Comments from James Rettig

I don't know why this pops up on every Jay Som post we do but again for the people in the back: 'Turn Into' is a demo collection (has been referred to as "a collection of 'finished & unfinished songs'" since it came out), 'Everybody Works' is her proper debut album. It's not like we don't know it exists
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August 8, 2019 on Jay Som – “Nighttime Drive” Video
Yeah, that's what I was getting at. Probably a better way to phrase it but I also didn't wanna really wanna get into biology etc etc so just left it like that
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August 6, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Marika Hackman Any Human Friend
can't believe taylor tried to humpty dumpty her way into 2019 😤
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July 23, 2019 on Taylor Swift – “The Archer”
yeah, looks like i messed up a few months back. sorry bout that! it's all fixed now
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July 17, 2019 on Four Tet – “Dreamer”
lol yeah definitely one of the best pop songs about cum!
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July 8, 2019 on LP Turns 10
Hmm, I like Pageant Material a lot so I'm not sure if I'd agree with that, but I think a lot of the discourse around Dedicated might trend that way simply because of what a phenomenon Emotion was. Honestly, it was hard for me to write about something that I think is perfectly OK but here we are!
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May 16, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated
https://www.stereogum.com/2041262/pile-hair/music/ :)
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April 26, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
that's what makes it ferocious
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April 26, 2019 on Ugh Taylor What The Hell Are You Doing?
Maybe I hedged a little on that one... I didn't realize the 'Pretty Odd' hive was that strong! But it is pretty damn good, right? "Northern Downpour"!!!
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April 26, 2019 on Ugh Taylor What The Hell Are You Doing?
yeah, i think you're missing something
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April 24, 2019 on Mannequin Pussy – “Drunk II” Video
wait i love this, what is it from?
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April 17, 2019 on Four Tet – “Teenage Birdsong”
uhh yeah it hasn't come out yet, fixed that
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April 12, 2019 on Men I Trust – “Numb”
per the press release, this was indeed inspired by "Judith" so you're on point
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April 10, 2019 on Charly Bliss – “Hard To Believe” Video
AOTW belongs to all of us now! I just happened to do the last few. This I just posted cus no one else was around to do it 🙃
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March 19, 2019 on Full Of Hell – “Burning Myrrh” Video
Just a joke, mostly! I've never cared about Andrew Bird and it certainly sounds like Andrew Bird.
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March 19, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Nilüfer Yanya Miss Universe
ezra koenig is my king
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March 8, 2019 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
lol ugh oops, fixed
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March 6, 2019 on It’s Blitz! Turns 10
They're both good, bloc! :)
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March 6, 2019 on It’s Blitz! Turns 10
they're coming next week :) https://www.instagram.com/p/BubxD6OgeZ-/
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March 1, 2019 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
ugh humbly thank you... i knew it sounded wrong but forgot to double check.
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February 27, 2019 on Hear Fred Thomas & Anna Burch’s Split 7″
oops sorry bout that
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February 26, 2019 on Big Thief – “UFOF”
for the record, this was wildly accurate!
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January 30, 2019 on Hop Along Beer Vs. Hanson Beer: A Roundtable
No one said this? We all love Hop Along! The band
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January 29, 2019 on Hop Along Beer Vs. Hanson Beer: A Roundtable
His debut is still my favorite, but this new one has wormed its way up to #2
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January 17, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: James Blake Assume Form
I've been doing a lot of long drives recently so I've regrettably softened on podcasts because I'm bored a lot :( But I don't like listening to music ones cus I think about music all day!
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December 12, 2018 on Noteworthy Movie Soundtracks From 2018
'Black Panther' songs were barely in the movie, so I didn't count it. (I didn't think the score was all that, either.) And the 'Phantom Thread' soundtrack was technically released this year, so I paired it up with another Greenwood score since it missed last year's list 'cus it wasn't out by the time it was published.
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December 12, 2018 on Noteworthy Movie Soundtracks From 2018
Quick author's note down here: I haven't seen If Beale Street Could Talk yet so I didn't include it, but judging by the soundtrack it probably would have made it on here. Also Suspiria was 85% bad - don't come at me! Thom's score was especially messily used. Some of those songs are great on their own but in the context of the movie are totally lifeless. Ok thanks!
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December 12, 2018 on Noteworthy Movie Soundtracks From 2018
yeah MAYA (um /\/\/\Y/\) is next level. i love that album
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December 11, 2018 on Watch Grimes’ Wild Tonight Show Performance Of “We Appreciate Power”
I know you didn't mean anything bad by this, but this makes me a little sad because what I care about most/cover a lot of here is indie rock that like nobody listens to :( I like some pop but I definitely don't consider that my lane.
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December 10, 2018 on Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism
yawn this is such a boring take that i shouldn't even justify it with a response but it's called https://www.stereogum.com/music/ and it's literally existed for like, a decade sis
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December 10, 2018 on The 2018 Music Power Couples Power Rankings
Tierra Whack actually literally made it onto a list on this site, dude: https://www.stereogum.com/2023376/best-eps-2018/franchises/2018-in-review/
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December 10, 2018 on Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism
Thanks, glad to hear from someone who has already seen it. I was definitely on the fence for a lot of the movie, but the last 30 minutes or so sold me on its twisted shit. I could absolutely see walking away from this hating it, though, but honestly it's nice to have a movie about music and fame that doesn't play it safe or easy. (Looking at you, A Star Is Born.) Obviously we differ on the takeaway, hope you didn't think it was a total waste of time. Curious to know what you thought of Spring Breakers, cus I feel like that's a film it has a lot in common with tonally and has been similarly divisive.
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December 10, 2018 on Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism
"This site" has a lot of different people with a lot of different opinions and also I'm not deriding anything in this article, I'm talking about a film that has a very specific point of view. There's no right or wrong here.
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December 10, 2018 on Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism
Same lol are you hiring?
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December 10, 2018 on Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism
yess my Dear Nora people!! great album, tied with Beach House & Tirzah at #1 for me
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December 6, 2018 on The Gummy Awards: Vote For The Best Music Of 2018
What ya talkin about I love Glass Candy! "Warm In The Winter" is indeed the best IDIB song, followed closely by "Beautiful Object" but this list bout Chromatics
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November 28, 2018 on The 10 Best Chromatics Songs
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