Adam Wray calls it how he wants to call it. Having spent nearly two months with “Suit & Tie,” I’d given up on it growing on me. I’d chalked up my initial disappointment to unfair expectations, but the truth is: it’s a junk tune. It’s heartless mall-funk, simultaneously limp and uptight, overstuffed and empty. It’s […]
Adam Wray wrote that Onion headline. I work in a boring office, spending 40ish hours per week sitting at a boring desk, staring at boring spreadsheets. I complain about my job a lot, but beyond paying a decent wage, it gives me total freedom to listen to music all damn day. At a time when […]
The Top 50 Albums of 2012 December 24, 2012
On a Previous Episode of the Passion of the Weiss: The Top 50 Albums of: 2011; 2010; 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 50. House Shoes – Let it Go [Tres] No best album list is complete without something from Detroit. Nowhere else is as no frills and unvarnished. It operates as a palate cleanser to remind […]
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Vote Aaron Frank for Secretary of Agriculture. Around my fifth listen of Jamie xx’s new Four Tet remix, I noticed a Soundcloud comment that almost exactly mirrored my feelings on the track. “Totally incredible. It’s the future,” the comment read. And while the first part might have been bombastic praise, the second part about it […]
Even when Four Tet says nothing it’s a beautiful use of negative space. That’s the take home test given to Kieren Hebden when asked to remix The xx’s “Angels.” His on-point answer is to accentuate the strengths of the British mild-pop trio and mask their shortcomings. He fills in the silences with heart beat and […]
It’s a little strange to play this song at 10:30 a.m. on a Tuesday morning at the demise of July, but no one is paying for my trip to Plastic People nor my Molly. What’s wrong with you people? Is everyone not on dope. Here, we have Four Tet remixing his former boys from school, […]
A cursory skim through the mixes that Lunice, Hud Mo, and Four Tet dropped last night on Diplo’s BBC1 Xtra show reveals the strain of American rap music that’s permeating the UK consciousness. For most of the last few years, the only type of rap you’d hear on these BBC1Extra mixes would be Doom, Mos […]