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Old 07-07-2010, 04:50 PM   #556
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I don't care if every other review he's ever written is wonderful and spot on, that OK Computer review is so bad that I don't know how anyone can read it and not laugh.
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I find the implication that any Pink Floyd album has a lot of "soul" downright hilarious. I enjoy quite a few Floyd albums, but I think they're about as soulless as any band in history.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:05 PM   #558
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Axver nods in agreement as he smashes a copy of Prince's Purple Rain all over his train set.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:22 PM   #559
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:10 PM   #560
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I don't care if every other review he's ever written is wonderful and spot on, that OK Computer review is so bad that I don't know how anyone can read it and not laugh.
Should we judge your entire worth by any one idiotic opinion you may have had in the past? God knows there are probably like 1,000 to choose from.

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I find the implication that any Pink Floyd album has a lot of "soul" downright hilarious. I enjoy quite a few Floyd albums, but I think they're about as soulless as any band in history.
Wasn't the point of the review that Syd Barrett was a legitimate personal inspiration for PF's album, vs. Radiohead's more oblique reason for making their record.

He's wrong, but the actual thought behind the review isn't completely vacant.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:40 PM   #561
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I've read that seven times and haven't a clue what he's trying to say. Is he trying to say Yorke comes off too detached? Is he trying to say Yorke's personal demons are too vague? Would either of those things be a problem? I can't tell. Like I said, I find him too wordy for his own good in a lot of those short reviews.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:14 PM   #562
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Why does this post not surprise me in the least?
I'm still trying to parse this Xgauian question. To hell with the reviews.

...But here's one of the all-time head-scratchers, all the same:

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The more I read his reviews, the more I realize how different his tastes are.

I mean, he ranks Blink-182 way ahead of U2 and Radiohead.
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Should we judge your entire worth by any one idiotic opinion you may have had in the past? God knows there are probably like 1,000 to choose from.
Did I allude to his worth being less because of it, or even give any opinion whatsoever about him? I honestly have absolutely no opinion on the guy or any other review he's ever written. I only said that this specific review is humorously bad, as the conversation seemed to have strayed from the point. If I somehow offended you, I apologize as it was unintended, I'm not really sure why you seemed to take any of it personally.
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I think that Laz is reacting to something he's mistakenly perceiving, rather than something that's actually happening. It happens to the best of us. I guess that I should clarify, too. I'm pretty lukewarm on Xgau (sometimes I think he's brilliantly insightful and precise, sometimes boorishly stupid and underthought), but whatever. I just think that it's amazing that the internet has provided us access to SO MANY of his reviews that a dude who is (and has been for decades, at this point) kind of a good-natured joke in the review community now has fervent supporters who have probably read more of his reviews than he has; same goes for the haters.

It's amazing, in a post-Kanye kind of way.
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I mean, he ranks Blink-182 way ahead of U2 and Radiohead.
Well... that's an example of how hard it is to understand someone's opinions sometimes.
Again, that's why I don't read critics.
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It's amazing, in a post-Kanye kind of way.
So much of what you write fascinates me, in a weird way.

What the hell do you mean by post-Kanye? I've been trying to wrap my head around this. If you were making a joke, well then it went over my head. If "post-Kanye" is actually supposed to mean something that we as a discussion community should understand, by God, please explain it to me.
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So much of what you write fascinates me, in a weird way.

What the hell do you mean by post-Kanye? I've been trying to wrap my head around this. If you were making a joke, well then it went over my head. If "post-Kanye" is actually supposed to mean something that we as a discussion community should understand, by God, please explain it to me.
I have this with almost every post in B&C.
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I assumed post-Kanye was a genre of some kind, like "post-rock" or "post-punk," perhaps as a label for slower, more cerebral pop-rap.

Examples: Kid Cudi, Kanye West (re: 808s & Heartbreak), Drake.
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I thought it was a goofy riff on Kanye's song "Amazing."

Like "It's amazing ... LOLKANYE."

I'd bet I'm wrong.
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