Comments from Chris DeVille

People who think Scott buying Stereogum back means less of this kind of post are in for a rude awakening. Our man Lapatine LIVES for this shit!
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January 24, 2020 on Justin Bieber Cried Through His Album Playback, Then Excused Himself To Have Sex With His Wife
I anticipated this critique but after listening to the albums again I'm standing my ground here
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January 23, 2020 on Who Should Win, And Who Will Win, At The 2020 Grammys
I like Ultraviolence and NFR about the same. Both start out incredibly strong and grow a little tiresome in the second half. Some of my younger colleagues have informed me that Born To Die will always be her masterpiece, so: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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January 23, 2020 on Who Should Win, And Who Will Win, At The 2020 Grammys
Pig Lib is probably an 8
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January 22, 2020 on Stephen Malkmus – “Xian Man”
You all should be very excited about this album
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January 22, 2020 on Waxahatchee – “Fire”
Not liking I'm Wide Awake is insane to me. I have been shocked to learn that "disliking I'm Wide Awake" is a popular position. To me it's several marathons better than anything else he's ever done. It's one of my favorite albums of all time. Not that I dislike his other work, I'm Wide Awake just hits me deeper than the rest.
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January 21, 2020 on Bright Eyes Tease New Music, Announce First Shows In 9 Years
Wait don’t forget Ryan also having bad taste and loving them
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January 17, 2020 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Also this post represents us no longer sleeping!
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January 14, 2020 on Ari Lennox – “Bussit” & EARTHGANG – “Still Up” (Feat. Reason)
Definitely the best album by someone named Ari last year
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January 14, 2020 on Ari Lennox – “Bussit” & EARTHGANG – “Still Up” (Feat. Reason)
"Cousins" and "Giving Up The Gun" are top 10 VW for sure
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January 10, 2020 on Contra Turns 10
I think you’re safe, but maybe not if Michael still worked here
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January 3, 2020 on Animal Turns 10
"Quiet Light" seriously so great
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December 30, 2019 on Barack Obama Shares His Favorite Songs Of 2019
Thanks, fixing this...
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December 11, 2019 on The 15 Best Music Podcasts Of 2019
Ryan said they're retroactively making him like Currents less!
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December 6, 2019 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I can't believe you've never heard of their devoted stan community, the Foster Children
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December 4, 2019 on Foster The People Are Ready To Retire “Pumped Up Kicks”
Agreed! If this was my own personal list she'd easily be top 20.
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December 3, 2019 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2019
Personally I love it way more than U.F.O.F. but if one of two Big Thief albums had to be sacrificed in order to get some shine for someone else, I can't complain
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December 3, 2019 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2019
Tom actually IS doing a Best Hardcore Albums list so be on the lookout
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December 3, 2019 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2019
Re: your first question, yes, only the redeemed downloads count as album sales. Re: the the second question, Nielsen Soundscan is where Billboard gets their data, but Billboard then decides what to do with that data (i.e. what should count and what should not count). But the question is becoming moot because Valence (parent company of Billboard, and of Stereogum) is buying Soundscan.
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November 26, 2019 on Billboard Announces New Rules For Merchandise/Album Bundles
Or maybe the dreaded "visualizer"
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November 21, 2019 on Bon Iver – “Naeem” Video
Those were just "lyric videos"
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November 21, 2019 on Bon Iver – “Naeem” Video
Honestly Ryan and I (the resident National stans) spent way too much time debating which of their albums would make it on the list — we felt like there was a strong case for High Violet, Trouble Will Find Me, AND Sleep Well Beast
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November 20, 2019 on The National Performing High Violet In Full At Homecoming 2020: See The Full Lineup
That is directly quoted in this article. Better luck next time, StupidAsshole!
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November 14, 2019 on Luke Combs, King Of The Country Music Average Joes
I totally forgot these bands toured together in '99. Foo Fighters bailed on the Columbus date (which I attended) because they partied too hard the night before. Muse opened. What a time!
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November 13, 2019 on Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers To Headline Boston Calling 2020
One of the dumbest comments I've seen on this site tbh
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November 12, 2019 on Big Thief Are Already Legends
Also I could have sworn I saw somebody drinking wine direct from the bottle and it turns out I did https://twitter.com/HumbleMumble/status/1194262296253599745
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November 12, 2019 on Big Thief Are Already Legends
Welcome to town! Where did you move from? I skipped past the bar due to long lines and now, with the knowledge of the $5 bourbons, I greatly regret it.
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November 12, 2019 on Big Thief Are Already Legends
It definitely sounds like Caracara
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November 7, 2019 on Fireworks – “Demitasse”
I omitted her because her song with Owl City was huge
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November 7, 2019 on The One-Hit Wonders Of The 2010s
I don't remember where I read this yesterday but it appears you're right, so I'm just removing that sentence. Thanks!
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November 7, 2019 on The One-Hit Wonders Of The 2010s
Well, two albums deep anyway.
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November 7, 2019 on The One-Hit Wonders Of The 2010s
I really like that list!
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November 7, 2019 on Artist Of The Decade: Kendrick Lamar
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