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It would be a fair complaint but saying she has "a genre-jumping aughts infatuation to rival Rina Sawayama" is not really the same as calling them rivals full stop.
Chris nailed this one. Slayyyter is a case study in how quickly a transgressive aesthetic can become its own kind of tedious. It's a funny experience listening to queer futurist raunch pop and finding it sort of pedestrian and also kind of pandering (like it was written by an algorithm trained on gay Twitter) but here we are.
I think the strengths you note in your blurb are real. Lorde is good at what she does and even if she has picked a questionable aesthetic direction, she's not going to put out a single that gives you nothing to like. I mostly like it, and there are some little touches in the lyrics that I love, so my reaction is less "its bad" then "why is Lorde doing this?" I definitely agree about hoping she will complicate or subvert this aesthetic in some way with the next single.
Did anyone else have an ungodly mash-up of "Solar Power," "Loaded," "Freedom 90," and "South Side" looping in their head all weekend? Thanks, Lorde discourse!
Why would they choose not to cover this? It's a cool project for her to be involved in, but even if you don't care about that, there's also a new song in the trailer.
Bjork's pop songs are daunting enough to cover, but its a rare treat to hear someone take on her 21st century output. This is really really good though. Really captures the original's spirit of joyous resistance.
It's a double edged sword. Because you can say the band is being judged against their peak material and its a no-win proposition. But conversely, would we even bother with these bands if they had never put out their absolute classics? That's the source of emotional investment that keeps people going back to the late period work, which on its own merits might be perfectly good but is "perfectly good" what we look for when we listen to music?
The best Sleater-Kinney album doesn't have Corin on it? Bad take.
Note that neither of the two tracks that cracked 100 comments this week made the cut.
I don't really know what to make of this album. TCWH was a mess, but I believed that Carrie and Corin believed wholeheartedly in that mess - obviously they believed enough in it to part ways with Janet over it. This is the first time I've ever heard a Sleater-Kinney album that doesn't seem to care if you care about it. Even the songs I enjoy (and there are a good handful) are not *gripping* in the way that you want Sleater-Kinney to be gripping. I think I would slap someone if they turned off any song from Dig Me Out or One Beat or The Woods or No Cities before it delivered the climax. Most of these songs seem to get bored of themselves before they get there.
Speaking of white guys whose whole thing is doing black music...
While we're on the subject, George Michael also did not invent gospel.
Screamadelica stands with Exile on Main St. and Blue Lines in the pantheon of great British appropriations of black music. But it's kind of ironic that self-appointed originality police think Primal Scream invented any of that shit. Go listen to Club Classics I if you haven't heard it!
I think this comment violates some part of the Geneva Convention
It’s true and also the new Billie Eilish does too. Did someone decide this was going to be the vibe for 2021? If it’s this for pop and emo and jazz for indie I will be going back into lockdown thanks
He’s humbled because Deafheaven shit the bed this week
Indeed its no “Green Light” but I think it’s good. Also keep in mind that 90% of Stereogum commenters HATED “Green Light” when it dropped. They were wrong.
Fuck I meant Bongo
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