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Curt Tagtmeier
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When Saying You Made a Good Album Goes Wrong
I just finished skimming the new Arctic Monkeys review on NME.com. It brought an interesting conundrum when it comes to album reviews. I have not heard this album yet and I like the Arctic Monkeys overall. Thus far, I have only focused on how reviews can ne...

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Does EDM Stand for Early Demise?
I have been over this again and again on why I hate EDM or electronic dance music so much. There are many reasons I find this kind of music to be less than ideal in a world filled with music. I am going to list below the easy reasons for the hatred of this ...

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Holy Grail Magna Carta vs. Yeezus: Rap Reviews Are Moronic
Holy Grail Magna Carta vs. Yeezus: Rap Reviews Are Moronic Rap reviews are moronic. I just reached this epiphany. Critics write hip-hop reviews in a much different manner than other types of music. These other reviews are based more on the music. Rap review...

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The New King of Music...Newness!
I would like to take a little time to discuss something that is bugging me. This has been annoying me for some time. The Internet has created so much media content for us to consume that keeping up is pretty much impossible. I can remember earlier this year...

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Featured Rappers Showing Up Everywhere Except on Their Own Album
I have a made a universal observation about rappers, hip-hop singers, and their albums. This fact cannot be denied. They perform on almost every album released in any given year. Jesus, it seemed like every other album had Rihanna or Beyonce doing a solo on...

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Dear Lady Gaga, I Am Really Pulling For You (Has Hell Frozen Over?)
Lady Gaga's album ArtPop is going to be released in November and I have a confession to make. I am going to really be pulling for her. Why would such a statement by me be such a big deal? Well, back in 2010 I hated Lady Gaga with the passion of a thousand s...

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Welcome to Jim Derogatis is a Douchebag: Critiquing the Critics
Welcome to Jim Derogatis is a Douchebag, a blog dedicated to the idea that we now must hold the critics accountable for the bullshit they spew about music on a regular basis. This began after reading an article by the title of this blog saying to avoid new ...

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Those That Do....Certainly Do...While Those That Can't...Talk Shit on a Blog
One of the things that amazes me about these music reviews is the disdain, apathy, and passing fancy that these critics have for the creative process. They truly fail to fully comprehend how fucking hard it is to make music, write a book, act, and so on. It...

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Pitchfork.com
Alas, we come now to Pitchfork.com. I love Pitchfork's festival. I dig some of the musician's they get to go there. For example, Vampire Weekend, Trail of Dead, Modest Mouse are all cool acts to see there. Yet, their idea of music criticism leaves a lot to ...

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Ten Bullet Points Summing Up Just About Every Review on The Strokes
Reviewers cannot separate one album from the history of the band. Apparently, everyone wants to go back to 2001. Man, I did not realize
how fucking awesome 2001 was. Jesus, now I want to go back.  You can only make albums of music that made you successful ...
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