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Ya now, I never liked the Gin Blossoms back in the day because their songs always struck me as being particularly middle-of-the-road. But I recently heard "Hey Jealousy" and listened to the lyrics, which are actually surprisingly dark and depressing. I don't think they're an amazing band by any means, but I do think there's a lot more depth to their songs than I initially gave them credit for.
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December 3, 2014 on POP ETC – “Follow You Down” (Gin Blossoms Cover)
It is a shame that the mixer for this show continues to push Lars so high in the mix, because Lars continues to play like a fucking high schooler. Jesus.
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November 19, 2014 on Watch Metallica Play Their Goofiest Song On The Late Late Show
Thank GOD! For years I have been dying to know the answer to that age old question, "How many artists does it take to totally suck the fucking life out of 'God Only Knows'?"
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October 7, 2014 on Watch Pharrell, Lorde, Elton John, Dave Grohl, One Direction, & Many More Cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” For BBC Music
Courtney Love shreds.
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September 9, 2014 on Isolated Mic Exposes Courtney Love’s Earsplitting Guitar Playing
I should have said a SPECIFIC Miles Davis record. It's easy to pick out a Miles Davis record. Naming the song can be a more daunting tastk.
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August 28, 2014 on Watch St. Vincent Attempt To Identify Songs By Her Biggest Influences In A Cruel Listening Test
To her credit, unless you are a real jazzhead it's definitely difficult to immediately pick out a Miles Davis record. That being said, I kiiiind of feel like the fact that she thought for even a second that this could have been "Bitch's Brew" means that she has clearly never heard "Bitch's Brew"? Oh, and also, "Suf." #LOLOL
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August 28, 2014 on Watch St. Vincent Attempt To Identify Songs By Her Biggest Influences In A Cruel Listening Test
Jesus fuckin fuck. WELL, AT LEAST HE IS CONSISTENT.
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August 14, 2014 on Chris Brown’s Sam Smith Cover Proves He Is No Weird Al
I mean, regardless of how anybody feels about the music, this has got to be the single most annoying press release/bio I have ever seen. Holy fuck.
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August 11, 2014 on Stream Jason Feathers (Justin Vernon x Astronautalis x S. Carey) De Oro
I mean, it seems like people are voting for the song they wish would be all over the place, but in reality I have some awful news: the song of the summer is going to be the bro-reggae ridiculousness of Magic's "Rude" (which has slowly climbed the iTunes charts and currently sits at Number 1, above both "Problem" and "Fancy"). I am not endorsing this as a good song! I'm just stating a fact. It will be heard at every bar, every club, all over the radio, played by every fucking wedding band. We're doomed. If you want to vote for the BEST song of the summer, that's a different poll. If you want to vote on which song we think will be fucking everywhere, it is that steaming turd. Mark my words.
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June 17, 2014 on Let’s Shortlist The Song Of The Summer 2014
This comment is so Brooklyn-Vegan-Commenters-circa-2009
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May 30, 2014 on Ariana Grande – “Problem” (Feat. Iggy Azalea) Video
This is amazing. I find the original to be so cloying, but it's amazing how suddenly the exact same awful lyrics twist and become heartbreaking in this context. Awesome.
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March 27, 2014 on Pharrell – “Happy (Woodkid Sad Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)
Tom, if I could give you all the thumbs up in the world for that comment, I would.
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March 4, 2014 on Watch Wild Beasts Cover Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball”
Wow. This is great.
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February 20, 2014 on The Echo Friendly – “Fuck It And Whatever” (Stereogum Premiere)
Enrique. Mothafuckin. Iglesias.
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February 4, 2014 on Red Hot Chili Peppers Didn’t Even Plug In Their Guitars For The Super Bowl
Prince was definitely playing live.
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February 3, 2014 on Red Hot Chili Peppers Didn’t Even Plug In Their Guitars For The Super Bowl
Ha can't argue with that! Somebody messed up.
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February 3, 2014 on Red Hot Chili Peppers Didn’t Even Plug In Their Guitars For The Super Bowl
We have tracks in our in ear monitors so we are hearing a full mix, but in general it is definitely weird to mime a song. Definitely not why I spent hours practicing in my room as a kid : ) But yeah, just wanted to point out that this is definitely not singular to the RHCP performance last night.
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February 3, 2014 on Red Hot Chili Peppers Didn’t Even Plug In Their Guitars For The Super Bowl
Having played guitar in a pop backing band on TV before, I can vouch firsthand that most of the instruments are usually prerecorded. Drums are frequently live and vocals are usually live, but guitars, basses, keys, etc, are often canned. I have mimed guitar at a football halftime show, on American Idol, X Factor, Dancing With The Stars, and the American Music Awards. I think the only onse where we were fully live were The Today Show and Good Morning America. It's just the way it is with most TV broadcasts.
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February 3, 2014 on Red Hot Chili Peppers Didn’t Even Plug In Their Guitars For The Super Bowl
I firmly agree with this. I am a HUGE fan of JT's first two albums, and the word "disappointed" doesn't even begin to capture how I felt about the first 20/20. This one feels like more of the same. Where his first two albums felt exciting and different, these have both felt supremely lazy. Everybody seemed afraid to say it with the first record, but I guess maybe folks are coming around to say it for the second.
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September 25, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2