Comments from mr. mayonaise

Gonna have to disagree there. I think Kehinde Wiley is absolutely fantastic and Barnett Newman is kinda boring. But hey, art opinions LOL. I agree that MoMA's permanent collection is fantastic and Brooklyn Museum can't really compare, though it certainly has some gems in its collection as well. I was referring to MoMA's major exhibitions being terrible for years now, while Brooklyn is banging out one phenomenal exhibit after another.
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March 5, 2015 on Art Critics Hate Björk’s MoMa Retrospective
I'll probably still check it out, but I can't say I'm too surprised. MoMA has been a largely crappy museum for a while now. Brooklyn Museum is the most progressive and interesting museum in the city nowadays, by far.
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March 5, 2015 on Art Critics Hate Björk’s MoMa Retrospective
Ehhh it's pretty good, glad to hear that Kanye still has some decent bars left in him. But... Yeezus sounded totally different from MBDTF, which sounded totally different from 808s, which sounded totally different from Graduation. This sounds like it could've been on Yeezus.
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March 3, 2015 on Kanye West – “All Day” (Feat. Allan Kingdom, Theophilus London, & Paul McCartney)
So, I'm confused about which posts make it to the front page. At first I thought Stereogum was just posting less because of the redesign, then I discovered there were a bunch of hidden posts behind the "Newsfeed" link. Should I just change my bookmark to sgum.com/news if I want to see everything? Honestly I thought the main problem with the old layout was that stories got pushed off the front page too quickly. Now some of them don't make it to the front page at all? Why not just have a scrolling newsfeed in a sidebar?
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February 27, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
As I was typing this comment, the full record became available to stream on Bandcamp. Hail Satan!
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February 27, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2015
Lots of great picks this time around! My favorite is probably the Elder track, it's a beast. Plus they have the album opener up on their Bandcamp, and now I'm officially pumped for the whole record.
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February 27, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2015
Pitchfork's review of this album is such garbage. It makes it sound like a formerly-noisy punk band sanded off all their edges, which is not the case at all. This album rips and destroys. Every track is a killer. The production is cleaner than on Ugly, but who gives a shit when the songs are this good? Screaming Females deserve better.
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February 24, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Screaming Females Rose Mountain
They might be a relic of a bygone time or just not considered cool anymore, but I'm a sucker for Death Cab. "Black Sun" grew on me a lot and I really dig this.
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February 23, 2015 on Death Cab For Cutie – “No Room In Frame”
I'm not gonna whine too much about the redesign but you guys gotta expand the Heavy Rotation back to 9
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February 21, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments + Redesign FAQ
Yep. Parks and Rec is ending and getting all sappy. Key & Peele, Workaholics, and Portlandia are all okay but spinning their wheels. Louie is not really a comedy anymore, if it ever was. SNL is whatever. But Broad City is firing on all cylinders.
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February 20, 2015 on Watch TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone As A Brooklyn Music Store Clerk On Broad City
Feminism has always started on the far left and seeped into mainstream rhetoric from there, that's not anything new. Affirmative action is not gender fascism (LOL what?), criticism is not "scaling back" free expression. Words like mafia and machine make it sound like feminism is organized or even remotely coordinated- give me a break.
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February 20, 2015 on Kim Gordon Trashes Lana Del Rey: “[She] Doesn’t Even Know What Feminism Is”
Eh, LDR's comments about feminism are dumb as hell (like you can't be interested in feminism and "intergalactic possibilities" at the same time??) but Kim also seems to be dragging LDR into an argument about feminism for no particular reason. Yes, there is more to calling yourself a feminist than being a girl-power free spirit, it takes real work and real fighting, but I don't see what that has to do with Lana Del Rey.
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February 20, 2015 on Kim Gordon Trashes Lana Del Rey: “[She] Doesn’t Even Know What Feminism Is”
Disagree. Modern Guilt is great.
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
"Beck’s 44 now. Earnest psychedelia and acoustic-based music is probably a better direction for him to pursue than any further attempts to revisit the grab-bag freneticism of something like Odelay. " Why? Michael Gira is like 97 or something and he still makes crazy ass weird experimental music. Personally I thought Morning Phase was pleasant in a "put it on as background music on a lazy afternoon" sort of way, but I don't want Beck to become stale.
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
Ah true, last I heard they just announced that they were back in the studio and aiming for a 2015 release but who knows what will happen.
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February 19, 2015 on Blur Announce New Album Magic Whip, Hear 1st Single “Go Out”
announced stuff: Heems, Modest Mouse, Nai Harvest, Chance the Rapper, Hop Along, Fort Lean, Death Cab, The Wrens, Run the Jewels, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Gorillaz, Metz, Sufjan Stevens maybe (because they haven't released an album since at least 2012): Japandroids, Baroness, Godspeed, Grimes, M83, Robyn, Dinosaur Jr there's probably some I'm forgetting. It's just a stacked year.
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February 19, 2015 on Blur Announce New Album Magic Whip, Hear 1st Single “Go Out”
I wasn't really sold on these new tracks but this one got its claws in me and the others are growing on me as well. Consider myself officially excited!
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February 18, 2015 on Modest Mouse – “The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box”
I've always thought of Pussy Riot more as a prankster/activist collective more than a serious musical concern, but this is pretty rad.
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February 18, 2015 on Pussy Riot – “I Can’t Breathe” Video
Ugly was fun but this is fucking awesome
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February 17, 2015 on Stream Screaming Females Rose Mountain
Bloc Party were the first concert I went to without my parents, when I was in high school (I didn't listen to a lot of new music or have a lot of friends before then). I stood right in the front row and it was magical. "Banquet" still hits me right in the feels whenever I hear it. Also, "Positive Tension" doesn't get enough love.
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February 13, 2015 on Silent Alarm Turns 10