Max the King of All Wild Things

Comments from Max the King of All Wild Things

Taylor vs the Eclipse is not the event I expected but honestly the one I should have foreseen.
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August 21, 2017 on Taylor Swift Shares Snake Teaser, Reportedly For New Single “Timeless”
I have nothing more to add other than that "Chasing Kites" is a perfect pop song.
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August 21, 2017 on Taylor Swift Shares Snake Teaser, Reportedly For New Single “Timeless”
I really fucking love this album. I don't have much to say about it at this point other than that it hit me right where I needed it too, and I feel so lucky to have it.
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August 21, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Brand New Science Fiction
I like how he reads as a little pissy when getting called out on his own bullshit.
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August 21, 2017 on James Murphy Implies He Ended LCD Soundsystem On A Lark To Drive MSG Ticket Sales
I feel like someone in Wolf Alice must have insulted someone at Stereogum's mom or pops. I submit their tag as evidence in favor of this theory: http://www.stereogum.com/tag/wolf-alice/
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August 18, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Damn. I do not understand why the new LCD stuff isn't connecting with me at all. When I first heard "Tonite," I thought it sounded like a solid second-tier song from the first album that never actually built to where it was going. Then I read everyone loving it and have tried to listen to it again, but it's just so flat to me. This is genuinely really frustrating to me. I love those first three records and were actively wishing they'd get back together, but I just keep bouncing off of the new stuff. Will agree with the Julien Baker love going around.
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August 18, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
No. It's an alternate take of the scene that can be found in The Missing Pieces.
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August 14, 2017 on Latest Twin Peaks Episode Dedicated To David Bowie, Who Reappeared Via Archival Footage
That album is gunning for a "I've heard it" from most websites, it seems.
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August 8, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Downtown Boys Cost Of Living
My favorite genre of music is rapidly becoming "soundtrack of an impending nightmare," it seems.
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August 8, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Downtown Boys Cost Of Living
I think it came out last week, but Dean Hurley put out Anthology Resource Vol. 1: △△, which is mostly just soundscapes and [ominous wooshing] from Twin Peaks: The Return, but I love this shit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggXF8p9CvLk
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August 8, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Downtown Boys Cost Of Living
Love(d) them and this show, but it's funny watching the clips now. Maybe it's just that so much about TV has changed in the last ten years that it feels a lot older to me in some ways.
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August 7, 2017 on Flight Of The Conchords’ Comedy-Rock Friendship Still Feels Timeless 10 Years Later
Yeah, his most recent interview I read basically had him Fake News-ing the negative reviews over saying he raps on "Signs of Life."
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August 4, 2017 on Watch Arcade Fire’s Colbert Performance, Complete With Fake Infomercial
I read Underworld while I was in the midst of reading through all of Pynchon, and I'd agree that he's a much more humanistic writer than early Pynchon. I think his work shifts post-Vineland, though, and it's no longer just about the cosmic joke (though it's still there) but about family. When he's working in that mode, he's incredibly human and caring about the people inhabiting his stories. But this is his "messier" and "lesser" work like Against the Day, and it never carries the same cultural cache that, say, GR does. That said, I do think Mason & Dixon, though a tough read sometimes, fits into this mold as well. I liked Underworld, but it had the unfortunate issue of nothing in it coming as close to the opening. But man, what a fucking opening.
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August 4, 2017 on Here’s The Album Artwork For LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream
Years ago I remember reading that James Murphy has read Gravity's Rainbow like five times or something. There's a shot of a bunch of Pynchon books (and I wanna say Weisenburger's annotations, which I recommend if you're ever doing a reread) in Shut Up and Play the Hits. What I mean is, yeah you're probably completely correct.
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August 4, 2017 on Here’s The Album Artwork For LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream
hey, only $15 if you buy the limited edition cassette!
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August 4, 2017 on Here’s The Album Artwork For LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream
Hey, let's all give a special shout out to Microsoft Paint for making one more album cover possible before its death.
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August 4, 2017 on Here’s The Album Artwork For LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream
I haven't come around on the album--have pretty much fallen off after trying and failing a lot to find a way in last week--but man, you're right about "Creature Comfort." The whole album is way more reigned in and slick than these songs are live, and it really shows with that one.
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August 4, 2017 on Watch Arcade Fire’s Colbert Performance, Complete With Fake Infomercial
Like you have R I H A N N A in your movie that you decide to do a tie-in song for, and you let Cara Delevingne go for it? Truly bizarre.
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August 3, 2017 on Your (Completely Speculative) Guide To Taylor Swift’s (Possibly Imminent) New Album
Wait, the Cara Delevingne song is a Valerian tie-in?? Everything about it makes no sense.
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August 3, 2017 on Your (Completely Speculative) Guide To Taylor Swift’s (Possibly Imminent) New Album
Seeing "Storm" live is one of the most incredible fucking things.
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August 2, 2017 on Godspeed You! Black Emperor Announce New Album “Luciferian Towers”
I need both this movie and this song immediately please.
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August 1, 2017 on Preview Sufjan Stevens’ New Song “Mystery Of Love” In Call Me By Your Name Trailer
That "Calvin Harris" is a stage name to sound "racially ambiguous" will never not be funny to me. I don't know why it's the first thing I think of every time I see his name but it is.
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August 1, 2017 on Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2017
"Pistol" is actually a better song, imo, partially because I can buy that Modest Mouse has a sense of humor about it.
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July 28, 2017 on Stream Arcade Fire Everything Now
I feel like people are still overrating this. It's dire, and I've loved all their previous albums. Somehow their worst song on the album isn't the one whose lyrics are entirely: Infinite content Infinite content We're Infinitely content All your money is already spent on it All your money is already spent Infinite content I mean.... Christ.
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July 28, 2017 on Stream Arcade Fire Everything Now
I saw The Drums at a free show earlier this year and was fucking blown away by how into them everyone was. I was only a little familiar with them (my girlfriend loves them), but I definitely felt like the odd one out there, and by the crowd's reaction, you'd think they were the biggest band in the world. Was pretty cool to see.
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July 26, 2017 on Who Knew The Faint Were Still So Popular? And Other Thoughts After FYF Fest 2017
Well that's just becoming an old man, gramps.
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July 26, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY8C3cIMR4o
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July 26, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now
The album count is different, but I don't think that makes the trajectory any different. Arcade Fire is just going there much quicker and--as you note--in a much less transitional context than the rock scene of the early 90's. To me, U2's evolution, though irony laden, was at least more forward thinking in that they were trying to push into more contemporary sounds whereas Arcade Fire is mostly returning to a pomo well that's already been done for a bit.
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July 26, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now
I feel personally attacked that this outstanding video autoplayed right into "Signs of Life."
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July 26, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now