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While I’m not completely robotic or without whimsy and forgive the largest abdomen a mosquito could ever have glowing rainbows, the entomologist in me is screaming during this video because of the lyric “He’ll suck your blood.” Male mosquitos do not suck blood. I guess it’s a criticism of the song and not the video per se – but I guess I just wanted to share this because I had a down day and need to feel smart.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but that “slamming metal” was actually just part of the beat. And while it may or may not have been made by actual metal, it wasn’t really an abrupt cut. It felt more like a natural progression from synth + beat to beat to thinner beat and finally to rain.
I’ll believe it when I see it, Michael.
To answer Liz’s questions – this? This is nothing.
I feel like liking someone’s art does not make you complicit in their crimes. And the decision of whether or not to support them via buying/investing in their art is entirely up to you.
That being said, just because someone is an artist does not mean they should be exempt from having to pay for their crimes of physical abuse. And certainly how you perceive the artist, whether you like it or not, can shape how you view their art.
It’s my opinion that violence is incredibly unacceptable in all forms. And because I have this view, it has shaped how I view both Chris Brown and John Paul Pitts. Because part of why I respond so strongly to music I like is because I feel some sort of connection with the artist and I feel no connection/kinship with abusive people, I don’t listen to their music. But if I heard some of it and happen to bob my head or get some sort of acute enjoyment out of it – I mean it could happen. And, again, that doesn’t mean that I condone violence. It just means I had a reaction to a song.
But I’m sure we all have our own ways of working through these situations – navigating our morals through our enjoyments and/or vice versa.
I just said that to give him a reason to dislike me, since he seemed to already with me saying very little to be offensive.
I was also trying to be funny. Like, I thought it would be funny to use that kind of language after I wrote what I thought was pretty cool-headed wording throughout the rest of my comment. But I’m clearly no Joan Rivers.
I’m sorry if it offended you or anyone else.
Yeah I get that – but I didn’t actually say anything about my taste in music (except for liking the new Sharon Needles album). I didn’t try to defend that or anything though so his calling my taste crappy and indefensible was not really appropriate to the conversation. It was just an insult.
Sigh. I was also mad.
I think you’ve assumed a lot more about what I was trying to say than what I actually think I was saying. I also think that whether something is good art or bad art should be an entirely different conversation than whether or not one likes something. I should maybe clarify that when I said “everyones opinion is of equal relevance and that relevance is pretty fucking low” I meant that only in terms of what they think is good and bad music.
Also, it really doesn’t matter what I think. Nor does it what any of us does about Mumford and Sons.
I think it’s incredibly rude of you to think you know what my opinions on music are and that they are crappy and indefensible. I actually don’t know why I would need to defend my opinion on my own personal taste as well.
And I don’t feel guilty about my musical taste (which you know nothing about) and I don’t think I wrote all that much about it. If you think 185 words is a lot or requires any kind of effort, then you and I must also have different opinions about what constitutes effort.
I think where we differ is that I won’t hold your opinion about this against you. And you’ve already held my own opinion against me.
So go fuck yourself you stupid piece of cunty shit. That’s me giving you a reason to dislike me. You have one now.
No I know what the quote was. I didn’t quite understand how it applies.
Michael_ – I wish you were serious about never commenting on Stereogum ever again. I think you like being the heel though, so I’m doubtful it will ever happen.
These comments remind me of why I hate music criticism – they reinforce the idea that there is some right and wrong in having an opinion. There isn’t. What I took away from the article is that this was one person’s interpretation of why people like Mumford & Sons (that person, Tom, belonging to the group of people that like them). And nothing more.
I think the music world would be better (if not initially scary and hysterical) without music review sites or published opinions about something so subjective. Why scary and hysterical? Scary because a lot of people wouldn’t have anyone telling them what to like and hysterical to watch for those of us that don’t need someone to tell us what to like.
Everyone’s opinion is at an equivalent relevance – that relevance just happens to be really fucking low.
Also – fuck the concept of guilty pleasures. They should just be called pleasures. No one should feel shame for liking anything. What kind of fucked up bully shit is that? I’m going to listen to the best release of 2013 so far – SHARON NEEDLES “PG-13″!
Yeah, could somebody please fill me in. Break the spell, Tom, please!
I would disagree with the stage presence – I don’t see it.
Well I don’t like it. And I guess I can’t handle South African reality (white people appropriating black culture).
“Jesus is the king-a-ling-a-ling-a-ling.”
“Rusty Chains” was not a Perfume Genius video. “Hood” was though. I noticed that there’s a still from “Hood” that is up on the “Rusty Chains” mp3 – perhaps the source of confusion.
I should be working on some school work. Instead I decided to submit this correction.
Weirdly I find myself agreeing with Steve Albini. I feel like I need to shower.
I think that people are down voting you so much at this point because they don’t like you and know how much it bothers you and probably don’t even read what you type. And the don’t like you probably because you alienated everyone on here when you posted porn gifs. And because all of your comments are whiny and you seemingly feel entitled to something – like you think we owe you something or should be worshipping you or something.
The joke’s on all of us if this is just your way of getting down votes so you can be on the end-of-the-week comment round up. Because if you are sincerely pissed off and surprised at how very few people care about what you have to say on here – - – well I just don’t know what’s so hard to understand about this.
And I bet I can predict that you’re not going to read this in the way it was intended, take it personally, and get super defensive.
I wish I could give you one million up-votes. I love Raven.
I like it too – song and video!
I wonder if it’s just people that are new fans that really liked Merriweather Post Pavilion. This doesn’t really sound like that album and so they don’t like it. Or people are just trying to be “ahead of the curve” on the Animal Collective backlash and are predicting that no one will like them any more and want to say that they were the first to not like them.
Those are two shallow interpretations of why people don’t like them anymore, but I guess it doesn’t really matter, does it? I’m just flummoxed is all.
I hope you figure out why this matters to you so much.
I don’t hear how this song is any different than their entire back catalog. It sounds exactly like Animal Collective. I don’t understand why people seem to hate this so much.
Can Michael_ be banned from this site now? He wants it. A lot of us want it. Let’s make it happen!
Look, Michael_: if you think that being downvoted is a great injustice and that you don’t deserve it, you should probably re-evaluate your life and your priorities. Write your own blog. Be happy there. And show all of stereogum how much better you are by succeeding. But coming on here and being the biggest cunt in the world isn’t going to get people to like you. And all you want is for people to like you (clearly). So just do that. The greatest revenge is living well? Is that the phrase?
And I’ll keep downvoting you because most of what your write on here is shit. I don’t want a micro-blog of yours in comment form (your end of the week wrap up). I don’t care about your porn and wrestling gifs. And you’ve been a huge dick to me. So yeah – because you hate down voting so much I’m going to down vote you. Because I’m the worst person in the world! Muahahahahahahhahaha!
Fuck off. XOXOX
My guilty conscience is making me writing this. I feel like this might be directed to me. And even if it isn’t, I bet I am guilty of it from time to time to a lot. I’m sorry. I enjoy good conversations about art and getting personal and being a dick doesn’t make for a good conversation.