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So, uh, they sound like Kings Of Leon now? Talk about a lateral move from one kind of sucking to another.
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April 12, 2015 on Watch Mumford & Sons Play Their New Singles On Saturday Night Live
I love Carly Rae, I thought her last album was great, but I didn't feel that I Really Like You was destined for dominance like Call Me Maybe. The song felt a little try-hard, if you know what I mean. Like, you can't just decide to make a song a hit, it has to connect with people.
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April 10, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Did you know that you can view the curated playlists without signing up? So if this curated content is supposed to be some of the perceived value for subscribers, they've failed at that. I took a look at Jay-Z's playlist, and I already had all those songs on my itunes except for one, which I then downloaded. Sorry Jay-Z!
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March 31, 2015 on Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal
Yeah, like, after a week, I pretty much forget what else I was upset about. But I still want profiles back.
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February 27, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Tuesdays have always been my favorite day, making a pot of coffee and listening to all the newly released albums. I like that it's on a weekday; it's a bright spot during the work week, I can get to know the new albums that will soundtrack my week, and I have time to see what new music I'll play out that weekend. Fridays are already the busiest day of the week. There's no time to experience new music like you can on a Monday or Tuesday. Maybe it makes sense for record companies, to combat piracy, etc, whatever. I'm a consumer and I've been robbed of one of my favorite consumer experience in life, and that sucks.
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February 26, 2015 on Friday Is Officially The New Global Record Release Day
Tuesdays have always been my favorite day, making a pot of coffee and listening to all the newly released albums. I liked that it happened on a weekday; it was a bright spot to get me through the week. It gave me time to get to know the new music that would soundtrack my week, and to see what new music I could play out that weekend. Fridays are already Fridays. They are already the busiest day of the week. There isn't time to experience new music like you could on a Monday or Tuesday. Maybe this move makes sense to record companies, preventing piracy, etc, whatever. I'm a consumer and I've been robbed of one of my favorite consumer experiences in life, and that sucks.
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February 26, 2015 on Friday Is Officially The New Global Record Release Day
Has anyone heard any of the other albums of note out today? Anything else worth checking out?
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February 10, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
I knew I liked Howard Jones, but after seeing his hair in that video, now I REAALLY like him
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February 7, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This first song is total gibberish and I love it
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January 23, 2015 on Mixtape Of The Week: Future & Zaytoven Beast Mode
A-Trak is right, this Travi$ Scott album is really great! Why hadn't I heard about it?
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January 3, 2015 on A-Trak Explains Why 2014 Was A Great Year For Rap
Most of my favorites are on the list, so here are my 10 favorites that didn't make the list: Wild Beasts - Present Tense Tove Lo - Queen Of The Clouds Bad Suns - Language & Perspective Betty Who - Take Me When You Go Haerts - Haerts Theophilus London - Vibes Absolutely Free - Absolutely Free. Bleachers - Strange Desire Eternal Summers - The Drop Beneath Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
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December 2, 2014 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2014
I knew I recognized that vocal line from something, and then I realized: "Uptown Funk" is ripping off Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything".
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November 23, 2014 on Watch Mark Ronson Perform With Bruno Mars & Mystikal On SNL
Can't wait to listen to this! And if you like pop music, the Betty Who album came out today too and it's a pretty joyous collection of pop songs.
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October 7, 2014 on Album Of The Week: Tinashe Aquarius
Yikes, that Gawker list! No one who has left their house in the last decade would put "I gotta feeling" so high, that song is the plague.
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October 2, 2014 on The Week In Pop: With “Rather Be,” Brainy Hybrid Band Clean Bandit Finds The Feeling
Dammit this isn't a Kanye West song. Stupid Typoglycemia
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September 23, 2014 on Kero Kero Bonito – “Cat Vs. Dog (Kane West Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)
I thought the same thing after the first listen, that it wasn't much of a step forward for them... but after a few more listens, it makes me so, so happy. It makes me happy in a way that few other albums this year can. I can't wait to listen to it again. So maybe they don't need to evolve.
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November 5, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Cut Copy Free Your Mind
I saw them live at CMJ about a week after this album came out. I'd been listening to the CD on repeat on the trains all week, and was feeling like the album was a pretty huge deal. When I got to the Sub Pop showcase, though, the hall was half empty. I guess most CMJ attendees were off seeing bands with more buzz, and those few of us crowded up front for the Shins were there because those songs really meant something to us.
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October 21, 2013 on Chutes Too Narrow Turns 10
Tom, I like that you are broadening the scope. Music videos stopped being something we waited to watch on MTV and became something we clicked on a long time ago, and they are certainly only one of the many types of things we click on to experience music now. That said, I don't care for cellphone videos. I prefer to experience something for the first time at a higher quality. I didn't want to hear the new Dismemberment Plan songs for the first time from some crappy cellphone recording, so I waited for music videos and studio versions. I'd be bummed to see cellphone videos in the countdown. I guess I'm saying, I just hope that "5 Best" continues to mean "Best" and not just "most sensational".
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October 18, 2013 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Yeah, if the bracket was on Stereogum, it would have had opposite results across the board. Grantland has some great music writers, but their readers... are funny.
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September 11, 2013 on Deconstructing: LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” And Trying To Define The Best Song Of The Millennium
I just checked out Rudimental, and I'm not surprised I hadn't heard of them. They're massively British sounding Drum-and-Bass, which isn't really popular here in the states.
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September 11, 2013 on Disclosure, Savages, Bowie Make Mercury Prize 2013 Shortlist