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Are we 100% sure that Chris Brown isn’t Dennis Rodman?
Thanks for this piece. I too missed out on both the farewell concert and was thrilled by the livestream I watched while cuddling up with my puny laptop. I’ve also missed out on the film (so far). I need to check that out.
In some ways, I feel like LCD’s legacy will live on through DFA, which as a label has created a space for similar-minded acts (e.g. Benoit & Sergio, Holy Ghost!, Sinkane) to flourish. It will be tough to top the Dream Team feel that LCD had as a group, but it’s fun to watch the DFA label grow as a sort of farm system for heady dance music-making prospects.
I love this mixtape because it lends an air of grandeur to every mundane act. I feel like a boss when I put on my pants in the morning while listening to “Unchain Me”.
I want to hate this song because of those inane lyrics but damn those harmonies are pretty.
This guy is good.
Are you ok, Annie?
But what did you think about Tupac????
When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.
Wow this is really, really great. The whole Record Club is a cool idea, and it’s nice to see them pull it off so well. I didn’t think I would like this as much as I do!
Like this a lot–the new album is showing a lot of promise (as expected)! But then again, I am an unabashed lover of all things LCD…
No love for Memory Tapes? In a year with a lot of really great new acts (and music overall), he really stood out for me.
Much love for Danity Kane, wherever you are. They got me through a lot of hard times in my life. Now I know why they say only the good die young.
I’m not a metal fan at all, but I appreciate this column for the diversity it brings to Stereogum’s palette. Thanks, Brandon.
F my spelling…
Great album. I love how every song starts out in a familiar way–I have a vague feeling that I’ve heard it somewhere–but it’s ends up in a place I totally didn’t see it going to.
Michel Foucault, over here.
Weird. What made people in the 70s think that any alien lifeforms (assuming they’re out there) that got ahold of the golden vinyl would actually have a record player and play at? Who’s to say they wouldn’t eat it, throw it away, burn it, put it in a museum, play Ultimate Frisbee with it (the most likely outcome, really) or any other number of things aliens would do with a strange golden disc.
I can’t believe we spent millions of dollars on this stuff in the 70s. My head hurts.
I actually like(d) this song, but if I hear it again my head might explode. We get it: Jay-Z is from New York, New York, New York, which, incidentally, is where the Yankees play.
Also, there is a Philly “remix”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6ZI76XNKkk
It is THE WORST.
But more to the point of this blog…
Haven’t had a chance to watch this video yet, but based on Fever Ray’s previous work, I’m sure it’s nuts. Love love love Fever Ray
I think it’s because blackface was used primarily in the US (not being a movie buff, I’m not sure how widely it was used in other countries) to ridicule black people. Combined with our country’s history of unjust race relations, blackface becomes a sensitive topic because it references a period that most Americans aren’t particularly proud of.
Wait–which part’s not true: the 50 states or the 2012 thing? Because I know John Cusak would never lie to me.
Can’t wait to see Phoenix complete the circuit on the George Lopez and Wanda Sykes shows…
Beach House and Grizzly Bear should permanently join forces and make kickass music for all eternity as Beach Bear.
Dear Sir or Madam,
You appear to have plagiarized that excerpt from an essay, entitled “Historiographical Shifts in 21st Century American Politics: Toward a Post-modern Political Scatology,” that I wrote for my freshman political science seminar. You have merely substituted the terms “Beatles” and “Animal Collective” for “Richard Nixon” and “George W. Bush”, respectively.
In the future, please cite my work as appropriate.