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 +1Posted on Jan 25th | re: Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney - "FourFiveSeconds" (76 comments)

I’d disagree with that percentage. Ye and Ri each have two verses (short though they might be), and the hook is a duet (Rihanna is a little higher in the mix, at least on my crappy speakers, but either Kanye or Ty Dolla $ign is there. I’m inclined to think it’s Kanye because he segues into it after his last verse). I’m no good at math, but that doesn’t seem like 90% to me. It certainly focuses on Rihanna, but not to the point where I’d assume this is definitely her track.

In all seriousness, though, I’m excited for this. Despite my disdain for his trollish public front, I’m usually enthralled by whatever music Mark Kozelek makes. Benji was great, and I’d love to see something new and different soon.

“Different things are happening in my life now, so there is no doubt that it will be a very different album.”

Here’s hoping for a little less dick sucking, and maybe a little more frottage.

 +1Posted on Jan 25th | re: Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney - "FourFiveSeconds" (76 comments)

You’re right! Kanye’s not one to give others massive vocal features on his albums. Except maybe “Hold My Liquor.” Or “Send it Up.” Or “Blame Game.” Or “Lost in the World.” But those are just a couple songs from each of his most recent albums. And I suppose you can’t really count “Watch the Throne.” I mean, that’s a collaboration album that he did equally with another artist. Totally different than giving someone else massive vocal features.

Wait, what was I agreeing with you about?

 +5Posted on Jan 25th | re: Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney - "FourFiveSeconds" (76 comments)

Can we talk about that “all of my kindness is taken for weakness” line? The internet has certainly proven it, how many “I guess Kanye is a pussy now” comments did we have to wade through when “Only One” dropped? If “Yeezus” was Ye’s “presenting a strong front” album, I can only hope that the rest of the followup is more in this vein. I like vulnerable Kanye (I like musically daring Kanye too, but I’m sure we’ll get some more of that).

When I first heard about Meow the Jewels I thought “This is all I’ve ever wanted.” But then, in the months since, I hyped it up too much in my head, assumed I would be disappointed, and forgot about it.

So I listened to this with low expectations and OH MY GOD THIS IS ALL I’VE EVER WANTED

 +9Posted on Jan 24th | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (35 comments)

Also, I love the idea of Blochead being Stereogum’s Gene Parmesan.

 +2Posted on Jan 24th | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (35 comments)

Me too! While I do technically love Scruffette more than Arrested Development, that’s at least partly because she introduced it to me.

 +5Posted on Jan 24th | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (35 comments)

After thoroughly reading through a lot of those big conversations, I agree! It’s a totally different feel from VG (of course), but I’m still getting that dedicated community vibe. Keep it up!

Also, that Viet Cong album is great. Glad to see it got the AotW nod, and glad to see so much love for it in the comments. Also glad to see that there are still people that don’t understand the AotW/PE dynamic. Never change, grumpily ignorant people.

 +6Posted on Jan 23rd | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (35 comments)

I feel like I missed a bunch of conversations this week that I really would have liked to join in on.

My partway-into-the-new-year resolution is to post more. Hold me to it, Gummers.

2015 is going to be great.