samoven07

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BINGO. First thing I thought when I saw the cover. Damn. Do we have to wait another year for the next Deerhunter album? :'-(
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March 27, 2014 on The Black Keys – “Fever”
God, are you guys kidding? I love Arcade Fire more than anything holy, but that video is hackneyed and not even well shot. I don't get the buzz over this director. Oblivion was stunning because of Claire's spunk and spontaneity, and the concepts behind it. This video and the one for "Yet Again" are terribly heavy-handed. (And Latino life in Los Angeles is a very interesting subject... like 15 years ago.) Going back to watch Reflektor's video to wash my eyes.
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November 21, 2013 on Arcade Fire – “Afterlife” Video
You do realize that Halcyon Digest essentially means 'THIS ALBUM IS ABOUT NOSTALGIA'? Agree WEC was very interesting though. I'm so excited for them to produce a tougher album, as much as I have listened to HD an inappropriate number of times.
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April 4, 2013 on Deerhunter – “Monomania” & Fallon Performance
RIGHT. These albums are better than "Shields". LOL: 15 El-P – Cancer For Cure (Fat Possum) 14 Chromatics – Kill For Love (Italians Do It Better) 13 Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! (Constellation) 12 Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream (RCA) 11 Tame Impala – Lonerism (Modular) 10 Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan (Domino) 09 Chairlift – Something (Columbia) 08 The Walkmen – Heaven (Fat Possum) 07 Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl) 06 Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory (Carpark) 05 Jessie Ware – Devotion (PMR) 04 Swans – The Seer (Young God)
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December 5, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
Why the hell is Grizzly Bear being panned everywhere? Way better than Veckatimest and I can't think of any album besides Fiona's or Frank's that I liked more this year.
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December 5, 2012 on NPR’s 50 Favorite Albums Of 2012
Grizzly Bear's "Shields" is such a close second that I wish Stereogum let you vote for more than one :(
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November 26, 2012 on The 2012 Gummy Awards: Vote Now And Enter To Win An iPad With Retina Display
Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel As great as Frank Ocean's album is, there's just no competition. Fiona's album is so deep, infinitely listenable, and virtuosic vocals + lyrics + musical writing and performance. It's been a great year, but as someone who tends to wear good albums out, this is the only one I have been able to continue listening to again and again. Every song is perfect, not a single misstep.
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November 26, 2012 on The 2012 Gummy Awards: Vote Now And Enter To Win An iPad With Retina Display
Sadly warm crimes are not as bad as war crimes.
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November 20, 2012 on Deconstructing: Pandora, Spotify, Piracy, And Getting Artists Paid
Google invested in ContentID because it had to after facing billions in infringement claims on YouTube and other sites. And Google still gets away with murder on other websites, including all the Google AdWords revenue on third party piracy sites. Google's job is to do the least it has to do to comply with the law while still profitting from piracy. Google makes money on free content, so why would they lobby to stop that? The fact is, the U.S. govt could force them to block piracy websites, just like they force Google to block other sensitive sites -- searches for classified documents, etc -- or just like Google censors its own results (not showing videos of warm crimes on YouTube, for instance). Google is not some benevolent, or at best, independent operator providing us a great service. They are a company benefitting from piracy and theft of creative works, music included.
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November 20, 2012 on Deconstructing: Pandora, Spotify, Piracy, And Getting Artists Paid
I've read Stereogum for 8 years and though I rarely comment, I have to say this is the best article I've seen posted here yet. Bravo -- a great call to action. The only thing missing, I'd say, is a mention of real legal solutions that could be implemented to stop music piracy. But we don't have the political will (or perhaps capital) to implement them. It doesn't help that Google makes billions off piracy and can spend a fraction of that to lobby the U.S. govt.
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November 20, 2012 on Deconstructing: Pandora, Spotify, Piracy, And Getting Artists Paid
To be clear, I am not for banning gay marriage... my sentence structure needs some help this "morning". I just don't understand the strong hatred of NC when nearly every other state has done it regardless of the geography, political leanings, etc. I think what's angering is America, not a particular state.
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May 10, 2012 on Against Me! Frontman To Change Genders
AHHH STOP WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA! They're the 31st state to ban gay marriage, so in a way, they should be applauded for taking so long. Seriously, even the bluest of states, California, has banned it. I'm not sure why I'm getting angry.
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May 10, 2012 on Against Me! Frontman To Change Genders
totally agree RE: trying too hard. her live performances (granted i only saw her at sxsw where she was exhausted... but she would walk off stage apologizing. what??) and interviews make her seem totally unsure what she's doing. i guess it produces good art now and then. but it's weird to enjoy her music and then see her talking on youtube like she's your needy, under-confident friend who checks her iphone a lot. i've stopped watching/listening to anything she doesn't release in a formal fashion
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May 10, 2012 on Grimes – “Nightmusic” Video (NSFW)
His Coachella set (weeknd 2) was a "I could take it or leave it" situation. Glad to hear the Hollywood Forever set was better. (Also: interesting venue??)
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May 7, 2012 on Watch Drake Join The Weeknd In Hollywood
LOL!!
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April 26, 2012 on Album Of The Week: Torche Harmonicraft
LOL!
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April 26, 2012 on Album Of The Week: Torche Harmonicraft
Wait this whole fight is a joke, right? My mind is being blown by the possibility of true irony. If not, Scott, I hope you are ordering an amazing meta take on "Where's the Beef" right this second...
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April 26, 2012 on Album Of The Week: Torche Harmonicraft
For the second time, reading something written by Julianne makes me feel like I'm reading an Ivy-league admissions essay that crams SAT vocabulary words and "advanced" grammar structures into every sentence just to distract from the complete lack of substance. I'm not against elegant, sophisticated writing -- the internet could use much more -- but this is not that. I WANT to read what she has to say, and yet my eyes glaze over from the distracting style. Style > Substance? Apropos given the subject of the article I suppose.
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March 6, 2012 on Deconstructing: Sleigh Bells
my favorite thing is when hipsters still think they aren't mainstream in 2011.
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November 16, 2011 on Rihanna Talk That Talk Comment Party
p.s. i miss the days when stereogum's premature evaluation WAS the comment party :( bring them back!! (TKOL fucked this all up, didn't it?)
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August 23, 2011 on Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost Comment Party