Jordy Kasko

Comments from Jordy Kasko

It made me laugh to see the paradox in the title "I Won't Be Long (Extended)".
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July 17, 2013 on Beck – “I Won’t Be Long (Extended)” (Feat. Kim Gordon)
Spectacular performance. "Woman" is one of the most overlooked albums of the year.
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July 9, 2013 on Watch Rhye Make Their TV Debut On Kimmel
That's really a matter of opinion, don't you think? I think the songs are great. So does HartfordTheWhale, evidently. So does my fiancee, who didn't listen to or enjoy hip-hop growing up and finds most of it to be distasteful. Personally, I think the lyrics are highly interesting and insightful, calling out the shitty underside of our society (I especially liked the mention of the DEA and private prisons creating "new slaves," which is a comparison I've seen from quite a few educated individuals), and the music is creative and dark, though I wasn't quite as drawn to it as I was to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which is one of my favorite albums of all-time. Anyway, I view Kanye as an artist, not a hip-hop musician. I listen to Snoop and Jay-Z because I like hip-hop, but I listen to Kanye because I like art and poetry and deconstructing social constructs. And then there's the first thing I said: it's a matter of opinion. You think the songs suck, and you're entitled to that opinion. But just because you think it doesn't mean your opinion speaks to any sort of true or objective nature of the songs.
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May 19, 2013 on Watch Kanye West Do “Black Skinhead” & “New Slaves” On SNL
Wonderful album. "Step," "Unbelievers," "Diane Young," and "Ya Hey" are instant classics, and there's not a weak moment throughout its 43 minutes.
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May 7, 2013 on Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires Of The City Comment Party
All else aside, Kitty's skillful writing and unapologetic attitude in that piece made my respect for her skyrocket.
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May 2, 2013 on Kitty Pryde Assesses “This Whole Danny Brown Oral Sex Thing”
Everyone's mentioning "Lover I Don't Have to Love," and while that is a great song that probably should be on here, WHERE is the love for "Haligh, Haligh, a Lie, Haligh"?? That is, IMO, the archetypal Bright Eyes song as well as the epitome of emotional, acoustic songwriting. I'm 26 and far removed from my days dying my hair black, but I still love that song and cover it on guitar all the time.
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April 25, 2013 on The 10 Best Bright Eyes Songs
What's wrong with High Violet? I consider The National to be my favorite band, and I think both Boxer and High Violet are 5-star albums that are near perfect, but I'd still rate High Violet higher overall. I agree that this list could include more Alligator and Boxer -- and "Brainy" is definitely not the second-best track on Boxer -- but there's nothing wrong with focusing on High Violet.
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April 10, 2013 on The 10 Best National Songs
You had my interest, even my attention for a moment, but instead of ending with an intelligent or witty observation, you dissed a talented artist who's worked hard and is now getting his due, basically circumventing every point you just made. No respect. Not even a little.
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March 1, 2013 on Deconstructing: The Return Of The Postal Service And Why 2013 Should Be The New 2003
I was totally expecting Ellen/Katy Perry to be #1.
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February 12, 2013 on The 10 Least Boring Moments From The 2013 Grammys
No love for the song "ATLiens," even in the comments? Wow. It's the song that got me into Outkast! Oh, and "B.O.B." is a better song than "Hey Ya" any day of the week.
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January 31, 2013 on The 10 Best OutKast Songs
I automatically assume that Ian Cohen is always wrong, and I find a lot of good music that way.
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January 16, 2013 on Meyhem Lauren – “The Laurenovich Angle (Fuck Pitchfork)”
One of the few class acts in music today.
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January 7, 2013 on Watch Jack White Play Austin City Limits
P4K hated "Gun Has No Trigger"...
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December 18, 2012 on Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks Of 2012
Hahaha, my fiancee's name is Edie, and she has the weirdest dreams of anyone I've ever known... quite psychedelic, in fact. This is so funny... and a pretty good listen, too!
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November 14, 2012 on Suuns – “Edie’s Dream”
Surely this the last time you'll ever do that?
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October 2, 2012 on Moz Publicist: The Smiths Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together
Great debate, but Yet Again, it seems that everybody's just Speaking in Rounds. There's certainly no Simple Answer to this question, but I feel that spending so much time on The Hunt for What's Wrong is only a Half Gate to what should be the focus -- not being Gun-Shy about improving the industry model of profit-sharing so that the Sun in the Eyes of musicians like Grizzly Bear is less blinding. They deserve much more of the pie than they currently receive, and that needs to change... now. Oh shit... umm... Sleeping Ute. Yeah.
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October 2, 2012 on Debating The Grizzly Bear NY Mag Story And Making A Living Making Music
I agree with kitty. Blown away by this album!
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October 1, 2012 on Stream Tame Impala Lonerism
I'd like to contradict the hyperlink to this page: "...grizzly-bear-are-not-rich/news/" Sadly, it's not news; many of the best groups don't get a large enough percentage of the money that their music makes.
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October 1, 2012 on Grizzly Bear Are Not Rich
This biggest issue is why cannabis is still illegal.
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September 20, 2012 on Fiona Apple Arrested For Drug Possession
Why not "Black Velvet"? She could actually pull that one off...
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September 17, 2012 on Watch Lana Del Rey Cover “Blue Velvet” For H&M
This list needs more Foreground.
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September 15, 2012 on The 10 Best Grizzly Bear Songs
Anyone else like both albums about equally? Repeated plays over a long period of time may not help Coexist as much as they did xx, but so far the albums strike me in different but equally loveable ways. Also, best Deconstructing article to date, IMO.
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September 4, 2012 on Deconstructing: The xx
Exactly. How do people NOT pick up on that?
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September 4, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Hahahahaha I got the #3 worst comment of the week because Stereogum readers are completely incapable of picking up on sarcasm... that's awesome. Wow, people. Reading comprehension is a useful skill, you know.
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September 3, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Nate's actually one of the nicest singers you'll ever meet. Talked to him after a show in Boulder a few years back that only about 100 people attended... back when no one knew who they were. He's also big on gay rights. So... you know, go to hell or something.
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August 24, 2012 on LA Weekly’s 20 Worst Hipster Bands
Finally... a decent Top 10 list from Stereogum. After screwing up on "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart" and "Tender" on the Wilco and Blur lists, I was sure they'd screw up "Waltz #2"... but no dice. Gj, Sg.
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August 22, 2012 on The 10 Best Elliott Smith Songs
Hahaha, wow, I was going to write this exact comment, down to the equals sign.
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August 16, 2012 on The 10 Best Wilco Songs