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I’m surprised by all the hate for You Wanted a Hit in these comments. In my opinion, it might be the best track on This is Happening.
Agreed. Maybe I should pay her more attention.
I’m with you, I’m surprised that hasn’t been said yet. I think Fake Empire might be my favorite song of the 2000′s, National or otherwise. I know that’s a bold statement, but I really think it’s true.
I don’t want to be the guy to make the obvious “sacrilege” joke, but I can’t just leave that hanging out there. I don’t know what to do.
I think this couple is #1 on my “if I could go on a double-date with anybody” list.
Ferns, I really thought you were being the rationale, defensible one until you said “So go fuck yourself you stupid piece of cunty shit.”
I’m glad you pointed out that Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is lightyears better in every way. People need to start picking a side in the YHF vs. Babel debate.
I think, among all of the “this list is irrelevant because you didn’t include ________” comments, this is one of the only truly spot-on comments.
Is he playing Baseball Stars?!? I think he is. Best Nintendo game ever, except for Tecmo Super Bowl, of course.
I think comments liable to make someone laugh out loud should be labled NSFW. Trying not to laugh for a minute straight — which is exactly what happened after seeing this gif — is usually a dead give away that I’m surfing the internet and not doing work.
For the record, I’m not being serious about the NSFW label. I am serious about the trying for over a minute to not crack up at my desk, though.
It really is. I love that album cover.
Ignorance is not “the point” of this song, as you say. I think Tom summarized it fairly well when he said “Released in advance of his Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City album, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Backseat Freestyle’ felt like an out-of-nowhere burst of snarling rap virtuosity, an uncharacteristically vengeful vent session for the usually thoughtful rapper. On the album, it took on new resonance: There, it was a teenage Kendrick impressing his friends by tough-talking in the back of the ride.”
Lamar is voicing the part of a character in this song, as he does throughout the album. Those characters’ voices come together to form something of a narrative story. How he pulls that off so well is why the album is impressive.
You associate Green Day nostalgia with American Idiot? Man, these comments make me feel old sometimes.
When I first saw this cover, with the censor block covering over the dong, I thought for a second by the look of the album cover that this might be something new by Jamie xx. You know, sticking this motif: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:We%27re_New_Here_cover.svg&page=1
To quote Elaine Benes, “the female body is a work of art. The male body is
utilitarian, it’s for gettin’ around. Like a Jeep.”
Question (for those viewing on 8-25 — I don’t know when these will go away): is that dude in the Gap ads all over the page the guy from POP ETC, f/k/a The Morning Benders?
Kudos for the mention of Bull Black Nova. Sure, few people would argue that Wilco (the Album) is their best LP (many may argue that it’s their worst), but Bull Black Nova is a great song. It’d be a real contender for my top 10 list.
BMG! Those were the days. I literally built my music collection by signing up for BMG under several different pseudonyms to capitalize as many times as possible on the 12-for-1 deal.
She’s such a cutie.
I couldn’t believe that Yield was so far down the list either. Honestly, it’s probably #1 on mine. I think it’s one of their most consistent, and overall I think it’s their best sound (I’ve tried to put my finger on it, and I think I’m partial to the Jack Irons albums).
Someone named “Hype”?
No, you are not.
Eh, it still probably beats being that age at a desk job, having spent the same amount of your life having done the same whatever over and over and over. I say that from my desk, at work, clocking in at several years younger than Tom Petty.
I feel like an idiot for having just watched the last three-and-a-half minutes of that video waiting for what was obviously going to happen.