Elvis vs. Shark

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This isn’t just my favorite Death Cab album, but my favorite album of all time. Ever. Out of everything. It’s the only album that I can listen to from beginning to end. And it’s kind of sad that DCFC (or anyone else) will never make a record like this ever again.

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August 28, 2015 on Plans Turns 10

“When I first heard that Ryan was going to be covering my entire album, I couldn’t believe it. He’s a really special guy, I admire him so much. He’s so talented and creative and unique and nice. This whole thing is so nice.”

As someone who has seen this sort of situation before, I guarantee you TayTay is friendzoning RyRy hard. Her reactions are exactly that of a girl who thinks this is really sweet of Adams, but is just not “into” him.

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August 21, 2015 on Taylor Swift Shares Excited Statement About Ryan Adams’ 1989 Covers Album

i don’t think anybody wants to make good music ever again.

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August 14, 2015 on Neon Indian – “Slumlord” + VEGA INTL. Night School Details

michael buble is also pretty hilarious.

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August 14, 2015 on Josh Groban Says You’ll Probably Get A Blow Job If You See Him In Concert

plb102 you should visit tumblr.

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August 14, 2015 on Josh Groban Says You’ll Probably Get A Blow Job If You See Him In Concert

Yeah and as much as I enjoy Adams’ music, this is kind of embarrassing. Not even that he’s recording it, but the constant faux-excited updates and gushing about the quality of the songs, some of which are not very good (…the praise for Out of the Woods is unmerited).

I’m still looking forward to at least a few of these covers but the tweets scream ulterior motive. I know a “Nice Guy” who pulls this kind of stuff all the time.

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August 12, 2015 on Preview Ryan Adams’ Heartbreaker-Style Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”

“Like 10 years ago could you ever picture Miley Cyrus talking about her gender fluidity and having her tits out?”

…..no, because she was 12 years old in 2005.

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August 8, 2015 on Miley Cyrus Takes A Shot At Taylor Swift In New Interview

YES X 1000000. Wonderful song.

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July 27, 2015 on The 31 Best U2 Non-Album Tracks

I didn’t read what O’ Connor said specifically, but music IS dead. Every new song that comes out nowadays follows at least one of five terrible trends:

1. Analog/lo-fi/”back to basics” sound
2. Unconventional song structure
3. Anti-climactic choruses
4. Monogenre
5. Late ’80s influenced sound

This song’s obviously gone with # 5, and is all the worse for it. Their debut was so great, one of the best of 2013, and they’re throwing that sound away to fit in with the cool kids. Go and listen to the new Kate Boy song (another formerly amazing band) and try and tell the difference.

It’s gotten to the point where I’m dreading new releases from all my favorite artists because the chance that they’ll avoid all five of these pitfalls is incredibly slim. The ONLY record so far in 2015 that’s been any good is Florence + The Machine’s new album, and even that has a bunch of formless clunkers on there. But today’s lower standards means that if a record has at least two good pop songs on it, it’s an A in my books.

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July 16, 2015 on Chvrches – “Leave A Trace”

the ankle bone’s connected to the….remote bone.

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July 5, 2015 on Watch Dave Grohl Play Foo Fighters’ 20th Anniversary Blowout From A Giant Motorized Throne

not hologram tupac

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June 30, 2015 on Preview Eminem’s “Phenomenal” Action Movie Music Video

if you follow it to the end you will find holographic tupac.

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June 30, 2015 on Some People Think The Grateful Dead Produced The Rainbow Seen At First Farewell Show

i hate this so much, especially in katy perry’s “wide awake” when she goes “when i woke up on, on the concrete”. ungggggggghhhh.

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June 26, 2015 on Uncle Kracker, Better Than Ezra, & Sugar Ray Join Forces For The Most ’90s Song Of 2015

Are we just revising history now? 2014 was the year without a summer song, I’m pretty sure that was established fact. I don’t wanna clog up this space with links but if you Google (or Bing, if you so prefer) “no song of the summer 2014″ you’ll find multiple articles about why this was. The prevailing theory was something about fragmented listenership due to streaming, and there’s a very good chance there will never be another “song of the summer” ever again. I mean there have barely been any “big” songs in 2015 to date. “Uptown Funk” is for sure one, and maybe a couple Taylor Swift singles, but that’s it. Nothing else has thoroughly permeated cultural consciousness.

Let’s face it folks, music is no longer valued commodity.

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June 25, 2015 on Mitski & Ryan Hemsworth Predict The Song Of The Summer 2015

“If you’ve been following their progression over the past three records, then what they have in store for the fourth may be a bit of a surprise.”

haha James Rettig are you on some kind of “herb”? Their progression has been pretty clearly leading this way. They started out as danceable math-rock, got darker and more post-punk on their second one, got bigger and more brash on their third one, and now have gone even more raw.

The song is not really my thing, but I admire that they didn’t go the minimalist-dance/ “Get Lucky” sound everyone else is doing.

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June 18, 2015 on Foals – “What Went Down”

For another song that’s on the “Get Lucky” bandwagon, it’s pretty great.

I was worried when the pre-chorus came in and the drums dropped out that we had yet another anti-climactic bomb on our hands but then the actual chorus came in and it was big and catchy and good. I’m glad Beck remembers that choruses are supposed to be the loud part of songs. The song structure in general sounds pretty old school, which I totally appreciate.

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June 15, 2015 on Beck – “Dreams”

Yeah, this is the first song of theirs I don’t like. Everything else so far has been great.

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June 5, 2015 on Keep Shelly In Athens – “Benighted” (Stereogum Premiere)

ha ha James Rettig are you on some sort of “herb”? The original isn’t stuck in second gear, it has a clearly defined verse and chorus, with the chorus louder (in “third gear”, as you might say)- as it should be in an upbeat song. It’s not a masterpiece, but it is a solid, cohesive, acceptable pop song. The remix on the other hand, is missing drums for half the track, has annoying messed up vocals, and has no defined structure. And is generally just awful.

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June 5, 2015 on Years & Years – “Shine (Danny L Harle Remix)”

That’s not a guy’s voice on the song, it’s just the girl’s voice pitched down.

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June 5, 2015 on Q&A: Galantis On Their Euphoric Debut Album Pharmacy + “In My Head” (Stereogum Premiere)