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01:17 PM on 04/04/14
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Oh yeah, this is gold. That fucking Fleet Foxes track, man.
01:53 PM on 04/04/14
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NOT ANYMORE!
02:33 PM on 04/04/14
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One of my favorite songs ever from one of my favorite records from the last few years. Hope we get a new one this year!
I like that record a lot, but it's kind of one of those albums where the highlights are so perfect that they actually make it harder for me to enjoy the rest of the record as much. Or in other words, I listen to stuff like "Helplessness Blues," "Grown Ocean," and "The Shrine/An Argument" all the time, but don't play the whole record quite as frequently.
02:55 PM on 04/04/14
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Eh I mean yeah the three you mentioned are on another level but I adore "Montezuma," "Sim Sala Bim," "Someone You'd Admire" and "Bedouin Dress" too, and all the others are very very good as well imo. But I am a fanboy haha...that record's top five of the decade so far for me for sure
I love "Montezuma" and "Someone You'd Admire" as well. On the whole though, I probably end up preferring the first record. Both are quite good.

And THAT'S high praise, haha. What are your top five of the decade? I'm sure The Monitor and Bon Iver are both there. Japandroids? Vampire Weekend? I want to know how many I can guess.
03:06 PM on 04/04/14
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Japandroids have fallen, prolly still top ten though. Yeah The Monitor and Bon Iver are both in there, plus the two Kanye albums and Helplessness Blues. VW would be very close as would High Violet
So Yeezus passed VW for you? Interesting.

I have no idea what mine would be at this point. I more or less stand by everything I've ranked as my album of the year, so it would probably be those four and a wildcard.
03:20 PM on 04/04/14
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Yeah man. I like Yeezus more than MBDTF too, and more than Bon Iver and Helplessness Blues...so right now the only thing standing in its way would be The Monitor. But dethroning that record for me is gonna be tough haha

So Will Hoge, The Boss, TDS andddd....?
Also interesting, I had no idea you liked that record so much. I like Yeezus fine, but definitely not more than MBDTF. Then again, MBDTF is my favorite record of his by a mile, so I guess that's not surprising.

My 2010 album of the year was Chad Perrone, AKA other Chris's man crush.
07:37 AM on 04/05/14
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See here's the thing with Yeezus: I heard it in full like probably fifteen to twenty times a week this summer and by the time the fall rolled around and I picked things back up here I was a tad over-saturated with it or whatever--especially since I wasn't able to listen to a ton of other new music when I was in NM. But in the months since I've realized that it's fucking impressively flawless. In a catalog of unique records that near or attain perfection, none of his others try more ridiculous shit, none pull it off as well, and its his tightest and most forceful record. Plus I think it's the actualization of his new post-808s persona even more so than MBDTF. That record introduced us to the new Kanye who's conquering the world...but with Yeezus he's already a successful conqueror and all he has to do is "show ya how much I don't give a fuck." Plus I love how he embraced electronic music and trap and stuff, and I mean my god where else are you gonna hear Chief Keef and Justin Vernon on the same track? I think it is indeed his Nebraska as he's said, but in Kanye's case his Nebraska interests me more than his Born to Run-era [LR and Graduation]. That and it's the most socially conscious record of his since his debut. Sorry for the rant haha, just been thinking about Yeezus a lot the last few weeks

Ohhhh duh. Yeah I know who he is, just didn't know he'd put one out this decade. He's alright, I prefer his stuff with Averi or whatever more. The record with the green cover is great, blanking on the name.

Oh yeah, I'm sure you needed a break from it. I don't know, it's one of those records that I admire more than I love, which is actually the case for most of his stuff other than MBDTF. I definitely like that he's moving more and more toward tight concision, because it's the length and filler on those early records that keep me from loving them. Even Fantasy is a bit overlong, imo, but I'm definitely more a fan of that album's bombastic maximalism than I am of anything else he's done. As someone who's not really a hip-hop guy, I just love how melodic that record is.

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