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Wovenhand – “Refractory Obdurate” is tops for me.

Though my close second was “Benji” (which was available on vinyl briefly…thankfully I already nabbed it).

 +3Posted on Dec 5th | re: Sixteen Stone Turns 20 (78 comments)

I don’t care what anyone says…I dig this album. In fact, I dig the first three Bush albums, and kind of like the remix album. I am going to see them play tonight with Royal Blood. It’s okay guys! Music is subjective!

 0Posted on Dec 3rd | re: Win R.E.M.'s 7IN -- 83-88 Vinyl Box Set (344 comments)

“Everybody Hurts”.

or

“Catapult”.

 0Posted on Dec 2nd | re: The 50 Best Albums Of 2014 (529 comments)

I’m surprised by the following not being included – Beck, Ryan Adams, Dawnbringer, Godflesh, The New Pornographers, Pallbearer, and Wovenhand. Otherwise, the list both dovetails and departs from my own about how I expected. (I’m sure the metal wrap-up will clear up a few of those).

 +4Posted on Nov 18th | re: Steve Albini Still Loves Online Streaming, Hates Miley Cyrus (35 comments)

A NEGATIVE FUCKING WORD!

 +1Posted on Nov 18th | re: Steve Albini Still Loves Online Streaming, Hates Miley Cyrus (35 comments)

Shellac, at least, is on Spotify. I was under the impression they weren’t until yesterday. I searched for the album title (Dude Incredible) instead of the band name and there it was! For some reason “Shellac” gets buried under a bunch of other artists if you search by band name.

Your snide “last time she made headlines” bullshit reporting fails to point out that her new album is fantastic and totally deserving of coverage.

Well Silas, let me be the first to straight up say that I love Slipknot. I have for years. And I’m not a fanboy trolling Stereogum either. I’m an avid reader who loves many styles of music. As a metal fan in particular I really dig The Black Market feature.

So here goes….

How about actually listening to an album before writing a long rant about its cultural currency and/or lack thereof? How about understanding the arc of their career, or even the recent history of the band (“.5: The Gray Chapter” is named after their late bassist Paul Gray)? They are ostensibly a nu-metal band but musically they have much more to offer then lumping them in entirely with Static-X. They’re a cartoon because they employ theatricality in their image and shows? And The Flaming Lips aren’t (to name just one “cartoonish” band constantly covered here)?

Geez…this was just lazy and incredibly pretentious writing.

 0Posted on Sep 16th | re: Win The Beatles In Mono 14-LP Vinyl Box Set (1455 comments)

Early – A Hard Day’s Night

Later – Revolver

 +2Posted on Jul 30th | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - July 2014 (20 comments)

My guesses as to Myrkur’s identity:
Pharmakon
EMA
Grimes
Emilie Bresson
Kat Katz