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    You asshole.

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    You asshole.
    lol i mean that's an extreme example. If people can't read it properly or something then fine but I don't think that is the case.

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    stop arguing

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    1. Bloom - Beach House

    Standout tracks:

    1. Troublemaker
    2. Lazuli
    3. New Year

    2. Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! - Godspeed You! Black Emperor

    Standout tracks:

    1. We Drift Like Worried Fire
    2. Mladic

    3. Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

    Standout tracks:

    1. Pyramids
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    3. Thinking About You

    4. good kid, m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar

    Standout tracks:

    1. good, kid/m.A.A.d. City
    2. The Art of Peer Pressure
    3. Bitch, Donít Kill My Vibe

    5. The Idler Wheel... - Fiona Apple

    Standout tracks:

    1. Every Single Night
    2. Valentine
    3. Hot Knife

    6. Shields - Grizzly Bear

    Standout tracks:

    1. Sun in Your Eyes
    2. Yet Again
    3. A Simple Answer

    7. Swing Lo Magellan - Dirty Projectors

    Standout tracks:

    1. About to Die
    2. See What Sheís Seeing
    3. Dance for You

    8. Lonerism - Tame Impala

    Standout tracks:

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    2. Mind Mischief
    3. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

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    Standout tracks:

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    2. Depak Ine
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    10. The Lion's Roar - First Aid Kit

    Standout tracks:

    1. Emmylou
    2. The Lionís Roar
    3. King of the World

    11. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
    12. R.A.P. Music - Killer Mike
    13. Sun - Cat Power
    14. Centipede Hz - Animal Collective
    15. Coexist - The xx
    16. Four - Bloc Party
    17. Ekstasis - Julia Holter
    18. Give Me Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them - Blu & Exile
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    Make sure it's on each page of the thread, just to be safe.




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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkingvsreeve View Post
    Make sure it's on each page of the thread, just to be safe.
    I'll do far right next page just for guedita

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    I'm uncomfortable with the Album Name - Artist format. It really should be the other way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkingvsreeve View Post
    Wait you still have a myspace?
    This conforms with the fact that he believes Air are still releasing relevant music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotHamWater View Post
    I'm uncomfortable with the Album Name - Artist format. It really should be the other way around.
    That's right. The album - artist listing just doesn't make sense. It presupposes that you know the name of every album coming out. And yet people here still do it all the time. Not just Xanax either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    This conforms with the fact that he believes Air are still releasing relevant music.
    Sigh. I really hope AIR puts out at least one more good album before they shut it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkingvsreeve View Post
    Wait you still have a myspace?
    I made mine pretty awesome back in the day but now the new format overwrites my html so it doesn't work right. I just never wanted to delete it.

    Quote Originally Posted by HotHamWater View Post
    I'm uncomfortable with the Album Name - Artist format. It really should be the other way around.
    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    That's right. The album - artist listing just doesn't make sense. It presupposes that you know the name of every album coming out. And yet people here still do it all the time. Not just Xanax either.
    You guys are gunna trip out if you ever visit a foreign country.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    This conforms with the fact that he believes Air are still releasing relevant music.
    It's relevant for film but I put it on the list because I personally enjoy it more than albums like WIXIW, Luxury Problems, Cruel Summer, The Seer, Confess, etc.

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    Are in-person situations in which people refer to albums, in that exact format, common in foreign countries?




    Or are you just a complete asshole?
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    Oh really?

    Just think about it for a second. It makes no sense to introduce an album you are supporting by giving the title and THEN referencing the band. The band is the selling point: who cares about an anonymous album if there is no context as to who made it? And I'm fully aware that I'm trying to convince a troll to stop being a troll, but really, why would you do it that way?
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    sad that so many people let the Frank Ocean hype get to them and overshadow the GEM that Miguel dropped. IMO the best R&B album to come out this year. highly recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanman86 View Post
    I made mine pretty awesome back in the day but now the new format overwrites my html so it doesn't work right. I just never wanted to delete it.
    This seems like a totally legitimate reason to share a link to it with a bunch of strangers who couldn't give two shits about any kind of web presence you have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJandBompton View Post
    sad that so many people let the Frank Ocean hype get to them and overshadow the GEM that Miguel dropped. IMO the best R&B album to come out this year. highly recommend it.
    Why do you keep saying that? Nothing "surrounding" the Frank Ocean album had much of an effect, unless you're a dipshit. It's atop so many lists because it's an incredible piece of work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJandBompton View Post
    sad that so many people let the Frank Ocean hype get to them and overshadow the GEM that Miguel dropped. IMO the best R&B album to come out this year. highly recommend it.
    I feel like Frank Ocean has a sound that lends itself to crossover appeal a lot more than Miguel. you're finding Frank Ocean on a lot of lists by people who otherwise are not R&B fans.
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    Because in Europe 5 pm is actually 17:00. Things are different in Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJandBompton View Post
    sad that so many people let the Frank Ocean hype get to them and overshadow the GEM that Miguel dropped. IMO the best R&B album to come out this year. highly recommend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    I feel like Frank Ocean has a sound that lends itself to crossover appeal a lot more than Miguel. you're finding Frank Ocean on a lot of lists by people who otherwise are not R&B fans.
    Definitely.
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    Yeah, that Frank Ocean album is a decent listen, but its success definitely rests on its accessibility more than anything. And let's face it, the kids buying into the "indie" market these days aren't the type to explore genres; they'll just eat up this album and anything that tries to ride its coattails.
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    I agree with what Andrew said but not with that. It's got a crossover appeal because he's not just sitting on R&B songwriting tropes and the same basic timbres and instrumentations that the genre always has. The success rests in large part on the fact that he wrote a fantastic batch of songs, and the backlash against the album seems to just ignore that fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenidogx View Post
    Yeah, that Frank Ocean album is a decent listen, but its success definitely rests on its accessibility more than anything. And let's face it, the kids buying into the "indie" market these days aren't the type to explore genres; they'll just eat up this album and anything that tries to ride its coattails.
    I wrote something similar to what you just earlier in another thread haha. I'll bet Pitchfork's Readers Poll #1 album will be Frank Ocean! Anyway, this is R&B I like: perfect 10 from Pitchfork?! This masterpiece posted today

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    I agree with what Andrew said but not with that. It's got a crossover appeal because he's not just sitting on R&B songwriting tropes and the same basic timbres and instrumentations that the genre always has. The success rests in large part on the fact that he wrote a fantastic batch of songs, and the backlash against the album seems to just ignore that fact.
    Yes, this. I am not really an R & B fan at all, but I love Frank Ocean. However, I still haven't gotten into Channel Orange the same way I did Nostalgia, Ultra, though it definitely is growing on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    I agree with what Andrew said but not with that. It's got a crossover appeal because he's not just sitting on R&B songwriting tropes and the same basic timbres and instrumentations that the genre always has. The success rests in large part on the fact that he wrote a fantastic batch of songs, and the backlash against the album seems to just ignore that fact.
    There are definitely some gems ("Thinkin Bout You" and "Pink Matter"), but I don't think the album was entirely consistent; there were bits that weren't exceptional and the vocals got to be off-putting at times. Overall, it's still a standout album worth listening to - a refreshing listen considering where pop music is in 2012. But it just didn't click for me as a whole. This isn't dismissing Ocean's talent or potential, I just don't think the album is as remarkable as the performer.
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    I can't get into him BECAUSE of Nostalgia, Ultra. I hated that album so much that it's all I could think of when I listened to Channel Orange, which is mediocre at best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJandBompton View Post
    sad that so many people let the Frank Ocean hype get to them and overshadow the GEM that Miguel dropped. IMO the best R&B album to come out this year. highly recommend it.
    Miguel's album is on plenty of lists, it's definitely a solid release.

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    YEAH BUT WHY DON'T MORE WHITE PEOPLE LIKE IT
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    Alright people. I have only listened to a few releases this year. What are your final thoughts on 2012?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IzGewd View Post
    Alright people. I have only listened to a few releases this year. What are your final thoughts on 2012?
    It's difficult to have final thoughts on a year that isn't over yet.

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