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MMJ, fresh off a monster '04 set, had a longer, weirder one where they had people in giant puppet costumes come onto the stage and rock out with them throughout the set. Not 'Gum-friendly, but the Black Crowes had an amazing set too.
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January 12, 2017 on Bonnaroo 2017 Lineup
Haha, '05! But that year wiped the floor with this via the undercard (I went, too and had a blast)
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January 11, 2017 on Bonnaroo 2017 Lineup
I don't dislike U2. Or the Chili Peppers. But damn, in a year when all of the other lineups are absolute fire, Bonnaroo has really shit the bed.
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January 11, 2017 on Bonnaroo 2017 Lineup
It'd be cooler if it was a genuine takedown on Diplo for being a tool, but even that would seem excessive at 6 episodes.
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January 6, 2017 on James Van Der Beek To Play Diplo In New Viceland Comedy Series
I don't love the list, but Your Best American Girl is definitely one of the two or three acceptable answers for song of the year, so at least there's that.
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December 19, 2016 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2016
Me too (my "Same" post down there was meant for this)
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December 19, 2016 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2016
Hmm...I do not have the slightest clue who Pinehurst is. How did that happen?
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December 19, 2016 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2016
I guess it's been pervasive for so long now though that for some people it won't even seem like an 80s thing but just a "now" thing. Especially as what's hip has shifted so far away from traditional rock music - the 80s is the era of the iconic pop megastars, synths, new wave, hip-hop's birth, post-punk, etc all things that are generally more "in" than the stuff that generally characterized the 70s.
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December 15, 2016 on Watch Childish Gambino’s Funky, Delirious Tonight Show Performance
I remember in the 90s through early 2000s even the 80s as a whole weren't cool and synth stuff was hated on, but yeah, "80s Revival" or whatever has been going strong for nearly a decade now and I don't much get it/particularly care for it. Obviously that's a huge generalization, but that's the gist.
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December 15, 2016 on Watch Childish Gambino’s Funky, Delirious Tonight Show Performance
Oh, agreed. That's why Black Messiah is among my Top 5 of the last 5 years and this is just an album I really like. I wouldn't make the comparison even remotely favorably to Black Messiah, but that doesn't make it bad.
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December 15, 2016 on Watch Childish Gambino’s Funky, Delirious Tonight Show Performance
I wasn't knocking P4K's handling of Gambino though. At least not directly.
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December 15, 2016 on Watch Childish Gambino’s Funky, Delirious Tonight Show Performance
I heard ... you know, that other music website, say they left the Avalanches album off of their Top 50 because it "didn't fit the cultural moment" or some bullshit. Same sort of thing...or maybe not, but I'm in rant mode and that annoyed the hell out of me, too. It was actually the straw that broke the camel's back with me for them.
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December 15, 2016 on Watch Childish Gambino’s Funky, Delirious Tonight Show Performance
Exactly - no this is not a remotely original album in the grand scheme of things, but there aren't exactly a lot of name acts putting out anything like this, nor have there been for some time. I welcome both this album and the potential of new people discovering the funk gods of the 70s. And also...it's very well done. And really that's all that should matter. This album's reception has given music blogs a wonderful opportunity to show how far up their asses their heads still often are, always too in need of a narrative or angle (usually one they've already created in their heads) to just enjoy good music. And if ?uestlove's tweet to D'angelo felt a bit much, I'd still rather hear from someone genuinely excited about music than the too cool for school crowd.
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December 15, 2016 on Watch Childish Gambino’s Funky, Delirious Tonight Show Performance
Tribe over Schoolboy for sure. I mean I put Tribe over every thing that came out this year, but I didn't listen to #s 2 & 3 and Chance is at least close. Not really a knock on Blank Face, which I thought was good, certainly excellent production.
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December 7, 2016 on The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016
I'd say it's their best; the songwriting was more consistent than on the last one, for example, where half of it felt lacking in melodies and kind of forced. But yeah I've find myself coming back to Let Me Get By fairly often as we're drawing to the end of the year. I like the two tracks where she shares/cedes vocals, too.
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December 2, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
1. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it From Here... 2. The Avalanches - Wildflower (not on the TOP 50, SG?!?!?) 3. Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book 4. Beyonce - Lemonade 5. Anderon Paak - Malibu 6. David Bowie - Blackstar 7. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide... 8. Mitski - Puberty 2 9. Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like a Levy 10. Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression RU that will get little-to-no love here: Jim James - Eternally Even Banks & Steelz - Anything But Words Tedeschi-Trucks Band - Let Me Get By
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
We all are supposed to already know this? Hell, I don't even know what PC Music is.
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November 23, 2016 on Charli XCX – “After The Afterparty (Danny L Harle Remix)”
Can't wait to check this and the Jim James!
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November 2, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Saba Bucket List Project
yeah I need to get it when I get home today, but I kind of was thinking it'd be a good one. The first solo came out in the midst of a kind of mediocre time for the Jacket as recording artists - Evil urges & Circuital have great stuff but aren't consistent enough to rank as classics, and I think that same mediocre muse showed on Regions of Light..... This one is coming off a straight-fire MMJ album, their best in a decade, so I was hoping he'd still have his finger on that pulse. Can't wait.
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November 2, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Saba Bucket List Project
Booooo Drake, like usual. Go away for a while, guy.
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October 28, 2016 on Kid Cudi To Drake: “Say It To Face, Pussy”
"Gold" seems a bit liberal for The Love Movement.
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October 28, 2016 on New A Tribe Called Quest Album Coming In 2 Weeks
So it's not a Billy Corgan diss track? Shucks.
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October 13, 2016 on Slothrust – “Rotten Pumpkin”
Needs more Jar of Flies - at very least "I Stay Away", which to me is probably their high water mark (as is the whole EP). If I had to pick only one from Unplugged, which is my other favorite in their catalog, I'd have gone for "Got Me Wrong", though maybe that's the cliche pick from there, not sure. I liked them a lot more as an angsty teen, but I still enjoy hearing less-played songs on the radio and giving the aforementioned two releases a spin once and a while. I feel like "Best of the Box" or whatever is a really good single-disk compilation, too.
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October 6, 2016 on The 10 Best Alice In Chains Songs
Well he referenced the right SP albums...too bad it kind of sounded more like he was describing MCIS rockers. Not that I've liked anything he's done since Zwan.
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September 11, 2016 on Billy Corgan Talks Rick Rubin-Produced Solo Album, Smashing Pumpkins Reunion
The Beasties slam was WAY offbase - if they ran out of exciting new ideas it was AFTER Hello Nasty, not on it! Hello Nasty sounds like them incorporating the electronic sounds of the rave scene and is absolutely a unique piece of hip hop. Great little left turns sprinkled throughout.
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September 10, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: M.I.A. AIM
Binaural & S/T are both excellent. Riot Act is a much dicier proposition for me.
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August 27, 2016 on No Code Turns 20
Fantastic writeup for an album that took a while for me to fully love, and still isn't my favorite, but is definitely way up there (and ahead of Ten). Nice work, and I'm glad "Off He Goes" got a paragraph.
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August 27, 2016 on No Code Turns 20