Comments from byers

Tales of Us was amazing but I'm not a huge fan of their dancier stuff.
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January 23, 2017 on Goldfrapp – “Anymore”
Never not an embarrassment for any cause she takes it upon herself to appropriate and speak on behalf of.
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January 21, 2017 on Watch Madonna Express Herself At The Women’s March On Washington
Never less than amazing. I still have Marked for Death on heavy rotation.
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January 21, 2017 on Emma Ruth Rundle – “Forever, As The Setting Son”
Having recently seen One More Time With Feeling, it's weird to see tracks off Skeleton Tree mixed with stuff from his back catalogue; they feel like songs linked to such a particular emotional event in his life. I guess you could say the same about any of his albums to some extent, but this one feels a bit different.
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January 14, 2017 on Watch Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Play Skeleton Tree Songs Live For The First Time At Australian Tour Opener
they're adapting the wrong shazam obvs.
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January 12, 2017 on Jamie Foxx To Host Shazam TV Game Show
Coincidentally it's also the name of the next Lips album, after Oczy Mlody.
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January 6, 2017 on The Flaming Lips – “We A Famly” (Feat. Miley Cyrus)
Can't wait for the new album by Michelle Branch, co-written by Patrick Carney, wherein Patrick Carney co-writes songs about how awesome Patrick Carney is, and how Michelle Branch was correct to leave her old boyfriend and hook up with Patrick Carney.
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January 5, 2017 on Michelle Branch Releasing Comeback Album Co-Written By Patrick Carney
Both are valid forms. It depends on how you conceptualize their sucking. If you want to emphasize how each member of said sucky collective adding their individual suckiness to the larger collective suck, then "Nickelback suck" is a perfectly valid way of summarizing this sucking in an egalitarian way.
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December 23, 2016 on Avril Lavigne Condemns Mark Zuckerberg For “Bullying” Nickelback
Not as transcendent as Fade Away but still very good.
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December 22, 2016 on Hannah Diamond – “Make Believe”
Well, Titanic won 11 oscars and it's the very definition of hollywood schmaltz.
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December 22, 2016 on Rostam Criticizes La La Land’s Lack Of LGBTQ Characters And People Of Color
Seems like the buried lede here is that Andrea Bocelli will perform.
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December 15, 2016 on Donald Trump Gets America’s Got Talent Runner-Up For Inauguration Performance
Disappointed the new song titles doesn't include 'The Ballad of Slavoj Zizek' and 'The Day My Song Was Commodified for Mass Market Consumption on National Broadcast Television'. Still excited, however.
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December 4, 2016 on Watch Father John Misty Debut New Song At SMooCH Benefit In Seattle
The new Lou Barlow EP is excellent and inexplicably missing from this list
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December 2, 2016 on 25 Great EPs From 2016
Temporary psychosis? Dude's been off his rocker for years. He's finally where he should be.
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November 29, 2016 on Kanye West Is Still In The Hospital
Their self-titled sophomore album requires a lot of spins to get into, but is an overlooked gem that would be on my short list for fave albums of the 2010s. This year's "Heads Up" however is uneven and often unsatisfying.
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November 23, 2016 on Abusive Shia LaBeouf Reportedly Kicked Out Of Warpaint Concert
Eh, lots of viable alternatives.
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November 17, 2016 on Shut Down
'Songs of' and 'Love & Hate' should be 1 and 2 as far as I'm concerned. 'I'm Your Man' just sounds too 80's to me; It doesn't feel as timeless as his early work.
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November 15, 2016 on Leonard Cohen Albums From Worst To Best
If such an interpretation misses most of the song's nuance and subtlety such a claim could easily be made. The only way to ignore this is to embrace a view of art that rejects the idea of any intentionality inherent in the work itself in favor of an egalitarian (although radical) view which sees meaning as an effect produced solely in the reader (or listener). This view, I find, is somewhat of a cop-out as it dismisses the work itself as somewhat arbitrary and incidental to the process of meaning-making, unable to really challenge the listener's preconceptions of the world, and thus be what art needs to be: provocative.
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November 13, 2016 on The Remarkable Popularity Of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”
I've never understood the point of honorary doctorates. In what way does commercial success as a musician automatically make one eligible to skip all actual academic requirements? If Chassagne already had fulfilled partial requirements for a PhD in something directly related to music I suppose I could see some logic in it, but a BA? In communications? I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade; I just find it perplexing.
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November 9, 2016 on Watch Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne Give A Speech Upon Receiving Honorary Doctorate
Doesn't it translate to something more along the lines of "the sound of the divine revelation" rather than what you wrote? Germans, weigh in.
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November 8, 2016 on Kjartan Sveinsson – “Teil I”
Baptism by Fire is a jam as far as I'm concerned.
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November 3, 2016 on Stream Sleigh Bells Jessica Rabbit