One-line reviews

Earl Sweatshirt’s I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: Exactly the opposite of every expectation that comes with a major label rap album, Sweatshirt stands alone in the world of hip-hop.

Castlepalooza: Hercules and Love Affair are perfect headliners for that setting, but forcing free nonprofit festival Canalapalooza to change their name to Canalaphonic – not cool lads.

Shamir’s “Call It Off”: Single of the year so far? This guy can write a killer tune.

Jamie xx’s album sampler: Looks like our Jamie is shaping up to drop the album of the year; easy, easy, hold it down.

The Smashing Pumpkins releasing new music: It’s kind of admirable that Billy Corgan just keeps on keepin’ on, long after every single fan they ever had stopped caring.

Bill Maher comparing Zayn Malik to Dzoakhar Tsarnaev (the Boston Marathon bomber): Bill Maher is a terrible, terrible, terrible person and a massive Islamophobe who hides behind the guise of being a progressive when he’s really about three sentences away from saying something like “ban Islam”.

The Suss’s one-line reviews section: It started out good, but lost a bit of steam at the end, kind of like Death Cab for Cutie, or every other indie band ever.

Odrán de Bhaldraithe and Stephen Keegan

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