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Premature Evaluation: Brand New
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If February jam "Slide" didn't win in an apparent landslide, I'd demand a runoff. It's still Carly Rae, damnit. Carley should have tacked that monster of a song as the last song on "Emotion" and released it as the lead single. It'd be an outlier on the album, but it's too good to relegate to the soundtrack of an August animation film that no one will see except desperate parents. I'm going to listen to the song again and mutter to myself.
August 1, 2017
Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2017
No, you do not have to like the artist to enjoy their music, unless their personality is inseparable from their music, lyrics, etc. I cannot stand Pink the person, but "pom pom" remains a top-ten album of this decade. I'll leave it to John Maus---who apparently has an album coming out!---to psychoanalyze him.
July 25, 2017
Q&A: Ariel Pink On Trump, Madonna, & His New Album
Dedicated To Bobby Jameson
Carly Rae Jepsen --- "Cut to the Feeling
July 17, 2017
Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2017
Is there a more needlessly distracting term than "Bernie Bro?" Pay attention to the politics, not an undesirable segment of supporters who will exist for any political candidate.
June 1, 2016
Thurston Moore Made A Song With Bernie Sanders
Well, I thought the future would be cooler too. Now most people sigh and sit at the docks of the Pirate Bay. Not too long ago, millions of individuals believed that flying cars would be a reality. Nixon proposed an universal basic income---what we must work toward now and not not later--- forty-five years ago. Surprise, it turned out that those with the most powerful servers wished to use them for their own, exploitative end. It's difficult to wade---let alone immerse---in these waters without cynicism, so you might as well turn them into pop songs. In any event, I'm glad a band is tackling the topics they are and there is no way to do it subtly. Not only is the future insufficient, but it's also kind of shitty. Big fan of Claire, I looked forward to her book, and there's a strong possibility I might click on that YACHT-related "Recommended for You" link after I click submit.
May 10, 2016
Yacht Promote New Video With Fake Sex Tape Leak
The Jessy Lanza album is fantastic.
May 10, 2016
Album Of The Week: Kvelertak
Likely AOTY still, regardless of this site's bias toward anything resembling the artsy. She also released US tour dates! Nowhere near me, but I'm happy for the other people!
November 18, 2015
Julia Holter – “Silhouette” Video
Your Friend! Signed to Domino and from Lawrence, KS. http://www.dominorecordco.us/artists/your-friend/
October 22, 2015
Stereogum’s 50 Best New Bands Of 2015
Please don't post an article about Grimes's tweets, Stereogum. These Pitchfork-fostered "beefs" are getting old.
October 14, 2014
Ariel Pink Thoroughly Disses Madonna In Interview About Working On Her Comeback Album
Sounds fantastic! I still want my Kickstarter money back though Deakin!
June 15, 2012
AnCo’s Deakin Promises
Will Be Weird
Icona Pop - I Love It
June 15, 2012
Let’s Shortlist The Indie Song Of The Summer 2012
Wow, this premature evaluation leads off with an extended Tyson Chandler metaphor. Awesome; Jackwhiteesque. Hopefully the Walkmen don't join their hometown Knicks, then. Can't wait to spin this.
May 19, 2012
Premature Evaluation: The Walkmen
Probably inevitable, but all the same: why does this video need to exist? It's not saying anything substantial about race, class, gender, et al. It does not---and in a sense cannot due to the limitations of a music video (albeit a ten-mute one)---say much beyond it's pat conclusion of cyclical generational violence. All of these aforementioned themes (race, class, etc.) are treated in a grab-bag fashion and since the video's raison d'être is to ostensibly promote the new Spiritualized single and therefore the new Spiritualized album, it's probably not the video's business to try and start a conversation about race, class, sexuality, et al, if it cannot lend weight to each theme within ten minutes and with no dialogue. What we're left with is a well-made piece of entertainment that entertains off the back of, yeah, some pretty serious issues.
March 19, 2012
Spiritualized – “Hey Jane” Video (NSFW)
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