Chuckles

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More tropical depression than storm. I guess to the smart people, it would be a tropical funny.

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July 10, 2015 on Morrissey Disses Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith

Sun Kil Moon is the best!

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June 18, 2015 on Jon Hamm Gave His Bonnaroo Artist Wristband To A Chattanooga Waitress

Off by 0.2, damn.

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June 16, 2015 on Stream High On Fire Luminiferous

Let’s just add it as a layer of complexity to the betting pool. I’m gonna go 8.2 and 2nd slot.

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June 9, 2015 on Stream High On Fire Luminiferous

Sorry to be pedantic, but this is studio album #7. Though, they never did review Art of Self Defense (or the re-issue, which I find slightly surprising).

HoF is pretty much my favorite band, period. I agree with you about pairing down to their most elemental form, but I like how they seem to add something new here and there so every record doesn’t feel exactly the same. That being said, I kind of feel that it does get repetitive to a point until “The Cave” changes it up. I really wish that song were like the 5th song to really break it up more and make the last half of the record feel fresher. That song is just a great slow down and refresh yourself moment at the start then comes in and kicks your ass. It’s probably my favorite song on the record. (I’ve listened the same 3 times.)

If we were to start a betting pool for what pitchfork gives this, I would go with 8.2. Nice and high, but just low enough that they don’t have to give it “Best New Music.” At least, that seems to be their M.O. with metal these days.

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June 8, 2015 on Stream High On Fire Luminiferous

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”?