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Imagine being a Mr. Robot recapper.
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September 29, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Bon Iver 22, A Million
I like the part where he curses out "the fashion of it." And that this record collides his more wide-reaching material with Volcano Choir experimentation. Having now heard this, Atrocity Exhibition and Sirens, I can't believe how much quality music we're getting in just a week; they're pretty much all top 10-ers for me. Gonna be a struggle to make sure Jenny Hval and Solange don't get lost in the shuffle - how many weeks can you say that?
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September 29, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Bon Iver 22, A Million
So glad to see this great, great album get so much love. In the 24 hours since its drop yesterday, it already feels like the clear and uncontested choice for rap AOTY.
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September 28, 2016 on You Ain’t Heard It Like This Before
It's like both sides of Old at the same time. So, so good.
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September 27, 2016 on Stream Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition
Elseq 1-5 is incredible, and I also really enjoyed Tim Hecker's Love Streams, but that's about it. Spoiled on the preceding year that gave us new albums from Bjork, Jamie xx, Oneohtrix Point Never, Holly Herndon, Arca, Jlin, Grimes etc. I suppose
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September 27, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition
Nico Jaar just redeemed a lackluster year in electronic music with his latest. Only got one listen off the stream, but it's at least as good as Psychic and Space is Only Noise - better, even? Very excited to hear this album and 22, a Million by Bon Iver (what gives w/ all the people who seem to have turned on him?? the singles have been incredible!).
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September 27, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition
I just want to say that the list the Other Website ran today was really, really good. This song is also that.
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September 26, 2016 on Bon Iver – “8 (circle)”
Feel so #blessed to have you as a reliable source of indie rock indignation.
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September 22, 2016 on Dirty Projectors – “Keep Your Name” Video
Dusk at Cubist Castle is amazing, but those who sleep on Black Foliage do so at their own peril. Two knotty, hugely rewarding albums.
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September 21, 2016 on Elephant 6 & Friends Reflect On The Legacy Of The Olivia Tremor Control’s Dusk At Cubist Castle
Best piece of cringe-comedy since the UK Office.
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September 20, 2016 on Album Of The Week: How To Dress Well Care
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September 7, 2016 on It’s Official: Apple Is Removing The Headphone Jack From iPhones
Can we all cool it a little with the Nick Cave frothing? I'm as excited for Skeleton Tree as anyone, but the way most people seem to have already ascribed a "dead son" narrative to an album they haven't even heard yet is making my stomach turn. Let's try to be culture vultures and not tragedy vultures.
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September 6, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Wovenhand Star Treatment
Pusha T on "Nosetalgia" too, for that matter. "...like Ivan Drago, if he dies he dies." CHILLS.
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September 2, 2016 on Stream Isaiah Rashad The Sun’s Tirade
First time since Rich Gang that I've had to consider doing so. What a time! (side-note: "Future Swag" is the best Future song of 2016) The stretch of songs from "Harambe" to "Pick Up Your Phone" comprise one of the best closing stretches for a release this year. And you can't tell me "Elton"/"Pop Man"/"Kanye West" doesn't make the same shortlist for penultimate tracks. It's fun to be excited about Young Thug again.
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August 31, 2016 on Young Thug Is His Own Genre Now
This project is amazing. Had been getting to the point w/ the Slime Seasons/I'm Up where I was ready to write Thugger off, but he's as good as he's ever been here (better, even?). Hits that sweet spot of making me feel fired up/awed/vulnerable at the SAME DAMN TIME like few other artists can. Or in other words: https://media.giphy.com/media/nhPoFaLtbp6bS/giphy.gif
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August 31, 2016 on Young Thug Is His Own Genre Now
I really hope everyone who wrote off Pablo initially has heard the latest version with "Saint Pablo" as the closer, because it ties such a neat bow on a chaotic hour of music and is probably one of his better cuts of the 2010s.
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August 24, 2016 on J. Cole Is One Of Rap’s Biggest Stars. Why?
Just read the article & noticed a shout-out to the same clunker! Time to start a support group.
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August 24, 2016 on J. Cole Is One Of Rap’s Biggest Stars. Why?
It's amazing to me how J. Cole fans hold him up as some kinda conscious guy, when he's really as lyrically foul as anyone else in the mainstream right now. I recently switched out the J. Cole-featured version of "Planez" on Jeremih's Late Nights for the one with Chance, and it's paid huuuuge dividends towards my liking the album more. "Dick so big it's like a foot is in yo' mouth"?? No thanks...
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August 24, 2016 on J. Cole Is One Of Rap’s Biggest Stars. Why?
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August 23, 2016 on American Football – “I’ve Been Lost For So Long”
Clearly they've been digging the James Blake s/t
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August 18, 2016 on Metallica – “Hardwired” Video
Watch Music Blogs Turn Fanboy Entitlement into a Cottage Industry.
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August 18, 2016 on Watch Frank Ocean Race Cars With Tyler, The Creator & A$AP Rocky Instead Of Finishing His Album
If fame is your metric for why people should write about music, particularly rap music, then hmu with your thesis on Pitbull. Personally, I'd rather hear about Diggs' form-pushing trio over a musical that convinced crusty white folks that rap music is, in one instance anyway, not "thug music."
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August 17, 2016 on Over-The-Top Superhero Melodrama The Get Down Gets Early Rap So Wrong And So Right
I will relish, wholeheartedly, the day writers decide to write about Daveed Diggs without a Hamilton asterisk.
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August 17, 2016 on Over-The-Top Superhero Melodrama The Get Down Gets Early Rap So Wrong And So Right
Can confirm as someone who was at the Saturday album drop that Ka, despite his musical persona, is one of the most neighborly musicians I've ever met. He was warm, generous with his time, and greeted everyone who came up to him as if they were a close friend. Even people who had already picked up the new record stood around in a loose circle after doing so - you got the sense that the good vibes that stemmed from being there were hard to give up. Album's great, as usual. Love his approach to thematic material, where he lets these too-good samples spell out what his tracks' intent and then hops in and (elliptically) does so himself too. Ka's the clearest steward of Wu-Tang's legacy in my eyes.
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August 16, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Ka Honor Killed The Samurai
Is this show worth all of the oxygen it's sucked up, or is it just some exceptional pandering?
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August 11, 2016 on Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – “She’ll Kill You” & “A Kiss”