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Re: “Portland's Top Five Records of 2012

Keith (New Hampshire)
1) Baby Island - Baby Island
2) Baby Island - Baby Island
3) Baby Island - Baby Island
4) Baby Island - Baby Island
5) Delicate Steve - Positive Force

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Posted by kchaloux on 12/24/2012 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Portland's Top Five Records of 2012

Only one vote for the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis album? C'mon hipsters!

Posted by Mizzzzzzz on 12/24/2012 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Portland's Top Five Records of 2012

1) Here- Edwarde Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's
2- Lonerism- Tame Impala
3) Grizzly Bear- Shields
4) Deerhoof- Breakup Song
5) Cat Power- Sun

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Posted by postmoderngirl on 12/22/2012 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Portland's Top Five Records of 2012

BARNA HOWARD BARNA HOWARD BARNA HOWARD BARNA HOWARD

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Posted by Boomshockalocka on 12/22/2012 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Portland's Top Five Records of 2012

1. Mynabirds - Generals
2. JD McPherson - Signs and Signifiers
3. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Meat and Bone
4. Summer Girlfriends - Shockwaves
5. Tame Impala - Lonerism

As for Alt-J... I can't get over the fact that the dude's voice sounds like Adam Sandler doing his "annoying Adam Sandler" voice.

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Posted by tk. on 12/20/2012 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Portland's Top Five Records of 2012

1) Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
2) Twin Shadow - Confess
3) Jessie Ware - Devotion
4) Gaytheist - Stealth Beats
5) Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

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Posted by jim on 12/20/2012 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Portland's Top Five Records of 2012

Hi DSM, sounds like you figured it out, but to answer your original question: No.

I asked more than 20 people, and more than 1 of them was a female.

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Posted by Ned on 12/20/2012 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Portland's Top Five Records of 2012

Oh wait, my mistake, there's a couple, still...

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Posted by dsm on 12/20/2012 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Portland's Top Five Records of 2012

You asked 20 people, and only 1 of them was a female? C'Mon Mercury, you're better than this.

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Posted by dsm on 12/20/2012 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Portland's Top Five Records of 2012

Cloud Nothings
Menomena
Diiv
Twin Shadow
The Walkmen

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Posted by Kasra Ghaharian on 12/19/2012 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Portland's Top Five Records of 2012

Matt (Doug Fir)
1. Prince Rama - 'Top Ten Hits of the End of the World'
2. Indian Jewelry - 'Peel It'
3. Black Dice - 'Mr. Impossible'
4. Loscil - 'Sketches From New Brighton'
5. White Lung - 'Sorry'

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Posted by Pink Grass on 12/19/2012 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Portland's Top Five Records of 2012

Fixed.

Posted by Ned on 12/19/2012 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Portland's Top Five Records of 2012

For the El-P Record it's "Cancer 4 Cure" not "Cure for Cancer"

Posted by Ehzi Dehve on 12/19/2012 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Portland's Top Five Records of 2012

1.) Bob Dylan, 'Tempest'
2.) Fiona Apple, 'The Idler Wheel...'
3.) Brian Jonestown Massacre, 'Aufheben'
4.) The Walkmen, 'Heaven' (despite the horrible track, 'Heartbreaker')
5.) Cat Power, 'Sun'

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Posted by human in training on 12/19/2012 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Pop Art

If she has choreographed dancers, then she's GARBAGE!

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Posted by DamosA on 12/19/2012 at 2:57 AM

Re: “Pop Art

Whoa there, Mediocre!

I think there's something to be said for the artist actually creating the pop music/product/show/brand etc., rather than just being a front for it. I think that's why it's notable. I'm not trying to speak for the journalist, but that's what I got out of it. Also I've heard she produces her own songs and choreographs the dancers, too. Is that true?

Posted by Rochelle Hunter on 12/15/2012 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Pop Art

Thank you for the comment, mediocre, but I'm wondering why you decided to introduce these terms to the conversation: "empty"; "formulaic, inane"; "intellectually void." Wylen's music is certainly none of those things. However, I am more interested in these SnobberyCred and PortlandCred products you mentioned! They sound cool! Where can I get them?

Again, thanks for reading!

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Posted by Ned on 12/13/2012 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Pop Art

This is my least favorite tendancy of music journalists and in a more general sense blowhard music snobs in general. Pointlessly intellectualizing their affection for empty, sugary commercial pop. It's perfectly okay to like formulaic, inane pop music that is scientifically designed for radio and mass consumption. Hell, sometimes I think people that insist they can't stand it are lying just to try to get SnobberyCred since by its nature this type of pop is patently non offensive and has literally been designed with decades of listener psychology in mind to make it hyperpalatable.

Just repeat to yourself, Ned, it's okay to like intellectually void pop music. It doesn't make you a bad person, in fact the sort of desperate rationalization as seen in Ms. Wylens feature article this week makes the writer come off like an assdouche attempting to reconcile his PortlandCred with the musically void pablum he is listening to.

Unless the entirety of the feature piece was itself being facetious or ironic, that is. And honestly, with quotes from her like "I have really poppy songs on there, but I also have songs that are deeper. Especially at the show, it will be really evident when you see the political videos and then you see hot girls in black sequins dancing right afterward." it's hard to tell if it is a joke or not.

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Posted by mediocre on 12/13/2012 at 6:36 PM

Re: “On the Road

If you have to oversell it, it is probably not worth buying.

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Posted by Demondog on 11/20/2012 at 1:52 PM

Re: “On the Road

This band is legit. If you can't appreciate that then you're just being an asshole.

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Posted by jim on 11/20/2012 at 1:15 PM

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