Matt Chylak

Comments from Matt Chylak

Last project was flawless at 10 tracks, MNIMN was like 10 for 12... I'm not worried.
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May 23, 2018 on Pusha-T Announces Kanye West-Produced Daytona Out This Friday
Short-term bump brought on by attention, long-term I'd imagine it will cost R Kelly a somewhat significant amount of revenue (though 7.4MM avg monthly listeners is monstrous... he's going to be fine). This whole purity project is interesting, but I can't help but feel it would be a lot better if Spotify just allowed people to block artists so that their music wouldn't surface in any generated playlists and be hidden from any others. That way listeners can make their own choices on where the line is.
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May 21, 2018 on Under Spotify’s Hate Content Policy XXXTentacion Streams Drop, R. Kelly Streams Actually Increase
The fact that we're still talking about the controversy around this song 8 days later is incredible.
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May 18, 2018 on Bebe Rexha Responds To “Girls” Backlash: “I Felt Disrespected”
He’s got twooooooo albums.
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May 17, 2018 on Anderson .Paak – “Bubblin” Video
I'm sure this is heartrendingly beautiful, but as it's the album closer, I will not be listening.
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May 13, 2018 on Lykke Li – “Utopia” Video
He's not wrong about the Shawn Mendes thing. This song's a weaker version of "Lost In Japan".
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May 10, 2018 on No I.D. Produced The New John Mayer Single
So what's the best Arctic Monkeys album? It's Favourite Worst Nightmare, right?
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May 10, 2018 on Premature Evaluation: Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Seeing her tonight in Philly... SUPER excited. If there's any folks in here, you should come out... tix are only $20 all-in.
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May 10, 2018 on Watch Jessie Ware’s Lovely, Luxuriant Seth Meyers Performance
Pro tip to make your listen of the new Arctic Monkeys album more enjoyable: imagine it's their attempt at writing a Destroyer album.
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May 9, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Illuminati Hotties Kiss Yr Frenemies
What happened to "All Killer No Filler"?
Still the 2nd best Sum 41 album after "Does This Look Infected?"
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May 9, 2018 on Rae Sremmurd Just Made History’s Least Ambitious Triple Album
WOW. This album is shaping up to be something special for sure.
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May 9, 2018 on pronoun – “wrong”
If you don't think Apple and Spotify are doing this too, you're crazy. I re-read Michael Nelson's piece on VIEWS probably once a month.
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May 9, 2018 on Report Accuses Tidal Of Falsifying Beyoncé & Kanye West Streaming Numbers
That rendition of”Tumbling Dice” brought back maaaajor “Tina Toledo” vibes for me. Definitely throwing on Gold tomorrow.
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May 6, 2018 on Watch Ryan Adams Cover Exile On Main Street In New Orleans
Next album's gonna be at least 5 tracks longer now.
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May 4, 2018 on NBA Wants Drake To Tone It Down
She's absolutely awe-inspiring in that Apple commercial from February, which definitely strikes the right balance between art and commerce. Not that it matters what I think, but I'm inclined to trust her to continue pushing commercial boundaries.
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April 30, 2018 on FKA Twigs’ VaporMax Commercial Was Too Much For Nike
Lyrics have never been their strongest suit in my book, but I feel like their stranger choices of phrase on the debut (“the mother we share will never keep your proud head from falling”, “float like a pretty box of your evil”) imbued their songs with an otherworldliness that really suited the juxtaposition between Lauren’s voice and the more aggressive music. As their sound has gotten progressively poppier, the lyrics have become less specific and it doesn’t work as well to my ear, even though I’m sure they worked hard and care about them.
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April 25, 2018 on Chvrches – “Miracle” Video
Tom. I agreed with you the whole way on this article, and then you had to write something as insane as claiming "Stupid Hoe" is one of Nicki Minaj's best songs. Shame on you.
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April 20, 2018 on Nicki Minaj Is Feeling The Pressure
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April 20, 2018 on Stream J. Cole KOD
Wow, J Cole really did make an empathetic DARE class out of his new album. Props for using his platform.
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April 20, 2018 on Stream J. Cole KOD
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April 19, 2018 on Drake Is Having Fun Again, And People Can’t Get Enough
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH why does May even exist?
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April 19, 2018 on Kanye West Has Two Albums Coming In June, Including One With Kid Cudi
Those two wishes feel at odds with each other. The "Monster" verse is incredible for its sonic fluidity, lyrical dexterity, and mashup of personalities (it's also perfectly place after Jay's verse, so it has a boost in comparison.) But you want vulnerable storytelling? Listen to "Grand Piano" off the last album... you want more of that?
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April 18, 2018 on Nicki Minaj Is Feeling The Pressure It's official. Kanye's an Oasis fan.
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April 18, 2018 on Kanye Is Sharing His New Philosophy “Book” As A Tweetstorm Right Now
Disagree. TPAB is more obviously dense than DAMN, but all told it's an incredibly listenable tornado of genres and references. Rappers talk about "tricks" all the time, and while TPAB doesn't settle on simple choruses, there's a new hook, vocal tic, or guest practically every 30 or 40 seconds. I don't know if you were fortunate enough to make it to one of the King Kunta Groove Sessions, but my experience was that the fans who let that album into their lives don't consider it impenetrable by any means. (It was actually one of the reasons the DAMN Tour disappointed me... by opening himself up more to the masses, Kendrick's broader audience wasn't able to constantly spark that feedback loop of passion for his work. Compare that to someone like Kanye, who's stadium shows inspire constant insanity.) This is an imperfect analogy, but I consider DAMN the Thriller to TPAB's Off The Wall: the former is more commercially minded and successful, but the latter is where he makes his best music. Obviously I love both (and you clearly do too), just offering a counterargument because I see more and more people moving TPAB down their list of best Kendrick projects and that album's richness should be celebrated every day.
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April 17, 2018 on Kendrick Lamar Is The First Rapper To Win The Pulitzer Prize For Music