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Great write-up, Tom! (Although I'm sad that "epiphany" didn't get a mention, in either the article or the comments. Am I the only one who loves that song? I think it's a very atypical and notable song for Taylor, and it surprised me in a good way.)
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July 25, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift folklore
That NINA song would be at home on the Drive soundtrack. Good stuff. I didn't notice you say anything that bad in the Kanye thread. I wouldn't worry about it. I have absolutely melted down in a Stereogum thread before, and people are still nice to me. I think folks here tend to move on pretty quickly. :)
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July 25, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
"Shouldn'ta Done That" is a great closer. This album should've come out during a better summer, but I guess you take what you can get.
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July 25, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I almost spaced that the new George Clanton + Nick Hexum album is out now! I'd forgotten just how great "Crash Pad" and "King for a Day" are. Happy weekend.
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July 25, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
It does look like an honorable way to die.
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July 24, 2020 on Stream Taylor Swift’s New Album folklore
I upvoted you out of fairness, but most albums don't have a song as intense as "Possession". Overall, Taylor did pretty dang good on this one though.
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July 24, 2020 on Stream Taylor Swift’s New Album folklore
This is a very heartwarming comment. 😊
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July 24, 2020 on Stream Taylor Swift’s New Album folklore
Oh no! Bloc, you're taking a bunch of downvotes! 😦 https://64.media.tumblr.com/e5bde4e3c9a7e8abe66ae3b87c4ae547/tumblr_inline_nrp3rq0At81sloutj_540.gif
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July 24, 2020 on Stream Taylor Swift’s New Album folklore
She sings the first couple verses of "epiphany" like it's a Cocteau Twins song. Which is pretty much the highest praise I can give.
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July 24, 2020 on Stream Taylor Swift’s New Album folklore
"While I don’t agree with some of the things she said about me, it’s important that she be allowed to say them and that she be supported for speaking out." Wow, what a swell guy! But seriously, he's just saying whatever he thinks he needs to say. Typical abusive behavior.
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July 22, 2020 on SWMRS’ Joey Armstrong Issues Statement About Sexual Misconduct Allegations
I don't listen to much hardcore, but I sure did enjoy that Sharptooth album from the other week!
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July 16, 2020 on The Month In Hardcore: July 2020
It was supposed to be some sort of joke. 😞
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July 7, 2020 on Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Bid, Elon Musk Endorses
People should probably vote for whoever's going to win.
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July 5, 2020 on Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Bid, Elon Musk Endorses
I finally listened to Angel Olsen's Burn Your Fire for No Witness for the first time this week. I was a tad underhwlemed (or perhaps simply whelmed), until "Windows" came along and absolutely wrecked me. That's gotta be one of her best songs! Anyway, happy weekend, pals. Try not to celebrate the 4th of July. 👋😒👍
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July 4, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Welcome! That's cool, I didn't even know Margaret was an author as well. I'll have to track those down. I'm also just now finding out that she's good at three different things: her dark pop solo project as Nomadic War Machine is great stuff too. She just dropped a new EP yesterday.
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July 1, 2020 on The Month In Metal – June 2020
Must've messed up that link. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Socialist_black_metal_bands
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July 1, 2020 on The Month In Metal – June 2020
Yeah, I'm glad that was included. Prior to this, I've usually just consulted Wikipedia's list of NSBM bands to make sure I'm not unwittingly giving any of them my time. But this list is more comprehensive in that it focuses more on labels than individual artists.
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July 1, 2020 on The Month In Metal – June 2020
Yeah, that Feminazgûl album is pretty fuckin' sweet. I too have no memory of how I stumbled across it. I just woke up one morning (or rather afternoon) and there it was in my purchased albums. (I don't normal buy an album before listening, but I guess their name made them a safe bet for me.) Saudi Arabian black metal band Al-Namrood released their latest this month, Wala'at. Estorat Taghoot remains my favorite of theirs, but this new one's up there with it. Finally, don't miss Unreqvited's latest, Empathica. I like it better than Mosaic II. It's not as dark as that album, but there's some gorgeous stuff on there ("Empathica II: Everwinter"), as well as sufficiently heavy ("Crystal Cascade"). Great intro as always. More and more these days, I find myself spending time on Bandcamp just checking out new artists based on whims, or on other people who bought them. That last sentence doesn't flow well at all.
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July 1, 2020 on The Month In Metal – June 2020
Uh-oh, don't go too far back! (they/them pronouns, not that I care much either way. You can stop looking at my comment history now!)
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June 30, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
65% now! It's heartwarming to see this thing make so much progress just in the first day. Good job pals, keep it up!
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June 30, 2020 on Save Stereogum: An ‘00s Covers Comp
I just went with "Jered Threatin".
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June 30, 2020 on Save Stereogum: An ‘00s Covers Comp
I also recommend Au-Dessus's self-titled, as well as their album End of Chapter. It pretty much all runs together as one work. 👿😊👿😊👿😊😊👿
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June 28, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Also Broken Play by A Pregnant Light. That's another good one. Quit messing around. 👿
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June 28, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
No, I never did. You should check out The Bleakness of Our Constant by Eneferens. One of the best in that genre. If you like Alcest, you'll like this. :)
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June 28, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
How about a Stereogum tramp-stamp, personally administered by one of the staff. It could say "I've heard it", with an arrow pointing down toward my butt.
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June 27, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
That does sound good! That's up next for me if I have any steam left after Paysage d'Hiver.
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June 27, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This is such a great album! 🌲🌲🌲🌙
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June 25, 2020 on Stream Woods Of Desolation As The Stars (Stereogum Premiere)
I think if you're lying on your front on the floor of the shower, with your legs wildly flailing in awkward angles behind you, it's O.K. to go ahead and pee at that point in your life.
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June 11, 2020 on Guitar Center, Artists Dump Fulltone Pedals Over Founder’s Facebook Posts
Dang, that's too bad. That part of "Kerosene" is my favorite moment on the album. I don't think she sounds like Alanis Morissette (and I say that as someone who loves Jagged Little Pill). But I guess once you start hearing something in a bad way, it's hard to stop hearing it that way.
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June 10, 2020 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 So Far
If you can't Bloem, join 'em.
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June 10, 2020 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 So Far
Rina Sawayama should probably be on here, but I've only listened to that album once in full. Also, I haven't gotten around to listening to græ yet, even though I bought it last Friday. But based on the singles, I'll probably love it.
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June 10, 2020 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 So Far
Still plenty of albums I've yet to check out. Here are my favorites so far, pretty much in order: Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now Ellis – Born Again Sivyj Yar – Grief Yves Tumor – Heaven to a Tortured Mind Spectral Lore / Mare Cognitum – Wanderers: Astrology of the Nine Grimes – Miss Anthropocene Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi The Weeknd - After Hours JFDR – New Dreams Cult of Fire – Nirvana Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud Vuur & Zijde / Impavida
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June 10, 2020 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 So Far
“Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince” is one of her best songs!
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June 7, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift Lover
Wait, just get rid of that parenthese at the end. It took me an hour and a half to realize that.
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June 6, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Whoa, thank you! (I assume you're talking about this Old Blood: https://oldbloodgroup.bandcamp.com/) I am currently listening to their self-titled 2016 album, and have now pre-ordered Acid Doom.
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June 6, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This was the first Esoctrilihum album I've listened to, and I thought it was pretty easy to get into! I am interested to check out their previous stuff now, so I'll see how that goes.
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June 2, 2020 on The Month In Metal – May 2020
The start of "De Doornen" is like if each of your eyeballs sprouted a nostril and used them to snort up a couple massive gaggers.
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May 30, 2020 on The Month In Metal – May 2020
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