When my wife and I first moved in together I couldn’t help but notice that there were an awful lot of 10cc albums in her collection; at the time I was a little dubious, but over the years I’ve come to respect just how much good pop music 10cc created.
“The damage here isn’t that a bunch of people need to figure out how to delete an album1 that they got for free and are now whining about. It’s that Apple did something inconsiderate, tone-deaf, and kinda creepy for the sake of a relatively unimportant marketing campaign, and they seemingly didn’t think it would be a problem.”—
I can’t help but think that in U2’s minds, giving their new record away for free is a significant act — a gift to their fans, and/or the world at large (and, you know, there’s the whole marketing value thing).
I also can’t help but think that many of the people that the band is hoping to reach with this act will be baffled by the whole thing, wondering why the U2 dumped all these stupid files on their phones when the band could have just posted the YouTube or SoundCloud link.
I like the track, but mostly reblogging to note that I need to know more about Paris DJs: the space between this and Dereb the Ambassador is big enough that most label/producer/strategy collectives would stay on one side or the other, rather than try to jump it.
Plus their design aesthetic? Incredible. I suspect that I’m going to be dropping an unfortunate amount of money on their records just for the album art.
Found this one sitting in my drafts, and can’t imagine why I never got around to posting it. Vivian Girls/Best Coast alumni coming at you with a loose, good-humored run through a fantastic song from 7 Seconds’ first record.