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Hopscotch is one of the best, for sure.
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May 19, 2015 on Hopscotch 2015 Lineup
The day I can walk into Starbucks and hear a High on Fire song is the day I will be satisfied with this program.
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May 19, 2015 on Thanks To Spotify, Starbucks Baristas Will Now DJ For You Instead Of Talking About Racism
Proof: Kendrick > 50 Cent
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April 27, 2015 on Watch Kendrick Lamar Throw Out The First Pitch For The Dodgers
I just like my money more than I like blindly spending $10-20 a month on a service with limited content.
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April 26, 2015 on Jay Z Defends Tidal On Twitter
Gonna have to try that High on Fire radio station.
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April 15, 2015 on Steve Albini Weighs In On Tidal Debate
Don't forget how they're putting little labels out of business by backing up their record orders for months on end for a stupid promotional day rather than letting the little guy get the stock that they need in order to actually put out that record by the small band and actually make a profit. *gets off soap box*
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April 14, 2015 on Third Man Details Extensive Record Store Day 2015 Plans
I had the same initial reaction to this album as the last one, which was at first underwhelming, but recognizing that there were some really good things going on. Then they both kind of grew on me as I started to relate to the records more and more and putting myself in that headspace. What makes Waxahatchee really good to me is that I don't relate all that well to what she's singing about, but she makes it really easy to understand and relate. (The Mountain Goats do this very well, too.) And the music is just different enough from your normal guitar bass drums setup that it catches your attention because of the bare bones structure that makes it apparent that there was more thought put into it than just thinking about a chord progression.
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April 7, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp
Contrast the Mountain Goat's very positive 6.6 to the very negative 6.4 that they gave to Liturgy. It also reminds me of the time they panned a Ted Leo record and then said, "Well, this is still so much better than anything else, so I guess we have to give it a 7.0." They should really just get rid of the numbers. I get it, though, the numbers are a way to get more site traffic so people can just be lazy and not even read the reviews. What I'm really saying is thanks for writing reviews that actually force us to read and think rather than be lazy.
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April 7, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp
I mean, have you looked at the artwork for the last couple albums? And the live album announced today? It's just par for the course. I mean, the cover for "I'm your man" is a picture of Leonard Cohen holding a banana!
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March 18, 2015 on Leonard Cohen – “Never Gave Nobody Trouble”
I'm now going to fear every flight I have to take to and from Nashville. Thanks, Southwest.
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March 13, 2015 on Innocent Southwest Air Passengers Subjected To Flash Lifehouse Concert
I was wondering about that wrt "Word Crimes", as well. My guess is that it's kind of like a chain. Weird Al pays Pharrell whatever they agreed on and that's just part of Pharrell's earnings.
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March 13, 2015 on Marvin Gaye’s Family Thinks Pharrell Ripped Them Off On “Happy,” Too
I feel like with the internet the way it is, you have to be prepared that something like this could in fact happen, no matter how small the chances. Furthermore, I fail to see how you could expect a symbol for one of the most recognizable figures in the world and expect no one to know what it is.
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March 12, 2015 on Portland Metal Band Is Pissed That Kanye’s Using The Same 800-Year-Old Religious Symbol As Them
I lasted about 15 seconds before I turned it off. In the words of Michael Bluth, "I don't know what I expected."
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March 9, 2015 on Mumford & Sons – “Believe”
Turns out his gig as the left shark didn't work out so well.
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February 27, 2015 on Kid Rock Doesn’t Get Beyoncé: Where’s Her “Sweet Home Alabama”?
I mean, in my opinion, no one is ever going to beat the sound of vinyl (say an original press of Harvest) being pumped through an all tube stereo with some high quality speakers. Hell, even terrestrial radio sounds good that way.
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January 30, 2015 on It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit
I'm on board, just need a 128 GB iPhone for that.
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January 30, 2015 on It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit
Exactly. You can definitely tell the difference, but you need to have the proper equipment to really be able to do that, and most people just don't care enough. (See: McDonald's, still in business.)
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January 30, 2015 on It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit
Something else that should really be taken into account is the inherent positive bias that most people have towards mp3s now. What I mean is that most people have gotten used to the sound of compression and, for example, actually seem to prefer compressed cymbals to uncompressed. Now, I'm not trying to fight for Pono, either. I still listen to vinyl and willingly admit that there are times that I can't hear the difference between the digital and vinyl versions. (I know there are a myriad of factors here that aren't worth getting into). I guess what I'm trying to say is that the only time I am going to be exceedingly worried about the best quality is when I'm at home. And at that point, portability is moot.
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January 30, 2015 on It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit
Now that I've read this. Besides all the fantastic music, which I have no need to comment on more than has already been done. All I can really say is that (I'm sorry) any time anyone uses the phrase "It's good to be [the] king," I just think of Mel Brooks.
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January 28, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – January 2015