Comments from dansolo

Julia Holter is about to drop another masterpiece isn’t she
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October 19, 2018 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I was initially disappointed too, but I figure it’s for the best. Could the real Marilyn Manson dildo ever live up to the Marilyn Manson dildo of our imaginations?
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October 19, 2018 on Marilyn Manson Now Available In Dildo Form
It's genius piece of merch when you think about it, because if anyone finds out you're a Marilyn Manson fan, you can redirect to something less embarrassing, like owning an eight inch dildo.
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October 19, 2018 on Marilyn Manson Now Available In Dildo Form
Not to mention, as you said, the new material being great. Bad Witch is so sneakily great after a few listens, to the point where I have some remorse about not catching one of the shows in Boston this weekend. But the tickets are expensive enough that you have to really love NIN, and alas I only really like NIN.
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October 19, 2018 on Trent Reznor Is Doing What Feels Right
Fun read. Knowing that Trent Reznor has become a functioning middle aged family man & industry insider makes me feel weird but also good. I especially loved the detail about not letting his kids listen to his music.
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October 19, 2018 on Trent Reznor Is Doing What Feels Right
Just getting to the end of my first listen & chances are good I'll be letting it loop all morning.
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October 19, 2018 on Empress Of Does What She Wants
Everything about the movie surpassed my expectations but WDYDT is the gift that keeps on giving. She needs to make it s single or at least incorporate into her live sets. Then she will transcend to the pantheon and become legend. & I firmly believe that Jackson’s Win-like hatred of shallow fun music is part of his wider being-amiserable-train-wreck, and not at all a position the movie means for us to accept. She doesn’t apologize for WDYDT, and she shouldn’t, because it’s incredible.
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October 18, 2018 on Jessie Reyez Is Really Great And You Should Listen To Her
You don’t like disco or trap, you don’t get to have an opinion on what is or isn’t a bop
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October 18, 2018 on Jessie Reyez Is Really Great And You Should Listen To Her
Yep. No matter what she did during the show, the NFL would get to use her performance to advertise itself and ultimately make money. Maroon 5 is what this audience deserves
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October 18, 2018 on Rihanna Reportedly Declined Super Bowl Halftime In Support Of Colin Kaepernick
Oh my god he's going full Macklemore
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October 18, 2018 on Vic Mensa – “Empathy”
Really nice, though I'm still conflicted about this whole project. It almost comes across as an apology for the original album, like hey look there were these amazing songs hiding beneath that pop production, except I felt that production brought those songs to life perfectly and only hid them from listeners who were too closed-minded about what St. Vincent's music / indie rock in general should sound like. At the same time I'm glad she believes enough in those songs and their place in her body of work. It's also intriguing as a rest button after her last few transformations, and I feel like she can basically go wherever she wants after this. IDK. If her output so far has taught me anything it's that I shouldn't second-guess where she's headed since she always ends up somewhere more interesting than what I would have wanted or predicted. Keep shape-shifting, Annie.
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October 17, 2018 on Watch St. Vincent Perform Her Lovely Reworked Version Of “New York” On Kimmel
I remember when he first came up and I kept getting him confused with Vince Staples. I'm so sorry Vince.
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October 17, 2018 on Vic Mensa’s XXXTentacion Diss Censored At 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards
Seriously, just having a lot of opinions doesn't make you Talib Kweli.
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October 17, 2018 on Vic Mensa’s XXXTentacion Diss Censored At 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards
Well, he's right, and I think it's gross that BET gave X a posthumous award. On the other hand, Vic Mensa needs to make some worthwhile music before he worries so much about being rap's conscience. He's like J. Cole, but worse, in that he is more forgettable as a rapper and more concerted in his efforts to project wokeness at all times.
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October 17, 2018 on Vic Mensa’s XXXTentacion Diss Censored At 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards
It's about time style icon George R R Martin got his due.
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October 15, 2018 on Solange Announces New Album Out This Fall
No way man, as good as this is (it's real good!), "Drunk in LA" is the centerpiece of 7. The lyrics are some of Victoria's best writing ever, and for me anyway its the song that pulls the album's wider themes into focus.
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October 15, 2018 on Beach House – “Alien”
The lyrics are absolute trash, and to me that was the biggest disappointment of Yeezus. If you want to pinpoint the moment where Trump era Kanye was born, look no further than Yeezus. Which is why I did bring it up in this thread. It’s a bunch of “provocative” lyrics that are ultimately just contentless ranting from someone who had clearly internalized that his every half formed thought is a revelation, and that striking a controversial pose was as good as actually having something to say. To me the peak of this is when we get to “Blood on the Leaves” where Kanye flips “Strange Fruit” for a song that equates paying child support to lynching - and then, insult to injury, throws in a shitty TNGHT beat that didn’t sound “next level” in 2013 and has aged terribly since then, as garish beat drops thankfully bit the dust within a couple years. That’s an example of the production that people still go nuts over! People basically give the album a pass on the substance and talk up the production. At best that makes a flawed but interesting album - not a masterpiece. But in so many ways the production chased trends more than it set them (Death Grips, yes, and already had three LPs worth of industrial-electro beats from The Weeknd by the end of 2011). To me Yeezus is the begginning of the modern Kanye era - and album that pulls out all the stops to get your attention but has nothing whatsoever to say once you give it.
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October 15, 2018 on Kanye West Livestreamed A Speech From Africa About Mind Control
ISIS is the band that got me into metal
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October 14, 2018 on Watch Isis Reunite At Caleb Scofield Tribute In LA
Unrelated to this, mostly, but why do people think Yeezus is a good album?
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October 14, 2018 on Kanye West Livestreamed A Speech From Africa About Mind Control
Same, I’ve never listened to any GnR album and I don’t intended to change that. It’s not that I dislike the songs I’ve heard (the 4 ubiquitous hits), it just in no way leaves me wanting more.
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October 11, 2018 on Axl Rose On Kanye’s Meeting With Trump: “What A Joke”
I doubt Cohen really liked Kanye or Jay but I also wouldn’t assume that all of this is meant to be taken literally. It seems to have a wider message about ego and celebrity and mythology. He’s calling Kanye an egomaniac but also saying “I am Tesla, I am Edison” (how often does Kanye compare himself to Steve Jobs?) and even “I am the real Kanye West”!
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October 11, 2018 on Read Leonard Cohen’s Poem “Kanye West Is Not Picasso”
He’s right. Bolsonaro is bad news. I have some students from Brazil this term and they’ve been really upset about how this is playing out. They US media, to the extent that it cares at all, has fixed on the “Brazilian Trump” angle, but honestly this guy is much scarier than Trump.
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October 10, 2018 on Roger Waters Causes A Stir In Brazil After Criticizing Presidential Candidate
Bless her, she's nearly given us an LP's worth of great songs this year, and that's not even counting her collaborations with DJDS/Chromeo/Dirty Projectors.
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October 10, 2018 on Amber Mark – “Can You Hear Me (Rework)” Video
It’s hard to know how many for sure, but it seems like thousands (conservatively) to tens of thousands of people registered to vote as a result of her post.
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October 9, 2018 on Watch Taylor Swift Open The 2018 AMAs
Kinda sad Lana even responded to this troll.I’m past the point where I can feel embarrassed on behalf of Azealia Banks.
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October 9, 2018 on Lana Del Rey To Azealia Banks: “I Won’t Not Fuck You The Fuck Up”
I own 3 LPs by Radiohead, 2 by the Cure, and 0 by Stevie Nicks, so... sure. But she is a huge influence on a lot of the music I like, maybe only second to Kate Bush in that regard, so I still want her to get in. It’s true that most of her best songs are Fleetwood Mac songs.
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October 9, 2018 on Rage Against The Machine, Radiohead, Devo, The Cure Lead 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations
Just one of many delusions he shares with Kanye
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October 8, 2018 on Trump Says He Likes Taylor Swift’s Music 25% Less Now
Relatedly, I'm not sure what's so great about DSA - other than their (vastly overstated) role in the (vastly overhyped) Ocasio-Cortez candidacy, what exactly have they done to merit being made the benchmark of one's political acumen in 2018? In my estimate DSA is a force for good, albeit a rather minor one, but "DSA or GTFO" - especially when we're talking about a celebrity trying to tip the scales in a red-state race where, uh, DSA isn't running anyone? (if that matters? seems like it might) - is just asinine. I don't begrudge anyone who would rather do their political work on the margins than in the center, at the same, shitting on people who are working in the center for working in the center is childish. Either the Democrats will control Congress for the next 2 years or the Republicans will, a lot of people can't afford to be ambivalent about that outcome.
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October 8, 2018 on Taylor Swift Endorses Tennessee Democrats In Rare Political Statement
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