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 +1Posted on Jul 22nd | re: Spoon - "Inside Out" (23 comments)

Love it. Goddamn, guys.

Also, the descending synth line around 4:02 sounds like something out of a Future Islands song. This is a good thing.

 +3Posted on Jul 17th | re: Watch St. Vincent's Live On Letterman Webcast (9 comments)

That solo in Rattlesnake though.

 +12Posted on Jul 1st | re: Spoon - "Do You" (22 comments)

I love it. I love it in an immediate way that didn’t apply to “Rent I Pay” (though I love that now). This is like “You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb” insta-love.

 +2Posted on Jun 28th | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (63 comments)

Now that you say it: Yup. This. Can’t escape that song.

 +2Posted on Jun 23rd | re: A Ghost Is Born Turns 10 (51 comments)

This album was my introduction to Wilco, and will probably always be my favorite of theirs. That incredible curve ball in At Least That’s What You Said, when Tweedy blows the song up and plays what is arguably one of the greatest guitar solos of recent memory — that moment blew my fifteen-year-old brain into pieces. And then every song on the album did similarly amazing things. Between “ALTWYS” and “Theologians”, there are two of my favorite songs, ever.

The album’s long, and it’s dense, but it’s beautiful and wounded. I love it. Top-five album for me.

Also, I am so glad you wrote this sentence, Chris, because I could not agree more about that melody: “The glimmering arpeggios of “Muzzle Of Bees” build to a climax that weaves abrasive guitar skree into the prettiest passage of music Wilco ever recorded.” Gorgeous song.

 +4Posted on Jun 16th | re: Let's Shortlist The Song Of The Summer 2014 (286 comments)

Definitely Seasons or Alexandra.

But…yeah. Seasons (Waiting on You). This might be my song of the year.

 +2Posted on Jun 16th | re: The Libertines Announce Reunion Tour, Tease New Album (4 comments)

“Well, they must’ve gotten some good offers.”

Yeah, try 500K each. Crazy.

 0Posted on Jun 14th | re: Lana Del Rey - "Is This Happiness" (2 comments)

“There is, however, an exception.”

Same with the brief, passing mention of Ambulance Ltd. What a wonderful band, gone too soon. “Country Gentlemen” is a perfect song.

Hot Fuss has aged surprisingly well, I think. It’s not particularly deep, but that’s what makes it so damn listenable.

 +7Posted on Apr 21st | re: Lana Del Rey - "West Coast (Dan Auerbach Mix)" (3 comments)

Hey, here’s that ~minute-shorter version I was asking for! Thanks, Dan.