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I mean, most of what he says is nonsense. Yeah, all the Bush’s oil connections are Saudis, IDK what that has to do with Jews either.
BTW, the more I think about it, the more confident I am that Kanye thinks all white people are jews
It comes off like he is making a generalization, but in a way it’s true. I’m sure if you looked at a list of the 100 most powerful people in the world(does Forbes make this list?) you would find a lot more Jewish people than black people.
He probably didn’t have to mention jews to make his point though. I know there actually a lot of powerful Jewish people out there but there are enough negative stereotypes that have been around forever that I get why his statement could make you cringe a little.
He should have just said that white people have more connections then black people. He could have made the same point without offending anyone. Also, are we even sure that Kanye doesn’t think ALL white people are Jews? I grew up in a suburb with a major Jewish population. I think a lot of people from more diverse areas take for granted the fact that a ton of people don’t even understand what a Jewish person is.
Oh btw, I was supposed to be going to Kanye in about an hour but it was ppd so I’m sitting on my couch drinking wine by myself in sweatpants with elastic bottoms instead
Due to a career change I’m afraid I’m going to be permenantly marginalized. I’ll still be reading when I can and maybe dropping in on the weekends.
After reading this comment section I actually spent some time trying to find where @redacted was being mean to our boy on twitter and ended up going to awkward sound and seeing that goodbye post for the first time. I hope that guy is able to find whatever he is looking for.
I fell off too!
That thread above about tracks of the year got me thinking, this is the best year for music in a while right? Best album lists are going to be stacked. Both top heavy, and deep as hell. For me releases from Kanye, Daft Punk, Arcade Fire, Disclosure, and Drake would all be legit #1′s any other year. “Modern Vampires” is a half notch below those imo, but a lot of people would have that as a legit #1 as well. Plus, I’m not discounting releases from Deafheaven and MBV which I didn’t really take the time to get into, but were both critical monsters. And then that second tier is absurd too. Rhye, Chance, Kurt Vile, Darkside, Courtney Barnett(thanks stereogum), Run the Jewels, and the list goes on.
“I’d be fuckin pissed if I got there early, waited in line, got a spot right in front of the stage, then “ha ha we tricked you””
I don’t totally disagree with this, but it sounds like anyone who was there got to experience something really cool that they won’t soon forget. James Murphy came out and introduced them, you got to see one of the biggest bands in the world play a small venue, and I’m sure being at the back of the crowd was still way closer than you ever could have been at someplace like MSG.
If I had gotten there early to get in the front row and then ended up in the back after they appeared on a different stage I probably would have been a little annoyed for a moment or two but I think I’d end up just being happy I was there.
My biggest gripe would have been the formal wear. Being in a hot, tightly packed room with a bunch of dudes dressed like members of Mumford and Sons doesn’t sound very appealing.
No Four Tet reference in the write up huh? I haven’t listened to it, I hope it isn’t that forgettable. I guess you guys left The Field off your initial list a few weeks ago so maybe I should reserve judgement.
Good call on AOTW tho, I like it.
I’ve been thinking about the use of the n word in rap recently. Does saying nigga during the hook from started from the bottom really make it any better? Maybe that’s one that could be left off.
There should be a weekly stereogum wrap up show with a rotating panel of commenters. Raptor Jesus, you would be the host and introduce all the topics to be discussed. Michael_ would have to be on pretty often. Donnytilla would be a great panel member. Maybe throw Michael Hanna in there to stir shit up/be a dick. Rubberjohnny every once in a while? The possibilities are endless. Who’s not listening to that?
semi-related, why doesn’t Stereogum have a blog radio show on Sirius XMU?
Anyone every listen to the hipster runoff show? Good lord is Carles annoying.
The title track is probably my fav Neil song as well.
Nailed 1 and 2 IMO
Gotta admit, I kinda liked Greendale tho. “Devil’s Sidewalk” is an awesome song.
I loved Nouns, it took my a loooooong time to get into it though. That’s what I meant by difficult, so I wasn’t ready to dismiss “An Object” until I saw the review on Pitchfork today and thought maybe I wasn’t missing anything.
I’ll give it a few more chances on your recommendation, and also to spite Cory Tendering.
I don’t have time to listen to everything that comes out, so sometimes I use ratings as a guide for what to listen to. Pitchfork isn’t the only one, but it’s a main one. And if they gave it a 9, yeah I would have forced myself to listen to it several more times, but I would have done the same if stereogum gave it aotw or if Raptor Jesus or some other commenter told me I was fucking up and I really needed to give it another listen. The fact that I’m a fan of No Age’s previous work also plays a pretty major role. If it was a band I wasn’t a fan of already I would have been less likely to give it multiple listens based on a positive Pitchfork rating.
Sorry if I’m coming off as defensive, just trying to explain myself. Not taking your comment personally. Your Pitchfork/Oprah line was solid, I’d give is a 7.8.
The listen button is missing on Volcano Choir for me, that’s one I’d like to check out as well.
The NPR Music app is loaded with new album preview streams right now, I haven’t had a chance to fully take everything in, but…
Ty Segall – Like what I have heard so far
No Age – Not that into is through about 1 1/2 listens. I’ve always found No Age to be pretty difficult so I was planning to keep trying. I was almost relieved by the Pitchfork review from this morning, like now maybe I don’t have to listen to this thing over and over until I like it.
King Krule – seems like it might be worth while
Franz Ferdinand – seems fun
Neko Case – good lord what a gorgeous album. AOTW front runner for whenever it comes out.
Superchunk – haven’t heard it yet but I’ll listen cause stereogum tells me so
There are a bunch more too, it’s a great app. Pretty much the only way I know of to stream unreleased albums on a mobile device.
Does “Prez” sound like it has a DJ Mustard beat to anyone else?
Indian people really love making reference to being brown huh? One of my best friends is Indian and back when we were younger, and to a lesser extent still today, he constantly made jokes about being “brown” or “UPS, What can brown do for you?”. It did get a little old but it isn’t a pet peeve or anything. He got a ton of laughs just like I’m sure Amrit has. Just curious if Indian people who make “brown” jokes know that every other Indian person makes the same jokes. Or is Amrit being tounge in cheek because he knows a lot of Indian people make those jokes? Or is it just a straight up Das Racist reference and I’m overthinking it?
IDK, I’d give it a 6.5 for the Tyler verses
I came on here to say how much I love this album, but then I see this.
fistofan, don’t you DARE apologize for liking Yeezus. Everyone(including myself) was on Ye’s nuts in the Yeezus comment party, you aren’t in the minority.
I bet he digs a couple coldplay songs but he HAS to think Gwenyth Pawltrow is annoying as shit.
“Ironically” enjoying music was a big topic for me a few weeks ago at Pitchfork fest a few weeks ago. I was really excited to see R Kelly headline. I hadn’t really listened to him in a while but I had a copy of TP-2 when I was in high school and the Ingnition remix was THE jam my freshman year of college. Anyways, I had a fucking blast during his set. I laughed a ton, some of the things he says are utterly rediculous, but he is a super talented dude and I left thinking he put on a great show.
A day or so later Jim DeRogotis(who has hard feelings toward Kells from covering his rape trial) put out an article ripping the performance and saying anyone was was enjoying themselves was doing so “ironically” I get that when it comes to some cheesey 80s music that gets played at some bars or maybe weddings, but why does any pop/rap/hip hop have to be enjoyed ironically? Why can’t I just take it for what it is and have a good time? I listen to a lot of rap music by myself/in my car/while I’m doing dishes, and I do find myself laughing at lines from time to time, but that doesn’t mean I’m spending hours on end listening to it as a goof.
IDK, I’m not totally sure what my point is… I guess I just don’t see why I or anyone else can’t recognize that some music is light or maybe a little silly but at the same time legitimately enjoy it and respect the artist without being “ironic”
I’ve listened to it twice, hasn’t exactly grabbed me but I could see it opening up on future listens which I’m planning to give it. Also had a friend tell me it’s more of a headphone album. I’ve only heard it in my car…
Washed Out has to be the first artist to remain relevant for five years and two albums despite never putting out a song as good as their first break out single.