Oh man, an award blurb! Crazy!
Best EP ended up being a field that seemed underpopulated until we finished adding things to it, and then it was suddenly all awesome. The widespread release of Viet Cong’s “Cassette” was an obvious addition, given our Calgary kink. Ben Khan emerged out of nowhere, all handsome and clever and dancey. Panda Bear released as good a warning for his new record as could be issued. What was really notable about Best EP this year is that a lot of the year’s most subversive rap came out through here: LE1F’s East Coast Rap and Dark House Fetishized Car Crash, the skeletons in Lil Ugly Mane’s closet, and the world domination of IloveMakonnen’s individualist spree. Continue reading
2014 was bullshit. Continue reading
I tend to totally ignore comments on this website since 99% of them are total spam, and because I’m the only guy with real admin access to the site that means the other guys don’t get to see this stuff and harass me about actually good comments. Well, we got an actually good comment. This person named D (as far as I know) left a huge reply to my last review of Danny Brown’s XXX, and to make up for sleeping on it so long, I’m going to post it in full here and personally respond.
This review is brought to you by the promise that I’d start writing whenever I felt I had something to say about a record, new or old. Also, real quick, before anyone gets anything I say twisted, fuck all the patriarchal bullshit in the world that crushes my friends and their friends and the people we’re not friends with yet. This is not a defense for you or any pigs. This is just a review of an album. Continue reading