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To be honest this kind of just sounds like a less catchy retread of Seasons. Glad they're moving back towards the sound of In Evening Air/On the Water though, the songs on Singles were real good but the clean production killed their energy a bit.
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February 1, 2017 on Future Islands – “Ran”
Yeah, No More Stories gives me hope since it's my second favorite Mew album despite the missing member. I guess for me Mew has always been about the intersection of Bo's guitars and Jonas's vocals, so it's weird to hear one of those things missing. But I'm not against the idea of a tight pop album from these guys, I'm sure it'll still be good, though maybe less "essential" than previous releases.
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January 24, 2017 on Mew – “Carry Me To Safety”
Really worried about the lack of Bo on this album, new track is nice but it's missing that energy his playing brought. Easily the weakest closer of any of their albums which isn't a great sign. I'm still excited though, Mew are one of my all time favorites.
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January 24, 2017 on Mew – “Carry Me To Safety”
Counterpoint: it 100% is ok when they're fucking Nazis. Half the world went to war to do far worse than punch them in the face and it was generally considered a good move.
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January 22, 2017 on Tim Heidecker Wrote A Song About Richard Spencer Getting Punched In The Face
That's a pretty solid list, I'd love to hear a Kanye song inspired by Okami.
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December 9, 2016 on Kanye West Returns To The Studio With Pete Rock And A List Of Videogames
Real post: this cover and video are gorgeous.
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September 28, 2016 on Shakai Mondai – “Hikari” (Utada Hikaru Cover) Video
Like if Kingdom Hearts brought you here.
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September 28, 2016 on Shakai Mondai – “Hikari” (Utada Hikaru Cover) Video
You've got to go through hell to get to heaven, or something.
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September 23, 2016 on Corey Feldman Plans Another Today Performance, But Not The Voice
Feel like this gets weirdly close to an Amber Coffman diss track at a couple points, and overall the lyrics just sound really amateur. If this leads to some beef I think I'm going to have be #Team Amber.
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September 22, 2016 on Dirty Projectors – “Keep Your Name” Video
Good to see these guys still know how to open the fuck out of an album.
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September 8, 2016 on Stream Cymbals Eat Guitars Pretty Years
Why not take the money and then donate it to a charity or something? Maybe one that brings music programs to underprivileged schools? All this bitching about capitalism and the state of the world doesn't mean anything if you aren't willing to redirect that shittiness into a force of good whenever you get the chance.
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July 26, 2016 on Father John Misty Releases “Real Love Baby,” Rejects Burrito Money
Oh man, did you miss this? You're in for a treat: http://www.stereogum.com/1855101/b-o-b-is-a-flat-earth-truther/news/
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July 13, 2016 on The Tenors Bench Member Who Worked “All Lives Matter” Into “O Canada” At MLB All-Star Game
I feel like a lot of people will turned off by the fact that it's mostly kind of minimal ballads but I'm really enjoying this. Probably the strongest first impression one of her albums has made on me.
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June 23, 2016 on Stream Bat For Lashes The Bride
Phil wrote a really beautiful thing explaining the situation and detailing their relationship and desire for privacy: http://www.pwelverumandsun.com/ Can't believe something this shitty can happen to such good people.
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June 2, 2016 on Help Phil Elverum Fund His Wife’s Cancer Treatments
Just off the top of my head, Owen Pallet does this kind of stuff all the time. Usually with much more interesting melodies.
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May 3, 2016 on Radiohead – “Burn The Witch” Video
It's 2016 man, can we stop with the whole "autotune is for people who can't sing" thing? It a legitimate effect that a lot of people like (myself included), there's so much more to music than just pure performance.
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February 14, 2016 on Watch Kanye West Bring The Life Of Pablo And Lose A Rap Battle To Kyle Mooney On SNL
Mastering doesn't actually take that long, especially if it's a big budget album that's already mixed well. No reason the album couldn't be ready by this afternoon/tonight.
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February 12, 2016 on Kanye West – “30 Hours”
I did a speech about FES for public speaking once and it's truly fascinating. I think there was an invisible anti-moon? We need some kind of movie/book/tv show set in the flat earth world.
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January 25, 2016 on B.o.B Is A Flat Earth Truther
I want a fighting game that's Swift Squad v Grimes Squad.
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January 19, 2016 on Grimes – “Kill V. Maim” Video
He's been tweet exclusively in hiakus for awhile, even in replies. It's been a delight.
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December 30, 2015 on Phil Elverum Will Name Your Band For $35
Yeah? A year off is not particularly noteworthy.
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December 1, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015
That's not really true, I saw him on three separate tours last year and he did plenty of press for Sauna, even going so far as to do album teasers/music videos/a few singles etc. He played the game harder than ever this album, got a few polite nods, and was cast aside. I'm not really sure what went wrong.
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December 1, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015
Don't have a list ready but it's genuinely depressing to see the new Mount Eerie go completely unmentioned by literally everyone. It feels like Phil gets ignored no matter what he does and it's a real bummer considering how excellent Sauna is.
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December 1, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015
Great article, but I cannot sit idly by when someone implys that Only Skin is not in her top 10, or even the top 3 of Ys. That song is a goddamn masterpiece that's still giving 10 years later.
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November 13, 2015 on The 10 Best Joanna Newsom Songs
This is so good why aren't more people paying attention to this.
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November 9, 2015 on Stream Anna von Hausswolff The Miraculous
Kill V Maim is kicking my ass right now.
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November 4, 2015 on Grimes – “laughing and not being normal”