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Hehehe, somebody’s been listening to a bit too much 1989 recently, I see.

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September 1, 2015 on Astronauts, etc. – “Shake It Loose”

Nahhhhh, the cover of Minor Threat is a picture of Ian’s brother Alec (also a great part of the DC punk scene).

My roommates ex grew up in DC and said she used to go to the Mackaye’s house when she was a kid because her close friend was their younger sister. Ian and Alec apparently chased her and her friend around with rubber bands a lot when they were teens. That story had me wil’ing out for a while.

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August 21, 2015 on …And Out Come The Wolves Turns 20

Krallice are just soooo good every time.

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July 31, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – July 2015

YESSSSS!!!! I’ve been refreshing all day for this.

DS2 is soooooo good – the beat on “I Serve the Base” could soundtrack some alternate form of the ocarina of time shadow temple it’s bonkers. <3

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July 22, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Future’s New Album Is Fucking Incredible

Lots of fire.

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July 14, 2015 on FIDLAR – “West Coast”

If you haven’t given Same Trailer, Different Park a chance, you definitely should – it’s a more varied and altogether more compelling work (though I like Pageant Material a lot too)

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June 25, 2015 on The Week In Pop: Instead Of Going Big, Kacey Musgraves Goes Home

The Color of Pomegranates is a stunning all-time masterpiece and I can’t believe I missed my chance to see it as soundtracked by Nico Jaar.

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June 24, 2015 on Download Nicolas Jaar Pomegranates

I really like Mitski and Ryan Hemsworth and “Biscuits” is probably one of my least favorite Kacey Musgraves songs (though I still like it a lot, sort of equivalent to saying something like “Communist Daughter” is one of my least favorite songs on Aeroplane or something), but I hate hate hate the way they talk about “Biscuits” like every other “too cool” indie kid talking about country. They not only clearly are ignoring the song to begin with as soon as they register it as country but they set up the annoying binary of cool, acceptable old-school country (good) and all other “pop-country” (I wonder where they’d classify like loretta lynn and lucinda williams if they heard that) since (bad). It’s extremely reductive and feels like a veiled form of closed-mindedness. It strikes me as being effectively the same thing – that I’m sure Mitski/Ryan Hemsworth would find infuriating – as saying “I only listen to golden era hip hop – you know, Nas, Public Enemy, early Common” as if all rap outside of that mold is populist trash.

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June 24, 2015 on Mitski & Ryan Hemsworth Predict The Song Of The Summer 2015

I’m curious what other instances of the Purple Rain/Sign O the Times (good kid/tpab) juxtaposition exist. Based on these two examples, I would identify with the Purple Rain crowd, for sure, but I wonder if that would be true for any given example.

Possible nominees: Ziggy Stardust/Low, One Beat/The Woods, Repeater/Red Medicine, Sgt. Pepper’s (or Abbey Road or Revolver)/The White Album, Arular/Kala, VU and Nico/White Light White Heat

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June 24, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Miguel Wildheart

Off the top of my head:
1) Sufjan – Carrie & Lowell
2) Surf
3) Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
4) Bell Witch – Four Phantoms
5) SremmLife
6) In Colour
7) Colleen Green – I Want to Grow Up
8) Girlpool – Before the World Was Big
9) Jlin – Dark Energy
10) Kamasi Washington – The Epic

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June 16, 2015 on Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty)

:)))) Like a Rose is one of my favorite recent country albums and this is even better!

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June 15, 2015 on Ashley Monroe – “I Buried Your Love Alive” (Stereogum Premiere)

Ah fuck it, might as well (note going in, Fugazi are my favorite band so the margin between 1 and say 5 on this is pretty slim):
1) Repeater
2) Red Medicine
3) 13 Songs
4) The Argument
5) In on the Kill Taker
6) Steady Diet of Nothing
7) End Hits
8) Instrument Soundtrack

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June 12, 2015 on Red Medicine Turns 20

It’s really nice to see Staples say, in response to all the hubbub about why Lindsey Graham is single, “Well, have you seen his policies against women? They’re crazy”

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June 12, 2015 on Watch Vince Staples Talk About The Idea Of An Unmarried President On The Nightly Show

The night before I graduated from college, my friend said he had a going away gift for me and then when I went to his room, he gave me his vinyl copies of Red Medicine, In on the Kill Taker, and Minor Threat. Still maybe the nicest thing anyone’s ever done for me.

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June 12, 2015 on Red Medicine Turns 20

This album sounds like it’s going to be pretty incredible.

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June 3, 2015 on Sorority Noise – “Using”

Black Messiah is #1 on my 2014 list and would also be #1 on my 2015 list if I included it in 2015.

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June 1, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Surf

Geeking the fuck out right now!!!!

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May 28, 2015 on Shamir – “Merry Go ‘Round” (Kacey Musgraves Cover)

“I don’t think this song is going to be the answer to 50’s woes” – he should try running through the 6 with them. Seems to be working for Drake. (sorry, had to, I’ll quietly exit now.)

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May 20, 2015 on 50 Cent – “Get Low” (Feat. Jeremih, T.I. & 2 Chainz)

I’d fux with a Shamir album entirely of Miranda Lambert covers. The one he did for Rookie was bonkers awesome.

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May 19, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Shamir Ratchet