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nostalgia is just nihilism thru rose coloured glasses.
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December 11, 2018 on Nostalgia And The Shape Of Mainstream Rock To Come
"He thinks he's suave You're not suave 'cause you watched Get Carter You are a catalogue, plastic Sinatra A tryhard, you should've tried harder" every line is more hilarious than the one that came before it. And that riff! And that time switch into the chorus! and that chorus itself!
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December 11, 2018 on Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018
1. Parquet Courts -"Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience" 2. Yves Tumor - "Economy of Freedom" 3. Amen Dunes "Believe" 4. DJ Koze - "This Is My Rock" 5. Iceage - "Catch It" 6. Earl - "December 24" 7. Efrim Menuck - "Lamb in the Land of Payday Loans" 8. The Field - "Hear Your Voice" 9. Nils Frahm- "All Melody/#2" 10. Beach House - "Lemon Glow" 11. IDLES - "Never Fight a Man with a Perm" 12. Kelsey Lu -"Shades of Blue" 13. Deafheaven - "You Without End" 14. Snail Mail - "Pristine" 15. Kids See Ghosts - "Kids See Ghosts" 16. A.A.L. - "I Never Dream" 17. Jon Hopkins - "Everything Connected" 18. Jessica Moss - "Particles" 19. Travis Scott - "Sicko Mode" 20. Thom Yorke - "Volk"
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December 11, 2018 on Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018
+1 for "Never Fight a Man With a Perm", an absolute fucking jam.
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December 11, 2018 on Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018
Yeah it got totally glossed over it seems! "Hear Your Voice" is one of my favorite tracks from him ever, and I think the whole thing is consistently great, even if it doesn't always reach the wild highs of some of his best stuff.
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December 10, 2018 on The 10 Best Electronic Albums Of 2018
I'd also recommend a compilation of his earlier stuff called "Works" which is probably my most listened to electronic records of the past few years. It's truly phenomenal.
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December 10, 2018 on The 10 Best Electronic Albums Of 2018
Abul Mogard's "Above All Dreams" is also a really great and oceanic/meditative/sweeping record that I listened to a lot while writing and reading this year, and worth checking out if you haven't heard of him before.
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December 10, 2018 on The 10 Best Electronic Albums Of 2018
Ps. sorry if this counts as piggybacking, not thee intent!
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December 10, 2018 on The 10 Best Electronic Albums Of 2018
I love AAL, but I think that Nymphs (even tho it isn't officially an album) is to me his best work to date. I think it touches on all of the things he does incredibly well, and shows so much restraint while at the same time incorporating some massive moments. But the dude doesn't have a bad album or release to my knowledge, so I think it's all fair game in the end. My personal Top 10 would be: 1. Yves Tumour 2. DJ Koze 3. A.A.L. 4. Nils Frahm (I'm counting it.) 5. Tim Hecker 6. Jon Hopkins 7. Sophie 8. Forest Swords (also counting his fucking incredible DJ Kicks, pls check it out if you haven't) 9. The Field 10. Skee Mask
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December 10, 2018 on The 10 Best Electronic Albums Of 2018
The hardest part about dating fka twigs must be the fact that you likely won't be able to play her album whilst in the sack, which is surely a huge detractor, but props on my dude Shia for making it work.
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December 10, 2018 on The 2018 Music Power Couples Power Rankings
I like the disjunction between this take and then the one above that seems to authoritatively assert that KSG has no place in any conversation regarding AOTY lists. I'll take you at this one, as that album fucking goes.
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December 7, 2018 on The 10 Best Rap Albums Of 2018
This is the correct list.
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December 7, 2018 on The 10 Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Here for the Idles love. Best live band in the world right now and are criminally underrated.
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December 6, 2018 on The Gummy Awards: Vote For The Best Music Of 2018
It's literally the same thing that happened with that that beautifully aging masterpiece "Crack-Up" last listmas!
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December 4, 2018 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2018
Yes and no? I mean it does have a lot in common thematically, but maybe less so in terms of the actual sonics of the record. It is likely the darkest thing that has come out of the Godspeed camp, which is saying something, and I do think it has some of Efrim's best songwriting to date on it, regardless of the project.
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December 4, 2018 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2018
Woah I'm way late to the party on this one, but here goes anyways: 1. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake! 2. Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs 3. Amen Dunes - Freedom 4. Iceage - Beyondless 5.Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt 6. Nils Frahm - All Melody 7. IDLES - Joy as an Act of Resistance 8. Tirzah - Devotion 9. Jessica Moss - Entanglement 10. FRIGS - Basic Behaviour 11. Tim Hecker - Konoyo 12. Efrim Manuel Menuck -Pissing Stars 13. Beach House - 7 14. Yves Tumour - Safe in the Hands of Love 15. DJ Koze - Knock Knock
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December 4, 2018 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2018
Talking Heads have always been my favorite group from the clock-rock subgenre
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December 3, 2018 on The 1975’s “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)” Video Is A Surreal Stop Making Sense Tribute
Still loving and listening to Freedom on the regular, but damn I was concerned at first when I saw this headline, but was very pleased and relieved to know that not only more music might be coming soon, but that the mans has 4 more albums planned!
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December 3, 2018 on The End And Beginning Of Amen Dunes
I've barely left this album since it came out Friday and I like it more and more with each spin. The length is really deceptive on this thing as I feel like how dense and insular it can be really adds a depth to it that gives the album a more serious gravitas then a quick look at the run-time could ever signify. In that Vulture feature (which really is a must read if you like Earl/this album) he talks a ton about the idea of brevity in his approach to making music, and I think he really fucking nails it, and it often reminds me of things like haikus or koans in its ability to evoke something so much larger than what could ever be expressed in whats actually presented in terms of text. Love the texture of the whole thing and how looped all the beats are, and I think we really need to talk more about Earl's talent as a producer. I think Peanut -> Riot! is an absolutely incredible ending to this, with the feverish haze of the former that cuts abruptly at the mention of Earl's uncle who he proceeds to so joyfully sample on Riot!, which kind of reads like some sort of closure or like an opening that he's allowed himself to arrive at after all that came before it. I hadn't settled on my own AOTY before this came out, but it might just take that place.
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December 3, 2018 on Premature Evaluation: Earl Sweatshirt Some Rap Songs
On the packaging it would certainly say "TAKE A LOOK AT THESE HANDS!" as a selling point.
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December 3, 2018 on The 1975’s “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)” Video Is A Surreal Stop Making Sense Tribute
I'd argue the best rap album in terms of narrative and vibe came out last Friday, easily. Travis Scott does vibe as well as anyone else in hip-hop today, but dude has absolutely nil in terms of narrative.
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December 3, 2018 on Travis Scott Has The #1 Album And Single In America This Week
I'll ride for the Killers in the same way I did Kings of Leon; they're mostly a boring and conservative sounding band , but they have some absolutely massive tunes that are undeniably brilliant. This is for sure one of them.
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December 2, 2018 on Watch Boygenius Cover The Killers In LA
Also I generally find the “will wait to see how it fits within the context of the album” response to new tracks kind of annoying for whatever reason, but fuck if Nowhere2Go doesn’t sounds like a completely different track on this, in the context of its on world. I wasn’t sold on it for the first few listens but when I first heard it here it sounded like a certified classic.
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November 30, 2018 on Stream Earl Sweatshirt’s New Album Some Rap Songs
Yeah I think that is true for the most part, but then at the same time Thugger, for example, raps over very produced beats and for the first while I had no idea what he was saying so much of the time. It could be a language thing for sure, and it could also be informed by how much/little you listen to hip-hop as well. I more or less got everything Earl was saying immediately, but I'm an anglophone and listen to a fair amount of rap, especially stuff that's more in this style of delivery (dense, verbose, complex internal rhyme schemes) so my ear is also likely more conditioned to following that sort of thing than someone less familiar.
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November 30, 2018 on Stream Earl Sweatshirt’s New Album Some Rap Songs
For sure, those are some of the exact references that I was thinking about! But I think Earl does such a good job at not just trying to recreate those sounds and instead filtering them through his own world to really incredible and admirable results. To me I think it's a really special thing when someone's art can remind you vividly of some canon shit, but that you would never mistake it for such. Like listening to this I immediately think of Doom, Madlib, of Flylo and of Blu & Exile, but there's no way I'm mistaking this album for any of those things as it has such a distinct and focused voice of its own.
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November 30, 2018 on Stream Earl Sweatshirt’s New Album Some Rap Songs