carson

Comments from carson

Maybe he's just an old guy who is summarily dismissing a bunch of 20-somethings after the most cursory of cursory listens, but I know a lot of 20-somethings who have summarily dismissed Steely Dan after the most cursory of cursory listens.
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April 20, 2015 on After Coachella, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Is Not Psyched About Modern Music
In his defense, Fagen isn't really a "rock" or "folk" guy. He probably just sticks with old jazz and can't really handle anything with a simple arrangement. IDK, I mean the guys is behind one of the greatest winning streaks in pop music history and always made complex, intricate music. It should be no surprise he can't stand strummy, white-boy folk.
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April 20, 2015 on After Coachella, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Is Not Psyched About Modern Music
If you like explosive and hooky, you should listen to Pavement's "Stereo" or "Date With Ikea."
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April 13, 2015 on Frances Bean Cobain Gives Rare Interview: “I Don’t Really Like Nirvana That Much”
It's actually worse than that, the only ones she hooked up with were Killah Priest and Cappadonna.
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April 13, 2015 on Man Takes Girlfriend To Divorce Court For Cheating On Him With Entire Wu-Tang Clan
No way, TVOTR's fourth album is far and away my favorite from them. It's so weird to me that it was dismissed the way it was.
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April 7, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp
Oh man, I remember that Shake The Sheets review. It made me furious at the time. Far and away Ted Leo's best album (well, Tyranny's pretty close) and Pitchfork was just like "ehh, whatever." The recent JEFF The Brotherhood review was another one that makes me crazy. It comes down to misdiagnosing one band (Free Energy) and then treating every comparison to said band as some kind of insult when it should be a compliment.
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April 7, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp
I still really want to hear your thoughts on the album. It's getting a lot of middling reviews from people not in tune with pro wrestling, but I find the album really good, with periodic fits real greatness. I'm not the biggest Mountain Goats guy, actually, but some of the songs here are just exceptional.
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April 7, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp
The new Sufjan is a lovely lovely album with some beautiful, harrowing songs, but...I still like Age of Adz more, even if it's less perfect.
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March 31, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
The only perfect MM album is Building Nothing Out Of Something. Every other one hits lulls. That said, I actually like those late-era gentrified glossy albums. Good News is inconsistent thanks to a pretty ghastly middle third but it swings really hard too. We Were Dead loses steam, but man, I am all about those James Mercer cuts. This one...ehh, I feel like I'm not in the mood for any more Modest Mouse these days.
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March 16, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Modest Mouse Strangers To Ourselves
Yeah, I've got the albums neck and neck.
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February 24, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Screaming Females Rose Mountain
This album's a goddamn scorcher and I'm absolutely floored the some of the reviews have been middling. "Triumph" is the song of the year, hands down. Weird thing for me is how excited I was about the new Torche album and how much of a let down it's been for me. I appreciate that Restarter is heavier, but I feel like they've sacrificed the thing that made them really unique. I feel like they settled back into the pack again. Give me the relatively poorly reviewed Harmonicraft any day.
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February 24, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Screaming Females Rose Mountain
It's...fine. Heavier, yes, but I feel like the band is moving away from what makes them special. Meanderthal and Harmonicraft were WAY better.
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February 23, 2015 on Stream Torche Restarter
That's what gets me. Beck was an artist who was known to paint with wildly varied colors and ideas, but the album that everyone seems to love is just one shade of beige.
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
keep going.
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
Sea Change is an album you love - that's opinion one. Beck's other albums are too funky - that's opinion two.
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
NOT a Sea Change fan. It's become the consensus #1, but for the life of me I can't figure out why. Who would thought, say in 1999, that what people were really clamoring for was for Beck to make a Gordon Lightfoot album? It's a superficially lovely album, but it's as much an act of chameleon Beck as Midnite Vultures of Odelay. But this time he's playing serious and everyone was like "Finally, some real art. Enough of that funky stuff - this is a real Artistic Statement." Sea Change projects "prestige" but it's no more an honest document than the albums with a variety of sound. It's The English Patient of Beck albums.
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
Those are some boring ass opinions you have.
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
Try as they might, nothing can ruin Steely Dan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1422503916&v=GDeVAF58jPg&x-yt-cl=85027636#t=56
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January 29, 2015 on Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best