Michael O'Neill

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

Comments from Michael O'Neill

The thing is ranking a Spoon album in fifth or sixth place is like giving an A to a kid in a class where most people got an A+
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January 17, 2017 on Spoon – “Hot Thoughts”
This feels like a natural progression into some of the synth-ier stuff on TWMS, which I am very much OK with. Only downside is when he sings "Hot Thoughts" I kind of to hear the rest of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZXeFPpPJeI
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January 17, 2017 on Spoon – “Hot Thoughts”
Someone who's good at Photoshop should swap in the Radiohead bear for the bat signal
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January 17, 2017 on Radiohead Announce 2017 US Tour Dates
Yes but post-grunge lives on terrestrial rock radio forever
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January 13, 2017 on Trump Inauguration Books 3 Doors Down
Can't forget about Staind, whose singer has now forger ahead with what I can only assume is an equally terrible career as a country singer
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January 13, 2017 on Trump Inauguration Books 3 Doors Down
Seeing Beach Fossils in the tags 1) has me excited for their song and 2) reminds me that it's about damn time we get a follow-up to "Clash the Truth."
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January 13, 2017 on Anti-Trump Charity Project Offers 100 New Songs From Artists Like Angel Olsen, Mitski, Toro Y Moi, & Mountain Goats
I think the reason I never knew about this band until I looked them up just now is because every time I heard it on the radio I just assumed it was Seether
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January 13, 2017 on Trump Inauguration Books 3 Doors Down
Damn, that was five years ago
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January 13, 2017 on Stream The xx I See You
This is WAY better than I expected, and I expected something decently good.
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January 12, 2017 on Slowdive – “Star Roving”
"Great line-up. Needs Rolling Stones and SOPHIE tho" - bloc (definitely)
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January 12, 2017 on Boston Calling 2017 Lineup
Yeah it's a weird choice for headliner, and I'm REEAALLLY not looking forward to a bunch of Tool fans a) driving the price up by buying up a ton of tickets and b) complaining about Danny Brown and Bon Iver while they wait for Tool to come on. But that's honestly a minor gripe, all that will still probably be worth getting to see Tool. I love the rest of this lineup, and there's hidden treasures further down everywhere. The Hotelier! Pup! Egg! (I mean Whitney!) Moses Sumney! Definitely glad I sprang for the weekend pass presale early.
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January 12, 2017 on Boston Calling 2017 Lineup
Maybe blasphemy but... 1. They Want My Soul 2. Gimme Fiction 3. Kill the Moonlight 4. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 5. Transference 6. Girls Can Tell 7. Telefono 8. A Series of Sneaks
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January 10, 2017 on New Spoon Album Hot Thoughts Out 3/17
Yep, this is definitely a Japandroids song
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January 10, 2017 on Japandroids – “No Known Drink Or Drug”
I was never really able to get into the minimalism of their first two albums (I know, shame on me) so I'm hoping this record will finally get me more invested in the group - I liked "On Hold" a lot so we'll see. I'm super exited to hear "Performance" now too.
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January 6, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: The xx I See You
1. MBDTF 2. TLOP (fight me) 3. College Dropout 4. Late Registration 5. 808's 6. Yeezus 7. Graduation 8. Watch the Throne
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January 5, 2017 on Chance The Rapper Ranks Kanye West’s Albums Best To Worst
And to add on to my point, the whole "everyone's opinion is valid" slope is an INCREDIBLY slippery slope to go down, and I see it being spouted from both sides of the spectrum - probably more so the left than the right, to be honest. Is a toddler's opinion on copyright law valid? Is my opinion (a sophomore English major with not STEM experience beyond 11th grade) on bio-engineering research valid? Is the opinion of someone whose only knowledge of Islam comes from Fox News on an entire faith valid? I just fear this rhetoric because it plays EXACTLY into the anti-intellectualist "don't trust the experts, trust your gut" bullshit that took place this election.
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January 5, 2017 on Watch Pharrell And Ellen DeGeneres Talk Dropping Kim Burrell’s Appearance After Homophobic Sermon
^I meant this as what to say to those people, not directed at you since you obviously already understand this :)
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January 5, 2017 on Watch Pharrell And Ellen DeGeneres Talk Dropping Kim Burrell’s Appearance After Homophobic Sermon
"Tolerance" is dependent on respecting someone's existence and identity, not their opinions. Not that people will understand that.
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January 5, 2017 on Watch Pharrell And Ellen DeGeneres Talk Dropping Kim Burrell’s Appearance After Homophobic Sermon
Bloc Party Best Coast Yuck The Joy Formidable :(
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January 5, 2017 on The Shins – “Name For You”
They'll always be linked with Boston because "Tessie" is about the Red Sox and Jonathan Papelbon used to walk out to "Shipping Up To Boston" before every close. Also, because we freak out every time someone from around here becomes famous as if we aren't a major city. Matt Damon is basically God here.
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January 3, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Dropkick Murphys 11 Short Stories Of Pain And Glory
1. TPAB 2. GKMC 3. Atrocity Exhibition 4. MBDTF 5. We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
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January 3, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Dropkick Murphys 11 Short Stories Of Pain And Glory
My school's spring concert weekend overlaps with Coachella so I'm selfishly happy that the lineup is as top-heavy as it is; leaves more attainable acts for us to try and book ;)
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January 3, 2017 on Coachella 2017 Lineup