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By failing to mention this video slows down the original song only supports the notion that nobody at Stereogum has listened to “Salad Days”
The full-speed version of “Chamber of Reflection” is arguably the best song on the album. (Me thinking it’s “Passing Out Pieces” but two of my friends thinking it’s “Chamber of Reflection” being the base sample size for the previous sentence)
Watch your back James!
Never knew that. Neat!
Lese Majesty has already been lese snubbed.
“You ruined the entire review” is not a fact.
Karen knows what’s up.
Seriously. I even searched for “smiling baseball pitcher” and best I found was this:
Pitchers don’t smile while they pitch! I know this isn’t Sportsgum, but…
re-listening to “Black Up” reminded me of the, “snuck an extra slice of cake” at the very beginning of the album.
Palaceer likes his #CAKE
My early passes, I always found myself checking the song name on “Ishmael” and “Motion Sickness”
“Ishmael” BORES into the brain. Good call on the lullaby! Great way to describe how he’s singing. Rhyming the word “sinister” in every way possible. The “mimicking gods” mantra. The fact he goes by Palaceer, but chooses to name the meaty center of the album after his real first name? LOTS going on in that song and a lyrics sheet would help me so much.
But even though I like focusing in on “Ishmael” specifically, I’ve found it’s best to consider the suites the actual songs. “Ishmael” gets that really great intro with “Soundview” and then “…down 155th in the MCM Snorkel” (whatever the fuck THAT means) snaps back into the narrative of the album, which is taking shots at other rappers. Love the final line on Snorkel: “Wasn’t cool just cause you rich.”
I got into TVOTR when Desperate Youth was getting heaped with praise. So DYBB and Young Liars were the only TVOTR albums I listened to for the longest time, and they’re not surprisingly my favorites.
I’m right there with you on “Dreams” though. That song is spectacular and Tunde’s lyrics are just like, dude, lemme see your dictionary.
I love Cookie Mountain too, but since I got an early leak that was sequenced differently than the end product, it makes for a weird listen. I kind of preferred whatever whack ass sequencing was on the leak I got back in early 06.