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I like Azealia and wouldn't say no to seeing a nude pictoral of her (she is nude in the issue, isn't she?), but her interviews are just about rabble-rousing. I respect her and think she's under-appreciated, but I don't need to read her attention bating comments.
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March 17, 2015 on Azealia Banks’ Playboy Photos And Interview Are Out
I don't know how tough El-P is in a fight, though I sure as hell know I'd NEVER want to get in a scuffle with Killer Mike! I'm fair to bet though that El knows how to take care of himself too. I bet that idiot was high or something. Why would you go to the show and try to pick a fight with the performers and then anyone else nearby? Hope he got arrested and had the shit kicked out of him in jail.
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March 17, 2015 on Run The Jewels Attacked Onstage At SXSW
The Gaye family are trolls and laws allowing them to sue need to be updated to prevent this type of ridiculous crap from happening. That said, Happy and Ain't That Peculiar have one thing in common, a 4/4 beat. Are the Gaye's going to claim everyone ripped off Marvin? As for Nona Gaye, how is she the family's spokesperson? Anyone care to mention how she is a failed pop star who clearly wants the money since her collaborations with Prince didn't set the world on fire? This whole thing sickens me.
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March 14, 2015 on Marvin Gaye’s Family Thinks Pharrell Ripped Them Off On “Happy,” Too
The company that produces Morrissey's tour merch is named Merchandise For Life? Right there, first thing I would have said is "I'll never deal with any organization with a name as ridiculous as yours." Secondly... Moz can probably partially get away with this because the creator of the original image doesn't own the sources they used to create it. That said, did Moz license the image of the Queen? And I suppose the original image's creator could sue for having been contacted and then their concept used without their permission, but that still seems like a stretch. What this comes down to is, and yes, I expect to be flamed for this, Morrissey is a backstabbing egotist who thinks he can get away with anything and believes whatever he thinks is the "right" thought. I like the old Smiths records, and some of his solo stuff is okay, but I hate the man and think he oughta pack it in and go away. And regarding his ridiculous inclusion of a line from The More You Ignore Me on the shirt, all it takes is someone suing him to remind him that he's not being ignored. Hell, I'd imagine some broken-hearted ex-superfan somewhere might be so bent out of shape as to cause him grievous bodily harm and quote that lyric to him as he lays in agony. So, go ahead, hate the messenger, but I'm just saying what you already know, Morrissey is a hateful old man that can't accept his insignificance in the modern world and has to claim his dominance by stealing concepts from his fans and rubbing it in their faces. Sounds like an okay guy to me, right?
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March 14, 2015 on Morrissey Steals Fan’s Artwork For A Tour T-Shirt … Again
Is it serious? Yeah. I don't like Iggy, and I do think she's prone to overblown freak-outs, but if this was any of us "normal people" we'd be just as angry. So Papa John's should do the right thing and fire whatever idiots were responsible for this. It's the best thing they could do, apart from not making crappy commercials or crappy pizza any longer. Now, if Iggy Pop complained about this, I'd expect to find Papa John's burning to the ground! Could that just happen on general principal?
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February 9, 2015 on Papa John’s Tries To Make Amends With Iggy Azalea
Say what you want about McCartney's solo output, but when you team him up with other musicians he usually produces far better material than his middle-of-the-road solo records. I really like this track, but I agree that this probably isn't coming out. The next album will probably be very positive, which is fine.
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February 6, 2015 on Hear A Higher-Quality Leak Of Kanye West’s “All Day”
This again? Okay, last thing I'm going to write about the 24 bit vs 16 bit Pono debacle. I have a friend who owns a recording studio and has worked with both big and small names, including a few who have "supported" Neil's efforts. When asked his thoughts on 24 vs 16, he said that 24 is better but more for recording than anything else. 16 bit audio covers the whole range of human hearing and no one needs to listen to anything higher than 16/44 or record higher than 24/48. This is just his opinion, but I believe he knows what he's talking about as he's very good at what he does. As for the writer being biased towards Apple hardware and software? Come on, this is the net, if you say you don't like something or you're lying, someone else will call you on it and say why you're wrong. Look what's going on here. The jury is still out on Pono, but I think the verdict will weigh against Neil and his efforts. I can love the guy's music but I don't have to like his opinions.
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January 30, 2015 on It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit
Lotsa great posts in here. This isn't one of them. Is it possible? Yeah, totally! Is it likely? Not very. Is that image from Canada as someone suggested? Dunno, eh? More important to me, how old is that sign? Meghan Trainor's album is out now, so was this put up at the beginning of the month or end of December? I do like the specifics of the Kidz Bop album, crediting it to the Kidz Bop Kids. Two z's are too many? On a kinda related note, glad I haven't seen anyone posting about the Meghan Trainor album. It could be the second coming of Christ, but I think it's gonna sink like a rock.
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January 22, 2015 on Is Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Coming Out On Tuesday?
If the recordings are really from the original masters and produced without compression, that's a wonderful thing. Somehow though, I don't believe that will happen in most cases, with Arcade Fire's Reflektor being an easy go-to reference. And anyway, we don't need 24/192 for it to sound good.
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January 12, 2015 on Overpay For All Your Favorite Classic Rock Records At The Pono Store
I got downvoted? Okay. I guess my joke really was that bad.
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January 12, 2015 on Overpay For All Your Favorite Classic Rock Records At The Pono Store
The weird part is I coulda swore I saw this video when Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1 was announced. I could be wrong, but my brain is screaming WHAT?!? Thanks for finding this Eoin!
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January 12, 2015 on Watch Beastie Boys & Nas’ Unreleased “Too Many Rappers” Video Directed By Roman Coppola
I know it's basically been said a few times now, but FLAC is essentially the same as PONO, the difference being FLAC is a free lossless audio format and PONO isn't. And as expected, the PONO store is about the same as the HD Tracks store, full of overpriced content that can be gotten elsewhere that isn't really better than what is already available. The device could be promising, although I'd like it to be quite a bit less ugly. That said, I've got a perfectly fine 160gb iPod Classic, and I could fill that up with lossless content if I wanted to, even if it would only go to 16/44. Still, Neil can't convince me he's doing anything to really improve the sound of older releases, or that anything he's done justifies the excessive price tags at his PONO store. Okay, dumb joke time..., I'm PO, so to buying anything at his store, I say NO. Or perhaps, the concept is PO, and to that I say NO.
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January 12, 2015 on Overpay For All Your Favorite Classic Rock Records At The Pono Store
Uh, wow? Yeah, wow. That's all I really have to say about this. A very positive, wow.
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January 7, 2015 on The Body & Thou – “Terrible Lie” (Nine Inch Nails Cover)
Well made points, and I have to agree with you. That said, I'd still rather hang my head with Bruce than feel so lonely waiting for that bottle with Bruno. When the choir came out with Bruce, it was simply awesome.
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January 1, 2015 on Watch Bruce Springsteen Cover Sting At Kennedy Center Honors
I think we know how he REALLY feels about this whole event now!
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January 1, 2015 on Watch Bruce Springsteen Cover Sting At Kennedy Center Honors
Anyone else think it's ridiculous that Bruno Mars played after Bruce? And Bruno got to play two songs at that? That's like,... I can't think of a comparison, but it's dumb. Really, really dumb.
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December 31, 2014 on Watch Bruce Springsteen Cover Sting At Kennedy Center Honors
Apparently my wishes have been granted and the files are now downloadable for free from the soundcloud page, and as 320k mp3s no less! Thanks IBM and James Murphy!
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December 19, 2014 on Stream James Murphy & IBM’s Album Of Remixes Made With Tennis Data
This is totally awesome, but I was really hoping for a better quality version of the album to be announced. No one seems to have said ANYTHING about a downloadable/purchasable release, so I'm assuming it might not be happening, which totally sucks. Even if it was a DFA vinyl-only exclusive, these would be great tracks to have in something other than a 128k mp3 stream. Nonetheless, very cool that it happened at all.
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December 19, 2014 on Stream James Murphy & IBM’s Album Of Remixes Made With Tennis Data
Hey Patric. No offense intended with the "what if" mention. In fact, it wasn't really about what you've written, so much as many fans of jazz and any other form of music seem to say. I've seen so many "what if Jimi had lived" stories, or "what if Jimi and Miles..." things. As for FlyLo, I hope he doesn't identify himself as a jazz musician unless that's what his focus will be on. He can do whatever he likes, but I much prefer it when an artist is just making their art instead of trying to "be" something.
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October 5, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Flying Lotus You’re Dead!
I'm not at all disappointed by this record, apart from it being only forty minutes long. I don't think it's better than Cosmogramma, but I don't think that album is better than this. They're both totally unique records that are high points in Flying Lotus' career. And yes, he could have done his jazz thing differently, but that's why it's Flying Lotus and not Squarepusher or someone else. Squarepusher's Music Is Rotted One Note is about the straightest jazz record from an inherently electronic-based musician to get a wide release, and it's really good, but it's also proggy as all get out, even if it grooves nicely in places. We can't compare this to everything else with a "what if" attitude. Miles and company simply jammed and Teo Macero edited On The Corner together from a myriad of sessions. If Miles were alive today, would he want to do something like this, would he be unable to grasp it, or would someone be assembling his tapes to make something more presentable? Not like On The Corner is terribly easy to grasp for most folks, as it was hated when it came out, but people have come around to it. It's not the go-to record for a Miles introduction, and it's not taking away from the fact that Miles didn't need to be edited to make a gorgeous noise all his own (see Dark Magus, Agharta and Pangaea for evidence, along with the sessions boxes), but it has it's charms. As for FlyLo, I'd say the concern is more about his love of jazz and whether he does it "right". I think he did a great job and the album is awesome. I do find it funny when non-Jazz musicians either go all-the-way hardcore prog or totally smooth when they do something jazz-influenced, though FlyLo actually touched on both sides throughout the album. To put it really simply, I totally love this album and think it's one of the year's best releases. Furthermore, Herbie Hancock is on it, along with master bassist Thundercat. If there isn't hope for an extended collaboration between FlyLo and them, there should be. And yeah, I'm not going to skip it, I still want that Squarepusher/Herbie Hancock/Brian Eno record to come out, even if they claim they didn't like it.
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October 4, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Flying Lotus You’re Dead!