Yossarian

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Jens Lekman is maybe the best human being on the planet right now. I stood by and watched the world (mostly) ignore that excellent Cloud Nothings album (yes, I am a white dude in my mid-20s, why do you ask?), but I will not let the world ignore Jens fucking Lekman. I mean he's Jens fucking Lekman. I mean, there's a song about giving a 3D printed tumor to a waitress. And did I mention this is a new album from Jens fucking Lekman?
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February 17, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
My goal in life is to increase the world's supply of oddly specific jokes.
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February 17, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors
Soon every tasteful indie rock album will have a reference to the Ace Hotel, the way every podcast has a Caspar Mattress ad.
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February 17, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors
I'm aware that Drake is Canadian, but a little thing like "constitutionality" hasn't stopped the current president...
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February 15, 2017 on Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 5 Today
Prediction: Ye is actually going to make the announcement that Drake is his VP nom for 2020.
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February 15, 2017 on Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 5 Today
Well, as terrible as many of the nominations were, at least some good stuff is winning? (I'm writing this around 8:40, before we all find out that, in a surprise upset, album of the year goes to hidden nominee The Chainsmokers.)
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February 12, 2017 on Grammys 2017: Winners List
Oh, shit -- I just checked, and coincidentally, it turns out someone has been playing the song for 15 to 20 minutes on my Spotify account.
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February 2, 2017 on Hackers Target Radio Stations, Force Them To Play YG’s “FDT” On Repeat
I LOATHED the concept of Hamilton when I first heard about it but have actually come around. Mostly because Lin-Manuel Miranda seems like a genuinely delightful person in interviews. His public persona is relentlessly positive without being cloying, kind of like Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks IRL? I guess I was expecting anyone who wrote a rap-musical to be unbearably pretentious, but he just seems like a dude who really loves history, theater, and rap. (Of course this change of opinion doesn't matter, cuz tickets are still impossible to get.)
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January 26, 2017 on Movie Musical Soundtracks Have The Charts Feeling Like La La Land
The song that plays in Under The Skin whenever they're in the black room is one of my favorites from any film ever. Haven't seen/heard Jackie, but I'd imagine it's great.
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January 24, 2017 on Best Song Oscar Nominees Include Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone
I saw Downtown Boys recently, and they played a bunch of really great new songs. I think they said they're headed to the studio next week, which is maybe the only good news I've heard lately.
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January 20, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
He could show me 4 different forms of photo ID and I still wouldn't serve him alcohol.
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January 18, 2017 on Nick Cave Scores New Movie, Appears In Viral Selfie
That PSY/Snoop collab was legitimately amazing -- an In Utero to "Gangnam Style"'s Nevermind, if you will.
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January 1, 2017 on The Worst Playlist Of 2016
I hadn't seen that top comment until today but it would be one of the funniest things I've ever read if it didn't sound scarily prescient.
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December 30, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
It's kind of like if Snoop Dogg died on 4/20.
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December 25, 2016 on R.I.P. George Michael
The last time I made SUD, it was on an article about the burgeoning solo career of Christopher Owens from Girls. So... it's been a few hype cycles since then.
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December 24, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I really really loved Mal Blum's last album, and I look forward to adding this to my New Year's playlist (which until now was just "This Year" by the Mointain Goats on repeat for infinity).
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December 21, 2016 on Mal Blum – “New Years Eve (2016 Version)”
Man, if Martin Shkreli doesn't release that full Wu-Tang album soon, he's going to risk looking like an asshole.
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December 16, 2016 on The 18 Beefiest Music Beefs Of 2016
1. Arrival 2. Pop Star 3. The VVitch 4. The Green Room 5. The Lobster I haven't seen a ton of stuff that I want to eventually (Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, etc), but there were a lot of great movies this year.
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December 9, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Also, apparently I haven't seen Jaden Smith in a movie since Pursuit of Happyness, so I got through all of The Get Down without realizing that was him. I actually think spaced-out graffiti artist was the perfect role for him. Kind of like how any role that involves looking confused and sometimes doing kung-fu/shooting people is good for Keanu Reeves.
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December 8, 2016 on The 25 Best Rap Verses Of 2016
Love this list, although #25 reminds me of the time SPIN tried to claim Skrillex was the 100th greatest guitarist of all time...
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December 8, 2016 on The 25 Best Rap Verses Of 2016
Don't worry, the Grammys still have a chance to honor Bowie: I'm sure there'll be a Chainsmokers/John Legend collab where they turn "Dance Magic Dance" into a mournful acoustic ballad, topped off by a special feature from Charlie Puth as the song slowly morphs into a mash-up with "See You Again."
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December 6, 2016 on Here Are The 2017 Grammys Nominations
IMO, the biggest commission was the original Christmas version of "Player's Ball" by OutKast. Also, I think the remix of "Player's Ball" was the single that launched their career, so by that logic, all OutKast is acceptable Christmas music, right?
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December 3, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I wasn't going to listen until I saw Questlove's super enthusiastic Instagram post. The whole thing is hilarious/heartfelt and worth reading, but a choice quote: "Jesus Christ the co-author of #WearwolfBarmitzvah just SONNED the shit outta me."
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December 2, 2016 on Stream Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love!
"BREAKING NEWS: Christmas Cancelled, The Year 2016 To Be Extended Indefinitely"--Headline in the news tomorrow, probably.
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November 28, 2016 on Join Us At A Stereogum Christmas Show In Brooklyn
I bet when he saw her swinging the sword toward him, he was just like "Don't".
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November 27, 2016 on Princess Beatrice Sliced Ed Sheeran’s Face With A Sword While Pretending To Knight James Blunt
To be fair, if I had a chance to humblebrag about making Bruce Springsteen's motorcycle to everyone in Madison Square Garden, I totally would too.
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November 26, 2016 on Billy Joel Takes Responsibility For Bruce Springsteen’s Motorcycle Breakdown, Covers “Born To Run” In His Honor