I like it when we talk about the music world
without discussing the quality of the band Sleigh Bells, or the motivations behind Brooks's shout out, I'd just like to chime in with a weariness of the constant positioning that a lot of acts do to try to put themselves in a scene/context via "Yo, my boy @music's new album is KILLER" tweets, remixed by ___, etc. I know that some if it is sincere, and that it's kindof always existed (I used to scour "thank yous" on my favorite CDs for tips of new acts to check out), but a lot of it feels like Web 2.0 LinkedIn MySpace Top 8 Tumblr badges and signifiers. I know as someone who is kinda currently making music I've fallen into this trap and I'm an idiot and want to die.
I think this sort of networking overkill is one reason I've felt more attracted to older albums & projects lately (not "older" as in 60s junk, but just anything that's left the current discussion, which really is pretty much anything before six months ago), because you can approach them as singular works and artistic statements and say "hey I like this, it's good" on it's own merits and your own mood alone
but maybe it's just cause I'm approaching 30