Monday, November 29, 2010

Girl Talk "All Day" (a.k.a. "The Girl Talk Challenge")

I am still unable to actually consider Girl Talk music, although I have an appreciation for the game where people get to play "name that tune" and whoever can correctly guess the most samples is the winner... which, by the way, is the type of game where I would totally p0wn all your asses. (That actually sounds fun as shit to me..)

It's a fun game. And it's a bunch of mash-ups. A million of these things get uploaded to youtube daily. That's about it.

Edit: I will probably never listen to this album ever again.

Wolf Parade hiatus/breakup/whatever

Wolf Parade abruptly and unexpectedly announced an "indefinite hiatus" today, a vague statement which really could mean anything. At the very least, it means that the relatively short wait between At Mount Zoomer and Expo 86 is not something we should expect in the future.. Something tells me they'll be back soon. In the meantime, here's a new live video of their best recent jam...

Village Voice "worst songs of 2010"

With about 8% of the year left to go, the same bloggers who presented last year's 50 Worst Songs Of The 00's has just this morning launched their 20 Worst Songs Of 2010.

We're expecting TMK's forthcoming "20 worst songs of 2010" to be hugely different from this one... This is just for the sake of some nice comparisons.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

that didnt take very long at all (or maybe it did.. 9 hours is a long time in the internet world)

wtf p4k

Although it's somewhat entertaining and even slightly informative, I find Hipster Runoff's sense of humor to be bland and obvious, like the Mad TV or Family Guy of internet music criticism.. There's a sort-of-but-not-really-postmodern or "meta" element to it that should be a lot more clever than it really is.. Perhaps it if were 4-5 years ago (pre-youtube) this would be a bigger hit for me personally. These kids sure do love their 4chan and their "internet humor" .. as if the joke isn't old enough by now.. Yeah, I get it.. you're purposely using bad grammar and poor spelling with an abundance of common acronyms because that's now how people type since half of the country has been forced to learn how to communicate with a limit of 140 characters. It's even funnier the Nth time around. For example, on Hipster Runoff, songs are only referred to as "mp3s" because that's apparently what everyone calls songs now. Except in reality, this isn't true at all, even for really dumb people.. There's certainly absurdity to be found in a reference to "the new Crystal Castles mp3" but not enough that it's actually anything resembling humor.

However, it's not THAT annoying, and if you search long enough some of their posts are actually very funny, such as Local Hipster in Brooklyn hit by a bus 2 be alt.

So anyway, everything written so far really has nothing to do with Pitchfork or Kanye, other than how Hipster Runoff always makes a point to post about anytime Pitchfork issues a noteworthy ranking. About an hour ago, Pitchfork gave the new Kanye album a 10.0 out of 10, which I'm pretty sure is the first non-reissued hiphop album they've ever crowned with such a distinction. This will probably become a "huge" deal ("huge" in quotes, meaning that the 99% of Americans who don't read Pitchfork or care about music criticism do not care at all).

I really only decided to write about this here since I gave this album a listen last week and I was completely unimpressed. I mean, it's okay, but hardly "top 20 of the year" material.. which is a shame, because I was expecting to hear a 10 out of 10. But honestly, Odd Future and Pill and Big Boi have all put out stronger recent hiphop releases that were far less calculated. The reviewer describes this album as a "greatest hits" in itself, as if this is the new Purple Rain or Thriller, and it's just simply not. It's not bad.. but it's hardly 10 out of 10, and as far as I can tell it's my least favorite Kanye West album to date.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

...and we're back!

After taking a long break, we're back on track. A lot has happened since the last TMK post, but there are many plans for the future, starting out with a reflection of what's been goin' down.. let's reflect........

1. You know those self-righteous people who think they're the shit because they never watch TV? (Not "people who don't watch TV," but anti-TV/anti-commercialism people who think they're so much better than the couch potatoes of the world..) Once upon a time, from May '06 until March '09, I did not have any access to broadcast TV, cable or otherwise. (I watched Netflix.) And now I'm completely "back in the game." I fucking love TV, and I just wanted everyone to know this.. The internet is still superior, but I need some balance..

2. Machete was less-than-impressive; however, everyone should see this movie anyway, because it's fucking amazing.

3. Sun Chips has stopped production on the awesomely loud biodegradable bags they started distributing early this year because they scared cats. This is why America is fucked. some commentary..

4. Recent university studies have shown that Rick Ross appeared in 2 out of every 3 music videos produced during 2010, or at least some bearded black man who looks exactly like Rick Ross.. who then usually turns out to be him anyway.

5. South Park fucked some crazy shit up over the past 6 weeks. Although they've been choosing their easiest targets ever (Jersey Shore, Bieber, Shake Weight, etc) it's still the best show on TV. (And yes, I've seen Mad Men.)

6. OFWGKTA is the most exciting thing happening in music, and I desperately want to be best friends with Tyler The Creator who I've been avidly following on twitter. Try this one.

7. I've never drank Joose, but I'm not sure what side I should choose for this issue... On one side, I would be pretty upset if my 17-year-old kid woke up hyperventilating at 5AM after drinking a couple of these things at a party. But on the other side, on twitter Andrew WK seems to be pretty upset of this being an example of "the man" trying to stop us from partying as hard as we possibly can. Or maybe I'm reading into this way too much...

8. Kid Rock somehow has perfected his ability to improve upon how huge of a shitpile he can produce with every radio song he releases. Just when you think his pile of shit could get any bigger or more diseased, he adds that special layer of diarrhea on the very top, and it not only contains tuberculosis and ebola, but wait.. yes, there's conjunctivitis as well! Right on! Back in 2008, Kid Rock WOW'd radio listeners with "Singin' Sweet Home Alabama all summer long." And now he's back with yet another predictably generic-sounding homage to classic rock radio, "I was born free." This guy is here for the true Americans. Bring back fuckin school prayer! Under GOD! Jesus is an American! And fuck them atheist communist socialist fuckers who tell you otherwise! Kid Rock agrees. "Born Free." .............

9. I was hoping to think of a few more things, but instead I'll just post this Dru Hill video I saw the other night...