a Chance/Clams collab had me psyched but this was pretty underwhelming. Maybe i just find the Pia Mia vibe too generic and it’s like 80% of the track.
We get it, James. You read GQ. Congrats.
NOPE. I’M WRONG. IGNORE ME.
(although I still don’t really agree with your premise to begin with. Why would you release a statement to the press about this sort of thing if the story wasn’t already In The Press?)
You’re wrong. See here: http://www.stereogum.com/1620632/conor-oberst-responds-to-anonymous-rape-allegations/news/
Oberst hadn’t commented one way or the other at the time of Stereogum’s reporting.
it loses more of its fragility though. and they’re not a very harmonious pairing, even in a contrast. if it had to be a duet/conversation, there are more apt pairings.
I think it’s much more enjoyable without Ezra. He probably could have done a solid version by himself, but their vocal stylings do not pair up well at all.
although i’m sure there’s a more popular equivalent that I don’t know of, this actually sounds to me more like something by Parallels (which had the same dummer as CC for awhile.)
Definitely one of their more vibrant songs, but I think there’s a lot more to be said for their dreamier paced songs.
Wait, so where was stereogum’s article (even a brief blip!) when it was revealed that Arcade Fire’s publicist arranged for a rave review from Rolling Stone?
I mean, if we’re going to post like, the chronicles of Coinye or whatever, I would think this might deserve a mention.
Artists don’t owe you anything whatsoever, nor you them. If you’re pissed that they don’t justify themselves to you, don’t buy or listen to their album or go to their concerts. Problem solved. The lives of strangers are under no obligation to revolve around you and your opinion.
Going hard in the hippie Bruce Springsteen sound, god damn.
I feel like even the most die-hard Arcade Fire fan has to admit Reflektor is a huge snore. Somewhere in the top 50, sure. But top 10? C’mon, that’s just lip service at this point.
Too bad her own music is terrible ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
i like it, but it probably could have ended about two minutes earlier.
Wait are you telling me he was able to sing normally this whole time?
I think with the exception of a song here and there, his last two mixtapes SERIOUSLY lacked a lot of the vocal emotion that would contrast the witchhousey production on the first album. It just became a dude singing, with admittedly good vocal range. (also I think there was some controversy, that he basically stole that specific conceptual contrast from his first producer or something like that?)
I like this song though. Back to the good shit hopefully.
Just curious: what’s the rationale for most soundcloud songs being embedded, but an occasional one linking directly to soundcloud? Is that something the promoter specifies?
Pop culture referencing The Residents? This almost seems meta.
Had me at a band called “Diarrhea Planet” releasing a song called “Kids.”
Lost me at Fred Durst.
Not often you hear a saxophone.
They’ll either give it something less than a 6.5, or higher but delete the Blue Slide Park review. They lack the courage of conviction.
trying to hard with this album cover artwork bb.
you don’t need to impress me.