Comments from walkwithastagger

Chris: did you see Rihanna's tour earlier this year? She was doing a floating stage well before Kanye's tour, but it seems like he is getting all the credit for this 'innovation'. And Kanye would certainly have seen Rihanna's set-up... Ri's is better too; since it's see-through, she's basically fucking the crowd while performing, which seems like an appropriate metaphor https://www.instagram.com/p/BHLaomSDA-y/?hl=en Just a bummer that with their albums, Anti didn't get the attention that the far-inferior Saint Pablo did, and now same with their tours...
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September 29, 2016 on Kanye West, Musical Innovator, Attempts To Transform The Concert Experience
...Butterfly being a Crazy Town cover seems more grimesy.
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October 26, 2015 on Grimes – “Flesh Without Blood / Life In The Vivid Dream” Video
Elektrobank and Where Do I Begin, cause Dig Your Own Hole didn't leave this baby for awhile: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81DNE0VP40L._SX300_.gif
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July 21, 2015 on The 10 Best Chemical Brothers Songs
maybe there should be a top ten white stripes covers list: 1. jolene 2. death letter 3. john the revelator 4. one more cup of coffee 5. st james infirmary blues 6. ashtray heart 7. boll weevil 8. isis 9. walking with a ghost 10. i just don't know what to do with myself
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February 26, 2014 on The 10 Best White Stripes Songs
You're right, sorry about that. I just meant to include Canada and the US together, but that was sloppy. My bad.
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September 17, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Drake Nothing Was The Same
Wow that escalated quickly. Apologies, I didn't mean to offend, and of course there is terrible poverty in the US and Canada, I did not mean to belittle that at all. But residents of Detroit and Compton, no matter how bad off, still have comparably decent access to modern medicine, still have pretty great life expectancy/infant mortality rates, etc. My point was merely that "the bottom" is a slum in Mexico City or Rio or Mumbai or any of the truly awful areas of the world, and just because Drake wasn't as poor as other rappers is no reason to dismiss his "started from the bottom" claim, particularly as he is referring to more than just class...
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September 17, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Drake Nothing Was The Same
"The bottom" can refer to a lot more than just the economic (in which case, no North American could ever claim to be anywhere near the bottom), and Drake has notably "risen to the top" while successfully challenging hip hop's traditional racial, ethnic, national, masculine, and musical trappings. As Tom eloquently argues, Drake has changed the rap landscape, and "Started from the Bottom", in song and in video (and in appropriately awkward Drake fashion), demonstrates that shift.
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September 17, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Drake Nothing Was The Same
IN WHAT WORLD is the chance to see nick cave, vampire weekend, social distortion, wu-tang, tame impala, grimes, gaslight anthem, dinosaur jr, father john misty, cloud nothings, and the smith westerns on a SINGLE day a terrible and/or meh day??
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January 25, 2013 on Coachella 2013 Lineup
in addition to the california-based top 3 of fiona, frank and kendrick, we could add flying lotus, japandroids, ty segall, cat power (recorded in at least), white lung, and schoolboy q to say this really was the west coast's year...
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December 5, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012