Bryce Bullins

Comments from Bryce Bullins

When mediocrity and mediocrity combine surely something approaching negligible can be produced.
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July 4, 2014 on Looks Like We Won’t Be Getting That Chvrches/Linkin Park Collaboration
Maybe it's the day drunk in me but your words are a radiant, melancholic, bittersweet kindness. Thank you.
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July 4, 2014 on Death Grips Break Up
It's like Tim and Eric directed a cooking segment.
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June 25, 2014 on Watch Jesus Lizard’s David Yow Teach A Puppet How To Make A Healthy Snack
Someone's been listening to New Order recently.
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June 17, 2014 on OK Go – “The Writing’s On The Wall” Video
"All of which is to say: Get ready to give Apple even more of your money. Because what the fuck else are you supposed to do?" Jump ship and refuse to support a company whose business practices and ethics (or lack thereof) are habitually egregious. I'm not saying any of the other massive tech companies are that much better but compared to Apple, some of them look like darlings. There are dozens of tech start-ups and counter-cultural tech devices, OS's, audio formats, etc., etc., to keep Apple from having a bonafide Prima Nocta on all things electronic.
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June 6, 2014 on Is Apple Abandoning The Standard Headphone Jack?
I'm humbled you've ushered my last name into an entire generation, but really, I'm just a regular guy.
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June 4, 2014 on Don Henley’s Still Pissed At Frank Ocean, And Okkervil River, Too
The argument here is that the song in question has been re-appropriated onto a free mix-tape. Ocean gains nothing off of the re-appropriation of the song (as does Henley) so there should really be no issues whatsoever here. Every musician ever from Handel to Haim has re-appropriated some musical phrase or entire melody either knowingly or otherwise. The very idea of someone having some vastly original sounding music anymore is borderline fallacy. Barring someone doing something similar to what Schoenberg did with atonal music, all music is re-appropriation in one way or another (and even if one does pull a Schoenberg, one is simply re-appropriating and re-doing what Schoenberg already did). Sure, a musical phrase or melody is different than re-appropriating the entire song measure for measure, but again, when there is nil commercial value to be made, there should not be an issue. The re-appropriation of a phrase, melody, or even entire song, should not diminish one's listening experience. If anything, it should open more avenues of musical thought and exploration.
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June 4, 2014 on Don Henley’s Still Pissed At Frank Ocean, And Okkervil River, Too
If you're from a universe where Siamese Dream came out in the 80s, hook me up with with a inter-dimensional teleporter.
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June 4, 2014 on Don Henley’s Still Pissed At Frank Ocean, And Okkervil River, Too
FIXED: "That’s a problem with some of the [older] generation, [we] don’t understand the concept of [mixtapes being released precisely because they can contain some elements of intellectual property and that they are released in the spirit of artistry and fun and completely free of charge to any fan or listener willing to give it the time]."
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June 4, 2014 on Don Henley’s Still Pissed At Frank Ocean, And Okkervil River, Too
Really fantastic artist. I don't think I've heard anything out of him that hasn't been at least "good" (most being great to amazing). Should be a shoe-in for somewhere in the top 5 songs of the week.
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May 15, 2014 on Default Genders – “Everything Is A Lie And Everyone Is Completely Full Of Shit”
If things don't improve I foresee a Morrissey-esque cancellation sweep.
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May 15, 2014 on OutKast Played A Tense, Private Show For Adult Swim Last Night
I understand that journalists are supposed to be (at least a modicum) objective but would it be possible to stop reporting on the Wayne Coyne Express? It's gone from irritating to deeply saddening. Watching someone desperately cling to whatever semblance of fame they used to hold while simultaneously sacrificing any/all artistic integrity for the sake of relevance is akin to a small animal caught in a trap that no one can set it free from: miserable.
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May 12, 2014 on Miley Cyrus Gives An Update On Flaming Lips Collaborations
Morrissey has been advocating for the rights of all creatures for more than 20 years. To say he is "out of touch" is a bad characterization. Melodramatic and theatrical, sure. That's part of the charm though.
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April 20, 2014 on Morrissey’s Not Happy With Canada
Their discography is (criminally) short so there's not really a bad place to start. Their second album, "On Fire", is regarded by many as one of the best indie albums ever so that's as good a place as any.
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April 15, 2014 on The 10 Best Galaxie 500 Songs
The only thing I would change on this list is replacing "Flowers" with "Decomposing Trees." I also really like "Maracas Song" a lot but it's definitely an oddity, even for Galaxie 500. Easily one of my top three favorite bands.
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April 15, 2014 on The 10 Best Galaxie 500 Songs
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April 12, 2014 on Watch OutKast Reunite At Coachella
Probably the odd man out in this fight but I never understood the appeal of OutKast. They're just too goofy and it misses the mark for me.
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April 12, 2014 on Watch OutKast Reunite At Coachella
One of the few bands I never tire of listening to on record or live. Such a phenomenal group of people.
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March 28, 2014 on Watch The National Play The Tonight Show
Really great article. It's always seemed odd to me that emo got such hate from so many audiences. Perhaps it's my own bias toward the genre but emo music tends to be some of the most humanist music I've listened to. Same with the older slowcore bands of the early 90s like Codeine, arguably proto-emo themselves. Conversely, I'm just a pathetic twenty-five year old man. I'm OK with that though.
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March 24, 2014 on Don’t Call It A Comeback: A Night On The Front Lines Of The Emo Revival
This brilliant AND subversive to Spotify. Love it.
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March 19, 2014 on Indie Band Vulfpeck Are Funding A Tour By Streaming Silence On Spotify
The Hall of Fame may not really "mean" anything but come on. The flip flopping or whatever is happening here is obscene. Get the guy's hopes up and even his kids stoked and then yank out from under him? Shitty, man. Real shitty.
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March 17, 2014 on KISS Fans Rejoice: Nirvana’s Chad Channing Won’t Be Inducted Into The Rock Hall After All
I'm not sure of the track title but the outro starting around 38:00 is just so dominant. Excellent write up as well. Just now really getting into sludge. Bands like this and Cough really make me want to dig deeper.
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March 17, 2014 on Stream Thou Heathen
Sounds at least comparable to "Antics" era songs. That's a good thing.
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March 17, 2014 on Watch Interpol Debut “My Desire” And “Anywhere” In Newcastle
This album is so aggressive and dissonant. I love it.
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March 17, 2014 on Stream Liars Mess