It’s not racist, it’s just stupid. Like the Loiter Squad show. Love a lot of the OF projects musically and their antics can be amusing but these skits are just unfunny and dumb.
He actually sounds like old Eminem in parts..
Not that there aren’t posers at festivals, but this is totally fake and edited with different bands after the fact. C’mon guys.
I think it was supposed to be. Brad was in character as a self indulgent rock star.
Pretty good list IMO, though I agree 2 ‘Join Us’ tracks is random. Here’s my list from a few yrs ago cause I’m totes a nerd (http://mypoproks.com/2008/02/04/id-like-to-know-how-you-can-not-love-they-might-be-giants-3/).
10. “Sleeping in the Flowers”
9. “Boss of Me”
8. “Man It’s So Loud in Here”
7. “Purple Toupee”
6. “The Statue Got Me High”
5. “I Palindrome I
4. “Don’t Let’s Start”
3. “Birdhouse in Your Soul”
2. “Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head”
1. “Ana Ng”
I’m sorry if that’s your experience, but as a woman in the creative industry I can assure you that sexism is still alive and well. Ask my male co-workers who started after me, make more money, and have less work to do.
Just listened to Viva Hate again yesterday. I’d have to include Angel Angel and Everyday is like Sunday on my list. I know Everyday is the “popular” one but cmon. it’s the best.
“All of this said, Baauer is clearly an idiot if he has never seen rappers freestyling over his beat. If it’s not acceptable for Azealia Banks, El-P, or any number of other rappers to rhyme on his beat, why is it okay for everyone with a phone or a webcam to upload a video of them dancing like idiots to his beat?”
It’s like OK, her remix was actually kinda good and it seems petty for Baauer to have it removed, but she does sort of seem like an immature jerk. As for the f word, I agree with a previous commenter who said said it’s complicated. I heard about someone in Chris Brown’s camp calling Frank Ocean a ‘faggot’ during their altercation and it’s offensive in that context. But I see Tyler use the word ‘faggot’ in a caption for an instagram photo of him and Earl eating hot pockets, and it’s not offensive at all. Hard to say whether something is right or wrong when you could argue that it depends on the context. But either way it still carries the weight of super hostile homophobia, which makes it bad in any context. I’m also gay and get a lot of shit from gay friends for being an Odd Future fan. I personally would never use that word. I dunno man. Tough one.
Call it Off is my fav. Surprised to not see it here.
It’s good, but I actually prefer One Way Trigger.
It’s also worth noting that the site has more man power now. I don’t think money means that they’ve sold out to promoting pop acts, it just means that they can post more news about different things without taking anything away from the little guys. That’s what I’ve noticed anyway.
With that said, I’m not a huge fan of this song. LOL.
I dunno. I was pretty into that Justified record before I was ever reading indie blogs. Pop music can be great, and I have no problem with sites like Stereogum incorporating them into the mix (isn’t it reverse bureaucracy when you say these sites are too good for pop?), and not everyone makes their decisions based on Pitchfork rankings. JT had a built in fan base before Futuresex (as you mentioned). He’s one of the most popular artists in the world, and that doesn’t automatically make him void of quality. By that logic, you should be just as up in arms about Radiohead’s 10.0s.
My comment on their insane popularity is that it could be worse. They *are* a decent band, I enjoy a few of their songs (though I’ve grown pretty sick of them, which you can’t really blame the songs for), but that’s about it. Are there better bands? Of course. Are there better bands on the top 40? Not so much.
No Rosa Parks or Ms. Jackson. That’s my comment.
From these comments, it doesn’t seem like the “gummers” are loving it all that much. The Stereogum post isn’t even positive! I love how there’s even backlash against hype that doesn’t exist..
I understand if people were expecting something more dancable maybe, but everything about this song is pretty great. The beat sounds like early 00s Outkast and the melody has a super classic disco-pop sound …what am I missing?
Uhh, everyone seems to know what their opinion is on this song.
Besides, she isn’t gay.
Anyone who says Frank Ocean is generic Pop/R&B is right up there with people who say “Isn’t Frank Ocean a rapper?”
808s > Graduation???? Oh yeah guys this is wrong.
Of Monster and Men could fit in this mix too. Sounds like Arcade Fire and Mumford in a blender. 34 mil views on Youtube.
My favorite Beatles album has changed through-out my life, but for the past 5 years or so I would say it’s Rubber Soul. I think it’s overall their strongest and is a perfect mid-point between their earlier clap your hands stuff and the later experimental stuff. Honestly though I’d also defend every album after that as their best.
Oh man you guys gimme this!