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It reminded me of Yeezus, which isn't a comparison I make lightly. Just a stunning work, man.
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June 23, 2017 on Stream Vince Staples Big Fish Theory
Funny how Chance and Dre both work for Apple.
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June 22, 2017 on Chance The Rapper Apologizes To Dr. Dre For Label Joke
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June 22, 2017 on New St. Vincent Single “New York” Reportedly Out Next Friday
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June 22, 2017 on New St. Vincent Single “New York” Reportedly Out Next Friday
The current wave of experimental electronic artists - and their progression of releases these last few years - has been quite a thing to behold and watch unfold. This is really great. Up there with Quarantine; better, maybe.
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June 20, 2017 on Stream Laurel Halo Dust
Didn't this come out last week? Can't wait to hear that new Laurel Halo.
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June 20, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Young Thug Beautiful Thugger Girls
BRING BACK THE UMLAUT.
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June 19, 2017 on JAY-Z Has A Hyphen Again
Having that pointed out to me was a "duh" moment of the face-palm variety.
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June 19, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem Announce Comeback Album American Dream, World Tour
They both come off poorly for sure, but that anecdote about Murphy starting LCD because he was bitter about the Rapture signing to a major and wanting to be better than them??? Goldsworthy's musings on "Losing My Edge" being a direct theft from a Killing Joke song really got to me too. A friend of mine recently pointed out "Drunk Girls" and "Somebody's Calling Me" off This Is Happening crib really heavily from VU's "White Light/White Heat" and Iggy Pop's "Nightclubbing" respectively, and now I can't unhear it. Plus "All I Want" already being a "'Heroes'" echo. It's just a lot, man. I see them differently since the return.
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June 19, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem Announce Comeback Album American Dream, World Tour
Might be excited for this in September, but after finishing Meet Me in the Bathroom last week, James Murphy seems like an absolute psychopath to me. And that's on top of all the pre-album announcement avarice.
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June 19, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem Announce Comeback Album American Dream, World Tour
Eek. https://media1.giphy.com/media/8mOuDnUzIfQs/giphy.gif
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June 16, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Lorde Melodrama
Now excuse me before... http://i.imgur.com/R5p9G94.gif
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June 16, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Lorde Melodrama
My too-hot-for-Stereogum take is that Melodrama is a more interesting version of E•MO•TION: very similar topically, but more expansive both in terms of instrumental and emotional range (it's plotted better in both respects as well).
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June 16, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Lorde Melodrama
What a weird mini-controversy/pearl-clutching moment that was yesterday.
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June 15, 2017 on Queens Of The Stone Age – “The Way You Used To Do”
20 years without one bad album, and their own singular, uncontested niche in rock music. Surely this matters more than a producer who's worked on a lot of great records, some of which happened to be pop music.
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June 15, 2017 on Queens Of The Stone Age – “The Way You Used To Do”
Beautiful news. It'll be out just in time to soundtrack some autumn rain.
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June 15, 2017 on The Clientele – “Lunar Days”
Really enjoying the new Planetarium collab, though it might be too "puzzle-y" (and all over the place) for some.
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June 13, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit The Nashville Sound
I've thought of the two records as being of a piece with one another too, maybe because both artists came up around the same time in the same scene. It's really interesting to me, because 22 is very confrontational and upfront about breaking form - w/ all the witch house influence, jarring transitions and tape crackle - whereas Crack-Up has no significant change in instrumentation but is no less experimental. Separate but parallel paths.
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June 9, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
This is a left-field comparison, but that album that immediately came to mind after I first heard this was Blonde, insomuch as both albums showcase expert songwriters stretching their craft and defying any listener expectations after a long absence but completely making it work. Blonde was also my AOTY last year, as Crack-Up is as well until something better comes along.
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June 9, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
Could not be more excited for this - their last flick Heaven Knows What was a goddamn gem of an unseen movie (it's on Netflix now, I think) and Lopatin just gets better and better.
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June 8, 2017 on Oneohtrix Point Never – “The Pure And The Damned” (Feat. Iggy Pop)
Best yet, which is saying something.
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June 8, 2017 on Stream Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
Unless another serious contender emerges, I think he has to, right? On top of Kendrick being keyed into the "2017 moment" or whatever, Damn also seems to be something people just enjoy listening to.
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
Yr continued singing of its praises is heartening, at least! Narkopop has a mastery of texture and mood like no other album I heard this year.
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
Re-posting up here for posterity's sake: 1) Crack-Up // Fleet Foxes (I'm a bad person) 2) Pure Comedy // Father John Misty 3) Narkopop // Gas 4) Black Origami // Jlin 5) Dirty Projectors // Dirty Projectors 6) No Shape // Perfume Genius 7) More Life // Drake 8) Reassemblage // Visible Cloaks 9) Hot Thoughts // Spoon 10) Compassion // Forest Swords I genuinely have no idea what consensus picks are for the best albums of the year at this point (other than Kendrick and Mount Eerie) and find that thrilling.
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
1) Crack-Up // Fleet Foxes (I'm a bad person) 2) Pure Comedy // Father John Misty 3) Narkopop // Gas 4) Black Origami // Jlin 5) Dirty Projectors // Dirty Projectors 6) No Shape // Perfume Genius 7) More Life // Drake 8) Reassemblage // Visible Cloaks 9) Hot Thoughts // Spoon 10) Compassion // Forest Swords
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
Who's pushing this myth of Spoon-as-indie-rock-assembly-line, though, besides people writing about how the perception isn't actually case? The spin is kind of straw man-y (and underplays the risks taken on Hot Thoughts in particular).
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June 6, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Big Thief Capacity
Spoon fans know the angle well.
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June 6, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Big Thief Capacity
Arcade Fire are still great, just in a different way that's more easy to clown.
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June 2, 2017 on Remember When Arcade Fire Were Good?