coslive:

According to Daft Punk, The Strokes’ Is This It (which turned 13 yesterday) is the best record of the 21st century so far.

Conclusive proof, if any were needed, that Daft Punk are boring as fuck

coslive:

According to Daft Punk, The Strokes’ Is This It (which turned 13 yesterday) is the best record of the 21st century so far.

Conclusive proof, if any were needed, that Daft Punk are boring as fuck

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"[…] Violator just stands as a moving, solid, record, a classic for the archives of popular music; it doesn’t so much carry a lot of the things that made Depeche Mode feel so much themselves. With 1987’s Music for the Masses, that stuff is all there— which makes the music both harder to ‘get’, from today’s perspective, and also more interesting. The Depeche Mode of this album is the one that brought together a rabid audience of trendy coastal kids and middle-American teens who got beat up over stuff like this— all of whom saw them not only as the peak of style, but as something positively revelatory, something speaking only to them (even in a crowded stadium), something alien and cool, disorientingly kinky, and entrancingly strange. For many, this was probably one of the first dance-pop acts they’d heard that didn’t seem to be entirely about being cool and having a good time; their music had been dark, clattery, and full of S&M hints and blasphemy, and on this record it reached a level of Baroque pseudo-classical grandness (see depressed-teenager shout-out ‘Little Fifteen’) that lived up to those kids’ inflated visions of the group."

Nitsuh Abebe on Depeche Mode’s Music for the Masses (published on Pitchfork, 2006)

So good.

(via markrichardson)

I wanted to re-blog this again to point something out: if you’re starting out writing music criticism, study this. This is what you should be doing. Think about how music works, how it’s being received and what it means to people. This passage says a great deal about the music of Depeche Mode by having insight into how it functioned for their fans. It says nothing about what Martin Gore was going through when he wrote these songs; it doesn’t try to dissect the lyrics and de-code them, it doesn’t list what synths were used. It gets inside the music and figures out what it does, which is very hard but ultimately very rewarding. Because getting at that requires a great deal of empathy—you need to be able to stand in the shoes of the people who heard this music. 

(via markrichardson)

^^ Excellent advice

(Source: juanalikesmusic, via markrichardson)

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Woohoo

I’m not locked out of Tumblr any more

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Saw this on Simon Price’s Twitter and DEAR GOD IT IS THE MOST AMAZING THING

Saw this on Simon Price’s Twitter and DEAR GOD IT IS THE MOST AMAZING THING

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Very glad that Tumblr has this askbox feature

Very glad that Tumblr has this askbox feature

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kittydothedishes:

kitty - marijuana

produced by chrome sparks — soundcloud.com/chrome-sparks

video directed/produced by shomi patwary & me (kitty)

download + buy impatiens here

tour with KITTEN starts tonight!!! show dates + ticket links here 

Digging Kitty’s new stuff, and this is a cool video

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"Sleep is still most perfect, in spite of hygienists, when it is shared with a beloved. The warmth, the security and peace of soul, the utter comfort from the touch of the other, knits the sleep, so that it takes the body and soul completely in its healing."

D. H. Lawrence (via blackestdespondency)

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)

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Wednesday morning

me: yd
me: us
me: YX
me: UXXXX
me: Y$ES
me: jesus christ
Jacob: are you ok
me: i need more coffee
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Twilight of the Assholes: Goodbye to Dov Charney, Terry Richardson, and Hipster Misogyny

borngold:

this article’s pretty sick, and also it’s called twilight of the assholes, which in another life, could have been the best album title ever. damn.

i’ve noticed the word hipster, which was kind of resisted as a meaningful designation for a while (adbusters ahoy), has come back into common parlance lately among pretty much everybody (including those who vetoed its use). i don’t know what that means, but it probably means something. maybe just the light at the end of the tunnel. 

but yeah the reality that this particular strain of “hip” - the vice/aa/hro status quo - was always this kind of grotesquely conservative, decadent thing that was also invented almost purely to be leveraged to sate the sexual appetites of a different strain of bro has been a topic of convo for many years, neatly summarized by the above writing and the week’s events

describing what ‘hipness’ looks like outside of the readily discernible quantum of mainline 00’s hipness is becoming increasingly difficult but at least it mostly doesn’t look like this. so bring on the future and fuck being cool, just do everything you possibly can to love yourself

What he said! ^^

And yes I was very happy with Twilight of the Assholes :)

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Wait why has it taken me this long to realise that Fred Schneider and Kenneth Williams are the SAME PERSON