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Sounds like karaoke. Come to think of it, I think I’ve heard people sing it better at a karaoke bar.

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February 19, 2015 on Chvrches – “Cry Me A River” (Justin Timberlake Cover)

The TOPS album is phenomenal. “Outside” was one of my favorite songs of the year. I also really liked the recent Stars album!

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December 30, 2014 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2014

Only because you asked…

Gold-Bears – Dalliance
Hollie Cook – Twice
Yumi Zouma – EP
A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Sea When Absent
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
Alvvays – s/t
Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Woman’s Hour – Conversations
Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens – Cold World
Darius – Romance
TOPS – Picture You Staring
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
Mr. Twin Sister – s/t
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
Generationals – Alix
White Fence – For the Recently Found Innocent
Tony Molina – Dissed and Dismissed
SALES – s/t
Marissa Nadler – July
Sean Nicholas Savage – Bermuda Waterfall

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December 30, 2014 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2014

And c’mon, speaking of not knowing their ass from a hole in the ground… Pitchfork??? Are you kidding me? They haven’t been relevant for nearly 10 years now. If you think for one second that any of their content isn’t bought and paid for by the labels/advertisers you’re just as naive as this list.

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December 30, 2014 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2014

( * ) <- my ass

\_/ <- hole in the ground

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December 30, 2014 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2014

You’re very welcome, kind sir!

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December 30, 2014 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2014

Well, if this is the best list “all of you” could generate, then I’d say that’s pretty much spot on. And to clarify, I’m not being critical of any one individual ‘gum reader here. Just when you aggregate what everyone puts in it’s the same old crap as Pitchfork or Spin.

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December 30, 2014 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2014

This list looks a hell of a lot like my most overrated albums of 2014 list. You people should start listening outside of the blog zeitgeist for a change.

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December 30, 2014 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2014

This list is so bad it’s barely worth commenting on, but in case you happen to enjoy good music, I recommend checking out these albums that weren’t on here:

Mac Demarco
Gold-Bears
Tony Molina
Fujiya & Miyagi
Fear of Men
ceo
Freddie Gibbs & Madlb

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June 17, 2014 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2014 So Far

#1, #2 and #4 are obvious choices and I think most people would agree they are classics. But “Blood Money” and “The Heart of a Saturday Night” are actually two of my FAVORITE Tom Waits albums! I like the sentimental stuff you begrudgingly refer to as cocaine-Rogaine folk rock. For me, my favorite Tom Waits is forlorn, love lost and sitting at the end of a dank hole of a bar drinking by himself.

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September 9, 2013 on Tom Waits Albums From Worst To Best

Maybe you kids were too young to remember a time when every other asshat in the crowd WASN’T taking photos and video with their phone, but having gone to plenty of shows before smartphones, I can recall it being much better without them. It’s not hard to turn off the goddamn thing for an hour or two. Put away the Twitter and the Instagram or Snapchat or whatever the fuck you’re wasting your time on and enjoy the show! Just let the music wash over you: dance, feel, have fun! I was at the She & Him show in Central Park last night and I must say this absence was refreshing. Given the celebrity of Ms. Deschanel, I’m sure there would have been even more amateur phone photography than usual. I must say I got some satisfaction from the security team going into the crowd and tapping people on the shoulder and demanding they put their phones away. Go figure that nearly everyone they approached was also being totally obnoxious and talking loudly through almost the entire set as well.

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July 9, 2013 on She & Him Are The Latest Act To Ban Camera Phones Via Patronizing Signage

What I learned: those “eyebrows” of hers are still really frightening.

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March 4, 2013 on Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk: What We Learned

I love it! And that bassline sounds an awful lot like the Twin Peaks theme.

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February 19, 2013 on Fainting By Numbers – “A Stone In The Ground”

Ugh, their shtick is so tired now. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

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December 17, 2012 on The xx – “Last Christmas” (Wham! Cover)

Considering picks from certain albums, I would have picked “Chelsea Hotel” > “Who By Fire” and “Take This Waltz” > “Tower of Song”. “Hallelujah” is a great song, but let’s face it, JB’s cover makes Cohen’s version pale in comparison.

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October 22, 2012 on The 10 Best Leonard Cohen Songs

I’m a little sad that you’ve grouped Diplo together with Tiesto and Skrillex, two of the cheesiest DJs in EDM.

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August 28, 2012 on The 12 Best Acts At Electric Zoo That Aren’t Skrillex, Tiesto, Or Diplo

This list is so wrong on so many levels.

“Girls & Boys”, “End of A Century”, “To The End”, “Coffee & TV”, “Beetlebum” and “Tender” might all be obvious choices, but they’re also the right choices. You just can’t fuck with classics.

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August 8, 2012 on The 10 Best Blur Songs

Agreed. Dent May should be getting way more love. “Do Things” is a terrific summer album.

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June 18, 2012 on Let’s Shortlist The Indie Song Of The Summer 2012

Grimes – “Oblivion”. I don’t care if it’s >6 months old now, it still rules.

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June 17, 2012 on Let’s Shortlist The Indie Song Of The Summer 2012

Music for people that listen for lyrics

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June 12, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel…