jloo

A basic bitch in the surrealist sense

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Queen of giving us homosexuals what we deserve COME THRU CEE ARR JAY ❤️
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February 13, 2019 on Carly Rae Jepsen Previews New Song “Now That I Found You” In Queer Eye Trailer
Black Dresses, who I know you introduced me to, is basically Sleigh Bells meets Kesha, and I fuck with it hard. Thank you bü~bü
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February 12, 2019 on Here Is A Funny Story About Cardi B And Tom Petty
You cannot be replaced, cokeparty. Love you sir. ❤️
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February 8, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I love the moments when we are in total agreement, bloc ❤️
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February 8, 2019 on Stream Ariana Grande’s New Album thank u, next
https://media1.tenor.com/images/e68da7a9a2645f1284db32f9bba8a158/tenor.gif
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February 8, 2019 on Stream Ariana Grande’s New Album thank u, next
@cokeparty: I read your and bakedbeans’ comments from last week’s thread and was quite flattered and honestly inspired (for the first time in a long time). So I have it, what is your Twitter handle?
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February 1, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I'm a little drunk, so I'll expand. "The One That Got Away" is objectively a dumb song. Its treatment of Johnny/June Cash relationship is so surface-level as to not even register, the momentary Radiohead shout-out is the slightest twitch of a nod to #alternative, "you got your tattoo removed" is an awkward rhyme. To say nothing of the endlessly corny music video. But... it's so great though. I went to elementary school with a boy. I went to high school with the same boy. I roomed with that boy in college, every year. Before I ever could understand anything about sex or sexuality or politics or anything, back when we were friends in elementary school, I vibed with him. We've been friends for years. Fast-forward to college, when I'm aware of being in the closet, wondering and second-guessing everything. I come out to my friends, they all accept me, but it's still weird because I'm the only gay guy I know, in a Southern college town, before the total ascendancy of dating apps and smartphones. I've arrived but I don't feel like I'm even there. On graduation day me and my friend got in a huge fight because I told him I'd spend the day with him and his family and blew him off to go hang out with some guy I thought I was in love with. We met back up at the end of the night at our house and after about an hour of yelling at each other, realized that this was the end of us hanging out all the time, this was the end of this era and apologized and hung out one last time. I went to go smoke a cigarette on the porch and he followed me, and we sat down, right next to each other. Our legs were touching. We didn't say anything. I moved my foot a little into his. I thought something could happen, but I reasoned with myself, "This could never happen." So we both went back inside, and went to sleep. Fast-forward to 3 years later, when he comes out to me via text message, to explain that he's been in a long-term relationship with a boy and he just thought that I should know. Mind you, while I'm at work, it was like 9am on a Tuesday. When I graduated college, and all of that happened, Teenage Dream was popular at the time, Katy Perry was working every angle she could, hitting up everyone and their grandma to get "The One That Got Away" to #1 so that she could beat Michael Jackson's record. She never did. He was the one that got away. Goes without saying but that's why I love "The One That Got Away."
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January 25, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Hit that nail on the head! "So hot we'll melt your popsicle" -- did any straight person find this sexy? Hell did ANYONE find this sexy? KP is one of those artists it's hard to objectively defend. She's so ingrained in my memory of college and the past that it's hard to hate Teenage Dream, but outside of the context of my personal history, it all kind of falls apart. Take for example, "The One That Got Away." Those verses are dumb as all Hell, but that chorus is such a whallop, and of course, being the basic bee-otch at heart that I am, I associate it with the boys that got away from me at the time that song was popular. It's dumb as shit, but I love it to death, and I will proudly carry it as a favorite with me to the grave.
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January 25, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I'm sorry to hear that Sockner. Hope you feel better soon. I have some recommendations: Heather Woods Broderick — Glider The Field — Looping State of Mind (specifically "Then It's White") Kelly Lee Owens — Kelly Lee Owens 2 8 1 4 — 新しい日の誕生 (...it's the purple album) Ulrich Schnauss — Far Away Trains Passing By Brian Eno — Music for Airports Colleen — A flame my love, a frequency
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January 25, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
If a bunch of people run past you screaming “THERE’S A FIRE” I don’t think it’s “controversial or extreme” to believe there’s a fire.
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January 25, 2019 on Queen’s Brian May Apologizes For Defending Bryan Singer After New Allegations
If her debut LP comes out this year, it might very well be in contention for Pop AOTY. Those singles are 🔥🔥🔥
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January 24, 2019 on Can Ava Max’s Global Hit “Sweet But Psycho” Take Over America Too?
Absolutely agree, it’s a shame. All her talents—natural charisma, hooks, that voice—totally wasted on this generic wannabe bop. I suppose she couldn’t keep up her 2018 hot streak forever though.
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January 24, 2019 on Can Ava Max’s Global Hit “Sweet But Psycho” Take Over America Too?
Thank you for inspiring me to do a Google search about this and discovering this gem: https://youtu.be/8Zlijf15YAE
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January 23, 2019 on Courtney Love Revives Feud With Bikini Kill
I saw that review and immediately flew to the bottom of the page to see the inevitable shitstorm in the comments section that erupts whenever anything moderately well-known earns their praise. (SOPHIE is the first artist who comes to mind.) Imagine my surprise that they eliminated their comment section entirely! 2019 is off to an interesting start.
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January 22, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Judiciary Surface Noise
She covered Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” when I saw her on tour last year. There’s a good video of me squealing incoherently during it. She’s amazing.
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January 18, 2019 on Watch Kali Uchis Cover Björk’s “Venus As A Boy”
http://persephonemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/happy-snake.jpg Can’t wait for this, her last LP was easily top 3 of 2016 for me.
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January 17, 2019 on Weyes Blood – “Andromeda”
So so so so so excited for this, "New Breed" is such a fucking banger. Can't wait for the rest of the album.
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January 16, 2019 on DAWN – “Sauce”
Would like to take this moment to plug Let Me Shine for You, a “tribute” of sorts released by Tri Angle which saw the likes of Oneohtrix Point Never, Laurel Halo, Autre Ne Veut, and oOoOO providing their spin on LiLo’s music. It seems to have mostly been scrubbed off the Internet but damn if it isn’t my favorite curio of the “witch house” era.
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January 11, 2019 on Lindsay Lohan Is A Boss Bitch Now. Remember When She Was A Musician?
Got to meet Cupcakke at the end of 2018 when she was in town on tour for Eden and it made my year. It was actually the second time saw her in 2018. I can’t imagine the stress that releasing and touring two albums in one year might have on a person. I’m just relieved to hear she’s getting the help she needs. She’s a treasure and we are lucky to have her. 💜
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January 11, 2019 on CupcakKe – “Squidward Nose”
Wait, what’s ODESZAgate?
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January 3, 2019 on Thoughts On The Coachella 2019 Poster
He’s the type of artist who is phenomenal live, but your ability to enjoy yourself is largely dependent on how respectful the audience is. When I saw him on tour for his last album, the audience was drunk and loud and obnoxious and talking over his music. It was infuriating. That being said it was an amazing performance, and luckily he has enough bangers in his arsenal that are overwhelming sound-wise and can drown out that bullshit that I didn’t go completely crazy.
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January 3, 2019 on James Blake’s New Album Assume Form Reportedly Coming This Month
I was so stressed at work this week that Listmas gave me anxiety and I couldn't even look at it, LOL. Only now that it's the weekend have I had the opportunity to really think about it. Every year I comment in either Best Albums or Best Songs but never both, and I'm resolved to not do that this year. Anyways, here's my list: 1. Robyn - Honey 2. SOPHIE - OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES 3. U.S. Girls - In a Poem Unlimited 4. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour 5. Jon Hopkins - Singularity 6. Christine and the Queens - Chris 7. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer 8. Kali Uchis - Isolation 9. Miya Folick - Premonitions 10. Cupcakke - Ephorize If you consider Whack World an album—I’m unsure—it would slot above Kali Uchis. I haven't had enough time to sit with Vince Staples but I really liked it on my first listen. I totally haven't listened to Tim Hecker at all and plan to do so sometime this weekend, everything that guy does is amazing. I could comfortably swap Cupcakke with Beach House, MGMT, serpentwithfeet, or Let’s Eat Grandma. To be honest everything outside the top 5 is in constant flux. Honorable mentions to Half Waif, DJ Koze, Oneohtrix Point Never, Empress Of, Rosalía, Tirzah, Mitski, Yves Tumor, and Marie Davidson. There's probably some others I'm forgetting as well. Absolutely loved 2018 music-wise. Still holding out for a last-second Grimes release. Rumor has it that SOPHIE is going to drop a multi-part remix project for OILS OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES sometime this month.
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December 7, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
What would you say is the most underrated album of 2018? Feel free to give more than one answer.
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December 7, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
https://www.stereogum.com/3660/new_jessica_simpson_video_i_belong_to_me/video/#comment-255453 Jesus, 'Gum comment sections circa 2006 were WILD
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December 5, 2018 on Natalie Portman Apologizes To Jessica Simpson
Just wanted to say bookworms (can I call you bookworms?) that I consistently love your commentary and I feel like both of us, a lot of the time, get to the party late LOL. Nothing wrong with that. I just watched the lyric video for the first time. I feel like it's very obviously campy. I mean, she's basically in Barbarella cosplay. I feel like because Claire--excuse me, c--is a pop culture figure (at least within these "indie" Internet circles) we expect her to fit this sort of perfect paradigm of morality that we can't otherwise see in this modern political climate. Because we want to equate that which we look to (pop culture) with that which we want to be (unequivocally helping the disaster of the current world). But I don't look to Grimes for moral guidance, nor have I ever. The best part of music is casting a lens on everything that's going on. In this world, the idea of the computers taking over is scary, but it's certainly not a feasible reality. So, in my mind, this is some interesting fantasy. Like an episode of Black Mirror I'd really fuck with. In any case, I would love a new Grimes album this year, but I'm not sure I'm here for an entire heavy metal album. She does it wonderfully (but Alice Glass does it better). When I heard new Grimes was coming out I was hoping for a vibe closer to "Life in the Vivid Dream" or even "California" (I never dreamed she'd go back to as lo-fi as she was on Visions) and while this is amazing, I don't think I can take a whole NIN-worship album. But then again, maybe I could. We still got a month :P
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December 1, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I expect this will be buried considering there's already 224 comments (as of drafting this) but food for thought about "We Appreciate Power" (which I'm still undecided about): Björk discussed in an interview (which, regretfully, I haven't located) about the double standard in the critical appreciation of male and female musicians. Women are praised for bringing autobiographical content to the table, and implicitly expected to do so. Meanwhile, men are afforded the luxury of the audience understanding the distance between their art which is autobiographical and that which is not. Her point was the difference in critical opinion on Biophilia and Vulnicura: the former was weird and distant and pedagogic, the latter was a soul-baring masterpiece. She argued that the appreciation for Vulnicura stemmed from the expectation for women TO bare their soul for their art. Biophilia did not fit that script. On that note, I can't help but notice a lot of the "Grimes is literally advocating for fascism" crowd of assuming three things. One, that Grimes = Claire Boucher, and there's no distance between the two. Second, that the song must be presenting its scenario without any nuance, i.e. it's just her presenting the idea without critiquing it simultaneously in any way. Third, that this can't be fiction. There are a number of points of contention I see with the song: Grimes' relationship with Elon Musk, the at-best-questionable allusion to the North Korean regime, the presentation of techno-fascism (is that a word?) as a good thing, the casual use of fascism as an aesthetic, amongst others. It's definitely iffy for me at this point. My main question is if someone like Depeche Mode or Nine Inch Nails or Marilyn Manson or any number of death/black metal groups had suggested the same ideas as this song, would we be so aggressively against it? Or would we realize it could be fiction? Anyways, like I said, I'm on the fence. Grimes is one of my favorite artists--"Oblivion" is easily my favorite song of the decade--but I thought it was worth bringing this up.
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November 30, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
"Lick an Orchid" might be the most surprisingly (and absurdly) catchy song of the year for me.
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November 30, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I worked retail for some years at a well-known furniture store chain *coughcoughPIER1cough* and Christmas music makes me want light myself on fire. That being said I have approximately 2 Christmas songs I fuck with: "All I Want for Christmas Is You," and "King Night" by SALEM.
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November 30, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I’m not sure if there are more, but “I’m God” is built around “Just for Now.” Clams Casino loves sampling her.
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November 9, 2018 on The 10 Best Imogen Heap Songs