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 +4Posted on Dec 3rd, 2013 | re: The 50 Best Albums Of 2013 (498 comments)

Sky Ferreira’s album was a good effort with a few great songs, but I don’t really get Stereogum’s hard-on for her. Number 6?!

 +1Posted on Jun 7th, 2013 | re: Stereogum's Top 25 Music Videos Of 2013 So Far (16 comments)

The Cold Mailman video is one of the year’s best so far, without a doubt.

Good list overall, but I’m stunned that you guys missed Sacrilege and Childhood’s End.

 +1Posted on Jun 5th, 2013 | re: Stereogum's Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far (752 comments)

Waxahatchee is stealing her thunder a little bit, which is too bad. They’re both great, but I’m all about the Torres love.

 0Posted on Jun 4th, 2013 | re: Stereogum's Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far (752 comments)

Big YES to Torres. Underrated.

 0Posted on Feb 19th, 2013 | re: Stream Autre Ne Veut Anxiety (4 comments)

This album completely delivers. I love how ANV holds absolutely nothing back – he sings the shit out of every one of these tracks.

 +1Posted on Feb 14th, 2013 | re: Justin Timberlake - "Suit & Tie" Video (Feat. Jay-Z) (Dir. David Fincher) (14 comments)

YES.

Totally agree.

 +2Posted on Feb 12th, 2013 | re: Album Of The Week: Pissed Jeans Honeys (21 comments)

First off, I’d like to say that I love Foals.

Their first album was hipstery and a little one-dimensional, but it had some seriously cool riffs and ideas. The artistic leap that they made from Antidotes to Total Life Forever was staggering, and reminded me of Radiohead’s progression from Pablo Honey to The Bends. It was bursting with fire and ambition, boasted some incredible production, and most importantly, introduced a more emotive and relatable tone.

I was really excited to see where Foals would go next. With album number 3, would they make their OK Computer? The answer is no. I’m pretty disappointed with it. It sounds gorgeous, shiny, and expensive, but it’s all window dressing for a bunch of generic tunes that sound like Coldplay meets Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition. It isn’t a bad album; it just isn’t particularly inspired.

Good choice for album of the week, btw.

 -1Posted on Feb 11th, 2013 | re: Youth Lagoon - "Mute" (12 comments)

I’m a little meh on this one as well.

Youth Lagoon is cool, and I’m hoping that the new album will be as good as his last one, but this song just isn’t that interesting. I’m not detecting real growth in the songwriting; it kind of just sounds like he got a new synthesizer and is having fun with all of the squiggly samples.

 -1Posted on Feb 11th, 2013 | re: Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors" (27 comments)

This song sounds like leftover Hamburger Helper from 2006.

Justin is a really good singer, and Timbaland is an iconic producer, but they both sound complacent and out of touch here.

Disagree with me all you want, but I have a weird feeling that Justin Bieber will release something along the same lines as FutureSex/LoveSounds in a few years. He will grow hungry for artistic recognition, just like Timberlake once was.

JT’s at a different place in his life now, and I think that he’s just in it for the fun (…and because millions of people kept bugging him to make more music). He doesn’t have anything to prove anymore.

Don’t expect too much from the new album.

 0Posted on Dec 18th, 2012 | re: Pitchfork's Top 100 Tracks Of 2012 (234 comments)

Do you guys remember when Pitchfork BNM’ed Avicii’s Silhouettes? And hipsters went fucking bonkers, calling P4K sellouts for championing an EDM track?

That’s the ballsiness that I was looking for in their Top 100 list this year. It’s an excellent list, but Grimes at #1? Oblivion is a great song and deserves a spot in the Top 20, but Pitchfork seriously needs to get over their boners. Their obsession with her this year has been hysterical.

Oh, and Silhouettes is so good. So is How To Dress Well’s & It Was U, which was weirdly omitted from the list.