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This thread might be dead by now but I've been thinking about this. How many artists out there completely ape 80s pop and get a pass? There have been way more musicians that I listen to and think "Wow, this is EXACTLY 80s pop" than "Wow, this is EXACTLY 70s funk." So why is it more egregious for an artist to resurrect a less familiar style than one already firmly in the zeitgeist?
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December 15, 2016 on Watch Childish Gambino’s Funky, Delirious Tonight Show Performance
Am am I the only one who absolutely loves Ab-Soul's stupid lines? It's like watching B-movies. So stupid, but there's no way he doesn't realize himself that he's rapping such gleefully dumb lines. It's all about the self-awareness. So yeah I'm loving the shit out of DWTW that's all.
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December 14, 2016 on J. Cole Is Making Comfort-Food Rap, And That’s OK
Michael, I just wanna say that I don't listen to much metal, but your writing exudes so much passion and feeling, it does so much to push me to listen to more. Seriously. Even if I haven't listened to metal all month, I read every Black Market post because the writing is always so passionate and so good. So thank you. I have a lot of homework to do now!
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December 14, 2016 on The 40 Best Metal Albums Of 2016
Absolutely true. I also have a soft spot for The Way Up and some of his smaller ensemble stuff like Unity Band (not so much Unity Group though).
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December 10, 2016 on The 10 Best Jazz Albums Of 2016
I haven't listened to much new jazz this year, but I really enjoyed the album Shift by Logan Richardson. Really cool new sax player, with Pat Metheny in the band doing some of the more interesting stuff he's done recently. Sometimes I think Metheny makes a better sideman?
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December 9, 2016 on The 10 Best Jazz Albums Of 2016
I'm not very good at objectively rating verses because I don't usually study them very hard. I gotta mention Isaiah Rashad's first verse on "Wat's Wrong," I enjoy it even more than Kendrick's excellent verse.
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December 8, 2016 on The 25 Best Rap Verses Of 2016
Thank god, some solidarity re: The Sun's Tirade. That album is straight up addictive to me. It's my close #2, just after Tribe.
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December 7, 2016 on The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016
Upvote for "Drippin," JEFFERY is great but I think this is the best Thugga song this year!
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December 6, 2016 on Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016
Underworld!! Fuck yes that album is awesome.
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December 3, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Yeah, I initially had Grizzly Bear's Shields that year. Same result today.
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December 3, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
At first I was like RTJ down at 3?? But I totally agree with 1 and 2
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December 2, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Looking at these comments and votes, maybe I shouldn't say this, but Cole seems like a pretty cool dude to me. He doesn't have a lot of style, sure. He doesn't really make waves with his talent, sure. But he seems to "keep it real" for the most part and he stays out of a lot of the stupid bullshit many other big name rappers get into.
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December 2, 2016 on J. Cole’s “False Prophets” Appears To Be A Kanye West Diss
Oh god it's so weird. I think I might like it? But what. even is this
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December 2, 2016 on Stream Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love!
Odd Entrances over Weird Exits, interesting.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
It's in my top 30. Love that album. So grand.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
Very few albums get me in an immersive headspace like Is The Is Are.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
"Report to the Shareholders/Kill Your Masters" has me all tingly already.
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December 1, 2016 on Run The Jewels – “Legend Has It”
Ambulance is the best thing The Amazing has done yet.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
I'm with you! That Esperanza Spalding album is fucking stunning. Very underappreciated.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
I will forever "fuck yes" comments like this. That album is seriously something else.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
1. David Bowie - Blackstar 2. Beyonce - Lemonade 3. Frank Ocean - Blonde 4. Crying - Beyond the Fleeting Gales 5. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool 6. M83 - Junk 7. Flock of Dimes - If You See Me, Say Yes 8. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound 9. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity 10. Anderson .Paak - Malibu 11. Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution 12. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it from Here... 13. DIIV - Is The Is Are 14. Isaiah Rashad - The Sun's Tirade 15. Parquet Courts - Human Performance 16. Swet Shop Boys - Cashmere 17. Floating Points - Kuiper EP 18. Wye Oak - Tween 19. Pinegrove - Cardinal 20. Jeff Rosenstock - WORRY In particular I want to rep Crying, Esperanza Spalding, Blood Orange, King Gizzard, Flock of Dimes, and DIIV. All amazing. Also, the award for album that grew most on me this year goes to Junk. I seriously love it, guys. Took me totally by surprise. Nearly every song is great.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
I think this is gonna be a pretty boring list season. Lemonade, Blackstar, Blonde, Coloring Book, A Moon Shaped Pool, etc. are titles we're gonna see a lot. Anybody have any small dark horse titles in their top ten? King Gizzard is in mine, as well as Flock of Dimes. And all this is still tentative of course.
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November 29, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Worm Ouroboros What Graceless Dawn
I actually quite dig the Tove Lo record, it pretty much does what Weeknd is trying to do here but much shorter and simpler.
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November 29, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: The Weeknd Starboy
You should listen to R.E.M.'s debut immediately.
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November 26, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I'm pretty sure I have a "raptor Jesus Burial mix" saved from like three years ago. Excited to hear what's coming, it has been too long!!
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November 26, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I love it a lot. They strike me more Built to Spill than Pavement.
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November 26, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
A lot of the songs in the second half sound the same and could have been removed. Beyond that, I really like this. "Secrets" and "Sidewalks" and "I Feel it Coming" are excellent.
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November 25, 2016 on Stream The Weeknd Starboy
Biggest, maybe. Most prestigious...hahahahahahahahahahahaha
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November 22, 2016 on James Corden Will Host The Grammys
I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the first two songs we heard from Attack on Memory were "Stay Useless" and "Fall In," which both follow a verse-chorus structure.
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November 21, 2016 on Cloud Nothings – “Internal World”