Rex Manning Day

Comments from Rex Manning Day

idk I think it's a bop
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August 17, 2018 on Dödsrit – “Aura”
I'm not saying the cops are definitely lying, but "bumped a squad car" seems like a, uh, pretty convenient excuse to search a vehicle. Also the cops are definitely lying.
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August 17, 2018 on Young Thug Reportedly Arrested At Dave & Buster’s During Birthday Listening Party
Here Comes Your Man is too good for any reasonably faithful cover to be *bad*, per se, but none of the things that Yorn does differently than the Pixies improves the song. I give this a strong "the best thing about this cover is that it reminds you to listen to the original."
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August 10, 2018 on Pete Yorn – “Here Comes Your Man” (Pixies Cover) (Feat. Liz Phair)
The only imperfect thing about Mad Max: Fury Road was that they didn't get Matt Pike to write the riffs for that guitar dude.
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August 6, 2018 on High On Fire – “Electric Messiah”
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August 1, 2018 on Robyn – “Missing U”
Fun fact: Stump does write some of the lyrics. He wrote most of Take This To Your Grave, for example. You can tell which songs he wrote because they makes sense (see e.g. Grand Theft Autumn). Wentz's songs don't make sense, because he basically keeps a journal of one-liners and whatnot that they pull lyrics from to fit the music. So his songs seem like stitched-together one-liners that don't make any sense together because that's what they are. In related news, I know Too Much about this band.
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August 1, 2018 on Good Morning, Here’s Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump Covering “No Tears Left To Cry”
Back in the glory days of file sharing, I came across a huge and delightful compilation of covers by Belle and Sebastian. This was one of my favorites. If this list is correct, though, they were even more prolific coverers than I thought.
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July 30, 2018 on Watch Vampire Weekend Cover “The Boys Are Back In Town” With Danielle Haim
I'm not sure if he's still touring, but if he is, and he comes to your town, I cannot recommend going highly enough. I caught one of his shows earlier this year, and it was the most enjoyable show I'd been to in years. A complete and thorough delight.
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July 19, 2018 on Jeff Rosenstock – “All This Useless Energy” Video
Counterpoint: His legacy is actually not tangled at all!
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June 19, 2018 on The Tangled Legacy Of XXXTentacion
Ok, but someone recommended Zeal & Ardor's new album in last week's AOTW thread, and y'all. Y'ALL. It is fucking incredible.
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June 12, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Petal Magic Gone
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June 12, 2018 on Deafheaven – “Canary Yellow”
Oh shit, I didn't know they were still making Take Away Shows, these things are great.
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June 11, 2018 on Watch serpentwithfeet’s Take Away Show
Wow yeah I’m gonna have to give this one a very hard pass.
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June 5, 2018 on XXXTentacion Discusses His History Of Violence & Why He’s Against Feminism In New Interview
This is a good EP but a bad LP.
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June 1, 2018 on Stream Kanye West’s New Album Ye
Judge has 4 inches and 60 pounds on Harper tho.
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May 31, 2018 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – May 2018
Whoops, neglected to link to the interview:
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May 29, 2018 on Pusha-T Responds To Drake’s Diss Track With New Song “The Story of Adidon”
“I’m ready for everything that comes with it. Everything. And we gonna deal in truths. If that’s what we gonna do, and that’s what we really, really, wanna deal in, let’s deal in real truths. Because, I feel like I was questioned. My truth was questioned, and I’m gonna deal in truths all summer long. If everybody wanna deal in that, then I have no problem with that, I think it’s great. Think the world needs truth.” - Pusha’s response to a question about Infrared in a Vulture interview published earlier today.
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May 29, 2018 on Pusha-T Responds To Drake’s Diss Track With New Song “The Story of Adidon”
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May 29, 2018 on Pusha-T Responds To Drake’s Diss Track With New Song “The Story of Adidon”
Stockholm Syndrome really does still bang tho.
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May 29, 2018 on How Did Muse Last 20 Years?
I'm pretty sick of the way that the gross fecundity of opinions on the internet forces people to wildly hyperbolize even their mildest takes in a desperate bid to elicit some meager form of attention from strangers. That said, the line "I like those Balenciagas, the ones that look like socks" deserves a Pulitzer.
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May 29, 2018 on Cardi B – “I Like It” (Feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin) Video
This strikes me as an overreaction.
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May 25, 2018 on Drake – “Duppy Freestyle”
TFW you take too long trying to write a comment and then, after hitting "Submit," you see that in the interim someone else made basically the same comment.
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May 25, 2018 on Premature Evaluation: Pusha-T Daytona
So, if one sets aside the question of authorial intent, I don't think the album cover is necessarily *just* edgelord bullshit? I mean, Pusha T's entire persona is "I used to sell cocaine and now I'm rich as fuck." His music is overwhelmingly about the luxuries available to those on the supply side of the drug trade. I don't think wrapping an album of that sort of music with an image of how those same drugs can destroy the life of someone on the consumer side of that same trade is *uninteresting*. One can certainly argue that it's shitty to co-opt an image of someone else's rock bottom for your own use, but Houston was a public figure, and this image was already available to the public. It sucks for her family, but I just don't think an artist referencing Houston's drug use, even with a photo like this, is beyond the pale at this point. I guess my point is this: a lot of people will listen to this music to feel good. To feel pumped up, inspired, etc. It will also lead to any number of joke-y tweets about how listening to Pusha makes you want to sell cocaine. But when, feeling good and pumped up and so forth, those listeners check their phone for whatever reason, they will see a photo of how cocaine famously destroyed someone's life. If that doesn't, in some way, affect the mood of the listener, it will be because of some effort on the listener's part to either deliberate upon or ignore the cognitive dissonance the photo causes. And I just don't think that that's *uninteresting*.
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May 25, 2018 on Premature Evaluation: Pusha-T Daytona
"come on Kanye, have tact"
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May 24, 2018 on Kanye West Changes Pusha-T’s DAYTONA Artwork To Photo Of Whitney Houston’s Bathroom