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Agreed with those who said the mixing job is very weird on this. No breathing room whatsoever. It’s especially strange considering how notorious Billy was as a perfectionist during the Siamese Dream era, re-doing most of the album himself so it “sounded right”.
Sounds kinda like Phoenix to me…
Metal usually gets relegated to the Black Market column except in rare cases (only Yob, Triptykon, and Pallbearer have gotten Album of the Week this year)
There’s a pretty simple answer. Overt sexism is much more prevalent in hip-hop lyrics, so fighting against it can feel much more Sisyphean. Although when high-profile rappers really “cross the line” they get called out as well, see the Rick Ross UOENO thing. Whereas indie rock is not really known for lyrics like “Your bitch is on my dick like a glue stick” so when an indie rocker says some sexist or questionable stuff, it’s much easier to jump on them for not sticking to indie’s squeaky-clean image.
Well damn. And here I thought I was bored with hip-hop this year.
Round and round
I recently listened to SAW, SAW II, and I Care Because You Do while building a computer. It was a perfect soundtrack. The computer finally hummed to life during “Alberto Balsam”. It was beautiful.
I was just thinking how Thom Yorke’s “Nose Grows Some”, which is a great song, cribs its sounds pretty heavily from “Xtal”, track one on an album that came out 22 years ago.
I can’t agree with anyone expressing disappointment in Flying Lotus. I’d say it starts to lose the plot a bit towards the end, but “Turtles” and “Ready err Not” are just sublime.
South Park being who they are, the episode was *somewhat* offensive, but overall I would argue that it was sympathetic to trans issues.