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I think we tried this vibe with Birdy and I wouldn't say it exactly worked. Though her Postal Service cover is a major guilty pleasure for me.
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March 21, 2019 on These Two Little Girls Sang The Hell Out Of Radiohead’s “Creep” On The German Version Of The Voice Kids
Literally every day some idiot on Twitter or Facebook says they're gonna pour the T on MJ's accusers and they always pour out these same easily refutable lies instead. When you consider that people who have never met him express this cult like adoration and feel like they must personally defend him, it gives you an idea of the number he could do on people who were under his immediate influence. It makes sense that his estate does this stuff because they have buckets of money on the line. The rest though, yikes, get a better fucking hobby.
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March 14, 2019 on Surveillance Video From 1989 Confirms Michael Jackson Took James Safechuck Jewelry Shopping
These people apparently think that Michael Jackson, an adult man, liked to sleep with unrelated boys but only in an a normal, healthy, appropriate way. Because that’s a thing.
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March 14, 2019 on Surveillance Video From 1989 Confirms Michael Jackson Took James Safechuck Jewelry Shopping
Adult life and JRPGs really are not compatible, sad to say. I got about 30 hours into P5 which means the main plot is vaaaguely starting to take shape. Mind this was like a year and a half ago. I still game but my tastes have definitely shifted toward titles that are more rewarding to play in small doses.
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March 12, 2019 on Album Of The Week: CHAI PUNK
Guys I can’t even really process seeing Robyn last night but I just had to say something about the immaculate DJ sets that Kindness did between acts. I was there for every song he played, literally all of them, but I went mental in the first one for Lizzo - Juice into Bjork - Big Time Sensuality and then,during his second set, holy shit, Björk - Undo into Nelly Furtado - Say It Right (her best song, period) and then he starts splicing in bits of Kanye - Fade ... like this mix was precision calibrated to send me into orbit. Chanel Tres was also a blast, way more of a showman than I would have guessed from the songs I’d heard. Not that any of this came close to matching any moment of Robyn’s set, but again, still no words to do justice to that. The whole night was awesome, easily one of the 3 best shows I’ve ever been to.
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March 12, 2019 on Album Of The Week: CHAI PUNK
Thanks for the heads up. Forgot Sub-Pop likes to do that and there is no album I'm more excited about hearing right now.
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March 11, 2019 on Watch Weyes Blood Perform New Song “Something To Believe” At Midwinter
For the record I don't have anything for or against de Blasio, not being a New Yorker, but I do have something against the delusion that seemingly every NYC Mayor has about Americans wanting them to be President.
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March 11, 2019 on NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Criticized For Flapping Arms To R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”
No, remaining seated absolutely would have been the better move. An even better move would have been if he wasn't there in the first place, because he doesn't need to be in South Carolina, because he is never going to be President.
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March 11, 2019 on NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Criticized For Flapping Arms To R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”
I think it was a good line and based on the crowd reaction it hit a nerve. There are a lot of (white) people getting extremely self-righteous about the need to immediately and permanently blacklist R. Kelly & Michael Jackson, and the fact that there is a not-insignificant number of them who continue to give money and support to an institution that enabled abuse and protected abusers for decades is a hypocrisy that absolutely should be called out.
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March 11, 2019 on Pete Davidson Discusses The R. Kelly & Michael Jackson Documentaries On SNL
It's a gross line but I don't think it detracts all that much from TPAB in itself, which is chock full of questionable lines and bad takes. People misunderstand what TPAB is about, and while for me it is not The Album of the Decade, people who want to embrace it as such need to cut past the myth that was built around the album and really sink into those lyrics. It's not a "woke" album, it's not really a "protest" album. Before "Alright" became a BLM anthem Kendrick was getting called out, for good reason, because he started preaching respectability politics in:re Ferguson. That message is all over the album too - the chorus to "Instutionalized" being the clearest example. I fundamentally buy that music takes on a life beyond its creator as soon as its out in the world, but looking back at 2015 its hard to ignore the disconnect between the album that people wanted/needed and sort of insisted on hearing, and the album Kendrick made. The album he made is a raw, messy, and conflicted airing of one person's thoughts and feelings, it was never supposed to be a banner for people to rally behind. And that doesn't mean you can't point at any given line and justifiably be like "wow, what was that bullshit?" but at the same time it only punctures the album's aura if you projected something on to it that was never there.
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March 11, 2019 on Drake Drops Posthumous Michael Jackson Collaboration From Tour Setlist
While the Killers do a lot of things well, Brandon's lyrics top out at "it works in the context of the song" and bottom out at "yiiiiiiikes"
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March 11, 2019 on Watch Better Oblivion Community Center Cover The Killers’ “Human”
I mean Hunter Thompson said the word "dancer" in an entirely different context (not a question, not involving the word human, AKA none of the things people rag on this line about) so I'm not sure how that makes it better
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March 11, 2019 on Watch Better Oblivion Community Center Cover The Killers’ “Human”
Tonight's the night for me. I've been waiting a damn decade to see this legendary queen live and I am going to go the fuck off on a Monday
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March 11, 2019 on 911: Robyn’s Honey Tour Is Lethal
I'm going to be singing "I've got ham but I'm not a hamster" all day thanks
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March 11, 2019 on Watch Better Oblivion Community Center Cover The Killers’ “Human”
Oh yikes. I just don’t understand how a band with as much crossover potential as Chvrches has to make such bad (and so far not especially popular) music when they want to go populist.
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March 8, 2019 on Marshmello – “Here With Me” (Feat. Chvrches)
It’s such an obvious bite ... shameless
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March 7, 2019 on Sigrid’s Debut Album Will Knock You Out
I can't relisten just yet to confirm, but my feeling is that "Sunflower" is Actively Bad
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March 6, 2019 on Vampire Weekend – “Sunflower” (Feat. Steve Lacy) & “Big Blue”
Two Suns I go back to a lot as well, that might be #3. The fact that Natasha hasn't matched or topped it since has helped it stay in rotation, whereas I listened to Actor non-stop in 2009-2010, but by now I have lots of equally-as-good St. Vincent albums to choose from.
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March 6, 2019 on It’s Blitz! Turns 10
That was the first time I heard Miguel (back when he still used his full name) and it was only after I had been listening to All I Want Is You for months that I connected the dots.
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March 6, 2019 on Blu & Oh No, Indie-Rap Survivors
Maybe he'll be one of those special guests. Nobody could end up crushingly disappointed if we start that rumor.
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March 6, 2019 on Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 Lineup
I can imagine this is going to be a divisive line-up. They really leaned into the pop (and gave the gays everything they wanted .gif). Robyn, Charli, Sky, Haim, Neneh Cherry, and Amber Mark makes for a great bench of pop acts. The Isley Bros thing is kind of a head scratcher but I could see it being fun.
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March 6, 2019 on Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 Lineup
Oh wait this is to blochead isn't it yikes
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March 6, 2019 on It’s Blitz! Turns 10
What did I say that would make you think that?
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March 6, 2019 on It’s Blitz! Turns 10
The 2009 album I've played the most over the years are Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and xx.
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March 6, 2019 on It’s Blitz! Turns 10
They are both classics, IMO, and it's a testament to how good this band was (and maybe will be again?) that they could pull of two totally different records so well. Ultimately, I think they have different strengths and weaknesses. Yeah, the early rawk rampage stuff is fun, but let's be honest, it was also kind of affected and depended on selling you an attitude (adorable liberal arts kids who wanted you to think they just crawled out of a back alley gutter and started playing) as much as it did the music. No shame in that, and it's not like FTT didn't come correct with the tunes when it counted. But songwise I'd say it has more filler than It's Blitz, they just sold the shit out of that filler. This album is the band at their peak as writers and performers, and the bangers are still brash and trashy enough to hold their own against any of FTT's guitar throwdowns.
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March 6, 2019 on It’s Blitz! Turns 10
I saw him open for the Mountain Goats once. Very fun double header.
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March 5, 2019 on Owen Pallett Settles Lawsuit Against Woman Who Accused Him Of Sexual Assault
Love this as a first single. Unusually colorful and upbeat for them.
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March 5, 2019 on The National – “You Had Your Soul With You”
You're not crazy for this, lobster - Solange has sung over Boards of Canada on two different tracks, one of which was released on her second album. Safe to say she's a fan.
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March 4, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Solange When I Get Home
Her last album was a masterpiece, so yeah, even those of us who don't instantly love this album are trying to engage with it in good faith. If you've ever been a fan of any remotely challenging artist, you've had moments where you just couldn't connect with their new work but eventually you got it and in time it seemed insane that you ever didn't get it. I also don't think any of the people who are critiquing the album in this thread are saying it still deserves "5 stars." Actually I haven't seen a 5 star review of it anywhere.
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March 4, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Solange When I Get Home