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Oh and Flight of the Conchords! Perfect for excitedly showing your dorm roommates on this new thingy called YouTube. I just added one to the playlist.

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September 5, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

When I was a freshman, I “named my price” and bought In Rainbows, I discovered the Black Keys’ Rubber Factory, debut albums came out for Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Fleet Foxes, AND Bon Iver (probably the greatest 1-2-3-4 punch of debut albums in a year EVER), I saw Spoon live and fell in love with them, “Stronger” by Kanye came out and played at every Cal football game, the Kooks were good (remember them?!), Across the Universe came out and my friends knew I was obsessed with the Beatles so we all saw it and even though I was expecting to hate the cover versions I loved them, LCD Soundsystem’s “Someone Great” blew my mind, I bought Nick Drake’s Pink Moon and it was the most gorgeous piece of music I’d ever heard…..

tl;dr Music during your freshman year of college is absolutely the best. Or maybe 2007-2008 is just absolutely the best.

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September 5, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Your point of Miley’s doe-eyed, precious treatment of “cliches like fresh revelations” is spot on. Reminds me of myself in 9th grade when, after my most notable CD purchases were Sugar Ray and the Shrek soundtrack, I “discovered” classic rock and would boldly proclaim to anyone who would listen that all music made after 1980 was “crap.”

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September 3, 2015 on The Week In Pop: Making Sense Of Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz

It’s kind of a straight rip-off of the Drums (who, admittedly, aren’t the most original band either), but I really like it.

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September 3, 2015 on Day Wave – “Come Home Now”

Oh nice, I missed that one. Summer vacations, man. Thanks for pointing it out.

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September 3, 2015 on The Unflinching Gaze Of Chvrches

I’ll be sure to read this, but GUYS, I’m digging the formatting.

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September 3, 2015 on The Unflinching Gaze Of Chvrches

Okay here goes nothing…

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August 28, 2015 on Justin Bieber’s New Single “What Do You Mean” Is Really Great

For real though, how do you get an image to display? What other tags do you need to add? I’ve never known how to do it on Stereogum and I’ve always refrained for fear of humiliation.

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August 28, 2015 on Justin Bieber’s New Single “What Do You Mean” Is Really Great

That top 3 is gold.

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August 28, 2015 on Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2015

Yeah, but it was also way worse than it could have been.

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August 28, 2015 on Justin Bieber’s New Single “What Do You Mean” Is Really Great

Beautiful writing, James. Thanks for your thoughts. I agree that Plans is uniquely tied to the moments when you first heard it. Also just wanted to give my love to “Summer Skin.” The bass line on that song is my favorite element of the whole album.

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August 28, 2015 on Plans Turns 10

I actually really like T Swift, but “Cool I’m not gonna be able to sleep tonight or ever again and I’m going to celebrate today every year as a holiday. I’M CALM” is just too much.

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August 20, 2015 on Taylor Swift Shares Excited Statement About Ryan Adams’ 1989 Covers Album

I get that “insta-nostalgia” feeling from Real Estate as well. It’s truly an elusive and remarkable quality that only a few bands have.

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August 20, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Beach House Depression Cherry

Saw there were 50+ comments, was expecting a lot of jokes and gifs and “hands thrown up in despair,” but instead there are tons of insightful, interesting comments and observations.

I love both ends of that spectrum, and Stereogum commenters do well on both ends. That’s why I keep coming back here.

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August 18, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Carly Rae Jepsen E•MO•TION

“No No No” was slightly underwhelming to me, but I’m loving this one. I’m excited.

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August 18, 2015 on Beirut – “Gibraltar” Video

The instrumental part in the last minute and a half is giving me Magical Mystery Tour era Beatles vibes.

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August 17, 2015 on Deerhunter – “Snakeskin” Video + Fading Frontier Details

The Sufjan Stevens, Tame Impala, Jamie xx, Courtney Barnett, Kendrick Lamar, Father John Misty, Sleater-Kinney, Miguel, Vince Staples, Natalie Prass, Alabama Shakes, Donnie Trumpet, and Viet Cong releases have been enough to convince me that 2015 is incredible.

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August 17, 2015 on Chvrches – “Leave A Trace” Video

The three that immediately come to mind for me are Wilco’s “Heavy Metal Drummer,” Real Estate’s “It’s Real,” and Spoon’s “Don’t You Evah.”

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August 14, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

I tried to do the same, but realized I was subconsciously trying to find Phil Collins.

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August 14, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments