Gregory Cala

Comments from Gregory Cala

In no particular order: Marnie Stern - The Chronicles of Marnia Yo La Tengo - Fade The Lonely Island - The Wack Album My Bloody Valentine - m b v Free The Robots - In Other Worlds (EP) Wesley - Second Nature Chelsea Light Moving - Chelsea Light Moving Daft Punk - Random Access Memories Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City Quasimoto - Yessir Whatever Shugo Tokumaru - In Focus?
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June 11, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
Say 'what?' again. No seriously, I loved the way you just said 'what?'. Good for you, man, questioning authority like that. He's pretty cool, Vic. It's just a shame we're hired murderers and have been paid to murder him.
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March 19, 2013 on The Videogum Why Don’t You Caption It?! Contest: Guns Replaced With Thumbs Up
One disappointing thing I'm seeing with all these lists is Captain Murphy being overlooked. It came out really late, but I think it's one of the most well rounded rap albums of the year.
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December 5, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
Congrats, guys! Now would you mind giving more than a fraction of a fraction of a penny to the guys who made you rich?
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November 12, 2012 on Spotify Valued At $3 Billion
I know it was mentioned in the above paragraph, Murder Mystery is a hell of a song. Heroin is probably the only big name omission here, so there isn't too much to be upset about. Personally, because of the spoken word element to The Gift, I think it should be up there, but the two most important songs from White Light White Heat were well represented, so no biggie.
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October 24, 2012 on The 10 Best Velvet Underground Songs
I loved that Liz had Sleater-Kinney playing on a shitty CD player before her and Jenna did their old routine. FEMINISM!
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October 19, 2012 on Thursday Night TV Open Thread
I understand you guys have been trying to be as against the grain as possible with these rankings, but come on.
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October 5, 2012 on Jay-Z Albums From Worst To Best
I'm not really enjoying The Office so far. Jim and Dwight are, and always will be, enjoyable to me (I thought their intro last night was their best in years), but it's too sloppy as a whole. Andy's reminding me of the villain from a movie who rises to power, oppresses everyone, and turns the civilization to shit. The only example I can think of right now is Scar from Lion King, but there has to be more. It seems like an uprising, or perhaps a full on desertion, is coming. That would've been a great idea in season 3 or 4. But now? With Andy at the helm? I don't know. It's also frustrating to see what the writers are doing with him and Erin. Maybe I'm the only one who thinks this way, but they spent so much effort the past 4 seasons forcing people to actually care about that relationship, and as soon as I start to get on board with it, they completely change what's going on. It's like a bratty child saying he wants pizza, but once he gets pizza, he now wants ice cream.
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October 5, 2012 on Thursday Night TV Open Thread
I guess that's one way to see Troy and Abed in the Morning.
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August 17, 2012 on Friday Giveaway: Community: Season 3 On Blu-Ray + A Pillow?
I take offense to the Gambino jab. This is just a personal preference, but I hate the uprising of the minimalistic approach that has been running rampant this year in music, and Drake became one of the leaders of the movement with Take Care. Also, from a rap perspective, he was lacking. Lord Knows had too much blasphemy in it for me to really take it seriously (Marley and Hendrix...Going trigger happy...I wonder if they'd survive in this era), same for Over My Dead Body (I think I killed everyone in the game last year), and I'm sorry, but what in the good name of fuck was Practice? Camp got a little redundant after a while, but I'm a sucker for well thought out punchlines and that album is filled with them. As far as a rap album getting no love from either of these lists (although I can't say I'm surprised), I did feel a wave of disappointment when I saw no mention of Kendrick Lamar's Section 80.
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November 29, 2011 on Paste’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
It's with a heavy heart that I admit to all of you gummers that I was not a teenager when Nevermind was released. I wasn't 'there' when Kurt and Co. defeated Michael Jackson to claim the top position on the Billboard charts, or when he pierced his grunge laden sword through the hearts of metal bands every where and 'changed everything forever'. When Kurt took his life, I was still getting the hang of walking upright (I was a slow learner), however, thanks to my father's record collection, Nevermind made me feel as if I was actually 'there', whenever I pressed play. When I was 12, I asked my dad if I could borrow a couple of his albums. Without hesitation, he handed me Nevermind with an arrogant smile on his face and told me that this album was perfect for me. Sure enough, it was, and it still is. I don't know if it's Kurt's gravely howl, his unique brand of confusingly brilliant lyrics, or the almighty fuzz that they produce, but Nirvana can connect to anyone on such a visceral level.
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September 26, 2011 on Nevermind Turns 20 … Win The Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition Here