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I’m late to this party, but ever since I moved back in with my mother and heard my younger brother listening to this band, I’ve had this ache: what about this band is less cool than WHY? “Alopecia” is still one of my favorite records from the 00s—despite WHY?’s arguable recent decline in quality—but something about Twenty One Pilots grates on my nerves even though there’s some serious similarities between the two. Nasal rapping about feelings, genre-hopping, somewhat esoteric feeling-talking.

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May 28, 2015 on The Week In Pop: Meet Twenty One Pilots, The Biggest Band You’ve Never Heard Of

Here’s an HQ version without the “L-L-L-L-LA LEAKERS!”:

https://soundcloud.com/atlaspeak/flying-lotus-feat-kendrick-lamar-never-catch-me

This shit is next level.

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September 3, 2014 on Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

It’s always nice to see him break his postmodern irony schtick. There’s a great clip of Sonic Youth doing “100%” in ’92. They all end up flailing on the ground by the end of the song, then Letterman steps in and has no idea what to say.

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March 6, 2014 on Letterman’s Turned Future Islands’ Performance Into A Meme

Late Night-era Fallon gives Letterman a run for his money. Odd Future at their peak? tUnE-yArDs w/ the Roots? The D-Plan’s reunion? Questo’s unabashed admiration of Stanier after that Battles performance? Great stuff.

Really makes you wonder what the hell SNL is doing wrong.

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March 6, 2014 on Letterman’s Turned Future Islands’ Performance Into A Meme

“Ringleader” and “You Are the Quarry” in last places!? No, no, no.

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December 10, 2013 on Morrissey Albums From Worst To Best

Awww c’mon, Underscore, you can’t tell me you don’t get just a little excited when you hear “IT’S BEEEN…”

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December 10, 2013 on Heart, Willie Nelson, Barenaked Ladies Cancel SeaWorld Shows Amid Blackfish Controversy

“Yr Coffee’s a Sucker”

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December 4, 2013 on James Murphy Reveals His New Espresso

“Decaf Infiltrator”

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December 4, 2013 on James Murphy Reveals His New Espresso

“Bean Connection”

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December 4, 2013 on James Murphy Reveals His New Espresso

“Dark Roast is Brewing at My House”

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December 4, 2013 on James Murphy Reveals His New Espresso

” I don’t need to see a picture of the sky, the trees, plants. There’s only one you.”

D’AWWWWWWWW!

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November 22, 2013 on Ezra Koenig Weighs In On “Selfies”

I’m using your comment to go off on a petite morning-coffee-fueled tirade: I’m so sick and tired of goddamned cynics and Joyless Jeans getting all up in magic’s business. Sure it’s goofy. Of course it’s fake. And yeah a lot of professional magicians have a wildly underserved self-seriousness about them that’s noxious to the max. BUT IS IT FUN? Hell yeah.

So next time I’m walking down the street in Manhattan (or Vegas or Montréal or wherever it is that magicians do their thing) and I stop amongst a gathering crowd to watch a guy with no shirt on pulling a card out of his ear, I better not hear a self-satisfied guy with a Don DeLillo novel tucked in his jacket pocket mumble, “Well he obviously just had the card hidden in his hand the whole time.” I don’t care to know how the trick works, I just want to know that it does work and that it brought some small wonder in my life for a few seconds.

On a happier note: The stereotypical delight that many Black people display at magic tricks is contagious and wonderful and I love it.

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November 21, 2013 on Watch Kanye West Pull An Icepick Out Of David Blaine’s Hand

This is one of those nights (aside from Pats + Bruins games) that I really regret not shelling out for cable. Hulu, don’t fail me now!

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September 29, 2013 on Watch Arcade Fire On SNL: “Reflektor,” “Afterlife,” And “New Cast Member Or Arcade Fire?”

For real! The beat on “Mother’s Talk” is gigantic. I wish my thrift store vinyl copy of it weren’t so scratched up.

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August 20, 2013 on Tears For Fears – “Ready To Start” (Arcade Fire Cover)

This cover is wicked great, in spite of (or maybe because of?) Roland Orzabal’s uncannily Gene Ween-esque vocals.

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August 20, 2013 on Tears For Fears – “Ready To Start” (Arcade Fire Cover)

I haven’t (but am about to) listened to this yet, but I just wanna put this out there: Songs From the Big Chair is such a killer album. Perennially underrated.

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August 20, 2013 on Tears For Fears – “Ready To Start” (Arcade Fire Cover)

That was w/r/t michael_’s comment above, but I forgot to hit reply. “Sorry” – everyone on Degrassi, all the time

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August 8, 2013 on Drake Breaks His Legendary Silence On Amanda Bynes

Spinner had a seriously questionable fashion aesthetic.

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August 8, 2013 on Drake Breaks His Legendary Silence On Amanda Bynes

I feel like I just Inception’d into Chuck Klosterman’s fever dream.

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August 7, 2013 on Sean Hannity Blasts Ryan Adams On-Air Following Twitter Spat