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i'm the guy with objective opinions and knows the real reason other people like something
Love the weird sensation in my brain when looking at the album art and thinking about the album title.
For my tastes, one of the most underrated bands of the 00s.
That's kinda what I'm saying? At least in terms of artists we like, I don't think increased exposure is causing people to cull them from their playlists, unless they do something particularly egregious and harmful. Realizing that even our favs have shitty opinions is useful for cracking the internet echo chamber a little bit.
Naw, it's great, it's forcing fans to understand that you don't have to like 100% of an artist. Obviously lines differ; i'm sure serial rape is way past the line for most of us. But "shitty opinions" is something that is useful to get used to.
I look forward to Corey Taylor's next edgy video where he takes One Direction down a peg because those guys don't even play real instruments!!!!!
I'd tell you what I'd do if McCartney claimed to be the world's greatest rapper I'd say "that's great man, I'm glad you're positive and I know you're not specifically knocking on Kendrick's door and calling him trash because I know music is subjective and there is no canon and we can all just like what we like" I sure as hell wouldn't produce a monologue video (((((also the arrogance is like an intrinsic part of what makes kanye's music good; it's the emotional catharsis of all his music, it goes hand in hand with all the self-loathing and anger in his songs, suggesting that the people who have the biggest problem with his ego either don't really listen to him closely or don't listen to music for that aspect))))) it's not like we're doing political activism here man
I will always be amazed at the amount of people who feel the need to get out the loudspeaker because they have observed a guy that likes himself more than they think he should
I think a lot of it had to do with people starting to become suspicious of this indie wave and hipsters. It's commonplace now to rag on hipsters but I remember reading people talking about Sufjan like, "this guy's wimpy music and fake name are obnoxious." It also came out the same year as Late Registration, which it beat on Pitchfork's "Best of 2005" list, and I think that rubbed some people the wrong way.
The lighting in this is beautiful. I think this is one of the best videos I've seen in the last few years.
RIP Kendrick's Career without the support of the Fox News base or powerful tastemakers like Geraldo he's not going to last long in the industry
They should say screw iTunes, it's no longer the monolith it used to be. Amazon Music was a far better store.
It was a bit of a political clusterfuck in LA. Also they tried to headline with John Mayer and Imagine Dragons and no one was buying it.
lol (puts down the lighter fluid and effigy)
I remember when one of Tidal's selling points was playlists curated from artists. Then Jay-Z put out his first playlist of 12 songs and guess what! He likes all the same artists blogs like. Thanks for the expertise and deep cuts!
The fact that it comes from a (trusted and credible) music writer that works with him, vouching for a history of under-the-radar work, makes it seem less likely that this particular act is a PR stunt. And I know the article you're talking about, it's Cord Jefferson on Gawker from around the time of Watch the Thrones and the point was more that if Jay-Z and Kanye want to be the inspirational figures they claim to be, they have to do more than just exist as rich black men in the public eye. I'm not saying his charities work out well or that he's even particularly good at managing them. But to say that he's solely interested in building up only his own wealth is a cynical reading when it's far more likely he's just incompetent at it.
Just because you don't hear about it doesn't mean he's not involved in other things: http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/24779/1/jay-z-beyonce-baltimore-ferguson-protest-money-bail-police
This looks like a bad film and an even worse use of the Jem property but I also feel silly about complaining about "being authentic to the Jem canon" shit is this what it sounds like to other people when I talk about Batman
I still want a new Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton-ish album.
I think he's going to change the album art too, since it doesn't really fit as well as "So Help Me God." Which is a shame, because I kinda liked the simplicity.
people who feel they are being bullied/disallowed/silenced because they have a taste contrary to critical consensus are lame just have your opinion and stick to it, that feeling of tension and outsiderness is the whole point of going against the grain
Well at least we know what this song is going to sound like when he's doing nostalgia tours in 2039
"Don't care about what other people think" is great advice for, like, young women finding themselves. It's a total dick move when you're the leader of a global super power, though. It's like applying "take control of your own destiny!" to Vladimir Putin
Haha it's like the highest quality vertical phone video ever
1. I think they took those illuminati jokes too seriously 2. I'd be okay with this turning-the-tide artists-first talk if they'd explain in detail how the royalties per play are better than Spotify
ur right action bronson should be the barometer that determines what ppl should put up with if bronson puts up with something then all artists should put up with it we will call this the bronson threshold
This is dumb. We all know these are silly devices but if you're goal is to ban narcissistic, lame tools, you have a long way to go, Coachella. If we're banning things just because uncool people use them you can practically put in anything festival bros and flower girls have run into the ground, from Native headdresses to shutter shades.
The sanctity of Glastonbury is so important that he wouldn't ever dare soil it by attending it himself.
If a prime time talk show refused to book/cancelled Fucked Up or Fuck Buttons or Holy Fuck because of their name, no one would be getting all flustered about it. It doesn't fit with that venue's philosophy or image. Fine. Someone else will book you, and you knew that you had a controversial name going into it.
Remember when he published the album tracklist in like 2012
All of those projects she wants to do make you realize what labels/editors/gatekeepers are for. Not every idea and impulse an artist has is gold. Sometimes you need quality control in the form of a backer to say "What, an album with your Dad? No, we're not going to pay for that, are you crazy?"
In the context of attacking Drake in an Instagram post, I think that's a fair application of our norms?
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