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This logo >>>>>>>> the new Marlins logo
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December 2, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Sorry Tom, but the best graphic design in MLB goes to the Milwaukee Brewers glove logo. The glove is seamlessly made out of an M and a B, for crying out loud. And I say this as a Mets fan, so its not a homer pick on my part, it is simply objective fact. http://outbound.id/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/milwaukee-brewers-285x300.jpg
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December 2, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Aphex Twin's Cheetah EP was in my top 10 albums and I give zero fucks if it doesn't count as an album, I enjoyed it more than many full albums this year.
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December 2, 2016 on 25 Great EPs From 2016
Would also throw in Curtis by Curtis Mayfield, though there's probably more straightforward soul than funk on that one. Also, thank you for including Fresh. Feels like people always get hung up on There's A Riot Goin' On, which is a great album, but Fresh gets overlooked a lot as a result I think. I think Stand is also worth a listen, even if its from the 60's it has a lot of the foundations for 70's funk.
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December 2, 2016 on Stream Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love!
I'd agree re: The Avalanches. I also think that they kinda made the definitive plunderphonics album with Since I Left You, and it's like, where do you go from there? Making the same thing again essentially would have ended up sounding stale and always directly in the first album's shadow. I like that they went in a somewhat different direction while still retaining their overall sound, and that for the most part it worked really well. I don't think it's as good as Since I Left You, but that's also an unfairly high bar to set for an album, even if its by the same group. It reminds me of mbv vs Loveless. mbv is a fucking phenomenal album, but not as good as Loveless, because very few albums are. If Since I Left You is a 10/10, Wildflower is like a 9 or 9.5/10. I normally don't get bent out of shape over list omissions, but it does piss me off that Wildflower isn't anywhere in the Top 50.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
Yeah I can't not have a huge grin on my face when those horns come in. Really though, everything up through "Colours" is perfectly sequenced and pieced together. I love that the very first thing on the album is a sample of a little girl going "Hi," then when "Because I'm Me" starts you hear her say "Hi" again but she sounds more confident and joyous, almost like the Avalanches kinda winking like yeah, we're back. The lead in to "Frankie Sinatra" with the kids huffing spray paint, while you hear people chanting the Frankie Sinatra hook in the background, almost like they're outside of some deranged carnival, then the little "ah haHA!" right as the actual "AHHHH Frankie Sinatra" sample starts up is a fucking incredible lead in and always gets me amped for that song. I believe I've said it before, but "Subways" into "Going Home" into "If I Was a Folkstar" is the highlight of the album for me. Those three tracks are simply The Avalanches at the top of their game. "Subways" to "Going Home" is on par with "Since I Left You" into "Stay Another Season" in terms of killer transitions. "Going Home" might actually be my favorite track on the album, the way they work the samples from "Subways" in and out of the main loop on "Going Home" is genius, and the teasing out of the beat with the filters coming in and out is expertly done. At first it kinda bugged me, but I've grown to love the effect it creates, revealing different aspects of the loop as different filters are applied, it allows them to build and control the momentum of the track in really cool ways. I love the rest of the album as well, but that first run of tracks is just unreal.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
1. The Avalanches - Wildflower 2. Kaytranada - 99.9% 3. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool 4. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service 5. Segue - Over the Mountains 6. Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book 7. Solange - A Seat at the Table 8. The Field - The Follower 9. Aphex Twin - Cheetah EP 10. Nao - For All We Know Honorable Mentions: Julianna Barwick - Will, Roman Flugel - All the Right Noises, The Radio Dept - Running Out of Love, 2814 - Rain Temple, Kanye - The Life of Pablo, Matt Karmil - ++++, Mick Jenkins - The Healing Component, Domo Genesis - Genesis
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
Maybe he just wanted to give the guy the full Game of Thrones experience, excessive violence and all?
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November 30, 2016 on Finley Quaye Fined For Headbutting Dying Friend Who Wanted To Watch Game Of Thrones
Also The Follower by The Field is among my favorites. It has become almost expected that if The Field releases an album, its gonna end up in my annual top 10 because that man is one of the most consistent artists in the game. Raptor Jesus knows what I'm talking about.
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November 29, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Worm Ouroboros What Graceless Dawn
Yes to that Julianna Barwick album. I don't think I like it as much as Nepenthe, but still very good. "Same" is an absolutely gorgeous track.
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November 29, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Worm Ouroboros What Graceless Dawn
I got Wildflower by The Avalanches at #1. I would be shocked if any major publication puts it as their top album, but wouldn't be surprised if it shows up in the top 10 or 20 on quite a few lists.
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November 29, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Worm Ouroboros What Graceless Dawn
Holy shit this is a nice way to start the week. "Young Death" is absolutely gorgeous.
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November 28, 2016 on Burial – “Young Death” & “Nightmarket”
Please let this be as good as anything from his glorious run of singles/EPs from 2011-2013
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November 26, 2016 on Burial – “Young Death” & “Nightmarket”
I forgot that MBDTF basically launched Pusha T as a solo artist. That album got really overplayed for me after it came out, but every so often I go back and I'm always amazed at how good it is. I hope Kanye can get better soon, and I am thankful that he has people in his life that care for him enough to get him help when he needs it.
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November 22, 2016 on Read Pusha T’s Message To Kanye West On The Anniversary Of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
I hope I don't get an incordenate amount of downvotes
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November 22, 2016 on James Corden Will Host The Grammys
This pun is a cordenal sin.
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November 22, 2016 on James Corden Will Host The Grammys
Corden is too bland. We need someone who can really light the stage on fire. I mean literally. We literally need someone to go up there and light the stage on fire and burn the Grammys down to the ground forever.
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November 22, 2016 on James Corden Will Host The Grammys
I mean yes, my dad just kinda sucks all around when it comes to politics. The lack of empathy scares me more than the lack of information though. I would say my dad crosses the line from simply being uninformed to full on ignorance, and I think the lack of empathy kinda keeps him from understanding other peoples' perspectives or having any kind of introspection.
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November 21, 2016 on Grizzly Bear Call Out Racist Trump Voters: “Alt Right Is A Bullshit Term To Normalize White Supremacy”
This is very true. Both my parents voted for Trump. My mom is category 1, my dad is category 2. My mom can be reasoned with. I explained to her why someone like Steve Bannon is a monster, and she understood, though still has a weird irrational resentment of Hillary. I can talk to her about issues and it won't get ugly. My dad cannot be reasoned with. He has been led by the likes of Fox News to believe that his views couldn't possibly be flawed or racist, and anyone telling him otherwise has a Liberal Bias, so he won't even listen to any kind of perspective that doesn't confirm his own views. He is incapable of having a civil discussion about politics. I find category 1 to be mostly good people in general, who might perpetuate racism in unconscious ways but who are generally just plain unaware of what they are doing. And they are who I hope will be able to see this fucking nonsense for what it is over the next few years. I fear that people like my dad are beyond the point of reasoning, and who are the real problem in the country today, largely because of that. Growing up white, upper middle class or better, in a mostly white suburb, in the south or the midwest, you can be a fundamentally good person who is unaware of how they perpetuate systemic problems in society. This isn't okay, but it is a more fixable problem, and these people shouldn't be demonized for being kind of dumb or sheltered, because that is how they veer into category 2. It is the people who are just like indignant due to a totally warped mindset and so far entrenched in their own views that they can't step outside themselves at all that really scare me. And I'm convinced that the left's dismissive, smug, condescending bullshit when it comes to social issues is a big part of what steers them past that point of no return, combined with media sources like Fox News egging that mindset on.
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November 21, 2016 on Grizzly Bear Call Out Racist Trump Voters: “Alt Right Is A Bullshit Term To Normalize White Supremacy”
I have only heard The Radio Dept album but its very good. A bit different from Clinging to a Scheme but still has their sound at the core of it.
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November 18, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This album, Since I Left You, and Donuts are my holy trinity of sample based albums. All three highlight everything that makes me love sampling as an art form. Donuts shows how you can get profound emotion out of juxtaposing samples and how much can be extracted from a small snippet of music when framed the right way. There's a very meaningful, coherent message and theme running throughout the album despite there not being any lyrics at all. Since I Left You is basically the best example of how you can create entirely new pieces of music out of already existing pieces of music. Go look on the WhoSampled page for a track like "A Different Feeling," it is unbelievable how none of the samples sound like they could be put together to make that song (also that song is such a fucking banger. They absolutely work the shit out of those drums and that main loop.) Tom put it well with Endtroducing in how it never sounds like a bunch of records fading into each other. It feels like a journey into another world, and unlike the other two albums, I usually don't even think about the samples being used or anything related to them because of how seamless the whole thing is.
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November 18, 2016 on Endtroducing….. Turns 20
I think I like Since I Left You more, but yeah they are both unique in that they feel like entire worlds are within them, versus just a collection of dope sounds. I actually think The Avalanches did a great job replicating that feeling on Wildflower as well.
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November 18, 2016 on Endtroducing….. Turns 20
Lin-Manuel Miranda writing about how he got out of that trash can would be better if Immortal Technique was actually featured on the song.
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November 18, 2016 on Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda, & Aloe Blacc – “Wrote My Way Out” & Usher – “Wait For It”
So it sounds like you're hammered and looking for snacks and more beer and then you make friends with someone's dog? Because if this means Bruno Mars is channeling my drunken shenanigans, this is my album of the year.
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November 17, 2016 on At Least America Can Agree On Bruno Mars
Holy shit, An American Patriot sighting. He has risen from the ashes of the Videogum comment sections of yesteryear.
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November 15, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Miranda Lambert The Weight Of These Wings
This is literally an episode of Parks and Rec come to life. The irony of Amy Poehler presenting was probably not lost on the people in charge of this.
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November 15, 2016 on Watch Bono Accept His “Ridiculous” Glamour Woman Of The Year Award
I mean the man starred in many notable films and even won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Good Will Hunting, so I don't know man I think Rob....oh. Nevermind. Wait, who the fuck is this guy again?
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November 14, 2016 on Robbie Williams Says Jimmy Page Is Spying On Him
That's a weird, nonsensical quote about Ed Sheeran. Unless this guy is planning to retire to the Shire in Middle-Earth, he's not going to have to worry about living near enough to Ed Sheeran to bother him.
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November 14, 2016 on Robbie Williams Says Jimmy Page Is Spying On Him
This album reminds me a bit of D'Angelo's Black Messiah in how its great on its own and also felt perfectly timed with the cultural atmosphere surrounding its release. I really needed this right now.
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November 14, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: A Tribe Called Quest We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
That last sentence is probably the main thrust of why people think this is a bad idea. Taylor Swift has a long track record of being tone deaf at best towards any kind of culture that falls outside of white and/or suburban. I don't think she has to meet some kind of standard of "authenticity" in order to make rap music, but I also can't see this being anything other than a massive cringefest. Going from pop-country to top 40 pop* is different than trying to move towards the "new urban sound" and incorporating "edgier hip hop." It's just not in her wheelhouse at all. *And I still don't get why that's treated like Dylan going electric or Radiohead going electronic, etc. Her sound was slowly going there anyways, it wasn't a very drastic, sudden shift and pretty much everyone who listened to her was already on board with Top 40 pop. She wasn't exactly reinventing herself, she's not goddamn Bjork.
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November 14, 2016 on Please, God, Do Not Let Taylor Swift Record A Hip-Hop/R&B Album