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That's a lot of dressing up "I like my white supremacist government the way it is thanks" in pretty sentiments.
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May 24, 2019 on Morrissey Shares Statement About The Media’s “Contorted Interpretation Of Who And What I Am”
I love it every time I remember that our current political climate is the result of a bunch of mental infants who think the most pressing issue of our time is that someone called them stupid for having disgusting political opinions. If your political views are based on the fact that one side hurt your delicate feelings when you advocated for kicking brown people out of the country and cutting aid to the poor, then you have no moral center. "Someone said 'Fuck Trump' and told me not to wear my hat! Now I feel bad!" should not be the driving force of how you engage with wider society, at least not moreso than seeing rampant homelessness and hunger as we cut back aid and increase incarceration, than knowing that parents are going to sleep tonight not knowing in which overheated chamber of the government bureaucracy system their children are being held in, than knowing that teenage rape victims will be forced to bear children, than knowing that our planet is dying.
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May 24, 2019 on Kanye To Letterman: “Liberals Bully People Who Are Trump Supporters!”
"a robust immigration and naturalization process that works for everyone regardless of who they are" The laugh I just gave off was straight-up ugly in its abruptness and intensity.
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May 24, 2019 on Kanye To Letterman: “Liberals Bully People Who Are Trump Supporters!”
Lies. We can also critique men!
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May 23, 2019 on World’s Oldest Record Store Bans Morrissey Albums
"Private company blacklisting a musician's music from being stocked in their stores" "is this the same as government censorship and bookburning?" butterflyguy.jpg
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May 23, 2019 on World’s Oldest Record Store Bans Morrissey Albums
God, right, I've nuked my brain with so much alcohol over my life that I can't even remember how I got to work today.
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May 22, 2019 on Natalie Portman Denies Dating Moby, A “Much Older Man Being Creepy”
Wow, I had no idea about the story behind the song. I legit only knew it as the one Sweet Dee drunkenly slurs into a hitchhiker's ear while pissing into a jar on the way to the Grand Canyon.
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May 22, 2019 on “Runaway Train” Video Gets 25th Anniversary Remake With Gallant, Skylar Grey, Jamie N Commons, & Geo-Targeted Footage Of Missing Children
See I was on my way to work today and was like "man Stereogum hasn't given me an opening to bash Pinkerton lately". But I'm also tired and need coffee.
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May 21, 2019 on Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Album Has The Highest Metacritic User Score Of All Time
Right? I mean, you can definitely say Scarlet's Walk is good and has nothing egregious enough to warrant a negative review, but it's hardly her greatest achievement.
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May 21, 2019 on Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Album Has The Highest Metacritic User Score Of All Time
Here’s hoping, but god knows how many women will be blocked from accessing abortion before the courts point out that it’s unenforceable.
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May 19, 2019 on The 1975 Address Abortion Ban Onstage At Alabama’s Hangout Fest
Oh shit, I loved Animism, I didn’t know she had a new one! Thanks!
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May 17, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Gonna be the voice of dissent here but "Revisited" wipes the floor with "Parade".
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May 17, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I admit I've only heard it in the background while working but I definitely perked up and went "oh I need to listen to this closer, can't wait to go deeper" which is a good sign.
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May 17, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I'm going to explore new genres, but I don't if metal's ever going to do it for me, bruh. That said I am going to a Chemical Brothers concert tonight despite knowing jack shit about...techno? whatever they do. Friend had tickets, might be fun.
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May 17, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Thanks for all the suggestions in the other thread, guys! The one about the 2019 musical doldrums. I don't think Carly Rae, the National or Alex Lahey are going to save the year for me, but I do appreciate the albums they released this week, and it's been really encouraging to hear that other people have had the same experience. I'm going to try some of the recommended artists and try some new genres instead of my pop/female singer-songewriter/indie rock and r&b/shoegaze/country comfort zones. Maybe jazz? I also finished a massive case last week and want to sleep for a year.
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May 17, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This is one of my favorite albums of all time. "no guilt, no sorry speeches" is a tattoo on my knee and it's definitely one of those lyrics that is nice on paper but achieves liftoff within the context of the song and album. One of the things I appreciate most about the album is that the truths and criticisms are harsh but pillowed by the cloudy beauty of the instrumentation and melodies. From the twinkle opening "Palace" you know you're in for something warm and gentle. I haven't read many of the articles from around the time, but the struggle for peace in the album is palpable. There's a lot of imagery of duality and self-artifice, which is reflected in the two voices you mentioned. These are rough things to grapple with and harder to pin down artistically, but I think this album is the most successful one I've heard tackling it. "beautifully oblivious before you were hid inside a stranger you grew into" is a hell of a line to set the stage; it demands that we position ourselves for honest self-assessment. Great review.
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May 17, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Oh yeah, it's not a criticism.
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May 17, 2019 on Marilyn Manson Cast In HBO’s The New Pope
I swear that The Young Pope is some kind of dadaist pisstake of prestige TV. My friends and I use "you don't deserve me" with alarming regularity, though.
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May 17, 2019 on Marilyn Manson Cast In HBO’s The New Pope
Not sure this album is a classic but it's definitely a ray of light for me right now. "Real Love" actively made me cry, between that plaintive chorus and then the instrumental explosion like distant fireworks.
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May 17, 2019 on Watch Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Too Much” Video & See Her Perform It On Corden
Thanks man. I'll give that a try, it really is a strong opener. Here I am talking about how my ability to love anything is dead in the Carly Rae thread! Tonally inappropriate! Someone spin "Gimme Love" immediately.
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May 16, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated
Haven't heard of that one! I'll give it a try.
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May 16, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated
It's good. I've listened to it a few times and probably will a lot more. "Young Enough" is particularly excellent. But it's not giving me the jolt of bliss I used to get listening to so many albums. It's just kind of like, this is nice. It's not magic to me and I miss magic. The only new album this year that's reached in and squeezed my heart is Laura Stevenson. Other than that it's mostly a handful of songs. The Nothing cover of "Heavy Water", Ariana's "ghostin", Lauv's "i'm so tired...", Honey Harper's "Vaguely Satisfied"...and that's it, honestly. Pretty dire.
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May 16, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated
It is good, for the record! I just can't seem to get that wow factor from listening to new music these days and it's breaking my heart.
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May 16, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated
...eh. ): And I really liked "Pray for Rain" too.
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May 16, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated