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“I am an audiophile collector and i’ve heard it all.”
Agreed. I’m shocked how quickly talk of Tomboy came and went. It’s actually kind of upsetting because this album means so much to me. “Benfica” is seriously the greatest song I’ve heard in a long time, like I straight up almost cried after listening to it. I feel that this album will gain more momentum as time goes on. Instrumentally, it’s basically the first hip hop/rock album to actually not sound disgusting (ie Limp Bizkit sounding) and in the next couple of years that’s going to be a huge trend in indie rock. Right now I guess people have their heads so far up James Blake’s ass (and every other dubstep/hip hop production artist–srsly pitchfork/gvb can you guys stop pawning this shit on us?) to realize how great of an album this is.
Both his albums revolve around him talking to his school guidance counselor/therapist, which you acknowledge, so I don’t know how you can even make this argument since there clearly is a foil to Tyler’s dark personality.
Srsly, this is Gorilla vs. Bear type music journalism. Which isn’t journalism at all…
Leave it to Ray Concepcion to make an exciting and always interesting band like Smith Westerns come off as disengaged and bored as a character in a Sofia Coppola movie.
I feel special.
Is anyone else really annoyed by this newspaper gimmick like I am? I feel like they are trying to compensate for a mediocre album by doing this whole “newspaper” thing to make it seem equally as revolutionary as In Rainbows or as innovative as some of their earlier albums.
Don’t get me wrong, a mediocre Radiohead album is better than a good album from most bands, but I just wish that Radiohead would cut the bullshit and just own up to the fact that this album does not hold up to their other, more powerful works.
Uhhhh y’all realize Yeezy uses misogyny as a self-critique to express how out of proportion his id is, right? I mean…y’all realize the album is called My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, right? To say MBDTF is a misogynist record is missing the point.
My first concert ever was an Of Montreal show in SF back in 2007. Ariel Pink had opened. It was the worst experience ever. He took like, 30 minutes to set up in between songs and just gloriously fucked up. Everyone around me was boo-ing him off the stage and my sister told me “I might have to cut my ears off if this doesn’t end.” Never would I have guessed 4 years later he would be on the “cutting edge” of indie rock. Fuck life.
Sorry, this is kind of incoherent as I am baffled by these two comments.
Um, I don’t think you can equate Hurricane Katrina, a natural disaster that was strong enough to destroy an entire city, with one of the many floodings in those other regions. I mean, granted, those are all horrible occurances…but there is no fucking way you can give credit to the way Bush handled Katrina. I mean, that would be like me bitching about Bush not coming to California every time we have an earthquake. Also, how the fuck can you say BUSH DID MORE FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT IN HISTORY? I’m not even going to argue with that statement on the grounds that you are being SO STUPID that there must be some ironic underpinning in that comment.
Round and Round is alright. I personally don’t understand this obsession right now with this bad 80s R&B/smooth jazz shit. When I listen to music I don’t want to be reminded of my dentist’s office. Agree with Have One On Me. Everything in Between is a better, less-filler version of Nouns which makes me like it. I haven’t listened to Swim, but it’s on my to-do list since I loved Andorra. Microcastle and Cryptograms are great, but I think the band’s song writing and overall instrumentation is more cohesive and more developed on Halcyon Digest.
Where the fuck is all this Deerhunter hate coming from? Y’all (the general y’all, not specifically y’all) were fucking creaming your pants when Stereogum did its PE. Off the top of my head “Earthquake” “Revival” “Cornado” “Desire Lines” are songs I’ve listened to practically nonstop since that album came out. And you seriously think Before Today is a better album than Halcyon Digest? Seriously? Serrrriously????!!! That piece of shit couldn’t write a good pop song even if Phil Spector gave him lyrics and instruments.
Excluding Age of Adz (which I would say is superior to Halcyon Digest maybe), and Sir Luscious Left Foot, that list is very lukewarm.
Your opinion is discredited for thinking Halcyon Digest was filled with bullshit. It’s one of the better records put out in the past couple of years.
Will we be getting a Premature Evaluation soon? :)
“I don’t know what the song means anymore” my ass. Sufjan’s been hustling us. This is awesome. I was skeptical at the beginning but by the end of the song I fell in luvz.
Agreed, except I don’t think chillwave is/was respectable enough for Pitchfork to launch a sister site. Don’t get me wrong, Neon Indian was great and catchy, but most other chillwave acts are so fucking insincere. I don’t understand the idea of producing music for irony’s sake. I basically can’t wait for the day chillwave dies. And I really hope it happens soon.
Just read the FAQ. They will stream “highlights” of the show. God I fucking hate VEVO. Any good thing that happens on the goddamn internet has to be sodomized by some asshole corporation. Oh well, guess I should be happy that they even planned this event. Although I’m surprised they didn’t charge people to watch it, like some pay-per-view bullshit.
I’m really confused. Will it only be streamed/rebroadcasted once? Or will this be on VEVO for a while? I missed the live stream (hella inconvenient) and I am late on the rebroadcast.
This is the internet, so I guess even if the minions at VEVO take it down and try to bank some money on a live DVD, there will have to be some brothaz lookin’ out for people like me and reupload the show…RIGHT?
I’m going to be VERY upset if I miss this…
Shit I can’t figure out how to reply to you. Oh well.
Haha I kind of understand where you’re coming from. It’s the internetz! Why not be a prick? It can be fun sometimes… Personally, I liked this conversation. My anger, while directed at you, was directed at a wide group of people (including many of my friends). Sometimes I get frustrated at this need to criticize bands. I grew up around music and I know how complicated and difficult it is to compose a great song, even a mediocre one, so I usually give songs the benefit of the doubt. To make me hate a song you have to really suck (eg Nite Jewel, Washed Out). But anyways, this was fun. Maybe we should do it again sometime.
Kidding, of course.
Looking at your music taste, I’m glad to know you like music. I’m also glad/surprised to know you like Bromst. I don’t know some of those artists (Free Electric State) but I will check them out.
I feel bad I instigated a shitstorm of people downvoting/hating on you. So I do apologize for that. Also, you seem to get very defensive over downvoting. When people downvote they are not personally attacking you; they are mostly just using it to show they agree/disagree with your opinion. Obviously no one is going to “like” a statement that they do not relate with. And generally, people who dislike songs aren’t going to bother posting comments about how they think a song is shitty (unless it’s THAT shitty) so that’s why there’s such an imbalance on the comments section.
Also, I realize “biased opinion” is redundant. Suck my dick.
It’s one thing to have an open discussion about music on a forum; it’s another thing to consistently just throw shit as much as possible. One thing I enjoy about Stereogum, probably the only thing I enjoy about Stereogum, is the fact that they have a comments section for their posts. It allows readers to challenge what Amrit and the other writers say, and it allows readers to voice their opinions. If I didn’t want to read what people thought, ideas that concurred and dissented from my opinion, I would read a Pitchfork post and pretend everyone unanimously agreed with my thoughts. You made your opinion VERY clear about this album by posting like, 4 comments saying that it’s shit. We get it. We also got it when you posted a million times how you thought the new Panda Bear songs were shit. If you just arguing for the sake of arguing then that also takes away the joy of discussing music.
Right now my only assumption about your taste in music is that you do not listen to anything made after Beethoven’s Fifth (everything else was just way too long-winded and pretentious). Obviously, that is probably not the case.
Finally, to answer your last question: I enjoy Arcade Fire. Funeral was a beautiful album that was lyrically resonant to my life and has sentimental value for me. Having said that, I realize I have a biased opinion when it comes to that album, so I know that I often blow the greatness of it out of proportion. Neon Bible had some goods songs but I wasn’t really attached to it. I refuse to listen to the leak (although my gluttonous ways have led me to listen to about 5/6 songs from it) but right now it lies somewhere in between the two.
But I’m really just a fucking asshole. As is everybody else.
LOL I’m not crying over the fact that you hate this album. Go fucking do whatever you want. I’m just wondering why you even go onto a music website, considering…you don’t seem to like any music…
Looking at your comment history makes me wonder: do you like music? You seem to bag on every fucking artist imaginable. “Wah, wah, wah indie rock is dead, music is dead, fuck hipsters, we are at the end of civilization. I’m bored art is meaningless and contrived and when I heard Funeral I was like, yawn, Imma go take a shit.”
Get over yourself.