mr. mayonaise

Comments from mr. mayonaise

Damn, the only new Turnover song on Spotify is "Cutting My Fingers Off". Fortunately, that one is great too. Let's go with that.
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April 24, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Turnover- New Scream If that one's too much of a bummer, swap it out for "Humming". Happy birthday!
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April 24, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Actually, 8chan is now the hot new internet cesspool. 4chan is old news.
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April 23, 2015 on Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Responds To Misogynist Trolls: “Bring It On, Motherfuckers”
This album slays. Not really metal, but it still packs a wallop and Parsonz's voice is incredible.
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April 23, 2015 on Royal Thunder – “Time Machine” Video
To Twitter's credit, they've recently unveiled new policies that lock a user out of their account until they delete their offensive tweet. That's a step forward. Trolling and saying offensive things for attention has been part and parcel of the internet since day one. I know that sounds defeatist but as long as the internet lets you be anonymous and teenagers and sociopaths are allowed to use it, we'll continue to see shit like this. I think it's on the companies like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc, to step it up and do a better job of policing their platforms.
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April 23, 2015 on Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Responds To Misogynist Trolls: “Bring It On, Motherfuckers”
That's my favorite of the Dogfish collabs that I've had, though I haven't had many because those big bottles are damn expensive. I didn't know Elysian got bought out by InBev, that's really sad. Goose Island is a pale imitation of what it used to be, I hope they don't ruin the Superfuzz too bad. I love that beer. Had a great time at their brewpub in Seattle. Sigh.
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April 23, 2015 on There’s Beer In The Jar: 8 Boundary-Pushing Brewer-Musician Collaborations
Bloc, I know you're not a hip-hop fan but Lil Wayne's "Da Drought 3" changed the way I think about rap. Give it a shot sometime.
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April 23, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Young Thug, Lil Wayne, & Killing Your Idols
Damn, dude. No Ceilings near the bottom? That's #2 for me after Da Drought 3. I really thought Wayne lost it after Dedication 3, but No Ceilings made me a believer again. Of course, Rebirth came right after that, so it didn't last long...
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April 23, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Young Thug, Lil Wayne, & Killing Your Idols
Uh, yeah, dude. Best music in ages. Bjork's best album since Medulla, Sufjan's best album since Illinois, The Mountain Goats' best album since The Sunset Tree, the return of Sleater-Kinney, Kendrick putting out the best hip-hop album since the last Kendrick album, exciting newcomers like Viet Cong and Courtney Barnett, a new fucking Godspeed You! Black Emperor record, a thrilling, lively pop-punk/emo scene, an absolutely astonishing metal scene, the list goes on. You've got to be actively trying not to pay attention if you don't hear amazing music all around.
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April 23, 2015 on After Coachella, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Is Not Psyched About Modern Music
Carter II is dope and probably better as a straight-up rap album, but it's a bit samey-sounding and exhausting compared to the way-out weirdness of Carter III. Honestly that whole series has never been Wayne's greatest showcase.
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April 22, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Young Thug, Lil Wayne, & Killing Your Idols
I dunno, I still have a hard time hearing this guy as anything but a poor man's Lil Wayne. The great thing about Wayne wasn't the weird voices, the yelping and croaking, the slurred auto-tune. Wayne was great because when he was on fire, he spit ridiculous, hilarious punchlines in an endless rapid fire barrage that made you lose your breath. Wayne is basically the reason Rap Genius was invented. Young Thug just seems like all of Wayne's tics and mannerisms without any of his, y'know, rapping ability.
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April 21, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Young Thug Barter 6
Damn, I had no idea that this is what I wanted from KEN Mode, but this kicks ass. Yeah, it's kinda Mclusky but I miss those guys so that's fine.
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April 21, 2015 on KEN Mode – “Those Tight Jeans”
"Music has become stagnant, diluted and totally derivative." How can you say this when we're only 4 months deep into 2015 and it's already the greatest year for new music in ages? There is nothing short of an avalanche of amazing music being put out right now.
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April 21, 2015 on After Coachella, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Is Not Psyched About Modern Music
I've been listening to the 3 singles over and over again just waiting for this record to come out. These guys are really something else.
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April 20, 2015 on Turnover – “Humming”
To some extent, decentralization does require a restructuring of the internet, but probably not as massive and radical as you imagine. In fact, it's already happening. In addition to the explicit decentralization projects I mentioned, just think about how web content is hosted and delivered nowadays. Not so long ago, it was standard practice for a website and all of its assets to be hosted on a single physical server, so if I wanted to load a jpg from stereogum.com, my computer would literally have to talk to a server in Stereogum's office closet somewhere. Now websites use clouds of virtual servers, CDNs, and other tools to distribute their hosting all over the network. Nowadays, if I want to download stevealbini.jpg, I could be fetching from a virtual CDN server floating in the ether somewhere. The goal of a project like IPFS, just for example, is to take this principle to the next step by fetching stevealbini.jpg from the closest computer that has it cached. The question of how to monetize such a model is a good one. Innovations in network technology and infrastructure have a notorious habit of prioritizing free and easy. Then the money people stumble in and try to figure out how to fix the mess we made ;)
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April 16, 2015 on Steve Albini Weighs In On Tidal Debate
Examples would be projects like IPFS, Synereo, Bitcoin, and mesh networks. Right now we're still in the age of monolithic, closed-off data hosts, but it's an unsustainable model so it's only a matter of time before things change.
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April 15, 2015 on Steve Albini Weighs In On Tidal Debate
I see the sort of service that Albini describes as inevitable. The internet is already starting to move away from the philosophy of discrete files hosted in specific locations, and more towards a completely distributed, torrentesque swarm of content. Hypothetically, such an app could have a database that assigns "Billy Jean" to a waveform, and scours the internet for a matching waveform and sends you what it finds.
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April 15, 2015 on Steve Albini Weighs In On Tidal Debate
I've put Kvelertak and Disfear on party playlists before, but my girlfriend always comes up to me and says "What the hell are you doing??". I have no conception of what normal people might want to listen to.
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April 15, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Tribulation The Children Of The Night
I gotta say, I'm usually all about more fuzz, but I liked the cleaner production on the single version of "Buttercups" more. I feel like muddiness of the album version undermines the hooks a bit. That said, "Gimme Gimme" is a serious jam.
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April 15, 2015 on Stream Nai Harvest Hairball (Stereogum Premiere)
Damn, those are like all my favorite Luna songs. Can't wait for them to announce more US dates.
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April 14, 2015 on Watch 6 Songs From Luna’s First Concert In 10 Years