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Nice. I love sprawling AGIB Wilco but I also love their short and sweet songs (like the new singles). ~36 minutes is a perfect album length, I think.
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July 20, 2016 on Wilco Announce New Album Schmilco; Stream “If I Ever Was a Child”
Anyone with itunes want to share how long the album is? Curious, since SW was so economical.
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July 19, 2016 on Wilco Announce New Album Schmilco; Stream “If I Ever Was a Child”
Good to know, thanks! But then you have situations where (say in a rock song) someone might write the SONG but then the guitarist comes up with a solo. That's often not credited, even though it's an integral part of the song. I wouldn't call that songwriting, but then I wouldn't call a tweak to the drum programming songwriting. Example: Wilco's "Side with the Seeds" is credited to Tweedy/Jorgensen, but the best part of the damn song is Nels Cline's insanely melodic solos. No credit though (unless I'm missing it). (I'm not trying to argue here or anything, I just feel that the term "songwriter" is thrown around arbitrarily a lot. Shouldn't laying down something like a Nels Cline solo get a songwriting credit if a couple lines of poetry get one? I dunno. Maybe it's different between genres, where there's more money to be made in pop royalties.)
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July 14, 2016 on Taylor Swift, Song Doctor?
(For the record, I think of Swift as the kind of songwriter who writes, well, everything, though I know that having one arbiter happens less and less in the pop world unless you're Grimes or something.)
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July 14, 2016 on Taylor Swift, Song Doctor?
And of course all of the he said/she said/he gifed/she gifed of social media made it all the more confusing ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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July 14, 2016 on Taylor Swift, Song Doctor?
This is something I've routinely been confused by, and that most websites/magazines/etc. tend not to specify: What is meant by "songwriting"? I was genuinely confused by this Swift/Harris beef as it unfolded, because we had "Swift recorded demo and singing on piano" followed by "Calvin Harris wrote the music" followed by "Taylor Swift is a great songwriter" and now clarification (she wrote the lyrics and melody). Is that---writing lyrics and melody---songwriter designation? I don't see why it shouldn't be, I've just always been confused by what different places/sources MEAN when they call someone a songwriter. Thoughts, y'all?
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July 14, 2016 on Taylor Swift, Song Doctor?
The Strokes playing "Take It Or Leave It" on Letterman is untouchable IMO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3ZMabdnEwc
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July 7, 2016 on Return To Cookie Mountain Turns 10
baby, you got a STEW going! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr2PlqXw03Y
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June 28, 2016 on Noel Gallagher Finally Responds To His Brother Calling Him A Potato
^^^^^ Ted Nugent is among the most unpleasant human beings, let alone musicians. Ugh.
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June 28, 2016 on Noel Gallagher Finally Responds To His Brother Calling Him A Potato
I would really like it if Noel Gallagher wrote a rock memoir where he just took the whole industry to task in typically hilarious Noel Gallagher fashion. Dude is a goldmine.
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June 28, 2016 on Noel Gallagher Finally Responds To His Brother Calling Him A Potato
I have been WAITING for this. I love it!
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June 10, 2016 on Stream Margaret Glaspy Emotions And Math
I'd genuinely love to see what a Strokes/Julian/Human Sadness meme/vine looks like in 2016. I assume one is a gif of Jules breaking stuff in that Lonely Island vid?
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June 3, 2016 on Past, Present, No Future? Struggling To Love The Strokes In 2016
So this is the song of the summer, right? Right.
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June 2, 2016 on Beck – “Wow”
I read somewhere that they might be streaming it on the Cult site later today
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May 26, 2016 on The Strokes – “Drag Queen”
I like this one more than "Oblivius," this is fantastically strange.
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May 26, 2016 on The Strokes – “Drag Queen”
This is one of those songs that is so, so, so much better the second time you listen to it. It's pretty bizarre/alienating/disjointed on a first listen, but then all the pieces fall into place.
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May 26, 2016 on The Strokes – “OBLIVIUS”
I wonder what the bonus songs are? Could one be....LIFT?!?!?!?!
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May 8, 2016 on Comment Party: Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
I could listen to the first ~30 seconds on repeat for the rest of the year I think. SO GOOD.
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May 3, 2016 on Radiohead – “Burn The Witch” Video
Yeah especially there at the end, oof.
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April 25, 2016 on Band Of Horses – “Casual Party”
Yeah, "Factory" and "Laredo" are both great songs. I could take or leave the rest, I think.
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April 25, 2016 on Band Of Horses – “Casual Party”
I like this a looooot. I didn't think they were capable of eliciting that response in me anymore.
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April 25, 2016 on Band Of Horses – “Casual Party”
Er....? According to The Verge, Tidal says they will have it exclusively "in perpetuity." Posturing? Fact? LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS. http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/23/11496422/beyonce-lemonade-streaming-tidal-exclusive-apple-music-spotify
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April 24, 2016 on Beyoncé’s LEMONADE Will See iTunes, Physical Release
Shoutout to Frankie Broyle's pre-Deerhunter band, Balkans. Their 2011 self-titled is a jangly minor masterpiece. Also, this song is tight as hell.
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April 20, 2016 on Omni – “Afterlife” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
Can he just do a full VU covers album already? These have been so good.
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March 11, 2016 on Julian Casablancas – “White Light/White Heat” (The Velvet Underground Cover)
Hear, hear! JV is incredible, and possibly my favorite lyricist. He's got one of the lushest and most varied set of records around, and hardly anyone knows him, which blows my mind. Super nice dude, too. I've seen him live a few times and he's just great all around. Also, as far as his "sloppy hi-fi" production goes---man, talk about influencing a genre of music. Basically everyone's favorite indie band owes a debt to the work they do at Tiny Telephone.
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March 2, 2016 on Into It. Over It. – “Anesthetic”
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