Anyway, I'm sort of leaning towards being ok with this Kid Cudi song. How's thaaaat for a ringing endorsement?
It's pleasantly chill.
He's got some avid fans and detractors in the comment section. I am firmly in the "ok" camp. #convictions. It features a Ratatat sample that can be heard in its original form here. Definitely an inventive, slowed down appropriation.
++I hate when chefs batter everything. (Sorry, but I'm legally allowed to make this joke now that Harrison Ford is fine.)
++A couple of years ago I would've hated this Felly song, (and part of me thinks I might be getting duped by a new Lonely Island video) but since teh internet has turned me into a walking shruggie I'll admit there are some sonic elements I find appealing. The vocals are just non-obtrusive enough to not get in the way of the sound, like they are just another instrument. Though I wouldn't necessarily remove them either. I had that thought while listening to a song the other day.. Wouldn't it be great to have the ability to remove parts of songs you don't like.. i.e., an awkwardly worded lyric you hate or a rapper's interlude you felt ruined the whole song? Someone get on that.
++Speaking of comments sections, there's a debate on whether or not this is really Garth Brooks singing in this video. I've heard that one way some You Tube videos sneak past copyright infringement is by speeding up audio, but what is real or not these days anyway? (I do bet the evil Chris Haines is behind these shenanigans. Always trying to ruin "Good" Garth's rep, etc.)