undergroundspoon

Comments from undergroundspoon

Man, Anderson .Paak’s universal acclaim is a reminder that my threshold for corniness is apparently much lower than most everyone else’s.
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May 18, 2018 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I guess making EPs instead of albums is one way to release one a week for five weeks!
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May 15, 2018 on Kanye West Reveals Track Lists For Kid Cudi Joint Album & Pusha T’s King Push Project
If NTS Sessions 1-4 were eight hours of the same minor-key synths, programmatic drums and exclusively triplet rhyme schemes, I might agree with you!
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May 15, 2018 on Album Of The Week: At The Gates To Drink From The Night Itself
I've enjoyed the new songs pretty well, but I'm not sure the new album will hit the next "level" that she seemed poised to reach?
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May 15, 2018 on Album Of The Week: At The Gates To Drink From The Night Itself
About an hour and a half into the new eight-hour Autechre album, see you all on the other side.
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May 15, 2018 on Album Of The Week: At The Gates To Drink From The Night Itself
I dunno, maybe we shouldn't have positioned this as a marquee event album in the first place? Up until AM they were never really that kinda band, and they only really became arena tour-huge off the strength of a few hit singles. Feels off to see them discussed in those terms now. Album is fine. Think I'd probably like it more if it were an Alex Turner solo album (esp. since it commits the cardinal sin of not properly utilizing one of the best rock drummers working).
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May 10, 2018 on Premature Evaluation: Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Status (of private universities) Ain't Hood.
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May 9, 2018 on A Duke Vice President Got Two Baristas Fired For Listening To Young Dolph
Planning to listen to it on acid w/ my best friends in the world this weekend. Hype!
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May 7, 2018 on Premature Evaluation: Beach House 7
Kind of a relief to be receiving an anticipated album that probably won't be positioned in political terms, that can just be escapist and beautiful.
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May 7, 2018 on Premature Evaluation: Beach House 7
MILD music crit bone to pick: it's always a little annoying to me when a non-instrumental genre incorporates horns and the write-up is all "omg this is jazz." In particular, the horn melody/drum pattern of the last 90 seconds on "Showtime" are way more reminiscent of Dixieland than free jazz or whatever. Big diff! Read up.
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May 1, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Iceage Beyondless
There's an eight-hour Autechre album??? Jesus take the wheel.
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May 1, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Iceage Beyondless
Jonathan Hopkins made a very very good album!
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May 1, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Iceage Beyondless
I was at that set! Total spectacle. My friend really wanted to get up there but I ended up harshing his vibe (Roots were taking the stage after and I didn't want to give up our spot).
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April 30, 2018 on Santogold Turns 10
Hard for me not to view this one as a kind of unfulfilled promise. Enjoyed songs from her subsequent two, but IMO the consistent/adventurous excellence of this record remains unmatched by her. Incidentally, 2008 was the year I started getting very into the sort of music I listen to now, and these recent anniversary pieces are making me feel some kinda way.
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April 30, 2018 on Santogold Turns 10
Man fuck Kanye. I'm tapping out of this trainwreck.
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April 28, 2018 on Kanye West – “Ye Vs. The People” (Feat. T.I.)
We finally have a Parient Zero for “x artist could literally shit on a cd and fans would still love it.”
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April 27, 2018 on Kanye West – “Lift Yourself”
It's lightly raining in the city and Ruins is playing on the speakers via the beat-up iPod classic (two listens of Grid of Points under my belt, which is great if somewhat more minor). Janelle can have my spring if/when it eventually arrives.
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April 27, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Hit the nail on the head w/r/t Dirty Computer's accidental timeliness. I've been hotly anticipating this album since it was announced (and for years prior tbh) but I don't think I could've anticipated how much I would need this, now that it's finally here in this darkest of timelines. Given all that's happened this past week, and for the last year plus really, it's just such a relief to receive something that's both musically impeccable *and* a force for good in the world. This album is a balm and an uncomplicated joy.
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April 27, 2018 on Premature Evaluation: Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer
Dirty Computer in stores now.
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April 27, 2018 on Donald Trump Thanks Chance The Rapper
If this has all taught us anything, maybe it should be that attempting to justify the bad behavior of our favs is also bad? Accountability's cool.
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April 27, 2018 on Donald Trump Thanks Chance The Rapper
"It should be noted that I'm a Chance the Rapper fan and am inclined to do some heavy lifting in the service of counter-balancing his extremely bad take."
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April 27, 2018 on Donald Trump Thanks Chance The Rapper
So that Kanye-produced Nas album has become something a lot different than what it was earlier this week, yeah?
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April 26, 2018 on Kelis Says Her Marriage To Nas Included “A Lot Of Mental And Physical Abuse”
Oh word, a June 1st release I'm still extremely excited for!
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April 26, 2018 on Oneohtrix Point Never – “Black Snow” Video
Pretty wild that she just said all that need be said on the matter / is about to release what may well be the 2018 AOTY / JUST came out as pansexual. Q.U.E.E.N.
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April 26, 2018 on Frank Ocean Addresses Kanye’s Trump Tweets
Remember when Chance and his anti-media goon squad had MTV News take down a mildly critical concert review? Cool to see confirmed which forms of free speech are acceptable to him.
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April 26, 2018 on Frank Ocean Addresses Kanye’s Trump Tweets
Is it not possible to embed YouTube videos any more? The Beach Boys - "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times".mp3
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April 25, 2018 on Kanye Wears MAGA Hat, Trump Says Thanks