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Man, I all the way forgot about "Cheerleader."
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May 13, 2019 on “Old Town Road” Is #1 For The 6th Week, “ME!” Drops To #3
Yeah, I mean...their guitarist is literally the guy who voiced Dash in the first Incredibles movie. And I'm from southwest Ohio, so I know that Miami University is a rich kid magnet. In this specific case with CB, it doesn't super bother me because (at least from what I've read) they've never really positioned themselves as the do-or-die type like say, PUP.
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May 10, 2019 on The Brave Explosions Of Charly Bliss
I forget who it was (might have been Chris), but one of the staff writers here once commented that a byproduct of the current indie class is that even the ostensible bands of the bunch all revolve around one person, so those first few tours where it's them + hired guns to fill out the other instruments can get dicey.
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May 8, 2019 on Just Like Heaven: Thoughts From The Ground At The Blog-Rock Nostalgia Festival
I have this theory that could be wrong, but it's basically that lamentations of "the last indie band" aren't that these bands aren't around, it's that knowing who they are doesn't net you as much cachet now as it did then.
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May 8, 2019 on Just Like Heaven: Thoughts From The Ground At The Blog-Rock Nostalgia Festival
Frack, should be "my gut," not "my guy." I don't even know what that would mean in this context.
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May 6, 2019 on Even Taylor Swift Can’t Knock “Old Town Road” From #1
I think that, fair or not (my guy says not), Taylor would get nailed to the wall for going back to country during the yeehaw era. There's no way she doesn't get accused of being an opportunist.
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May 6, 2019 on Even Taylor Swift Can’t Knock “Old Town Road” From #1
Loving this one! I'm also surprised that "Empath" isn't one of those band names that got swooped up already.
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May 3, 2019 on Stream Empath’s Debut Album Active Listening: Night On Earth
Listen, I'm aware that far more nefarious people have come up with far more nefarious ways to grease the streaming/airplay wheels, but pop stans making fake Starbucks promos for giants like Swift and Gaga (a sect of her fans did a whole #Shallowbucks scam) just bugs the shit out of me.
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May 2, 2019 on The Time Has Come To Discuss Yungblud
Shopping at Target kinda is, though, and in my super limited experience (I bought a baby shower gift once), shopping for baby stuff is irritating regardless of where you're at.
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May 2, 2019 on Offset Wanted In Felony Phone-Smashing, And Everyone Involved Looks Terrible
I don't think it's bad as much as it is dispiriting. It's like the mindlessness of "Shake It Off" without the slick accompaniment paired with the clattering music of "Look What You Made Me Do" minus that song's aggressive (relative) weirdness. It's like a least-enticing mix of both worlds.
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April 26, 2019 on Ugh Taylor What The Hell Are You Doing?
In concept, it does everything it’s supposed to by going for bright and sunny and it has a bunch of vintage Taylor flourishes (“One of these things is not like the othhhers”), but it’s executed like a clumsy, late-era Panic! At the Disco song written for the opening of a Dreamworks movie.
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April 26, 2019 on Taylor Swift – “ME!” (Feat. Brendon Urie) Video
Lyman and being permissive of creeps at Warped Tour, name a more iconic duo.
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April 24, 2019 on Spotify Removes Blood On The Dance Floor’s Music For Violating Prohibited Content Guidelines
Totally fair, thanks for the insight!
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April 23, 2019 on Mac DeMarco Talks Mitski, #MeToo, & More In New Interview
Honest question: I'm sure Mac DeMarco has a rich, fascinating interior life that consists of monotonous travel, focused songwriting, hanging with his friends, and playing show after show that I can't fathom, but like does it seem hard to take him at his word that he's never heard of someone that's around his same festival font size?
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April 23, 2019 on Mac DeMarco Talks Mitski, #MeToo, & More In New Interview
I liked the premiere enough, but yeah S7 was bad. I feel like the show either sandbagged a few seasons ago in an attempt to give Martin time to get everything focused and now they're making up for lost ground, or they just should have done two full seasons for this last pair since they have the story space for it.
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April 18, 2019 on SZA, The Weeknd, & Travis Scott – “Power Is Power”
"...I thought that I was dreamin when you said you loved me"
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April 16, 2019 on Frank Ocean Talks Social Media, Music Biz, & Favorite TV Shows In Gayletter Interview
Haven't gotten to the new one yet, but I tried out BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA (which is basically just the EPs stapled together as an LP) after the Coachella announcement dropped, and it scratched the manufactured pop itch for me during Q1 this year. Most American pop's gone "issa mood, issa vibe," and sometimes you want something that twhacks you in the head like a cinderblock, and I dig that. It's still a pinch surreal to hear a Korean girl use a "[listens to Migos thrice]" triplet flow, though.
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April 11, 2019 on BLACKPINK’s All-Out K-Pop Onslaught Reaches American Shores
That's akin to where I'm at. Even as a VW skeptic--their music rarely moves me one way or another and their entire thing is just not for me--this song's unabashedly gorgeous and I can't wait to hear it on something more than work computer speakers. I just wish that was enough for them, you know? Do we really need to hit it with the meta-freight train of this band making a song called "Unbearably White"?
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April 4, 2019 on Vampire Weekend – “This Life” & “Unbearably White”
I kinda don't love the idea that "Unbearably White" is some 4D chess connection back to the New Republic/Sarah Sahim pieces since namechecking critiques of indie's non-white erasure for the sake of "It is I, an intellectual" meta-commentary from a deeply white band doesn't really feel like a gag as much as it feels like purporting said erasure? More plainly: Berlatsky and Sahim had it right, and VW potentially referencing them for the sake of a meta-meta-"gotcha" feels like re-centering the "whiteness is inherently keyed into 'indie' and maybe we shouldn't do that" conversation on intellectual white dudes, which feels less like a joke and more like everything kinda gross about indie rock culture.
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April 4, 2019 on Vampire Weekend – “This Life” & “Unbearably White”
I'ma make time to get into this one, but my heart is set on PUP and especially Kitty's new album, which I am so excited to hear since both singles have been total bops.
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April 2, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Weyes Blood Titanic Rising
They added a show near me around the same time that they dropped "Scorpion Hill"/"Sibling Rivalry" and it's made me so impossibly happy.
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April 2, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Weyes Blood Titanic Rising
Cool, glad we all agree that this is Taylor's best song.
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March 28, 2019 on Ruston Kelly – “All Too Well” (Taylor Swift Cover)
Yeah, I definitely checked out. I followed along for a while, but after the 5th "I know what I've said and it's coming, you just have to trust me because so much has been going on" IG selfie, I just figured there's no sense in me tailing this closely and I'll know when it comes out.
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March 21, 2019 on Sky Ferreira’s New Single “Downhill Lullaby” Out Next Week
I'm not feelin' it. There was this chill, punch bowl bar in Cincinnati that would get vibes-y jazz bands to play their lower level on Saturday nights, and a few of them did covers where after a minute or two of it just kind of noodling around in the background, you'd be like "Wait, this is that song?" and that felt like the case here.
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March 21, 2019 on Vampire Weekend Cover Post Malone
Hoooo boy, this is gonna be an album cycle, aint it?
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March 20, 2019 on Grimes Talks New Album, Elon Musk, & Killing Off “Grimes” In New Interview
Shaq is really out here grabbing a poster spot before (Sandy) Alex G., sometimes 2019 is magic. This also really ain't a bad line-up. It looks like it understands that a mega-fest like Lolla is, at this point, less about genre restrictions and more about people going for the Music Festival Experience and putting together a ticket with broad appeal.
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March 20, 2019 on Lollapalooza 2019 Lineup
R.I.P. my awful high school band's covers of "Where Is My Mind?" "Island in the Sun," "Hate to Say I Told You So," and the one of "My Own Worst Enemy" that ends with me howling "Woo!" because we didn't fuck it up.
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March 18, 2019 on Myspace Confirms Loss Of 50 Million Songs Uploaded Between 2003 And 2015
You’re right on the Koz comparison. I’m not super familiar with his stuff, but the reviews and everything I’ve read about his most recent material boils down to, “It’s shapeless and rambling and either you follow him where he’s going or you do not, which is the impression I got from this’un. The arrangements are frustrating because they’re occasionally great, but they don’t develop. Something like “Drowning in the Sound” is cool but never really becomes whole and loses momentum where like, “Trout Heart Replica” kept it together. Totally agree on the lyrics. This would be a good album to read.
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March 12, 2019 on Album Of The Week: CHAI PUNK