a.j.howard09

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I love RAM, but I give a slight edge to Band on the Run because I think the best three songs of Band on the Run (the title track, "Let Me Roll It", and "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five") are better than the three best songs on RAM ("Monkberry Moon Delight" and two others, I don't know). RAM is more consistently good, but I tend to reward the albums that have the better high points. That's just how I weigh things though.
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May 26, 2017 on In Honor Of Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary, We Ranked Every Beatles Album
Meanwhile, in the celestial sphere, Jeff Buckley turns to Leonard Cohen, George Friedric Handel, and King David of Israel, and says "¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 2017, amirite?"
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May 26, 2017 on Chris Cornell’s Funeral: Chester Bennington Sings “Hallejulah,” Mourners Include Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Hole, Soundgarden Members
I remember the comment you are specifically referring to and it still pisses me off a little bit.
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May 26, 2017 on In Honor Of Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary, We Ranked Every Beatles Album
I didn't consider albums after '81, because I haven't listened to some of them more than once or twice, and I didn't want half the page to be a list of 60 albums. But I think Cloud Nine was George's best album since Dark Horse. And I think if you penalize All Things Must Pass for it's third disc of jam sessions (which are fine, but not particularly noteworthy) Band on the Run would be my #1. It's one of my favorite albums of the 70s.
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May 26, 2017 on In Honor Of Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary, We Ranked Every Beatles Album
A "lost" Neil Young album from the 70s and it's neither of the two "lost" Neil Young albums from the 70s that I was expecting (that would be the first Chrome Dreams and/or Homegrown).
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May 26, 2017 on Long-Lost Neil Young Album Hitchhiker Reportedly Coming This Summer
1. All Things Must Pass 2. Band on the Run 3. Plastic Ono Band 4. RAM 5. Imagine 6. Venus and Mars 7. Living in the Material World 8. Red Rose Speedway 9. Double Fantasy 10. McCartney 11. Dark Horse 12. Ringo 13. Walls and Bridges 14. McCartney II 15. Rock 'N' Roll 16. Wild Life 17. Extra Texture 18. Wings at the Speed of Sound 19. Mind Games 20. Goodnight Vienna 21. Tug of War 22. Sometime in New York City 23. London Town 24. Milk and Honey 25. Thirty Three & 1/3 26. Beaucoups of Blues 27. Back to the Egg 28. George Harrison 29. Sentimental Journey I could go further into the 80s if you asked nicely. Or if anyone showed the slightest interest. I enjoy talking about the Beatles.
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May 26, 2017 on In Honor Of Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary, We Ranked Every Beatles Album
Have you ever made playlists for what Beatles records would have sounded like if they had continued into the 70s? I've made my share, but the best I've seen are on this blog called "Albums That Never Were." You can create pretty great hypothetical Beatles albums up to about '75 when John went on his hiatus.
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May 26, 2017 on In Honor Of Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary, We Ranked Every Beatles Album
1. Peppers 2. Revolver 3. Abbey Road 4. Rubber Soul 5. The Beatles 6. A Hard Days' Night 7. Let It Be 8. Help! 9. Please Please Me 10Beatles for Sale 11. With the Beatles 12 Yellow Submarine I'm not ranking Magical Mystery Tour because it's a compilation of an EP plus some previously released singles and I'm a nerd.
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May 26, 2017 on In Honor Of Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary, We Ranked Every Beatles Album
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kI2zs6gxu-8/WShyV5I7LAI/AAAAAAAABXQ/5-aGe-BTM1kdPlLPOEeEfVRXfa9WsHNMgCL0B/h346/2017-05-26.png Created on commission by the talented Mr. Lemonjello
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May 26, 2017 on The 10 Best Linkin Park Songs
Kinda a shame that Roger Ailes had to leave the party a bit early.
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May 20, 2017 on M.I.A. Defends Julian Assange
Tell Maya to enjoy her order of truffle fries and shut the fuck up.
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May 19, 2017 on M.I.A. Defends Julian Assange
The Garbage one was pretty good, I thought. And then there's the Radiohead one, but that doesn't count.
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May 19, 2017 on 15 Essential Chris Cornell Songs That Aren’t Soundgarden
It was maybe hard to tell if they were playing politics until October. The way they slowly rolled out the Podesta emails was both contrary to their standard practices and designed to maximize the damage they would do to Clinton. Also, look at their Twitter feed. Any pretense of being a nonpartisan organization has been firmly abandoned.
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May 19, 2017 on M.I.A. Defends Julian Assange
This is in incredibly bad taste. The investigation wasn't dropped because Swedish authorities lacked probable cause. It was dropped because Assange has been hiding like a bitch for the past several years and the prosecutors felt that an impasse had been reached and no resolution was foreseeable. Also, the London Metropolitan police have already said that they'll arrest Assange as soon as he steps out of the embassy, and the Swedes can re-open the investigation as soon as he's in a British jail, so good luck with that festival booking Maya.
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May 19, 2017 on M.I.A. Defends Julian Assange
Step 1: have a promising young band with a devoted following spectacularly self-immolate over the course of 48 hours Step 2: ______________ Step 3: Profit
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May 17, 2017 on PWR BTTM’s Music Removed From Streaming Services
Can't wait for the "John Darnielle Can't Even Read" thread on Thursday. Or maybe he'll say Ayn Rand is the greatest American novelist.
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May 16, 2017 on Album Of The Week: The Mountain Goats Goths
Leave Ringo alone. Ringo and Goodnight Vienna are pretty good.
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May 15, 2017 on PWR BTTM Reportedly Cancel Entire Tour
And really, throw the other half out too, just to be safe. Because, after all, these people are strangers, and we can never know what they may or may not have done. And as the past few days have shown, there will be no shortage of people taking a tragic event to gloat that they never liked __________ in the first place.
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May 14, 2017 on PWR BTTM Dropped By Label Amid Assault Allegations
Michael Jackson. Jimmy Page. Tupac Shakur.
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May 14, 2017 on PWR BTTM Dropped By Label Amid Assault Allegations
I hope you're able to get through these difficult times. I remain scarred by that one time I almost listened to a band, then didn't. Troublesome days, troublesome days.
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May 13, 2017 on PWR BTTM Dropped By Management Company
A tweet that is mostly about not knowing what to think is decidedly not a hot take.
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May 13, 2017 on Details Of Alleged Assault By PWR BTTM’s Ben Hopkins Emerge
Judging by the tone of the response, I'm sure looking forward to hearing Mr. Styles looking at, and commenting on several different things. What things? Oh, you know, things in general... He is very aware of the existance of such things. So aware, that specificity is quite beyond him.
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May 12, 2017 on Harry Styles Edges Out Lana Del Rey For Most Apolitical Answer To Trump Question
http://www.entertainmentwallpaper.com/images/desktops/movie/the_mist1.jpg Actually, that works as an analogy for Stereogum's FJM coverage in early April.
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May 10, 2017 on Father John Misty Sings About James Comey, Fuels Pizzagate Theory
I'd guess Ithaca Grateful Dead day is a better time than Watkins Glen Grateful Dead day.
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May 8, 2017 on It’s Grateful Dead Day In Ithaca To Celebrate The Band’s Famous Concert There 40 Years Ago Today
I haven't been a Dead fan in a decade, but I listened to this over the weekend and it's fucking tremendous. It's a 160 minute album that feels like it goes by in 60 minutes. Everything is so tight and purposeful, it feels more like Live at Leeds or Band of Gypsies than more of the rambling Dead shows I've heard over the years.
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May 8, 2017 on Why Even Non-Heads Should Listen To Grateful Dead’s Famous Cornell Show From 40 Years Ago Today
Jacko's sole top 40 hit from the '00s was/is pretty god-awful.
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April 27, 2017 on Thanks To Kendrick, U2 Become The 4th Act With A Top 40 Hit In Each Of The Last 4 Decades
I wish someone would send this comment to the knacker's yard.
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April 21, 2017 on Damon Albarn Edited Out Every Trump Reference On The New Gorillaz Album
Whoever gets the lease should open a bar called the Polo Grounds.
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April 19, 2017 on Shea Stadium Loses Longterm Lease, Seeks New Space