Well! I guess I'll carry on.
Pepper Rabbit, I hardly knew ye...but I like this song alot. Kind of prophetic lyrics, hunh? Be well, stay musical
This kid is the real deal, excited for him. I want to see how and if he'll play any of the experimental sample stuff in addition to the jazzy guitar songs, which are great.
Another jam for the 420%. Thanks Ted Lucas for that simple and truthful refrain
I think not "getting it" may mean you just don't like it, which is fine. Musically, minimalism, air, space, exotic instruments, etc are tools to the tell the story - especially in Blake's area of electronic music - or just music period, considering the fact that he plays instruments. There hasn't been much change in guitar based music in the last 20 years, but if you like or are used to guitars in general, this isn't a glaring fault. I think Blake and Bon Iver's popularity right now is based on their ability to present a newish variation on established themes.
All great albums, but this revival thing is making me a little sad. Maybe we can wrap it up after this summer please, promoters. And not because I want the performers to go away, I just want them to feel as if musical innovation is still possible and get to work on it.
That said, Illmatic and Cuban Linx should fuckin' nutrageous
OK, guess I gotta read that article - but I already like what was said in response. Interesting thing about the 90's was the spin-off of multiple styles within the "alternative" or "indie" worlds...I remember a grunge backlash, and the rebirth of "noise" with Lightning Bolt - who are already like elder statesmen in a way.
Even for hip-hop, there's been a kind of nostalgia for the type of hip-hop that ruled your youth - Def Jux? Native Tongues? Horrocore? I hope more futurist tendencies come to the fore, if those tendencies still exist. As cool as chillwave and throwback stuff is, I find it a kind of banal because it's never a revisit of the good stuff, just an affection for old cheese.
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