Comments from Tom Breihan

I didn't think it was that good.
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December 20, 2016 on The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016
I didn't think it was that good.
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December 20, 2016 on The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016
new bigbang album is out this week, but apparently t.o.p. has to start his mandatory military service right now, so the group is calling it quits.
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December 16, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
entirely true. also south korea is crawling with boy bands, so yes, that is a competitive title.
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December 16, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Way closer to the former. His music is still great. I'm just extremely pissed off at him right now.
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December 14, 2016 on J. Cole Is Making Comfort-Food Rap, And That’s OK
Yes, if Pinegrove headlined festivals. (I'm maybe the one person on staff here who doesn't like Pinegrove that much.)
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December 14, 2016 on J. Cole Is Making Comfort-Food Rap, And That’s OK
Yeah, I thought it was pretty fun as these things go. Relax, buddy.
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December 14, 2016 on Watch Bruno Mars Do A Delightful Carpool Karaoke With James Corden
It's more of a tonal thing throughout. There's no one moment where the Hindenburg explodes.
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December 8, 2016 on Watch Madonna Do A Ferociously Awkward Carpool Karaoke With James Corden
You know that thing where someone is being nice to you for a reason (I was interviewing him for Urb magazine) but you still get the feeling that, in other circumstances, he would be an absolute dick to you? It was like that.
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November 15, 2016 on Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Bullied By Immortal Technique In High School
I had dinner with Immortal Technique once, and I would frankly be shocked if he was *not* doing shit like this.
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November 15, 2016 on Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Bullied By Immortal Technique In High School
Noname should've been AOTW. I'm pretty sure I didn't have time to process it before writing that week's piece.
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November 1, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Saba Bucket List Project
http://www.villagevoice.com/blogs/dipset-invades-kiddie-pop-extravaganza-6386106
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October 19, 2016 on Justin Bieber Asks Screaming Front-Row Fans To Be Less Obnoxious
I'm glad you guys all realize that I'm being serious all the time. Sometimes people think I'm joking. They are always wrong. Thanks for recognizing.
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October 17, 2016 on Russell Crowe Throws Azealia Banks Out Of His Hotel Party In Bizarre Incident
I think of him more as the chattering-teeth guy.
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October 14, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
BET's media player is really, really screwy, which made putting this together a whole lot of fun.
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October 12, 2016 on The 10 Best BET Cypher Performances Of All Time
I don't believe it. Paul talks about watching Rush Hour over and over on that album, and that seems very particular and specific. I think he was trying to sound like less of a nerd when he got famous. Paul's "Still Tippin'" verse is great, too, and that was also pre-fame.
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October 5, 2016 on Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman’s Rap For Rap’s Sake
Well, no, her publicist set it up. That's the way these things work. It was a very cool experience, tho. Currently fighting the urge to text her about how much I like the album.
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September 30, 2016 on Solange Shares Her Inspirations For A Seat At The Table
They took all those old track reviews off the site, which bums me out a lot. But yeah, Shawty Lo and D4L were popular musicians who were pretty much dismissed critically in their era but who turned out to be important once we heard what so many younger artists took from them. It sucks, but it happens. I try not to sleep on stuff like that, but every critic does it sometimes.
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September 21, 2016 on Young M.A Is A Bully And A Boss
I wrote at least one D4L track review for Pitchfork back in '05.
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September 21, 2016 on Young M.A Is A Bully And A Boss
I appreciate that, but I don't have much to say about it. It's a very good indie rock album, and that's about all I got.
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September 13, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Touché Amoré Stage Four
I reviewed Friday Night Lights for pitchfork. Thought his whole thing was puzzling back then too.
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August 29, 2016 on J. Cole Is One Of Rap’s Biggest Stars. Why?
You don't do something like that unless you're a trained stuntman. But maybe it's supposed to be Frank?
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August 26, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
FINE SORRY I PUT THE TRACKLIST IN THERE, JESUS. I WILL NEVER BOTHER YOU WITH A TRACKLIST AGAIN.
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August 25, 2016 on Chromatics – “Dear Tommy” Video
GLORIOUS Legit contender, for sure. Like, was that theme all this guy ever needed? Did he suffer through a decade of butt-ass TNA themes just because he didn't know what was awaiting him? Nakamura's theme also a masterpiece obv.
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August 24, 2016 on J. Cole Is One Of Rap’s Biggest Stars. Why?
Last 4 albums of the week were Ka, Thee Oh Sees, Dinosaur Jr.*, and Jeremih. I love the shit out of pop music, but I press myself hard to listen to everything and pump up anything exceptional I hear, regardless of genre. It's precisely that fear of missing out on stuff that pushes me to do that. We post a lot of music on this site, but a very large percentage of it is stuff that we're genuinely excited about. There's just a lot of music right now. * I actually think I got a little lazy on Dino Jr. week, partly because I'd never written at length about them post-reunion. Shoulda probably given it to Noname instead.
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August 19, 2016 on ATLiens Turns 20
Hamilton is form-pushing too tho! And it's also clearly the reason why he's on this show. I would bet money that Baz Luhrmann has never heard a clipping, song.
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August 17, 2016 on Over-The-Top Superhero Melodrama The Get Down Gets Early Rap So Wrong And So Right
"Unrealistic" isn't a problem. "Stupid" is a problem.
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August 17, 2016 on Over-The-Top Superhero Melodrama The Get Down Gets Early Rap So Wrong And So Right
Let Corgan Be Corgan. (He is almost certainly not going to come on our show.)
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August 15, 2016 on Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham & Stereogum’s Tom Breihan Launch Wrestling Podcast
It's not online anymore, sadly. It probably sucks tho.
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August 4, 2016 on The Faint – “Skylab1979″
...I don't think so? It's been a long time.
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August 4, 2016 on The Faint – “Skylab1979″
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