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just because the music may be crappy or cliched or banal doesn't mean it's ill-intentioned or these dudes deserve 400 words of mockery. get off your high horse.
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July 25, 2016 on Are Third Eye Blind Too Woke For Their Own Good?
gus: that was in april 2016. a number of artists staged similar boycotts or statements (eg Laura Jane Grace burning her birth certificate onstage) subsequent. The 3 hours was about springsteen, whose shows are regularly that long despite his age and how much sh*t he's lived through, because he respects and loves his fans and playing a damn good show for them is part of what he values as a performing artist.
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July 25, 2016 on Father John Misty Responds To Strand Of Oaks’ Subtweet, XPN Criticism Of His Fest Lecture
i liked that part when he mentioned no other artists making political statements in their performances when a man "bored in the USA" owes a lot to, bruce himself, canceled his performance in NC as a political statement rather than waste a buncha people's time by doing nothing on stage for 3 hrs
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July 25, 2016 on Father John Misty Responds To Strand Of Oaks’ Subtweet, XPN Criticism Of His Fest Lecture
damn, Bruce knows EVERYBODY
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July 18, 2016 on Bruce Springsteen Shares Eulogy For Alan Vega
'breakup narrative of lead single “Your Best American Girl,” ' uhhhhhhh... not a breakup song
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May 3, 2016 on Mitski – “Happy”
52 -- was only 24 when the Smiths broke up (which blows my mind)
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April 21, 2016 on Johnny Marr Announces Autobiography Set The Boy Free
about to write a short essay please excuse me he's not wrong. it's just a certain format that, when enough time has passed, will become a little hip again, the way VHS has or (o god) tapes. tapes are shitty! they don't sound great, are easy to break, and it's tough to skip between tracks. it annoys me so much that tapes are a cool diy thing to do now. know what's just as cheap and easy to copy? CDRs, duh. I have never heard anyone give a cogent defense of the revival of tapes, just anti-lamestream obscurists who are happy that katy perry has never tainted the magnetic reel (though pop is becoming cool in its own way in a way that delights me, but that's a whole nother thing). To get back to the point though, CDs probably WILL have their own inconvenient revival in the near-ish future by kids born in the aughties with enough disposable income to hunt down a walkman, especially because all the thrift stores they'll frequent will have a large selection of old Gloria Estefan and Cranberries CDs to choose from for a dollar apiece (I can get behind a Cranberries revival, though). However, I would posit (dbag alert) that Antonoff isn't writing specifically about the FORMAT so much as the time--about being young in hte 90s and craving music and hunting it with your fellow weirdos and organizing them on your bookshelf and in general just being a dweeb and being shattered if your jewel case from your favorite album gets cracked. CDs had their own generation and quirks. To tangentially touch upon fidelity, format matters so so little when you're young. You probably don't even understand the word 'medium' and how it applies and how it gets between you and the music you're listening to. Read William Gibson's first essay in Distrust that Particular Flavor and he starts with this great description of crouching next to his neighbor's wire fence with his crystal radio, and jumps back in time to that as his audiophile friend presses a top-of-the-line soundsystem on him. Does it sound that much better? No, he thinks. It's not the format, it's the listener. How badly do you want to listen? enough to fetal-position next to a lightning rod, adjusting that crystal radio? The song is there and it's good enough to live for. Also yeah I bought some CDs the other day because my car is from 2002 but only because of that.
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March 23, 2016 on Jack Antonoff Is Writing A Book About ’90s CD Culture
"I submit to you that R. Kelly might mean different things to him than he does to you or me." And I submit to you, Tom, that this may be true, but it's still shitty to use it as an excuse.
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December 16, 2015 on Chance The Rapper Is Doing Incredible Things
Real question: how heavy do you think Bowie the Elder Statesman's drug use is in 2015?
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November 25, 2015 on David Bowie’s Blackstar Was Inspired By Kendrick Lamar, Features James Murphy And Possible Reference To ISIS
never gonna forget that hayley williams stole her friend's husband...
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October 28, 2015 on Watch Paramore’s Hayley Williams Sing With Chvrches In Nashville
"If I ever get asked to do Warped Tour I'm doing it on the principal of exposing teenagers to music that is not sexist, garbage disposal rock" - Mish Way https://twitter.com/myszkaway/status/581591175456387072
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July 22, 2015 on Slaves Voted Off Warped Tour For Allegedly Assaulting Merch Girl, Dumping Sewage
just an fyi: you have an evil twin at "stereoday" http://stereoday.com/mitski-fireproof-one-direction-cover/
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April 15, 2015 on Mitski – “Fireproof” (One Direction Cover)
titus andronicus has definitely said this before at concerts i've been to
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March 25, 2015 on Fans With Parquet Courts Tattoos Get Free Concerts For Life
entropy over realiti is just wrong wrong wrong
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March 21, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
no, this is: http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/an-open-letter-to-wikipedia
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August 18, 2014 on Grimes Calls Out The Trolls Putting Pro-Drug Statements On Her Wikipedia
What I'm saying is: if you found this interesting or challenging at all, I'd be really interested in hearing why.
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July 28, 2014 on How Does It Feel: DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Rolls On
Ok, that read trollish, but I agree with Runyon above -- the choice to leave the stolen car thing just hanging is a really curious one to me. Who stole it? How did he get it? How does that complicate his status as some hippie? Like, where's the critical question-asking going on here? Furthermore DIIV as a band isn't interesting enough to me to merit the 4000-some words or whatever this was to me without at least some larger commentary on why they're significant to the current music scene. Is it because of this boring stoned white garage-rock genre that's never gone away and fuels its fires with drug-riddled martyrs? Is it because we care or don't care about the personal lives of these artists? Is it because ZCS plays stereotype to the point of caricature? Maybe I just wasn't the audience for this, but for a "cover story" this felt pretty weak.
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July 28, 2014 on How Does It Feel: DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Rolls On
This reads as sort of long-winded dick-sucking. Maybe when chris deville gets over hanging out with moderately popular artists he can step back enough to actually write about something.
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July 28, 2014 on How Does It Feel: DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Rolls On
efffffff in reply to dan solo
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June 26, 2014 on Grimes – “Go”
yeah I don't think it's grimes 2.0 at all... it's a pop song that she wrote for another artist (something she has done many time) that didn't fit on her album so she decided to just put it out on her own.
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June 26, 2014 on Grimes – “Go”
pagination? do you want me to finish reading the article?
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June 4, 2014 on There’s Something Happening Somewhere: 30 Years Of Born In The U.S.A.
"Sea Within a Sea" is the only horrors song I know but it's GREAT
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April 24, 2014 on The Horrors – “Your Love” (Frankie Knuckles Cover)
and it looks like GovBall may indeed be the winning lineup this year
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March 26, 2014 on Lollapalooza Lineup 2014
lol dude you ok there? don't walk outside, it might blow yr mind
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February 27, 2014 on An Annotated Media Guide To Danger Mouse
Despise somebody told me! But I will say I think "andy you're a star" is underrated & a good pick.
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January 15, 2014 on The 10 Best Killers Songs