He’s trying way to hard to be channel his inner Iggy Pop here. Comes off looking like a nerd.
Eh, I tried but Eric Church just doesn’t do much for me. Now Sturgill Simpson on the other hand, that dude is making some great music. “Meta-Modern Sounds in Country Music” is one of the better albums I’ve heard all year and I’m far from a full blown country fan.
I’m firmly anti-brunch. I mostly just hate the word, brunch. It sounds so gross.
Also, I can’t wait for the inevitable three way beef for all between Mark, Morrissey, and Kanye. Not sure what the argument is gonna be about, probably paparazzi seals who look like they belong in a beer commercial or something.
Just let it go man. It was never funny and the longer you keep stretching it out the more awkward and embarrassing it becomes for everyone involved. At this point is there any doubt the next Sun Kil Moon album is gonna be 100% about the War on Drugs with song titles like “Beer Commercial Guitar Bullshit” and “Fucking Mark Knopfler Scum” and finally “I Really Want The War on Drugs to Suck My Cock and They Won’t Do it So We Aren’t Friends Anymore (We Never Were)”?
Listened to this during my morning bus ride a few times this week and I’ve gotta say it’s probably right up there with the best albums of the year for me.
Just re-read this and realize it sounds way more confrontational than I intended. No disrespect to Stereogum, I’m just a bit of a hater when it comes to the whole “All Pop Music is Great!” idea that seems to be infecting all major music sites these days. Stereogum is by no means the worst offender in this area. I was just presenting my own differing opinion on the song which is that it’s boring and unremarkable.
“most of his fans have spent the past week trying to figure out whether the song is good or not. (Hint: Yes. It is. It’s good.)”
Eh, I’ll have to disagree with you there. I liked it enough at first but after giving it awhile to sit in it does nothing for me. Took about a week to lose it’s replay value, which is not a good sign. It’s just so boring and safe, the exact opposite of what you want to see from a once in a generation talent like Kendrick. I’m guessing that it’s not representative of the sound of his next album as a whole, at least I really hope not. Public opinion seems to be that the song is a bit of a disappointment as well. The users at rate your music have it rated at an average of 2.68 which is very poor, and consider that this is the same internet community that has “good kid” rated as the second best album of the decade. So whether you think the song is good or not you should at least acknowledge that a large portion of Kendrick’s own fans don’t seem to find the song particularly defendable. Not surprising that Stereogum thinks it’s great though considering what I’ve read from you guys in the weekly Pop Music State of the Union thing or whatever it’s called makes it pretty clear safe boring pop music has become a favorite flavor around these parts.
Well I paid for it, which is saying something. I can’t even remember the last time I paid to download an album. I’m usually strongly against paying for downloads as I think if I’m buying music it should be in the form of a vinyl album or a cd or a cassette or something “real”. What I’m getting at is you shouldn’t have to pay to listen to music, and a digital file is just a way of listening to music. A vinyl or CD or whatever is something you can actually own and is therefore worth paying for in my mind. My point is.. I don’t know. I’m drunk.
I’m really liking this, but I can’t help but feel like this is what I’d expect Chance The Rapper’s major label debut to sound like. Pretty surprising change of pace for Kendrick. Can’t wait to hear what else he has in store for us.