Michael O'Neill

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

Comments from Michael O'Neill

This may be my favorite thing ever posted on the site
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August 22, 2017 on Here Is Stereogum’s Solar Eclipse Playlist
Agreed with all of this. I love all of the last three before this one, though I think there's a major difference in those albums had a heavy emphasis on moments (the first "YEAH!" in "Sowing Season," the first breakout on "You Stole," etc.) whereas this one is a lot more about overall atmosphere. I don't think it will challenge TDAGARIM, but I think it's well on par with Daisy and Deja Entendu. Also, I kinda love the dialogue/archival recordings. Give it a super eerie feeling, especially at the beginning, that dare I say reminds me a little bit of Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
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August 21, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Brand New Science Fiction
I interpreted it as him pointing out how fucked up the whole atomic bomb thing is. But it's not super clear which is like the first rule of satire/sarcasm.
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August 19, 2017 on Stream Brand New Science Fiction
No no sorry Devil and God is my clear-cut #1. Daisy is #2 but Science Fiction might soon overtake it.
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August 19, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I have it neck and neck with Daisy for my #2 right now. Time will tell.
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August 18, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I try to be funny and get +3, and just give an honest statement and make SUD. Lesson of the day: I'm not funny. Also, I agree with Bloc's pooping.
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August 18, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
The cutoff is October 1st, which is why the end of September always has so many big releases.
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August 18, 2017 on Taylor Swift’s Social Media Profiles Are Now Just A Blank Space
Are sure-fire way to make people know you're smart and tough is to throw the word "bitch" into sentences as often as possible
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August 18, 2017 on Gene Simmons To Critics Of His Devil Horns Trademark Attempt: “Bitch, I Can Do Anything I Want”
It is taking every bone in my body to not go to the leak, and I don't wanna spend money on the digital download just to have it go up on Spotify at midnight. GAH this is agonizing.
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August 17, 2017 on Brand New’s Fifth Album Science Fiction Is Out Now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLKM3AZJ6ag
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August 17, 2017 on Brand New’s Fifth Album Science Fiction Is Out Now
You clearly haven't heard the last two albums if you think they're mall emo
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August 17, 2017 on Brand New’s Fifth Album Science Fiction Is Out Now
Sprained Ankle was great in part because it was so raw and pure, like it really showed off how strong of a songwriting foundation she has. That has excited because she still has a lot of room to expand and I think she'll be great at it. Also this gives me major SVE vibes, in the greatest way.
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August 17, 2017 on Julien Baker – “Appointments”
It honestly doesn't look that bad.
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August 15, 2017 on Taylor Swift Courtroom Sketch Artist Defends His Work
Y'all. Y'ALL. It hasn't come up much here since their last album was 2009 (!) and I was only 12 (!!!), but Brand New are easily a top 10 band for me. The last two albums in particular are absolutely stellar, TDAGARIM means a lot to me and might be my all-time fave. I could write an essay about how unique their trajectory and sound and lyrical conent all are (@scott hit me up), so needless to say I'm excited beyond belief and waiting breathlessly to see what LP5 ends up being. If it's anything like "Mene," I will be thrilled.
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August 15, 2017 on Brand New Announce Pre-Order For “Very Limited” Fifth Album
DAE things are worse somewhere else so we can't try and make them better here? So sick of whataboutism.
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August 10, 2017 on Saudi Singer Arrested For Dabbing, Says He Did It By Accident
Until It Pees Fade to Yellow Pumping Piss (ft. Lou Reed) The Pee That Never Comes Nothing Else Splatters
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August 9, 2017 on Man Arrested For Allegedly Peeing On Family During Metallica Concert
Without a doubt: Jay Som, Priests Should be fun: Big Thief, KING, Pinegrove Hardest Choice: Dino Jr or Ty Segall Have fun!
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August 5, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Didn't know where else to say this but now that I have watched Twin Peaks (still catching up on the reboot, I'm only 4 episodes in) I appreciate your avatar so very much.
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August 4, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
The highest honor in the land tbh
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August 4, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Joke's on you, I never liked them
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August 4, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I just added TVOTR's "Test Pilot" because Seeds an underrated album and deserves more credit
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August 4, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I feel under the pressure to come up with a clever joke to continue the chain
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August 4, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Those old finger bones can't type quite fast enough
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August 4, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments