It would be less annoying if Wild Beasts had ever written a song anywhere near as good as “Wrecking Ball.”
This is an awesome idea, but there are a lot of blurry edges there. Like is the Beta Band’s “Dry the Rain” a post-Beck single? Or “Novocaine For The Soul”?
Produced by the Dust Brothers in the immediate aftermath of Odelay, busy breakbeat shuffle, DJ scratching deep in the mix. It’s not a blatant rip like “Pepper” or whatever, but the influence is definitely there. Also all three Hanson brothers absolutely had Beck-esque haircuts.
I haven’t put it on Heavy Rotation because I’m not listening to it very much. Can’t speak for the rest of the staff. If it would be possible to Heavy Rotation just the parts that sound like Madonna’s Ray of Light, I’d do that.
And also I like Oxymoron better. (Sorry. Not an art-rock guy, really.)
Aberdeen should have a Daniel Bryan day instead. He’s still alive and still being awesome.
So it is. Thanks and fixed.
Damian’s kids were in school when I was with him. I certainly didn’t see him doing any neglectful parenting, and I’m pretty sensitive to that kind of thing. (Also, people without kids should not judge how people with kids deal with stress or anxiety. You have no idea. Just saying.)
Gotta call it like I see it. All his SNL sketches, to me, were like “Look how weird I am!” And Portlandia seems shrill and obvious most of the time.
Worth noting: 924 Gilman is still around, and now it has a “conscious hip hop night,” which yee. If you guys are in town, you should go see Loma Prieta there tonight.
Related: In that cropped Instagram above, they’re both sitting next to DJ Drama. Fuck, I should’ve left that in for pun value.
I don’t really get this one and I was planning on writing about Dum Dum Girls, but I like everything Miles says about it here. (Also, don’t sleep on that new Pontiak, it’s good.)
GAH FUCK THIS RULES
“Royals” is a really great song and I’m glad it won.
Hey Scott, should I just write the Ozzy obit now?
Comments section! If you’re wondering why I love Taylor, that performance was a pretty good example of why.
Get that money, Tegan & Sara!
“The horse is really Juicy J” was also the original ending of the Iliad.
ROBOT-VOICE ACCEPTANCE SPEECH, HERE WE GO
It’s nice of Hunter Hayes to give us the first deeply shitty performance tonight; someone had to break that barrier and make it safe for everyone else.
What, you don’t think I should’ve gone with the one split-second where she looked like Sloth from The Goonies?
(Full disclosure: I telekinetically willed this cover into being just to see if I could get Claire back into the comments section.)
Nah I’m OK, you go ahead.
Gucci released like 8 tapes this year that are better than any of those.
No, it’s great, but I already had this list locked in.