Comments from notanotherbrick

I wish I'd said "the dark queen of 2019". Sorta like the goblin king Jareth's bride.
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July 30, 2019 on Angel Olsen – “All Mirrors” Video
It's so bold and out of place with all the insipid mumbling mono-genre mush of 2019.
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July 30, 2019 on Angel Olsen – “All Mirrors” Video
And with this song and video, the queen of 2019 has arrived, draped in finery, in all her splendour.
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July 30, 2019 on Angel Olsen – “All Mirrors” Video
Part Time is a hard listen for me. I first discovered them last year, my new girlfriend made me a playlist and their song "Night Drive" was the first track on it. Over time it became a part of our relationship, like a symbol of things between us, and it soundtracked our New Year's Eve kiss last year, under fireworks. Of course, you all know that the next part of this story is that we are no longer together, but this song, Night Drive, and even the words "Part Time", bring the whole thing flooding back. Good times, but also a flood of melancholy. Music, hey?
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July 29, 2019 on Part Time – “Lies In The Eyes Of Love”
It's a pity we can't send Julia to cover this festival.
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July 27, 2019 on Woodstock 50 (Now In Maryland And Without A Lineup) Will Reportedly Be Free
It's not just me is the most beautiful pop song I have heard for so so many years
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July 26, 2019 on Let’s Eat Grandma – “Overflow,” “Glittering,” & “Salt Lakes”
Is it just me, or does a lot of modern dance look more than anything like pained writhing? Maybe I just don't get dance.
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July 19, 2019 on Sam Smith – “How Do You Sleep?” Video
The first movie made entirely with Snapchat filters?
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July 18, 2019 on Taylor Swift Shares CATS Trailer
Good point! Technically the Paul Simon version is the original, but it's the Simon and Garfunkel version I was originally familiar with. That being said, I think both are just Paul and his guitar? I think he nailed the vocal that slight bit more on the later release.
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July 17, 2019 on Westerman – “Kathy’s Song” (Simon & Garfunkel Cover)
I started listening but the original is one of my favourite songs ever and close to a spiritual experience for me and so I turned it off, I just couldn't. The few seconds I heard sounded good though.
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July 17, 2019 on Westerman – “Kathy’s Song” (Simon & Garfunkel Cover)
It's nice. But it's nowhere near their former peaks.
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July 16, 2019 on Wilco – “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)”
God damn yes it did. Although I think you buried the lede to some extent by not focusing on the 2-4 hours a day she spends astro gliding to other dimensions.
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July 16, 2019 on Wait, Hold On, Grimes Got Part Of Her Eyes Removed So That She Can’t See Blue Light?
That is the absolutely greatest Insta caption ever. Whether or not she's serious, we should all feel blessed that this exists.
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July 16, 2019 on Grimes Stars In New Adidas Campaign
Let's get Drunk II ahead of OTR, because OTR already won the Billboard Charts, and Mannequin Pussy are never gonna get that prize
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July 15, 2019 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2019
Who are we kidding? We all wanna hear these juice disses, and Dave is just obliging us by delivering. Also, he's just a dude giving his opinion, it's not like his word is sacrasant or anything. Let a man have his opinion (which is perhaps a bit caustic, but also uncomfortably close to the truth), and let's move on.
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July 11, 2019 on The Avalanches’ Remix Of New Purple Mountains Single Held Up By Licensing Issue
"% w/ Feist ^ w/ Yo La Tengo" ... Almost look like part of the track list
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July 11, 2019 on Bon Iver Announce New Album i,i — Hear “Faith” & “Jelmore”
It's actually got to the point where it's kind of sad that two brothers have become such enemies. Initially I kind of passed it off as just playing funny buggers in the press, but now it's just nasty and unpleasant and they should both shut up.
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July 11, 2019 on Noel Gallagher On Taylor Swift/Scooter Braun Feud: “They’re Just American Idiots”
Actually, to be fair, it was kind of funny.
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July 9, 2019 on Mick Jagger Mocks Trump’s Colonial Airport Comment
I think he's being honest about a really interesting and generally unspoken phenomenon. We all fall over ourselves to love the latest records from artists we love, it's like, based in hope or something? I remember trying to pretend to myself that All That You Can't Leave Behind and The Rising and Hours and Goddess in The Doorway were stunning return to forms for my favourite artists, but in hindsight, I know they were just... Ok. However (and who knows maybe I'm still kidding myself) if anything, Berman's lyrics and melodies are maybe sounding sharper than ever. So no, I don't think he's talking bullshit.
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July 8, 2019 on David Berman Says Critics Enable Bad Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen Records
Unpopular opinion, but I think Berman's comments also apply to Bill Callahan's latest. As a massive fan of smog and his work in general, I don't understand why everyone is so enamored by this latest album. It sounds like recycled music to me, far from his best work.
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July 8, 2019 on David Berman Says Critics Enable Bad Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen Records
Billy Bragg is wrong! "Land of the Free" is not a powerful song. It is a terrible, terrible song.
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July 7, 2019 on Billy Bragg Shares Long Statement Condemning Morrissey And Brandon Flowers’ Comments About Him
As far as I know, no DAWs on iPad have true VST support. Auria supports its own version of VST plugins, but I don't think there's any way you can use "every effect and virtual instrument you've accumulated in the past twenty years", as you say.
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July 4, 2019 on NLE Choppa Is All Upside
Villeneuve. Hasn't really lived up to his potential, if you ask me (apart from Sicario). Blade Runner was bloodless, and there's a good chance Dune will be a disaster. Again.
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July 2, 2019 on Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daugher” Video
I just had toast. With peanut butter. Was amaze.
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July 2, 2019 on Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daugher” Video
Seems like he forgot which Rocky he was for a moment there.
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July 2, 2019 on A$AP Rocky Appears To Beat Up A Pedestrian In Stockholm
BUT, how do we all feel about KC (implicitly) backing the Scooter camp?
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July 1, 2019 on Taylor Swift Label Drama Entangles Demi Lovato, Todrick Hall, & Kacey Musgraves
Equating conservatism with all those evil things that Banks "abhors" is reductive, and stifles debate. A conservative is not by definition prejudiced. Prejudice certainly coincides more frequently with conservative views than with liberal ones, but to say that every person with conservative views is prejudiced is insulting, and lazy.
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July 1, 2019 on Interpol’s Paul Banks Clarifies Comments About Morrissey
Taylor's constant feuding gets a bit monotonous. I feel faintly ashamed, like I'm on the wrong site, reading gossip like this.
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June 30, 2019 on Justin Bieber To Taylor Swift: You Need To Calm Down
This is a dumb take, and totally misses his point, which was defiantly apolitical. The music is for the people. We, the audience, own the music. The people of Israel also own the music. He criticized the activists for taking that music away from the people to further a political objective. His stance seems to be consistent. Don't let politics get in the way of people's consumption of art. He didn't criticize the BDS for the political side of things, and he also pretty much stayed out of criticizing Morrissey's politics. (If anything he quietly frowned on Morrissey's politics whilst his donation to the Palestinian cause seems that he sided with the aims of the BDS movement, except in practice.) So his rhetoric was not negative towards the activists' mission, only towards their tactics of taking music away from people, and shaming musicians into taking political sides.
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June 29, 2019 on Nick Cave Answers Fan Letter About Listening To Morrissey’s Music Despite His Political Stance
Nah, she's just got an energy that rubs people up the wrong way. Nothing to do with black, or woman, or fat. She lost a lot of goodwill when she complained about reviews not being as positive as she wanted.
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June 28, 2019 on Lizzo Says Racist Festival Security Attacked Her Team, Summerfest Investigating
Another way to say it would be "worship the art, not the artist". We place far too much expectation upon people who create art to be the great people we feel they must be, because of the great things they create. The cult of the auteur should die. Let's stop probing into the lives of those who create, hoping to find meaning or truth. Truth be told, they'll probably be more fucked up than you and me. We can criticize their behaviour, disagree with their opinions, sure, but that art they made, that is separate to them and their petty lives. It's something more transcendent than a limited human. It is part of the collective consciousness, and it can be admired and worshipped as such.
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June 28, 2019 on Nick Cave Answers Fan Letter About Listening To Morrissey’s Music Despite His Political Stance
THIS. Such a reasonable take. Everyone owns those songs. Morrissey was just a vessel. In this way, we can reclaim the art of every problematic artist. And enjoy it in its purest, untainted form.
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June 28, 2019 on Nick Cave Answers Fan Letter About Listening To Morrissey’s Music Despite His Political Stance