Comments from Eugenia

There is absolutely nothing interesting about these videos. It seems to me that Stereogum is looking into a very narrow pool of videos each week, from its already published news articles to pick these, instead of actually looking what's out there. Particularly the indie world contains some very interesting music videos each week.
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August 18, 2017 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Hehehe, awesome. :)
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August 9, 2017 on John Maus Teases New Music
ooo....kay.... sooo.... who is actually selling the letter? Madonna?
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July 5, 2017 on In Unearthed Letter, Tupac Admits To Dumping Madonna Because She’s White
Sorry, but that's just not great, not as good as previous Arcade Fire music.
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June 1, 2017 on Arcade Fire – “Everything Now” Video
Kind of reminds me the first Wild Nothing album in 2010 (which was his best).
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May 10, 2017 on Hazel English – “That Thing”
This is very, very good.
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May 10, 2017 on Hazel English – “That Thing”
It started interesting, but the vocal melody/mixing is just too underwhelming. Marrying the dreamy intro to very lucid vocal mixing kind of throws the whole song in the air.
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April 21, 2017 on Animal Collective – “Man Of Oil”
Pleasant song to hear on the background, but not groundbreaking or an instant classic in any way. Its structure is pretty traditional by today's standards.
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March 16, 2017 on Erasure – “Love You To The Sky”
Meh. This is on the same style that she's been doing since forever (particularly 1990-1997 and 2006-today). I feel like she hasn't really progressed as an artist, particularly in the last 10 years. "Confessions on the dance floor" (2005) was the last album I liked of hers. Her 1998-2005 years were her most artistic, the deepest in meaning. Then, she reverted back to what sells easier: sex/religion/sex/religion/.... By watching this, I feel like I've seen it already 10 times before from her. I mean, she doesn't eat meat (except salmon AFAIK), and yet, she hasn't shown anything in her art about the environment and where we're heading. Or technology. Or mysticism for that matter (rather than just "religion"). She just rehashes the same sex & religion themes over and over. Get over it, bring back the Madonna of 1998. The one who innovated. You can still voice your opinion against the government, just do it in a more artistic way. Not the most flashy way.
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March 9, 2017 on Watch Madonna’s New Short Film Her-Story
Self-indulgent appearance and performance. "Look at me, I'm a queen. A pregnant queen! A goddess too!". Give me a break.
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February 15, 2017 on Grammys 2017: Watch A Pregnant Beyoncé’s Instantly Iconic Performance
Why the downvotes? Nothing I said above is untrue.
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February 10, 2017 on Katy Perry – “Chained To The Rhythm”
The music is straight chillwave from 2009, with abrasive pop vocals on top (voice mixed way too high). This is what happens to indie, underground music movements: eventually, they find their way in ultra-commercial music as they get pop-ified.
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February 10, 2017 on Katy Perry – “Chained To The Rhythm”
The video does not show up on my Chrome (latest version, I just upgraded).
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January 26, 2017 on Austra – “I Love You More Than You Love Yourself” Video
I can't see at all the places 4-2, they just show up as an empty space on my Chrome browser (I don't have Flash anymore btw, it's been discontinued by my version of my browser). I wish there were youtube equivalents for it or other non-Flash embedding.
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January 20, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Beautiful artwork by collage artist Sarah Eisenlohr.
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January 5, 2017 on Gold Connections – “New Religion” (Prod. Will Toledo)
Nice song and video, at 0:45 sec you can see them dancing in front of TicTail's shop, featuring a large illustration by Laura Callaghan (possibly the fastest-growing illustrator today).
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September 14, 2016 on Warpaint – “New Song” Video
Not a bad song, probably better than most of the stuff they release in the last 20 years. At 2:46 min of the video, do a pause. You will see the crowd. I couldn't find anyone younger than 40 years old in it. Being a Duran Duran fan myself in the '80s, I'm also over 40 years old (43 to be exact). But that newer music they release, as much as I loved these guys back in the day, I would not bother to see them live now, playing new music. I don't feel their new music.
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September 11, 2016 on Duran Duran – “Last Night In The City” (Feat. Kiesza) Video
Absolutely love it! So much punk-style rock this year in the news, and so little atmospheric mystical electronic. Back in the 2010, we were full of such music, and now it's gone. Thank God for The Radio Dept!
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August 31, 2016 on The Radio Dept. – “Swedish Guns”
I agree, this is a much better video than any of these posted above.
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August 19, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
I don't know... I'm not impressed with either of the two new songs. It seems that their new major label contract has sexified them and pop-ified them.
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July 28, 2016 on Phantogram – “Run Run Blood”
Since Stereogum got sold, they mostly promote are non-indie or indie-sounding music. I mean, all these plain, boring pop songs each week hurt my ears.
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July 15, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Do some research first to see what I'm talking about. The style itself has specific rules that makes artworks similar, not that the artists actively and consciously steal.
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May 28, 2016 on Skrillex & Justin Bieber Respond To White Hinterland’s “Sorry” Lawsuit
I'm an indie music lover (and I despise the Bieb's music), but White Hinderland is on the wrong here. Just because two things sound similar, or even nearly the same, doesn't mean that one stole from the other. Skrillex clearly showed on his video both his thought and editing process, and it just happened to sound similar. I'm an artist myself (collage surreal art) and there are about 500 another collage artists on instagram. If you sit down and you browse our work, you will find massive similarities, not only in the general ideas (e.g. vintage people looking out to space is very common in collage), but also in composition and overall look & feel. That doesn't mean that we steal from each other. It just means that vintage pop collage has similar constructs where few combinations "make sense", so when different people are creating with it, they end up with the same-looking artwork. This is way more common in pop music, where there are way more than 500 musicians in the world. It is in fact, bound to happen very often! So jumping the gun as WH did here, is a bit narrow-minded IMHO. Sure, sure, others might have made millions after suing big artists, so she might have a chance legally-speaking, but that doesn't mean that this similarity here wasn't purely coincidental. In fact, I'd find it completely stupid for Skrillex to start "Sorry" with a riff so close to one he knows already exists. Plus, the Biebs' label had enough money to license that riff if it needed. There was absolutely no reason for Skrillex to risk "stealing". The risks outweighed the benefits. So no, I don't believe that this riff was stolen. It is just one more case of pieces of artworks that make sense a certain way only, and so eventually ppl end up with the same ideas to solve a particular problem. Exactly because they make sense at that time. Same goes for art, for patent-ridden software (before I was a visual artist, I was a programmer), and a lot of other stuff.
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May 27, 2016 on Skrillex & Justin Bieber Respond To White Hinterland’s “Sorry” Lawsuit
This might be the first time I agree with you on the first choice song. :)
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May 27, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Regarding the Coldplay video: the various ideas shown in the video are the same ones that collage artists have been using for the last 5 years. Do a google search on artists like myself (Eugenia Loli), Sammy Slabbinck, Joe Webb, Beth Hoeckel, Sarah Eisenhlor, Ben Giles, and many more. That style you see in that video, was lifted from our vintage collage style. The directors gave credit to some of us on their personal Vimeo page btw (so at least it was somewhat acknowledged).
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May 20, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Because I'm not a native English speaker, most of the time I black out the lyrics of pretty much any non-clearly-speaking song. So judging only the music on this, I don't find anything interesting in it. For me, it has no hooks at all. It's just blah-blah blah as far as I can tell. I'm not trolling btw, that's just my opinion not only on this album, but pretty much most music these days. I don't have a favorite for 2016 yet, only M83 came close with a few of his songs from the new album (because of the reverb, I don't have to listen to highly mixed singing, it blends in, making the music enjoyable for me).
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April 26, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Beyoncé Lemonade
I loved "boo-hoo". But this one has the vocals mixed too high up, without any reverb. It sounds weird to me because of that, too "clean" for its own good. Also, the style is close to that new wave pop from the early '80s that hasn't survived well in the decades (sounds old). The reverb would have helped that situation, making it sound as if we're revisiting that style through a distortion lens, rather than simply recreating what wasn't already hugely popular at the time.
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April 25, 2016 on Nite Jewel – “Kiss The Screen”