Comments from reggieohead

I'm not quite understanding the assertion that his rap abilities are somehow lesser to me. There are countless verses where dude raps his ass off. Sure, nothing bangs, and maybe you have to dig a little deeper to get to the right verses, but I think his technical talents as a rapper are totally on full display here.
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March 17, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
Yep, I was straight speechless my first listen. I didn't have any specific expectations, but I definitely wasn't expecting this... It's incredible.
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March 16, 2015 on Surprise! Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Is Out Now
This is fucking awesome. It's hard not to get excited when that tempo speeds up in the first third.
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February 24, 2015 on Built To Spill – “Living Zoo”
Mutations anyone? It can't be just me...
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
"Triumph" is fucking KILLER.
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February 16, 2015 on Stream Screaming Females Rose Mountain
Shit yeah! Loved the last album. Also, I always perk up at Chris Coady's name - Future Islands, Hooray for Earth's last album, Beach House. Dude's got a good track record.
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January 29, 2015 on Lower Dens – “To Die In L.A.”
Should've ended after the guitar solo. I mostly loved it though! Kinda hoping this album skews a little Narrow Stairs-y.
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January 26, 2015 on Death Cab For Cutie – “Black Sun”
It's all about the review though. Maybe if they changed anything it would be calling an album "Album of the Week" at the time they review it, instead of the Tuesday post. But I wouldn't want to read two different reviews of the same album if it's PE and AotW. I like this system because it highlights underdog albums from time to time, and besides, usually we all know what the "real" AotW is anyway.
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January 20, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Viet Cong Viet Cong
YES! All Delighted People is amaaaaaazing. Usually criminally overlooked, too. (Also, it belongs with his albums as it's just as long as an album, rather than an EP.)
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January 14, 2015 on Sufjan Stevens Announces Carrie & Lowell Album, A Return To His “Folk Roots”
I listened to Girls in Peacetime, my first Belle and Sebastian album, because of your recommendation, fyi. It's nice. I should go back and listen to older ones.
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January 14, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Mark Ronson Uptown Special
I for one can back up the rule. I probably wouldn't have listened to this (or many other Albums of the Week) if they didn't get a write-up after a big album gets PE'd. Put this on earlier today and it was surprisingly fun.
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January 14, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Mark Ronson Uptown Special
Glad a couple of people are mentioning Built to Spill, they definitely should be on any such list. And do they have a new album in the works? They were in the Gum's Most Anticipated.
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January 12, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love
That was a late-year discovery for me too. You'll want to listen to it over and over again, at least I do.
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December 31, 2014 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2014
Their "Day in the Life" was also pretty dope.
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December 23, 2014 on The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015
Thank you for this. Singles was my album of the year and "Seasons" my song of the year. Something about their music touched a deep, deep nerve. I also highly recommend people check out their previous albums as well. Each different in its own way, but each just as heartfelt and passionate as Singles.
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December 22, 2014 on Spirit Of 2014: Future Islands Reflect On Their Breakthrough Year
I'm really curious to see how a new Wild Nothing album will sound, since the whole chillwave/80's-nostalgia style is over. If it's anything like how Washed Out's last album came out, I'm pumped. Also, love the "Ty Segall, probably" entry on the list.
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December 22, 2014 on The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015
Those J. Cole numbers are shocking, but really cool I think. The album has no singles and little promotion, and it's encouraging to see that something can be a success just due to a solid fanbase. It's a decent album, too.
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December 18, 2014 on The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014
Can't you just go to their three or four near-perfect albums of gritty, unpolished cynicism for that though? I for one am interested to see how their sound is different or new this time around. And if it's catchy and poppy, so be it. It'll still be Modest Mouse and the lyrics will still be excellent.
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December 15, 2014 on Modest Mouse – “Lampshades On Fire”
Your last paragraph: isn't it like your own premature evaluation of sorts?
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December 15, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: D’Angelo And The Vanguard Black Messiah