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Great song. "Each and every person on earth deserves to live fully with dignity, equity, justice, and joy." What is this philosophy based on? Isn't that concept pretty distinctly Judeo-Christian?
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August 5, 2020 on Bon Iver – “AUATC”
All collectives and societies are made up of individuals, are they not? To change the societies the individuals have to do something.
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August 5, 2020 on Twitter Confirms Talib Kweli Suspended For Harassment
Life clearly isn't amazing for everyone, but it's good enough in most circles that for those who aren't busy enough working simply to provide enough money to pay their bills they can still sit on Twitter and get angry about things.
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August 5, 2020 on Zoe Saldana Apologizes For Playing Nina Simone
Why would you try not to be centrist? The whole point of being "centrist," is looking at two sides of more extremist views, pulling the best from them while acknowledging the flaws in them as well. It's literally the opposite of being reductive. The hated for centrism is such an internet phenomenon it's wild. God forbid people look at two sides and say, "well you both are right about certain things, and wrong about certain things – and simply choosing a side is to reduce the problems to some tribalistic, simplistic answer..."
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August 5, 2020 on Twitter Confirms Talib Kweli Suspended For Harassment
Wow, a post on Stereogum that actually makes total sense.
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August 5, 2020 on Twitter Confirms Talib Kweli Suspended For Harassment
I mean – is she an adult? Sounds like she just some inner issues that only she can fix.
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August 5, 2020 on Twitter Confirms Talib Kweli Suspended For Harassment
Hey, I was at that show as well. Good stuff.
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August 4, 2020 on Washed Out Drops NSFW Video For New Song “Paralyzed”
I'm all good with a black metal shirt, but that design looks like it's straight out of Hot Topic. There are some great and legitimate Germanic and Gothic typefaces that would crush. The wild thing is – all they had to do was have tasteful typography. They don't even need complex designs, just someone who knows good typography to choose some good and relevant stuff, and there you go.
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August 3, 2020 on 10 More Artists Join Save Stereogum: An ’00s Covers Comp
You guys really need to update your t-shirt designs. I'd considering buying one but that stuff is all really dated looking.
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August 3, 2020 on 10 More Artists Join Save Stereogum: An ’00s Covers Comp
Beautiful song, and honestly it's a good cover – but I just didn't need nor want yet another cover it. I feel like indie music is really getting derivative at this point. Obviously there are no set limits on what can be covered and how many times – but it's like Whitney's cover of 'Take Me Home, Country Road.' I love Whitney – genuinely, but that song just doesn't require another cover of it. Ignore me, I'm complaining. I made a post about the weirdness of Taylor Swift co-opting "indie music" for an album called "folklore" with songs called "cardigan" than double as merchandising for actual cardigans. I'm digressing a bit but maybe my point is that everything is just feels all too connected or something.
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August 3, 2020 on Watch Phoebe Bridgers & Courtney Barnett Cover Gillian Welch’s Streaming-Era Anthem “Everything Is Free”
Remove the logo, get rid of the stars – decent cardigan. It's wild "indie" has gotten to the point where pop-stars are co-opting the sound, calling their albums "folklore" with songs called "cardigan," which doubles as a merchandising opportunity to sell *actual* cardigans. We all see the absurdity in this, right?
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August 3, 2020 on Taylor Swift Changes folklore Merch After Being Accused Of “Blatant Theft”
All of the artists need to remove their music from Spotify. They're not making enough from it anyway – get T. Swift with her new found sense of justice to pull all of her music again and demand change. You can bend businesses to your will, you just have to convince the consumers to do it. Create an alternative platform where artists make more. All easier said than done – I know. But artists aren't entirely powerless. If you're a member of Reddit you see people upending the whole system right now by creating new places because Reddit is essentially terrible.
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August 1, 2020 on Spotify CEO To Musicians: “You Can’t Record Music Every Three Or Four Years And Think That’s Going To Be Enough”
Well I'm glad the cover doesn't objectify women at all.
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July 30, 2020 on A$AP Ferg – “Move Ya Hips” (Feat. Nicki Minaj & MadeinTYO)
Never heard of them before but this is really nice. Some of the sonic stuff reminds of where Owen was when he was first started.
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July 29, 2020 on Skullcrusher – “Trace”
Everyone is a "massively gullible idiot" sometimes. You're a fool if you think you're above that.
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July 29, 2020 on Angel Olsen – “Whole New Mess”
I feel like it's a bit shameful that they've become sort of "forgotten." Rilo Kiley helped usher in the world of indie music we have today. They bridged a gap between Rainer Maria and Elliott Smith in some ways. The Execution of All Things was a special record and honestly they were kind of a smarter, classier, and all around more aesthetically pleasing version of highschool pop-punk/emo/indie we all needed and grew into a legitimate good band, even in the "adult"-sense.
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July 27, 2020 on Rilo Kiley Will Reissue And Finally Stream Their 1999 Debut
The rampant tribalism ITT is bonkers.
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July 26, 2020 on Wiley Dropped By Management Over Anti-Semitic Posts
That Taylor Swift, she's such an *adult* these days. Using the f-word and all of that. Taylor Swift is really good at keeping with the times. She's good at finding what's hot, trendy, and popular – then wrapping herself in it. Nothing wrong with that – but that's exactly what's happening with this record. It's kind of mind-boggling she hasn't dressed herself in the "folk-indie" gown until now, when it's not nearly as cool it was years ago when JT acted as Bon Iver on SNL. I just wish people would stop associating this idea of the National, or "indie folk," as "adult." Just because you're jamming to Bon Iver, doesn't mean you've reached some level of maturity. I love him too, spent a pretty penny for second row seats for my wife and I to see him in Charlotte and it was one of the better shows I've been to in years.
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July 24, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift folklore
Nationalism is bad if you're an America, it's bad if you're Albanian too -- right?
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July 20, 2020 on Dua Lipa Tweets In Support Of Albanian Nationalism
"Dixie" is so offensive we're going to use it in every article regarding "The Chicks" - Stereogum
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July 20, 2020 on Before The Chicks Met This Moment, They Spent Their Whole Careers Preparing For It
If we're going to continually say, "Formerly known as Dixie Chicks," you know use that pesky pRoBleMaTiC word – why did they even change their name in the first place?
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July 17, 2020 on Watch The Chicks Talk About Dropping The “Dixie” & Perform “March March” On Colbert
Refreshing to hear someone being honest and authentic about their thoughts on something.
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July 17, 2020 on We Asked Creed From The Office To Pick The Song Of The Summer
The guitar on this could easily be like 3-4 different Damien Jurado songs; cool song though. Looking forward to this album!
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July 17, 2020 on Matt Berninger – “Distant Axis”
Lady Antebellum didn't even receive a medal in this year's oppression olympics. While they have a female in the band, they're deducted points for having multiple men, as well as the biggest hit to their points – being white. They received points for A. Female in band, and B. putting their white guilt virtue signalling front and center – but it just wasn't enough.
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July 13, 2020 on Lady A Explains Why Co-Existence With Country Band Will Not Work: “Lady Antebellum Has Erased Me From Every Platform”
Doesn't work when your morality is derived from your politics like so many modern folks. You literally *can't* be a good person if you disagree with them politically because it's not a question of politics, it's a question of morality.
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July 7, 2020 on Charlie Daniels Dead At 83
I mean, Stereogum isn't really any better or different that Buzzfeed other than it focuses on indie music primarily.
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July 7, 2020 on Charlie Puth Calls For Ceasefire In Toxic Stan War Of 2020
Didn't love it, we'll see where the album goes. Not every album is for every person.
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July 3, 2020 on Sufjan Stevens – “America”
Heck – I'm a surburban, white, Christian dude actually *from* Jacksonville, FL and Shinedown still doesn't register for or with me. People that listen to that stuff are *slightly* more into actual music than say the average suburban, stay at home, mother of 3 who listens to Christian radio. She's not really a music fan per se, she just needs something to play when she's picking up chik-fil-a for the kids. I think Shinedown is similar in some ways, they fit a style of rock music for people that are actually *into* music a little bit more than the average, but not really by much.
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June 30, 2020 on Are Shinedown America’s Most Popular Rock Band?