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I saw that show in Boston! Flaming Lips were amazing with all the furries!
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February 12, 2019 on A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Breaks His Own Record For Lowest Sales For A #1 Album
Ram is the bomb, and Monkberry Moon Delight is as weird as anything the Beatles or John Lennon did. I agree that Paul doesn't get enough credit for his strange detours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrthE_waCV8
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February 6, 2019 on The Number Ones: Paul & Linda McCartney’s “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”
Since we haven't talked about the Bee Gees until now, gotta put in a good word for my favorite weird early Bee Gees song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk3VCrPaL2Y
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February 5, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Bee Gees’ “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
More politics in Stereogum please. Also posts that criticize artists themselves, and not just the obvious ones.
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February 4, 2019 on ICE’s Arrest Of 21 Savage Is An Outrage
Can't believe you don't like the version of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow on Tapestry, it sounds like the 60s ending. When I lived in LA and tried to be a screenwriter, I wrote an unfinished screenplay about the Weathermen and Carole King's version of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow woulda been playing over the end credits had the movie ever gotten made.
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January 31, 2019 on The Number Ones: Carole King’s “It’s Too Late”
Always interesting to see who is still precluded from getting taken seriously in an age of poptimist criticism, and what excuses are cited for not taking them seriously.
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January 23, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Osmonds’ “One Bad Apple”
Kinda reminds me of a MAD Magazine illustration.
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January 18, 2019 on Stream Aesop Rock & Tobacco’s New Album Malibu Ken
i am down with poptimism when it means making rockists acknowledge that other forms of music can be transcendent, but when poptimism asks me to swallow materialism and inequality because to do otherwise would be judgmental is when I get off the train. Yuck. Is there anyone on Stereogum's staff that finds this sort of sentiment objectionable or at the very least, worthy of mockery? A catchy song does not redeem everything.
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January 18, 2019 on Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” Video
I hear what you are saying but the circus riff you hate was probably the main reason this was my favorite Motown song as a kid. I found it when I found my mom's box of old 45s and it just slayed me.
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January 17, 2019 on The Number Ones: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles’ “The Tears Of A Clown”
Need to hear about the last time you heard Cherry Cherry in a random place and your day changed for the better. Did you drop everything and drink some scotch?
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January 17, 2019 on The Number Ones: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles’ “The Tears Of A Clown”
Kinda want to hear more about your relative and their Neil Diamond tribute band. Why did they choose Diamond to make a tribute band for? Where do they play gigs? What makes them successful? Do they play your family parties?
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January 14, 2019 on The Number Ones: Neil Diamond’s “Cracklin’ Rosie”
Would love to listen to this playlist! Can you link to it?
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January 11, 2019 on Knock Knock Turns 20
Hadn't heard that Marmalade song, not my thing, but had to go check if "I See the Rain" made the top 10 but it didn't even chart in the US or UK! One of my favorite psychedelic songs ever, what a crime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCn61DuBrgo
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December 20, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Jackson 5’s “ABC”
Would love to see a Stereogum Ultimate Playlist for reggae, or Nate listing the best Beatles covers.
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December 11, 2018 on The Number Ones: Diana Ross & The Supremes’ “Someday We’ll Be Together”
McDonald's chosen by critics as best restaurant.
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December 10, 2018 on Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism
I love when a number one song isn't premeditated. Seems like no effort was put into making this a hit by the artist, yet it was his only hit and has a pop culture life beyond most songwriters' wildest dreams. I guess now this only happens when a song gets popped into a meme that takes off and people watching the video propel the song to number one, but in that case the song usually feels secondary to the punchline.
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December 7, 2018 on The Number Ones: Steam’s “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”
Phil, please sub in for Tom and write this column for a week, it would be hilarious.
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December 6, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Beatles’ “Come Together”
Type O Negative thought so too... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOAFUbZgSrs
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December 6, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Beatles’ “Come Together”
I find it nuts that when Elvis had his "comeback" special, he was only 33! Growing up and learning about rock music, he sounded like he must have been fifty or something at the time, the way they always made it sound like he had been away for so long. He wasn't a teenager at this point, but he is not all that old either, especially when you consider that, say, Drake is 32 right now.
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December 4, 2018 on The Number Ones: Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds”
I always lump this album together mentally with the Schoolhouse Rock Rocks comp, which was full of alt rock covers too. The Blind Melon version of 3 Is a Magic Number is awesome, and Skee-Lo doing The Tale of Mr. Morton slaps too.
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November 30, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Archies: “Sugar, Sugar”
I think I saw this version of Romeo and Juliet in 8th grade English too (why do they always pick 8th grade to study that play?) and my teacher went so far as to make her own edited VHS version of the movie with the nudity removed.
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November 27, 2018 on The Number Ones: Henry Mancini’s “Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet
Childish Gambino's "This Is America" went to number one earlier this year and arguably zeitgeisty protest music in the way you describe. Maybe that goes a little further than you are talking about hear though. Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is The Love?" is a good Bush-era example, though that song gets pretty specific compared to the Rascals too.
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November 9, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Rascals’ “People Got To Be Free”
I haven't listened to much Imogen Heap since maybe over a decade ago, but I loved Frou Frou's "It's Good to Be In Love" circa Garden State and Imogen's "Daylight Robbery" circa the OC finale, when other songs in this list inspired me to go deeper on her discography.
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November 9, 2018 on The 10 Best Imogen Heap Songs
First time I heard "Girl Watcher" it sounded so familiar, but a little off. Did a little digging and it turns out the game show Wheel of Fortune had a jingle based on it called "I'm a Wheel Watcher" back in the 80s and that is exactly why I felt like I had heard it before.
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November 9, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Rascals’ “People Got To Be Free”
Find it odd that Tom dismissed Bacharach as a whole based on this song. No love for the Dusty Springfield, Isaac Hayes and Dionne Warwick versions of his songs?
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November 6, 2018 on The Number Ones: Herb Alpert’s “This Guy’s In Love With You”
Going Places is amazing. Tijuana Taxi and Spanish Flea are guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wOxVkSb2pc
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November 6, 2018 on The Number Ones: Herb Alpert’s “This Guy’s In Love With You”
Gimme some Reina! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5_sH0MYtus
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November 6, 2018 on The Queen Covers: 8 Worthy Tributes To Freddie Mercury & Co.
Meant to ask you on the Otis Redding thread why San Franciscans hate the city being called "Frisco."
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November 2, 2018 on The Number Ones: Archie Bell & The Drells’ “Tighten Up”