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Stephin Merritt Albums From Worst To Best

"Relating to other people has always struck me as the most overrated of pleasures." Stephin Merritt said this in a 2015 issue of…
Doug Bleggi | March 13, 2017 - 12:33 pm

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What Kim Gordon’s Girl In A Band Reveals About The End Of Her Marriage And The Last Days Of Sonic Youth

In David Browne's 2008 biography of Sonic Youth, Goodbye 20th Century, he writes on the group's lasting stability: …
Doug Bleggi | February 4, 2015 - 1:50 pm

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I run an indie dance party in Brooklyn. It's called Young Adult Friction. As for weddings, I tailor it to whatever the bride and groom likes, but most of my clients are people who want parties like YAF.
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March 10, 2017 on Sound Of Silver Turns 10
I DJ'd a wedding once that closed out with "All My Friends." The bride and groom's friends raised the two of them up on their shoulders and they crowd surfed across the dance floor. It's the pinnacle of my career.
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March 10, 2017 on Sound Of Silver Turns 10
Great list, but also worth noting the EXTRAS cameo from their xmas special/series finale.
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December 26, 2016 on Praying For Time: 20 Incredible George Michael Moments
Was indeed waiting for the Bends comparison as its something I have likened to it a lot in that it perfects alt country and moves on (as The Bends perfects straight up alternative rock before moving forward). A.M. in many ways is also like a very listenable warm up record akin to Pablo Honey.
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October 28, 2016 on Being There Turns 20
Does Crosby have a problem with Kanye saying he's a god? "I think someone should drive him, right now, to heaven so that he understands who the real one is."
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October 27, 2016 on Watch David Crosby Talk Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, & Britney Spears On Watch What Happens Live
Abruzzese played every show associated with Ten, as well as played on and co-wrote on Vs. and Vitalogy (and he toured for Vs. as well), both of which were crucial records to their career, more so than any record that followed. He is the peak-era Pearl Jam drummer and I think someone else on this thread pointed out, he is part of why they are what they are today. And also, yeah, throw Jack Irons a bone too cause he rules.
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October 19, 2016 on Pearl Jam’s Un-Nominated Third Drummer Asks Them To “Do The Right Thing” If They Get Inducted Into Rock Hall
Not sure which part you're disagreeing with or just all of it, to which I don't know what to tell you other than what I posted again.
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October 19, 2016 on Pearl Jam’s Un-Nominated Third Drummer Asks Them To “Do The Right Thing” If They Get Inducted Into Rock Hall
R&R hall of fame is a sham anyway but yeah, Abruzzese was in the band before Ten even came out and is crucial to the sound of their most relevant years. All the drummers who played on records should be inducted, but especially Abruzzese.
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October 19, 2016 on Pearl Jam’s Un-Nominated Third Drummer Asks Them To “Do The Right Thing” If They Get Inducted Into Rock Hall
Let Love In, if we consider the Bad Seeds nucleus of Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, and Blixa Bargeld to be enough of the same band that made From Her to Eternity 10 years prior.
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September 9, 2016 on New Adventures In Hi-Fi Turns 20
The Bride is her best album WHATS UP
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September 1, 2016 on Bat For Lashes – “Joe’s Dream” Video
I'm assuming this is a "But Who's Buying?" article -- has anyone else noticed that this and Michael's last post about festivals were not tagged as such? It's annoying mainly because it doesn't come up in the Features feed, which is a convenient way to have them all in one place. Is this a glitch and am I the only person annoyed by this?
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August 6, 2016 on Skewed VIEWS: The Huge Truth About Drake’s Record-Breaking Chart Run
there's "first taste" video??
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July 22, 2016 on Tidal Turns 20