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    https://www.residentadvisor.net/feed/102569 weird... random... https://boomkat.com/products/vaces https://www.amazon.com/Vaces-Blue-Angels/dp/B075ZJBFG1 https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vaces/id1282637596 haha...
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    I just got home from drinking with my comrades all night My dad sad, "you know what? I wound up voting for your candidate."
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    so here's the opening lines i wanted one of those beginnings tha t really gets it shooks in you and doesnt let go and immediately wrote that, which is indicative of my mastery of the craft
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    Callout culture lmao There's a reason I only referred to Magnets by name, Ethan. I engaged in my fair share of shitty behaviour on that day iirc, specifically when it came to assuming you were a middle-class college-educated douchebag. But I'm voicing a general grievance, not just with you, not just with the board, but with WOKE WHITE PEOPLE in general. I hope you fuckers listen instead of getting offended or all up in your feelings. There isn't anything wrong about viewing things systemically. But Ethan, you have blindspots. In relation to my assholery above, understand that I am working class, I grew up dirt poor, we didn't have a car, a TV, a landline, any of these things when I was growing up. Our kitchen ceiling caved in and we didn't have the money to repair it. I live in the industrial north of England in a town that is the suicide capital of the country, and more specifically in a neighbourhood which is helpfully described by our local newspaper below: I don't need schooling on how these people think. I am one. I don't need you accusing me of being an elitist when I talk about them, or myself, or the working class in general. That's what started that whole thing. Right? You can view your racist plumber one way. Understand that I would always view him differently. Always. And vice-versa. So, to bring it back to Trump, it wasn't some shocking news to me that the primary factor in his success was racism. I said that's what it was. You didn't want to see it. Neither did dr one. I think a lot of people on this board don't want to see that shit. The vast majority of white people are racist to the fucking core. The ones that aren't racist are oblivious to the extent of racism in general. You guys don't see it. You just don't. It doesn't surprise me that, when given the choice of an openly racist candidate for the first time in decades, white people went to bat for him. White people, of every economic background. Instead of talking about that, instead of actually confronting it, what you guys, all of you guys, what you guys do is deflect and talk about either systemic racism, or, in that particular case, how it was all Hilary's fault. You'll talk shit about centricism. Bernie Sanders could have saved us! My response to that is always going to get agitated and tell you guys to go fuck yourselves. I don't often speak clearly. I'm not articulate. Remember when you called me an elitist? Motherfucker, I've not been in schooling since the age of eleven, and I work minimum wage. I dunno what kind of elitist dick you think I'm stroking, shit. In other areas where we differ, lets break it down: Centrism: I'm going to dedicate this paragraph to my man @Lights: Living at the very bottom of the income scale, I know what incrementalism or centrism or whatever bogeyman you want to call it, I know what those things have done. Which is to say my mum went from working three jobs morning till night to earn £400 a month to earning three times that while working under 40 hours a week under Tony Blair's government. My neighbourhood went from deeply unsafe to a place you could actually walk through without being literally assaulted. Neither my mum nor I have had a break-in since 1993! That's pretty good. I'm not blind to the shitty elements of that particular government. It's very easy for some people to say "Well, you know, they're all the same, really". It's an academic thought experiment where Hilary Clinton is basically almost as bad for the lower classes as Donald Trump. In actually, when you're living right on the edge, even a tokenistic gesture could save your life. The Elites: Here is a point I've made on this thread before. I don't fear the elites. When I was assaulted in the street, it wasn't by a banker. When my mum was raped, it wasn't by a politician. I don't think billionaire CEOs have sprayed racist graffiti outside my house or intentionally make their dogs shit on my doorstep at least once a week. I understand I am exploited. But the elites have also endeavoured to keep me safe. I might not be saying this if I was an American, I don't know. I can tell you that there's a reason why political correctness is called political correctness and there's a reason why so many people, in particular the lower-classes are resentful of it*: It came down from on high. Multiculturalism in this country was championed by the elites. It was a useful tool for the end-goal of post-war economic reconstruction. It was never accepted by the white masses. I have never been able to feel anything other than a guest in the country I was born in. Not that my family had any choice but to come here. And the work we carried out for the British Empire for over a century doesn't count for shit. But in the eyes of our capitalist overlords, I actually am British, I have the same rights as the white people of this country, and more than that, I am afforded protection against them through anti-discrimination laws. Don't tell me racism is a bi-product of capitalism. You don't know what you're talking about. Pasting some theory about racial discrimination as a relatively modern concept is just... on its face, this is clearly wrong. The old testament is a book about genetic and racial superiority that supports the genocide and slavery of other races. I don't deny the existence of race-blind cultures in history. But I don't believe that had anything to do with their system of governance. I think this is a key difference between us. You seem to think that a better system would produce a better mindset in people, that if we get rid of hierarchies on a systemic level, they would cease to exist on a personal level. I think the opposite. Cultural revolution is step one. I truly believe that you would have single-payer healthcare if it wasn't for racism. The spectre of the Welfare Queen has been successfully trotted out for the better part of a century. It's why the tea party movement had the massive success it did. Greater than any comparable modern movement on the left. If you think you can somehow pivot to a socialist, collectivist society when the majority of white people would rather die through a lack of affordable healthcare than have their tax dollars got a black family, then I dunno what to tell you. To backtrack a little, I have seniority over my white colleague who used the N word and tells me how brown people are stupid, but I've never said shit to him or to my boss because there's a separate and parallel hierarchical system that exists independently of capitalism. That it's exploited by the feared elites is not in dispute. White people are better than me. That's a truth I've internalised, and it has done me more damage than being poor has. Like, I am every bit as abrasive IRL as I am on here. But I've never spoken out when someone's gone all racist, not once. I said to you, on this thread, that you seem to blame everything on the elites. You, perhaps jokingly, responded that that's because everything is their fault. When you talk about the White Working Class it's like you infantalise them and make excuses for their ignorance. You say that what is needed is education. This doesn't wash. We live in the information age, for fucks sake. If you remain ignorant it's because you have chosen to do so. Because it's convenient to do so. I know them feels. I was ignorant about the prevalence of sexual harassment until my mid-twenties. It took a woman to say, "Something like this happens multiple times a day. Daily." for it to hit. But women have always been saying it. It was easier to keep one eye closed. If not education, you say what is needed is outreach. Who's going to do that? Certainly not actual black people because we've seen what the mere sight of a black person does to a white person's concept of socialist action. White allies? I don't believe in allies. And I don't believe in you. In the past year of trying to talk about race, it's like you're unable to see the problem. And you don't seem to grock how offensive it is, how offensive you come across, when your systemic arguments read like excuses for shitty mindsets. Your plumber has plenty of advocates, as did the poor impoverished coal miners of the midwest, but the decline of the automotive industry which practically destroyed an entire city didn't spark any sort of grassroots socialist movement. White people only became woke when they realised that they were the first generation to be worse of than the previous one. Before this? I was lectured about how great passive resistance was, white people acted like the civil rights movement was won by Martin Luthor King giving a few speeches. Now all y'all advocating burning shit to the ground. Shit's given me whiplash. On the subject of the masses, of democracy, about all that shit. I will say this. If white people in this country were given the option, I would be deported or at least demoted to a second class citizen. I'm acutely aware of this. I have a very high opinion of politicians in the UK in general. My faith in the general population is considerably lower. You don't want to know my opinion on the jury system. But, you know, that comes from actually going through the legal system. Okay I'm bored of this post now. Call out culture my ass, Ethan, if you don't want to be called out for saying dumb shit, then shut the fuck up. Know the value of listening to people. Ask questions instead of presenting dumbass theories. I shouldn't have to be repeating all this shit to get through to you. *I'm going to point out that lower-income white people are forced to interact with non-whites in a way that wealthier white people aren't. This is where a lot of the resentment comes from. Wealthier white people preach to them how they should speak, and what they're not allowed to say, and yet would never be put in the same situations themselves.
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    gaming is just playing video games while hating women
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    god, the worst thing about being known as "the music guy" is having to be like, no, no, that actually means i have zero concept of what a normal human being wants to listen to
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    thanks for voting, commenting, and a special thanks to sugarface for helping out. Please refer to this clip if you have any complaints or criticisms about my handling of the rollout along the way Here's the full list
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    hey dude i really like what you're doing here, especially with the ice parts. i made you some cover art if you need it, but don't forget to pay me
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    well, Dad said he can't promise me what he'll do today. I showed him the video of the man at the Moore rally whose daughter killed herself, and I was stuttering and crying and said "please don't help that man today" and told him I'd been following Moore since I was a young boy and said how it made me feel that he kept getting elected. Dad said that as of right now, he won't vote, but he kept being sure to remind me he might change his mind. I said that's fine, I just didn't want him to be able to say nobody told him
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    General Flynn, welcome........................................to the resistance
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    sean spicer's bullshit yesterday falls in line perfectly with the precedent the administration set when they issued a statement on holocaust remembrance day that made literally no mention of jews. it's an intentional de-judeification of european history meant to re-normalize the idea that the 12 million civilians that were murdered in the holocaust somehow didn't belong in the territories they were uprooted from, and it's obvious at this point that this is where the administration is taking their cues from wrt how to get the country on board with or at least apathetic toward mass deportations (and eventual mass detention, extermination, whatever their end goal is)
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    I also had some stuff I wanted to still check out but have run out of time. Sorry phoebe bridgers and other ladies. 50 | Michelle Branch | Hopeless Romantic Still need to listen to another Michelle Branch album (that isn't the Wreckers). This actually isn't country at all but some dark, moody indie pop produced by one of the black keys buttholes she's dating. But I liked it. 49 | Jesca Hoop | Memories Are Now Was really into the title track early this year, her albums are always welcome. 48 | Talib Kweli | Radio Silence A terrific feature by my beloved Anderson .Paak carries this onto the list, but it's a lot more consistently solid than I was expecting a 2017 Kweli album to be. They should do a whole album together. 47 | Paramore | After Laughter Could have done with a little more variety here but it's a good sound and touching album. 46 | Jay-Z | 4:44 His rapping ability has fallen off a cliff, but at least he was fired up and the production was great. 45 | Sheryl Crow | Be Myself Really got into her first couple of albums last year, so it was nice of her to try to get back to that sound after w/e the hell her last decade was. 44 | Kesha | Rainbow This would be higher but Boogie Feet is a really unfortunate song. More importantly, glad she’s back. 43 | Run The Jewels | Run The Jewels 3 these albums never stick with me for more than a week for some reason, but it's a bad ass week! 42 | Tove Lo | Blue Lips I thought Lady Wood kinda stunk, so this was a nice surprise, doesn't have the highs of her debut by any means, but it's consistently nice. 41 | Palehound | A Place I'll Always Go Same formula as the last one, half affecting ballads and half jammy rockers. I do feel like it's the kind of thing @PopTodd would like but oh well. 40 | Charly Bliss | Guppy I wish I could get more on board with her voice, I never thought I'd say this but it's a little too girly isn't it? Otherwise this would be a lot higher up. 39 | Syd | Fin Not in the ballpark of Kelela or SZA's albums, but I'm interested to see if she can get there soon. 38 | Destroyer | Ken This basically just felt like getting a handful of Kaputt bonus tracks, but who am I to complain? 37 | St. Vincent | Masseduction i'm still kind of annoyed at her but there were glimpses of her old magic on this one and the stuff that wasn't that was more fun than the s/t for me 36 | Jesu / Sun Kil Moon | 30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth 35 | Kamasi Washington | Harmony of Difference 34 | Moses Sumney | Aromanticism Festive 50 finds I haven’t quite had time to absorb fully, but good, so thanks folks. 33 | Frankie Rose | Cage Tropical Basically takes the sound of her 2012 Interstellar and moves it to a more...tropical location. 32 | Atreesto | End of Summer & Late Night Reflections throwing 2 albums together here as I can't imagine anyone else is going to vote for my random friend's albums. some great atmospheric beats though. 31 | Kelly Lee Owens | Kelly Lee Owens This left me wishing it went harder and kicked a bit more ass, but good. 30 | Colleen | A Flame My Love, A Frequency took me a while to warm up to this one, but it is really beautiful 29 | Rapsody | Laila's Wisdom loved her guest verses on TPAB & Malibu and this really delivers on that. She's not the most dynamic performer, but makes up for it with great storytelling and throwing in plenty of features. also if you miss Little Brother, 9th Wonder and Khrysis are on the boards for most of this one. 28 | The National | Sleep Well Beast for w/e reason i'm starting to like these guys after it's not cool anymore. they've definitely been over-celebrated throughout their career, but this is probably my favorite sounding album of theirs at least, and even if the themes are starting to get rote as fuck to their ardent followers I still find this one pretty affecting. 27 | Vince Staples | Big Fish Theory On the one hand, the brevity and low key-ness makes it really easy to just throw it on and have it bumping...great production on this thing. On the other, it does come off a bit slight, and as much as I love Amy Winehouse and don't usually downgrade albums for skits/interludes, there's no reason to have an interview clip take up two and half minutes of a 36 minute album that's main strength otherwise is flow. 26 | Nicole Atkins | Goodnight Rhonda Lee Her post Neptune City albums were way too cutesy and insignificant - here she dropped all those frills and made a soulful, personal but really fun album. 25 | Lights | Skin & Earth her last two albums are in my top 10 of the decade, and I think this suffers in the sense that while Siberia and Little Machines were big reinventions from the previous album, this is basically LM part 2 and it's just not as magical, but it's still a nice set of songs. 24 | Brockhampton | Saturation II 23 | Brockhampton | Saturation still can't believe theirs a rap group from my dumb well-off suburb hometown and that they're p. good. Haven’t even gotten around to the 3rd one...they're obviously more concerned with pumping out content at this stage than crafting a masterpiece or w/e, but that's fine 22 | Japanese Breakfast | Soft Sounds From Another Planet Big step up in production values from last year without losing any of the charm. 21 | Mac DeMarco | This Old Dog Inexplicable placement since I've always bemoaned this guy's hype and it's a pretty sleepy record, but I guess his Goofy charm finally won out, and there's just enough little flourishes in each track. 20 | Surf Curse | Nothing Yet Some random garage album I stumbled onto. it seems like they only know a few chords but they perfectly captured regret, longing and nostalgia with them. 19 | Arandel | Aleae Haven't seen this mentioned here but it's some beautiful techno, each song seems like a truly organic journey. 18 | Jessie Ware | Glasshouse Tails off a bit after an amazing start of the album, but she just has this elegance that lifts all material. 17 | Vaces | Blue Angels This is an album by a friend of mine that everyone should have voted for. coils is fucking nuts. 16 | Rose Elinor Dougall | Stellular Really impressive synth pop record, the pace of these songs are so frenetic but she never feels like she's rushing at all to belt out these beautiful hooks. 15 | Neil Cicierega | Mouth Moods Yes it's a joke, but it's also fucking serious. 14 | Charli XCX | Number 1 Angel Redeemed PC Music and it didn't even seem like she was trying that hard on this one. Pop 2 is superior, but I think I still stand by my take that ILY2 is the best song on either mixtape this year, and preceded by Emotional it’s one of the most showstopping back to backs on any album this year. 13 | Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile | Lotta Sea Lice Doesn't seem like people were into this one but Courtney always gets to me, and the chemistry and tossed off nature of it was really endearing to me. Also I got laid to this one time and I always have to brag about having sex so here is me doing that. 12 | Wolf Alice | Visions of a Life It doesn't gel or rip as much of the debut and I do think this is a transition record to bigger and better things, but most of the songs are pretty damn good. Great band. 11 | The Courtneys | II Even though I couldn't throw it a vote I'm glad Silver Velvet made the F50, such a sweet twee sentiment but with plenty of guitar force packed behind it. Great road record 10 | Fleet Foxes | Crack-Up Was kind of sad everyone in the festive 50 took a dump on them, but I get it, the songs are long, deliberately hookless and as stand alone tracks elicit a big shrug, but something about the Craft of all these songs back to back and the journey of it really does it for me. 9 | Laura Marling | Semper femina Pretty much a lock for my top 10 anytime she releases an album, she's incredibly consistent but still finds ways to surprise. The drop dead gorgeousness of The Valley, the sputtering percussion on Wild Fire, all the guitar work on Nothing, Not Nearly 8 | LCD Soundsystem | American Dream Going in I was hoping it would be a bit more fun tbh, but that's clearly not the head space Murphy was in, and the record we got is pretty incredible. They always had this kind of side to them, knotty, sardonic, quiet contemplation...but it's more powerful here than it's ever been. 7 | Big K.R.I.T. | 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time definitely wasn't expecting a double album by a rapper I'd never gotten into before to crack my top 10, but it honestly just didn't feel that long after I got the initial listens out of the way, it's the breeziest 84 minutes I've ever known and there's not a weak track on the thing. 6 | SZA | CTRL Incredible, unique performer, heartbreaking insecurity, the production is fresh but also scratches the itch I’ll never lose for early 2000s hip hop/neosoul. 5 | Julie Byrne | Not Even Happiness I don't think I've ever heard a folk album with such clarity, just love the sound of it, the low register of her voice, it's a road record that feels like coming home. 4 | Charli XCX | Pop 2 The best Charli effort front to back, you can abandon your skip button on this one! There are a few features here it didn’t necessarily need, but none of them drag and they kind of add to the “anything could happen” vibe this record still has after a bunch of plays. 3 | Kendrick Lamar | DAMN. This might be the “worst” of the last 3 kendrick albums, but somehow it’s the easiest one to just throw it on in the car and listen to front to back easily, and there’s something to be said for that. Different voiced kendricks for different needs. 2 | Kelela | Take Me Apart I know CI is slamming shakes up and down the board for comparing this and the SZA album, but I do feel like they tackle a lot of the same thematic ground. I’m extremely happy to have both and pitting them against each other is obviously shitty. But I feel like all the reasons I’d try to explain why this is the better album would contradict each other, this album is somehow just more…everything. It’s more alien, but also easier to get to know. IDK, it’s amazing. 1 | Kitty | Miami Garden Club On one hand it’s a homer pick, I joined the kickstarter for it and have been looking forward to it for 5 years. I own the vinyl with no way to play it. she's been through a lot, a terrible childhood, being treated like a meme and a joke then discarded by people and media figures instead of a human being, shitty producers that used her. She learned to produce herself, lost the first version of the album when her bag was stolen at an airport, and she came back and made it again. I’m sure it’s not that unique of a story for women in the industry sadly, but it’s the one I’m familiar with, and it just made me that much happier that she found a way to get this out and more importantly find some happiness. On the other hand, the music is fucking great.
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    tfw when everyone wants to see mother
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    me logging into the annex to talk twin peaks w all my board friends
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    Tfw Mother didn't bring an extra bottle of milk back home from the grocery like you asked.
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