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Had your physical media preference in mind when I was evaluating I See You on a sequencing level earlier; "Performance" is such a strong Side-A closer, and ditto that for "Replica" as a Side-B opener. Also think the singles (which were plenty great context-free) are even better on the album proper.
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January 13, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Listened to this @ 5:30 this morning while it was still dark out and my significant other was asleep next to me. Dunno that I'll ever have music-environment synergy that good again.
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January 13, 2017 on Stream The xx I See You
No. All aces. It's like they took the expansive sound Jamie showcased on In Colour and turned it into another instrument to be employed, sparsely, with impeccable precision and taste.
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January 13, 2017 on Stream The xx I See You
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January 11, 2017 on Bonnaroo 2017 Lineup
Aw, I liked that one! It's the Yoshimi of this metaphor.
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January 10, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Julie Byrne Not Even Happiness
It's not intuitive, but I've found that Vampire Weekend albums (Modern Vampires in particular) sound especially good with snow on the ground.
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January 10, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Julie Byrne Not Even Happiness
Figure they're due for another At War with the Mystics for the cycle they kickstarted with Embryonic (i.e. a retread that's just a little tired).
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January 10, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Julie Byrne Not Even Happiness
Really hoping the new Lips album is good, but kinda not counting on it.
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January 10, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Julie Byrne Not Even Happiness
*wistfully recalls the new LCD Soundsystem album that was supposed to justify all this naked avarice*
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January 10, 2017 on Shaky Knees 2017 Lineup
Agree w/ you 100% on the lyrics. I don't think Killer Mike has ever been better.
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January 6, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I'm a bit late to the party, I assume, but how are people feeling about RTJ3? Was somewhat underwhelmed at first, though repeat listens ended up revealing the album to be the more serious, topical work I wanted from them, even if it's not the straight flames of their previous (which I think I ultimately prefer). High bar to clear for the rest of the albums released this year.
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January 6, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This is a quibble, to be sure, but why get Kamasi Washington on your (admittedly great) song if you're just going to have him noodle around the hook and in the margins some? Feel like the type of songs both him and RTJ create have very different aims and structures that make collaboration between the two kinda mismatched.
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January 6, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
We may yet know peace in our time.
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January 6, 2017 on Ciara Drops Lawsuit Against Future
Let's not allow our love to admire blind us to the fact that these are just some first impressions on earth.
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January 6, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: The xx I See You
Given the group's been working on this album since 2014, it seems like a stretch to compare their approach the Chainsmokers'. Seems like an unintentional cohabitation of an aesthetic more than anything else.
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January 6, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: The xx I See You
Not a fan of his more divisive material, then?
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January 5, 2017 on Chance The Rapper Ranks Kanye West’s Albums Best To Worst
Oh, I dunno. I always got the impression that it was thought of as the redheaded stepchild between College Dropout and Graduation.
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January 5, 2017 on Chance The Rapper Ranks Kanye West’s Albums Best To Worst
Can't wait to hear his version of the Christmas special.
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January 5, 2017 on Chance The Rapper Ranks Kanye West’s Albums Best To Worst
Nah, you did good. Late Registration is ever the unsung gem of his discography.
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January 5, 2017 on Chance The Rapper Ranks Kanye West’s Albums Best To Worst
1. Twisted Fantasy 2. Yeezus 3. Late Registration 4. Pablo 5. 808s 6. Watch the Throne 7. College Dropout 8. Graduation Maybe not the best time to be doing this, though?
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January 5, 2017 on Chance The Rapper Ranks Kanye West’s Albums Best To Worst
They never have, really, but for the couple of tracks like "Early" and "Crown" and an indignation at generalized injustice. Which is why the "explain and solve the global rise of fascism" standard raised in this article seems particularly fallacious to me.
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December 26, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Run The Jewels RTJ3
RTJ were more fun when they were being positioned as underdogs rather than political messiahs, or whatever role it is you're ascribing to them above.
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December 26, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Run The Jewels RTJ3
Can't wait to see this get dismissed by this website as some overthought art rock with a hand wave.
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December 20, 2016 on St. Vincent Talks “Deepest, Boldest” Album Coming This Spring
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December 20, 2016 on Haim’s “More Organic” Sophomore LP Coming Next Summer
Quoth me, in said post: "I believe in Swish again." Still true, but quite a throwback to different times.
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December 19, 2016 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2016
Blonde AOTY though...well done, guys.
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December 19, 2016 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2016
*begrudging mumble* ain't got no issues, just doing my thing, hope you're doing your thing too.
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December 19, 2016 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2016
Thanks for the tip! Egg on my face in the meanwhile.
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December 15, 2016 on Madlib & DOOM – “Avalanche”
eek https://media3.giphy.com/media/swrTFeuOt2v6g/200w.gif#46
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December 15, 2016 on Madlib & DOOM – “Avalanche”
"Beat a dead pony and sell the corpse for glue, Get a portion of the proceeds for the shoe, No need to bleed if it's no big to-do, Flew a fly flow with the speed of Mr. Magoo" https://media3.giphy.com/media/swrTFeuOt2v6g/200w.gif#46
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December 15, 2016 on Madlib & DOOM – “Avalanche”