Comments from miseducation

It sounded a little different in person. The vocals were almost certainly a play on the Animal Collective back and forth Noah/Avey vocals but the instrumentation felt kind of the XX-like (specifically like Basic Space.) Still a really exciting new song.
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February 28, 2012 on Radiohead – “Identikit” & “Cut A Hole”
For what its worth, most of the music that has "instilled a feeling of childlike joy and wonder" in me has tended to age poorly (think Justice circa 2007.) For me, some instances of that feeling are actually something that sounds like your childhood (I'm thinking Music Has The Right To Children) but I'm starting to think that the other times its a serotonin release from your brain discovering something totally new that it likes. Hence, something new will eventually stop feeling new and that's why I guess I've found some of that music to age poorly.
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January 25, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Born To Die
She doesn't live up to her potential but this is far from anywhere near as bad as this evaluation says. It's overproduced and too long but there are at least 3 or 4 more solid Lana tracks here. Not a disaster by any definition. When Robyn releases an album with 4 good songs and bunch of same-y pop songs everybody skips we consider it 'end of the year list' great. When the next great collagen hope releases an album with with 1:3 good song ratio, it's a disaster. Perspective!
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January 25, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Born To Die
It's not like Summer's deficiencies as a character only exist because we didn't get to know her well enough. She's a terrible character because we learn basically nothing important about her in the entire time she stays on camera. There's more depth to Timon and Pumbaa if you think about it. Summer just rambles about unimportant crap and never once shows the overly emotional (read: pussy) protagonist any notable bit of affection. In summary - annoying character falls in love with boring girl who doesn't appear to like him and then spends way too long whining about it until it inevitably fails.
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November 1, 2010 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: (500) Days Of Summer