Comments from Chris DeVille

"Green Light" didn't drop until 2 p.m. Thursday, which is ideally when this column would be ready to go online! And also Ed Sheeran is the biggest male pop star in the world, so I basically have to address him.
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March 3, 2017 on Ed Sheeran Is The King Of Pop
It's a viable contender too tbh.
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March 2, 2017 on Ed Sheeran Is The King Of Pop
I think for network talk shows a new season still begins every fall. For cable, Netflix, etc. all bets are off.
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March 1, 2017 on Watch Alicia Keys Impersonate Adele, Gwen Stefani, Janis Joplin On The Tonight Show
We got plenty of love for Lana around these parts, but I still only barely see her as a part of the universe this column covers, "Summertime Sadness" be damned. Though if any song is going to get her another foothold in that universe, "Love" is it.
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February 23, 2017 on “Bad” Girl Made Good: Camila Cabello Is Gonna Be A Superstar
I still consider it to be great! The rest of his material of that ilk does not hold up, and that somewhat taints Benji by association, but I revisited it this morning, and it remains staggeringly good.
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February 21, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Sun Kil Moon Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood
Nope: http://www.stereogum.com/1875243/remembering-kool-keiths-unlikely-major-label-phase/franchises/weird-90s/
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February 21, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Sun Kil Moon Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood
You know, you'd think that would come up when you Google "Superchunk everything at once." Anyway, correcting now, thanks!
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February 16, 2017 on Superchunk – “Everything At Once (Acoustic)”
This one deserves the Jet treatment, honestly
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February 15, 2017 on Michigan GOP Considering Kid Rock As Senate Candidate
Just grab the embed code from the pulldown menu on the tweet
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February 12, 2017 on Grammys 2017: Watch A Tribe Called Quest & Anderson .Paak Call Out The President In Powerful Performance
This is a smart observation
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February 12, 2017 on Grammys 2017: Comment Party & Meme Pool
mahlor, you might win some but you just lost one
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February 12, 2017 on Grammys 2017: Chance The Rapper Wins Best New Artist
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February 12, 2017 on Grammys 2017: Winners List
Don't even act like your children won't be singing "Hello" at karaoke night.
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February 9, 2017 on There’s Only One Way To Find Out If The Grammys Will Suck Again This Year
The semi-definitive ranking, off the top of my head without revisiting the album: 1. "Hard To Explain" 2. "Someday" 3. "New York City Cops" 4. "Take It Or Leave It" 5. "The Modern Age" 6. "Barely Legal" 7. "Trying Your Luck" 8. "Soma" 9. "Is This It" 10. "Last Nite" 11. "Alone, Together"
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February 7, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Sinkane Life & Livin’ It
That's my main objection to this particular screed. It really only applies to people who have (1) chosen to put their trust in Jesus Christ for salvation and (2) chosen to follow Jesus Christ as a lifestyle (two separate decisions, theologically speaking, or else you go back to salvation by works). As it applies to such people ("walking Christians," they might call themselves in contemporary Christian parlance), Sufjan's piece here is right on. The commands of Christ don't really apply to someone who is not following Christ, though.
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February 6, 2017 on Sufjan Weighs In On Religion And Politics Again: “God Has No Political Boundary”
I mean, Keep It Like A Secret is SOOOO dope. The highs are arguably higher. That opening three-song blast is fucking untouchable, as is the closing three-song blast. But it has a couple weaker tracks in the middle that keep it from being a perfect album. There was a time in my life (college) when I liked There's Nothing Wrong With Love the best, but that seems like a silly position in retrospect. Too many whiny flimsy twee tracks that don't measure up to the highlights.
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January 27, 2017 on Perfect From Now On Turns 20
It would be nice if the first comment under this deeply moving song wasn't so cynical.
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January 25, 2017 on Mount Eerie – “Real Death”
To be fair, Twenty One Pilots are the most popular rock band in the world.
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January 23, 2017 on Sasquatch! 2017 Lineup
No, but he's released songs as a solo artist, like this gem from December of '14.
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January 19, 2017 on Q&A: Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson Talks New Solo Project Dams Of The West
We opted not to report it, but yeah, so heavy.
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January 17, 2017 on Radiohead Announce 2017 US Tour Dates
Hopefully they'll play the Northeast and Midwest later this year, but I might have to make arrangements for Atlanta or Kansas City just in case they don't.
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January 17, 2017 on Radiohead Announce 2017 US Tour Dates
I voted for Slowdive!
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January 13, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Those rankings are determined by the writer and the writer alone! And that list ran before I was on staff anyway. I would need to go back and do some listening to rank the albums, but I really love A Series Of Sneaks. If you'll excuse me once again using a Radiohead comparison, ASOS is like The Bends: It's full of great songs, and it represents a point in time before the band settled into what would become their signature sound. Also, I'm just busting your balls.
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January 10, 2017 on New Spoon Album Hot Thoughts Out 3/17
Whoa whoa whoa black sheep boy, no real Spoon fan would rank A Series Of Sneaks that low
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January 10, 2017 on New Spoon Album Hot Thoughts Out 3/17
Despite Bono's messianic tendencies, I didn't get the sense that they believe their music will save the day, just that they're worried about the new album sounding embarrassingly out of touch. Kinda like Metallica's new album post-election, as our own Michael Nelson discussed here.
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January 9, 2017 on U2 Postpone New Album To Better Address Trump Presidency
Close! It's "Doing It Wrong," sampled on the vinyl-only bonus track "Naive." So, same album at least.
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January 6, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: The xx I See You
You should just listen to the four songs James included at the bottom that were inescapable at the time of release
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January 5, 2017 on Michelle Branch Releasing Comeback Album Co-Written By Patrick Carney
I think that's probably right. One survey shows that age 33 is when people generally stop paying attention to new music, so it makes sense that interest would start to wane around age 30 followed by a few years of ambivalent listening. On the other hand, your friends' disinterest might be attributable to 2016 being such a wack year for pop. Always appreciate your insights!
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January 5, 2017 on The 2017 State Of Pop Address
As the person who wrote our original album rankings, I have some revisions. The original list was before Yeezus and The Life Of Pablo, and it included Cruel Summer (which seems unwise in retrospect, but it was his newest release at the time and those singles go). 1. MBDTF 2. Late Registration 3. Yeezus 4. The College Dropout 5. Graduation 6. Watch The Throne 7. The Life Of Pablo 8. 808s & Heartbreak
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January 5, 2017 on Chance The Rapper Ranks Kanye West’s Albums Best To Worst
Every time I think that, he gets bigger!
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January 5, 2017 on The 2017 State Of Pop Address
Thanks, Ebony Tusks, for responding to what I actually wrote.
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December 26, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Run The Jewels RTJ3
Agreed, dude should just accept the friend request. I was immediately suspicious.
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December 19, 2016 on In A Tumultuous 2016, Sampled Music Showed History Repeating
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