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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”
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August 4, 2016 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2016
Is it up to their usual standard, though? The album kinda registered as misfire to me, like an album of "Wanderlust"s but with no song as good as "Wanderlust." Not sure dropping their art pop subtleties in favor of swaggering rock id is the best look for them.
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August 2, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Dinosaur Jr. Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not
Seriously. Telefone might be my favorite Save Money-related outing since Acid Rap - the way her verses just feel like straight up poetry reminds me a lot of Milo's album from last year (which I also loved).
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August 2, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Dinosaur Jr. Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not
Lord, imagine being one of the "Drake is the best rapper alive" people and then getting this sludge. That it's also been his most popular work by an insane margin is a pretty bitter irony for all y'all trying to ascribe actual greatness to a dude with exclusively commercial ambitions. It's his Carter IV if he had ever had a winning streak to plateau in the first place.
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July 21, 2016 on Views From The Top: The Undying Popularity Of Drake’s Unending Album
I remember, when he was discussing season 6 of Mad Men, Matt Weiner talked about the conscious decision to incorporate more then-current events into the story than he had previously. His justification was that 1968 was a year where the world seemed to be coming off its axis, and that it only made sense for that feeling to intrude upon the characters' lives. 2016 feels like one of those years and then some. Like, we lost Bowie this year and it was just the start of things turning sour.
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July 8, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Anyone else messing with Blank Face LP? As an Oxymoron/Habits and Contradictions skeptic, I feel like he finally made a good album! Beats are perfect (bangers just off-kilter enough to make the songs sound hellish) and Schoolboy's just going off on some street shit for a whole album. Which is all I've ever wanted from him.
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July 8, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Me listening to YG
When the beat bangs but the rapper hates women pic.twitter.com/4kseqmtEt8— TOPSHELFTYSON (@topshelftyson) December 18, 2015
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June 22, 2016 on YG Made A Paranoid Street-Rap Masterpiece
*hits blunt* what even IS an album any more, mannnnn
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June 17, 2016 on Changing Creative Expression: What The Hell Even Is An Album In 2016?
I like Stereogum b/c there's always entries on your list that I haven't even considered listening to. Mal Devisa and Japanese Breakfast on deck this morning.
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
1) A Moon Shaped Pool, by Radiohead 2) The Life of Pablo, by Kanye West 3) Bottomless Pit, by Death Grips 4) HOPELESSNESS, by ANOHNI 5) Blackstar, by David Bowie 6) elseq 1-5, by Autechre 7) The Impossible Kid, by Aesop Rock 8) Human Performance, by Parquet Courts 9) Emotional Mugger, by Ty Segall 10) Lemonade, by Beyonce Most anticipated: Danny fucking Brown Biggest disappointment: James Blake. The guy who had previously been a master of restraint overextended himself.
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Feeling a bit let down by it, actually. I'm not sure if recent events have made it hard for me to give it an objective spin, but a lot of Glowing Man has a been-there, done-that feeling to me. More noise rock sermons, more 20+ minute slabs of ascension, all of it less revelatory than previous iterations. Like, in theory I was thrilled that they were capping off their current run with a third two-hour monolith; in practice this feels as perfunctory as most third installments in trilogies tend to. Don't suppose anyone else who's heard it can corroborate?
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June 14, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Mitski Puberty 2
I love this man.
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June 9, 2016 on Aphex Twin Cheetah EP Details
Anyone else still on the new Autechre record (or on it at all)? Feel like for a 4-hour album from a hugely influential group, that one's been weirdly under-discussed since its release. Also b/c it's really great.
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June 7, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Diarrhea Planet Turn To Gold
Bottomless Pit is so, so good. Death Grips' best since Money Store.
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May 26, 2016 on Is Hard Rock About To Roar Back Into The Mainstream?
W/e we're all gonna die.
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May 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs
"Fourth of July" tho.
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May 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs