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popstar* Goddamn auto-correct
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January 22, 2016 on Will “Indie Pop” Ever Become Pop, Period?
I think indie-pop in many ways only applies to the US. The UK/Europe seems much more willing to put anyone at the top of the charts. Chvrches are far bigger over there, as are a lot of other "indie" bands by States comparison. "Låpsley seems to exist on the other side of the invisible “indie pop”/pop divide from Chairlift and Wet." I wonder what would happen if Chairlift was a British band on a British label. Maybe they'd have as much a chance as Lapsley. If Lapsley were on a US indie would she even matter?
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January 22, 2016 on Will “Indie Pop” Ever Become Pop, Period?
Robyn was a poster and mainstream way back in the late 90s. "Show me love" was all over the radio, I'm sure plenty of people could still sing it. I find it fascinating that she did the teen pop thing, then went quiet for a bit and came back as "indie-pop." Probably a lot to do with PR at labels.
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January 22, 2016 on Will “Indie Pop” Ever Become Pop, Period?
I know that I shouldn't try to understand the categorizations, but I do find it funny that Florence is now pop...and apparently rock. Ah well, just happy she got nominated (I think she was the only thing missing from 'gum's list for me).
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December 7, 2015 on Here Are The 2016 Grammy Nominations
Lolla definitely caters to the suburban teenager crowd, same as Spring Awakening and North Coast. I tend to avoid downtown on those weekends. Pitchfork is great, just the right size. Plus you don't get overwhelmed with too many acts.
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December 3, 2015 on Lollapalooza Expanding To 4 Days Next Year In Honor Of 25th Anniversary
I'm not sure I've ever said anything about CRJ on stereogum, so I'll allow myself to be part of the hate for a minute. Well, hate is too strong a word. Her album is fine and fun, but after 3 listens I never needed to hear it again. It just doesn't resonate as a great or memorable pop album to me. Nothing got stuck in my head for days, none of it made me want to dance for joy. It just didn't do anything. Also, predictions for next year's random popstar that 'gum loves?
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December 1, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015
My best papers in college were written at 3am while blasting Explosions through my headphones.
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November 19, 2015 on Explosions In The Sky Preview New Music In Tour Trailer
I really don't understand why stereogum is pushing so hard for Keef.
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July 31, 2015 on Chief Keef: “Fuck The Mayor With A Sandpaper Dick!”
Is this secretly a videogum post? Because It's missing something: http://static.stereogum.com/blogs.dir/2/files/2010/07/Gwyneth-Paltrow-Videogum.jpg
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July 28, 2015 on Gwyneth Paltrow Designed A $1,695 Clutch Honoring Biggie & Tupac
Oh eff off about "a city shutting down it's own talent." All Keef does is incite and support the violence happening in this city. And by street rappers, do you mean the teens that post to youtube throwing up gang affiliations that lead to shootings? Yeah, those aren't artists. Public safety is actually a big concern in this case and I'm glad the city stepped up regardless of whatever other motivations you think there are. We've already had too many shootings this year. I wish I could actually articulate why it's so idiotic to support Keef and all his bs, but instead I'll just point people to better-written pieces on it: Wired had a great article on the link between social media and violence in Chicago. That plus the "This American Life" two-parter on Harper High are good starters to understanding what's happening with violence in Chicago. Go learn a few things before you try to sound so high and mighty supporting "artists."
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July 23, 2015 on Banned By Chicago Mayor, Chief Keef Says Hologram Show Will Go On In A Secret Location
Agreed on name changes (though maybe not to those names). The problem with "Album of the Week" is it sounds like the album picked "won" out over other releases for the week. People even list their own "winners" in the comments. Premature evaluation usually just indicates a leak or early streaming, not a higher honor and such.
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July 21, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy
YES. I'm an old fogey so finding the leak was just irritating me. I'm glad I didn't have to wait until my vinyl came in.
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July 20, 2015 on Stream Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy
I know that I should've seen this coming, but I was really holding out hope they'd do a tour so I could actually see them. They're one of those bands that has stuck around much longer than I expected. In the last year or so especially they've been in heavy rotation for me. Something about their music makes me both extremely happy and extremely sad at the same time. I remember in high school listening to "Reconstruction Site" and crying to almost every song, not because they were particularly sad but they were just so beautiful to me. Most of the songs can still do that today. Top Ten Favorite Weakerthans songs (in no order): Diagnosis Anchorless The Reasons Night Windows Left and Leaving My Favorite Chords Our Retired Explorer Wellington's Wednesdays Without Mythologies Tournament of Hearts
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July 15, 2015 on The Weakerthans Break Up
I still have a copy of the original CD with Superman on it. Newbury Comics was still selling it despite it being pulled everywhere. I kind of like the cover better with Superman on it. Looks empty without him. This was my first intro to Sufjan in album form. I'd heard "Detroit Lift Up Your Weary Head" but ended up buying Illinois instead. I listened to the front half all summer before heading off to work but didn't tackle the back half until later (I only spent about 30 min at home before work). It was like discovering a whole new album. My favorite songs have jumped around but "Out of Egypt" gets me every time. I really wish the vinyl ended with that instead of "The Avalanche." It ruins the moment for me.
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July 3, 2015 on Illinois Turns 10
I loved TTs, even the quirkiness when a loud band would be playing the Middle East downstairs as you're trying to listen to an acoustic band in TT's. It was part of the charm. I went a few times as an under-18 year-old with my sis, had to have big Xs on both my hands but they always let me into the 18+ shows. It was like a right of passage going when I was 21 and didn't have to deal with that anymore.
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June 18, 2015 on Pixies Playing T.T. The Bear’s Farewell Show Tonight
I think it's kind of obvious that I might need to own one of these. Also, they don't seem to be in the store yet. Can't wait to see how ridiculous the prices are.
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June 17, 2015 on Hot Chip Launch Peanuts Merch
I think it's less our generation and more gen-x/boomer marketers trying to latch onto what they think we like.
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June 17, 2015 on 90s Fest Bringing Smash Mouth, Coolio, Pauly Shore, & Possibly Crystal Pepsi To Williamsburg
I was actually really hoping this was just a Bobby Darin cover.
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May 23, 2015 on Destroyer – “Dream Lover”
Tom, are you a Cuse fan or just a basketball fan in general? Or did Jonny Flynn just come up in your google search?
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May 18, 2015 on Kinks Biopic You Really Got Me Gets Stars, Director
I am so jealous of everyone that was there. That is without a doubt my favorite song of his. Someday I hope he comes to IL and just plays all of Illnois and the Avalanche. Preferably while I'm still living here.
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May 17, 2015 on Watch Sufjan Stevens Play “The Predatory Wasp…” Live For The First Time In 8 Years