Paul Snyder

Comments from Paul Snyder

He's basically just made a computerized, post-"The Colour of Spring" Talk Talk record.
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September 30, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Bon Iver 22, A Million
Wow. This was even less researched and off base than his write up on the last single. This is pretty embarrassing.
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April 12, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project
Wow. Well this was completely unnecessary. He's a weird guy discussing really weird pop. You're allowed to have an opinion and not like something. He wasn't being bitter or facetious at all (unlike Breihan in this post).
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November 12, 2015 on Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Reviewed Grimes’ Art Angels
LOL ".its clear Tegan and Sara are going through musician burn out and are just going through the emotions and trying to make as much cash as possible" Nice try. I happen to own ALL of Tegan & Sara's albums and have been a fan for 12 years yet I'm a huge mainstream pop fan. Don't lecture at me like I don't know their back catalog. I've said for years that they have the potential to do some GREAT pop work, and they are doing it. Also, I had CHILLS listening to "I Was A Fool" for the first time, and major pop blogs are LOVING this new work. In fact, a huge pop authority PopJustice in the UK named I Was A Fool their big song of the week and have been obsessed with it. Sure you can SAY they are "boring and lack emotion", but a lot of people have been having quite the opposite reaction and to a large degree. I guess you can try to ruin the fun for T&G and everyone else but I suggest you just let it go at this point. You'll be happier.
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January 17, 2013 on Tegan & Sara – “Now I’m All Messed Up” (Stereogum Premiere)
You're correct, you don't have to like it. And I'm not sure what pop music you're listening to, but none of the current top pop females have ANYTHING that sounds like this, and Greg Kurstin has production on a bunch of their records. Name me one Rihanna/Beyonce/Gaga/Katy Perry/Kesha/Britney/Pink/Kelly Clarkson song that sounds like this. This song is in no way over produced either. Actually for a pop song, this has very stark production in a lot of parts.
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January 17, 2013 on Tegan & Sara – “Now I’m All Messed Up” (Stereogum Premiere)
I agree with scruffy. I knew I was excited but their evolution has been amazing on the songs that have been released so far. I had no idea what to expect with this one and I am very pleased! This is like a strange mashup of Ace of Base / No Doubt / and Toni Braxton 90s midtempos with a very modern and very T&G spin.
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January 16, 2013 on Tegan & Sara – “Now I’m All Messed Up” (Stereogum Premiere)