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 +3Posted on Sep 18th | re: Flying Lotus - "Coronus, The Terminator" (9 comments)

Oh maaaaan I want to hear that Snoop Dogg collaboration so bad. He released a video a few weeks ago with snippets from every song and the one with Snoop instantly caught my ear, gonna be amazing.

And yeah I agree about the collaborations. I think it’s really interesting how he approaches a guest spot from another musician as essentially another instrument to work with. It keeps the focus on the aesthetic he’s going for in each album, and is a nice showcase of his immense talent. Not many relatively obscure musicians would be able to take a Thom Yorke guest vocal spot, make him barely noticeable, and also make it sound like the perfect choice for the song.

 +4Posted on Sep 18th | re: Hear Jack White Clown Rolling Stone, Foo Fighters From The Stage (16 comments)

Rolling Stone needs Jack White. He is the only guy around now that still validates their whole outdated, classic-rock-is-the-pinnacle-of-human-achievement worldview.

 +13Posted on Sep 18th | re: Flying Lotus - "Coronus, The Terminator" (9 comments)

FlyLo is operating on another level. This album is going to be incredible.

 +5Posted on Sep 8th | re: Portishead's Geoff Barrow Says Phantogram Ripped Him Off, Too (50 comments)

I have hated Phantogram’s “When I’m Small” ever since I heard it a few years back, for somewhat similar reasons. J Dilla sampled “Charlie’s Theme” for the track “Geek Down” off Donuts. Dilla did a much better job at sampling the song, (i.e. he did more than loop one fucking bar) and it always pissed me off that this incredibly bland indie pop group essentially did a much lazier job of it and were getting a decent amount of recognition for the song.

I did a little bit of research when I first had the displeasure of hearing that forgettable turd of a song and if I remember correctly, Phantogram did not give credit for sampling “Charlie’s Theme,” which also pissed me off and makes Barrow’s claim legit.

Basically what I am saying is I fully support Geoff Barrow calling them the fuck out on this.

 +3Posted on Sep 5th | re: Aphex Twin - "Minipops 67 [120.2][Source Field Mix]" (47 comments)

I have an immense amount of love and respect for Aphex Twin. That being said, I didn’t want to get my hopes up too much that the new album would hold up against his 90′s output, but MAN this delivers on every level.

 +1Posted on Sep 3rd | re: Kendrick Lamar Sued For Stealing "Rigamortis" (2 comments)

I mean yes, that sounds like they sampled the horns around 0:15 on the Willie Jones track and pitched them up. If anything they might have a legit claim that the sample was used without proper clearance, but to claim he owes them his entire career? Who do they think Kendrick is, Vanilla Ice?

 +3Posted on Sep 3rd | re: Flying Lotus - "Never Catch Me" (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (8 comments)

The radio tags are the fucking worst, but hooooooolllllyyyyy shit goddamn this is an incredible track.

File this under “classes I wish I could have taken in college” along with that one Harvard sociology class on The Wire.

 +2Posted on Aug 28th | re: TV Party: Mutual Benefit Talks Fullmetal Alchemist (6 comments)

The only anime I ever really watched was Cowboy Bebop, but I would easily place that show in my top 3 favorite shows of all time, of any medium. I have heard Fullmetal Alchemist is worth checking out, so maybe I will give it a shot next time I’m itching for a new show to watch.

Yeah I always hated “Blame Game” and thought it was a lazy sample, but figured it was just a matter of personal taste and ultimately fine for him to sample “Avril 14th” because I just assumed Kanye would not disrespect one of the most celebrated and influential figures in the history of electronic music.

Goddammit I love Kanye generally but this is some bullshit.