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Nicki Minaj - Anaconda

Some questions are more important than their answers. Are we alone in the universe? Is there a God? Does life have objective meaning, or is it something we project purpose onto, in vain attempts to protect our fragile egos?

To these inquiries, Nicki Minaj has added one more: How much booty is too much? 

With Anaconda, she takes us to a world where ass is king (or should I say queen?) It would be easy to see this video as the ultimate realization of music’s harmful objectification of women. But after first presenting a girls-only twerking paradise, Nicki introduces a man into the picture with a disconcerting cameo by Drake. Here is a vision of a woman clearly in control, and a man left helpless and awestruck. It presents woman as object, but also as subject; as both image and agent, a duality essential to sex, but also to commercial music. And like so many of the identities Nicki adopts — rapper and pop singer, superhero and Barbie — these roles are all the more engaging for their contradictions. 

Some questions will go forever unanswered. But that does not make them any less worth asking, just as Anaconda’s sexy surface is worth unpacking. And besides, look at her butt

Posted Wednesday Aug 20 1am  852 notes

 
 

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New Music: Gold Mine — Kimbra

Kimbra is back and she just dropped a new album, The Golden Echo. This new music veers off course from her debut Vows: those who are used to Kimbra’s soulful and jazzy sounds will be pleasantly surprised to find a new pop, pseudo-hip-hop side of her. “Goldmine” is arguably one of the strongest songs on Echo, and carries the right balance of synth pop and silky lyrics, slightly reminiscent of an early Natasha Bedingfield.

So make sure you check out Kimbra’s new work. Enjoy, y’all!

Posted Tuesday Aug 19 1pm  142 notes

 
 

pleatedjeans:

Wu-Tang forever [x]

Important.

pleatedjeans:

Wu-Tang forever [x]

Important.

• Posted Tuesday Aug 19 11am  2,046 notes

 
 

WWTB: August 19th

Posted Tuesday Aug 19 11am  36 notes

 
 


“After the confusing presence of the Aphex Twin logo on a blimp in London and the streets of NYC over the weekend, we now have some even more exciting, but no less mysterious news from the baffling world of Richard D. James. Aphex Twin has just tweeted a strange link ending in .onion,….[w]orking through to get to the site reveals some text that appears to be announcing a new album titled SYRO with a tracklist”

— Aphex Twin Announces New Album SYRO Via Deep Web (via Stereogum)


The tracklist:
01 minipops 67 (source field mix)02 XMAS_Eve10 (thanaton3 mix)03 produk 2904 4 bit 9d epi+e+605 180db_06 CIRCLONT6A (syrobonkus mix)07 fz pseudotimestrech+e+308 CIRCLONT14 (shrymoming mix)09 syro u473t8+e (piezoluminescence mix)10 PAPAT4 (pineal mix)11 s950tx16wasr10 (earth portal mix)12 aisatsana
After the confusing presence of the Aphex Twin logo on a blimp in London and the streets of NYC over the weekend, we now have some even more exciting, but no less mysterious news from the baffling world of Richard D. James. Aphex Twin has just tweeted a strange link ending in .onion,….[w]orking through to get to the site reveals some text that appears to be announcing a new album titled SYRO with a tracklist
— Aphex Twin Announces New Album SYRO Via Deep Web (via Stereogum)

The tracklist:

01 minipops 67 (source field mix)
02 XMAS_Eve10 (thanaton3 mix)
03 produk 29
04 4 bit 9d epi+e+6
05 180db_
06 CIRCLONT6A (syrobonkus mix)
07 fz pseudotimestrech+e+3
08 CIRCLONT14 (shrymoming mix)
09 syro u473t8+e (piezoluminescence mix)
10 PAPAT4 (pineal mix)
11 s950tx16wasr10 (earth portal mix)
12 aisatsana

View HD • Posted Monday Aug 18 5pm  49 notes

 
 

Playlist: A Rightly Timed Pause
When you’re suddenly overcome by the feeling of your own body, the strangeness of your pulse, the unending burden of breathing. When you’re homesick for a place you’re not sure exists, when you’re nostalgic for a past that isn’t yours, anxious for a future that is grey and vague and nauseating. When you are waiting for something desperately and you have no idea what that something is. Smoke another cigarette, pour another glass of wine. Listen. Breathe. 

Playlist: A Rightly Timed Pause

When you’re suddenly overcome by the feeling of your own body, the strangeness of your pulse, the unending burden of breathing. When you’re homesick for a place you’re not sure exists, when you’re nostalgic for a past that isn’t yours, anxious for a future that is grey and vague and nauseating. When you are waiting for something desperately and you have no idea what that something is. Smoke another cigarette, pour another glass of wine. Listen. Breathe. 

View HD • Posted Friday Aug 15 10pm  307 notes

 
 
 
 
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