Comments from iheartmonsterpuss

i don't buy it at all. in the day and age of easy YouTube access, as well as social justice warriors being everywhere, this feels more like a form of hype than actual race based politics holding it back. M.I.A. is no stranger to this game. In fact in the past she has repeatedly reported smoke where there is no fire as a way to grab attention and yet we get to see and hear the final output anyway - all the while thinking, "she is pushing the envelope and we're hearing something that people are afraid of". If the video is exactly what she says it is, one shot of an African dancer, doing what he does best - then the only note a label is going to give her is, "we think you should be in there as well". there's no way i believe her story. She got the "Born Free" video released and it was way more politically charged and violent than a gifted man dancing. I guarantee we are going to see the video soon and it will garner an additional 3 million views because its the video that "the label didn't want us to see".
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May 19, 2015 on M.I.A. Says Her Video’s Release Is Being Blocked Because Of “Cultural Appropriation”
All of the other things that are being used as potential offenders (tompkins square, compton, chicago heat wave, etc...) are places where bad things happened. they were not inherently bad to a particular group. the Viet Cong, were a guerrilla group who murdered thousands of Vietnamese (among others) over a long period of time. A better comparison would be a band naming themselves the Nazi SS, or Klu Klux Klan, or White Supremacy. If a name is just a name, then why not go ahead and change your name to one of those things? Well, the easy answer is that it's more safe to be transgressive and anti-pc when the recipient does not have a strong voice in defense. If you named your band the Cahaba Boys (the men responsible for the 1963 Birmingham church bombings that claimed the lives of four young black girls), you would have your asses handed to you by every music rag in the country, but when it's offensive to a sub section of a race that is routinely discriminated against for comedy, ignorance, or just good old racism, well - who gives a shit? Right? It's bullshit. Vietnamese folks have plenty reasons to have issue with that name. It's not up to us to shit on them and act like their voice doesn't matter. It absolutely matters.
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March 4, 2015 on 01-viet-cong-portland-mississippi-studios
I guess I understand the popularity of this band's original material on some level - even if i feel the best song on the album is the one that Lauren Mayberry doesn't sing. That being said, most of these covers sound almost entirely like a young kid trying to cover their older siblings favorite songs that they heard once. The Whitney and Prince covers are pretty much as bland as can be, and the Fleetwood Mac and Bauhaus covers are completely unforgivable. There's barely any semblance of connection with the originals. Her thin, child-like voice does none of these tracks any quality service.
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November 18, 2014 on 10 Cover Songs By Chvrches, Ranked
sweet hell. that's just all kinds of terrible. having terrible flashbacks of her Bauhaus cover.
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November 14, 2014 on Watch Bleachers & Chvrches Cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way”
Yeah, I'm gonna have to stick with the original. UP, as a whole, is completely underrated. The cover is not bad by any means, but it lacks the intensity and drive of the original. Maybe it'll get a couple of people to do some digging into REM's back catalog, and that's not a bad thing.
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November 5, 2014 on First Aid Kit – “Walk Unafraid” (R.E.M. Cover)
I get more of a Kurt Cobain spliced with Perez Hilton, but yeah - he's got the look of an alcoholic child molester, which probably nets him all sorts of ass in Silverlake.
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September 16, 2014 on Trolly Ariel Pink Defends Misogynistic Comments, Loves The Westboro Baptist Church
I get so confused after reading things like this. On one hand, i love that this dumb shithead is so clueless as to how he looks to the rest of the world. On the other hand, I hate that this dumb shithead is so clueless. I wish that he lost sleep thinking about how much he sucks at what he loves. Then again, I also wish that he would be raped to death by the flaming dong of hell's largest unicorn.
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September 14, 2014 on Billionaire Owner Books Himself To Open For The Eagles At MSG
I can't wait until the easiest way to express enjoyment is no longer to just state how you're crying. According to tumblr and twitter, the following things all illicit the same response of "crying right now". - heard a new Julian Casablancas track. - heard a new Taylor Swift track. - heard an old Ginuwine track. - dog died. - mom died. - new episode of doctor who is on. - ate a nutella sandwich. - ate a dick sandwich. no bread. - trouble dealing with racial intolerance. - trouble dealing with radical dollar menu at taco bell. - emma watson appeared in a picture somewhere. - a ghost appeared in your bedroom somewhere. - a ghost ate your dick sandwich with no bread. these should not all illicit the same response. lets stop being unable to feel real emotions.
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September 6, 2014 on Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – “Human Sadness”
its hard to decide what it is that is most annoying about all of this, but i'll just go ahead and cast my vote for the snarky shithead behind the article.
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September 5, 2014 on Watch Paul McCartney’s Impromptu Jam Session With A Bunch Of Great Blues Musicians And Johnny Depp
The color they speak of is ginger and it is everywhere.
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July 26, 2014 on Movement – “Ivory” Video (NSFW)
yeah, that makes three of us. I can't hear anything that remotely sounds like either of those artists. Might as well have said "gloomy chillwave ballad matches Antonoff’s Ol Dirty Bastard-via-Nick Lachey vocals with Claire Boucher’s breathy high-end coos". It would have been just as accurate.
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July 14, 2014 on Bleachers – “Take It Away” (Feat. Grimes)
I don't know if there was anything "funny" about this story. But allow me to summarize for anyone who doesn't want to read a novel. This dude heard something for free and liked it. Then bought tickets to see the band, but got buyers remorse and nervously avoided paying for the album, then got to the venue and waited again to purchase because why look like one of those guys carrying around an album at a show. then the band didn't sound amazing, so again - saved from buying the album. As luck would have it - he never paid for any music, but he wishes he hand't paid for the show because it was no good. long story short: never take advice from the cute girl at work as to what to listen to because you'll end up dragging your wife to a show that she hates while you try to look cool, but ultimately get bummed when you don't see the girl from work - who you'd hoped would give you a congratulatory handjob in the breakroom in exchange for your ticket stubb, but meanwhile now you can't even jerk off at home because your wife wants to punch your ears off for making her listen to A Sunny Day in Glasgow when she wanted to watch True Blood and listen to Ellie Goulding. Long Story Super Short: Never commit to buying any music because there's always going to be a better place to spend your money when the internet offers countless places to stream for free or little money - also, fuck that cute girl in accounting with the bullshit taste in music and the asshole boyfriend with the cool beard i hate that guy and uuuggghh!!!
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July 7, 2014 on Taylor Swift Wrote A Wall Street Journal Editorial About The Future Of The Music Industry
but you look like you want to be him, circa 2003.
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January 8, 2014 on Conor Oberst Responds To Anonymous Rape Allegations
GvB has Chairlift in their top ten as well. And Was Fiona Apple that good that you needed her in two spots? Here's your cookie for being so close to Stereogums list.
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December 6, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
good call on "Insight". that's one of my all time favorites. I always felt like ULTRA was way underrated.
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November 9, 2012 on The 10 Best Depeche Mode Songs
I'm with you on that one. It's a staggeringly good album. One of the best of the 00's.
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October 29, 2012 on Radiohead Albums From Worst To Best
Absolutely, how can they possibly forget about those sloppy redneck sons of bitches when discussing Radiohead's catalog. Why not include everything from "Youth and Young Manhood" all the way through that album where they have the video where the bring a magician to village of black children. Yep, KOL sure know how to make poverty sexy.
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October 29, 2012 on Radiohead Albums From Worst To Best
Damn it! Not even Halloween yet and I'm already having to hear Christmas jams? Well, at least this one is pretty solid.
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October 29, 2012 on The Shins – “Wonderful Christmastime” (Stereogum Premiere)
ugh, AnCo fans are literally the worst fucking people.
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September 2, 2012 on The 10 Best Animal Collective Songs