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Would you like the songs better if there was more reverb???
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July 21, 2017 on Grizzly Bear – “Neighbors”
All four songs they've released are pretty great. I don't understand what people don't like about them. Pitchfork complained "Three Rings" is too complicated and then Pitchfork complained "Mourning Sound" is too simple. It seems this is a case of expectations more than actual quality.
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July 21, 2017 on Grizzly Bear – “Neighbors”
The reason there is an occupation to begin with is because the surrounding Arab countries used Gaza, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights as staging grounds for a guerrilla war against Israel and its civilian population. Every time Israel pulls back - there is more violence against Israelis. Gaza is a great example of this phenomenon. The Arab world (and many who are part of the BDS movement) called for the withdrawal of Israel from Gaza. Israel withdrew, Hamas moved in - and now even Egypt restricts movement and trade with Gaza. The problem with BDS is that it is short sighted and focuses on ONLY Israel's role in the political and humanitarian crisis in the area - while Israel is really one player in a much broader situation that involves Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. The fact is - ISIS and the civil war in Syria may have more to do with a Palestinian / Israeli peace resolution than anything the BDS accomplishes...because the situation with ISIS and Syria forces all players to act in a unified manner to push back the threat ISIS entails.
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July 17, 2017 on Michael Stipe Shares Message In Support Of Radiohead’s Israel Show
That clip of "Doomed" live is pretty amazing.
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July 11, 2017 on Moses Sumney Announces Debut Album Aromanticism
I love Let Down - it never seems to get old for me...the bass, especially - and that climax. It is a perfect song - smack in the middle of that album.
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July 2, 2017 on OK Computer Turns 20
If St. Vincent is Hermoine who are Harry, Ron, Ginny, and Cho??? Who the hell is Dumbledore?
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July 2, 2017 on For Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary Perfume Genius Sorted Indie Musicians Into Hogwarts Houses
hahaha I mean Pink Rabbits...
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June 30, 2017 on The National – “Guilty Party” Video
Can we all agree that Pink Elephants is gold?
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June 30, 2017 on The National – “Guilty Party” Video
Both of the newly released songs are pretty amazing. There's kind of a "In Rainbows" vibe to this song...I'm surprised it wasn't included (in a reworked fashion) on that album.
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June 22, 2017 on Radiohead – “Man Of War” Video
Well, this hasn't gone well.
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June 15, 2017 on Mudhoney – “Neanderfuck”
Well, if it's in wikipedia... https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.npr.org%2Fassets%2Fimg%2F2017%2F04%2F13%2Fimg_6824_wide-0c8064bd4bc839dfcd356a71f560ef0e397c4b6c-s900-c85.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.npr.org%2Fsections%2Fallsongs%2F2017%2F04%2F14%2F522912245%2Fstream-kendrick-lamars-new-album-damn&docid=-mu6aW-MxuToaM&tbnid=Hy-xFB-vpicWsM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwicpL--xMDUAhVEsY8KHSZBDOsQMwhTKAswCw..i&w=900&h=506&client=safari&bih=749&biw=1421&q=damn&ved=0ahUKEwicpL--xMDUAhVEsY8KHSZBDOsQMwhTKAswCw&iact=mrc&uact=8
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June 15, 2017 on Mudhoney – “Neanderfuck”
Is Alice in Chains grunge? I doubt it - if that were the case then Face Lift would basically be the first grunge hit - which it clearly is not. I'm not even sure there is a track on Face Lift other than maybe "Sunshine" that would qualify in the least as grunge. The two acoustic albums aren't grunge - there are a few tracks on Dirt that could be considered grunge (like "would?") - but maybe that has more to do with "Singles" than anything else. Yes - they are from Seattle and they hung with Chris Cornell and Mike McMcready and Eddie Vedder - but Paul McCartney hung out with Eddie Vedder and he isn't grunge.
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June 15, 2017 on Mudhoney – “Neanderfuck”
...and Nicky Hopkins is STILL not in the Hall of Fame. By the way - the headline may be one of the least surprising headlines in the vaunted history of Stereogum.
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June 9, 2017 on Radiohead Are Not Thrilled About Their Imminent Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction: “I’d Rather Be Sitting At Home”
I don't really care what they do to promote releases or re-releases as long as they keep releasing great music. We are so lucky they are still together creating and performing. How many bands 20+ years into their existence have released anything as good as A Moon Shaped Pool?
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June 8, 2017 on Watch Radiohead Play “I Promise” For The First Time In 21 Years
Is the new album going in this direction? I like the beat, but I'd prefer unaltered vocals.
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June 8, 2017 on Car Seat Headrest Shares Inevitable Ricky Eat Acid “Diss Track”
It seems like they've been chasing Sprawl II for a while now.
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June 4, 2017 on Remember When Arcade Fire Were Good?
Sorry...this shit just chaps my ass. This doesn't even address the fact there are bigger conflicts impacting far more people in far worse ways than what is going on in Israel and the West Bank - and yet, we hear very little of those conflicts and far fewer artists writing missives imploring boycotts.
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April 24, 2017 on Thurston Moore, Roger Waters, Tunde Adebimpe, & More Urge Radiohead To Cancel Israel Show
Israel isn't an apartheid state. That's just a ridiculous position. They are an occupying nation - occupying the West Bank and the Golan Heights for security reasons. When they pull back from these security positions - bad things happen to Israel (see the Gaza pullout and its aftermath). Anyone who spends 15 minutes trying to understand the history in the region over the past 50 years or so could easily understand the Israeli position vis a vis security. Is this the best outcome for the people living in these territories? Obviously not, but Israel isn't the only actor in this conflict. Why isn't there a Jordan, Egyptian, or Saudi Arabia boycott? And how is Israel supposed to solve this conflict? Who is negotiating? And what of the past failed negotiations? Who takes responsibility for Yasser Arafat walking away from the 2000 Camp David negotiations -when he was basically offered everything he wanted? Who takes responsibility for what happened in Gaza? Israel isn't the only country trying to suffocate Hamas.
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April 24, 2017 on Thurston Moore, Roger Waters, Tunde Adebimpe, & More Urge Radiohead To Cancel Israel Show
What the fuck are you talking about?
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April 18, 2017 on Kendrick Lamar – “DNA” Video
uhhh...3 weeks. Wow - this whole comment section is fail.
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April 16, 2017 on LCD Sounsdystem Playing SNL Next Month
Is it safe to assume the new album will be out within the next two weeks?
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April 16, 2017 on LCD Sounsdystem Playing SNL Next Month
This isn't bad. I could do without the glossy over production, but the figure played by the piano is nice. Question - why do they need 3 months to release 4 more tracks?
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March 2, 2017 on Coldplay – “Hypnotised”
Bieber pretends to be a hack. Maybe he's lazy...but he does have some skills as a musician. It would be interesting if he REALLY tried to not be a pop star and create something of significant worth...or at least made a significantly important pop album. /judgmental
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October 31, 2016 on Justin Bieber Explains Why He Stormed Offstage In Manchester
Is this normal? Is this where we are going? Is there a line of connection from Beethoven to Wagner to Gershwin to Lennon to Bieber? What I mean to say - has it always been this way or are we becoming insanely more narcissistic? Is he actually saying anything? Summation - I will say the wrong things because I am undisciplined? Also - if he wrote that ahead of time - what would he have done if audience hadn't listened...and how does he know they actually understood him? Lastly - his grammar is terrible.
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October 31, 2016 on Justin Bieber Explains Why He Stormed Offstage In Manchester