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 +4Posted on Feb 28th, 2012 | re: Radiohead - "Identikit" & "Cut A Hole" (52 comments)

It sounded a little different in person. The vocals were almost certainly a play on the Animal Collective back and forth Noah/Avey vocals but the instrumentation felt kind of the XX-like (specifically like Basic Space.)

Still a really exciting new song.

 0Posted on Jan 25th, 2012 | re: Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Born To Die (224 comments)

For what its worth, most of the music that has “instilled a feeling of childlike joy and wonder” in me has tended to age poorly (think Justice circa 2007.)

For me, some instances of that feeling are actually something that sounds like your childhood (I’m thinking Music Has The Right To Children) but I’m starting to think that the other times its a serotonin release from your brain discovering something totally new that it likes.

Hence, something new will eventually stop feeling new and that’s why I guess I’ve found some of that music to age poorly.

 +13Posted on Jan 25th, 2012 | re: Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Born To Die (224 comments)

She doesn’t live up to her potential but this is far from anywhere near as bad as this evaluation says.

It’s overproduced and too long but there are at least 3 or 4 more solid Lana tracks here. Not a disaster by any definition.

When Robyn releases an album with 4 good songs and bunch of same-y pop songs everybody skips we consider it ‘end of the year list’ great. When the next great collagen hope releases an album with with 1:3 good song ratio, it’s a disaster.

Perspective!