Comments from undergroundspoon

Too much of a good thing.
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July 3, 2015 on Stream Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge Twelve Reasons To Die II
1) Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell 2) Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly 3) Bjork - Vulnicura 4) Jamie xx - In Colour 5) Death Grips - The Powers That B 6) Kamasi Washington - The Epic 7) Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt 8) Father John Misty - I Love You Honeybear 9) Holly Herndon - Platform 10) Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit Most anticipated: Tame Impala, Currents Biggest disappointment thusfar: Surf, Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment
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June 16, 2015 on Faith Healer – Cosmic Troubles (Mint)
Well, obvs.
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June 2, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Jamie xx In Colour
Finally! Rip Tide feels like it was released a lifetime ago. Cute song too.
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June 1, 2015 on Beirut – “No No No”
Modern Guilt tho.
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May 26, 2015 on A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP Is Out Now, A Week Early
I thought so - "Where the Sky Hangs" and "Dancing in the Grave" in particular - but that's also relative to the two previous Passion Pit albums.
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April 21, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Young Thug Barter 6
Wanted to like this more, but on first listen it sounded like Rich Gang sans Young Thug's great interplay with Rich Homie Quan. Might warrant a revisit though. Quite enjoying the new Passion Pit album anyway. Speaking as someone who isn't 16 any more, I'm glad he parred back his sonic sugar rush a bit. "Five Foot Ten" is my jam.
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April 21, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Young Thug Barter 6
I love Death Grips.
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March 24, 2015 on Death Grips Announce World Tour
What makes it "important"? Your level of excitement?
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March 13, 2015 on Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta”
Still too blindsided by the overwhelmingly bad album title to go into this song unbiased. With that in mind, on first listen this sounds more in line with "i" (which I found over-the-top corny) than "the Blacker the Berry," which bums me out. I could also do with more verses/fewer choruses.
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March 13, 2015 on Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta”
The only issue with KoL is that it's on the short side, which got extra-highlighted by the fact that Radiohead dropped 3-4 great songs on the subsequent Basement performance/Record Store Day. Other albums should aspire to have that be their only flaw.
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March 10, 2015 on In Defense Of The King Of Limbs
Maybe I need to give this another shot, but on first (and second) listen I found Another Eternity to be supreeeeeemely boring; closer to the Purity Ring imitators that followed in Shrines' wake than Shrines itself. Not a great sign when the singles you're feeling mixed about are actually the best songs on the album. But at least we have Shrines. Boy do I love Shrines.
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February 26, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Purity Ring Another Eternity
Gonna chime in with some mild discontent about the site resdesign, but also to say that those who underrate Ghostface do so at their own peril. He is spread a little thin these days, admittedly, but he still sounds great over consistently cool beats and I think Sour Soul might be the best of his last batch of albums. BADBADNOTGOOD are on some psychedelic Ennio Morricone shit with their beats on this one.
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February 24, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Screaming Females Rose Mountain
But that might just be the Beyonce-denier in me (sorry-not-sorry-ish)
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February 9, 2015 on Morning-After Phase: Thoughts On The 2015 Grammys
Morning Phase is "the epitome of nice and easy"? OK, sure, but I remember seeing a lot of love for that record in this space last year. Sucks how quickly award shows turn into an "us vs. them" when the crowd favorite gets snubbed, and how this plays out for the winner. It's far from Beck's best album, but it doesn't deserve the slander it's already getting just for winning out over Beyonce.
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February 9, 2015 on Morning-After Phase: Thoughts On The 2015 Grammys
Don't follow how Kendrick keeps getting higher and higher standing on festival bills - to the point of being a headliner at more than a few this year - when he's only released one song since 2012. Especially when, the couple times I've seen him, it's been the same good kid-indebted set that clocks in just past an hour. Nothing special, and lamely risk-averse. Good lineup otherwise though. Psyched to see Modest Mouse tour new stuff.
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February 4, 2015 on Sasquatch! 2015 Lineup
YUSSSSSSSSSS. I'm itching to hear Ivy Tripp like I was itching from poison ivy exposure that one summer.
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January 12, 2015 on Waxahatchee – “Air” + Ivy Tripp Details
3 for 3. Stoked to hear the rest. As for DoomStarks, "the investigation is still ongoing."
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January 9, 2015 on BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – “Ray Gun” (Feat. DOOM)
You are correct. Red with embarrassment under my DOOM mask.
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December 2, 2014 on Album Of The Week: Wu-Tang Clan A Better Tomorrow