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Vince Staples goes IN on this album and the production is stellar throughout. I was sitting on my couch listening to this ther other night and spent a couple songs just marvelling at how the drums hit perfectly throughout.
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June 30, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Summertime ’06
It looks more like the end result of eating burgers than actual burgers themselves. It looks like poop, is what I am trying to say.
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June 29, 2015 on MSG Served Meat In Corporate Suites At Meat-Free Morrissey Show
Chill but not comatose: Selected Ambient Works 85-92 by Aphex Twin is essential if you haven't heard it There Is Love In You - Four Tet Crooks & Lovers - Mount Kimbie Lucky Shiner - Gold Panda
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June 27, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
To add to Silas's list: Sly & the Family Stone - If You Want Me to Stay (and every other song off their album Fresh) Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love D'Angelo - Sugah Daddy Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Lots of Lovin' The Softones - My Dream Curtis Mayfield - Give Me Your Love Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up Barbara Acklin - This Girl's in Love with You Minnie Riperton - Feelin' That Your Feelin's Right
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June 26, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Four Tet's "Morning Side" is my song of the week.
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June 26, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I assume I wasn't mentioned in point a because my avatar is perfect
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June 26, 2015 on Apple Music Will Be The First To Stream Taylor Swift’s 1989
At least with Jay Z, he's very upfront that he's a "business, man." That's the difference between them and why Jay Z doesn't annoy me nearly as much. Except the Tidal rollout. He tried to paint himself and his megarich celebrity friends like a bunch of underdogs and everyone called bullshit on that as they should have. But I think it's the kind of absurd benefit of the doubt given to Taylor Swift that drives me crazy.
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June 25, 2015 on Apple Music Will Be The First To Stream Taylor Swift’s 1989
I don't care if Taylor Swift wants to make as much money as possible off 1989. She can do whatever she wants. But I call bullshit on this fabricated narrative of her only looking out for the independent artists with the open letter and that she only put 1989 on Apple Music because it was the first time she felt right in her gut to stream it. It's a PR/marketing move, that's all it is.
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June 25, 2015 on Apple Music Will Be The First To Stream Taylor Swift’s 1989
Raptor Jesus, you are doing Raptor God's work here.
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June 25, 2015 on Apple Music Will Be The First To Stream Taylor Swift’s 1989
Can we just acknowledge the possibility that the whole thing with Taylor Swift might have been at least partially a publicity stunt, and the deal was already in the works? Maybe the many, many other people who criticized Apple before her had some influence on the decision, including the very indie record labels that Taylor Swift claims to be the main reason for her open letter (lol*), and Taylor Swift is just a hell of a lot more marketable than Beggars Group? *the real main reason is 1989 actually makes money and she would like it to continue to make money. If it were more profitable to put it on the streaming services, she would do that. Math. I don't blame her for that decision, it's a smart business move, but I do think she is completely full of shit saying she is only looking out for the indie labels.
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June 24, 2015 on Indie Labels Sign Apple Music Deal
If we're counting Four Tet this week, that's my album of the week. Morning Side especially.
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June 24, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Bully Feels Like
I can see TPAB as "trying too hard." I personally disagree, but I can definitely see the argument there and that's totally fair. But Black Messiah? In the best way possible it sounds like D'Angelo isn't even trying, the whole thing is so effortless even though you know the man labored over that album for many years. It is so perfectly constructed and seamlessly moves through genres and emotions with an ease and looseness that is tremendously hard to pull off. The album might not appeal to you (though for my money it's an absolute classic and strong contender for best of the decade so far), but I really don't think it sounds like he's trying too hard.
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June 23, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Miguel Wildheart
I would say this alliance is more Legion of Doom than Voltron
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June 22, 2015 on Uncle Kracker, Better Than Ezra, & Sugar Ray Join Forces For The Most ’90s Song Of 2015
Ahh, well. This is not nearly as good as I had hoped. To be fair, I think the original version is one of the greatest songs ever written and my personal vote for greatest love song ever made. But this just absolutely neuters the song. The emotional resonance is gone. It's kinda pretty, but mostly falls flat.
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June 22, 2015 on Iron & Wine And Ben Bridwell – “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” (Talking Heads Cover)
Now I'm imagining John Madden as a hype man and it is gold, Jerry! Gold!
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June 18, 2015 on The Week In Pop: Hilary Duff Joined Tinder And, Oh Yeah, Made A Decent Album Too
This is actually something about the radio that gets me excited? Like a small part of me wishes I lived somewhere that requires owning a car so I could listen to the radio? Are you going to make me wish I paid more for cable next?
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June 17, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Classic Rap Radio Is The Best Shit Ever
False, I like the Slum Village font, but the font at the bottom screams "high school textbook desperately trying to look 'fun'"
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June 12, 2015 on Stream Slum Village Yes!
On the scale of Disclosure ripping off SBTRKT (lol) to Owl City ripping off the Postal Service, this is far closer to the Owl City case. Though at least in this instance I think it is unintentional, but regardless I 100% get El-P being annoyed because that shit does look almost exactly like the iconic RTJ album art.
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June 12, 2015 on El-P Says NERVO’s “Hey Ricky” Dance Rips Off Run The Jewels
Also I love the album cover but HATE that font.
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June 11, 2015 on Stream Slum Village Yes!