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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
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