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Happy early birthday Chris! I remember we share the same day. Between this, Washed Out and Glass Animals it’s already set up to be a decent one.
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August 4, 2020 on Album Of The Week: The Microphones Microphones In 2020
Cocoa Hooves and Black Mambo from the same album are great. But yeah Gooey is their classic. Heat Waves from their new album is probably my favorite. Tokyo Drifting is so out of left field (with a Denzel Curry feature no less!) I didn’t like it at first but it’s grown on me a lot since my fist play.
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August 4, 2020 on Album Of The Week: The Microphones Microphones In 2020
For me, that’s only half the lyric: “I’ve been meaning to tell you, I think your house is haunted. Your dad is always mad and that must be why.” It’s such a chilling line, and ties into the theme of childhood innocence she sang about a lot early on in her career.
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August 1, 2020 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Couldn’t go wrong with any Swift at the top spot to be honest. “Seven” is an absolute highlight. And also, 7+15=22. That has to be intentional on her part? New Billie Eilish is where it’s at. Love that one. “Over and Over” from that Jessy Lanza album was on repeat this week too.
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July 31, 2020 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Would have been happy if it was just the song without the beat drop, but then when that came in, I was like, “okay, Billie!” She hasn’t missed a step.
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July 31, 2020 on Billie Eilish – “My Future”
Halsey calling for another 9-11 feels like a relic from a very distant past. Oh the halcyon days of.... January 2020.
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July 31, 2020 on VMAs Announce First Best Alternative Nominees In 22 Years
Whoever performs remotely at Joe Biden’s inauguration.
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July 31, 2020 on VMAs Announce First Best Alternative Nominees In 22 Years
Listening to the Chainsmokers is now more hazardous to your health than chain-smoking. I thought that was the case, but it’s nice to have solid evidence.
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July 29, 2020 on NY Health Dept. Will Investigate Chainsmokers’ Dicey Hamptons Concert For FuckJerry Tequila
I must be the only one enjoying the Balvin/Lipa collaboration! Such a good vibe to that one, and that hook just worms its way into my head. Also, can we discuss this Levitating remix about to drop!? Getting features from Missy Elliott AND Madonna is huge. Not sure if it will translate to it becoming another hit for her (it should!) but that’s an incredible get for Dua Lipa. Beyond excited for that to drop in a couple of weeks.
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July 27, 2020 on Jhené Aiko Is Still Quietly Staking Her Claim As Her Generation’s Defining R&B Singer
Speak Now is my favorite, too. Only things I’d change would be Lover being lower and Reputation being slightly higher (Getaway Car onward, Reputation is excellent) 3. Red 4. Folklore 5. Fearless 6. Reputation 7. Lover 8. Taylor Swift
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July 25, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift folklore
Thanks for responding! I’ve never claimed to not be an idiot, so won’t argue that point. Just consider, please, what inspires you to rush to a Taylor Swift post just to dismiss the project outright instead of engaging it in a thoughtful way. And look, I’m willing to concede you believe it has everything to do with her “Pop Star” status instead of her gender, but even then you offer nothing constructive in your criticism. Alright, enough rambling. Have a good weekend!
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July 25, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift folklore
Hollywood’s Bleeding, After Hours, and Chromatica all feel like sure things when it comes to being nominated. Maybe Fine Line, too? Fiona would be awesome but I think she’ll be left to the Alternative catergory.
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July 24, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift folklore
As someone that loved the sprawl of Speak Now and Red, an hour-plus with Taylor Swift is more than welcome.
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July 24, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift folklore
Your sexism is showing if you like the National but dismiss this from the jump.
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July 24, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift folklore
I get needing a break from the album’s atmosphere around the august mark, but “this is me trying,” “illicit affairs,” and “invisible string” are all incredible. And not trying to jump into hyperbole but “betty” might be a top 10 Taylor Swift song. So hang in there, everyone! There’s gold on the other side.
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July 24, 2020 on Stream Taylor Swift’s New Album folklore
When I first heard those lyrics I wasn’t looking at them so I definitely heard that as “mouth-fuck you forever” and I was like “Taylor really went there!” The actual lyric is much more on brand.
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July 24, 2020 on Stream Taylor Swift’s New Album folklore
Plus Dua, Jessie, Carly, and Kylie is coming! They said “let the gays have rights!”
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July 24, 2020 on Stream Taylor Swift’s New Album folklore
I never knew I needed Taylor Swift lyrics and melodies over National instrumentals but this is my favorite thing she’s done on first listen. This is just a wonderful album. Her lyrics are the best since Red at least, maybe Speak Now.
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July 24, 2020 on Stream Taylor Swift’s New Album folklore
Saw Capital Cities live when that song blew up and they were fun live! No knock on that one. But yeah the T Swift one is one of my favorite songs of hers.
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July 23, 2020 on Taylor Swift Announces New Album folklore Out Tonight, Largely Produced By Aaron Dessner
I’m imagining 16 “Safe & Sound”’s mixed with “Big Red Machine” and I’ve never been more excited for a Taylor Swift album.
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July 23, 2020 on Taylor Swift Announces New Album folklore Out Tonight, Largely Produced By Aaron Dessner
Absolutely could hear Rihanna on tracks like Tights on My Boat and Texas Man. The choruses of both in particular.
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July 22, 2020 on Before The Chicks Met This Moment, They Spent Their Whole Careers Preparing For It
Loving the album. Their melodies are as sharp as ever. The two Julia Michaels co-writes are probably my favorite right now - “Texas Man” and “Tights on My Boat.” Whole album is solid front to back.
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July 17, 2020 on Watch The Chicks Talk About Dropping The “Dixie” & Perform “March March” On Colbert
This could have fit nicely on Songs For You and that’s the highest compliment. A top 5 album of last year easily. Hope she’s happier working outside the major label machine
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July 17, 2020 on Tinashe – “Rascal (Superstar)”
Wasn’t sure what direction to go in with my vote; do I go with one of my most played songs from the summer so far? (“Is It True”, “The Kill”) My favorite songs of the year? (Kerosene!) Big name pop collaborations? (Savage, Rain On Me) I didn’t pick any of those. And now that I think about it, the song I picked wasn’t even right. The song of the summer is hands down “Lose Your Job (Remix)”i
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July 17, 2020 on Song Of The Summer 2020: Vote Now!
He might just be my favorite musician of the past 10 years. Can’t think of anything Jaar’s put his name to that I haven’t liked. It blows my mind how intricate and detailed all his music is, yet there’s a deliberate quality to how he distributes and places these sounds. “Musical genius” gets thrown around more than it should, but it 100% fits Nicolas Jaar.
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July 17, 2020 on Stream Nicholas Jaar’s New Album Telas
“Vessel” by Big Black Delta is one of the standouts for the week. “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals too.
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July 12, 2020 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Wasted will be remembered as the best song on the album when the dust settles if my prediction is right! That’s an album that will only get better with time.
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July 12, 2020 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
This is what we get for paying Prism dust! “Roulette,” among others, is the truth. Now she’s out here trying to conquer Hot AC radio. Hope she sees success from this but the potential is there for so much more.
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July 10, 2020 on Katy Perry – “Smile”
“Wasted” is the one. When that piano came in, phew! This feels much more jammy and casual than their past albums to me; I know that’s always been in their DNA it just seems to stand out more on this one. Good stuff all around.
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July 10, 2020 on Stream My Morning Jacket’s New Album The Waterfall II