Robert Balun

Comments from Robert Balun

his name is sketchy andy. tru story
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October 18, 2012 on Beyoncé Will Perform At Super Bowl
like your holier than thou attitude?
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October 15, 2012 on The Stereogum Guide To CMJ 2012
Check out Lucky One as well, and the whole EP for that matter.
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August 28, 2012 on Pure Bathing Culture – “Gainesville”
This compilation foreshadowed Bradford Cox!
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May 17, 2012 on The Best Punk CD In The World… Ever!
Yea I was really on a roll with that comment, but I stand by it. The comment was really a product of my beef with all the bad kitsch out there, and this band, this song, and this video really exemplify ALLLL of that, these ideas of being weird for the sake of being weird and ubiquitous, glib use of irony etc. It's not that I don't identify with the this song, but rather I can't because it has no substance. I actually love sunny-psych type pop. This band and their aesthetic just comes off so forced. So yea, a bit of a misplaced internet rant, but that's not all I do with my time, I actually have my own creative projects that address some of these issues, so I'm not just trolling on the internet and feeling secure in my superiority. Please follow me on twitter @ makingpillars for less darkness or email me to initiate the conversation on the whole irony trip. Thank you for responding to this comment, it's good for people to challenge each other, hooray Plato!
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April 19, 2012 on Family Of The Year – “Stairs” Video
This band sucks. They talked about Billy Mays in the first 10 seconds, and the rest of the lyrics are terrible. Total product of our generation junk. It will probably make it into a hip car commercial though. Sorry Tom, nothing personal. Oh it's on Nettwerk. The label that The Format used to be on, the former band of the guy in fun.(with the terrible period as part of their name), the band who's epic happy song is in a hip car commercial.
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April 18, 2012 on Family Of The Year – “Stairs” Video
I think it was an apt response to another moron hiding behind the anonymity of the audience. Hasn't yelling out joke requests for covers been a meme since Nirvana unplugged? Or since live music began? I think people need to realize that irony is DEAD and we all need to stop trying so hard. We all know most things in this world are pretty fucked up. It's time to start doing something about instead of just adding a snide comment to the din. And to bring it back to Bradford, his response was perfect. He responded with the same earnestness he (or any artist) would expect from someone going to their show. If you don't really want to hear music, and just want to crack bad jokes, then stay home.
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March 8, 2012 on Bradford Cox Explains “Sharona”-Gate
Goin Down the Road Feeling Bad.
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February 23, 2012 on Win A 14-DVD Grateful Dead Box Set
PPS: Stereogum, you should make a list/Gummy for Over-Hyped Blog Bands
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January 16, 2012 on Brian Williams Calls Lana Del Rey SNL Performance “One Of The Worst Outings In SNL History”
Yes, she is attractive, but the amount of coverage she receives belies the amount of talent she seems to posses. I listened for about 30 seconds and was not compelled to continue listening. At the risk of inciting the ire of everyone who reads this site, I'd put Lana in the category of "Most Over-Hyped Blog Bands", right alongside Das Racist. PS Thank you internet for allowing me to voice my opinions no one asked for.
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January 16, 2012 on Brian Williams Calls Lana Del Rey SNL Performance “One Of The Worst Outings In SNL History”
CCR cover is actually "Fortunate Son", not song.
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April 21, 2011 on Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs
do you really give a shit about the album cover? will most of you even buy the actual album or just the mp3's on itunes?
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June 3, 2010 on M.I.A. /\/\/\Y/\ Album Cover
There's a much more reliable download available on mediafire
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May 27, 2010 on Major Lazer and La Roux Lazerproof Mixtape