Comments from jtl

This will be my AOTY, for sure.
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May 7, 2013 on Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires Of The City Comment Party
It's ok to love this album. It's not a guilty pleasure.
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February 20, 2013 on Give Up Turns 10
Wow this song. It'll have to settle for being my favourite track of next year.
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December 10, 2012 on Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
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December 4, 2012 on The 2012 Gummy Awards: Vote Now And Enter To Win An iPad With Retina Display
I'm just looking at all these lists, and there is always a few "controversial" omissions or orders, and it kind of smells like bullshit. There is always wiggle room for the definitive order of a best songs or best albums list, but to use your website's influence to try to re-write history under the guise that "music lists are subjective" feels wrong. "My Girls" is one of the best AnCo songs, "Heroin" is one of the best Velvets songs, and "Pablo Honey" is the worst Radiohead album. Everyone knows this. It's not subjective. The editors must know that this kind of stuff will cause a shitstorm, so it feels like they publish bogus lists for the page views and comments. It's a similar mentality to that LA Weekly article a few weeks back about 'the worst hipster bands' or whatever. I really like lists, by the way.
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October 25, 2012 on Radiohead Albums From Worst To Best
You're sacrificing integrity for the sake of page views and comments.
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October 25, 2012 on Radiohead Albums From Worst To Best
Leonard Cohen is the best. Suzanne is my favourite song, by anyone, ever.
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October 19, 2012 on The 10 Best Leonard Cohen Songs
The Dead Prez/Two Weeks mash-up is just incredible.
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September 15, 2012 on The 10 Best Grizzly Bear Songs
Does California Stars count? Because it should.
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August 16, 2012 on The 10 Best Wilco Songs
A Shot in the Arm is easily a top 5 Wilco song (if not top 3). And A Ghost is Born is vastly underrated.
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August 16, 2012 on The 10 Best Wilco Songs
Well yeah
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August 2, 2012 on The 10 Best Cat Power Songs
You Are Free is leaps and bounds better than Moon Pix.
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August 2, 2012 on The 10 Best Cat Power Songs
This is great. but are we not going to discuss "Anything We Want", which also came out and is on soundcloud? Because it's even better.
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June 5, 2012 on Fiona Apple – “Werewolf”
There should be no reservations here. This album is great.
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March 21, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Beach House Bloom
Fassbender
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November 22, 2011 on Who Should Star In The Joe Strummer Biopic?
I think you meant to post at Brooklyn Vegan.
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August 24, 2011 on Bon Iver – “Holocene” Video
"Miss You" sounds a whole lot like Yeasayer
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August 24, 2011 on The Rapture In The Grace Of Your Love Premature Evaluation
I'm between this and Radiohead's "Seperator"
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August 18, 2011 on Bon Iver – “Holocene” Video
This just further illustrates how Radiohead is so obviously tops. These live versions are amazing, the album is amazing. I'm hoping more people come around to it.
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July 10, 2011 on Watch Radiohead – The King of Limbs: Live From The Basement
It's a difficult situation for Stereogum to be in actually. On the one hand, it does seem like they are praising this guy's music without adequately addressing how problematic his lyrics are (putting him 'on a pedestal'). On the other hand, Tyler is news and they have to write about him. This is especially true because they are a blog and so they let people (like you) voice your opinion. It's important for Stereogum to post about Tyler precisely so that you can talk about how offensive his lyrics are. Still, I don't know about other publications like Pitchfork. They're not a blog, and their features and reviews (not necessarily their news) are definitely crowning Tyler the Creator. I think that P-fork is assuming their readership will see beyond the offensiveness or be thoughtful about how problematic it is, and so they're don't feel a need to address it that much. Maybe they see it as a 'preaching to the choir'-type situation if they address it in a review or feature. But I think that's kind of a reckless thing for P-fork to do. It should be addressed.
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May 16, 2011 on Tyler, The Creator Responds To Tegan & Sara