Comments from raptor jesus

I realize in hindsight that is not the name of the 1975 song, though I am pleased to go on record that I do not know 1974 as well as I thought.
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March 20, 2019 on Grimes Announces New Album Miss_Anthropocene
As a long time fan of RPGs, bring on the lore Grimes.
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March 20, 2019 on Grimes Talks New Album, Elon Musk, & Killing Off “Grimes” In New Interview
Lots of good points but could’ve done without being reminded what little I know of the 1975 is too much x3
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March 20, 2019 on Grimes Announces New Album Miss_Anthropocene
You sincerely just blew my mind.
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March 20, 2019 on Grimes Announces New Album Miss_Anthropocene
I always thought Art Angels’ cohesion was one of its strengths.
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March 20, 2019 on Grimes Announces New Album Miss_Anthropocene
Her answer being “Rico Nasty” put a big smile on my face. I hear you in that people expecting features is groan worthy, but it makes sense for Grimes. Go back and peep those features from Visions.
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March 20, 2019 on Grimes Announces New Album Miss_Anthropocene
I relate to number 2 so much. If only ya’ll knew how many times I saw Mudvayne.
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March 20, 2019 on Grimes Announces New Album Miss_Anthropocene
In the 90s it was the Godzilla soundtrack.
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March 20, 2019 on Grimes Announces New Album Miss_Anthropocene
Flume ain’t bad. DJ/producer that did a track with Vince Staples amongst others. Always funny when people ask questions in the comments: Ctrl+T “flume wiki” and learn my friends.
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March 20, 2019 on Lollapalooza 2019 Lineup
You can’t just go and tie together two very distinct Beach House inside jokes. They both have very distinct meanings. Come on YBB
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March 20, 2019 on Lollapalooza 2019 Lineup
"3 Days of Peace, Love & Music" Hard pass.
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March 19, 2019 on Woodstock 50 Lineup
I dunno! Alex & Vic are credited in the liner notes!
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March 16, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I’m assuming you’ve already gone the liquid plumber route? If you’ve tried a couple bottles of that already, then yeah, hold his feet to the fire. Just get a cup and scoop the non draining water into the toilet (I assume you’ve figured this out already) and just use yr kitchen sink for teeth brushing, etc. Could be worth the struggle for more discounted rent, though that may be tough to get lower rent. Plus you gotta call EVERYDAY and still get no service if you want to get that much rent knocked off on april fool’s day. Which makes me think you could say, “Is this some April fool’s prank yr pullen? I MUST be a fool to be paying $500 to a man (or woman, equality ya’ll) who can’t fix a damn sink!” Flip it lwd. Be thankful it’s not a clogged toilet.
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March 16, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This is a good point. Plus hitting bottom 5 isn’t really a reward. We always try to balance the argument, so by compiling the other end of the spectrum, which is generally dead wrong, it sort of provides a bit of balance going into the weekend. Plus how would we ever get archival moments like “The Full Kunkel”?
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March 16, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
No I haven’t because I typically avoid horror movies. But I have heard from many people that it’s a top 5 horror flick of the decade. Will seek it out!
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March 16, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
The easiest way to point out the flaws of TPAB is pointing at “u” (the song, yr fine Win)
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March 16, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
THANK YOU! Jaw dropped when he rolled out with it on. Was just spinning Oshin this week too, so added craziness. Double L was right about DIIV's 2nd LP.
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March 16, 2019 on Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Play The Great Pyramids Of Giza In Egypt
I just watched Captain Marvel & Climax back to back. Captain Marvel was cool. I fucking love cats so honestly watching Samuel L Jackson pet a cat for 2 hours was worth the price of admission for me. The bonus scene at the end of the credits had me cackling seemingly by myself. Theater must've been full of dog lovers. Meh. Climax though. I feel like I saw the trailer a year ago but my god, FUUUCK that was good! I mean Gaspar Noe is a fucken' creep sure, but the dude GOES FOR IT when he makes a movie. Surprisingly there was no graphic sex scenes or graphic violence scenes. EXTREMELY GRAPHIC TALKING of sex though. I mean, it's mostly in French so you're just reading really graphic discussions of sex. The girl in front of me walked out during this part, which wasn't even the meat of the movie. The meat is an LSD trip gone horribly wrong. I won't spoil details but I mean that sentence I just typed is the quick description of the whole thing. Instead, I'll focus on the music. Because as the music lovers we are here, I can't help but love this movie for simply having music playing THE WHOLE TIME. Again, no spoilers, but the music does stop at one point, but is quickly put right back on. It's as integral to the whole film as the LSD and Gaspar's tracking shot(s). I'm pretty sure the final half of the movie is just one shot. It's fucking impressive. BUT THE MUSIC! I mean most of it is bass pumping house music, which is amazing. The main ones I recognized were Daft Punk's "Rollin' and Scratchin'", which is one of DP's best. Pretty much ALL of Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker" including the crazy breakdown at the end, which I'm sure you can imagine WHY (acid). Soft Cell's version of "Tainted Love" for another scene I'm sure you can imagine WHY (sex). But my god, the way Gaspar sets up this nightmarish acid trip, my mouth was agape. Anybody who has done LSD, or more importantly, had a bad trip, can recognize the signs throughout this movie why it's extremely hellish. I mean, the most important nightmare being AN ENTIRE ROOM OF PEOPLE ON ACID. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Stay at home people! Anyway, I don't think I got to see a movie that fucking out there during all of 2018. So I'm pretty happy to have already seen such a fucking nutso movie so early in 2019. Because most importantly, the music is so central to the movie, and as a music/movie nut, it just doesn't get much better than that.
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March 16, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I really enjoyed it too. Hard for me to hate an album that reprises its intro as the outro. Love album bookends so much. Karen does sound delightful over Danger Mouse's pristine production.
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March 16, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
a.j. succinctly outlines why I brought this up. Mainly, that no matter which way you approach Kendrick's output, it all goes back to good kid, m.A.A.d city. Namely, that 9.5 stamped on it by the other site. I know it got my attention! I drove to the record store and copped it on CD because I figured IT MUST be worth my time. I remember that first listen digging in and who can really deny that intro? Opening with the tape reel clicking into gear certainly recalled Frank Ocean's album approach with nostalgia,ULTRA. (guess they both had stylized album titles in common too...) but then quickly shifts into something bigger with a prayer to God kicking the whole damn thing off. It's powerful the first time you hear it, but certainly loses some of its heft with repeat listens. However, when that beat drops? That has NOT gotten old. When I revisited gk,mc this week, I was prepared to greet "Sherane" with a, "Yeah, we all know where this is heading," attitude. That beat slapped me right back into a, "Oh no wait, this album is actually good for good reason!" Because once you roll through "Sherane" and Kenny's parents YACKEN' (so much goddamn YACKEN') about dem' dominoes and the car, it's pretty much HITS central. "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" - classic "Backseat Freestyle" - ask Tay Swifty "The Art of Peer Pressure" - more on that in a second "Money Trees" - YO THE WEEKND SAMPLING BEACH HOUSE WAS A GOOD IDEA! Though this is the superior Beach House sampling hip-hop track because: "Silver Soul" SO MANY HITS! Had to cut myself off the hit train real quick because, well, that's what this album does best/worst. Knock us the fuck off the hit train because this ain't an album: it's a short film. Even though it clocks in at 68 minutes, for a music album, this is basically a feature film. This was always my gripe with the album, the skits being tacked onto the songs and unavoidable. I wish Hartford was here to back me up. Normally I'm quick to defend an interlude, but my god, what are we supposed to do when they're GLUED to these HITS?! Sure, TDE takes extra care referencing the song titles they're leading into, but one of the things To Pimp A Butterfly fixed was giving some focus to those tacked on skits. (poems in TPAB's case) Which brings me back to "The Art of Peer Pressure": one of Kendrick's greatest examples of being one of rap's most adept storytellers this decade. This is the kind of approach one should be taking to weave a narrative into their album. Take a whole song to really say what you want to say. Why rely on spoken word skits to tell your story when it's WAY more impressive when Kendrick does it over a beat? Case in point: "Good Kid" & "M.A.A.D city". First off, Kendrick doesn't really do title tracks. He technically doesn't here, but sorta technically does in this two part centerpiece. This is the turning point on the album where it shifts from great collection of hits to OMG he's really taking us somewhere. Crazy enough, "M.A.A.D city" is the song that has lived on to be one of Kendrick's biggest songs. Anybody who has seen him live knows. Aside from the amazing production on both tracks, we learn SO MUCH about our narrator in these two songs alone. WAY MORE than we ever learned from his own parents who just won't. stop. YACKEN. all over this record. This is the point where we all were like, "OK, Kendrick, we're listening." Then he rewards us with another hit: "Swimming Pools (Drank)" I mean, that one hasn't exactly aged well. Or has it? I mean it was a lot of people's entry point to this album, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't many people's takeaway after hearing this whole album? Maybe? Either way, it's always impressive to be dropping definite HITS still on track 9 of an album, EXCUSE ME, short film. That's impressive. But for me, and I remember this from my first time listening, the real impressive part comes with "Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst". When Kendrick raps about never fading away then they fade him out? Goddamn I fucking love that. The guy who hates fade outs. Yet, the song doesn't really fade out, just his voice, as the song just keeps going. I love how the narrative is woven into the fabric of the song (Same with "Real" which is the last track in my mind now). He sticks the fucking landing, well, should've stuck it. "Real" ends with a reel whirring to a halt. That's pretty fucking brilliant. Wraps back to the beginning of the album and BOOM, roll the credits. But "Compton". Like, WHY?! OK. I know why. He wants to give back to his city. That concept is in the album's narrative. Hell, it's basically his thesis for To Pimp A Butterfly. But imagine a world where "Real" ends and "Wesley's Theme" begins? In this imaginary world, "Compton" the song never existed. Now that's a legacy. Alas, this album OFFICIALLY ends with "Compton". Again, I know WHAT they were trying to do. We just heard about 20-minutes of beautiful music and WE GOTTA BRING THE HITS BACK! It's an album tactic the CAN and DOES work. Throw one final banger on the stack and close it out with fireworks. Yet "Compton" is just so fucking clumsy. You only have to listen to the first 10 seconds to hear how clumsy it is. "Now everyone serenade the new fate of King Kendrick Lamar." He says that as though Just Blaze isn't dropping one of his patented drops. He just fucking talks right over it. Compare it to the "DNA." drop to see how you're supposed to drop into a dope beat, then back to "Compton" of how NOT to drop in. It's like when Drake sleep-walked over the fabulous "Lord Knows" beat on Take Care (wish donny was here to reinforce this opinion he sold me on). It's just SUCH A WASTE! Don't get me started on that chorus. Gross. Dr. Dre's verse? BEATS BY DRE YO! COOL. THANKS DRE! But the worst part: "...I'll be back in 15 minutes." Oh, cute. Because he borrowed his mom's car. Remember? THAT'S how they think they should end the album to tie it back to the beginning? With a sensible chuckle? Fuck... So yes, the vinyl version has Side C ending with "Real" so there is a REAL WORLD (not imaginary like before) where this album sensibly ends where it should end. "Compton" kicks off the D-side, which contains all the bonus tracks and remixes. But unfortunately, we do live in a real world where "Compton" was TDE's grand finale for this album. Talk about tripping and face planting at the finish line. An old commenter slothdrop & I talked about this album a month after its release IRL at a How To Dress Well show. He made a good point where you consider "Real" is the movie ending, and "Compton" is the song playing over the credits. That helped put me at temporary peace with the tracklisting, but I truly didn't forgive Kendrick until "Mortal Man" (which is now tainted for a whole other reason, but let's not jump down that well). Point is: I think if there is any Kendrick release worth celebrating this decade, it's this one, flaws and all. I very much think he went bigger on concept with TPAB and succeeded CONCEPTUALLY, but the album was lacking the amount of tried and true HITS that gk,mc provides IN SPADES. Plus, I just like the smaller focus of gk,mc. Maybe it's a short film after all.
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March 16, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Won’t be able to chime in until later tonight, but really wanted to follow-up on the Kendrick discussion that started in the Drake thread earlier this week. Will be analyzing gk;mc later tonight but using it as a jumping off point to discuss this: How do we feel NOW about k dot’s 2010s output? Each release was generally heralded as the best of their respective years. Yet, are we to expect that Kendrick’s 3 big albums are all Top 10 of the Decade worthy? Does hindsight offer us a different look on his past albums now that we are free of the HYPE cycle created by each? Lots to break down and hopefully can start a conversation worth revisiting throughout the weekend. Foreshadowing: I still think “Compton” the song is godawful. Countdown to Taylor Swift’s Red review: 2 weeks
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March 15, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Who would've thought last year that Post Malone & Swae Lee would have a better song named "Sunflower" than Vampire Weekend.
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March 14, 2019 on Maren Morris Is A Little Bit Springsteen, A Little Bit Teenage Dream
Lest we forget that on the back cover of Strangers to Ourselves before the tracklisting, written in gold: The Golden Casket Vol. I
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March 14, 2019 on The Black Keys & Modest Mouse Announce 2019 Tour Dates
I saw Modest Mouse do a headlining show at Red Rocks last year and it was sold out I think. They play some of the songs from the 2015 album but mainly they dig up their old hits. They do that thing Radiohead does where each live show you don't know what old song they'll dig up, so it rewards fans to see them live multiple times in hopes of seeing a deep-cut favorite. I still need to hear "Night on the Sun" live before I die.
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March 14, 2019 on The Black Keys & Modest Mouse Announce 2019 Tour Dates
Thanks for the good read DeVille. Interesting point about the ending. Reminds me too of Gus Van Sant's Last Days and how the death is the ending. Too bad to hear they didn't just end the Peep doc with his death. Especially in this day and age where if you really want to dig into conspiracies, the Internet is there for you.
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March 14, 2019 on The Lil Peep Documentary Is As Messy And Alluring As Lil Peep
First time I ever saw Grimes was at Good Records in Dallas. They had a stage but she was just stopping by for a quick performance before her actual show later that night. So she just pulled out her gear, put it on the stage ground, and crouched down and did the whole set on the floor. Point is: yeah, most likely.
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March 14, 2019 on Grimes – “Pretty Dark” Video
https://media.giphy.com/media/fDO2Nk0ImzvvW/giphy.gif
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March 14, 2019 on The Lil Peep Documentary Is As Messy And Alluring As Lil Peep
Peep was the nickname his mom gave him.
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March 14, 2019 on The Lil Peep Documentary Is As Messy And Alluring As Lil Peep
Look, if you're going to do the "post-production over content" music video approach, Clams Casino & Vince's "All Nite" set a new bar in that area three years ago. https://youtu.be/8zGVJaFwOyo
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March 13, 2019 on Vampire Weekend – “Sunflower” Video (Feat. Jerry Seinfeld) (Dir. Jonah Hill)
It's not even 90 minutes long! I probably wouldn't have minded the square aspect ratio of Mid 90s had I not seen First Reformed months prior.
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March 13, 2019 on Vampire Weekend – “Sunflower” Video (Feat. Jerry Seinfeld) (Dir. Jonah Hill)
antigone coming in like... https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/66328374.jpg
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March 13, 2019 on Vampire Weekend – “Sunflower” Video (Feat. Jerry Seinfeld) (Dir. Jonah Hill)
I'm still imagining dan walking on sunshine after this live show.
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March 13, 2019 on Watch Robyn’s Great “Ever Again” Performance On Colbert
You're skipping ahead bloc. (This is extra funny as I'm in the middle of reading Two Towers rn). We gotta form the Fellowship. The group of us here that know this new VW LP needs to be thrown into Mount Doom. Surviving this music video is us surviving Helm's Deep. We've reformed a part of the Fellowship and now must move on to graver dangers. West we will ride, through more VW singles and inevitably the gigantic Eye of the (Middle)Earth that is the FOTB cover. Come, join me on Shadowfax. We ride West bloc!
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March 13, 2019 on Vampire Weekend – “Sunflower” Video (Feat. Jerry Seinfeld) (Dir. Jonah Hill)
Amateur video with no substance. Who would've known new Vampire Weekend and Jonah Hill's directing would have had so much in common in 2019.
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March 13, 2019 on Vampire Weekend – “Sunflower” Video (Feat. Jerry Seinfeld) (Dir. Jonah Hill)
I'm just going to adopt yr stonkers. My, they chunk.
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March 12, 2019 on Doves Prepping “Really Fucking Good” Reunion Album
It's a damn near certified stonker
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March 12, 2019 on The Number Ones: Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-A-Ling”
I mean the tracklist supports this theory: TRACKLIST: 01 “Fishing For Fishies” 02 “Boogieman Sam” 03 “The Bird Song” 04 “Plastic Boogie” 05 “The Cruel Millennial” 06 “Real’s Not Real” 07 “This Thing” 08 “Acarine” 09 “Cyboogie”
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March 12, 2019 on King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Fishing For Fishies” Video
AnCo once wore masks. They were one of those live performances back in the day that was so good, we couldn't really understand it until later.
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March 12, 2019 on Doves Prepping “Really Fucking Good” Reunion Album
"...brings a late stonker in..." GANG! We got a new word to add to our chunks & plops vocabulary!
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March 12, 2019 on Doves Prepping “Really Fucking Good” Reunion Album
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