Comments from Chris DeVille

Agree with Amir. Late Registration is perfect.
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September 11, 2017 on Graduation Turns 10
Me too, actually. I have never not loved a Kanye album, and I still think of Graduation as a classic, but it feels least like a cohesive statement and contains the most filler IMO.
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September 11, 2017 on Graduation Turns 10
It's either their best or second best and that's all I'm going to say about this matter
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August 28, 2017 on The New Pornographers Albums From Worst To Best
I'd be down. Especially for the luxury pizza bagels.
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August 27, 2017 on Kendrick Lamar Wins Video Of The Year At The 2017 VMAs
Brutal https://twitter.com/karyewest/status/901057314366599169
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August 25, 2017 on Preview Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” Video
Yes, the Grammy deadline is Sept. 30, which is why Miley, Demi, and Echosmith are all releasing their albums on Sept. 29.
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August 24, 2017 on On Record And On Stage, Kendrick Lamar Is Taking No Prisoners
It's true. One of the best rap songs of the decade, the best French Montana song by far, and the only one where he makes any kind of positive impression.
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August 24, 2017 on French Montana Says Rappers Who Don’t Want Features On Their Albums Are Weirdos
I think LosingMyEdge will be the judge of that
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August 23, 2017 on Taylor Swift Announces New Album Reputation
Your possibly facetious point is nonetheless a fair one! Adjusting that. (Also, did you write EST instead of EDT just to spite me?)
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August 21, 2017 on Absolutely Free – “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” (Frankie Valli Cover)
Yeah, I recently realized you're not crazy to feel like the band has been coming back longer than they were away (even if that's not exactly true) https://twitter.com/chrisdeville/status/893625554947244032
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August 21, 2017 on James Murphy Implies He Ended LCD Soundsystem On A Lark To Drive MSG Ticket Sales
My intention with the first two sentences was to separate bands like the Lips and Portugal from conventional one-hit wonders... like for bands that have been going that long with a catalog that deep and an audience that big I feel like it's a given they have other good songs.
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August 17, 2017 on When Career Artists Score A Freak Pop Hit
Fun fact: Former Stereogum staff writer Collin Robinson was a producer for Pac Div!
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August 16, 2017 on It’s Time To Get Excited About Brockhampton
I basically said "Pacific time" in order to write around this mistake — which basically everyone online makes constantly — rather than rant about it in this post. But thank you for the venue to rant about it. As long as we're in Daylight Savings Time, it's EDT, CDT, MDT, and PDT, not EST, CST, MST, and PST. What's so hard about that? And as long as we're talking commonplace errors, even more aggravating is the rampant use of "comprised of," a phrase that is never ever correct. You can say a band is "composed of" two brothers or a band "comprises" two brothers OR two brothers "comprise" the band OR that it's a band "comprising" two brothers. But not that the band is "comprised of" two brothers. Shout out to Deb Gump, the journalism professor who drilled this into us at Ohio University. OK, rant over!
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August 15, 2017 on Preview Weezer’s “Mexican Fender” Out Thursday
No album this year has grown on me like that one, but tbj I still don't like "Hard Times." I am not fond of its herky-jerkiness and prefer just about every other song on the album.
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August 1, 2017 on Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2017
Y'know Charli released "Boys" literally hours after voting closed! Who knows what might've been...
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August 1, 2017 on Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2017
It's wild how much better "Haiti" is live compared to the studio version. It's my least favorite track on Funeral, but it totally holds its own with the classics from that album in concert.
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July 26, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now
I get that it's super corny, but I listened to Reflektor while mowing the grass last weekend and "Normal Person" easily elicited the strongest reaction from me (in a good way). The part when they all scream "NO!" is so great.
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July 26, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now
"I've heard it" is indeed Tom's line, and Chairlift was indeed the original "I've heard it" album, which is a shame because Tom really underrated that one!
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July 26, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now
We have a different authority weighing in on that before the voting period's over...
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July 20, 2017 on Q&A: Mitski On Her Next Album & Making Sense Of Newfound Fame
Hey, I saw police cars and I was in a hurry! But thanks for the clarification.
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July 13, 2017 on Arcade Fire – “Electric Blue” Video
So, how 'bout all these killer new Hundred Waters songs?! Between the new EP and this lead single it feels like this band is really making The Leap this year.
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July 12, 2017 on Q&A: Hundred Waters’ Nicole Miglis Discusses Life On Skrillex’s Label And New Album Communicating
We were just discussing this as a staff. Waxa is probably the first to get three straight, but it's possible Young Thug has three non-consecutive AOTWs.
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July 11, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Out In The Storm
I had a similar experience seeing Bon Iver at Bonnaroo 2009. Thanks for sharing!
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July 7, 2017 on For Emma, Forever Ago Turns 10
Also the Staves album he produced remains one of the greatest albums of this decade
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July 7, 2017 on For Emma, Forever Ago Turns 10
I actually think I like 22, A Million the best (I am not sure if that's a hot take), but they all hold up brilliantly.
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July 7, 2017 on For Emma, Forever Ago Turns 10
Wiki is weird and conflicting on that album but the anniversary is actually Monday! Amazon (and part of the Wiki page) lists it as July 10, and if you look at a 2007 calendar July 10 was indeed a Tuesday, which was the release day back then. (All of this is a longwinded way of saying there will be a writeup on Monday.)
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July 7, 2017 on For Emma, Forever Ago Turns 10
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