saturnian

Comments from saturnian

I love the feeling of being hyped for something and then it completely delivering on my expectations.
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May 12, 2015 on Stream Shamir Ratchet
This album fucking kills. Just in time for summer. "Demon," just holy fucking shit.
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May 12, 2015 on Stream Shamir Ratchet
My issue with poptimism is actually very well articulated in the New York Times article string on my finger links (and I think he's an asshole, but that article is very well written): "Poptimism now not only demands devotion to pop idols; it has instigated an increasingly shrill shouting match with those who might not be equally enamored of pop music. Disliking Taylor Swift or Beyoncé is not just to proffer a musical opinion, but to reveal potential proof of bias." And that's where I can't get behind the mentality. It has gotten really overblown and gone beyond "hey, let's not be dipshit hipsters who reject any kind of music that isn't guitar driven indie rock" to something completely counterproductive. In some ways its the exact mentality poptimism initially tried to counteract, only now it's applied to Top 40 Pop. I find it weird too, because this attitude doesn't really permeate into other mediums. Nobody on the internet is trying to tell me I'm a hipster asshole for hating the Transformers franchise. Those movies are a steaming pile of bullshit coated garbage. Michael Bay is a superdouche but he knows exactly what he is doing and is really good at it, but I have never read a think piece about how we must respect his motherfucking craft.
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May 11, 2015 on American Idol Being Put Out Of Its Misery
Earl hasn't been making that kind of music in years. But I guess what's important is you got to feel superior to someone else.
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April 28, 2015 on Stream Earl Sweatshirt Solace
Was really hoping 50 Cent's comically terrible first pitch would be referenced in this post and I was not disappointed.
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April 28, 2015 on Watch Kendrick Lamar Throw Out The First Pitch For The Dodgers
"deranged bill cosby"… that's a bit redundant
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April 16, 2015 on Ariel Pink – “Jell-O” Video
This guy's ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to his newsletter.
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April 15, 2015 on Steve Albini Weighs In On Tidal Debate
First and foremost, obligatory fuck off TMZ and stop posting their videos, Stereogum. This isn't even "news." I can't even remember the last time I thought about REO Speedwagon, or heard one of their songs. I might have never heard any of their songs? The only song I can name is "Take It On The Run," and the only reason is it's referenced in this fucking article. Gawker can fuck right off as well. Their network of websites are generally a lot of sensationalist bullshit and click bait, combined with this weird, vaguely condescending sarcasm that makes me think its general audience are the type of people who ride bicycles on pedestrian sidewalks and act like you're the asshole for complaining because they're helping save the environment. That last part might not make sense but those people can go to hell too while I'm at it. TL;DR Fuck TMZ. Fuck Gawker. Fuck cyclists who disobey traffic laws and run me over.
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April 14, 2015 on This Is The Best REO Speedwagon Video In 30 Years
"I know you put in the hours to keep me in sunglasses, I know" has always been one of my favorites. And as others have said, pretty much all of "All the Wine," but I'm particularly fond of: "I carry the dollhouse safe on my shoulders Through the black city, nightlights are on in the corners And everyone's sleeping upstairs All safe and sound"
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April 13, 2015 on Alligator Turns 10
This is definitely still my favorite album by the National, though I don't think they've made a bad record since this one either. If you haven't drunkenly yelled along with friends to "Abel" you should do yourself a favor and get on that.
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April 13, 2015 on Alligator Turns 10
FYI Taylor Swift copyrighted "The Week In Rap" and Tom actually got a cease and desist from her legal team.
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April 8, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Kendrick Lamar’s Brilliant, Stupid Week
That makes a lot of sense, and those people sound insufferable. It sounds like people who scoff and say "I don't even OWN a television" but watch Netflix on their laptop. And you're right, hip hop encompasses the entire culture while rap is strictly the music. The terms are sort of a "all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares sort of thing." So saying you don't listen to rap, only hip-hop is a bunch of nonsense.
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April 8, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Kendrick Lamar’s Brilliant, Stupid Week
Honest question Tom, why do you not like the term hip-hop? I've always felt it was really awkward reading the phrase "rap productions" or "rap instrumentals" and I've always wondered why it seemed like you specifically avoided using hip-hop.
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April 8, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Kendrick Lamar’s Brilliant, Stupid Week
UMG blocked the first video and I'm just like http://i39.tinypic.com/nc1tfn.jpg
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April 7, 2015 on Preview Kanye West’s “U Mad” And Kendrick Lamar’s “All Day” Remix
Yeah both of those would be great
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April 4, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Just want to say that I appreciate the return of the profile icon in the top right corner of the page
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April 4, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This Must Be The Place is arguably the greatest love song ever written, and definitely one of the most beautiful songs of all time. I think Sam Beam is great at covers (I still prefer his version of Such Great Heights to the the Postal Service's), so I'm very excited to hear what they do with it.
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April 3, 2015 on Iron & Wine And Ben Bridwell Announce Covers Album Sing Into My Mouth
I remember hearing "Beauty & A Beat" while drunk at a bar one night and being surprised it was Bieber because I actually kinda liked it. Decent melody/hook. Still don't like everything else he's done though.
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April 2, 2015 on The Week In Pop: Roast Aside, Justin Bieber Might Secretly Be On The Right Track
I agree with everything you say. I just want to add how I like (hate) how cops focus on "Song for Assata" for all the wrong reasons, yet completely ignore "The Light" off the same album, which is a very straightforward and genuine song about respecting women, not to mention the fact that the beat is just ridiculously amazing. Like fucking hell Common is probably the last rapper to take issue with even through the lens of the bullshit stereotype they probably have of rap.
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April 2, 2015 on School Cancels Common’s Commencement Speech After Police Complain
I think I got a minute or so into the video before I said "This is fucking great" aloud in an empty room
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April 2, 2015 on Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta” Video