Michael O'Neill

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

Comments from Michael O'Neill

I never had an AIM but technically my Spotify name to this day is RHCPfan96. It was also my Sporcle name.
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May 19, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I did include Let the Flames Begin! And I tend to favor their older sound a bit more, which is why I left Part II off.
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May 17, 2017 on The 10 Best Paramore Songs
MY TIME HAS COME 1. Decode 2. Careful 3. All I Wanted 4. Misery Business 5. Let the Flames Begin 6. Pressure 7. Ignorance 8. Born For This 9. For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic 10. Hard Times Bonus 5 because I really do like Paramore this much: 11. Ain't It Fun 12. That's What You Get 13. Told You So 14. Still Into You 15. Hallelujah
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May 17, 2017 on The 10 Best Paramore Songs
Thankfully in the digital age there are copies of it lying around everywhere. It won't be any more mythologized than something like Tool where you can't find it on streaming services/iTunes/etc
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May 15, 2017 on PWR BTTM Dropped By Label Amid Assault Allegations
Late to share it here but here's the one I made last week https://open.spotify.com/user/rhcpfan96/playlist/2k0bUTSdesFbShj7plv62q
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May 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Columbus Theatre in Providence said the show was cancelled on Saturday, but didn't indicate whether they or PWR BTTM were the ones to cancel.
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May 15, 2017 on PWR BTTM Reportedly Cancel Entire Tour
Apparently all of the music is going to be taken off streaming services as well.
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May 13, 2017 on PWR BTTM Dropped By Label Amid Assault Allegations
Congratulations! What are you getting a doctorate in?
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May 12, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
No prob! I'm seeing him tomorrow night in Boston, gonna be so great.
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May 12, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This helps. Thank you for sharing.
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May 12, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Glad I avoided the PWR BTTM comment threads until more info came out. Anyone who knows me knows they were a super important band to me, both in terms of their music and what they supposedly stood for. "Big Beautiful Day" felt so powerful to me, like such a release. I'm obviously devstated for the survivors, but I also feel let down and frankly betrayed by a group I put so much personal and emotional investment into. I don't know where I'm gonna find that sort of connection again, and even if I do I might be slower to latch on given what happened here.
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May 12, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
The vocal harmonies on this are fantastic as always, and I think they've added some new dynamics with the drums and the heavier guitars. Really loving this.
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May 12, 2017 on Stream Girlpool Powerplant
Agreed. It's an album about cycles, about not able to escape addiction, about having ups and downs.
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May 11, 2017 on DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Shares Regrets In First Interview Since Rehab
Me overwhelmed by the last two weeks of great music like https://media.giphy.com/media/zURIUWUpP0HSM/giphy.gif
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May 9, 2017 on Album Of The Week: PWR BTTM Pageant
They're playing Boston Calling at the end of the month, wouldn't be surprised if they had a new single before then.
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May 7, 2017 on Sigur Rós’ ‘Norður Og Niður’ Coming Soon
I don't know where this is coming from but... The Strokes Bloc Party The Killers Interpol The Bravery (who I like more than most people seem to)
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May 6, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Thank you so so much for this.
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May 5, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
If I have to be uncool to listen to HAIM... Oh who am I kidding, I'm already uncool. BRING ON THE HAIM!
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May 5, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
It's just so incredibly powerful to me. We've had album after album of Mike pouring out his soul, exposing his pain and showing us his scars. Then Otherside starts, and it sounds hopeful for a little bit - and then BAM. That explosion of sound hits, and it sounds like triumph, happiness, and light all in one. He's come out of the depths and, in that one moment, reached a level of bliss that only the lucky of us can say we've felt. As soon as that explosion happens, that entire realization hit me all at once, and I was overwhelmed.
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May 5, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Start with Souvlaki. It's miles ahead of their other albums (which are still great!) and I actually like it more than Loveless.
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May 5, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I cried the first listen to "Otherside." I have never cried at a song before that I can remember, but I cried to "Otherside."
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May 5, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Pond's album is great and shouldn't be overlooked either
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May 5, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Last night Emmanuel Macron easily won the French Election debate. Today Morrissey says Le Pen won the debate. This is precisely the reason why aging rock stars cannot be trusted to tell the truth. Their private agendas are more important than facts, reality, or their duty to the people.” Mikey O 5 May 2017.
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May 5, 2017 on Morrissey: Mainstream Media Won’t Admit Marine Le Pen Won French Election Debate
Read elsewhere that apparently the security people (dudes in suits) thought the first person (not in suit) was a stage-rusher when he actually was on the event staff
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May 5, 2017 on Dancing Pikachu Violently Dragged Offstage :(
Flattered tbh I'll overlook the bestiatlity joke just this once
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May 5, 2017 on Liam Gallagher’s Son Trolls Him With Blur T-Shirt
I like this a whole bunch. Also!!!! The new album has twelve songs!!!!
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May 4, 2017 on Japanese Breakfast – “Machinist” Video
This is the part where I reassert how excellent Paramore have always been
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May 3, 2017 on Paramore – “Told You So” Video