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June 24, 2020 on Katie Dey – “dancing”
If I'm reading this right I think he's saying that he never writes with the intention of making any direct points, and to suddenly do so would feel forced and "compromising". I think that's pretty reasonable, I don't see much value in musicians writing protest songs just because they feel they obligated to. Leave it to those that are good at it, you know?
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June 23, 2020 on Nick Cave Explains Why He Doesn’t Write Protest Songs
I've already made my argument clearly and concisely above, you can read through it again if you like. I also did it without insulting you (unless you think the suggestion that you still have things to learn is an insult, which would be pretty wild). Frankly I don't feel like putting any more energy into this conversation. On a mostly unrealted side note I want to give a shout out, everything I've said in this thread I learned from listening to black people. I'd still be a "not all cops" guy if it weren't for them.
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June 2, 2020 on YG – “FTP”
Man this has been an anti-cop movement from the start. People are protesting for systemwide police dismantling and reform. That's what this is all about. I really suggest taking the time to read up on why this is happening what people hope to accomplish. Particularly from black people themselves. They're fighting a system that, by design, has been oppressing and killing them from it's inception. If they want to break shit I get. You called anti-police attitudes childish but I think you're the one who could stand to be educated.
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June 2, 2020 on YG – “FTP”
If you're nearby and doing nothing to try and protect the person getting shot then yes, you're an asshole. If you're not actively trying to protect people from other cops, you're not a good cop. I agree this isn't about any one person's actions, but "fuck all cops" acknowledges that everyone has a responsiblity to fight oppression when they see it.
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June 2, 2020 on YG – “FTP”
There are plenty of videos of those same cops tear gassing the people they were kneeling with not even an hour later. Or at least watching as other cops incite violence. Kneeling means nothing if they take no further action. Its an empty guesture.
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June 2, 2020 on YG – “FTP”
What have these friends of yours done about the systematic racism and brutality that the system they work for enables and thrives on though? Are they still out there tear gassing innocent people? Are trying to stop their fellow officers from hurting people? Are they doing any activist work? Are they speaking up publically to condemn the system they support every day? When people say "fuck all cops" its because every cop is either guilty or complicit. There's no way around it. A good cop would quit. A good cop wouldn't be a part of the current police force. A good cop would join one of the many community groups that strive to actually help people. So, fuck all cops.
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June 2, 2020 on YG – “FTP”
I'm genuinely curious about what you meant by the phrase "too girly and boring"
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June 1, 2020 on Lorde Addresses George Floyd Protests, “Performative Activism” In Rare Statement
I wasn't huge on stardew but these new ones are really doing it for me. And is that Jonas Bjerre on peacefall?
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March 19, 2020 on Purity Ring – “peacefall” & “pink lightning”
The idea that musicians have some inherent responsibility to learn music history is absurd. There are so many dudes out there with borderline encyclopedic knowledge of rock making the most boring music imaginable.
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December 2, 2019 on Stop Arguing About Billie Eilish And Van Halen Says Wolfgang Van Halen
Bruh you've got that backwards, I've been repping the Neon Genesis opening theme for over a decade.
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April 4, 2019 on Grimes Calls Art Angels A “Piece Of Crap” And “A Stain On My Life”
You should check out Nepenthe by Julianna Barwick, it was actually recorded in Sigur Ros' studio with Alex. Maybe one of the most beautiful albums of all time.
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May 8, 2018 on Stream Sigur Rós’ Endless New Mixtape Liminal
Very cool that we live in a reality where this headline didn't even phase me.
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October 18, 2017 on Tom DeLonge Is Crowdfunding A Spaceship
Maybe it's because I'm finally listening at 8 am while half asleep and hung over but The Gate is very much doing it for me right now.
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September 16, 2017 on Björk’s New Album Is Titled Utopia
Hot take: Familiars is their best album and maybe if y'all had realized that this wouldn't have happened
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September 10, 2017 on The Antlers Announce Breakup To Fan On Twitter
This genuinely brightened my morning.
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August 25, 2017 on Watch Paramore Play An After Laughter Mini-Concert On GMA
Honestly inspiring to have watched to commentariat move from openly complaining about CRJ coverage to willingly voting her into second place of the Song of the Summer poll.
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August 25, 2017 on Watch Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Cut To The Feeling” Promo Video
May we never learn what it is she do, as the horror would be too great for any sane mind.
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August 25, 2017 on Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”
Was Shaking the Habit not considered experimental?
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August 13, 2017 on The Knife Share Another Weird Teaser Video
Major shouts-out to whoever decided to make the earhole a cup holder.
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August 6, 2017 on Gucci Mane Got A New Pool Float
Just want to point out that PC Music already did the whole "fake energy drink based on a song" thing with much more conviction and a much better song.
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August 4, 2017 on Watch Arcade Fire’s Colbert Performance, Complete With Fake Infomercial
Who would preorder an album with absolutely no details? That's absurd. Ah good, my card went through.
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August 2, 2017 on Björk Shares New Album Pre-Order, But No Details Yet
I think the incredible short, barebones writeups for each song speak volumes. I've never seen the staff less enthused about something they seem obligated to cover. I think the songs have all been great personally.
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July 21, 2017 on Grizzly Bear – “Neighbors”
I don't think you're getting the full scope of their genius. It's like, you want it now right? But you have.... to wait. They've brilliantly folded the standard bloated press cycle into their message by, uh, doing the standard bloated press cycle.
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June 28, 2017 on Arcade Fire Officially Unveil Everything Now Tracklist