The best track on Random Access Memories, reconsidered


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Is this another one of those "Beschizza Special Reports" that punks mutantdom?


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I don't always associate "best track" with "song of the summer". For example, I would argue that "Call Me Maybe" was the song of last summer. I understand his arguments regarding "Doin it Right", but I don't see this song being all over pop radio, which, for me, makes it unlikely to be deemed the song of the summer...

That being said, I could see this track being remixed to be more pop-friendly (if Daft Punk is interested in that kind of thing) and potentially being one of the big hits of the summer.


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I liked Kanye's album so much better, mainly for how it sidestepped the diachronic heteroglossia of the historical present with a deft (daft?) shout-out to the re-negotiation of cultural hegemony during our postracial twenty-first centuries via Ye's polymorphic misogynistic ventriloquy, like a mixtape clawed apart by a four-in-the-morning fiending hipster that's always already condemned to circle the outer limits of pop obscurity because Jay-Z. Plus all those references to his dick.


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Thank you. I feel sufficiently inoculated against further skullduggery.


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Wow, I don't think I realized that Shamen continued the proud tradition of Sigue Sigue Sputnik...use the same back beat for every song.


#8

Yes. Yes, they are.


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for that reason, it survives transplantation outside of its host environment with the greatest ease.

Lines like this make people hate music critici-- err, journal--- err, utter nonsense.


#10

meanwhile capsule continues to do daft punk 500x better than DP do themselves!


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Rob said "one of the songs of my summer", which may not necessarily be your summer. Also, The Shamen. Hello.


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Oh, I love the Shamen, though Boss Drum is my personal favorite...

And, in the article, it does say "the" summer, not "my" summer, but...


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