Comments from Danny Alarcon

amazing write up! Seriously had so much fun reading that because you share so many of the same sentiments for Led Zeppelin that I do. And I'm really glad to see so many fans respond to this too Zeppelin is arguably the reason why I got so obsessed with music in the first place. I loved the list, and while I might not agree completely with it the fact you took so much time to revisit the cataloag and actually put some deep thought into your choices is something I respect. Any band that has this many classic has no right answer to a worst to best but heres mine 1. IV 2. Led Zeppelin I 3. Led Zepelin III 4. Houses of the Holy 5. Led Zeppelin II 6. Physical Grafitti 7. In Through the Out Door 8. Coda 9. Presence Also its worth noting that my favorite songs have always been the folkier side of Zeppelin. To me thats where theyve always proven that they weren't just some rock staple but they had fully creative personalities also. Favorite songs would have to be "Bron-Yr-Aur", "That's the Way", and "Going to California"
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October 29, 2014 on Led Zeppelin Albums From Worst To Best
kind of like this better than anything on New Moon this track is tight!
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January 8, 2014 on The Men – “Pearly Gates”
for once I agree with Tyler. I'm glad he's aware that selling out is for, well, sellouts. I don't even care if he keeps making mediocre music as long as he loves it. Damn, Tyler totally inspiring me right now.
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October 30, 2013 on Tyler, The Creator Goes Off On Will.I.Am
I actually just saw real estate last night at the Troubadour and they played some new songs that I was really into. With an added keyboard their sound is tighter, more mature, and sounds a lot fuller than "Days". As much as you can lump them into one of these bands that don't do anything to stray away from their sound I think that with their new material they are instead choosing to expand and fully form their sound. This is what I love to see in a band. I love to see them grow and master their sound rather than just settle for what "works". Bands like Best Coast are just the type of music you put on when you have a girl in the car or just need something a little less challenging to listen to after indulging in some more high brow stuff. Not to say that there is anything wrong with this approach because I believe these type of bands will always be needed for balance, but at the same time I wish they would try to dig a little deeper into what they are capable of especially with the song writing. True artists to me seem like the type of people who know that music is limitless and always changing, and whether or not they conform to the changes is up to them but they always improve their sound regardless of whether it fits the times. Best Coast just don't seem like they're trying very hard I guess. Also, with the Strokes argument (and all other bands that start off ridiculously good and kind of fizzle out) I think you can draw comparisons to what happens to a lot of rappers once they make in the big time. Being young and unknown allows you to write really good songs because, well, you kind of have to if you want to make it. Once you make it as an accomplished musician you either thrive or lose the very thing that made you great in the first place. It happens to most bands and its kind of painful to see bands try to carry on when its clearly time to just start a new project. There are really only a handful of bands that I think can truly just keep spittin out the same record more or less (Dino Jr. being a heavyweight in that category) but with "Fade Away" I think Best Coast will just fall under my radar until they dig a little deeper into their abilities as artists.
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October 23, 2013 on Deconstructing: Best Coast And “It All Sounds The Same”
Just another case of hip hop offending people. She does make a valid point ,however, because he was all the things she says which are all obviously bad habits for kids to follow. But as the above comment mentioned whenever kids think of Thomas Jefferson they think about the president and not all the dirty stuff in his past. In that respect people should realize his hip hop ingenuity and talent just overlap his criminal tendencies. Obviously not everyone can appreciate hip hop but maybe people should keep an open mind to more than just the stereotypes that accompany hip hop. I do think Big Poppa Blvd would be way cooler name than Christopher Wallace Way
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October 17, 2013 on Brooklyn Community Board Objects To Notorious B.I.G. Street Corner Proposal
A lot of people are giving Greg Ginn shit for all this, and I admit this lawsuit and dispute seems childish , but I still respect this man for all he did for the punk movement in the 80's. No band is perfect but Black Flag is incredibly dysfunctional, which is what I think always made them great.
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October 11, 2013 on Greg Ginn Loses Lawsuit Against FLAG
two really different approaches, I'm not sure which I like more. I've always been a sucker for softer voices but hearing Love's version kind of transported me to the 90's for a second. Songs aside I still think Courtney love is crazy and has said and done some of the most embarrassing things, for Lord to capitalize on her drama with Love seems like a logical move to promote her book.
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October 11, 2013 on Mary Lou Lord, Courtney Love Disagree On Which Of Them Is A Cat Killer
solid list, I've always been impartial to Mass Romantic so a little dissapointed "Jackie" and "The Fake Headlines" didn't make the cut, but with such a inherently good pop song writting band its hard to go wrong with any choices. "Letter From An Occupant" is probably my favorite Neko Case song that she ever did with them!
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October 11, 2013 on The 10 Best New Pornographers Songs
Albini is so down for the music. really glad I came across this today :)
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September 26, 2013 on Read Steve Albini’s Four-Page In Utero Proposal
what a sincere apology
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September 12, 2013 on Win Butler Apologizes For Austin Reflektor Graffiti
definitely an album you can throw on anytime and enjoy it. I was always turned off by he cover art but the album is so well crafted and her vocals and songwritting are top notch. 6"1, Help Me Mary, and Shatter are my personal favorites but this is just one of those 5 star albums where there are really great moments and not a single bad one.
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June 22, 2013 on Exile In Guyville Turns 20
definitely one of the upcoming releases that i'm most excited about :D
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June 11, 2013 on Neko Case – “Man” (Feat. M. Ward)
new partner always strikes a certain sensitive spot when it comes on.
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May 14, 2013 on Will Oldham Albums From Worst To Best
This makes me wish I would have taken arts and crafts more seriously.
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May 8, 2013 on Northern Bells – “Animal Kingdom” Video
I always wondered how people didn't react this way to all the carl's jr. commericals...
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May 1, 2013 on Pepsi Pulls Tyler, The Creator’s Mountain Dew Commercial
yaaaay, this list is solid! Built to Spill was one of the first 90's indie bands that I was introduced to and Keep It Like A Secret is in my top 25 of all time :)
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May 1, 2013 on Built To Spill Albums From Worst To Best
if only musicians were paid like movie stars
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April 22, 2013 on Deconstructing: Jason Molina, Uninsured Musicians, And The Importance Of Health Care
you forgot to smoke a bowl.
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October 16, 2012 on Album Of The Week: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
the first four years.
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August 25, 2012 on Fugazi Albums From Worst To Best