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Sorry to come down hard on this, even though I acknowledge that it isn't THAT important, but: fuck Four Seasons Total Landscaping. They are no different than any other fucking vulture who has profited off the dangerous rhetoric of the trump administration. The fact that they made a conscious decision to allow that sweaty ghoul to call for a coup on their property is disgusting in and of itself, but to then turn around and try to pretend that they are "in" on the joke is fucking enraging. I can't believe I'm still getting upset by this. The fact that I love Laura Jane Grace so much makes it even more upsetting, though.
I am hoping that Charlie Watts makes a full recovery, and glad that he is already on the path to wellness after a successful surgery. That being said, I saw the Stones in 2019, and he was pretty awful. "Honky Tonk Woman" was noticeably slowed down. The military beat at the end of "Paint It Black" was missing. The iconic drum riffs on "Satisfaction" were so sluggish. Charlie looked like he'd rather be anywhere on earth than behind the drum kit. No energy, no enthusiasm. I realize I'm talking about an 80-year-old dude, but none of the other Stones lacked energy up there. Then there was that COVID quarantine thing, when the Stones played "You Can't Always Get What You Want" from their respective homes on Zoom. At least the other guys pretended to play their instruments. Charlie Watts couldn't even bother with that, and instead he just halfheartedly played the air drums. C'mon dude, if you don't want to bother with this shit, than don't do it! I promise you that I'm not coming down hard on Charlie Watts just because Mick Jagger said at that 2019 concert that Charlie likes Sheetz better than Wawa. Though maybe he could tell the Philly audience wanted to boo Charlie and Mick was just giving them an outlet to do so.
Ctrl+F, "little bitch," no matches. Bummer!
Question for Andrew W.K. fans from someone who has never listened to Andrew W.K.: I should probably start with I Get Wet, right? Or does it matter? Sorry, that was technically two questions.
Sorry if that comes off a little grumpy. I live like 15 minutes from FSTL, and I'm a huge fan of Laura Jane Grace, so this news got to me a little more than something like this normally would.
So if I'm seeing this correctly, there's a landscaping company that gleefully allowed some sweaty ghoul to spout lies on their property, colluding with him to hasten the collapse of our democracy, and now we have to pretend that the FSTL thing was goofy and wholesome and funny?
Logged in to downvote. I kinda like Home Video, was super ambivalent on Historian, and will never understand why people get so hung up on what other people like. I don't like half the shit that Stereogum seems to like, but for all the music I don't like? I just let it go. If you don't like Lucy Dacus, let it go, man. There's plenty of other good music out there for ya. No sense commenting about your dislike here (imo).
Meanwhile, much lower down in the charts… The 69s In which we spotlight the song that is in the 69th position on the charts. Let's see which artists love 69ing. THIS WEEK’S 69 SONG: You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids on the Block https://youtu.be/tbIEwIwYz-c PEAKED AT: #3 (NKotB will appear in this column!!) DOES IT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE SEXUAL POSITION 69: Probably not, unless you interpret these lyrics the right way: "First time was a great time, second time was a blast, third time I fell in love, fourth time we 69'd." GRADE: 49/69
Damn, couldn't stick the landing! Thanks, I'll remember for next time.
Meanwhile, much lower down in the charts… [b]The 69s[/b] In which we spotlight the song that is in the 69th position on the charts. Let's see which artists love 69ing. [b]THIS WEEK’S 69 SONG:[/b] “Baby Can I Hold You” by Tracy Chapman https://youtu.be/DqoLMGSBGYc [b]PEAKED AT:[/b] #48 [b]DOES IT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE SEXUAL POSITION 69:[/b] Probably not (though maybe he is saying sorry for not 69ing enough, I don’t know!) [b]GRADE:[/b] 37/69
BTS And Their Fan Army Are Rendering The Shut Up Dude Charts Useless
I should not have to go to like four websites and listen to three crappy nu metal songs to learn that the Pretty Reckless are fronted by the girl who played Cindy Lou Who in that nauseating Jim Carey Grinch movie!! Bring back the album descriptions!!!
So this album got pushed back, I guess? I was looking forward to it tomorrow. Bummer.
Oh man, I would love to hear from a conservative who is currently forcing him/herself to listen to Ariel Pink for the first time today. Gotta be rough.
I don't think it's a matter of trying to "shame" artists for their political beliefs (and I don't think it would be possible to shame a trump supporter if you tried, in my opinion), it's more of a matter of grappling with the fact that an artist that you like for their music also has revealed himself to be... not a good person. Not that Ariel Pink specifically hasn't offered clues that this is the real him, but I'm speaking more from a listener's perspective—it sucks if you like Before Today or whatever, and now that will be tough to listen to because you know the person who created it is dangerously delusional.
Yeah man! They aren't blowing anyone's minds, but they are out there doing their thing, and I find that comforting enough to have given this album a ton of listens this year.
Glad I finally had an excuse to log into my Stereogum account on the new system. I say it every year, but I really do appreciate both this site and the comment section below it in equal measures. I was always told that listening to new music got harder as you get older, but I'm finding it's pretty easy with your help. Thanks! Here's my top 20. 20. Never Not Together by Nada Surf 19. Bobby's Motel by Pottery 18. Brave Faces Everyone by Spanish Love Songs 17. No Dream by Jeff Rosenstock 16. Marigold by Pinegrove 15. Dear Life by Brendan Benson 14. Blue Hearts by Bob Mould 13. Imploding the Mirage by the Killers 12. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple 11. Honeymoon by Beach Bunny 10. Sex, Death & the Infinite Void by Creeper 9. SUGAREGG by Bully 8. Silver Landings by Mandy Moore 7. Hit to Hit by 2nd Grade 6. folklore by Taylor Swift 5. Women in Music Pt. III by Haim 4. Letter to You by Bruce Springsteen 3. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers 2. Teenage Halloween by Teenage Halloween 1. Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee
I'm really excited for this album, but I'm almost just as excited that, with the name "Saint Cloud," Waxahatchee's alphabetical discography stays intact. I can't think of any artists that can claim this at LP5, can you? (Local Natives, White Reaper, and Sturgil Simpson all have four LPs in alphabetical order)
1. "Boys in the Better Land" by Fontaines D.C. 2. "Drinkin' Days" by Pkew Pkew Pkew 3. "This Life" by Vampire Weekend 4. "Drunk II" by Mannequin Pussy 5. "Born to Stay" by Future Teens 6. "I Feel Emotion" by Operators 7. "Visions" by Strand of Oaks 8. "4AM" by Spielbergs 9. "Uncomfortably Numb" by American Football 10. "Kids" by PUP Sidenote: Am I the only crazy person who thinks the Best of the Decade lists should've been after the Best of 2019 lists? That's how I thought it was gonna go, which really just means that I've had this list ready to go for a month and I totally missed out on the decade discussion when it went down. Anyways! Thanks as always to Stereogum and the comment community here for keeping me up to date with music way more than I'd be otherwise.
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