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The attacks on Richardson seem to be part of a new Puritanism disguising itself as feminism/women’s rights.

 0Posted on Jun 20th | re: The Gaslight Anthem Announce New Album Get Hurt (6 comments)

I’m not *that* angry! just annoyed. And you’re right – I hadn’t bothered looking at albums before ’59 Sound. I was introduced to the band via a label showcase for the release of ’59 Sound and read the pr the music press was copy/pasting as “punk” and… Yeah it’s annoying to me when wannabe stadium rock gets labelled punk and music writers who should use a little independent thought keep using the term even many years and albums after it would be remotely applicable.

 -1Posted on Jun 16th | re: Let's Shortlist The Song Of The Summer 2014 (286 comments)

die antwoord – pitbull terrier

 -4Posted on Jun 16th | re: The Gaslight Anthem Announce New Album Get Hurt (6 comments)

Why did you ever call them a punk band? I mean, I know it’s what their publicist told you to call them in the press materials, but what about ’59 Sound was remotely punk to you? And I loved ’59 Sound as a great, Springsteen inspired album. But there was nothing remotely punk about it or anything that has followed. They’ve always been wanna-be stadium rock – which I’m not insulting; they’re good at it. But music blogs willingly calling them punk just because their label/publicity machine told you to for “authenticity” always got under my skin a little.

 0Posted on Jun 12th | re: Lana Del Rey: "I Wish I Was Dead Already" (53 comments)

There’s no reason to think it’s true. Her career started with a whole lot of lying to the press so there’s no reason to think her or her publicity machine has changed.

I liked it.

I bet Hornsby is all like, WHERE’S ‘THE RANGE’?!

 -13Posted on May 22nd | re: The Week In Pop: Ain't Paramore Fun? (42 comments)

Agreed.

Between this and your Lilly Allen piece in my feed today… If I wanted coverage of shallow, shit pop acts I’d follow Rolling Stone or Spin. What the fuck? I’m on the verge of giving up and dropping you from my feeds.

Eh, I’m pretty addicted to your videos section, honestly. But let this be another reader asking you to stop this shit.

 +12Posted on Jan 31st | re: Conor Oberst Finishing Solo LP, Is Not A Fan Of The Internet (19 comments)

Well, it could be true… it could be false. But since it’s nothing but an internet rumor with no proof it would be unfair to mention it at every mention of his name forevermore.

 0Posted on Oct 30th, 2013 | re: Please Don't Throw Cheeseburgers At Best Coast (24 comments)

I swear to the internet gods, if Bethany Cosentino is ever playing a music festival I’m attending, I’m going to stop by that stage during her set so I can throw a McDonalds cheeseburger at her.

 +3Posted on Oct 24th, 2013 | re: Guided By Voices' Feud With eBaying Ex-Drummer Gets Ugly (27 comments)

I’ve been surprised to see in FB comments so much sympathy for the drummer. Pollard seems completely in the right and reasonable to me. The asking price was embarrassing, it was an embarrassment for the band name – they got embarrassing press over it.

The email from Pollard just seems honest to me. The idea that the FB page and the drummer think they are somehow exposing Pollard with it seems strange to me. The fact that people are calling Pollard an ass over it seems even stranger – he’s just calling it honestly as far as I can see.