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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
Sort of pointless. First version was overlong and wasn't that great outside of a few tracks.
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September 21, 2015 on Arcade Fire Announce Reflektor Deluxe Edition
Gimme Some Salt is filler. Rest of the true songs are great although I'd guess some could call the short instrumental interludes filler.
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September 14, 2015 on Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Turns 10
Bon Iver will be remembered for Emma but nobody will care about the s/t album that ruled the internet was best of the year for everyone. Overhyped that album was.
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September 14, 2015 on Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Turns 10
I like The Stand Ins. I tend to forget about that or even lump it in with Stage Names. They're sort of co-albums I guess. (the album covers go together!) Those songs you listed are amazing. I Am Very Far is where they lost me. That album was a mess. It's been years since I listened to it but I recall it having some good songs but the production was just too much. Like Dave Fridmann on steroids.
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September 9, 2015 on Okkervil River – “I’m In Love With Susan Smith” (Tom House Cover)
The Stage Names is every bit as good or better than their earlier albums. I'm with you on falling off after that though. Stage Names makes my top 10 of the 2000's though. It's a great, great album.
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September 9, 2015 on Okkervil River – “I’m In Love With Susan Smith” (Tom House Cover)
Teenage Dream was huge and had 5-6 #1's on it. Prism I agree was a bust. Roar was a big track but isn't that great of a song and the rest of the album is blah outside of Dark Horse which is perfect. I'm interested to see if she can release another mega album like Teenage Dream again.
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June 11, 2015 on Katy Perry Readies “Bad Blood” Response Track “1984”?
Everyone on Rectify drinks Terrapin beers. All the different varieties, with the labels always pointed towards the camera. Can't imagine it's not some sort of product placement deal.
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June 9, 2015 on Apple Music Announces Streaming Service, Beats 1 Radio, Connect Social Network
She's a good enough writer to destroy him to everyone's satisfaction. She chose restraint and in the long run I'm sure she'll be glad she did. However, I really wish she had taken him down hard. Guy's a tool.
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June 4, 2015 on Targeted Journalist Responds To Mark Kozelek
Anamorphose is just brilliant how the organ holds a note and then slowly increases the count of how long it holds the note as the song progresses. It starts at 4 and gets up to like a 19 or 20 count if I remember correctly. When the horns start coming in 5 minutes in, holy shit it's sublime. The vocals are just repetitive sing song nonsense, maybe it's French I have no idea. But Jesus, that's just an incredible song. I've tried a few times to play it for friends/family and explain its brilliance and always get blank stares.
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May 28, 2015 on The 10 Best Stereolab Songs
Everything on Switched on 2 is brilliant. Lo Boob Oscillator is probably my favorite song of theirs. Can't beat French Disko either. I would've definitely included Emperor Tomato Ketchup and Anamorphose as well. The super repetitive drony stuff has always been my favorite. I can sometimes get in the mood for Dots and Loops but most everything after that loses me.
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May 28, 2015 on The 10 Best Stereolab Songs