Nate Wagner

Comments from Nate Wagner

ok, now on my second day of listening, i recant the idea this could ever match the legendary Days. it's too glossy, too hi-fi to really do it for me. but some great songwriting nonetheless. will have to learn to love it on its own terms.
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March 18, 2017 on Stream Real Estate In Mind
incidentally how i fell in love with Real Estate – playin' catch (the baseball variety) in the summer with Days on the ol' earbuds. last summer of high school... time has flown. i think this could be their best album yet, just ahead of Days. *could* because Days is such a perfect and iconic surf/dream pop album and it would be hasty to crown the new record king so soon after its release.
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March 17, 2017 on Stream Real Estate In Mind
finally, someone trolled FJM where it hurts. blessed be your actually quite awful cover, Aaron Gibson.
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November 15, 2016 on Father John Misty Not Stoked About The Voice Contestant Covering His Song
i spent way too much time as a kid tryna play leads on Secret & Whisper's Teenage Fantasy LP. gotta go with the solo on "Warrior (Southern Arrowwood)."
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November 3, 2016 on Win A Fender Offset Mustang In Olive Green
"We like to see someone that’s really carving their own lane that really only, like, fucks with the dope shit. You know what I mean?” they realize they've just unwittingly precluded themselves from ever collaborating with Justin Vernon in any capacity, right? right???
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October 22, 2016 on The Chainsmokers Wanna Work With Bon Iver
good stuff! excited to see this dude on the 'Gum!
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April 12, 2016 on Nick Leng – “Playing With Fire” (Stereoegum Premiere)
on the bright side, looks like i have a real shot at Shut Up, Dude this week after a solid 6 months of "no Stereogum for Lent"
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February 16, 2016 on Macklemore’s “Spoons” Is The Worst Song Ever Recorded
i mean, i read the piece. a tweak here, a tweak there, and it's about a Taylor Swift or Missy Elliott song.
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February 16, 2016 on Macklemore’s “Spoons” Is The Worst Song Ever Recorded
so, how exactly is this worse than much of the pop you cover here?
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February 15, 2016 on Macklemore’s “Spoons” Is The Worst Song Ever Recorded
best part is this guy's Sea and Cake lovin' screenname, slightly edging out the judicious use of the running someone out on a rail phrase.
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February 8, 2016 on Rudy Giuliani Thought Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Performance Was An “Attack” On Police
heard they brought in Kurt Feldman to mix it, the man with the dreampop touch. not even he could salvage things, it seems.
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February 2, 2016 on Album Of The Week: KING We Are KING
this would've been a killer record at ~35-40 minutes. still some good stuff going on here, but add in the album title, the series of groveling-yet-unapologetic interviews Cole has been giving, and the overwhelming vibe of this record is one of trying too hard to be cool/liked/legitimate.
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January 29, 2016 on Stream DIIV Is The Is Are
"but those albums definitely helped a lot of other kids get through college." i was thinking: same with patrick pichette (google CFO), too. both looking to embrace the family life. and google is currently getting me through the undergrad years. so much coincidence, i was thinking. and then i realized. it's March 11th. 3/11. they must actually be the same person! #311truthnow
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March 11, 2015 on Pinback’s Rob Crow Quits Music: “Making Music In This Climate Is… Humiliating To My Psyche”
oh man, i just recently discovered Aztec Camera <3
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March 4, 2015 on 01-viet-cong-portland-mississippi-studios
"these are two of the defining artists of our day" sometimes all you can say is "lol"
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February 17, 2015 on Kanye West Will Record With Taylor Swift, Says She Supported His Grammy Stage Crash
the film analogy is lacking. i could just as easily conflate Beck, the near single-handed creator of his album, with a YouTube vlogger who performs, edits, uploads etc his witticisms and ramblings all on his own. sure, it takes a large crew to produce a worthy film, but in music, "singers" who rely on the output of producers and writers are leaning on a massive crutch (or worse, they're puppets). the difference between a Beyonce-type artist and a Beck-type artist is simple, really. Beyonce's album is the sum of her forty-odd producers' and writers' ideas. on the flip side, forty-odd Becks on one album would be what referred to as a "compilation."
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February 9, 2015 on Kanye Wasn’t Kidding, Says Beck “Should’ve Given His Award To Beyoncé”
"cannibalistic flesh-eating bloodlust.” that's quite the Icelandic Viking bedtime story you've been reading, Moz.
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February 2, 2015 on Morrissey Cancels Iceland Show Because Venue Serves Meat
why watch this when you can just watch a few minutes of tv commercials instead?
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February 1, 2015 on Watch The Black Keys’ Episode Of Austin City Limits
i have a nu-metal past, simply because it was a dominant "alternative" rock force in my preteen and early teenage years. as a budding musician, i was very concerned with the instrumentation and musicianship of the genre; nothing beats P.O.D.'s Truby-era guitar work, for example. overall, the genre was lackluster and corporate-driven, and miserable frontmen like Durst, with their miserable lyricism drove me away from many of the genre's mainstays. but the more experimental guitar work Wes exhibited on some songs kept me interested, especially on "Cambodia." hats off to Wes for somehow still influencing my taste from the context of his incredibly lousy and laughable band :D great interview, too!
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January 30, 2015 on Q&A: Wes Borland Tells Us Whether He Really Hates Being In Limp Bizkit, And Why Fleet Foxes Are Bad For Music
anyone who's played Emogame knows what Durst does with ponies and the like...
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January 29, 2015 on Limp Bizkit Guitarist Is Dreading Next Week’s Nü-Metal Cruise
hell, Jonathan Swift has more "sick beats" than this kid
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January 29, 2015 on Taylor Swift Trademarks The Phrase “This Sick Beat”
Stereogum wants you to know that Spencer Elden wants you to know that he was the baby on the cover of Nevermind. Like, really really badly.
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January 18, 2015 on Dude Really Wants You To Know He Was On The Cover Of Nirvana’s Nevermind