Michael O'Neill

I write for college publications at brownpoliticalreview.org and bsidemagazine.org

Comments from Michael O'Neill

My mom & I got really close to being on that new Beat Shazam show. Last night a couple (who started grinding to Meghan Trainor, mind you) won $1,000,000 by knowing "Shout" by Tears for Fears. Needless to say we are fuming.
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June 23, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
[sustained laughter] and [sinister laughter] killed me. Great piece, RJ. Woodward and Bernstein better watch their backs.
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June 21, 2017 on Nick Hexum Addresses 311 Truther Rumors, Talks New Album
Based on their set at Boston Calling a few years back, I'm still pumped to hear the studio version of "Nothing's Wrong"
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June 20, 2017 on Haim – “Little Of Your Love”
Hey at least you spelled my name right, that's all I can ask for
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June 16, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Emotion kind of did for me with pop too. Way way back The Suburbs turned me onto indie after me thinking it was too weird for me.
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June 16, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I'm actually not on any meds for it due to a handful of factors, but that sounds awful and I'm sorry :(
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June 16, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Really glad you got a correct diagnosis. I have OCD so I totally get the whole people casually misusing the term and downplaying the actual disease, especially since the kind I have is much more internal than what people usually think of. Plus in college people pop xanax/adderall super casually, so again I know how it feels. Hope you come by and say hi more often!
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June 16, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Love this list. Gonna have to do some digging on the artists I didn't recognize. Here's a handful of new-school shoegaze-adjacent tracks that go along with this list pretty well IMO: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Belong" DIIV - Bent (Roi's Song) Melody's Echo Chamber - "Endless Shore" Beach House - "Sparks" Big Troubles - "Misery" The Joy Formidable - "The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade" Lowtide - "Whale" Pity Sex - "Burden You" Girls - "Morning Light" Also, it's over 20 years old so definitely not new school, but I will always go to bat for Julianna Hatfield's "Simplicity Is Beautiful" as one of the most perfect songs and guitar solos of the 1990's.
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June 14, 2017 on 31 Essential Shoegaze Tracks
"Drown" is the best Smashing Pumpkins shoegaze track IMO
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June 14, 2017 on 31 Essential Shoegaze Tracks
Never have I regretted an upvote more than when I realized those were greater than signs and not less than signs
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June 13, 2017 on Lorde, Please Don’t Stop Instagramming Onion Rings
Probably means The Jesus and Mary Chain
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June 12, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Ride Weather Diaries
Are you implying J-Boy isn't an absolute summer jam because it is
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June 9, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
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June 9, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Bought tix for Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile yesterday, but the show's not until November.
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June 9, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Metacritic told me Belly had an upcoming album and I got so excited before I realized it wasn't the band
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June 9, 2017 on DJ Khaled Shares Absurdly Star-Studded Grateful Tracklist
This is the best piece of humor writing I've read in a long while, thank you so much for writing it
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June 9, 2017 on A Somewhat Surprising Morning At The Chainsmokers’ Pop-Up Shop
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June 9, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
Actually, I take it back. The fact that the Cash Me Outside girl has the foresight to cancel a month ahead of time but Frank waits until the last week is pretty damning.
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June 8, 2017 on “Cash Me Outside” Girl Postpones Two-Date Tour
Frank Ocean's got nothing on this
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June 8, 2017 on “Cash Me Outside” Girl Postpones Two-Date Tour
First rock concert was the Foos. Will always have a soft-spot for them, and Dave's drumming is undeniable. 1. Everlong 2. Best of You 3. Monkey Wrench 4. In Your Honor 5. I Should Have Known 6. The Pretender 7. Rope 8. Up In Arms 9. Times Like These 10. End Over End HM's to This Is A Call, Enough Space, All My Life, But Honestly, and No Way Back
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June 7, 2017 on The 10 Best Foo Fighters Songs
"I Should Have Known" was the ballad on Wasting Light that grabs me
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June 7, 2017 on The 10 Best Foo Fighters Songs
I was probably going to buy tickets either way, but Janet Weiss drumming makes this a must-see for me now.
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June 7, 2017 on Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett Announce Collaborative Album, Tour
Well this is just lovely
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June 7, 2017 on Japanese Breakfast – “Boyish”
Hmmm, I don't feel embarrassed. Thanks for the heads up though.
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
Oh I didn't even think of putting my song list here too! 1. Perfume Genius - "Otherside" 2. Kendrick Lamar - "DNA." 3. Frank Ocean - "Chanel" 4. Perfume Genius - "Slip Away" 5. White Reaper - "Judy French" 6. Calvin Harris - "Slide" 7. Kendrick Lamar - "FEAR." 8. Jay Som - "One More Time, Please" 9. Jay Som - "For Light" 10. Allison Crutchfield - "Dean's Room"
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
I'll start the thread where we all share our own, yes? 1. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. 2. Perfume Genius - No Shape 3. Jay Som - Everybody Works 4. Slowdive - Slowdive 5. Charly Bliss - Guppy 6. The xx - I See You 7. Beach Fossils - Somersault 8. Girlpool - Powerplant 9. Cloud Nothings - Life Without Sound 10. White Reaper - The World's Best American Band
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far