Max the King of All Wild Things

Comments from Max the King of All Wild Things

The guy who made The Blueprint is currently getting compared to the Bluths, which is just about the most damning summary of Tidal I've seen yet.
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March 31, 2015 on Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal
To be fair on the tap water point, NYC's tap is pretty good, so maybe he's just spoiled.
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March 31, 2015 on Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal
Plus... Who the fuck is paying 6 fucking dollars for water and why aren't they just giving me their money?
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March 31, 2015 on Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal
I honestly wonder if they will be able to tell, though. Most people are probably streaming Spotify over their laptops while studying, off their phone into their earbuds, using their offline playlists on the subway, listening with one earbud in while at work, etc etc. In most of those cases, are people streaming stuff through headphones and speakers that are going to make that audio quality readily discernible? I guess it's less of a question about will they tell and more so _can_ the large audience Tidal needs to succeed tell the difference due to the listening habits and hardware being used.
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March 31, 2015 on Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal
"I was told there would be punch and pie."
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March 31, 2015 on Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal
I guess it's even a good thing that my hopes were so high for it in the first place. I preordered it because I allowed myself to get excited and based off the strength of the lead singles, but it turns out those were the best the album had to offer. Oh well. Great album art, though.
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March 31, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
No kidding. This album is fucking marvelous. I barely know what to do with myself after it but play it again. It's awesome that this and Sufjan came out this week: they're both powerful, emotional works in the complete opposite ways. Music is wild, man. Also, DCFC for Most Disappointing Album of the Week.
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March 31, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
Did you watch the event? For me, it's the language around how they presented it, particularly when positioning this as the streaming solution that is _finally_ beneficial to the artist all without ever mentioning just, you know, _how_ it was going to be that. Couple that with no free option, which seems impressively short-sighted, the whole thing just felt like a lot of successful musicians (many of them good! but still) congratulated themselves for being friends with one another and spending money on a purchasing a business. Take that self importance and throw in an obnoxious viral campaign that co-opts the norms of political and social support movements on social media (again, for a business) and baby, you got a backlash going.
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March 30, 2015 on Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event
The Radiohead thing raises a question for me: Does that mean this has Radiohead's backing or (possibly more likely) mean this has the backing of Parlophone/EMI? Would they have to get permission from Radiohead? The idea of a label using a song to give the appearance of a band being for something that claims to be "artist-driven" would just be the perfect encapsulation of what this entire PR stunt felt like.
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March 30, 2015 on Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event
Someday someone will write a fascinating novel about Jack White's transformation into a living Johnny Depp character.
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March 30, 2015 on Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLA I know it's the typical nature with PR things, but man, did they really couch this in a lot of revolutionary, self congratulatory rhetoric about this "continuing journey" that was super annoying. I hope this thing fails. And people need to stop cherry picking Nietzsche quotes.
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March 30, 2015 on Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event
Ah hell. That 48 should have been 90. Even my computer seems to be in on the conspiracy, 1s and 0s attempting to silence the truth. . . .
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March 30, 2015 on The Haxan Cloak Says Jay Z’s Tidal Promo Ripped Him Off
HAXAN CLOAK= 8+1+24+1+14+3+12+15+1+11 = 90 TIDAL = 20+9+4+1+12 = 46 48+46 = 136 If we then subtract the Devil's Constant (D) from 136, we get: 136-D = 136-(23) = 113 113 backwards? That's right. 311.
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March 30, 2015 on The Haxan Cloak Says Jay Z’s Tidal Promo Ripped Him Off
Oh this is great. "I Can Do No Wrong" has definitely wormed its way deep inside my brain.
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March 30, 2015 on Stream American Wrestlers American Wrestlers
This stream is really bad. Can we destroy the word "platform" now?
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March 30, 2015 on Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Blue Avatars From Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Third Man, & Others
Come on, now, blochead. I refused to believe you haven't listened to _any_ Kanye.
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March 30, 2015 on See Jack White, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Madonna, & More Looking Serious In A Promo For Jay Z’s Tidal
Pretty sure I also heard him ripped off in an episode of LOST and also every serialized drama post 9/11.
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March 30, 2015 on The Haxan Cloak Says Jay Z’s Tidal Promo Ripped Him Off
It's still better than the comment count after the last redesign. This place was a goddamn ghost town for ages. Even Videogum's comment count dropped for quite a bit.
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March 30, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments