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Imagine that audience popping TPAB in their cd players at home and thinking, "This guy is a positive influence, let's see what this is about..." Then that opening sample... Hilarious.
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May 27, 2015 on Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform “These Walls” For The First Time On Ellen
I've dispatched a raven to Scott. May his banhammer strike swiftly.
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May 27, 2015 on Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform “These Walls” For The First Time On Ellen
Yeah I had to toss "Dream Lover" at the top to sit next to Chromatics. It's called foreshadowing and I couldn't be more thrilled for those two.
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May 27, 2015 on Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform “These Walls” For The First Time On Ellen
I love it though... I love it though!
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May 27, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: The Meditative Chamber-Rap Of Dr. Yen Lo
I was worried if I put too much rap on that playlist, but it's a requirement for summer playlists. Thanks for the praise lemon! I wonder if bloc had a similar reaction...
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May 27, 2015 on Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform “These Walls” For The First Time On Ellen
"Let's debut my new single in Times Square, then definitely not play that song live."
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May 26, 2015 on Kendrick Lamar Performed At Sasquatch! And Only Did One Song From To Pimp A Butterfly
By the looks of CTRL+F-ing my comment history this year for the word "penultimate" -- you are sort of right! I dubbed "No Type", "ON GP", "i", "Everyday" and now this as the best penultimates of the year. I guarantee you I'll point out more as the year goes on. But don't let that discount "The Rest is Noise" because it TRULY is the one to beat... until something else beats it... which given 2015... will likely happen... tomorrow.
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May 26, 2015 on Stream Jamie xx In Colour
Finding out that a Clams Jam didn't make it onto this album was disappointing, but it goes to show how great ALLA is even without what I would've initially called Rocky's greatest strength. Another issue with Live.Love.A$AP (aside from the issues I listed in that album's evaluation on this site) is that Rocky just got out shone on his own album. Drake and Kendrick are without a doubt the best parts of his best song. Everyone loves talking about "1 Train" for great reasons, few of them being Rocky himself. So to hear his new album focus back in on Rockford himself, hunkering down on his own eccentricities, is a huge relief. It's that approach that made LIVE.LOVE.A$AP a great listen (that and 6 Clams Jams). It helps ALLA flow together better and doesn't feel as uneven as his previous album. Was definitely hesitant about this album, but after hearing it 6 times in a row, I'm all on board. Great reminder of why I liked Rocky's music so much in the first place.
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May 26, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: A$AP Rocky At.Long.Last.A$AP
That shirt fucking rules. It's all about having three wolves. Only two? Get the fuck out. Three? Get the fuck on my back and I'm leaving the shirt I was wearing here in the store OOOWWWWWWWWWW
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May 26, 2015 on PacSun Pulls A$AP Rocky T-Shirt After Complaints That It Disrespects Veterans
"And here’s some evidence that journalism is Taub’s true calling" Damn DeVille! Dude's gonna need some aloe-vera for that burn.
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May 26, 2015 on Voice Contestant Used Stipend To Fund ISIS Investigation
It is definitely the best UMO record to date. I stand by that it is one of the best of the years. I definitely find it baffling that publications everywhere will be tripping over themselves (tripping in every sense of the word) when Tame Impala's "Currents" comes out, but when UMO releases a quality psychedelic record like "Multi-Love" - it gets passed on, again, like their two previous albums that are both really great. Makes me wonder if the people that claim to like Tame Impala really like psychedelic music, or if it's something else. I can't for the life of me figure out why somebody sitting around waiting for Tame Impala's new album wouldn't be eating up "Multi-Love" because that's what I'm doing. That aside, Jamie xx & A$AP have been eating up my listening time. 2015 is just a whirlwind, but I know I'm not going to forget about "Multi-Love" come year's end.
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May 26, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Boosie Badazz Touch Down 2 Cause Hell
"The Rest is Noise" is the penultimate track to beat this year.
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May 26, 2015 on Stream Jamie xx In Colour
Listened to this top to bottom six times in a row Memorial Day. This album is leaps and bounds better than Long.Live. It's Rocky returning to what made Live.Love so great and then having Danger Mouse push it even farther. Kanye's guest verse reminds me of him talking shit on "We Major" "Wavybone" made me stop whatever conversation I was having because hearing UGK on an album is easily my favorite part of this LP. "L$D" only gets better with every subsequent spin... And I'll eat my proverbial hat if "Fine Whine" isn't the Clams Jam on here. "L$D" tipped me off that this album was going to be better than I anticipated. Had no clue I'd be hearing my favorite thing Danger Mouse has worked on since "Demon Days" (trust that's high praise)
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May 26, 2015 on A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP Is Out Now, A Week Early
Odds are high you'll get more older material. When I saw them (for the first time oddly enough) last year, they did all of "They Want My Soul" in their set, which was fine by me. New LP had just dropped so I was jamming all those songs anyway. But this past week they only did 3 or 4 from the new album, which made room for more of the older jams. Also, I don't know how this happened since I remember Kelly Conaboy writing an article on Stereogum about how she wished Spoon would play "Metal Detektor" live since it's her favorite song and they never play it live. Yet, the only two times I've seen Spoon they've played "Metal Detektor" so... I think Britt listened to ya Kelly... wherever you are...
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May 22, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Honestly, not as much as I should be. "Kaputt" was really the Destroyer album that did it for me. I remember rocking "Rubies" back when it came out and enjoying it. Always preferred Dan's songs with the New Pornos ("Testament to Youth in Verse" / "Ballad of a Comeback Kid" / "Jackie, Dressed in Cobras"). Listened to "City of Daughters" once or twice too. Dan has a pretty exhaustive body of work, but I haven't delved into it as much as I know I should've, seeing as how I love everything I have heard. But I've listened to "Kaputt" a metric fuckton of times. It turned me into a true bejliever.
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May 22, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Dornish Summer 2015 playlist is live on Spotify. Find me: raptorjesus311
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May 22, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Former writer here named Amrit posted a lot of good stuff back when "Pleasure" first came out. They went further into the dark on "Crawling up the Stairs" which is what made the whimsical feel of "Angel" so welcome. But to me it doesn't get better than "Surface" / "Heavy Air" / "Twisted Mirror"
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May 22, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Pleasure, Angel, Crawling Up the Stairs in that order.
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May 22, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I got a new playlist for ya Doris! I'll make it public in an hour and a half.
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May 22, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Previously on Shut Up, Dude: black sheep boy & reggieohead were discussing Spoon and how "Gimme Fiction" turned 10 on May 10. Well as it turned out, I got to see Spoon swing through last Sunday and sort of got a "Gimme Fiction" best of thrown into the set list. "My Mathematical Mind" (my favorite Spoon song) was performed to my giddy delight. Britt whipped out the acoustic for the welcome surprise performance of "I Summon You". Then, as reggieohead pointed out, they even dropped "The Beast and Dragon, Adored", which I can now fully get behind as claiming it the best Spoon opening track. They played "Small Stakes" too, which I'd consider Beast's primary contender, but I think Beast still takes the cake. Anyway! It was only my 2nd time seeing Spoon and it's staggering to witness how phenomenal they are live. Believe it or not, 20 years can actually make a band really, really, really fucking good. Bonus to the Stereogum Spotify Social Club (can we get Father John Misty in our circle?): I'm going to share a new summery playlist I've been working on secretly. Keep an eye out as I think it'll be great for Memorial Day weekend shenanigans, especially if you DON'T live where I do, since it's raining all weekend. Wear a life jacket this weekend, even if you won't be near water. Best to be super safe. Thanks for the early SU,D posting Scott!
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May 22, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments