Eric Stevenson

Comments from Eric Stevenson

Quality stuff. I hope he gets a bit more attention for his work this time around.
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September 9, 2014 on Philip Selway – “It Will End In Tears”
This makes me just as excited as a new Radiohead record would. Loved Familial.
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June 25, 2014 on Philip Selway – “Coming Up For Air”
It's different, but still a worthy and top notch addition to their catalog.
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September 30, 2013 on Watch Tegan And Sara Play The Today Show
Maybe it's a bit old by music industry stand-points, but "I Couldn't Be Your Friend" by Tegan and Sara is a winner in my books. That and "Diane Young."
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June 12, 2013 on Let’s Shortlist The Song Of The Summer 2013
It still is good. It's a bit different, but still hilarious.
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August 29, 2012 on Decemberists, Tom Waits To Appear On The Simpsons
In terms of the buying merch and going to shows part, I'm with you. But, it should be said that you shouldn't confuse your enthusiasm for an artist by posting on blogs, tweeting, facebooking, telling friends, etc. with support for that artist by things you said you do like going to shows, buying merch there, etc. There is a clear distinction.
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June 19, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
Rereading it in that light, I can see what you're saying, and I think he is actually saying something more like that. It seems to me he's just angry that people think some art is better than other art, where as he would just like everyone to appreciate all art equally.
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June 12, 2012 on Billy Corgan Will “Piss On Fucking Radiohead”
Can we get a link to the interview he's referencing? What did Radiohead even say that was filled with "pomposity"?
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June 12, 2012 on Billy Corgan Will “Piss On Fucking Radiohead”
Is the cover art going to be like those bumper stickers?
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June 1, 2012 on The xx Coexist Details
The song is alright as a whole, but yeah, that fuzzbass definitely makes it sound like a Ben Folds Five track and not just another Ben Folds track.
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May 7, 2012 on Ben Folds Five – “Do It Anyway”
That looks awesome. Kind of reminds me of the Charlie Darwin video from the Low Anthem.
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April 9, 2012 on Preview The Shins’ “The Rifle’s Spiral” Nintendo Video
Yes but we do not need another Sumday. I must admit that I so rarely love one album (SS) and hate another by the same band. Usually at least like SOME of their other output.....
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March 2, 2012 on Grandaddy Reunite
They're good books, man. Quite different from Twilight, especially in that they're well written.
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March 2, 2012 on Arcade Fire – “Abraham’s Daughter”
Guys, he's a person! Be kind, come on. It's original, you have to give him that.
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February 2, 2012 on Band To Watch: Ryan Power
Very happy about this. BUT I am afraid that it will tarnish their original career a bit if it sucks. Folds' solo music hasn't exactly been stellar in the past decade.
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January 26, 2012 on Ben Folds Five Prep Spring LP
The "Beth/Rest" piano version would be really great, but I doubt that'll happen.
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January 11, 2012 on Bon Iver To Make SNL Debut; What Should They Play?
You should have written "Ryan Gosling (Dead Man's Bones)"! I don't understand why that project isn't more celebrated. It's so great!
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December 20, 2011 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011
What about Pocket Vinyl's "Monsters Talking" album?
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December 5, 2011 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
Tom, that link just loops you back to this page.
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October 25, 2011 on The Decemberists – “Foregone”
Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? is amazing and definitely my favorite album of theirs.
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October 3, 2011 on Win of Montreal’s Limited Edition Cassette Box Set
I totally recognize that first picture from the Nicholodeon magazine commercials from when I was young!
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April 21, 2011 on Indie Rockers Before They Were Famous
I'm thinking that the key to enjoying this album will be to try not comparing it at all to For Emma. I remember seeing an interview with Justin where he said he wasn't worried about the follow up because he thinks albums should be contained and judged within themselves. I feel like no matter how good this album may be, comparing it to For Emma would just ruin the listen. I have too many attached memories to it for this one to overcome it, I think. But if I can just accept it as it is, I bet it'll be stellar.
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April 20, 2011 on Bon Iver Announces Self-Titled New Album
What's with the sound quality? These can't be vinyl rips. They sound like they're recorded from a stereo with a microphone or something....
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April 15, 2011 on Radiohead – “Supercollider” & “The Butcher”
My thoughts exactly. I got pretty bored just a few minutes in.
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April 8, 2011 on Watch Smith Westerns’ Short Film Die With Your Chin Up
You know, I'm realizing that if you wanted to give money to charity, you could give quite a lot and receive quite a lot just through what bands like this are doing. I'm very impressed.
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March 29, 2011 on the morning benders – “Better In Blue”
Thank you, stereogum readers, for not having the comments turn into a bunch of whining about $9 being too much money and claiming that Radiohead has "betrayed" their fans by not having a pay-what-you-want model. The rest of the internet seems to be acting like children. When did $9 for an album turn into something to complain about?
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February 15, 2011 on Radiohead The King Of Limbs Available This Saturday