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This is going to be even better than The War On Drugs. Love the cover.
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August 16, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem – “Tonite” Video
Yep, five songs, five stunners. I really needed this after listening to the new Grizzly Bear.
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August 15, 2017 on The War On Drugs – “Up All Night”
I've heard it, believe me, and at the end I had to check my pulse.
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August 15, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins
Robert Pollard has released a marvelous new Guided by Voices album. Something between Speak Kindly of Your Volunteer Fire Department and the best of their TNT years (Hold On Hope EP + Isolation Drills). I was already a fan of this year's August by Cake, but this one might be y favourite Pollard release since... Universal Truths.
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August 15, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Rainer Maria S/T
Wow, Grizzly Bear has really become such a dull and boring band. Biggest disappointment of the year so far.
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August 15, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins
This is marvelous. The overall vibe reminds me of "My Mystery", the great outcut from Poison Season.
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August 8, 2017 on Destroyer – “Sky’s Grey”
It's awful to feel that you're missing out something. Be patient.
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August 4, 2017 on Watch Arcade Fire’s Colbert Performance, Complete With Fake Infomercial
I stand corrected. Hard to believe this delicacy has been hated when it was released.
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August 3, 2017 on Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Responds To Critics: “I Do Not Rap”
I think that WIXIW can't even be considered a "bad" album: it's just a damned classic in my book and the overall reception at the time was rather good. I love all Oldham things-related but "Greatest Palace Music" is the exception. I'm gonna give it another try. My favourite "bad" albums: Second Coming (The Stone Roses), Up (REM), Like Swimming (Morphine), Heroes to Zeroes (The Beta Band) and King of Limbs (Radiohead). And then, of course, the classics: "Self-Portrait" (Dylan) and "Mingus" (Mitchell) are the ones that immediately pop to my mind.
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August 2, 2017 on Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Responds To Critics: “I Do Not Rap”
I love this record so much. We Don't Deserve Love is probably my favourite Arcade Fire song ever. This interview is very dumb and silly. Wish I could unlistened to it.
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August 1, 2017 on Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Responds To Critics: “I Do Not Rap”
This is getting creepy: Sky Blue Sky is my ultimate summer record.
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July 28, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
In a tangible world, we'll be able to listen to it together, Bloc. And I'm pretty sure my air guitar skills and ridiculous dance moves would make you love it too.
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July 28, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
In the last year, I gradually became tired of social media and basically all things on-line. Initially, I thought it was a temporary burn-out, I had experienced similar feelings before. I was born in 1974, which means my first email account was hotmail, my first illegal music download took me 48 hours and was a devastating let down (100th Window, can you imagine?). I still have an iPod and I use it a lot though I haven't updated it for more than a year now. Though I am a dedicated Tidal user (please, I know), I can't seem to be able to enjoy a streaming the same way I enjoy listening a CD or a vinyl with its artwork in my hands. I hope I'll be able to get over it, but the fact that I became a father two years ago plunged me deeper into the tangible world, you know, toys, child books, stuff like that. Arcade Fire's new album speaks about a lot of those things in a way that I can relate: those lyrics are flat and powerless, which is how I feel the most in the digital media arena. A lot has been said about the record being more of a pastiche than a parody, and I also love it because of that: this vernacular approach, this illusion that by simply addressing issues one might resolve them feel damned close to my bones. Ultimately, this one may be a record for losers and people with bad taste. Consider myself included.
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July 28, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I listened to the new Arcade Fire during all day. I absolutely love it, listening to it made me feel warm inside and happy. There is probably something wrong with me.
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July 28, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Stop making phone calls to yourself. It's bad for your health.
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July 25, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Vic Mensa The Autobiography
And how the help can they impôs-se this policy? If you'vê heard the album, how can they stop you from reviewing it?
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July 25, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Vic Mensa The Autobiography
There is also a LOT of 80s Dylan in The War on Drugs (and I love it).
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July 22, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I think they really do. I think all these new songs are terribly flat and boring, but hey I'm the guy who has been blown away over Arcade Fire's new singles. Any fan of Shabazz double joint? I can't keep myself from listening to it.
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July 21, 2017 on Grizzly Bear – “Neighbors”
This is slowly turning into my favourite album of the year.
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July 14, 2017 on Arcade Fire – “Electric Blue” Video