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Roth's been known to sleepwalk through performances, his trademark vocals marred by obstreperous snores. No such problems here, thanks to his Breathe Right nasal strip.
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March 31, 2015 on Watch Van Halen Make Their First US TV Performance With David Lee Roth On Jimmy Kimmel
How dare she besmirch Jason Aldean's "Dirt Road Anthem!"
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March 26, 2015 on British Prime Minister David Cameron Loves The War On Drugs
Salon pumps out so much content that it's no surprise that 95% of it is hot garbage. There's at least a modicum of quality control at Slate, though they've taken to using these infuriatingly Upworthy-esque headlines for almost everything. They're both evidence that this whole internet thing has really just exacerbated some of journalism's worst qualities.
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March 26, 2015 on British Prime Minister David Cameron Loves The War On Drugs
"Dance Hall," "This Devil's Workday," and "Satin in a Coffin" have always bugged the shit out of me. And I'm even a really big fan of banjos. But overall I'd agree that album has less filler than Long Drive, which I've always thought was pretty overrated.
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March 17, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Modest Mouse Strangers To Ourselves
I like this quite a bit better than We Were Dead, which fell pretty flat for me aside from "Little Motel" and "Spitting Venom." For me this one's probably on par with Good News, in that there are a handful of really strong songs here, a few that don't really distinguish themselves, and a couple that are unbearable (ably identified in this piece: "Pistol" and "Sugar Boat"). I'm really enjoying "The Ground Walks," "Coyotes," "Pups to Dust," and "The Best Room" -- those are all borderline great Modest Mouse songs. But it's not like they started being inconsistent at Good News. Even The Moon & Antarctica and Lonesome Crowded West have some filler cuts and even one or two stinkers (count me among the "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes" haters). The difference is that the bulk of those albums are transcendent, and there's really no way to duplicate that. Given that, I don't blame Isaac for not trying to [make albums] like it's 1999. Where would you even start?
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March 16, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Modest Mouse Strangers To Ourselves
It's a shame this is Luke Bryan's last spring break EP. I was hoping the next one would include "Spring Break Wind," his ode to flatulent co-eds.
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March 12, 2015 on The Week In Pop: Zedd And Selena Gomez Bleed The Same Light
Fun fact: Slipknot started wearing those masks to shield themselves from Iowa's vibrant face stabbing culture.
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March 12, 2015 on Slipknot Guitarist Stabbed In The Head By His Brother
This is almost exactly like the conversations my Dad and I have about Foreigner. I'm alway like, "I dunno Dad, I've just never liked Foreigner," and then he's like "But 'Jukebox Hero' is the greatest song of all time!" And then the truck veers off the road for a hot second because he's too busy air drumming to steer and he's had seven or eight beers that afternoon. Maybe I'll get a full transcript next time and you guys can publish it during Foreigner week.
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March 11, 2015 on Meredith Graves Interviews Her Dad About Radiohead
"I'd rather do nothing with you than something with somebody new" is actually kind of a clever, sweet line. The rest is questionable to say the least. Is Sir Paul tickling the ivories here? If so, prepare for an onslaught of baby boomers being apoplectic at the thought of an ex-Beatle playing on a love song about a Kardashian.
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March 11, 2015 on Kanye West – “Awesome”
Despite you misspelling, I agree: Stapp music! Stapp! Indeed, the only thing that would make it a more exciting day for new releases is another Scott Stapp solo album. Here's hoping for a pleasant surprise come 3/23!
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March 7, 2015 on Kendrick Lamar Announces New Album Out This Month
He was reticent to name his favorite Beatles song, but I have a hunch it's "I Am the Walrus." Because he looks like a walrus, you see.
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March 5, 2015 on David Crosby On Kanye West: “He’s An Idiot And A Poser”
Throwing stuff into the crowd: punk. Having a tea kettle onstage: not punk. Throwing your tea kettle into the crowd: punk-ish? It's reckless enough, but still, a tea kettle?
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March 5, 2015 on Antemasque Accused Of Throwing Boiling Water At Fans
At least we'll always have this ten hour loop of his verse from "I Miss You":
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March 4, 2015 on Blink-182’s Travis Barker Says Tom DeLonge Is Not A True Punk And Should Just “Man Up And Quit” Already
Method Man just thinks having to wait 88 years to hear an album sounds like torture, akin to if someone were to sew your asshole closed and keep feeding you, and feeding you, and feeding you.
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March 4, 2015 on Method Man Learns About Wu-Tang’s 2103 Release Date: “Fuck That Album”
At least she's not awkwardly hugging Larry Mullen Jr.'s son.
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March 3, 2015 on Check Out Björk’s Eye-Popping Vulnicura Physical Album Cover
Nicely done, sir. Now I'll just go ahead and bookmark world of waterfalls for future reference.
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March 3, 2015 on My Morning Jacket Announce New Album The Waterfall
Is that Yellowstone Falls? All I ask is that we ID that waterfall before we go any further, here.
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March 3, 2015 on My Morning Jacket Announce New Album The Waterfall
You'll eat those words when we're awash in Lily Allen's ocean-themed opus, "So Kelp Me God."
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March 1, 2015 on Kanye West Announces New Album So Help Me God
"Those whack invertebrates will sting you, old school." -- Joey Fatone.
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February 28, 2015 on Taking Back Sunday/Brand New Beef Is Still Hot After 15 Years
"I've seen more spine in jellyfish" was such a stinging remark. You see, because of the jellyfish with the stinging and the what not.
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February 28, 2015 on Taking Back Sunday/Brand New Beef Is Still Hot After 15 Years