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I think the case now is that "Endless" is the album Frank used to fulfill his Def Jam contract, which was also probably tied to an AM exclusive contract. Then "Blond" is the self-released album Frank put out to sell and distribute freely in his magazine. I'd imagine both albums will likely be available for streaming in two weeks. I at least hope "Endless" will come out in some form other than "visual album" because fuck that and also I think "Endless" may be better than "Blond".
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August 24, 2016 on Universal Reportedly Bans Its Artists From Any More Streaming Exclusives
Thank Christ. Also the news that "Endless" was Frank's way of fulfilling his Def Jam obligations certainly shifts more weight onto the scale of which is the actual proper album. I'd love to listen to "Endless" in a non-"visual album" format with songs sectioned out into... songs. I think in the coming weeks we're going to have a "Depression Cherry" / "Thank Your Lucky Stars" situation among us. I'm totally cool with this too.
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August 23, 2016 on Universal Reportedly Bans Its Artists From Any More Streaming Exclusives
I get it, and I like it. James, you said please, and you were right. Thank you for using manners to prove a very worthwhile point. Though I am more of a Scyther fan myself.
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August 23, 2016 on Please Watch These Pokémon Dance
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August 23, 2016 on Father John Misty Unveils Kanye-Inspired Life Of Padre Merch
Was just listening to "White Ferrari" and I think it's just Frank's voice shifted to sound different.
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August 23, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Prima Donna
I'd say it's a toss-up between "Queen Bitch" and "Life on Mars?" but I actually think "Life on Mars?" IS the best song on "Hunky Dory" even though I'm more of an "Oh! You Pretty Things" kind of guy (playing that song at my wedding if anybody is ever crazy enough to marry me).
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August 23, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Prima Donna
Strongly disagree. "The Bewlay Brothers" is a fantastic closer that harkens back to his previous album "The Man Who Sold The World." The high-pitched voices at the end recall "All the Madmen" and its zany voices and incredible climaxes. Plus, that acoustic guitar playing cuts glass.
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August 23, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Prima Donna
Fun fact: Fiona is the reason I started the Best Penultimate Songs List in 2011. Her and Grimes.
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August 23, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Prima Donna
This is some Grade A Hashbrowns right here! "...the only thing that does his nut in are my tweets." It's refreshing to be so bluntly reminded that the English invented the English language. Whatta spud!
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August 23, 2016 on Liam Gallagher Promises “Bigger And Better” Potato Tweets, New Music That “Ain’t Radiohead”
"... I’m trying to rage quit their fun." Corey Taylor plays video games.
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August 23, 2016 on Slipknot Frontman Defends Smacking Phone Out Of Distracted Fan’s Hands
I found this bit about the "Prima Donna EP" in Vince's Fader article interesting: "...the six-song set starts with a rap star killing himself and concludes with him first coming to fame. You’re meant to be able to play it front-to-back or back-to-front." Since you're the only one around these parts that have heard it, care to elaborate on this concept Tom? I was most intrigued by that quote and didn't see it referenced or mentioned in your right up. Thanks!
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August 23, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Prima Donna
The age old question, which came first: The Premature Evaluation or the Album of the Week?
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August 23, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Prima Donna
If Pharrell says they're robots that's good enough for me.
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August 23, 2016 on Daft Punk Reportedly Recording With The Weeknd
Counterpoint from pitchfork's review for "Nostalgia, Ultra." :: "That's when Ocean decided to give away his debut album, Nostalgia, Ultra, for free..."
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August 23, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Blonde
The keyboard motif behind it gives me flashbacks to BoC's "One Very Important Thought"
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August 23, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Blonde
"Not a really a fan of the interludes/skits, though" So much this. On "channel ORANGE" they acted as a sinewy glue that helped isolate individual tracks and make every song feel like a single ("the best song wasn't a single"). The "Blonde" interludes are very abrupt. I rather enjoy "Facebook Story" as it's a story I think we can all relate to in this day and age. But I have major issues with "Be Yourself" and the only way those issues could be smoothed out is if the sole purpose of having Frank's Mom taking an adamant anti-drug and anti-alcohol stance while simultaneously stressing that Frank "be yourself and know that's enough" is to highlight the hypocrisy in the two statements. Obviously, Frank isn't taking her advice as shown in the very first line of the very next song "Solo" about him taking tabs of acid. My issue with the interlude itself is that if you're following her advice based on her one-sided opinions on said substances, then you really aren't being yourself. Your listening to what somebody else says you should do with your life. Everybody reacts to alcohol, marijuana and drugs differently, and they're allowed to find that out for themselves and decide if it is right for them. The fact we all know Frank smokes a lot and now on this album trips a lot too, I can only figure he put that in there to possibly highlight the fact that he's disappointed his mother? Yet he's following half of her advice, clearly, by the sounds of this album. It's all rather confusing but no matter how you slice it, it's very out of place in track 4 and unnecessarily (imo) separates the first 3 tracks from what would've been a smooth transition into "Solo" and would've smoothed out the sequencing. I'm very tempted to axe it entirely. Looking at the Magazine track listing, it looks like it was axed. May be I need to seek out this magazine sequencing. If Kanye taught me anything (and seemingly Frank too) this year it's that our favorite artists may not necessarily settle on the ideal sequencing anymore and maybe that's OK. Also, speaking of Kanye, turns out "Frank's Track" was more indicative of the Frank Ocean we'd be getting than anybody thought back in February. Found that interesting.
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August 22, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Blonde
So are we calling "channel ORANGE" his first album like we call "good kid, m.a.a.d. city" Kendrick's first album? I always thought "nostalgia. ULTRA" and "Section.80" were their respective first albums. I personally always considered "channel ORANGE" his sophomore success that blew him up to the Frank Ocean he is now. From that perspective, "Blonde" makes a lot more sense as a left turn third album in his career. Still haven't figured out how to factor in "Endless" but I'll get there eventually. Still all so fresh. But yeah, been seeing people call CO his first album and I'm not too sure I agree with that.
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August 22, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Blonde
"Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke of Bowie’s “special relationship” to the city during the dedication, and the plaque quotes the “Station to Station” refrain: “It's not the side-effects of the cocaine, I'm thinking that it must be love.”"
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August 22, 2016 on Berlin Unveils David Bowie Plaque
"...on the 1 year anniversary of E•MO•TION (bless us)." We are blessed indeed. I now understand this. "...a song that originally surfaced as a Japanese bonus track..." You know you always hear about these when you go to wikipedia for album track lists and see that there is always a Japanese bonus cut. I got to say, when I was at Tower Records in Shibuya, it's sort of overwhelming picking up every CD and seeing they get a little bit more than us.
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August 22, 2016 on Queen Of Bonus Tracks Carly Rae Jepsen Announces E•MO•TION: Side B
I know this isn't the place. I know this isn't ya'lls fault. But I know you appreciate feedback when something like this happens... But the Vans ad that pops up on every. single. story is madly excessive. Let it pop up every time I go to the front page sure, but every. single. post? Mind sending that one up the chain Scott?
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August 22, 2016 on Watch Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, & Blake Shelton’s Overblown Aerosmith Cover
Release date mid-September before a certain cut-off date... "And the Grammy for Best Rock Album goes to..."
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August 22, 2016 on Kings Of Leon Appear To Tease New Album Walls
"Godspeed" proves Frank is the Black Emperor
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August 21, 2016 on Frank Ocean Blonde Comment Party
Homesickalien just schooled ALL OF YA with a lesson called "How To Comment Party" I overslept so thank you for goin HAM for the rest of us plebs
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August 21, 2016 on Frank Ocean Blonde Comment Party
For those, like me in my fervant Frank-fandom, that signed up for AM trial before realizing we could just buy the damn thing: take a deep breath (let the rage settle rj) and follow these steps if yr an iPhone user: -Go to Settings -Scroll down to "iTunes & App Store" -Click yr Apple ID email -On the new pop-up click "View Apple ID" -Wait for new page to load... -Scroll to "Subscriptions" and click Manage -Click "Your Membership" with "Apple Music Subscription" subtitle -Turn OFF "Automatic Renewal" at the bottom. -It should say yr trial will end in November but now you won't be charged for Satan's boombox
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August 21, 2016 on Frank Ocean Blonde Comment Party
Never left Dick. Nothing but love to you and yr inebriation, which is always a thing of legend around these parts. You know I never forget. Didn't find out Blond dropped til late last night. Now I'm listening proper in the airport at 7am Sunday. Best part? Falling asleep to Blond last night and waking up deeper into the album (i think I dosed off after Solo). Anyone wanna take a guess at what I woke up to? You already know the best pennies of 2016 list is adjusting.
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August 21, 2016 on Frank Ocean Blonde Comment Party
Miss merboy has put a lot of work in straightening out our thinking on trans issues. How's that for a pun?
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August 19, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Give yr cats drugs. That's what we did when we moved. They like 'em. I lived in Hotlanta briefly as a child. That was back when the Braves were good ar baseball doe. NAME THAT YEAR!
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August 19, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I treat the Top 5 Lowest like heroin. Never once. #NoTimer
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August 19, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
"Night on the Sun" -- Modest Mouse "6 Minutes of Lovin" -- Whores of Tijuana "Super Natural" -- Danny L Harle feat. Carly Rae Jepsen "Printemps emeraude" -- Alcest "Black Car" -- Miriam Bryant "You Think" -- Kane Strang "Lake Fever" -- The Tragically Hip "Magus Mountain" -- The Budos Band "Official" -- KOOL A.D. "Lake Superior" -- Jason Collett "The First Part" -- Superchunk "Honeyscrew" -- Hootie & The Blowfish "Ya Ya" -- Naked Giants "Pain" -- LVL UP "A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger" -- of Montreal "To Sheila" -- The Smashing Pumpkins "Vacant Light" -- Hooded Fang "Faithful" -- Ibeyi "I Just Want To Sell Out My Funeral" -- The Wonder Years "Tough Guy" -- Wild Beasts "Fake I.D." -- Joyce Manor "Any Colour You Like" -- Pink Floyd "Breathe This Air" -- Jon Hopkins feat. Purity Ring "Red Cow (Golden Calf Version)" -- mewithoutyou "The Orca Grande Cement Facility" -- Glenn Jones feat. Cian Nugent "Whale" -- Lowtide "I'd Do Anything" -- Simple Plan "I'm Not There" -- Sonic Youth "Crawl" -- Mozes and the Firstborn "I Walk for Miles" -- Dinosaur Jr. "Talisman" -- BORIS "Dance Yrself Clean" -- LCD Soundsystem "11th Dimension" -- Julian Casablancas Hanging with the Mormons in Salt Lake City tonight. They're the best. Seeing BORIS do Pink tomorrow night. RIP Hearing.
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August 19, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments