Comments from seanjean

Yeah you should do that post haste.
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September 21, 2015 on Joanna Newsom – “Leaving The City”
A handful of listens in, and I'm enjoying the album, but it is a little too much "Smoke Ring for My Halo" for me when I was hoping for more "Wakin on a Pretty Daze." That's not to say in terms of tempo or guitar-jamminess, but just in how many songs on this album seem like the unfinished kind of guitar noodling songs from early Kurt Vile stuff. I like that stuff, but I've heard it before, and was hoping for more growth, similar to the huge step forward that was present on the last album (which is an all time favorite of mine. Just so good). Pretty Pimpin' is a sign of that, and is one of my favorite songs of his to date, but I think it is the clear high point of this album. That's not to say I don't like the new album. I do. I love everything KV produces, but it is a bit disappointing. It's a bit uneven and has a lot of retread, and given how long it has been between records, I was hoping for a bit more.
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September 21, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Kurt Vile b’lieve i’m goin down
Video for Wesley's Theory with a new verse by Cube? YESSSSSS.
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September 10, 2015 on Watch Kendrick Lamar Absolutely Tear Down The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be offended at exactly, but omg so offended.
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August 31, 2015 on Chance The Rapper Critiques Miley Cyrus For Wearing Dreadlocks, Saying “Mammy” At VMAs
omg, me three. The most Beirut-y song title ever.
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August 18, 2015 on Beirut – “Gibraltar” Video
1) Streisand Effect in full effect with the Today show cutting off Monae's civil rights speech. Doesn't anyone ever learn? 2) Maybe don't plan to make a civil rights speech on the motherflippin' Today show? Kind of like, what do you expect? Next up, I'm going to self-immolate during the Wheel of Fortune bonus round.
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August 17, 2015 on Janelle Monáe Addresses Iggy Azalea Controversy On Hot 97, Gets Cut Off Speaking About Police Brutality On TODAY
Every time I force myself to listen to a new LDR track, I not only don't understand why some people enjoy it, but why people apparently have a fiercely loyal love of it. Don't we have plenty of other good music out there? This is not good.
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August 11, 2015 on Lana Del Rey – “High By The Beach”
Finally! I've been coming to Stereogum for years to get my Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige news and HERE IT IS.
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July 29, 2015 on Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah Join NBC’s The Wiz Live!
Of course he did.
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July 23, 2015 on James Franco Wrote A Book About Lana Del Rey
Finally! Been waiting for a taste of the new album for months and this does not disappoint. Sounds just like Kurt, but fresh. So excited. Yeeeeeeeah.
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July 21, 2015 on Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin” Video + b’lieve i’m goin down… Details
So we're still pretending that this is a good band are we?
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July 20, 2015 on Wavves V Details
I legitimately can't tell one Best Coast song and video from the other. She remains pretty though.
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July 8, 2015 on Best Coast – “Feeling Ok” Video
How exactly is Miguel making R&B that doesn't get radio play? I love the song, but Coffee is about the most radio friendly, mainstream piece of pop perfection you could create. Same goes for Hollywood Dreams. Miguel's stuff is a lot more straightforward and radio-friendly than Frank Ocean's, which isn't necessarily always a bad thing, but I think ultimately it is a reflection of what separates the two for music fans who want something more than a catchy single. Miguel: Usually good, but not great. Ocean: Pretty great. And add me to the list isn't on board with the brilliance of Wildheart. The soundcloud EP he released of the 3-songs a few months back are by far the highlights of the album for me. The rest? Meh.
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July 6, 2015 on Miguel Talks Frank Ocean Rivalry: “I Make Better Music”
Miguel does not make better music than Frank Ocean. I was perfectly happy enjoying what good music he did make (like 50% of it?) until he had to go and say something silly like this, but that's his prerogative.
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July 6, 2015 on Miguel Talks Frank Ocean Rivalry: “I Make Better Music”
omg more puppets.
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June 10, 2015 on Kacey Musgraves – “Biscuits” Video
Completely agree. Loved Acid Rap, even with it's spottiness and lack of focus, but thus far Surf isn't doing a lot for me after a few listens. Sunday Candy is still far and away the best song on the album imo, and Wanna Be Cool is great, but the rest just kind of blends together. It really does sound like a hip hop record backed by a marching band, and I'm not sure how into that I can get.
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June 3, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Surf