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  1. I'm still stuck on Passion Pit too, I love that band.
  2. Peaches got to it first! It's a great track don't you think?
  3. I think it's good to follow the basic teachings of the main religions, but a lot of the specific rules should be ignored. If I hear about some farmer sleeping with a horse, I'm not going to take the responsibility to stone him or her to death.
  4. anyone who says money doesn't buy happiness has never heard of drugs
  5. Yeah I agree, they have a good sound but it gets old. That's kind of how I feel about all the chillwave bands that don't put much of a focus on songwriting (what's up Washed Out?). It's still perfect zone-out music though. I hope it replaces Ratatat as the go-to weed-smoking music in college dorms. I've heard their non-Seventeen Years songs a little too much.
  6. Cee-Lo's new song is just wonderful. One of my favorites of the year. If it wasn't for the title, I could see it being as big a hit as "Crazy."
  7. if you like the music but not the low quality of the production, you may want to check out Vega, which features the lead singer from Neon Indian. "No Reasons" "Kyoto Gardens"
  8. Well don't take it too seriously, the name itself is (probably) supposed to kind of be a joke. I can't remember the last time I heard someone use the word "chill" without trying to be funny. But it really doesn't say anything about the genre. I think "glo-fi" is more clever and also describes the music better. Chillwave is usually pretty lo-fi, and it's really not even a genre imo (there are like 5 bands that people have sorta heard of that are described as chillwave), but yeah I would describe it as lo-fi, hazy, nostalgiac pop. A running theme in the music is 20-something laziness. It also tends to be sample-based. here are some examples Washed Out - "Feel It All Around" Neon Indian - "Deadbeat Summer" Neon Indian - "Should Have Taken Acid With You" Ducktails - "Landrunner" Out of the ones I've posted, I'd say Neon Indian is the one really worth checking out. Washed Out is cool for atmosphere music because it's really relaxing, but his sound gets old after a while. Ducktails is just 90s nostalgia for the sake of 90s nostalgia.
  9. They are doing an American remake, but it actually could turn out pretty good depending on what you think of David Fincher (Se7en, The Game). He's gonna direct it.
  10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: B- pretty much what you would expect from one of those blockbuster books. The writing is pretty bad, filled with completely unnecesarry details ("He got in the cab, and according to his license the driver's name was Omar. Then he got out of the cab.") and would have been about 200 pages shorter if they edited out every time Larsson talked about drinking coffee or pimped Apple products. And then of course it was filled with gratuitous sex scenes, and a ton of the plot points were just there for shock value. But despite all these negative things I have to say about it, it was very suspenseful (if at times cheaply so) and the plot was engrossing. I usually don't finish 600 page books within a few days so that has to say something. But this compliment isn't without a disclaimer. Even though it is a page-turner to the max, it didn't really resonate with me after I put it down. I had to finish it because the mystery was on my mind even when I wasn't reading it. But once I got to the end and the mystery was solved, that was it, there was nothing more to think about. Blockbuster books are like blockbuster movies, they're fun and entertaining, but once it's over it's like it never happened. Basically, you'll have fun reading it but you probably won't ever have the desire to re-read it.
  11. so underrated! I actually prefer that album over Purple Rain. Also, Rick James is the baddest mutha ever.
  12. classic song, classic video: Rick James - "Give It To Me" one of the smoothest songs I've ever heard: Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
  13. ah, Tim, why don't ya like chillwave? Too chill? Also, random thought. I think I have decided on my least favorite quote of all time: "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." It's just a stupid quote. Writing about music isn't like dancing about architecture, it's more like writing about architecture. And what makes dancing about architecture so inherently bad?
  14. Hell yeah! Chillwave/glo-fi forever! But in direct contradiction to that last sentence, I'm guessing Neon Indian is the only one of the bunch that will stand the test of time. And it's worth noting that in the internet age, the "test of time" has been shortened to a year or so. Neon Indian is the least gimmicky of the bunch.
  15. I've also noticed a strange rise in Lucky Strikes recently, I wouldn't be surprised if Mad Men was behind it.
  16. "In and around the lake, mountains come out of the sky and they stand there"
  17. for some reason, Parliament cigarettes are trendy now
  18. my favorite artifical butter-flavored spread is Country Crock if that counts for anything
  19. not huge on the whole album but I absolutely love the song "Creator"
  20. I think the Beach Boys should just be proud that they created a phrase that's still being commonly used today. If anyone has reason to sue Perry over this song it's Ke$ha. "California Gurls" is practically a carbon copy of "Tik Tok."
  21. Wow, the Isley Brothers really changed since they started out. They even have an r&b slow jam from this decade with R. Kelly
  22. I got to see him live this spring. I'm not a huge fan but I'd definitely reccomend seeing him if you get the chance, if only to confirm that yes, his voice really does sound like that.
  23. I've heard the Big Lebowski's plot called "confusing" but never "predictable."
  24. Ok, that's a good point. I guess the most universal art form would have to be purely visual art like painting then. Maybe music? But yeah, that's a good point, I hadn't thought of illiteracy and lack of translators.
  25. It is really out of place on the album, but it's one of my favorite Van songs
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