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Am I the only one who likes the EP better than the album?
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December 4, 2019 on 25 Great EPs From 2019
I was so relieved when I listened to WWCD for the first time and realized they hadn’t changed their sound AT ALL for a major label. My only issue with it is too much Westside Gunn, I just don’t like his voice, but that’s a matter of personal taste (I could do without the Eminem verse too, but that goes without saying). Other than that it’s exactly what I was hoping for from these guys.
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December 4, 2019 on The Griselda Crew Are Your Ugly Neck-Jerk Winter Rap Soundtrack
I love it so much. I'm honestly surprised that no one else even mentioned it, I would have thought it would make at least a few 'gummers lists, but oh well. "Isabella" is my SOTY, hands down.
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December 4, 2019 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2019
https://twitter.com/AROD/status/1201930987640221697?s=20
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December 3, 2019 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2019
It's not in my top 5. Can't tell me nothin'. Great lists though, both lobster and spud (mmmm….lobster and spuds...). At least we can agree on Blood Incantation!
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December 3, 2019 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2019
It was in consideration for my top 10 - in the end I didn't put any rap on my list, but it was definitely one of my favourite rap albums of the year (along with Black Moon and Griselda). A whole new album of Premier beats with THAT voice over top? No complaints here.
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December 3, 2019 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2019
Thanks lobster. Hell of a run from 1-6 too (completely unbiased opinion).
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December 3, 2019 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2019
1. Alex Lahey - The Best of Luck Club 2. Tomb Mold - Planetary Clairvoyance 3. Counterparts - Nothing Left To Love 4. Oso Oso - Basking in the Glow 5. Martyrdod - Hexhammaren 6. The Menzingers - Hello Exile 7. Brutus - Nest 8. Paganizer - The Tower of the Morbid 9. Blood Incantation - Hidden History of the Human Race 10. Gatecreeper - Deserted
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December 3, 2019 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2019
I just stopped buying them two years ago, when my car got written off in an accident and my new car didn't have a CD player. (Related: I own every Van Halen album on CD. Yes, even Van Halen III).
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December 2, 2019 on Stop Arguing About Billie Eilish And Van Halen Says Wolfgang Van Halen
I don't know of anything Mr. Nelson has written post-Stereogum, but one thing he's doing is selling vintage music shirts: https://www.etsy.com/shop/junknyc
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November 30, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Forest of Tygers is the highlight for me too (and I must say, I Will Die of Violence is just a great metal album title).
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November 29, 2019 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – November 2019
My favourite discovery of the month is the new Paganizer, which admittedly won't win any prizes for experimentation, just old-school-style Swedeath done with lots of energy, and without taking itself too seriously. (The first track is called "Flesh Tornado" - what more do you need?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be59zqnrHAw
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November 29, 2019 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – November 2019
Also, now that I've read the track blurbs - Aaron, I don't know what was in your turkey, but whatever it was, keep it up.
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November 29, 2019 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – November 2019
Black Market, Black Friday, black metal...I'm noticing a trend here.
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November 29, 2019 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – November 2019
Seconded. One of the best Black Market intro essays ever, regardless of writer - thanks Ian.
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November 29, 2019 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – November 2019
Happy Thanksgiving to all you American 'Gummers. I'll just be here at my desk working all day while you're stuffing yourselves in front of the TV. It's OK, don't feel bad about it or anything.
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November 28, 2019 on Watch Will Ferrell Channel Harry Styles In A Cut-For-Time SNL Sketch About A Cut-For-Time SNL Sketch
Here's a handy choogle primer: https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/news/2007-04-18/466915/
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November 27, 2019 on Kvelertak – “Båtebrann”
YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! (I, um, am a fan of this band).
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November 27, 2019 on Kvelertak – “Båtebrann”
You can’t judge a book by its cover. Well, I mean, sometimes you can. And this is one of those times. So forget I said anything.
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November 26, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Red Death Sickness Divine
And that goes double if they play a see-through B.C. Rich.
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November 26, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Red Death Sickness Divine
Also out this week: the Shady Records debut from the Griselda crew (Conway/Benny/Westside), which I'm cautiously optimistic about based on the two singles.
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November 26, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Red Death Sickness Divine
...thank Death Metal for what's on our plate.
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November 22, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
For the record, being able to interact with the staff in the comments section is one of the best things about Stereogum.
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November 22, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I was never really able to get into Starspawn (as I've said before, when it comes to death metal, bludgeoning > experimental), but this one is really clicking for me. Not that it's threatening Tomb Mold for my metal AOTY, but it'll be in my top 10, which I was definitely not expecting going in.
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November 22, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I bet the guy she was singing that about was real happy.
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November 22, 2019 on The Number Ones: Debby Boone’s “You Light Up My Life”
Well, the world may be fucked up, but my day just got better at least.
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November 20, 2019 on Drive-By Truckers – “Armageddon’s Back In Town”
As usual, the Best Metal Performance nominees are a deeply strange, seemingly random selection (I've never even heard of I Prevail, but hey, Death Angel! Candlemass!!): “Astorolus – The Great Octopus” — Candlemass ft. Tony Iommi “Humanicide” — Death Angel “Bow Down” — I Prevail “Unleashed” — Killswitch Engage “7empest” — Tool
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November 20, 2019 on Album Of The Year Grammy 2020 Nominees Revealed
Just last week, Jeopardy asked us “what is death metal?”, which is a question that has baffled philosophers since the dawn of time, or since the 1980s, whichever came later. Scholars (or at least Wikipedia) would have us believe that death metal is “an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music”, and while that may be true on the surface, there are depths to this mysterious art form that even the world’s greatest crowdsourced online encyclopedia could never hope to fathom. What is death metal? To some, it’s the joy of discovering a work of art that moves you, mind, soul, and body (but especially body). To others, it’s the sorrow that comes with contemplating the inevitable end of life, the grand leveller that comes for us all in the end. And to still others, it’s the actual physical pain that comes with subjecting themselves to what, to the untrained ear, has often been described as “what the hell Is that godawful noise?” Joy, sorrow, pain...it truly encompasses the entire range of human emotion. What is death metal? You might as well ask, what is life?
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November 19, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Blood Incantation Hidden History Of The Human Race