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And furthermore, celebrating continued excellence isn't as alluring as getting behind an up-and-comer either. What a burden, to be reliably great.
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October 16, 2017 on Fever Ray Teases New Project
I'm not sure if it's direct commentary on the current state of music discourse - it probably isn't - but I actually found some lyrics on MASSEDUCTION to be pretty applicable to the matter: "sometimes I feel like an inland ocean / too big to be a lake, too small to be an attraction." As criticism at large hitches its ride to larger and larger artists, what glamour is there in championing a St. Vincent/Grizzly Bear/National-level band? In a couple months, just about every top 10 list is going to have Kendrick's DAMN. and Lorde's Melodrama on it; I doubt if many artists with that medium-level profile will get the same shine.
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October 16, 2017 on Fever Ray Teases New Project
Yeah, but what does indie rock *mean* in 2017 though?
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October 16, 2017 on Fever Ray Teases New Project
Bummed to hear that! I thought it was a really beautiful, depraved race to the bottom. Sorta achieves what U2 were going for on Pop too IMO, with the whole begin at a party/end at a funeral conceit.
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October 13, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
What an awful week of awful men behaving awfully. *deep breath* One silver lining, at least: every St. Vincent album to date has been better than the one before it, and latest is no exception. One of the best, most consistent artists of the 2010s.
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October 13, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
If this project delivers, it'll be the third terrific album Sufjan has released this year alone and we should really start discussing him accordingly.
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October 11, 2017 on Sufjan Stevens – “Wallowa Lake Monster”
Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcoholllllllllll
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October 10, 2017 on St. Vincent – “Pills”
Literally my favorite album of all time on some days. Front-to-back perfection.
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October 10, 2017 on In Rainbows Turns 10
Are we not calling them EPs any more?
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October 10, 2017 on Sleigh Bells – “And Saints”
This day is a 2010s Mark Kozelek song. Hang in there everybody.
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October 2, 2017 on Tom Petty Dead At 66
Still one of the most underrated albums of the 2010s. https://images.genius.com/293b9f11b3fa5b9368df724f66098aa6.1000x1000x1.jpg
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October 2, 2017 on Oracular Spectacular Turns 10
In stores now. https://ninjatune.net/images/releases/neo-wax-bloom-main.jpg
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September 29, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
That new Iglooghost album is gonna have me drinking Red Bull again, my gosh. Shades of Glass Swords-era Rustie, but maybe even more maximalist.
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September 29, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
There's something too perfect about Davis Brooks, an advocate for family values who married his research assistant, praising the sincerity of Chance, an "independent" artist w/ an Apple partnership & anti-media goon squad.
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September 29, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Based on the three singles that have dropped so far, the new Iglooghost album dropping this Friday promises to be off the fucking wall.
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September 26, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Propagandhi Victory Lap
Still my least favorite Kanye album.
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September 11, 2017 on Graduation Turns 10
Still my favorite AnCo album.
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September 11, 2017 on Strawberry Jam Turns 10
___b ∑ R N ʇ ∑ vv∞u1d ha◊3 #WON (circle)_____
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September 5, 2017 on Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Blasts Hillary Clinton Over Bernie Sanders Comments
Crazy month and change we're having with records out here, and it's not even over yet! Year-end lists coming tf together.
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September 5, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Zola Jesus Okovi
Weird, I'd always thought of it as the closer! Carries more of an air of finality for me than the title track, which fills the slot of "penultimate banger" nicely. In that same vein, "Fun Machine" caps off Era Vulgaris in a more satisfying way than "Run Pig Run" IMO.
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August 31, 2017 on The 10 Best Queens Of The Stone Age Songs
QOTSA tend to have the best album closers bar none, bummer not to see one represented here.
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August 31, 2017 on The 10 Best Queens Of The Stone Age Songs
It's perhaps a little too self-aware, but as with the infamous "indie rock isn't progressive any more" discourse, it's not like they're speaking untruths.
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August 29, 2017 on Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold Interviews Grizzly Bear
RIP poptimism (Beyoncé s/t album drop - August 25, 2017).
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August 25, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I think I prefer Beck visuals to Beck songs now.
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August 24, 2017 on Beck – “Dear Life”