Comments from tuesday.syndrome

Drag City doesn't even do vinyl download codes. You have to buy digital as well (or ~illegally download~) to get the tracks digitally. It's weird.
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October 17, 2015 on Joanna Newsom Says Spotify Is Evil, Garbage
How about instead of discussing her outfit in a piece about a live performance, we discuss her performance? Stereogum is generally pretty good at not leaning into all this crap where female artists are judged on their entire look as well as their music (or sometimes instead of their music) but this seems pretty icky. Father John Misty, Win Butler, Devon Welsh have all worn some weird stuff and they never seem to be questioned. Let's have fun reading good journalism that doesn't succumb to sexist double standards!
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July 14, 2015 on Watch Taylor Swift Sing “Royals” With Lorde In Washington, D.C.
I wasn't super into some of their later stuff but this seems like a total jam. Similar to the older stuff but pushing it further. Nice.
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April 11, 2015 on Ratatat – “Cream On Chrome”
GRIMES?? (But also, Let It Happen is probably/maybe the best thing to happen all year. Probably/maybe/definitely?)
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March 13, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
What's the second clip? Is that just an extended section of All Day?
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March 7, 2015 on Watch A Preview Of Kanye West’s “All Day” Video
Listening to this, I kinda feel the same as when I heard the studio version of Black Skinhead; it's fucking mental, but it doesn't capture the tension or excitement of the videos of him performing it. That being said, that vocoder at the start gives me chills. Brilliant.
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March 2, 2015 on Kanye West – “All Day” (Feat. Allan Kingdom, Theophilus London, & Paul McCartney)
this layout is a nightmare!! i feel like i'm on buzzfeed! everything is too big!!!
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February 21, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Great evaluation. Even if there's no 'Hold On, We're Going Home' moment, every time I listen to this album it makes me feel like I'm about to piss myself from pure joy.
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February 13, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Drake If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
This has been a very good week for new music. Hot Chip, Florence, Kanye, and now Drizzy himself.
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February 12, 2015 on Drake Drops Surprise Mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Yes, much in the same way that Matador, 4AD, XL, Domino, Sub Pop and Merge are distributed by Warner. Indie.
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January 29, 2015 on Taylor Swift Trademarks The Phrase “This Sick Beat”
Actually, she's signed to Big Machine, an indie.
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January 28, 2015 on Taylor Swift Trademarks The Phrase “This Sick Beat”
But for real, this is a very, very strange new direction for Rihanna especially after she posted a studio video of some crazy electronic production. That's a huge hook though.
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January 24, 2015 on Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”
I don't remember there being this much outrage when there was a premature evaluation of the leak of Taylor Swift's latest album. Being against leaks is great, but not so great when it's done on a case by case basis.
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January 19, 2015 on Björk’s Vulnicura Leaks Days After Being Announced
Apart from one or two tracks, this is.. really solid? Definitely not as good as RTJ2 but I appreciate someone actually thinking about this enough to write about it. That being said, why should we have to compare this to RTJ2? Something released for free by two rap visionaries will always be insanely different to something released by a big-budget pop artist (even if she is on an indie). Within it's own sphere, 1989 is just as huge and crazy and innovative as RTJ2.
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October 27, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift 1989
Interesting. Any idea who produced it? I heard she was working with Paul Epworth.
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September 29, 2014 on Lorde – “Yellow Flicker Beat”
The change of "I know you're lying" to "I know you're trying" is a game changer for me. Plus, Sky's vocal take on her version is incredible.
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September 23, 2014 on Hear Dev Hynes’ Leaked “Everything Is Embarrassing” Demo For Sky Ferreira
Yeah, totally. I'd assume the extra lead time means a few more TV appearances, new marketing campaign, maybe another promo single or two. Good on her for getting to the level where she can get on the charts for her own music, not just writing (very good songs) for other pop stars.
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September 22, 2014 on Charli XCX’s Sucker Pushed Back Due To “Boom Clap”‘s Unexpected Success
I went to Arcade Fire's show as part of this same series, and they didn't seem to have this VIP system; it must have been just the bigger bands. That being said, a week later I saw Kanye at part of Wireless festival and the VIP/GA divide was ridiculous. Quite literally half the area in front of the stage was fenced off for VIPs, despite it only being about 1/4 full for the entire day. Not even a metre away from this area was the GA section, which was horrendously overpacked, to the point where at least 40 people had to be lifted out before Kanye and a girl wet her pants because she couldn't move far enough to get out of the crowd. A really terrible situation.
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August 26, 2014 on Savages’ Jehnny Beth Rails Against Rock Festivals’ Class System
Happy that Arcade Fire, Gesaffelstein and Disclosure all got nods, despite detesting this ridiculous excuse for an award.
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July 17, 2014 on MTV Announces 2014 VMA Nominees
That was an amazing performance, and yet she makes it look like nothing compared to her non-televised shows. Seeing her in a tiny venue is mental; talking to the audience and making direct, prolonged eye contact with audience members, holding people's heads or hands, and going MENTAL during Krokodil and thrashing about in the crowd. Everyone, pls go see St Vincent
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July 17, 2014 on Watch St. Vincent’s Live On Letterman Webcast
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June 26, 2014 on Grimes – “Go”
I bought the vinyl and it's great and everything, but the album doesn't hold up nearly as well. Since I've bought it, apart from the initial few listens, I've found that I mostly just put it on to show people what it does.
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June 18, 2014 on Jack White’s Lazaretto Breaks First-Week Vinyl Sales Record
I wasn't a huge fan of An Awesome Wave, but this is KILLA. Miley/Alt-J love seems to be reciprocal. She uses 'Fitzpleasure' during the intro of her live show.
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June 18, 2014 on alt-J – “Hunger Of The Pine”
It's a bit tragic that her tv performances don't really translate the brilliance of her live; I saw her last week and it was absolutely brilliant. Possibly the best performance I've seen.
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May 29, 2014 on Watch St. Vincent Play Jools Holland
Gretchen, stop trying to make 'monogenre' happen! It's not going to happen.
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May 1, 2014 on The Week In Pop: Leave Lily Allen Alone
Listen up. (Also, my account is linked to facebook. IDK how it works. it just does.)
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April 21, 2014 on Win An Oasis Definitely Maybe Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set