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It seriously all comes down to the music though doesn't it? No one loves Jay-Z the person(well I'm sure some people in his life do, I just mean amongst us common folk), we've loved Jay-Z the rapper. If his next album is as good as the Black Album or Reasonable Doubt we'll all go back to acting like he's some god amongst men, if it's as bad as Magna Carta our criticism of him will get more intense. That's just how it goes, no one would give a shit about him if it wasn't for the music, and there'd be no backlash if the quality of said music hadn't gone drastically downhill.
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May 20, 2015 on Marina Abramović Is Very Pissed At Jay Z
I think changing the words to your songs because the puritanical system in place deems certain words unacceptable to be uttered on television makes you look even more stupid (not to mention pathetic). How would you suggest he goes about not allowing his music to be censored (besides just not performing at the billboard awards which would be a wise decision for anyone if you ask me)?
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May 18, 2015 on Kanye West Booed After Heavily Censored Billboard Music Awards Performance
I actually saw The Killers a couple years ago when a friend offered me a ticket, and yeah their setlist (basically a greatest hits plus a few from their last album) was pretty impressive but honestly the show itself did nothing for me. I mean, they sounded fine (although basically exactly the same as they sound on the albums which is not what I look for in a live performance) but they basically just seemed to be going through the motions, posing in the spots where they're supposed to, and ultimately not he a very engaging love act. The crowd reacted accordingly, mostly with a collective shrug, and them singing along and dancing to the two or three mega hits you'd expect them too. Ultimately I can't say it was a very good show, but no worse than mediocre. Pretty much exactly how I feel about them as a band as well.
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May 18, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Says The Killers Are The Best Band From The Last 15 Years
Arcade Fire, Spoon, The National, The Strokes, The White Stripes, Wilco, Queens of the Stone Age, Interpol, LCD Soundsystem, Arctic Monkeys, Brand New, Radiohead, Deer Hunter, Tame Impala, The War on Drugs, The Black Keys, and Vampire Weekend are all bands I can rattle of the top of my head whose output over the past 15 years kicks the shit out of anything the Killers have done.
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May 18, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Says The Killers Are The Best Band From The Last 15 Years
It is such a killer song. Video looks pretty cool too. I'm still hoping "Nintendo Blood" get released as a single before the album cycle is over (although I'd assumed it already was until I saw this story).
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May 13, 2015 on Watch A Trailer For Julian Casablancas + The Voidz’ “Human Sadness” Video
Albert's stuff is always solid, but what I really want is for a damn Little Joy reunion. Personally I think that album they put out was the best Strokes related music since First Impressions of Earth.
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May 12, 2015 on Albert Hammond Jr. – “Born Slippy”
If we've learned anything from the great Scott Weiland incident of last week, it should be that any rocker defending a habit by claiming they had "a few beers" before a show is lying their asses off.
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May 12, 2015 on Gwar Fires New Singer For Partying Too Hard
Another great song, Mac can do no wrong! Why'd I have to search his name to find this story though? The 'Gum needs to stop hating on Mac! And revise the damn best of 2014 list to include Salad Days dammit!
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May 11, 2015 on Mac DeMarco – “The Way You’d Love Her”
He's been winning me over with this new music, but it's like he's trying his best to undo that every time he opens his mouth outside of the context of a song. You're not Noel Gallagher, you're not Kanye, you're not David Bowie. No one gives a shit what you have to say, let the tunes do the talking dude!
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May 7, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Agrees 150% With “Blurred Lines” Ruling
Saw them last Sunday in Denver and it was great, easily my favorite show of the year so far. I'd seen them at Riot Fest a couple years ago and while that was fun it was also a pretty limp show from a performance standpoint, so it was really cool to see them actually clicking on stage and by the time they were near the end of the set ripping through "Bastards of Young" and "Left of the Dial" I was actually getting emotional.
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April 24, 2015 on Watch The Replacements Play New Song “Whole Foods Blues”; Studio Recordings, Box Sets, Book, Movie In The Works
Big fan of both Justin and the song, but wow that was bad. Started out somewhat promising, but it ended up sounding like something you find open in your computer from garageband after a night of blackout drinking that you promptly delete to make sure the rest of the world never hears what you've done (not that that's ever happened to me...).
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April 17, 2015 on Watch Justin Vernon Cover Spoon’s “Inside Out” In Eau Claire
The other announced headliner is the Foo Fighters and they're protesting Kanye? Dave Grohl's a cool dude and all, but holy shit they're the most boring/safest headlining choice you could possibly make at this point I think.
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March 19, 2015 on British Fans Petition To Keep Kanye West From Headlining Glastonbury
Does anyone else find it kind of disgusting that Gaye's family are doing this? It'd be one thing if Marvin was alive and decided he didn't like that Alan Thicke's oversexed son ripping off HIS song! But the fact that it's his family doing it just makes this seem like a gross money hungry cash grab, especially now that they're going back to try get TI's money too. I don't know, it's like if someone ripped off the bass line from "Under Pressure" and Vanilla Ice sued them for everything they were worth.
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March 19, 2015 on Marvin Gaye’s Family Now Wants Money From T.I., Too
I'm not sure. I'll be honest, I hated "i" when it came out and I know a lot of others did too. I think it had to do with be caught off guard by how "pop" it sounded and I know I was worried that was the direction Kendrick was taking with this album. So maybe the whole radio friendly sound is what they're referring to as corny or I guess it could be the "I love myself!" message of the song. Personally though, now that it's had some time the song has grown on me, and these last couple of songs have totally relieved my fear that Kendrick had gotten boring. I think with this album Kendrick is gonna overtake Kanye as the most fascinating and important figure in mainstream music (especially after what we've been hearing from Ye's upcoming album, compared to Kendrick he's starting to sound like an old man who can't keep up).
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March 15, 2015 on Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta”
That's what I was thinking. Like, wouldn't it be great if we found some older song that "Got to Give It Up" shares surface similarities with and then the creepy family of that long dead artist can sue the shit out of the Gayes.
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March 13, 2015 on Marvin Gaye’s Family Thinks Pharrell Ripped Them Off On “Happy,” Too
Some of you might be shocked that Madonna and Sir Paul McCartney on He's new album... I can't wait to see how shocked you are when you hear George Bush's guest verse about how much he doesn't not care about black people!
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March 6, 2015 on Madonna Will Appear On Kanye West’s So Help Me God And Is Working With Drake
Being offensive is an accomplishment in this day and age? Hardly. I feel like every time a celebrity or artist opens their mouth these days an offended and angry pitchfork wielding mob starts forming before words even start coming out.
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March 3, 2015 on Yolandi From Die Antwoord Picks A Fight With Drake
It's like if the Good Charlotte singer started calling himself god, or a modern Shakespeare, or the next Steve Jobs. You can't say shit like that and then release music that isn't great. Well you can, but it makes you look like an idiot.
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February 1, 2015 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
I'm having the same problem. I've always loved Kanye's ego because he's always backed up all of his talk by releasing some of the best music in the genre. Now he's releasing these songs which to my ears just sound weak and boring and suddenly knowing that this music was made by a man who probably honestly believes his shit doesn't stink is starting to rub me the wrong way. Still holding out hope that his whole album isn't gonna be this bad though.
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February 1, 2015 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
I'm with Noel. I'd also reunite Oasis for a ton of money.
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January 25, 2015 on Noel Gallagher Would Reunite Oasis For A Ton Of Money