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All-time great tweet: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDgzicEX4AAjjU_.jpg
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November 21, 2019 on On Songs For You, Tinashe Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands
Better those than the "mysterious teaser/trailer," I guess.
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November 21, 2019 on Bon Iver – “Naeem” Video
Wasn't every song on this album released with a corresponding video?
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November 21, 2019 on Bon Iver – “Naeem” Video
I hope no one tries to clown this objectively thoughtful, well-intentioned gesture because Coldplay is generally a pop music punching bag?
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November 21, 2019 on Coldplay Won’t Tour Again Until They Can Make It Environmentally Beneficial
That Best New Artist crop is gonna be insanely competitive - Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Rosalia, Maggie Rogers *and* Lizzo???
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November 20, 2019 on Album Of The Year Grammy 2020 Nominees Revealed
Have been enjoying the new Liturgy album a lot more than I expected to! It's the first of theirs where the high-concept stuff played out satisfyingly in the musical construction for me (in particular the interplay between celestial bangers and creepy interludes, and also the frequent digital bending).
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November 19, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Blood Incantation Hidden History Of The Human Race
Also, not sure who needs to hear this, but Compton was Good and worth remembering. On top of a lot of other great performances (Anderson .Paak before he got overexposed, vengeful Snoop, Dre himself) it's got some of my favorite Kendrick verses ever, up there with his great guest turns on "Nosetalgia" and "Yeah Right." Seems like a pretty clear-cut instance of an album's absence on streaming damaging its legacy.
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November 15, 2019 on 2001 Turns 20
Might have to fact-check me, but I'm pretty sure there's never been an album more about weed and women than this one.
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November 15, 2019 on 2001 Turns 20
What was the last of Montreal record everyone listened to? sylvianbriar for me, if I recall correctly.
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November 14, 2019 on of Montreal – “Peace To All Freaks”
I liked when albums/tv shows/movies were released in their entirety rather than in chunks - though it was good, actually!
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November 14, 2019 on Moses Sumney – “Virile” Video
I am, once again, not going to watch this shit.
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November 14, 2019 on Alicia Keys Is Hosting The Grammys Again
SRS slightly edges out FoC for me as well, but I think they're working towards different ends and compliment each other nicely, SRS addressing the life events/personal revelations that took place in the 3&1/2 years between albums and allowing for FoC's subsequent abstraction (which I think people would've been pissed about receiving upfront). I also think making an album that's very much about the "Earl narrative" on SRS alleviated the pressure of having to address his public troubles in future music, which I don't imagine he liked very much and makes me happy/excited for him going forward. You're still getting "Earl" on FoC, but the personality is as much curatorial as lyrical, like getting to hear him rap with Mach Hommy after years of expressed fandom and making space for Mavi (his child, really) to deliver an Earl-esque verse about childhood friendships and losing your grandma, and *then* coming in with his own verse about having come out the other side of all that and being ok. It's beautiful stuff to me, if less direct.
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November 13, 2019 on Wiki’s Great Quarter-Life Crisis Rap Album
Getting to the end of this article and happening upon slander re: the best music Earl's made yet was a rude surprise.
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November 13, 2019 on Wiki’s Great Quarter-Life Crisis Rap Album
CTRL+F "Spiders (Kidsmoke)"
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November 13, 2019 on 20 Essential Krautrock Songs
As long as we're plotting hypothetical remixes, it's long since time that she and Drake got on a song together. Would love to hear these two petty, spiteful mega-rich people with a history of harsh words for exes joining forces.
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November 13, 2019 on Taylor Swift – “Lover (Remix)” (Feat. Shawn Mendes)
Co-sign. Would also throw Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline in the mix.
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November 8, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Still so amazed by Phil Elverum’s ability to describe astoundingly specific life circumstances with a courage and clarity that I struggle to apply to my own life. I think there’s a higher degree of difficulty/risk in his recent diary-folk than in most new music you hear, and his ability to clear that bar consistently over three records now, released in as many years, is a feat on par with the achievements of our other “artists of the decade.”
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November 8, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
https://twitter.com/topshelftyson/status/677906471192018944
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November 6, 2019 on The Wild Ride Of Rap Music In The ’10s
Love this band!!! https://media.giphy.com/media/3owzWgnMr5vS37fBsc/giphy.gif
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November 6, 2019 on 100 gecs – “745 sticky (Injury Reserve Remix)”
After getting (the incredible) Feet of Clay last week and Igor earlier this year, it's especially crazy to think back on the rap landscape of a decade ago when Earl and Tyler were rapping about assaulting and killing women on most of their songs. What a long, strange trip it's been etc.
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November 6, 2019 on The Wild Ride Of Rap Music In The ’10s
Getting all three volumes of this soundtrack is going to be a giant blue dildo-sized treat.
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November 6, 2019 on Stream Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross’ Watchmen: Volume 1 (Music From The HBO Series)
As long as we're repping great Danny videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHfWY0is3rE
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November 6, 2019 on The 20 Best Music Videos Of The 2010s
Not including either the "Runaway" or M3LL155X videos on here is pretty insane tbh.
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November 6, 2019 on The 20 Best Music Videos Of The 2010s
Yesterday’s AOTD list had me wondering - when was the last time people here have listened to TPAB? Don’t feel like you hear much about that one any more compared to GKMC or DAMN.
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November 5, 2019 on Album Of The Week: FKA Twigs MAGDALENE
Seems weird to base one’s appreciation of music on whether or not you overhear strangers listening to it.
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November 5, 2019 on The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s
These songs lists always seem much more favorable to pop music than the albums lists do. Is there some quality to a single song that's enhanced by mainstream cultural penetration more so than a collection of them?
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November 5, 2019 on The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s
We'll look forward to your takes :)
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November 4, 2019 on The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s