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no, you’re not. i mean, it definitely seems to be a grower, but i’ve listened to it a few times and it’s still not really doing too too much for me. some catchy, head-bobbing moments here and there, but that’s about it. i can get on board with the flat/bland assessment; although i have to admit that i’m liking it a *bit* more with each spin. but then again, i’ve never been one of those OMG DAFT PUNK people, like they’re the end-all-be-all of electronic music. i can’t help but feel that there’s some serious hiveminding going on with how people perceive this group.
and i do, for the record, really dig some slick, disco-y electronic music. but as far as that stuff goes, i’m liking this new classixx album way more than RAM..
10. Drunk Girls
9. Someone Great
7. I Can Change
6. Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
4. Yeah (Crass)
3. Dance Yrself Clean
2. Get Innocuous
1. All My Friends
That’s right, Drunk Girls. Don’t care. I dig it.
i actually thought that her intention was sarcasm, seeing as how negative comments (without a thoughtful and articulate defense of the comment) tend to get downvoted around here, whereas positive ones that say nothing other than “love it!” get the thumbs up. but i could be wrong on that… it’s kind of unclear.
will this be a case of the ol west coast screwjob? time will tell, i ‘spose.
been waiting for this one for a few years. confirmed awesome.
ummm the first four? and i’m not even talking shit on the last four, either. there really are no bad songs on that album.
i’d say that there’s nothing wrong with love is the most uneven of those three albums, but it’s still pretty great.
all this is missing is a word bubble connecting your avatar to that sentence.
keep it like a secret has been in my regular rotation for 13, 14 years now. that’s saying something.
okonokos. it’s a perfect greatest hits collection, and will give you an idea of how hard they slay live – which, to me, is really what this band is all about. then do what plastic pants said.
But i would love to hear an MMJ song called “I’m Amazing.” It’d be the Kanyeization of Yim Yames.
I steered clear of Alt-J for quite some time on the same basis. Before I realized it wasn’t short for “Alternative J,” or whatever.
that’s vegas for ya.
yeah, this is weird. it’s just like he’s rapping over a playlist of his album tracks. plus, his live vocals don’t really sound like the earl voice we hear on record, it’s more so just him yelling. disappointing, because i’ll be seeing him in 6 weeks or so. oh well.
well, i hear you. i’m less than a year from 30 myself and it’s definitely a different experience nowadays then it was 10 years ago. and i also have my cynical adult moments, but i just try to remember how much of a blast it was when i was 20 and to not to get too annoyed with people. beer helps with that, not gonna lie. and yeah, that article was clearly over-the-top, author was pretty much trolling, but there are surely some people out there who hold similar views.
huh. i definitely feel like It’s Never Been Like That is by far and away their best effort. well, go figure.
i’ll agree that festivals are less music-centric than a “normal” show, but i’d also venture that it’s a completely different thing – much more like a vacation for people whose interests include music and, generally speaking, partying. but i don’t think that wanting to participate in such a event necessarily yields the conclusion that someone was only there to say they were there, or couldn’t care less about the music. in my own experiences, that really doesn’t seem to be true… it’s more so the flip-flop of what you’ve said. whereas a small minority of festivalgoers are just there for the party, most of them, to some extent, are true music fans. that’s my observation.
now, are they music fans who are getting hammered whilst wearing a bunch of zany clothing and neon-colored sunglasses? well, sure. but i ask you this – what’s wrong with that? what’s wrong with wanting to mix hedonistic fun together with your interests? i mean, shit, it’s practically an american tradition to tailgate all day and get good and drunk before going to football games – does it make you less of a football fan if you do so? i don’t think it does. some people like big social events, others don’t. and that’s fine! but when people take the position of “coachella is the enemy of the authentic music experience” (as the author of your linked article did), come on now, that’s just sour grapes. sour grapes toward people who are enjoying themselves.
and as for a festival not being the best environment to enjoy a band you want to see… i challenge you to take a trip to the gorge sometime, and see a band you love headline sasquatch. or play as the sun sets over the gorge. doesn’t get any better in my book.
i saw him headline a festival once. definitely not my thing. after about 45 minutes of nonstop daning, i remember turning to my wife and saying “jesus christ, this is exhausting.” and then i felt like an old man. plus, there were no actual songs; his set was like an hour of flipping through radio stations. i knew this going into it, of course, but if he’s at another festival i go to i’ll probably see what else is happening at that time.
those two, bloodbuzz, and conversation 16 are my favorites off high violet. englad numero uno.
well, you really fucked me on that one, non-moving gif.
yeah, i dont’ see it either. if kurt’s ripping off elliot smith, then macklemore’s ripping off inspectah deck.
note to stereogum, however – what isn’t working for me is when i click the button to see low-rated comments. it just takes me back to the top of the page.
that’s not really what i’m saying. and you’re making the same assumption.
it’s kind of the same things as describing the crowd at a, say, grizzly bear show as a bunch of “urban outfitters-wearing hipster douches.” just taking unnecessary digs at people you don’t know at all.