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1 Burial - Rival Dealers 2 Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus 7 3 Tim Hecker - Virgins 4 DJ Rashad - Double Cup, IDGAF EP & Rollin' EP 5 CFCF - Outside 6 Julia Holter - Loud City Song 7 Bill Callahan - Dream River 8 Kanye West - Yeezus 9 My Bloody Valentine - MBV 10 Tape Loop Orchestra - In a Lonely Place @RaptorJesus - Man do I love that Dirty Beaches album, so so much, but it is too painful to listen to now and I haven't been able to without breaking down, for 7 months - so I haven't been able to fully collect my thoughts on it but it's probably #0. A truly transcendent musical effort.
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December 16, 2013 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013
Bro, Beyonce ~IS~ Burial http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/1049/9u5q.jpg
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December 13, 2013 on Beyoncé Just Released A Surprise Album
Never really been around much yet for years I somehow became entrenched in the chaotic-yet-occasionally-caring community fostered here (having gone as far as meeting RaptorJesus - real cool dude btw, hope he don't hate me), so because I'm not going to be around any more (online, though no-one cares and I'm being a melodramatic ass posting this) I just wanted to give my thanks, so thanks. lol. and because ima self-centered, impatient fool here's my top 15 of the year: 1 R Plus 7 - Oneohtrix Point Never 2 Virgins - Tim Hecker 3 Double Cup - DJ Rashad 4 Outside - CFCF 5 Loud City Song - Julia Holter 6 Dream River - Bill Callahan 7 Yeezus - Kanye West 8 MBV - My Bloody Valentine 9 Our Nation - Shine 2009 10 In a Lonely Place - Tape Loop Orchestra 11 A Chance of Rain - Laurel Halo 12 Amygdala - DJ Koze 13 In Transit - Recycled Culture 14 The Man Who Died in his Boat - Grouper 15 The Knight's Gambit - KA Peace, Love <3 - Sloth
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December 7, 2013 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I'm not that into rock music, even though I really enjoy the No Age album from this week (though I would place that more among an outsider purview due to its excellent use of texture and shifting of traditional notions of rock instruments to inhabit other roles - bass as melody, bass as percussion, guitar feedback as strings, etc) my favorite of this week - and top 5 of the year - is Loud City Song, it's just a beautiful album that focuses all of Julia's wily avant-garde tendencies into a cohesive experience.
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August 20, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Superchunk I Hate Music
Your and Gabe's departures have worked to remind me - against all my fighting to remain ignorant to it - that I've gotten older. It's crazy that I've been reading this website for 8 years; my life has been change by my exposure to it, I've made incredible friends through the Videogum community - I still remember the day Scott announced it, unfathomable to think where I've ended up now all because of a music blog. I was 15 when I started reading, I remember that dude (though I do too much mythologizing of that period) - I remember trying to stream some Shins song on my gen 1 sony vaio off sub dial-up cable internet (we were poor). Maybe it's my time to move on too, lol jk. Thanks for everything, lookin forward to Revolt <3 -Sloth
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August 16, 2013 on Brown Man Says Goodbye To Stereogum, Heads To Television, Wants To Thank You
Ultimately while Earl is - and I have no qualms calling him this, tho it might be stretching - a genius, with a singular style (a style already inspiring imitators - who don't even come close *GLARES AT MAC MILLER*) he is not a good songwriter, or at least one to elongate his ideas into fully conceived songs, most of the songs on his first release were 1-2 minutes long and the ones solely featuring him here are around 2:00 (save for Chum, tho that's due to the extended outro). At straight spitting he's masterful, (and even though I hate talking about what an album could've been... a simple 12 track album with 2 minute straight spitting songs and maybe 3 guest spots would've been great). The spittin villain, -Sloth
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August 15, 2013 on Earl Sweatshirt Doris Comment Party
I feel like the guest verses ruin what should've been (and is in the case of most of Earl's verses here) an introspective and insular experience. Though on second though they could work to ground the album, whereas Earl is concerned with his experience, and there are other things happening outside of that.
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August 15, 2013 on Earl Sweatshirt Doris Comment Party
Similarly on a lot of the tracks featuring guest (except: Hive) he is the second one to rap.
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August 15, 2013 on Earl Sweatshirt Doris Comment Party
Reminds me more of Julee Cruise Nightmare-Neo-Noir lounge stuff, shit rocks regardless.
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August 9, 2013 on Julia Holter – “Maxim’s I”
I mean as far as neo-lite-brite psychedelia goes this is far more nuance than the last Tame Impala album despite it appearing simple, which is why it ultimately works, there's a lot going on here between the channels--its simplicity a fraud giving way to superb sound design; or whatever B|
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August 5, 2013 on MGMT – “Your Life Is A Lie” Video
Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down Letting the days go by, water flowing underground Into the blue again, after the money's gone
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August 5, 2013 on MGMT – “Your Life Is A Lie” Video
THIS IS NOT MY BEAUTIFUL WIFEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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August 5, 2013 on MGMT – “Your Life Is A Lie” Video
This place - the commenters and its community; and you for bringing us together - saved my life in 2010, so thanks. <3 Sloth
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August 2, 2013 on This Is Just A Goodbye Post
OH MAN OH MAN OH MAN OH MAN OH MAN OH MAN I've always repped these dudes, solid tunes, solid #vibes! Really excited for this album especially because of this song, seems like they're stripping away more and more with each release, (this might be sacrilege) but they might beat Deerhunter on the dark 60's vibe.
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July 18, 2013 on Crystal Stilts – “Star Crawl”
IMMA LET YOU FINISH BUT WINTER IS THE MOST DEPRESSING AND LONELIEST SEASON THO, MAYBE IT'S OVERRATED (AND CLICHED AND OVERPLAYED [LIKE A LOT OF THESE SONGS OOOOOHHHHHH]) AND YOU'RE TRYING TO SUBVERT ITS MEANING BUT I'LL STICK TO BEING DEPRESSED IN WINTER!!!
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July 2, 2013 on Here’s Your Song Of The Summer 2013
Meh, again a bunch of white people co-opting black people's music, jk y'all lol <3 bye
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July 2, 2013 on Here’s Your Song Of The Summer 2013
Yeah, I haven't even listened to their last 2 albums and I barely listened to Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust but ( ) has such a hold in my life from my history with it, though I feel like I need to be in such a super-specific Sigur Ros mood to enjoy their music, like I can't just put it on and vibe to it, I need to need it. but yeah Agaetis and ( ) are pretty perfect, I love them, they help me remember my younger (more melodramatic) self - and for the comfort they provided me I will always be grateful.
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June 28, 2013 on Sigur Rós Albums From Worst To Best
YUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS TODAY IS A GOOD DAY!!!!!!!!!!!
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June 26, 2013 on Download Killer Mike & El-P Run The Jewels
Nahhhh Loveless is my favorite album and that hit me almost immediately emotionally. It wasn't the music that was being difficult it was me, I was scared, angry - I was thinking of it like Loveless, I wanted it to be Loveless - in an emotional sense, in the way that Loveless comforted me when I was younger (in the way that it reminds me NOW how foolish I was), and then if it wasn't the same - how do I feel about that, like I've been betrayed. I know that's a selfish sentiment but I'm a selfish person and I listen to music selfishly. So at first, the album started - I was at work the night of the main fervor for its release, waiting (insatiable) - and because I was so used to the sonic language of Loveless, of understanding it completely I was sorta disgusted. Haha. and that colored the rest of the listen, then barely finishing the album. I kept listening and listening found sparks of what I found so enthralling in Loveless - similar emotional motifs - and then came to terms with them moving forward; and respected it much more so. I've grown up - I've gotten over my juvenilia, my (self-imposed) solitude, much of what Loveless has come to represent for me, of being (lol) unloved for a lot of my life. Of music being my love - so why couldn't my favorite band also grow up, move forward.
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June 6, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
Oh yeah good list! Yours is the one that reminded me that I need to listen to that DJ Koze album. Camera Obscura is quickly growing on me too! But I need to listen to it more still.
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June 4, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
Heeeeeey, Thanks Bruh bruh! but I'm just a slave to my emotions (and my depression) It's cool to see like people's completely differing taste in this thread, some I find absolutely boring, some along rockist lines, some really dig electronic music, I know Raptor Jesus loves full album experiences, I just try to find music that comforts me in this sad, lonely road of life. I just wanna like interview everybody, study their differing taste and figure out why people connect to it the way they do. Like I'm sure some people reading my list absolutely hate it, maybe hate me, lol What have been your favorite?
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June 4, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
Jai Paul Resequenced W/ Real Titles 1 Track 2 - Strai8 Outa Mumbai 2 Track 3 - Zion Wolf 3 Track 7 - Crush 4 Track 11 - Jewel 5 Track 5 - Genevieve 6 Track 9 - Jasmine 7 Track 8 - Good Time 8 Track 13 - Merman 9 Track 16 - BTSTU 10 Track 14 - Chix 11 Track 15 - All Night I'm not saying it's right or anything, it's just my preference for the album I'd like to hear, that I enjoy more (without all the interludes) and I really didn't change much either. I left out 1 song song (Track 10 - 100,000) because It never really clicked with me and I felt it was the one that didn't fit the mood of the others, but if you enjoy that track put it between Jewel and Genevieve so there is much of a lull between Zion Wolf and Genevieve (though I like that comedown of Crush and Jewel). I hope you guys dig it, if you don't just play with it and make your own sequence.
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June 4, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
Yeah it was, but I ended up paring it down to 10 tracks, re-sequencing it and listening to it a billion times and connecting to the songs. Whether or not they are fake doesn't matter if I dig the tunes.
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June 4, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
Here's my fav albums of the year so far: 1 My Bloody Valentine - MBV 2 Grouper - The Man Who Died in His Boat 3 Dirty Beaches - Drifters/Love is the Devil 4 The National - Trouble Will Find Me 5 Board of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest 6 Recycled Culture - In Transit 7 The Knife - Shaking the Habitual 8 Pure X - Crawling Up The Stairs 9 Wild Nothing - Empty Estate EP 10 Dean Blunt - The Redeemer 11 Mount Kimbie - Cold Spring Fault Less Youth 12 Classixx - Hanging Gardens 13 Jai Paul - Jai Paul 14 Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety 15 Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City 16 James Blake - Overgrown 17 Disclosure - Settle 18 Deerhunter - Monomania 19 Phoenix - Bankrupt 20 Inc. - No World It's funny that MBV ended up being my favorite so far because when it came out I hated it, or really wanted to hate it but then after many many listens I ended up realizing that not only did I love it (because it represented something comforting and familiar) but that it was my favorite of the year.
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June 4, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
Shoulda been the Pure X album, that album is as emotionally devastating as their debut, if not more so.
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May 14, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Dungeonesse Dungeonesse
THIS MIGHT BE MY FAVORITE COMMENT IN ALL STEREOGUM HISTORY! THANKS RICH! LOLOLOL
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May 14, 2013 on Daft Punk Random Access Memories Comment Party
Deerhunter is one of my favorite bands of the 00's. Their album Cryptograms (and to a lesser extent Microcastle) being incredibly helpful (and somewhat formative) for me during High School. I guess here are my favorite albums of theirs: 1. Cryptograms 2. Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. 3. Logos 4. Fluorescent Grey 5. Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel 6. Rainwater Cassette Exchange 7. Halcyon Digest 8. Parallax 9. Spooky Action at a Distance 10. Monomania 11. Floodlight Collective And songs (Deerhunter only): 1. Spring Hall Convert 2. Vox Humana 3. Focus Group 4. Calvary Scars II 5. Fluorescent Grey 6. VHS Dream 7. Helicopter 8. He Would Have Laughed 9. Twilight At Carbon Lake 10. Cryptograms Those are my favorite songs, the Deerhunter tracks I've connected with emotionally, some that hold very dear moments of recollection for me.
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May 10, 2013 on The 10 Best Deerhunter Songs
ALSO ELITE GYMNASTICS' OWN JAMES BROOKS :DDDDDD I LOVE HIS DORKY ENTHUSIASM
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April 26, 2013 on Watch Grimes In Steve Buscemi’s Latest Vampire Weekend Webcast Promo
Pleasure wasn't a lower quality recording though it is a different circumstance in the recording process. Pleasure was recorded completely live, with no overdubs, and mixed in a way that allows the forefront of the headspace in the mix to be inhabited by the noise, which becomes its own voice of turmoil amid all the vocalized pain within the rest of the album. It is meant to sound claustrophobic, damp, dark, sad, alone - because that is the emotional headspace they were in and that the listener should inhabit when listening to it. This album is a complete change-up though still retaining much of their same characteristic.
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April 26, 2013 on Pure X – “Thousand Year Old Child”