Josh Reichental

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October 5, 2015 on Hozier Is Suing Chilly Gonzales For Saying He Ripped Off Feist
Yeah, I feel like the song gets a lot of flack for being overplayed, as if that's the fault of the song and artist, rather than the goal of the either/both. I know at least in Ireland that there's a great celebration of a young Irish artist showcasing his talent and by virtue of that, Ireland's musicianship. I certainly don't think someone should be exempt from music criticism for any musical or non-musical reasons, but that said, I think that one by-product of an artist's success is a bitter dehumanising (partly due to how they are marketed) by their critics such that they are no longer seen as the real-human-musicians who write, record and regret songs, but rather as lucky bland vessels for sound. I think Hozier's album has a lot of great and good tracks and certainly shows promise for future albums. I don't think he deserves to be a target, at least not till he has the clout to deserve being targeted.
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October 5, 2015 on Hozier Is Suing Chilly Gonzales For Saying He Ripped Off Feist
I guess pre-emptively filling a defamation suit prevents Feist from starting an expensive law-suit later on, regardless of its validity. The tracks really are very different though, especially as the hooks of each song are not related. I'd say the verses are no more or less similar than any two 'four-chord' songs.
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October 5, 2015 on Hozier Is Suing Chilly Gonzales For Saying He Ripped Off Feist
Twitter is like if someone developed a funnel that filtered the waste products from the engine of your brain, and diluted it down to 140 characters. I feel like if any of these people -all of whom I think I like?- actually talked their issues out, even in the most banal way, they would come to more reasonable conclusions than these teenage-'you know who you are'-vaguebooking antics.
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August 26, 2015 on Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste Deletes Twitter Account Amid Backlash For Taylor Swift Comments
This is exciting, I can't wait to see it (if it ever gets a traditional form of release?), one of my favourite directors and probably my favourite musician. Is there any word on when the album will be out?
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August 21, 2015 on Paul Thomas Anderson Made A Film About Jonny Greenwood’s Indian Recording Sessions
I like that in this discussion about plagiarism and 'stealing' ideas you have quoted someone who was quoting someone who was quoting someone. :D Let the ideas run free!
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July 15, 2015 on Miguel Credits Billy Corgan On Song That Sorta Sounds Like “1979”
Diet Cig sounds like a sarcastically PC name-change that could have occurred after the Viet Cong debacle earlier this year.
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July 11, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Chapter 18: But Is It All She Needs? - 15 Steps to Keeping Your Partner Satisfied
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May 12, 2015 on Thom Yorke’s On The Cover Of An Iranian Book About Sex And Relationship Problems
This is truly excellent. Bright, energetic, zany yet contained. I really hope these guys become an 'indie' staple; new albums being eagerly anticipated for years to come. The quality of song-writing and experimentation on this album suggests that they are more than capable.
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April 21, 2015 on Stream Speedy Ortiz Foil Deer
When I'm trying to convince a soured-by-Kanyeism friend to give Kanye a chance, I tend to go with Mama's Boyfriend or Roses to hook them; his arrogance and sincerity are two sides of the same coin.
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April 7, 2015 on Watch Kanye West Rap With His Late Mother In A Newly Surfaced Home Movie
It's telling, that in a week of such great music, the worst comment of the week only got -13 points. Creativity breeds positivity y'all.
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March 27, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
You don't realise how much you miss listening to new music by an artist till they release something like this.
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March 23, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
'People Who Don't Like Rap Music Protest Against Rapper' (An insult to music fans all over the world? What does that even mean?)
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March 17, 2015 on British Fans Petition To Keep Kanye West From Headlining Glastonbury
The only similarity I can hear is the guitar figuration, which is as common a trope as any in RnB.
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March 15, 2015 on Jermaine Dupri: “Ciara’s New Single Is A Complete Rip-Off Of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad'”
I would love a list of the best Radiohead covers, full-discography. My favourites being: Punch Brother's 'Packt Like Sardines...' [] (or in fact any of their RH covers, or any of their music, they are excellent), Brad Meldhau 'Jigsaw Falling into Place' [], Hanson's 'Optomistic' [] (Yes you heard me!) and of course Hard N' Phirm's 'Rodeohead' []
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March 13, 2015 on 20 Covers Of Radiohead’s “Creep,” Rated
A good way to slowly stop that ache would be to push his fingers into his eyes. It's a home remedy but it really does the job.
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March 13, 2015 on Slipknot Guitarist Stabbed In The Head By His Brother
I would love to see another one of these. Finding this, the Bjork one, and the fun Remix album were some of what drew me to the site back when I was a teen. As far as as I know the only other ones commissioned were for 'Is This It' and 'Automatic for the People'. We want more! :D I could even digest a different Radiohead album in tribute form.... :)
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March 12, 2015 on Stereogum Presents… OKX: A Tribute To OK Computer
Last Flowers to the Hospital, The Amazing Sounds of an Orgy and Banana Co. are the ones I wish were on this list. But who cares, this list is awesome and has reminded me of Maquiladora :D
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March 11, 2015 on 30 Essential Radiohead Non-Album Tracks
That Middle-of-the-Road comment is way off the mark because it creates a false dichotomy between 'real' experimental music and pop. They are saying that Radiohead is neither and therefore is a poor man's version of both, when actually they are -both- and that's what makes them so endlessly enjoyable to listen to. A good Radiohead song/album is neither as derivative as contemporary-pop (often is) nor as meandering as experimental music. They artfully organise interesting ideas instead of merely laying them out, or jamming around them.
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March 11, 2015 on Meredith Graves Interviews Her Dad About Radiohead
I really don't want to see that; I find when someone especially dislikes something that is particularly dear to me I always end up feeling personally hurt, like, 'What do you mean you don't like that part of my personality? I thought we were friends?' And music taste is as much a part of our ego as our sense of humour or anything else, so finding out that a musician you respect profoundly dislikes something which you could not imagine existing as you currently do without, is immensely disappointing. Much like discovering you have much less in common with your friend than you once thought and now you are slowly drifting apart..... I realise the consensus will be to want to see this list, and it is your obligation to appease the masses, but I shall avert my eyes!
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March 10, 2015 on 33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs