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An album released for streaming in no way necessitates you opening an article with a personal story of being 16. Take it as a tip that almost nothing, other than an article about when you were 16, necessitates you opening an article with a personal story of being 16.
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July 28, 2015 on Stream Adult Mom Momentary Lapse Of Happily
I don't think there's any disputing there's a passing resemblence to [Wangdoodle] Jenner.
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July 16, 2015 on Lana Del Rey – “Honeymoon”
Gosh I'm sorry but this is super lame and pretty pandering and very lowest-common denominator.
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April 7, 2015 on Tanlines’ New Website Is A Funny Netflix Parody
LOL at "well written." Ariel Pink Albums from Least Essential to Most Forgettable
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March 31, 2015 on Ariel Pink Albums From Worst To Best
Oh, that detail didn't fit into the "piece" but plenty of room for the perfectly irrelevant parenthetical "(I saw their set, but I don’t remember anything about it, possibly because I was preoccupied with the urgent need to get high before Cypress Hill came on.)"
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March 16, 2015 on Elastica Turns 20
If you're going to make a pointless list, the least you could do is write about it well.
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March 12, 2015 on 30 Essential Radiohead Non-Album Tracks
It really is circlejerks all the way down huh?
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March 11, 2015 on In Defense Of The King Of Limbs
This guy went and got himself some thumbs down, but he's 100% accurate. David Pogue has been a shameless slobberer on Apple for years, going to his stint with the New York Times. He'll without fail praise whatever new Apple thing is and poo-poo is competition. And it's a shite state of affairs, this ignorant mindset of "I'll take whatever cheap crap is easiest." " If you’re on-the-go, at what point does it matter how high-quality the audio is?" is the sentence of someone who has literally no idea what they're talking about. Finally, I did a little work for Pono (not on the product itself). But I ain't buying one. I'm sick of this fake shit.
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February 2, 2015 on It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit
This is a great read. Stereogum, you should try to do interviews that are good ones like this!
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December 17, 2014 on Earl Sweatshirt Interviews Mike Tyson
"“Band Practice Theme Song” is one of those runaway-train songs, steadily picking up steam until they’re playing so fast and furious that the only thing holding the song together is the sheer force of urgency. The drums are battered and bruised, the voices are triumphantly bleary and barely in sync, and the guitar eventually spirals into a simplistic little melody that’s both clumsy and completely brilliant. You can almost hear former solo artist Wall willing a band into existence around her, and it’s a good thing she did." This is pitiful writing. "Drums are battered and bruised?" "Voices are triumphantly bleary?" "Clumsy and completely brilliant?" "... willing a band into existence around her?" Not only is it weak and purple and painfully abstract, but even giving the benefit of the doubt the writer is doing their best to make some sort of point, none of these things are even really close to describing the song, which is just fine. The song is just fine. It's a fine poppy garage rock song played a billion times times for 75 years. This is the writing of someone who has no command of their art form, and no understanding of the art form their writing about.
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December 7, 2014 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
This is embarrassing.
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December 7, 2014 on Sixteen Stone Turns 20
Jesus H. where does the "evaluation" part start? It's fine to reference the backstory for some context, but give me a break with an in-depth analysis of the band's history. Do you even know what you're trying to do here?
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December 2, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments To An Elegy
I didn't know videogum closed but I bet it's this asshole's fault.
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November 26, 2014 on Heaven Just Got A Little More Videogum
What a fascinating, relevant, and highly necessary list to put out into the world.
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November 24, 2014 on The 10 Best Kool & The Gang Songs
Will the albums Pearl Jam recorded after Vitalogy also turn 20? Stereogum will be on the scene to bloviate!
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November 21, 2014 on Vitalogy Turns 20
"Jessie Ware’s slow-burning soul ballad “Say You Love Me” is both my favorite song on her very good sophomore album Tough Love and one of my favorite songs of the year."!!!!
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October 30, 2014 on Watch Jessie Ware Sing The Hell Out Of “Say You Love Me” On Seth Meyers
Does it never fail? Here, the very first word of the article is "I." So eager insert yourself.
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October 28, 2014 on Album Of The Week: Run The Jewels RTJ2
Hey maybe I'm just on a hot streak tonight but do you sometimes or ever post an article where you don't introduce something about yourself in the opening sentence?
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October 27, 2014 on Stream Rancid Honor Is All We Know
The author opens this review by quoting themselves from a previous article? Shameless. And that article written six years ago? Have you learned nothing of your craft in that time?
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October 27, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift 1989
Amazing story! Can't believe you got stood up at a show! Really sheds new light on this up and coming band!
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July 16, 2014 on Band To Watch: Cayetana
Please cover every tiny tidbit of information surrounding the new Weezer album (as they are on a hott streak), as well as any and all news regarding Weezer cover bands. Thank you.
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July 16, 2014 on Hear A Bit Of Weezer’s “Da Vinci”
"I forgot that Scott McKenzie’s countercultural anthem “San Francisco” existed but now that I remember, I really hope that Mad Men makes use of it during its final season next year — maybe to accompany Sally’s inevitable embrace of her inner flower power and her escape out west?" What an interesting way to start a post, sharing some HIGHLY RELEVANT facts about how you forgot a song (strong music journalism!), and then VERY RELEVANTLY tying it in to some TV show you like. Then punting completely on commenting on the song at all. In the least. (It's not bad!) Very good writing. Solid.
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July 14, 2014 on Watch New Order Cover “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)”
Here's hoping it's written by someone with something more interesting and intelligent to say about it.
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July 3, 2014 on Is Festival EDM Dying, Or Is It Just Getting Interesting?
"We, in the media, collectively licked our chos, becaue how great would it be to see Nicki just rip a hole in Iggy’s soul?" Ha ha ha. Ha? Ha? What?
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July 3, 2014 on Iggy Azalea Quashes The Nicki Minaj Beef Everyone Wants So Bad
Finally, a long hard look by blogger with an aka at her memories and personal experiences about an album and band that have already largely passed from the collective consciousness and left little of lasting value in their wake.
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June 13, 2014 on Hot Fuss Turns 10: Ultragrrrl Looks Backs On The Launch Of The Killers