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Matt Helders on drums?? That dude is an animal. 2016, this is the beginning of an appropriate apology. Keep it coming.
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January 21, 2016 on Iggy Pop & Josh Homme Made An Album Together
Gimme Fiction is my fav Spoon album, too! Cheers. I assume they'll do one for Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga; I think, overall, people have remembered that as their OTHER all-time classic (with Kill The Moonlight), as well as the commercial breakthrough (top-10 on Billboard, I think?) we all knew was coming. Fucking Spoon, man. What a great band.
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January 4, 2016 on First Impressions Of Earth Turns 10
OH! I guess it's been 5 years since I read that feature, ha. I'd've found it later this week anyway, cause I'd queued up all of the articles you linked for later reading. Thanks! I assumed JC had, at one point, the sense to excise 15 Minutes, On the Other Side, and Fear of Sleep. Those draaaaag. He could never have cut Razorblade! It's so good! (Though if I remember correctly P4K derided it somewhere for being a "Mandy" ripoff, which always puzzled the shit out of me.)
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January 4, 2016 on First Impressions Of Earth Turns 10
Yeah it's pretty telling that one of the songs the Voidz regularly play(ed) is "Ize of the World".
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January 4, 2016 on First Impressions Of Earth Turns 10
Also, I remember reading somewhere---no idea where, which drives me nuts---that right before the album was mastered Julian took 3-4 songs off (so it would have been 10-11 tracks), but then at literally the last minute overthought it and put them back on the album. I think, sometimes, about the album that could have been, and would have been, had JC not second-guessed himself. Wish I knew the interview/article this was originally brought up in!
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January 4, 2016 on First Impressions Of Earth Turns 10
Yeah, I thought this was one of the best things I've ever read about the band. "You Only Live Once" is, IMO, a perfect song, and to me is the album's real legacy. ("Razorblade," "Electricityscape," "Ize of the World," and "Red Light" are the other gems for me.) Surprised there was no mention of the B-Sides---tweak the song order a bit and swap out a couple of the second-half snoozers for "Hawaii" and you've got a pretty great record.
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January 4, 2016 on First Impressions Of Earth Turns 10
Just when you think there isn't any room left for 2015 to do something crazy, LCD Soundsystem drops a new song. Miracles! They happen!
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December 25, 2015 on LCD Soundsystem – “Christmas Will Break Your Heart”
Great, great article, Michael. Thanks for writing this.
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December 18, 2015 on Streaming War Pigs: Apple, Tidal, Spotify, & The Year In Music Services
I've seen Deerhunter four times over the years, and they've been incredible each of those times. So....don't miss out, meat. Don't meat out.
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December 8, 2015 on Bradford Cox Apologizes To Billy Corgan For Talking About 2007 Altercation
"Flesh Without Blood" is STELLAR. Possibly the song of the year for me right now.
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November 7, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Grimes Art Angels
I mean, shit, the TAKE that look from off your face / 'Cause YOU ain't ever gonna burn my heeeaaart oooouuuuut bit from "Don't Look Back In Anger" is fucking transcendent.
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October 2, 2015 on (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? Turns 20
Noel Gallagher is one of my favorite people associated with music, in general, ever. I think he's aged into a pretty wonderful place of acerbic wisdom---I could read/listen to his interviews for hours (and have). That aside, the dude was an untouchable songwriter in the first half of the 90s. Absolutely untouchable.
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October 2, 2015 on (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? Turns 20
Thank you. It's so sing-songy and catchy. So damn FUN.
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October 2, 2015 on (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? Turns 20
Yes, Balkans! Man, that self-titled album is seriously so good, one of my go-to summer driving records. Broyles absolutely BELTS those songs.
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August 15, 2015 on Frankie Broyles – “Capturer”
Definitely reminds me of a sadder Hot Chip. Still poppy/catchy, but with some more melancholy. I like it. "Pop music for the night bus" is a great description
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June 9, 2015 on Band To Watch: Outfit
Reminds me of Sean O'Neal at The AV Club. Hilarious
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June 6, 2015 on No.
Shogun's voice is one of the best out there right now. I am really looking forward to this record---their debut is a go-to driving album for me.
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June 6, 2015 on Royal Headache – “High”