Comments from kirt

I was at 2004 and 2011, so naturally my #1 set is Kanye West. I'm going next weekend, so I'm avoiding the stream, but the temptation to stream LCD anyways is strong.
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April 15, 2016 on Livestream Coachella 2016 Weekend 1 Here
Damn yall this album by the Range is SO GOOD
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March 25, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
OMG Bieber's acoustic is out of tune!! is that what we were hearing during Adele?!?
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February 15, 2016 on Grammys 2016: Comment Party
Um, hey Abel this isn't the oscars
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February 15, 2016 on Grammys 2016: Comment Party
I actually think that Thinking Out Loud will win Record of the Year. Say what you want about the song, but that is the best sounding recording out of those five, and that's what that category is about. I think The Weeknd track sounds the coolest, but Thinking Out Loud sounds big and clean and luxurious which is what grammy voters love
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February 11, 2016 on Forecasting The 2016 Grammys
I still can't vote, and Purple Reign is my favorite too. It's a conspiracy
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January 22, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I don't think I'm really ready to assign numerical values, but I know for sure that these are the albums I listened to the most this year, so here goes: 01 Beat Connection - Product 3 02 Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late 03 Tame Impala - Currents 04 Viet Cong - Viet Cong 05 Day Wave - Headcase 06 Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love 07 A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP 08 White Reaper Does It Again 09 Empress Of - Me 10 HEALTH - DEATH MAGIC
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December 1, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015
OMI - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix). Ubiquitous but still great
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August 6, 2015 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2015
Holy shit you guys, even after reading all of this, I still wasn't prepared for how much I would fucking love this album. This album is serious business
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August 5, 2015 on Album Of The Week: HEALTH Death Magic
Agreed. Also, for what it's worth, it's Tuesday and I just now finally had the time to buy the Years & Years album that came out on Friday, because... I was busy all weekend, and I have time on Tuesdays to buy new music.
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July 14, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Jason Isbell Something More Than Free
X is a little lower than I expected, that's the one I've been listening to the most lately. It's great. But really you can't lose with any of them.
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July 14, 2015 on INXS Albums From Worst To Best
I can already tell I'm gonna be rocking Multi-Love all summer long. Much like II, it makes me really happy
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May 26, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Boosie Badazz Touch Down 2 Cause Hell
I love that you describe them as young. I saw them last year at TBD Fest, and when they came out to set up, they were noticeably older than any of the other bands I'd seen; they're in their 30s, but when they started playing, they put those younger bands to shame. They played with a youthful intensity that was unmatched. They attacked those songs with their whole bodies. Acetate was like, the high point of the whole festival.
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May 6, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Metz II
Can't wait to hear this! What a great week. I'm really loving the new Penguin Prison, and Turnover, and the My Morning Jacket isn't half bad either.
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May 5, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Metz II
So, uh, they sound like Kings Of Leon now? Talk about a lateral move from one kind of sucking to another.
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April 12, 2015 on Watch Mumford & Sons Play Their New Singles On Saturday Night Live
I love Carly Rae, I thought her last album was great, but I didn't feel that I Really Like You was destined for dominance like Call Me Maybe. The song felt a little try-hard, if you know what I mean. Like, you can't just decide to make a song a hit, it has to connect with people.
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April 10, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Did you know that you can view the curated playlists without signing up? So if this curated content is supposed to be some of the perceived value for subscribers, they've failed at that. I took a look at Jay-Z's playlist, and I already had all those songs on my itunes except for one, which I then downloaded. Sorry Jay-Z!
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March 31, 2015 on Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal
Yeah, like, after a week, I pretty much forget what else I was upset about. But I still want profiles back.
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February 27, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Tuesdays have always been my favorite day, making a pot of coffee and listening to all the newly released albums. I like that it's on a weekday; it's a bright spot during the work week, I can get to know the new albums that will soundtrack my week, and I have time to see what new music I'll play out that weekend. Fridays are already the busiest day of the week. There's no time to experience new music like you can on a Monday or Tuesday. Maybe it makes sense for record companies, to combat piracy, etc, whatever. I'm a consumer and I've been robbed of one of my favorite consumer experience in life, and that sucks.
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February 26, 2015 on Friday Is Officially The New Global Record Release Day
Tuesdays have always been my favorite day, making a pot of coffee and listening to all the newly released albums. I liked that it happened on a weekday; it was a bright spot to get me through the week. It gave me time to get to know the new music that would soundtrack my week, and to see what new music I could play out that weekend. Fridays are already Fridays. They are already the busiest day of the week. There isn't time to experience new music like you could on a Monday or Tuesday. Maybe this move makes sense to record companies, preventing piracy, etc, whatever. I'm a consumer and I've been robbed of one of my favorite consumer experiences in life, and that sucks.
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February 26, 2015 on Friday Is Officially The New Global Record Release Day
Has anyone heard any of the other albums of note out today? Anything else worth checking out?
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February 10, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
I knew I liked Howard Jones, but after seeing his hair in that video, now I REAALLY like him
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February 7, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This first song is total gibberish and I love it
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January 23, 2015 on Mixtape Of The Week: Future & Zaytoven Beast Mode
A-Trak is right, this Travi$ Scott album is really great! Why hadn't I heard about it?
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January 3, 2015 on A-Trak Explains Why 2014 Was A Great Year For Rap
Most of my favorites are on the list, so here are my 10 favorites that didn't make the list: Wild Beasts - Present Tense Tove Lo - Queen Of The Clouds Bad Suns - Language & Perspective Betty Who - Take Me When You Go Haerts - Haerts Theophilus London - Vibes Absolutely Free - Absolutely Free. Bleachers - Strange Desire Eternal Summers - The Drop Beneath Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
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December 2, 2014 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2014
I knew I recognized that vocal line from something, and then I realized: "Uptown Funk" is ripping off Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything".
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November 23, 2014 on Watch Mark Ronson Perform With Bruno Mars & Mystikal On SNL
Can't wait to listen to this! And if you like pop music, the Betty Who album came out today too and it's a pretty joyous collection of pop songs.
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October 7, 2014 on Album Of The Week: Tinashe Aquarius
Yikes, that Gawker list! No one who has left their house in the last decade would put "I gotta feeling" so high, that song is the plague.
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October 2, 2014 on The Week In Pop: With “Rather Be,” Brainy Hybrid Band Clean Bandit Finds The Feeling
Dammit this isn't a Kanye West song. Stupid Typoglycemia
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September 23, 2014 on Kero Kero Bonito – “Cat Vs. Dog (Kane West Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)
I thought the same thing after the first listen, that it wasn't much of a step forward for them... but after a few more listens, it makes me so, so happy. It makes me happy in a way that few other albums this year can. I can't wait to listen to it again. So maybe they don't need to evolve.
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November 5, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Cut Copy Free Your Mind
I saw them live at CMJ about a week after this album came out. I'd been listening to the CD on repeat on the trains all week, and was feeling like the album was a pretty huge deal. When I got to the Sub Pop showcase, though, the hall was half empty. I guess most CMJ attendees were off seeing bands with more buzz, and those few of us crowded up front for the Shins were there because those songs really meant something to us.
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October 21, 2013 on Chutes Too Narrow Turns 10
Tom, I like that you are broadening the scope. Music videos stopped being something we waited to watch on MTV and became something we clicked on a long time ago, and they are certainly only one of the many types of things we click on to experience music now. That said, I don't care for cellphone videos. I prefer to experience something for the first time at a higher quality. I didn't want to hear the new Dismemberment Plan songs for the first time from some crappy cellphone recording, so I waited for music videos and studio versions. I'd be bummed to see cellphone videos in the countdown. I guess I'm saying, I just hope that "5 Best" continues to mean "Best" and not just "most sensational".
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October 18, 2013 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Yeah, if the bracket was on Stereogum, it would have had opposite results across the board. Grantland has some great music writers, but their readers... are funny.
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September 11, 2013 on Deconstructing: LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” And Trying To Define The Best Song Of The Millennium
I just checked out Rudimental, and I'm not surprised I hadn't heard of them. They're massively British sounding Drum-and-Bass, which isn't really popular here in the states.
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September 11, 2013 on Disclosure, Savages, Bowie Make Mercury Prize 2013 Shortlist
The interactivity is neat, but I think as a video the regular one is superior. I didn't mind listening to the song twice in a row though, because it's great!
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September 9, 2013 on Arcade Fire – “Reflektor” Interactive Video
True. Funny how the two best Odd Future albums are the two that sound the least like Odd Future albums
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August 19, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Earl Sweatshirt Doris
I just think dynamics, like breaks and drops, take rap beats to the next level. I feel like the beats on Doris kinda just plod along in one mode. And melody, though certainly not necessary, felt especially lacking. But again this is just a first impression.
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August 17, 2013 on Earl Sweatshirt Doris Comment Party
Kinda disappointed after one listen. His rapping is great, but... I feel like he hasn't written any songs here. The tracks lack melody, dynamics, structure, etc. the things that make rap songs great. The whole thing is a little shapeless and mushy.
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August 16, 2013 on Earl Sweatshirt Doris Comment Party
My pick is Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful. It's more maudlin than sunny, but summer songs can come in all moods. And it gives me the feels. Also: Mikal Cronin - Change Kurt Vile - KV Crimes Daft Punk - Doin' It Right Kisses - Huddle But I'll probably vote for Get Lucky in the end.
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June 13, 2013 on Let’s Shortlist The Song Of The Summer 2013
The Deafheaven album wasn't as popular of a topic I guess. It's great, but Black Metal isn't really my jam; I'm still just listening to Daft Punk and After Dark 2 a ton this week.
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May 31, 2013 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments