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Comments from carson

I really liked the Both record. Some great songs on it.
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August 15, 2016 on Stream The New Ted Leo/Publicist UK Split 7″
1. The Decline 2. So Long And Thanks For All The Shoes 3. White Trash, Two Heebs And A Bean 4. Punk In Drublic
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July 20, 2016 on NOFX – “Six Years On Dope”
Last year's album with Joshua Redman is probably my favorite jazz record of the decade so far. That or Vijay Iyer's Accelerando.
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July 14, 2016 on The Bad Plus – “The Beautiful Ones” (Prince Cover)
I'm a little sad it's not the Propagandhi cover I was hoping it would be, but this is still great.
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July 11, 2016 on Descendents – “Without Love”
This is my main beef with modern indie in a single video - fear of the groove. "99 Red Balloons" has such a sick groove and these dorks just flee in the opposite direction.
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July 6, 2016 on Watch Operators Cover “99 Luftballons”
And if it's as good as that album cover is bad, it'll be the best album of the decade.
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June 23, 2016 on Hammers Of Misfortune – “Sea Of Heroes” (Stereogum Premiere)
If it's even half as good as 17th Street or The Tenant, than it's going to be one of the best albums of the year.
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June 23, 2016 on Hammers Of Misfortune – “Sea Of Heroes” (Stereogum Premiere)
My modern emo chart goes: 1. Cardinal 2. Dads - Pretty Good EP 3. Hop Along - Painted Shut 4. HLNPIT
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June 17, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
While I think Pinegrove is far and away at the top of the emo food chain this year, I agree that Goodness was probably better than Holy Ghost. It's not a bad album, but HG reminds me of the Weakerthans more than I need any band to sound like the Weakerthans.
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June 17, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
I know that consensus likes \teens of \denial more, and to my ears it's perfectly good (like the Mitski record) but I'm not hearing the insta-classic element to it. Yet.
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June 17, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
How about we call it "Better Indie"
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Cardinal immediately hit my ears like I had been listening to it all my life. No matter what anyone says, it will stand up as the true Emo Revival masterpiece. Although the Dads EP from 2013 is right up there.
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
I intended none of that, but I feel like in an age where finding compelling, challenging music made by women of color is so vital, Spalding's record should have been huge, especially at a place like Stereogum. And it's not like she's been overlooked anywhere else - the reviews have been uniformly excellent and Pitchfork gave her an enthusiastic BNM. It seems like a blind spot specific to this website. Also, that new Vektor is really something else.
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Yes, but none of those other bands are ultimate anything. Cardinal felt like a classic right off the hop, even if they're not an event band.
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Appreciate everyone's opinions on so much white boy, paint by numbers indie rock, but has this site even mentioned Esperanza Spalding's new album even once. That album is a revelation and is more challenging and in touch with music history than 95% of the albums on this list. 1. Cobalt - Slow Forever 2. Pinegrove - Cardinal 3. Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution 4. Anderson .Paak - Malibu 5. Vektor - Terminal Redux 6. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered 7. Kamaiyah - A Good NIght In The Ghetto 8. Diarrhea Planet - Turn To Gold 9. William Tyler - Modern Country 10. The Hotelier - Goodness/White Lung - Paradise
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
That Pinegrove album is the best indie record I've heard in four years. Not one of the big surprise releases of the year really stuck their landing for me, save for Kendrick, who offered something that was more low key.
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Just noticed that they're doing a song called "Without Love," which I hope is a Propagandhi cover. BTW, every other post on every music blog should be about Propagandhi.
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June 8, 2016 on Descendents – “Victim Of Me”
The Descendents are awesome and I'm not just talking about the early, seminal stuff. I would love to read an anniversary piece on Everything Sucks or maybe some of those late era ALL albums.
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June 7, 2016 on Descendents – “Victim Of Me”
...and that one classic album was...Room On Fire.
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June 2, 2016 on Past, Present, No Future? Struggling To Love The Strokes In 2016
This is it. My most anticipated album of the year (along with Cobalt, Kvelertak and Vektor). Saw them live last month and they were the greatest thing ever.
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June 2, 2016 on Stream Diarrhea Planet Turn To Gold
Perpetually underrated band.
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May 18, 2016 on Big Business – “Father’s Day”
System of a Down are great and Incubus are not a "less shitty" anything.
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May 17, 2016 on Pop Vs. Nü-Metal: The Battle For TRL
I saw Sleater-Kinney, Sonic Youth and Reel Big Fish all on the same day at Bumbershoot 1997 and I can say with the utmost confidence that Reel Big Fish put on the most entertaining show of the three.
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May 17, 2016 on Let’s All Remember The Late-’90s Swing Revival
Awesome article, Tom. I have a memory of a friend coming and telling me that he was going to shed his punk look and "go swing." Regrettably, I did not laugh at him until he burst into flames. I just thought, "hmm, cool." There's nothing more late-90s than going to swing dance lessons with a girl you were dating or interested in dating.
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May 16, 2016 on Let’s All Remember The Late-’90s Swing Revival
Such a great band. Marrow of the Spirit still holds up as one of the 10 or 15 best albums - not just metal, any genre - of the decade.
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May 13, 2016 on Agalloch Break Up
I am 100% on board with a bunch of articles proclaiming the genius of Permission to Land.
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May 12, 2016 on Taylor Swift Lip Syncs To The Darkness In Latest Apple Music Commercial
I feel so blessed to not give a flying fuck about Radiohead.
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May 10, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Kvelertak Nattesferd
Are you just super stoked for that Wolf Parade reissue?
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May 10, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Kvelertak Nattesferd
For me it's an album that as soon as I first listened to it, I felt like I had known the album my whole life. I also think the "live of the floor" sound works to its benefit. Feels more urgent to me.
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May 10, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Kvelertak Nattesferd