carson

Comments from carson

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
Yeah, she is keeping that spirit alive in a major way. I love the fact that it's an album you've got to stay with a little bit, but the fact that touches on so many different sounds - Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, early Dismemberment Plan, Minnie Riperton - makes it a real treasure trove. Baffling to me how it's been basically ignored on this site.
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May 10, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Kvelertak Nattesferd
Also, year-to-date, my top three albums are Cobalt, Esperanza Spalding and Pinegrove and I can't for the life of me figure out how I'll be ranking them.
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May 10, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Kvelertak Nattesferd
Between this Kvelertak (which I haven't heard yet), Cobalt, Vektor, Gorguts and the upcoming Inter Arma, 2016 is shaping up to be a total ripper year for metal. Even with all the other albums being released this week, this is still the one I'm looking forward to the most.
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May 10, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Kvelertak Nattesferd
Boston are great. They were before Girl Talk got his hands on them too.
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May 10, 2016 on Night Ripper Turns 10
For the record, All Day is the best Girl Talk record. I'd say it's in a walk too. Night Ripper is an intriguing cultural document, but All Day is the great album.
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May 9, 2016 on Night Ripper Turns 10
Oh man, I am SO READY for this new Vektor. It's basically impossible to top Outer Isolation (A top 10, maybe top 5 metal album of the decade), but this is going to rip. I've heard a lot about the new Inter Arma being pretty next level. Hope it comes true.
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April 29, 2016 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2016
System Of A Down were great. Toxicity is so legit.
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April 29, 2016 on Blink-182 – “Bored To Death”
This is best just ignored, though I appreciate that Sum now has the dude from Gob in their band.
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April 28, 2016 on Blink-182 – “Bored To Death”
Never intended as a diss on Boston. They were studio wizards and that first album is immaculate. I think every decade should have a "respect motherfucking craft" kind of backseat projecting stadium pop-rock creation that is good in spite of ideas of credibility. Boston in the 70s, Hysteria (or Toto IV) in the 80s. I'd say Enema is that album for the 90s and maybe Bleed American for 00s? Maybe the s/t Paramore album is that album for the 10's? Anybody feeling me on this?
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April 28, 2016 on Blink-182 – “Bored To Death”