Comments from wordcore

I think a lot of it had to do with people starting to become suspicious of this indie wave and hipsters. It's commonplace now to rag on hipsters but I remember reading people talking about Sufjan like, "this guy's wimpy music and fake name are obnoxious." It also came out the same year as Late Registration, which it beat on Pitchfork's "Best of 2005" list, and I think that rubbed some people the wrong way.
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July 3, 2015 on Illinois Turns 10
The lighting in this is beautiful. I think this is one of the best videos I've seen in the last few years.
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June 30, 2015 on Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” Video
RIP Kendrick's Career without the support of the Fox News base or powerful tastemakers like Geraldo he's not going to last long in the industry
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June 30, 2015 on You’ll Never Guess What Fox News Thinks Of Kendrick Lamar
They should say screw iTunes, it's no longer the monolith it used to be. Amazon Music was a far better store.
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June 18, 2015 on No, 1989 Won’t Be On Apple Music
It was a bit of a political clusterfuck in LA. Also they tried to headline with John Mayer and Imagine Dragons and no one was buying it.
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June 4, 2015 on Made In America Festival Coming To NYC, Not Returning To L.A.
migos is better than the beatles
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May 27, 2015 on Watch A 10-Year-Old Tinashe Sing “The Times They Are A-Changin'” To Bob Dylan
lol (puts down the lighter fluid and effigy)
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May 20, 2015 on Marina Abramović Is Very Pissed At Jay Z
I remember when one of Tidal's selling points was playlists curated from artists. Then Jay-Z put out his first playlist of 12 songs and guess what! He likes all the same artists blogs like. Thanks for the expertise and deep cuts!
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May 20, 2015 on Spotify Expands Into Video, News, Fitness, Playlist Curation
The fact that it comes from a (trusted and credible) music writer that works with him, vouching for a history of under-the-radar work, makes it seem less likely that this particular act is a PR stunt. And I know the article you're talking about, it's Cord Jefferson on Gawker from around the time of Watch the Thrones and the point was more that if Jay-Z and Kanye want to be the inspirational figures they claim to be, they have to do more than just exist as rich black men in the public eye. I'm not saying his charities work out well or that he's even particularly good at managing them. But to say that he's solely interested in building up only his own wealth is a cynical reading when it's far more likely he's just incompetent at it.
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May 20, 2015 on Marina Abramović Is Very Pissed At Jay Z
Just because you don't hear about it doesn't mean he's not involved in other things: http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/24779/1/jay-z-beyonce-baltimore-ferguson-protest-money-bail-police
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May 19, 2015 on Marina Abramović Is Very Pissed At Jay Z
This looks like a bad film and an even worse use of the Jem property but I also feel silly about complaining about "being authentic to the Jem canon" shit is this what it sounds like to other people when I talk about Batman
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May 13, 2015 on Watch A Trailer For The Live-Action Jem And The Holograms Video
I still want a new Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton-ish album.
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May 11, 2015 on Metric – “The Shade”
There are DRUGS at BURNING MAN!?
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May 6, 2015 on These Are The Reportedly The Most Popular Drugs At Each Music Festival
I think he's going to change the album art too, since it doesn't really fit as well as "So Help Me God." Which is a shame, because I kinda liked the simplicity.
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May 4, 2015 on Kanye West Changes New Album Title To SWISH
people who feel they are being bullied/disallowed/silenced because they have a taste contrary to critical consensus are lame just have your opinion and stick to it, that feeling of tension and outsiderness is the whole point of going against the grain
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May 1, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Thinks No One Is Allowed To Criticize Kanye West
Well at least we know what this song is going to sound like when he's doing nostalgia tours in 2039
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April 30, 2015 on Scott Weiland Gives Tragic Performance Of Stone Temple Pilots’ “Vasoline” In Texas
"Don't care about what other people think" is great advice for, like, young women finding themselves. It's a total dick move when you're the leader of a global super power, though. It's like applying "take control of your own destiny!" to Vladimir Putin
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April 21, 2015 on Madonna’s Still Pissing Off Fans On Instagram
Yeah I dunno if that was worth even the fake e-mail
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April 20, 2015 on Ryan Adams – “Come Pick Me Up” (Alternate Take) & “When The Rope Gets Tight”