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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
Writing between the lines: this was a slow week for new releases.
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December 2, 2014 on Album Of The Week: Wu-Tang Clan A Better Tomorrow
To me Lese Majesty is the definition of "more than the sum of its parts." Put together all these short, eclectic bursts and interludes and you end up with one of the year's most potent head-trips. Also the definition of a grower - like a lot of great albums, it's one you just want to get lost in and discover the nuances of. Also just noticed your inclusion of Familiars - that record is a thing of minimalist beauty.
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December 2, 2014 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2014
Love your love for Shabazz Palaces, raptor. That's one of the most under-discussed albums of this year IMO (and probably hovers around 11 or 12 for me).
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December 2, 2014 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2014
Present Tense is too good, I should revisit that. Can you explain the appeal of How to Dress Well's album? I gave it a try, but was wincing at the cheesiness the whole time.
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December 2, 2014 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2014
Thought this was a pretty stratified year in terms of new releases - not really anything in the way of big, unifying acclaimed albums that anyone could agree on (ie: last year's "Modern Vampires of the City" or "Yeezus"). But pursuing music without a guiding light has been exciting in its own way, and it makes these lists a lot more varied. My top 10: 1) Run the Jewels 2, by Run the Jewels 2) Lost in the Dream, by the War on Drugs 3) You're Dead!, by Flying Lotus 4) St. Vincent, by St. Vincent 5) Pinata, by Freddie Gibbs/Madlib 6) LP1, by FKA twigs 7) To Be Kind, by Swans 8) Syro, by Aphex Twin 9) They Want My Soul, by Spoon 10) Too Bright, by Perfume Genius
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December 2, 2014 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2014
DAAAAAAAAAAAAMN. King Push indeed.
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November 18, 2014 on Pusha T – “Lunch Money” (Prod. Kanye West)
Whoops. What I mean to say is that this, coupled with his selling "i" to the NBA, makes me think that Kendrick's label is holding the reins tightly and might be holding back his artistic potential as a result. It's a shame.
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November 14, 2014 on Hear Kendrick Lamar’s Unreleased Verse From Flying Lotus’ “Eyes Above”