Comments from Chris DeVille

It really is good. I didn't expect it to be because I am so used to major-label rap debuts being mediocre + there were so many ways it could have gone wrong + I frankly underestimated Cardi. But man, it's so much fun. Good raps, good beats, good songs. I love it.
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April 10, 2018 on Cardi B Co-Hosts The Tonight Show: Watch Her Tell Jokes And Tell John Mulaney He Looks Like The Pet Shop Boys
Yes, according to Maynard he's been waiting on those dudes forever.
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April 9, 2018 on Tool To Host “Music Clinics” For Fans Next Month
Agreed that "The Hills" should be 1 or 2 here, but I ain't the listmaker here. Can't front on "Glass Table Girls" though.
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April 9, 2018 on The 10 Best The Weeknd Songs
This was the hardest field of songs to narrow down yet this year. Lots of worthy casualties. Q2 has officially arrived.
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April 6, 2018 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I'll be curious to see how high any of these chart on the Hot 100. They'll probably all be on there given that the EP is going to debut at #1 on the albums chart. None of them really feel like ~singles~ to me, though.
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April 5, 2018 on It’s The Freakin’ Weeknd Baby, I’m About To Have Me Some Crushing Nihilistic Despair
Similarly, I wrote half of it while listening to the new Beach House album
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April 5, 2018 on It’s The Freakin’ Weeknd Baby, I’m About To Have Me Some Crushing Nihilistic Despair
Also, "She should have followed her deepest instincts on this go around." I am pretty sure she did just that, and that's how we ended up with Melodrama?
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April 3, 2018 on A Different Kind Of Buzz: Beholding Lorde’s Unconventional Pop Stardom On The Melodrama Tour
Previously: https://youtu.be/XX7JAHddY84
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April 3, 2018 on Dr. Seuss Did It For The Culture
Some of what you're saying makes sense, but Lorde also had two top-10 singles on her last album, including a No. 1. And she recorded her latest album with a guy whose old band was scoring top-10 hits (including a No. 1) around the same time, a guy who also produced half of the new Taylor Swift album. So it's not crazy to think about how she fits into the mainstream pop sphere, even if she ultimately turns out to be a different kind of artist.
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April 3, 2018 on A Different Kind Of Buzz: Beholding Lorde’s Unconventional Pop Stardom On The Melodrama Tour
Ah, you're right! That should be fixed now.
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April 3, 2018 on Stream Look Vibrant The Up Here Place
So I am not just imagining all that hostility?!
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March 26, 2018 on Mike D Finally Breaks His Legendary Silence About 311
Album Of The Week is Tom's empire, but this seems like a nice place to leave this https://twitter.com/chrisdeville/status/955911520109678593
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March 26, 2018 on Stream Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour
https://twitter.com/tweeasfuck/status/977195224895238144
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March 23, 2018 on Premature Evaluation: Jack White Boarding House Reach
I don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of all #1 singles but one two-chord loop that comes to mind is Usher's "Yeah"
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March 22, 2018 on So, What’s Popping On The UK Pop Charts These Days?
As cokeparty indicates, this thread seems... unnecessary
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March 21, 2018 on Snail Mail Is Ready For You Now
Or maybe you could stop fundamentally misunderstanding the role of a music critic.
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March 20, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Courtney Marie Andrews May Your Kindness Remain
You obviously don't live in Ohio, where a large percentage and maybe even the majority of GBV's listener base comprises dads. This is also true of any indie band that was big in the '90s.
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March 20, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Courtney Marie Andrews May Your Kindness Remain
See also: https://www.stereogum.com/1987136/american-idol-contestant-gets-unwanted-first-kiss-from-katy-perry/video/
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March 14, 2018 on New Story Highlights The Ruthlessly Litigious Past Of Meek Mill’s Longtime Judge
Luv when a commenter tries to counter the premise of an article by... restating the premise
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March 14, 2018 on Nostalgia Salesmen Jack White & Julian Casablancas Attempt To Outrun The Past
You mean the part where I said the new Voidz stuff is pretty good, but not as good as the first two Strokes albums?
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March 14, 2018 on Nostalgia Salesmen Jack White & Julian Casablancas Attempt To Outrun The Past
+1 for "Electric Blue." Second best was "Creature Comfort."
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March 9, 2018 on Arcade Fire’s “Money + Love” Is A Double Music Video Co-Starring Toni Collette
I dunno, those MGK and Post Malone songs were pretty explicit about drugs, sex, and violence. Whereas "God's Plan" and the Black Panther songs are not too explicit. I listen to the clean versions of the Drake and Kendrick hits in the living room when my kids are around and they feel like pop music to me.
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March 8, 2018 on Pop Radio’s Love Affair With White Rappers Continues Apace
That MNEK song was in last week's column!
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March 8, 2018 on Pop Radio’s Love Affair With White Rappers Continues Apace
Believe it or not, this column is now four years old, going on five. I am not sure I believe it myself, but you can check for yourself: The first The Week In Pop ran in January 2014. (It was an intro explaining what I'd be writing about and why you don't need to be mad Stereogum has a weekly pop column.)
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March 8, 2018 on Pop Radio’s Love Affair With White Rappers Continues Apace
I appreciate this reference
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March 8, 2018 on Snow Patrol Are Back, Baby!
I wasn't on staff yet or else we totally would've!
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March 5, 2018 on Ted Leo & The Pharmacists Announce Hearts Of Oak 15th Anniversary Tour
Was listening the other night and the early Wilco comparison really jumped out
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March 4, 2018 on “If It Makes You Happy” Is (Still) Having A Moment
That is a level of legalism and fundamentalism I cannot identify with! My parents were all about MWS. When my dad brought home our first CD player in 1992, Go West Young Man was the first CD we played in it.
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February 28, 2018 on Ryley Walker – “Telluride Speed”
I think MxPx were the first punk band a lot of us heard (other than Green Day)
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February 28, 2018 on Ryley Walker – “Telluride Speed”
Damnably just reissued the two Magic Words albums, too. That lo-fi version of "Jonah" is still my favorite thing Lisa's released.
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February 26, 2018 on Wussy – “Gloria”
Shit, how did I forget to include "Feel It Still" in my little rundown? Adding...
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February 22, 2018 on Alice Merton Is Ruling Rock Radio. Is A Pop Crossover Next?
Presumably the season finale of This Is Us
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February 20, 2018 on Arcade Fire Play Saturday Night Live Next Month
The bot is not welcome here (You are of course always welcome, padfoot, unless you become a bot)
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February 20, 2018 on Remember Sports – “Up From Below”
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