Charles Arutt

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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
This is the one article I look forward to the most on this website.
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January 28, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – January 2015
Rubber Johnny is getting more relatable and that's scary.
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January 27, 2015 on Sad Tom DeLonge Posts Letter To Blink-182 Fans
I cannot get over how fantastic this song is. John Darnielle continues to up his songwriting game. Here's to hoping he's got a TKO with the album.
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January 21, 2015 on The Mountain Goats – “The Legend Of Chavo Guerrero”
I preferred it when Kid Rock was involved with glass dildos.
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January 20, 2015 on Of Course Kid Rock Killed A Mountain Lion
I just saw Windhand a couple of weeks ago and holy shit, that band plays incredibly loud. Like so loud that they're an earthquake and your body is just trying to have enough balance just to stand up. And her voice still cuts through. It's just absolutely amazing. It's really nice to hear that she can come down in volume and show some more nuanced singing. On a side note, High on Fire played that aforementioned show as well. It was a dream come true and probably would have been for you, as well.
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January 20, 2015 on Dorthia Cottrell – “Kneeler” (Stereogum Premiere)
Woah. This was shot in Nashville. Was not expecting to recognize all these places. RIP MCA.
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January 12, 2015 on Watch Beastie Boys & Nas’ Unreleased “Too Many Rappers” Video Directed By Roman Coppola
Stereogum Superlatives! Nicholas Nissen: Most likely to be Nostradamus... or actually work at Rolling Stone.
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January 1, 2015 on The 50 Best Stereogum Comments Of 2014
I've been waffling and Distant Haze... or Marrow. Both fantastic. I think I just chose Marrow because it's Tuesday.
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December 23, 2014 on The 2014 Gummy Awards: Vote For The Best Music Of The Year
LVL UP - Hoodwink'd YOB - Marrow Probably won't see these there, but these were my favorites.
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December 23, 2014 on The 2014 Gummy Awards: Vote For The Best Music Of The Year