Dominic Pink

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D'Angelo & the Vanguard - 'The Black Messiah' (Apologies Run the Jewels!)
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December 19, 2014 on Win Stereogum’s 10 Best Albums Of 2014 On Vinyl Courtesy Of Insound
Whoa whoa whoa -- where is Rhye?! I probably agree with ~70% of this list (in a different order), but 'Woman' is Top 10, you guys. Also gonna add to the chorus of James Blake, Pusha T, DJ Koze, Baths, Charli XCX, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Majical Clouz being overlooked (all in my Top 50). Also Thundercat! And Darkside! Too many great albums this year, I guess. While on the complaints train, Arctic Monkeys have more business on this list than either Phoenix or NIN.
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December 3, 2013 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2013
Always torn between championing an underdog or being honest with these things, but ultimately went with the latter this year: BEST ALBUM Kanye West - 'Yeezus' BEST SONG Arcade Fire - 'Reflektor' BEST MUSIC VIDEO Janelle Monae - 'Q.U.E.E.N.' BEST NEW ACT Haim BEST TV SHOW Breaking Bad BEST MOVIE Upstream Color
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December 3, 2013 on The 2013 Gummy Awards: Vote & Win The Year’s Best Albums On Vinyl
I'm a little surprised that so many people thought this album would be decent -- I guess the title set up false expectations? Aside from his verse on 'Forever', Eminem hasn't been relevant for about a decade now. I would much rather listen to lazy, rich-guy Dad-rap from Jay-Z at this point, which is saying something. The biggest disappointment here is Kendrick's silly verse, which tarnishes his impeccable 2013 run worse than that lame Robin Thicke track.
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November 1, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Totally agree with this choice for AOTW, but really wish there was some space devoted to how damn great both Darkside and Pusha T's albums are. Also, with the ridiculous amount of 'Yeezus' references Stereogum has made this year, is there seriously any doubt at this point what AOTY will be?
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October 9, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Danny Brown Old
p.s. Boards of Canada 'Tomorrow's Harvest' and Jon Hopkins 'Immunity' are fast becoming favourites.
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June 6, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
You know it's been a good year in music already when the likes of Nick Cave, David Bowie, QOTSA, UMO, The Flaming Lips, Jim James and Thee Oh Sees don't make the mid-year cut! For what it's worth, here's my own Top 25 of 2013 thus far: 1. Vampire Weekend - 'Modern Vampires of the City' 2. Rhye - ‘Woman’ 3. Daft Punk - ‘Random Access Memories’ 4 .My Bloody Valentine - ‘mbv’ 5. Savages - ‘Silence Yourself’ 6. Disclosure - ‘Settle’ 7. The Knife - ‘Shaking the Habitual’ 8. Kurt Vile - ‘Wakin on a Pretty Daze’ 9. DJ Koze - ‘Amygdala’ 10. Phosphorescent - ‘Muchacho’ 11. Youth Lagoon - ‘Wondrous Bughouse’ 12. A$AP Rocky - ‘Long Live A$AP’ 13. James Blake - ‘Overgrown’ 14. Autre Ne Veut - ‘Anxiety’ 15. Justin Timberlake - ‘The 20/20 Experience’ 16. Baths - ‘Obsidian’ 17. Majical Cloudz - ‘Impersonator’ 18. The National - ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ 19. Chance the Rapper - ‘Acid Rap’ 20. Deerhunter - ‘Monomania’ 21. Charli XCX - ‘True Romance’ 22. Laura Marling - ‘Once I Was an Eagle’ 23. Foxygen - ‘We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic’ 24. Dirty Beaches - ‘Drifters / Love is the Devil’ 25. Waxahatchee - ‘Cerulean Salt’
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June 6, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
Huh, no love for Twin Shadow, Julia Holter, Wild Nothing, Django Django or Liars?
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December 6, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
You guys need to check out Kody Nielson's -- brother of UMO's Ruban, formerly of The Mint Chicks -- new band Opossom. Tis good:
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September 12, 2012 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012