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In my opinion, art is about harvesting humanity to generate representations of the human consciousness. It doesn’t really matter who taps into our collective consciousness to create compelling art, what matters is that the art provides a function to us. It is by now a cliche to say that we should separate art from artist, but I think it holds true because art can often transcend the artist. It is a separate argument whether or not we want to support a person’s music, if we consider said person deplorable.
My Hero! Hope people dig the new album. The new singles seem to fit in nicely with the indie guitar bands that people have been championing a lot lately like Real Estate, DiiV, Lotus Plaza etc. I’m not the biggest fan of that sound, but I will be rooting Johnny regardless.
Super hyped for that album!
I know most people seem to be over the whole odd future thing…but I’m genuinely curious to see what Tyler does next.
Yeah, I see what you mean that there is definitely a paradigm shift when you use the Strokes/D’Angelo analogy. As a dude who spent a reasonable amount of time on okayplayer message boards, this alt R&B thing is nothing new and the fact that it is only recently being recently being elevated to the status of Indie rock in what used to be indie rock blogs is indicative of something. But maybe it’s collective discovery as opposed to a cynical ploy at being hip.
And of course there was great guitar/bass/drums music being made this year, but for the first time in my memory that they’re only given as much consideration as Hip-Hop, R&B and Electronic music. (which I think is fantastic)
Kinda cool that most of my favorites are covered here, mine would probably sub some out for…Captain Murphy, The second Kool AD, the second Heems, Big Baby Gandhi, the Hot Sugar EP. Guess what I’m saying is I really like(d) Das Racist.
Dunno man, P4k’s interest in Hip-Hop, R&B and Dance music might just be because it is presently some of the more interesting music out there.