Sir Blackdove24, XXIV: The Voyage Home

Comments from Sir Blackdove24, XXIV: The Voyage Home

True! IIRC none of them had bits of the other songs in them, so I wasn't sure if maybe this was just a random outro or something. Speaking of treasures from the self-titled album, at some point I found the acapella from "Coconut" just floating around online. Ugh, SO. GOOD. I might like this version more than the album version. https://youtu.be/7WivPqZ2EKI
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October 20, 2017 on Fever Ray – “To The Moon And Back” Video
When you put it that way, it doesn't sound so bad... Well, at least "Selfish Love" and "Midnight" added some pep to my morning commute today.
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October 20, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I don't give a damn about Taylor Swift's Reputation. But you do you, Scott. I'm also finding that I don't care for the type of songs that Jessie Ware seems more and more interested in doing, which is too bad, because I really liked Devotion (admittedly, Dave Okumu's production on the more electronic songs was a strong part of that, but still).
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October 20, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
...that bit at the end, what the HELL? I'm really hoping that's a tease of another song.
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October 19, 2017 on Fever Ray – “To The Moon And Back” Video
It wasn't exactly the same thing as what thisisbagley is describing. It was less of a movie site and much more of a silly internet videos/"web junk" site, with some TV show recaps and bad movie posts.
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October 16, 2017 on Björk Shares Story Of Sexual Harassment By “Danish Director”
Seriously. And here all these years I thought she decided she hated acting due to deciding to utilize method acting in such a crushingly depressing movie. :/
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October 16, 2017 on Björk Shares Story Of Sexual Harassment By “Danish Director”
...ok, guess I'm the only one who remembers that Sgum article...
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October 4, 2017 on Oracular Spectacular Turns 10
I hope this means that soon we're going to see an anniversary piece for that Craigslist ad MGMT put up looking for girls who could "dance for real" for one of their music videos.
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October 3, 2017 on Oracular Spectacular Turns 10
I think part of it is just that there's a kind of dopey quality to him. I was grooving on some of their songs back in the In Ghost Colours days, eventually wound up watching one or two of their music videos, and I remember thinking that the lead singer was such a dope. It wound up kind of ruining the music for me. Maybe that's a strange reaction, since I don't feel like that's something I would hate on someone for IRL, but I guess it's the dopiness in conjunction with this kind of blandness that rubbed me the wrong way?
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September 23, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Eagerly awaited by moms, record execs, and people getting tired of just using rain sounds to get to sleep.
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September 22, 2017 on Sam Smith, JAY-Z, Pink Announced As SNL Season 43 Musical Guests
...how sure are we that Sam Smith's new album is eagerly awaited?
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September 21, 2017 on Sam Smith, JAY-Z, Pink Announced As SNL Season 43 Musical Guests
In all fairness, if he got all those marbles out of his mouth, drank some caffeine 30-60 minutes before hitting record on those vocals takes, and gave his cheeks a few slaps to get the vague emo whineyness out, he'd probably be a fairly decent singer.
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September 20, 2017 on What Have Vampire Weekend Been Up To Since Modern Vampires Of The City?
They really messed up the booking here. Should have been The National at the liquor store. https://i.imgur.com/MvSYGLz.gif
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September 20, 2017 on Watch The National, Hot Chip, Jessie Ware, & More Play House Shows For Charity
Huh. I think They Blow should be the name of my imaginary band now.
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September 19, 2017 on Album Of The Week: The Blow Brand New Abyss
Interesting, on first viewing that scene was to me more of a continuation of the violence, tension, and WTFness of the previous scene, even if it was still jarring. Lynch kept enough curveballs coming from scene to scene that I don't think I would've tried to predict what was next. But that was, for a time at least, clearly the best Roadhouse scene. It eventually got some serious contenders.
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September 18, 2017 on David Lynch Rejected A Nine Inch Nails Song For Not Being “Aggressive And Ugly” Enough For Twin Peaks
Also, her vocals in Pictureplane's "Trancegender" give me LIFE.
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September 5, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Zola Jesus Okovi
Yeah, same, she always seemed like someone I would like more than I do, and it even took me a while to get into the songs of hers that I do like. That being said, I do think Taiga was a good album as a whole, and a bit underrated. I'm really ready for this album, especially after "Soak."
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September 5, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Zola Jesus Okovi
In all fairness, Tom did at least mention the album the week it was originally supposed to come out... he just didn't amend his intel. After hearing "Reincarnation" and "Undercover" I wasn't sure how much the new album would be my cup of tea, but it's got some left turns. It does feel really sparse, and I couldn't help but compare it to Feist's Pleasure, given the superficial similarity of the back-to-basics, minimalist approach. It feels vastly less meaty than Pleasure, but this feels like an unfair comparison, as they strike me as two very different albums.
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September 5, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Zola Jesus Okovi
So Jarvis is just doing a half assed Venus De Milo impression in this photo, right? Or did I miss something?
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September 3, 2017 on Jarvis Cocker, Richard Ashcroft, Marcus Mumford, & More Play Charity Soccer To Benefit Grenfell Tower Fire Survivors
It's that damn Air.TV thing. The one that gets even more hate around here than Macklemore in one of Tom's posts.
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September 1, 2017 on The 10 Best Queens Of The Stone Age Songs
Well shit. How're we gonna know now which is better, rap or music?
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August 30, 2017 on St. Vincent Covers The Beatles In New Tiffany Commercial
(I felt the need to comment since we're only allowed one upvote.)
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August 24, 2017 on Lady Gaga Announces Five Foot Two Documentary
That all being said, early MIA is still fucking killer, and I have lots of fond memories around this album, and how insanely hyped up for it I was, both from how much I loved Arular and from how insanely great those songs she was putting up on MySpace were. (I will probably always stan for "Bird Flu," that demo version of "XR2," and "Boyz.") Plus, I'll always associate "Boyz" with the first actual Pride parade I went to. And this all reminds me that I'm probably overdue to sing along about how MIA is coming back with powa, powa while blasting this in my car...
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August 18, 2017 on Kala Turns 10
Yeah, I've always found MIA to be a fascinating figure, but finding out more about her flaws hasn't exactly made her more near and dear to my heart. As far as Kala is concerned, probably the most disappointing thing for me was finding out a while later that "Mango Pickle Down River" is basically Wilcannia Mob's 2002 track "Down River," just lightly remixed with a little re-recording. http://www.whosampled.com/sample/8082/M.I.A.-Wilcannia-Mob-Mango-Pickle-Down-River-Wilcannia-Mob-Down-River/ She still credited Wilcannia Mob and the producer, but it still seems sketch to me to pass it off as a song she did with them, rather than their song that she took and just recorded two verses on. (Maybe this was more clear in the liner notes and I just missed it at the time? Though this is the sort of thing I tend to pay attention to.)
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August 18, 2017 on Kala Turns 10
Kinda? It looks like some Bluetooth devices send an autoplay signal to Android phones, and not all of the devices give you the option to disable that. Though this wouldn't necessarily result in the first song in your local music library playing. According to a quick Google Search at least. My car isn't fancy enough to have Bluetooth or controls for my phone.
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August 16, 2017 on That Silent “A a a a a Very Good Song” Track Is Still Climbing The iTunes Chart
It was a joke. ;) I'm pretty sure that all of The Knife's career was the experimental phase.
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August 13, 2017 on The Knife Share Another Weird Teaser Video