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If you didn’t see that photo yet and had to guess who would be the only member wearing a hat with his own name on it, who would you guess? Yeah, I guessed Ice Cube, too.

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July 22, 2015 on N.W.A Reunion Tour Rumored With Eminem As Honorary Member

Being totally honest, yes I was. I was telling everyone that Daft Punk was special and would go on to be huge during Homework when most people were writing them off as one hit wonders with “Around the World”.

Yes, I was that guy and I was right and I’m pretty awesome for it. You don’t have to be bitter about it. You were probably a huge Semisonic fan.

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July 19, 2015 on Honda Targets Millennials With Strange Weezer Commercial

This song is great…

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July 19, 2015 on David Gilmour – “Rattle That Lock”

Sounds like the Nickelodeon marketing department created a wanna-be M83. Chvrches isn’t hard to listen to, but they aren’t interesting either.

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July 19, 2015 on Chvrches – “Leave A Trace”

…left by an Atlantic Records intern as requested by her boss(es).

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July 19, 2015 on CeeLo Green’s “Robin Williams” Is Some Craven Shit

But they didn’t find cats to actually rap the lyrics?? Fucking lazy.

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July 19, 2015 on Meow The Jewels – “Meowrly”

I hired Absorption for my wedding and they were top notch. They transformed “Melt with You” from a standard love song into a jaw-dropping, raise-the-roof awakening, customized just for me and my wife (who happens to be a grilled cheese sandwich).

I rated them 4 stars in Yelp. I would’ve given them 5 but we caught the bassist doing something inappropriate in his van.

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July 15, 2015 on Key & Peele And 2 Chainz Are The World’s Worst Wedding Band, ABSORPTION!

I don’t know exactly when, but I definitely saw this commercial a while ago, probably months ago. Not that new.

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July 10, 2015 on Honda Targets Millennials With Strange Weezer Commercial

Bingo. I think it’s lame how many high profile artists these days have to depend on reappropriating someone else’s art to make their own.

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May 6, 2015 on Here’s The New “Uptown Funk!” Royalty Split Following Publisher’s Preemptive Crediting

What people don’t seem to realize is that Schaal IS Imbruglia!

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May 6, 2015 on Watch Kristen Schaal Remake Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” Video For Mikal Cronin’s “Turn Around”

Accuradio! I haven’t used that in ages but it was the best internet radio around about 10-13 years ago. I actually discovered Bloc Party, Broken Social Scene and more of favs from that time from Accuradio.

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May 6, 2015 on Department Of Justice, FTC Investigating Apple For Pressuring Labels To End Free Streaming

“They grew up in and came out of the brute strength of Long Island hardcore.”
‘The closest that Brand New ever came to the pop-punk that they would long be associated with was on Your Favorite Weapon.”
“They were sending up the whole scene with a knowing, winking nod, but no one really picked up on that at first.”

James,
Thanks for the list. Brand New is a solid band whose sound matured well beyond what many people would give them credit for. A lot of great tunes. But, dude…you’re clearly in some kind of pop-punk/emo denial. Your Favorite Weapon wasn’t the “closest” they got to pop-punk, it was basically full-on bubble gum pop-punk. And that’s OK. It may be pretty embarrassing stuff now, but they built on that, grew up, and accomplished great things like The Devil and God, so be it.
Do you know what Long Island hardcore sounds like? You think their early stuff comes close to VoD, Kill Your Idols, or Glassjaw? You’re kidding yourself. They may have loved listening to L.I. hardcore and WANTED to sound like that, but they didn’t. But that’s OK…because they eventually had their own thing going for them, and we have to give them credit for that. But “winking” at pop-punk/emo? Sounds more like a defense mechanism for realizing they became associated with an easily-digested, derivative pop genre that wasn’t cool to anyone older than 15…they were associated with it because they were it. It’s not like the press had some conspiracy against them. Taking Back Sunday was another Long Island band in a similar situation, fighting to be taken more seriously after their initial impression.
Best,
Chreezy

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April 28, 2015 on The 10 Best Brand New Songs

So links to JPGs don’t appear as images anymore?

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February 26, 2015 on Watch Madonna Fall Off The Stage At The BRIT Awards

Oh, I know what it is:

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February 26, 2015 on Watch Madonna Fall Off The Stage At The BRIT Awards

I’m almost positive the song “Delusional Skank” is about her.

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October 14, 2014 on Most Of Siamese Dream Is About Courtney Love, Says Courtney Love

Same here. It sounds like a thousand other late 70s/80’s inspired guitar rock revival acts and there’s not much about this tune that stands out from the pack.

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October 13, 2014 on Ex Hex – “Waterfall” Video