Dawg you worded this headlined very strangely. Pictured Benedict Cumberbatch simply sprawled across the two previously mentioned bodies.
I’ve been on a only chicken, seafood, and vegetable diet since the week after Bonnaroo and I still think about pizza and cookies ALL DAY SON though maybe that isn’t that much of a knock on the theory because I was never in the mindset that this is a permanent thing, I always saw an end point so it was much less likely for my tastes to just change when I wasn’t trying to make them. In the same vain though while the ending of Jay Z’s 22 days is much more ambiguous than mine because he doesn’t know what exactly he’s going to do once it ends the fact that he doesn’t have a clear goal also makes it challenging to evaluate the 22 day theory.
There’s absolutely no need to defend Kanye here, it’s just how much crap you are able filter out when Kanye is saying something. It is simply a broad generalization which is offensive and ignorant, but everybody has a different filter and some people can accept that Kanye can make ignorant statements within a broader not completely ignorant argument, while some people stop and say, “dude how can we listen to your point when you just throw in stupid shit like that”
…Then of course there are the people that think, “hey I’m very impressed by some things Kanye has done so I must look at EVERYTHING that comes out of him through lens that it must be genius and the challenge is up to me to decipher how exactly it is genius”
I prefer My Name Is to all the other novelty-is songs that tried to recapture its popularity (real slim shady, without me, we made you, etc.) and I was blown to find out he doesnt really play it live anymore (he basically says the chorus once then goes into the next song). Definitely a fan of My Name Is
I’ll never figure out why people don’t think Cleaning out my closest is a terrible song haha. For me I think his first two albums are good albums (for others it’s the first 3, it usually seems at least) and than from that point on he remained a very good rapper I just didn’t like his music. His skills didn’t really seem to diminish I just feel like I have different taste and a different ear than him cause I can appreciate his writing, but not really like his songs at all for the most part of the rest of his albums. Also I can’t get into his “singing” voice when he’s not trying to be funny. Love seeing him as a featured artist though.
Sidenote I think it’d be great if he put out a collaborative album with somebody who carry the artistic vision of it. Could produce something great.
I wasn’t really making an argument, but if you agree that the writer chooses to open their argument with a rather silly support than you can agree at the very least it wasn’t a very well-structured argument. The main thing that makes the argument baseless to me is not even that it claims the Beatles are irrelevant, unimpressive, or influential it’s that it somehow believes that the artists that are accepted as the best in classical and jazz music are somehow only remembered based purely on how awesome they are like Beethoven and Duke Ellington just composed some stuff and their basement and needed no level of support or commercial success to be remembered by music historians. Let alone the fact that the majority of the argument is composed of completely subjective statements as if they were objective (It’s nice that you think the kinks, the who, and the rolling stones are better than The Beatles. I happen to like all four bands and I think The Beatles are the best and it just so happens that more people agree with me and that just happens to be how someone’s influence is usually decided. Although it’d be nice if simply saying “this artist is better than this one” made it true and it’d make this argument a much more convincing one). I think this was more to get a reaction than it was actually meant to be a well-though out well-written opinion piece so you win in the long run for sure.
I’m sure nobody else was considering reading the link, but in case you were the arguement goes something like this:
The Beatles are only regarded as great because they were the highest selling, but they weren’t the highest selling and rock critics only categorize them as great because they are mistaken about them being the best selling artist.
…but I like to think of it more like
All I know is that my top 4 are sgt pepper, abbey road, white album, and revolver, but those are always shuffling. I think personally I have to go with the white album, but i think it has to do with when i came across it but you could say that about anyones list I guess. If I were to force myself I’d go…
2. Abbey Road
3. Sgt. Pepper’s
5. Rubber Soul
7. Let It Be
8. Magical Mystery Tour
9. Hard Day’s Night
10. Please Please Me
11. Beatles For Sale
12. With the Beatles
13. Yellow Submarine (I gotta say I grew up on the SONGtrack album witch is a great album, but more of compilation)
Definitely not a single album I don’t thoroughly enjoy
The link doesn’t work. I CALLED OUT SICK FROM WORK FOR THIS DAMN IT!
I’m pretty impressed somebody had the artistically and scientifically genius mindset and abilities to paint somebody slightly chubbier.
Also I’ve never been more unsure of whether I’ve seen nipples are not…somebody tell me if I saw nipples.
Sometimes I feel like Kanye makes something I like only to then do everything in his power to try to not make me not like it. It’s the ultimate ego move because at the end of the day he knows I’m still gonna like it at least a little.
opinions that disagree with a posted opinion will be viewed as intolerance, apparently
I don’t believe you…they most have posted after me and changed their time stamps…I was the first one to ever like The Beatles
but seriously I thought I control+F-ed beatles but i must of used a typo or something
I could say that’s easiest not the worst album cover ever, we all could, that’s the easy way out though, we got to put up or shut up. It’d be too tough to have to post “the worst”, but you gotsta post one worse than this…..GO
I know this is an NME list so its smiths, blur, etc. worship is expected, and I hope that is why no one has said anything in this extensive list of complaints, but if even so it bothers the shit out of me that stereogum’s readership doesn’t think its ridiculously that a smith album is the best album of all time. Really? better than any Beatles album, REALLY? I know it’s cliche and unoriginal to think The Beatles is one of the best bands with many of the best albums, but Beatles aside, The Smiths album shouldn’t be near the top ten even from a Smiths worshiping publication, in an actual list it shouldn’t be near the top 100. Don’t Ge me started on Pulp being top ten. I know this like complaining about MTV’s VMA nominations, but how can any semi-serious music publication actually think this is a top ten. It might be cool to put together a different than the other million simular lists out there, but there is a very good reason noone else would think about putting The Smiths, Pulp, and Stone Roses in the Top ten albums of all time.
It seems like such a weird thing to do purely for the media. I say this not because it was a big production. Proposal can be vert fun and big productions, but because of how it was set up to be so boring. Looks like there was a party but why would you have people just sitting in chars on a baseball diamond for a 20 minute long proposal with a bunch of media in attendance? I mean I guess I know WHY I just mean seems weird that they solely did their actual proposal as purely a press conference scenario pretty much. Could have gotten the press and had it be both fun and sentimental like stopping a party right in the middle and just busting out on a genetically engineered unicorn.
That follow up Jepsen single was pretty darn successful and much more then anyone could have expected as a follow up to call me maybe…jerk
I’d assume because vols 1 & 2 are composed of new original music and therefore can still be determined to be released on a streaming service like spotify, but vol 3 it older already released songs so it would cause more issues to go back and have all of those songs allowed to be streamed now just because they’re on a new compilation. I don;t spotify anymore so i don’t know if any or how many of those artists dont have those songs already on spotify
Except GTAV not needing the added exposure on indie music websites whatsoever…at all, but still a win all around for the actual reason it happened: it enhances the gameplay.
I never actually to either installment, I just assumed Take Back the Night and TKO were off the first one. Another completely uninteresting thought I have about the 20/20 experience is that I prefer Suit and Tie over Mirrors, part of it as to do with “Yesterday’s history, tomorrow’s a mystery” line just seemed like a poor cheesy use of a cliche and it always rubs me the wrong way. Basically I feel like Suit & Tie achieves dancability more than Mirrors achieves emotional anthem.