Comments from James Rettig

damn that was quick!! but same ^__^
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December 1, 2016 on Sports – “Reality TV” Video
stop, it hurts too much
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
It's not!! Just a technical glitch, hopefully will be sorted out soon.
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November 30, 2016 on Gucci Mane’s Beautiful Victory Lap
tis my top secret DJ alter ego! i can't comment on anyone else's ;)
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November 28, 2016 on Join Us At A Stereogum Christmas Show In Brooklyn
I understand the comparison, but no one asked for 9/11. Almost half the (voting) populace asked for Donald Trump. I agree that it's time to take action, but as a queer person it doesn't come as a surprise to me that half the country despises me, and I've been working. But interesting assertion that no one has died given all the police brutality we've seen this year alone...
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November 10, 2016 on Turtlenecked – “Boys Club”
Nah, gonna use my very small platform to encourage people to vote for the viable candidate who does not personally want me and every other marginalized person in this country to either not be here or live in fear for the rest of their lives. But thanks!
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November 8, 2016 on Animal Collective Endorse Clinton, Urge Fans Not To Vote Third Party
They just display as attributed to an artist called "-" -- I tried that when they all first came out.
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November 7, 2016 on New The xx Album I See You Apparently Coming Soon
Mothers were on last year's list.
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November 1, 2016 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016
As I stated in the intro and in a few comments down below, we don't take the parameters of this list that seriously, and obviously there's always going to be exclusions. Don't think I'd classify that as lazy! This list is just an excuse to give special attention to new(ish) music we've been excited about all year. No deeper than that...
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November 1, 2016 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016
choosing to believe that this is a parody of a stupid comment for my sanity
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November 1, 2016 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016
This is true! Though honestly the criteria for this list is so loose that nothing really makes any sense. We just want to celebrate some new-ish artists that put out good music this year, but that doesn't lend itself to a grabby headline :P
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November 1, 2016 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016
New stuff next year for Kissi I think! They just missed the cutoff for BNB last year, so decided to slip them in here :) And yeah, we've been on the Mitski train for a while now so she wasn't considered. If we had done a list in 2014 (we skipped that year), she would've def been on it.
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November 1, 2016 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016
I really do not like Whitney (though some other staffers like them, but not enough to make the list), but Car Seat Headrest was on last year's list :)
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November 1, 2016 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016
It's eligible next week! I am voting for it.
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October 28, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Yah, I've fixed. Wooooo I'm so excited for everyone to hear this!! It's so special
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October 20, 2016 on Stream Mannequin Pussy Romantic
Got a nice lil surprise for all you KKBheads next week :) ;) :)
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October 14, 2016 on Stream Kero Kero Bonito Bonito Generation
damn ok guys :( .... i still think this track goes
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October 3, 2016 on Ricky Eat Acid – “Nice To See You”
Argh I missed an opportunity to make a good joke...
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September 26, 2016 on Record Labels Sue One Of Those YouTube-Ripping Sites
I definitely see how the lyrics could be read as such (and you could be completely right! idk), but I ultimately came to the conclusion that, for as whiny as it is, it doesn't really read as disrespectful to me. Which is just my personal interpretation, but I do think it's very self-aware, and the song plays with perspective in an interesting way (see: I think most of the spoken word part is from Amber's "perspective," though I wouldn't fully commit to that). Of course, the whole album could turn out to be some sadsack poor-me straight boy bullshit and I'll have to backtrack on this completely, but I am holding out hope that Longstreth isn't that dumb. And this is coming from someone who never really fucked with the Longstreth-only iteration of the band, and always thought Amber and Angel and etc's contributions were always the best parts. So we'll see!! But I feel you.
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September 23, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
oops yep this should be fixed in a sec :)
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September 23, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Yeah, throwing my lil weight behind the LVL UP album! That closing track is so crazy epic.
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September 20, 2016 on Album Of The Week: How To Dress Well Care
argh thank you! been a crazy day, fixed
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September 20, 2016 on Hello Shark – “Alligator”
I just said the same thing in Slack a few minutes ago!! I think they're both pretty much perfect albums, but I listen to individual songs from SLM a lot more than BO nowadays. "The Socialites" & "Unto Caesar" 4ever
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September 19, 2016 on Dirty Projectors Tease First New Music In Forever
Not sure if it'll actually work since you're in Canada, but I think there's a little glitch with the NPR embed because that's displaying for me too here in NY. Maybe try clicking through to the site because I can hear it then...
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September 15, 2016 on Stream Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
"(pair or pa-yer)," says their Twitter. So I guess like the fruit! Or however you want.
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September 8, 2016 on Peaer – “Third Law”
I was so close to making a catfish joke in the post but figured you guys would pick up the slack. :') Thanks
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September 8, 2016 on Watch Katy Perry Surprise Orlando Shooting Survivor On Ellen, Offer To Pay His Tuition
Wrote this before my morning coffee settled in ;)
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September 1, 2016 on Ugh, Justin Bieber Covered Tupac On BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge
Yep, we got some bad info. Should be updated momentarily! Thanks :)
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August 24, 2016 on Crying – “Wool In The Wash”
This is so important. Thank you. Never delete this.
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August 23, 2016 on Please Watch These Pokémon Dance
It was ok! I only caught the last half of it because Melvins were at the same time, but I was impressed for what it was... But I'm also very much not the target audience for it, so I didn't really have anything to say about it.
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August 15, 2016 on 9 Memorable Moments From Eaux Claires 2016
Both? Neither? I debated that in my head, actually.
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August 10, 2016 on Stream JEFF The Brotherhood Zone
We'll definitely keep this in mind for the future. I know these exclusive streams are frustrating, and we mostly decide on a case-by-case basis whether it's worth posting/alerting you guys to their existence. I decided to post this one since I know a lot of commenters are hyped on the band and I don't think the album's going to get any other coverage beyond this, so I wanted to give people a space to discuss it if they wanted to. Get that it sucks if you're not an Apple Music subscriber, but also I personally hate all streaming services!! I'm still desperately clinging onto my mp3s...
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July 29, 2016 on Stream Wild Beasts Boy King
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July 26, 2016 on Carpool Karaoke Series Coming To Apple Music
No one is safe from Carly Slay Jepsen
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July 21, 2016 on Danny L Harle – “Supernatural” (Feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)
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