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but they're not actually the same phonetically? and her diction is clear: she sings "...mouth, 'fuck you forever'" not "mouth-fuck."
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July 24, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift folklore
new live band! they sounded great. wonder if this is a permanent change-up or just due to COVID. the addition of meg from hand habits is awesome.
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July 22, 2020 on Perfume Genius Played Fallon From An Empty Venue, And It Ruled
i thought the same after their colbert performance because in a separate interview danielle and alana said they were quarantined together.
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May 22, 2020 on Watch Haim Debut “Don’t Wanna” From Their Own Separate Homes On Corden
the sequencing is revelatory. i mean, "leave" into "on the floor"—fuck—listening on headphones at night, i felt like i lost control of my body and just had to dance. i actually think while containing perhaps mike's most unabashed pop moments, this record is also maybe his most challenging, in a discography that has always rewarded patient and repeated listening. it's like he took the pop moments of "no shape" and made them even more immediate, while bending and warping the meditative, atmospheric ballads into something even more askew. it feels like the musical language that mike has been developing over his past releases has fully materialized and taken shape, and the songs take their form from within that space. it's interesting how even though "no shape" took plenty of turns into darkness, it always feels like you've made it out the other side by the time the album ends. "set my heart on fire immediately" feels more confusing, ambivalent, and challenging because there is no such resolve. i'm betting that it will end up being my favorite record of mike's after some time. it's definitely its own sonic universe that demands you give into it in order to fully experience it.
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May 16, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Charli XCX How I’m Feeling Now
i feel like mike would definitely top himself
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May 16, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Perfume Genius Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
"...every pregnant pause and operatic flourish does something or says something, even if it’s hard to pin down its exact function." low-key this sentence sounds like part of the google doc that's flagged for needing a final edit.
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May 11, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Perfume Genius Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
oh yeah! i meant hopefully it was longer on the album. the edit tag had me thinking maybe it was 5 or 6 minutes. but still a great song.
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May 7, 2020 on Jessie Ware – “Save A Kiss”
probably my favorite track of hers since "tough love" but damn this could easily be a 7-minute track. and hopefully is on the album.
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May 7, 2020 on Jessie Ware – “Save A Kiss”
i mean, his voice is pretty arthur russell-y in addition to the other artists you mentioned. i've been liking everything he's put out, but none of it as of yet quite compares to "confirmation." this song is great though.
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May 7, 2020 on Westerman – “The Line”
i haven't listened to "dark lane" yet, but i think the difference between drank and abel is that as time has gone on the weeknd's music feels less hyper-personal (if it ever was) and more like a kind of autofiction, whereas drake's music feels like it comes from a place so deeply burrowed inside his own psyche that we are continually getting peak galaxy brain levels of nakedly, unadorned drake, the person and persona merged into one. it's not always a pretty sight, and then he goes and says some shit about rihanna getting in the way of his friendship with chr*s br*own. it's hard to root for the guy. meanwhile, abel is on some cyber dystopian anti-villain kind of shit, with music that whirrs and strobes and pulses to illuminate the menacing, brooding figure he portrays. it's thrilling—like he's the villain opposite ryan gosling in a lost drive sequel, creating the r&b answer to that film's johnny jewel-cribbing soundtrack. "after hours" indulges that fantasy in a way that doesn't ever leave me wondering who abel tesfaye is (or really caring), and i think that's the point.
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May 6, 2020 on Drake’s New Album Is Sad In Every Way
that was such a cool story visually. it's a shame. wasn't the quote that it was definitely coming in 2019? lol oop
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May 4, 2020 on Sky Ferreira Cast In Twilight Zone Reboot Episode
you're proving my point.
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April 29, 2020 on Haim – “I Know Alone”
it's hilarious because morons like this dude are so completely out-of-whack obsessed with defending their own misogyny that they spiral into pathetic and embarrassing meltdowns in an attempt to deflect and rationalize—i don't hate all women! just this one, for her physical appearance. and her sisters because they're industry plants who can't actually play instruments and don't write their own songs despite all evidence that suggests otherwise!—in the comments section of a post about a band's new music video. get a grip, you fucking baby.
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April 29, 2020 on Haim – “I Know Alone”
my guy ahead of their new album announcement they were teasing it with clearing their instagram and posting pictures of sausages so...
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April 29, 2020 on Haim – “I Know Alone”
I would say they run slim/fitted. Definitely not baggy or the kind of shirt you want to shrink much. I'm stocky and have an XL in a Desire shirt and it fits snugly. But very comfy and thin/soft material.
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April 24, 2020 on Desire – “Black Latex”
"craig’s chest muscles are ballooning out of his henley" is fucking sending me a;jsfkasjdfakl
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March 20, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: The Weeknd After Hours
stereogum does not realize that the video she described for "delete forever" is the one that's been out for...a month now. so obviously this interview was done a while ago, the men in this thread can chill out now.
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March 20, 2020 on Grimes Says She Once Beat Up A Predator With Her Banjo, Reveals She Cannot Burp In “Delete Forever” Interview
you're right, "kerosene" was my favorite song of the week and in my rush to make a satirical comment i neglected to count that this week's top 5 includes two women. i'm sure i don't need to explain to you that anti-poptimism, or just anti-pop thinking, often insidiously masks otherwise misogynistic takes on music. do people regularly comment that one week's top 5 is better than the previous week's? i don't see it regularly enough to call it a common occurence so can't help but read the original comment as women-stacked top 5s are inferior to the boys making their rock music but whatever.
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March 14, 2020 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
fuck yeah bro, they only let one woman in this time
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March 13, 2020 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
always felt like SITHOL had a lot in common with deerhunter's "cryptograms" in its ebb and flow from pure experimentalism to art rock/pop. and it sounds like the new one will filter those experimental elements through a more pop-focused lens, based on the single and what he's been playing live. has a visual presentation of an artist's new album/era been as exciting as yves' in recent memory? feel like he's hitting a perfect synthesis of transgression and camp and glam to create something as flamboyant as it is dark.
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February 21, 2020 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
tommy was announced december 2014, slated for release "in time for valentine's day." first single "just like you" dropped right before valentine's day 2015 when johnny originally announced that the album had been pushed back.
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January 24, 2020 on Chromatics – “Toy”
in an essentialist way, yeah sure, but that's not what she even did. she wrote a tweet that objectively stated big thief are not good and called it a "critical statement" without backing anything up. and then told people not to question her on it lol.
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November 12, 2019 on Big Thief Are Already Legends
not to mention her take entirely erases the context of who big thief and their fan base are (a woman-fronted rock band whose primary songwriter is said woman; lots of women fans.) the whole "i LecTuRe mY cHaRgEs about the difference between 'not liking something' and 'something not being good'" is fucking laughably unself-aware in this context.
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November 12, 2019 on Big Thief Are Already Legends
yikes. those lyrics, that video.
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November 5, 2019 on Best Coast – “For The First Time” Video
tbh the release of “time rider” earlier this year had me worried more about “dear tommy” than ever. it’s nice enough but feels like a somewhat toothless retread of “lady” meets “these streets will never look the same,” and after all the years of hype it seemed as if the prospect of diminishing returns was setting in. haven’t listened to “closer to grey” yet (night time is the right time) but just excited to hear something entirely new.
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October 2, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Chromatics Closer To Grey
i don't doubt that it's extremely tough as a musician, even for a legacy indie act, but the performative entitlement and complaining are kind of rich coming from him (i mean, look at the recent photo of his back patio in LA on IG—a person who is struggling financially does not live there.) between whining about taylor swift not knowing who he is, pitchfork's review of their last album, and a bunch of other shit on social media, he comes off as kind of insufferable.
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September 18, 2019 on DIIV – “Blankenship” Video