Comments from chipotle.

Julian tweeted out last year that Art Angels was his favorite album of 2015. This sounds to me like The Strokes doing their version of that (in a great way).
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May 26, 2016 on The Strokes – “OBLIVIUS”
Yeah I think this article shows how it's not so much that "rock is dead" that there's been a fracturing of the rock audience. Few bands today like Pink Floyd or the Stones that unite fans anywhere in the country.
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May 20, 2016 on Nickelback Won The ’90s Culture War
I kind of like this too. The intro reminds me of "Eminence Front" by The Who.
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May 5, 2016 on Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Dark Necessities”
*65% of people were under 34 rather.
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May 2, 2016 on Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Who, & Roger Waters Confirm Oldchella Festival
"Boomer rock" and "Oldchella," alright guys. 65% of people who added the Beatles to their playlists on Spotify in the first week they came out, so I think for a lot of people these are really classic artists as opposed to "dadrock" or whatever.
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May 2, 2016 on Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Who, & Roger Waters Confirm Oldchella Festival
Would love to see the links to those.
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March 8, 2016 on Stream Mind Spiders Prosthesis
This is fucking awesome. Indie needs more stuff like this to kick it out of its PBR&B chill phase.
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March 3, 2016 on Stream Mind Spiders Prosthesis
There's something in his discography any artist of any genre can find inspiration in. For me, Bowie will always mean so much for pushing the sonic, artistic, and genre boundaries of what rock music can be and in his undying belief that it should move relentlessly forward. Not to mention that he did so while writing affecting, meaningful pop songs to communicate his ultimate message of hope to millions. RIP.
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January 11, 2016 on R.I.P. David Bowie
Definitely Maybe and Morning Glory are two of the best rock albums of recent decades, and Oasis never really fell of as as a great singles band. Comparing them with Adele is silly.
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December 9, 2015 on Noel Gallagher Calls Adele “Music For Fucking Grannies”
The album of the year category (and a few others, actually) are pretty great, actually. I love fantasizing about To Pimp a Butterfly sweeping a bunch of categories, but it won't happen, of course. Hopefully the performances are good enough to guide us through 1989 winning everything until 25 inevitably does the same next year.
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December 7, 2015 on Here Are The 2016 Grammy Nominations
It really is that bad. I love the first four Coldplay albums, and even liked a good bit of the off-peak Mylo Xyloto and Ghost Stories, but this is just awful dreck.
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December 4, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Coldplay A Head Full Of Dreams
I love that you did this, Ryan. I would have included "Let's All Make Believe," the "Go Let It Out" b-side that was bizarrely left off Standing on the Shoulder of Giants along with "Mucky Fingers," "Let There Be Love," and "Roll It Over," but this is a great list. I really can't stand Heathen Chemistry though, it just sounds bloated, lazy, and Oasis trying to be a tribute band to their former selves with infinitely worse lyrics. "The Hindu Times" bangs, though.
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November 25, 2015 on The 18 Best Oasis Songs Since Be Here Now
Continuing the trend that someone else pointed out of it not being enough to say a piece of pop music is good but rather to beat readers over the head for even considering that 1989 could be anything other than "a shining, laser-guided new-pop masterpiece, a personal vision rendered with blockbuster scope and virtuosic panache." Dude, we get that Beyónce, Taylor Swift, and Carly Rae Jepsen have made good songs, no need to be so aggressive with it. Reminds me of Tom's U2 review when he said, "For me, then, the best thing about Songs Of Innocence is that it confirms how great an achievement BEYONCÉ was." It's too much.
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September 21, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Ryan Adams 1989
I would agree that all that grunge stuff (with the exception of Nirvana) has aged pretty poorly, but I think Blur, My Bloody Valentine, Spiritualized, Smashing Pumpkins, Beck, REM, Stereolab, Pulp, Portishead, Modest Mouse, Elliot Smith, Neutral Milk Hotel, Guided By Voices, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, and The Flaming Lips among many other bands made material that holds up a lot better than Slanted and Enchanted, at least for me.
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August 6, 2015 on Pavement Could Have Been As Big As Weezer, Say Stephen Malkmus And Spiral Stairs In Separate Interviews
I'm not looking for a gold star for being in college, I'm just saying that in my anecdotal experience, the vast majority of people I know, even record collectors who can go on for hours about their favorite Built to Spill album, can't really relate to the slacker lo-fi Pavement aesthetic, as it is so tied to the 90s. Weezer's first two albums are just much more universal and accessible, and while that doesn't mean necessarily mean better, Say It Ain't So and My Name Is Jonas will always connect with more people than a song like Gold Soundz will, great as it is. For what it's worth, Tom Breihan is also on record as not really digging Pavement, and whether you like them or not, you've got to admit their biggest core fanbase are Gen X indie rock nerds.
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August 6, 2015 on Pavement Could Have Been As Big As Weezer, Say Stephen Malkmus And Spiral Stairs In Separate Interviews