Selected Entries From My Pitchfork Half-Decade Ballot

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5. Wild Beasts: Present Tense
6. EMA: Past Life Martyred Saints
8. WU LYF: Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
12. Ciara: Ciara
16. Swans: The Seer
19. Sharon Van Etten: Tramp
25. Pusha T: My Name Is My Name
26. Marnie Stern: Marnie Stern
33. Childish Gambino: Camp
37. Maria Minerva: Will Happiness Find Me?
43. Schoolboy Q: Habits & Contradictions


1. Beyoncé: “Halo”
17. Beyoncé: “Countdown”
32. Beyoncé: “Drunk in Love”
38. Beyoncé: “Blow”
43. Man Man: “Head On”

I wrote about “Ride” and “212” for Pitchfork’s tracks list.

How many is too many though?

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 Teen In India Had Way Too Many Fucking Teeth

In honor of this gross story, I’ve decided to start blogging again here. I’m not going to say it’s because this kid just drove my search traffic up, I’m not going to say it’s because Tumblr is Dead, I’m not going to say it’s because Medium Sucks, I’m not going to say it’s because I’m starting at Google next week, I’m just going to say it’s because ALL of those things.

New pieces: and Pitchfork

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I’m writing again! I had a bit of a break because I was employed by publications that didn’t want me doing music writing for other places, which was a bummer. But that’s a common part of full-time staff life. Anyway, I wrote my first little bits for and a new review for Pitchfork — my first review for them in four years. Links over on my clips page.