Some fun stuff to flip through as you struggle to stay awake for another week of the Simpsons marathon…
In case you didn’t know, MTV aired their Video Music Awards last night, and I think the best way to sum up my feelings about the event is to quote AV Club writer Sean O’Neal: “Today is the 15th anniversary of me realizing I no longer care about the VMAs.” Nevertheless, Sean himself printed a “recap” of the show, but this was based purely on skimming articles about the show. If you’re still in the mood to talk about the VMAs, SPIN provides their own category of Worst Music Video and hands out their own award.
In a more substantial piece, SPIN also has an interview with Run The Jewels, and they talk about current events and race in America. With that, you should also check out the new track released by clipping. in the wake of the events of Ferguson.
We’ve mentioned that Aphex Twin is finally releasing a new album with SYRO, and now Pitchfork has given us a quick preview of a longer interview to be published at a later date; among the most important items mentioned is the pronunciation of the album title.
And finally, Pitchfork decided to use one of the dead weeks in August to go full List-mania, with lists covering the best albums, music videos, and tracks of the last five years. The fact that Celebration Rock is not the number one album pretty much calls the entire enterprise into question (and the fact that two of the three paragraphs written about the album are pure garbage is also another great hint), but if you’ve got time to kill, then I guess you could read it.
I will say that they are correct about how great Tame Imapala’s “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” is.