of loses its way a little. I didn't like either of the teen actors.
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November 7, 2016 on Watch James Hetfield Rate Celebrities In Metallica Shirts
So dressing as a Native American for Halloween sparks enough complaints that Hillary Duff has to issue an apology? Jesus people, give me a fucking break.
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November 3, 2016 on We Are Living In The Chainsmokers’ America
Seriously. Morris Day and the Time had bunches of songs that sounded like this.
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October 31, 2016 on ’80s Funk Band Collage Sues Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Over “Uptown Funk!”
And I'll add that Kicking Television and Okonokos are neck and neck for best live album of the millenium.
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October 28, 2016 on Being There Turns 20
Summerteeth>YHF>Being There>Ghost is Born....big drop off...A.M.>Sky Blue Sky...bigger drop off... rest of them that all run together and are equally boring
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October 28, 2016 on Being There Turns 20
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