saturnian

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Really glad to see A$AP so high. I initially (mistakenly) did not expect much out of that album, but L$D might be my favorite song of the year. Also, unexpectedly, I stopped listening to Surf for the most part like 2 weeks after it came out and almost completely forgot about it until seeing it on this list. I really loved it when it first came out, spent that day listening to it on repeat, told a bunch of friends how it's like the best thing to come out this year and everyone has to listen to it, and then it just kinda fell out of consciousness. There wasn't anything I disliked about the album, so I can't really explain it. But personally I would not rank it as high because of this.
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December 7, 2015 on The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015
Nao's February 15 EP is sorely missing. Probably my favorite EP of the year. As much as I love FKA twigs and Kelela's EPs, I find myself going back to Nao more than either of them.
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December 2, 2015 on 25 Great EPs From 2015
This is a really interesting analysis. I think Odd Future was needed at one point though. They were sizeable part of a wave of up and coming rappers and producers that really breathed new life into the genre at the end of the last decade/beginning of this one. For a short period in the latter half of the 2000s, it felt a bit like hip hop was mainly Kanye, Lil Wayne, and everything else was more or less a giant shrug. Don't get me wrong, there's still some great albums from that time, but I just feel like there's so many more rappers and producers I am excited about now and in the last 5 years or so than I was in say, 2008.
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November 18, 2015 on Does The World Need Odd Future?
What's your thought on Guru (assuming you listen to Gang Starr)? Like I love Gang Starr and think the combo of Guru and DJ Premier is arguably the best rapper/producer team ever, but I can see how Guru fits the Black Thought Syndrome pretty well.
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November 17, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Freddie Gibbs Shadow Of A Doubt
Not complaining about these choices but also want to just give a shout out to the "Lose Control" video which is also spectacular.
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November 17, 2015 on Missy Elliott’s 10 Best Videos
Sorry guys, that was a weird hypothetical question. It presupposes that we live in a world where a film called "The Matrix Revolutions" exists, and everybody knows that isn't true.
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November 13, 2015 on MSG John Lennon Tribute With Brandon Flowers, The Roots, Eric Church, & More To Air On AMC
But what about those of us who want to watch the regularly scheduled weekly showing of the Matrix Revolutions?
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November 13, 2015 on MSG John Lennon Tribute With Brandon Flowers, The Roots, Eric Church, & More To Air On AMC
I really fucking hate Guns n Roses, but I did enjoy Slash showing up at the Black Eyed Peas unbelievably awful Super Bowl Halftime Show because it caused some meathead I went to high school with to absolutely freak the fuck out and go on an incredible angry Facebook rant about how the Black Eyed Peas are tarnishing the good name of Guns n Roses. It was a surreal moment for me, as for once I was thankful for something the Black Eyed Peas did.
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November 13, 2015 on Guns N’ Roses Are Indeed Reuniting, According To Nikki Sixx
Pictured: Elizabeth Banks, Leslie Jones, and Mediocrity
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November 12, 2015 on Watch Disclosure, Lorde, & Sam Smith In Elizabeth Banks’ SNL Promos
This is cool and I wish I knew about the campaign when it was happening.
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November 11, 2015 on Musician Behind Iconic “Amen” Break Finally Gets Paid
I always listen to jazz on planes. It is conducive to both reading and sleeping, probably the two things I do the most on planes. I also like it because I can throw on Miles Davis and it's not like I'm gonna get to a run of shitty songs at any point.
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November 7, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Nobody should be surprised that Ed Sheeran hasn't heard a Radiohead album. Do they even have electricity in the Shire? I can't see many hobbits identifying with Radiohead's technology based angst.
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November 5, 2015 on Ellie Goulding Doesn’t Understand What Makes “A Big Pop Album”
Oh yeah I saw him live and he was incredible. He got the crowd super fucking amped for Senorita and Blue Suede and everyone just went nuts when the beat dropped. One of my favorite concert memories this year.
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November 4, 2015 on Vince Staples Vs. The ’90s Rap Canon
I realize Guns n Roses and AC/DC are not really 60's/70's, but they are generally put under the same umbrella of classic rock.
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November 4, 2015 on Vince Staples Vs. The ’90s Rap Canon
Hoo boy Tom is on fire with two weeks in a row of exactly the kind of shit I want to read. Man I hate the nostalgia thing (but I do love a lot of 90s hip hop). I still kind of hate a lot of classic rock as a spite move* to all the fucking baby boomers who love to talk about how music today is nothing like it was in the 60's and 70's because there will never be a band as good as the Stones or Zeppelin or the Beatles and you can't spell crap without rap and pull up your damn pants. Fuck that mentality. * Except I love Jimi Hendrix and the Velvet Underground. And I have unqualified hate for Guns n Roses and AC/DC and think they are a complete joke and a tired one at that.
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November 4, 2015 on Vince Staples Vs. The ’90s Rap Canon
I think people are responding to you being an asshole about having a differing opinion more than anything. I have generally seen the comment section here to be receptive to dissenting views when offered in the form of reasoned criticism. Hell, if I can hate on a band as beloved 'round these parts as Spoon and come away not demonized for it, I have faith in the comment section's ability to respect other people's viewpoints. You talk about how all these people that agree with him are "hipster douchebros," but I don't see anybody in this comment section acting that way. Father John Misty mostly comes off as very self aware that his views are kinda outdated. He's not really saying that indie > mainstream and my favorite bands are more obscure than yours and therefore I have better taste, or any of that kind of elitist crap. He just feels like an outsider, that's it. He's not telling anyone how to think. I get that the douchey indie rock hipster attitude is obnoxious, but come on man, this is not the hill to die on for that argument.
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November 2, 2015 on Father John Misty Has Some Thoughts About Pop Music
Yep, everyone who disagrees with you is an asshole, I'm sure that's the reason.
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November 2, 2015 on Father John Misty Has Some Thoughts About Pop Music
Pentatonix has gotta be the most metal name for an a capella group ever. It's like if instead of Simon & Garfunkel they were called Lucifer's Fury.
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October 29, 2015 on Thanks To Cracker Barrel An A Cappella Album Is #1 For The First Time
Not wrong. No ID is great. I absolutely love his production on Summertime 06.
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October 28, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: The Hazy, Abstract Persistence Of Madlib