Nicholas Baudoin

Comments from Nicholas Baudoin

What a misleading headline...
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May 22, 2012 on xx Announce 2012 North American Tour Dates
Mad props to whomever did this artwalk.
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May 8, 2012 on Skrillex, Diplo, & Grimes Touring Canada By Train
In Defense of Tom: Michael, I think you're reading far too much into Tom's article. Everyone is. "In Defence of Skrillex" may not have been the best choice of a title, but I can understand why he chose it. It was almost as if he was saying "hear me out, guys," knowing full well he'd be received with skepticism. But the article that followed was not meant to be polarizing nor drive away long-time readers of the site. It was also not some huge paradigm shift nor and attempt to make anyone feel stupid. Here's what I got from the article: Tom went to a Skrillex show, and his experience exceeded his expectations. I imagine this happens to alot of people. Skrillex is on tour more than most, so it would only make sense that he puts more attention into his live shows. From what I gather, the albums are only an afterthought. Regardless of YOUR opinion of Skrillex, you shouldn't fault Tom for writing about his opinion. That's his job. Is it only okay when his opinion matches yours? If so, what would be the point of even tuning into the site at all? Maybe you don't agree with him and that is fine. Telling him so in the comments section is also fine. But you crossed the line when you started accusing Tom and Stereogum of writing this article to polarize the readers and/or push an agenda. You're acting quite childish, frankly. You say that you are annoyed with the music blogs writing about live music, as if doing so was breaking some cardinal rule, but what do you expect of these guys? They were at music festival for several days enjoying live music. What else are they going to write about? I for one enjoyed hearing about a music festival I wasn't able to attend and I think many of my fellow music blog readers will agree. I think they will also agree that there is merit in writing reviews of live shows. I've been to quite a few live show in my life and I can definitely say that great albums do not always translate into great live shows and vice-versa.
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March 21, 2012 on Stereogum’s SXSW Superlatives 2012
I'm a little surprised that Tune-Yards didn't make it, but overall It's good!
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December 14, 2011 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Tracks Of 2011
We need a best remix category.
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November 23, 2011 on The 2011 Gummy Awards: Vote Now!
Seeing as the majority of netizens like things ironically, I'd say this test falls on it's face. I made it through with absolutely no problem... and kinda like it. Just and observation: the majority of the people commenting here spent more time writing their comments than actually watching the video.
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July 28, 2011 on How Long Can You Listen To This ’90s A Cappella Dance Mix Before You Turn It Off?
There's no excuse for excluding 'Zonoscope' and I feel that Cults should have been included as well. Fleet Foxes should have been higher as well, in the Top 5 for sure. Otherwise, it's a decent list.
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June 21, 2011 on Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far