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Newsom and Samberg, that would make for an interesting Lonely Island collaboration! They certainly have plenty of room to rehearse!

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/07/41_photos_inside_andy_samberg_and_joanna_newsoms_mindblowing_moorcrest_estate.php

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August 15, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Great piece, at least until the end where yer unhealthy obsession with Deafheaven weakens your point! Glad you at least acknowledge doom, and the upcoming high profile releases from YOB and Pallbearer. But there’s so much more! Try Serpent Venom and Moab for starters. http://fastnbulbous.com/doom-goes-boom-in-june/

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July 3, 2014 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – June 2014

That one in the dreads in the front was the soul of the group. I’ll wait to see if they call her.

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June 28, 2014 on Babes In Toyland Reunion Is On

None of the bands I cited have looked bored in the performances I witnessed. Boris may act aloof but you just know they’re freakin’ stoked.

I’ve seen plenty of electronica performances, and with the exception of Amon Tobin, I’ve always gotten bored, and always wanted to leave early. There’s a reason MDMA is so strongly associated with IDM (and lately, mainstream pop). People need the drugs to get through those boring-ass performances!

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September 21, 2013 on Deconstructing: Chvrches, Icona Pop, And The Decline Of Guitar Rock

I have enjoyed electronic music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ’til now. But to say it makes guitars irrelevant is to say that nutritious pills/goo makes gourmet meals irrelevant, or cybersex/masturbation with various synthetic substitutes is better than actual f***ing. It may be less risky, but it certainly isn’t more satisfying. No matter how elaborate their light shows and gimmicks, electronica performances are pretty much never as exciting as watching musicians who can play actual instruments. I don’t care if 100% of the pop artists abandon guitars, as it makes the music I love — heavy stoner/doom/psych rock and metal, all the more rare and special. See Colour Haze, Ufomammut, Graveyard, Witchcraft, Motorpsycho, Electric Wizard, Elder, Gojira, Mastodon, Baroness, Torche, etc.

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September 21, 2013 on Deconstructing: Chvrches, Icona Pop, And The Decline Of Guitar Rock

I love most of Waits’ albums except for Closing Time and Nighthawks. Those are so consistently overrated, while The Black Rider remains inexplicably underrated. I don’t understand how Bone Machine gets praise and high ranking for its experimentation, while Rider is more or less dismissed. At worst its the beautiful, haunting companion album to the more gnarly Bone Machine, and highlights like “November” are unmatched.

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September 10, 2013 on Tom Waits Albums From Worst To Best

Given all the similar lists by MOJO, RS, Spin, MOJO, etc. etc., this is pretty redundant, but not horrible as a list for people who don’t really listen to all that much music. So not much point in pointing out that it’s missing anything that suggests the wonderful vastness of great music, but still I gotta say I’m surprised by the total absence of Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks!

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June 28, 2013 on Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Greatest Albums Ever

Nice piece, even though ranking QOTSA debut at #8 is batshit bonkers. It’s just as much a classic as the top four. I always felt Lullabies was weaker, only recently was able to make it all the way through without snoozing and enjoyed it a bit more. Still their weakest though. …Like Clockwork is #1 album of the week on Billboard, cheers to that!

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June 15, 2013 on Josh Homme Albums From Worst To Best

I like the Grand Magus a lot too. Other great trad metal that was neglected in the list were Castle, Witch Mountain, Venomous Maximus, The Sword, Alunah and Windhand (and Christian Mistress which I mention in my other reply).

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November 20, 2012 on Decibel’s Top 40 Albums Of 2012

I love Decibel, but can’t pretend to understand any of their year-end lists. I also can’t believe Dawnbringer were dissed. Makes no sense, given how great the new one is. I’m glad to see the Baroness album up there after the beatdowns it received, but it’s even higher than I’d expect! Pleasantly surprised to see Witchcraft and Royal Thunder up high, but then where are Graveyard and Christian Mistress? Neurosis are cool of course, but their labelmates/buds Ufomammut kick the shit out of that album. Similarly, I’d take the Conan album over Pallbearer’s, which I like, but would rate it down closer to the Saint Vitus.

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November 20, 2012 on Decibel’s Top 40 Albums Of 2012

Definitely a clinic on how NOT to cover a song by stripping “Rhiannon” of all passion. Royal Thunder would have f’in’ nailed it! They should have just included the cover by Zeke.

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July 19, 2012 on Best Coast – “Rhiannon” (Fleetwood Mac Cover)