Comments from d-brad

I am really digging this. Nothing new, but right up my alley.
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April 14, 2015 on Stream Nai Harvest Hairball (Stereogum Premiere)
Sufjan in Billboard's top 10? That's insane!
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April 9, 2015 on The Week In Pop: What Wale Can Learn From J. Cole
I do love the Beach Boys vibe on the Ramones' stuff, especially "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend." Reminds me how one time, I was listening to "Last Nite" by the Strokes, and it hit me that if you strip it of the grit and grime, it could have easily been a Lennon-McCartney composition in 1964. It suits John's vocal style, the chords and drum beat are simple enough, and even the guitar solo is very "George"-ish. I love that.
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April 9, 2015 on Brian Wilson Has Never Heard Of Punk Rock
Forgot to say this on the "What Kind of Man" post, but when I first that song on the radio, I thought for sure it was Stevie Nicks.
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April 8, 2015 on Florence + The Machine – “Ship To Wreck”
Sounds exactly like The Men.
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April 1, 2015 on Palma Violets – “English Tongue”
Chance is the best.
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March 27, 2015 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
"Teenage Dream" is legitimately one of the best pop songs of the last 10 years. Maybe even THE best. I used to classify it as a guilty pleasure, but I don't even care any more. That song kills.
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March 26, 2015 on 30 Essential Max Martin Songs
Eddie and Alex went to my alma mater, Pasadena High School. I feel fortunate to have attended the school that likely inspired "Hot For Teacher."
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March 24, 2015 on Van Halen To Play Jimmy Kimmel In First U.S. TV Performance With David Lee Roth
I'm with you on the Death Cab album. My impression was that the singles were good, but the rest was honestly more mediocre than Codes & Keys, and that's saying something. Granted, I listened on my MacBook speakers, so that certainly didn't help.
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March 24, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
I really like the album, and I LOVE "Pedestrian At Best" and "Depreston." Even with this strong year for music, I think they're two of the absolute best songs of the year. But no other tracks on the album have really grabbed me in the same way as the two singles. Maybe things will change with time.
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March 24, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
This is powerful stuff. I always expect GY!BE albums to take a while to unlock and digest, but this one grabbed me on the first listen. Really good.
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March 24, 2015 on Stream Godspeed You! Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
Love these inclusions, and the top 2 is awesome. I have a soft spot for his earlier stuff, especially "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Pride and Joy."
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March 24, 2015 on The 10 Best Marvin Gaye Songs
That's the song that gets most commonly stuck in my head at random moments. "My firefly."
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March 23, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
I don't disagree that it's possibly fake, but how could they have edited the band names in later when the interviewees all say the names?
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March 18, 2015 on Watch Jimmy Kimmel Get SXSW Attendees To Rave About Vlad & The Putins, Cheez Wiz Khalifa, DJ Cialis, & Other Made-Up Acts
I was completely blown away by the sheer ambition and creativity on the album, but I just don't love it yet. I WANT to think the album is a masterpiece, really badly, but my prevailing feeling at the moment is as Tom said: "I miss hooks. I miss bars." And I also completely agree with his assessment that Kendrick is one of "rap’s great locked-in rhythmic technicians," which is why I absolutely love "The Blacker the Berry" and "King Kunta," but despite the musical brilliance and thematic transcendence of the rest of the album, it just leaves me wanting more bangers. And I honestly feel like a fool for saying that. I feel like the annoying picky eater who just wants macaroni and cheese off the kid's menu. But sometimes mac and cheese is freaking good. I think I'll come around. I'm going to really enjoy this album. It's just going to take some time.
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March 17, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
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March 13, 2015 on Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta”
I've been playing "Let it Happen" non-stop, and started thinking it's the best song of the year so far. Then just a few minutes ago, before seeing this post, I was just singing "let it happen, let it happen" to myself and was thinking how it sounded annoying while I was singing it. Then I thought maybe this song is actaully annoying, maybe it's not as good as I thought. Then I listened to it again and...NOPE, I was wrong, this song is super awesome. I'm so sorry Kevin Parker, I don't know what I was thinking. Forgive me.
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March 13, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Ryan, you hit the nail on the head with the TKOL's last 3 songs. "Codex," "Give Up the Ghost," and "Separator" are not just bright spots on a weak album -- they're absolutely beautiful. "Separator" was honestly as good of a closer as you can get. If only the whole album lived up to it.
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March 10, 2015 on In Defense Of The King Of Limbs
The first time I heard "Everything In Its Right Place" was an awesome experience. For me, my top 4 is: 1. Everything In Its Right Place 2. High and Dry 3. House of Cards 4. Airbag
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March 10, 2015 on 33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs