Max the King of All Wild Things
Colbert apparently played it a lot during tapings, too.
I’ve mentioned it before, but I once saw Colbert at a Jeff Mangum show, the guy just beaming with excitement like the rest of us. It was great.
To be fair, though, I’m not sure what album D’Angelo’s wouldn’t beat out.
I was half-hoping for a Pom Pom-like one sentence diss before actually the write up actually began.
First they came for the White Supremacists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a White Supremacist.
And then nothing happened, and everything was totally fine.
I felt similarly to the All Tomorrow’s Boxes PE, which was the day of release, I think, and even had the line “On first pass, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes feels more like a world to be explored than a set of songs you can experience casually.”
No kidding. I thought Premature Evaluations were supposed to mention how an album didn’t measure up to Yeezus. I’m so confused now!
In this world of a third D’Angelo album, it seems down is the new up.
D’Angelo, Modest Mouse, Panda Bear . . . man. Who knew a Monday in December would contain all these musical goodies.
“In the tech industry – and the restaurant industry, or any industry, really – it is considered necessary to spend, experiment, fail, struggle, borrow capital and ultimately find a healthy balance between expenditure and income.”
Isn’t that exactly what everyone shits on the tech industry for these days, though? That it’s a gross, borderline bubble of investors just throwing money at apps and startups that seem to have no fucking clue what they’re doing or what they could actually do to make a profit? Maybe not the best reference point.
I’d sure like to get some of this “risk-based investing” in my industry though.
Please, somebody, give me money.
No kidding. I am so psyched for this album and really digging the direction Panda Bear seems to be taking with it.
Like, albums this long-awaited are not supposed to be this good, right? My God. It feels like anything could happen now. There’s a new sexy, sexy optimism in the air.