It's a pretty limited point, that record stores are having to move out of Williamsburg. I don't doubt that there are people listening to high-end turntables in their condos, but the condos themselves are making it harder for record stores to exist in close proximity.
Of course. (oof) Fixed, thanks.
I stand disturbingly corrected.
Like a bird on a wire, he tried in his way to be free.
There's a link to a Spotify playlist right in the intro. So there you go.
I at least meant to broadcast conflictedness about it all. I Just feel like that sort of aloof move is over. And that the Strokes are being naive to the point of cluelessness. Like they are way worse at modernity than Kevin Shields or David Bowie, which is damning. And maybe it'd be noble if their album wasn't no fun, with or without savviness. Maybe it's the so-so, belabored songs, maybe it's the out-of-touchness. I dunno. But if you are you are going to be that noble and remote, your art's gotta be better.
I appreciate the thoughtful response, but wonder if it's missing my point slightly? I'm wondering more about how albums seem to have less impact in the wider culture, even as we have all these opportunities to listen to them for free? And as I say here, I think it's because the Internet, for all sorts of reasons, is pretty bad at talking about them unless we're using them to talk about a bigger narrative or cultural trend?
Thanks for the tip, nnekbone.
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