Comments from chipotle.

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
This is so annoying and embodies the worst thing about the whole slacker Gen X mentality. Pavement didn't write as good songs as Weezer at their peak and their music sounds hopelessly dated and tied to its time. I'm in college now and don't really have any friends that connect to Pavement in a meaningful way like other bands of the period. I also hate the implication that there's something wrong with bands that "want to be rock stars," that's just petty. Everyone else has moved on.
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August 4, 2015 on Pavement Could Have Been As Big As Weezer, Say Stephen Malkmus And Spiral Stairs In Separate Interviews
I loved Nirvana when I was a teenager, but I listen to all three of those bands more than Nirvana today. Oasis's collection of B-sides, The Masterplan, is pretty excellent, as is Deserter's Songs.
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April 9, 2015 on Frances Bean Cobain Gives Rare Interview: “I Don’t Really Like Nirvana That Much”
This is absolutely incredible. Who's the competition for most consistently brilliant and interesting rock band right now?
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April 5, 2015 on The Staves – “Make It Holy” (Feat. Justin Vernon) Video (Stereogum Premiere)
Yeah how would Outkast have followed up Stankonia if not with The Love Below?Once you make the cinematic classic, you have to blow it up and get weird.
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March 17, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
I think Kendrick made the only album he could make. He's preoccupied with Big Ideas and already made a pop classic with Good Kid Maad City, so make another solid rap album with great flows and catchy hooks like Tom seems to want just wouldn't do. He had to freak out and make a hip hop White Album. That's going to mean messiness, sure, but I think the albums by great artists that I like the most are the weird ones. I'll take Sign o the Times over Purple Rain and Amnesiac over Kid A any day.
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March 17, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly