Comments from undergroundspoon

Feels like the end of an era. Also, I can guarantee that whoever wrote that press release and included the phrase "millennial males" in it has not looked at the Pitch even once.
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October 13, 2015 on Condé Nast Buys Pitchfork
Looking forward to hearing more about this one in tomorrow's Album of the Week.
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October 12, 2015 on Stream Neon Indian VEGA INTL. Night School
Birdman is a terrible movie.
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October 9, 2015 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
This isn't SNL-related, but I think anyone enjoying the new CHVRCHES album should really check out Susanne Sundfør's album from this year (Ten Love Songs). She marries their synth pop formula with a Kate Bush sensibility that results in some seriously arty bangers. Amazed that the album hasn't gotten more love. Can you guys even imagine RTJ or Future on SNL? 30 Rock would combust and burn to the ground.
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October 1, 2015 on The Week In Pop: 23 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Season
Someone has been leafing through my fanfic.
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September 16, 2015 on Watch Run The Jewels & TV On The Radio Perform “Angel Duster” On Colbert
For me, Ought is to late '70s NY art rock as Joey Bada$$ is to boom bap (ie: good, but a subsidiary of a genre that's done a LOT better).
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September 15, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Ought Sun Coming Down
Anyone else feeling a little let down by the new Battles album? It's cool that in the absence of vocalists they've committed to being a straight-up prog/electronic act, but a lot of the songs feel like Battles-by-the-numbers to me. Still, good to have them back. I can't think of another rapper who turned their career around so completely as Mac Miller. I don't think he's quite reached his full potential, but this is easily his best release to date, and my personal album of the week. Remember when he was a joke frat-rapper? Remember Blue Slide Park?
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September 15, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Ought Sun Coming Down
Cults is such a good example of this. When they came to Boston touring their first album I was in my freshman year of school there, and my friends and I had all tentatively agreed to go see them. As concert time approached we all eventually decided, independently of each other, that we didn't care enough to go and played Smash/drank instead. That was the last time any of us, or anyone else, ever thought about Cults.
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September 12, 2015 on Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Turns 10
This is solid; some moments where Jay Rock rivals Kendrick as a storyteller, but a few too many where he slips into PMW mode that the other members of TDE rap in too often.
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September 11, 2015 on Stream Jay Rock 90059
This > Parklife. Come at me.
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September 11, 2015 on The Great Escape Turns 20
YOOOOOOOOOO On the one hand, American Football's lone album is basically perfection - some genius synthesis of math rock and downtempo. On the other, new American Football songs...
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September 9, 2015 on American Football Writing New Songs, May Release Another Album
It's FKA twigs' world and we're just living in it.
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August 14, 2015 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
So that would make "Warm Blood" the Beyoncé/Black Messiah of this week's list? Thanks for clarifying.
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July 31, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
but I thought "Warm Blood" was "indisputable, unfuckwithable pop genius" lol let's get a referendum on this list
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July 31, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
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July 28, 2015 on Stream Adult Mom Momentary Lapse Of Happily
She's definitely in the right. What's more, it's pretty despicable of the Peas to release a song full of recycled rap bonafides and posit it as their "comeback," or "return to their roots," or whatever this is supposed to be. Gross all around.
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July 20, 2015 on Erykah Badu Accuses Black Eyed Peas Of Stealing Her Video Concept
Did you know who "gospel luminary Kirk Franklin" was before a Google search? Just wondering.
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July 20, 2015 on Watch Chance The Rapper Perform “Sunday Candy” With Kirk Franklin And A Gospel Choir At Pitchfork Fest
But is it an album or a mixtape?????
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July 16, 2015 on Download Wilco’s Surprise New Album Star Wars
Sounds good to me! For my money, the blue stage is the place to be on Saturday.
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July 16, 2015 on The Week In Pop: Rachel Platten Feels The Power Of The Taylor Swift Bump
This isn't apropos of anything pop- related, but is anyone else here going to Pitchfork this weekend? I have a 3-day pass and it'd be cool to put faces on some of your outlandish personalities.
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July 16, 2015 on The Week In Pop: Rachel Platten Feels The Power Of The Taylor Swift Bump