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 +6Posted on Feb 26th | re: The 10 Best White Stripes Songs (81 comments)

maybe there should be a top ten white stripes covers list:

1. jolene
2. death letter
3. john the revelator
4. one more cup of coffee
5. st james infirmary blues
6. ashtray heart
7. boll weevil
8. isis
9. walking with a ghost
10. i just don’t know what to do with myself

 +9Posted on Sep 17th, 2013 | re: Premature Evaluation: Drake Nothing Was The Same (107 comments)

You’re right, sorry about that. I just meant to include Canada and the US together, but that was sloppy. My bad.

 +3Posted on Sep 17th, 2013 | re: Premature Evaluation: Drake Nothing Was The Same (107 comments)

Wow that escalated quickly. Apologies, I didn’t mean to offend, and of course there is terrible poverty in the US and Canada, I did not mean to belittle that at all. But residents of Detroit and Compton, no matter how bad off, still have comparably decent access to modern medicine, still have pretty great life expectancy/infant mortality rates, etc. My point was merely that “the bottom” is a slum in Mexico City or Rio or Mumbai or any of the truly awful areas of the world, and just because Drake wasn’t as poor as other rappers is no reason to dismiss his “started from the bottom” claim, particularly as he is referring to more than just class…

 -5Posted on Sep 17th, 2013 | re: Premature Evaluation: Drake Nothing Was The Same (107 comments)

“The bottom” can refer to a lot more than just the economic (in which case, no North American could ever claim to be anywhere near the bottom), and Drake has notably “risen to the top” while successfully challenging hip hop’s traditional racial, ethnic, national, masculine, and musical trappings. As Tom eloquently argues, Drake has changed the rap landscape, and “Started from the Bottom”, in song and in video (and in appropriately awkward Drake fashion), demonstrates that shift.

 +22Posted on Jan 25th, 2013 | re: Coachella 2013 Lineup (163 comments)

IN WHAT WORLD is the chance to see nick cave, vampire weekend, social distortion, wu-tang, tame impala, grimes, gaslight anthem, dinosaur jr, father john misty, cloud nothings, and the smith westerns on a SINGLE day a terrible and/or meh day??

 0Posted on Dec 5th, 2012 | re: Stereogum's Top 50 Albums Of 2012 (430 comments)

in addition to the california-based top 3 of fiona, frank and kendrick, we could add flying lotus, japandroids, ty segall, cat power (recorded in at least), white lung, and schoolboy q to say this really was the west coast’s year…