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So is "When the God of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell to Pay."
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January 24, 2017 on Father John Misty Announces Album, Shares 25-Minute Pure Comedy Short Film
Before I decided to check the comments first, I was debating whether, "more like Phrenology Pt. II" or more like "The Seed 2.0 2.0" was funnier.
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January 24, 2017 on Deep State – “No Idea Pt. II”
3/31 shaping up to be the new 1/27.
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January 23, 2017 on Wire – “Short Elevated Period”
I noticed it the first time on his cover of "God" from last year, but his scream (see 5:23 on this song) is particularly Lennon-esque.
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January 23, 2017 on Father John Misty – “Pure Comedy”
Getting Sail Away-era Randy Newman meets solo John Lennon vibes from this. Which is a pretty great thing. Make sure to listen till 4:26, cause that's when the magic happens.
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January 23, 2017 on Father John Misty – “Pure Comedy”
Dusk at Cubist Castle is a close #3 for me. I love it, but I kinda get bored around the 4th or 5th "Green Typewriters." (But then again, it does make the release in the final "Green Typewriters" really cathartic.)
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January 23, 2017 on Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? Turns 10
I was going to say, Interpol should have tried becoming Hot Chip around 2005.
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January 23, 2017 on Interpol Announce Turn On The Bright Lights 15th Anniversary Tour
before blacksheepboy gets mad at you, I'll assume you forgot Okkervil River's The Stage Names. Also, St Vincent's Marry Me, Feist's The Reminder, Caribou's Andorra, Wilco's Sky Blue Sky, Jay-Z's American Gangster, Dirty Projector's Rise Above, MGMT's Oracular Spectacular, Sunset Rubdown's Random Spirit Lover, No Age's Weirdo Rippers, Explosions in the Sky All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone, the first Grinderman, and I'm sure a few more that I'm forgetting.
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January 23, 2017 on Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? Turns 10
Yeah, if she's trying to avoid negative blowback, releasing a song that mentions Ben Carson and John Lewis on the same terms is not the way to do it.
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January 23, 2017 on Chrisette Michele – “No Political Genius”
"The Past Is a Grotesque Animal" eventually got me to read The Story of the Eye. But that's only after about a year of thinking the lyric was "I feel in love with the first cute girl that I met / who could appreciate George Takei."
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January 23, 2017 on Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? Turns 10
Man, 2007. I don't think it's entirely nostalgia when I talk about how strong of a year 2007 was. For instance, I think Hissing Fauna is the best glam rock album since Aladdin Sane. It's easily my favorite of Montreal album, and it's the best Elephant 6 record not named In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. "The Past Is a Grotesque Animal" is one of my favorite songs ever. I've never stopped listening to it, and it's probably one of my favorite 25-30 LPs of the 2000s. But the album isn't in my top 5 for 2007.
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January 23, 2017 on Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? Turns 10
I'm gonna pour one out for my circa-2004 "Interpol is our generation's Joy Division" hot takes.
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January 23, 2017 on Interpol Announce Turn On The Bright Lights 15th Anniversary Tour
People used text messages back then. I remember because my sister used to go well over our family's text message limit every month by herself. I'd always be like "why don't you just call people?" The cutting edge cell phone technology I was all about then was personalized MIDI ring tones. In 2002, I think my ring tone was either the bass line from "Only in Dreams" or "Axel F" (from Beverly Hills Cop, a great ring tone).
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January 23, 2017 on Interpol Announce Turn On The Bright Lights 15th Anniversary Tour
Seriously indie rock, you could have spread the riches throughout the month a little more evenly.
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January 23, 2017 on Stream Cloud Nothings Life Without Sound
Man, I am not ready for new bands that I discovered when I was in college to start becoming nostalgia acts.
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January 23, 2017 on Interpol Announce Turn On The Bright Lights 15th Anniversary Tour
Elastica is so great, it transcends it's multiple Wire ripoffs. If they announced that the new album is going to be slight variations of the entirety of Chairs Missing, I would have no problem with that.
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January 23, 2017 on Elastica Reunite In The Studio
"Put Down the Duckie If You Want to Play the Saxophone" - Ernie from Sesame Street
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January 20, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Maybe I'll start worrying about that if some Dutch asshole sets the Capitol building on fire next month.
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January 20, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I posted this earlier, but President Obama was sworn in on a new music day in 2009 and left on a new music day in 2017. Of course in 2009, Democracy still seemed like a good idea and new music day was on Tuesday, as God intended it to be. I skipped class to watch the inauguration and then went to the record store and bought Andrew Bird's Noble Beast. It was a good day.
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January 20, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Fascist Americans too fat and lazy to show up for inauguration of short fingered huckster they elected President. Sad!
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January 20, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Republicans are only pro-states' rights when Democrats control any aspect of the federal government. You didn't hear anything about states rights when Bush advocated No Child Left Behind or when he created the Department of Homeland Security. If a Democratic president had tried to do those things, GOPers would be talking about executive tyranny and threats to our Constitution.
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January 20, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
While resisting the urge to start drinking heavily, I realized this. President Obama was sworn in on a new music day and left office on a new music day. Of course in 2009, new music day was rightfully on a Tuesday, just like God intended, and America hadn't just elected an orange, short-fingered, monorail-salesman president. (And I bought Andrew Bird's Noble Beast.) Today has been significantly less enjoyable.
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January 20, 2017 on Angel Olsen – “Fly On Your Wall”
Huh. In all these years, I never thought that the "pizza, pizza" guy could be anyone other than Gaius Julius, but I guess you're right.
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January 19, 2017 on Kid Rock Could Be The “Billy Joel At MSG” Of Little Caesars Arena
Caesar was a dictator, but he was also a reformer, a sincere patriot, and an absolutely brilliant politician. Is there a pizza chain called Little Joffrey Barratheon?
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January 19, 2017 on Kid Rock Could Be The “Billy Joel At MSG” Of Little Caesars Arena
Think of all the great music that came out of Detroit over the past 50 years, and they get stuck with having this talentless, dumbass cracker as their artistic ambassador. Hasn't Detroit been put through enough?
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January 19, 2017 on Kid Rock Could Be The “Billy Joel At MSG” Of Little Caesars Arena
Yeah, that's empty, shitty writing on my part. I'm not if I was trying to say something or I just needed an adjective. Maybe I should just say I think The Suburbs is a better collection of songs.
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January 19, 2017 on Arcade Fire – “I Give You Power” (Feat. Mavis Staples)
Yes, since that is 100% what Tom wrote and/or what anybody is saying.
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January 19, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Japandroids Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
The specter of bad times hovering over reviews of the record are a bummer, but it could be worse. 9/11 made the Strokes drop "New York City Cops" from the US edition of Is This It, and that was the best song on the record.
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January 19, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Japandroids Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
shit, I somehow got "House That Heaven Built" and "Nights of Wine and Roses" confused. (And that's the one Japandroids song that doesn't sound like every other Japandroids song [kidding (kinda)].)
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January 19, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Japandroids Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
Because I felt that, on Neon Bible, the urgency was insincere and the pomp/grandiosity was empty. I think "Surf City Eastern Bloc" was the best new Arcade Fire song released in 2007. (Since "No Cars Go" was originally on their first EP.)
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January 19, 2017 on Arcade Fire – “I Give You Power” (Feat. Mavis Staples)