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This booth isn’t involved in the “world’s fastest released record” attempt at all. Re-read the press release. It’s basically a sped-up version of their “direct-to-acetate” live recordings but with the local pressing plant on standby all day when they should be off work after the insane run-up to Record Store Day. In other words, as a former employee of United Record Pressing, it’s gonna be a clusterfuck and is a pointless gimmick.

 0Posted on Jun 5th, 2013 | re: Stereogum's Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far (752 comments)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away

Followed by:
Deafheaven – Sunbather
My Bloody Valentine – mbv
Chelsea Light Moving – Chelsea Light Moving
Inter Arma – Sky Burial
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
Deerhunter – Monomania
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Specter At The Feast
Darkthrone – The Underground Resistance
Starflyer 59 – IAMACEO

 +2Posted on Feb 20th, 2013 | re: Jack White Named Ambassador Of Record Store Day 2013 (11 comments)

I agree. The complaint is he isn’t making the collectable color variants easily available. But that’s the point of LIMITED EDITION pieces. Only a very small handful of the music he’s released isn’t readily available in standard black vinyl formats. It’s a whiny complaint I’m tired of hearing.

Seeking out limited edition pieces is one part of the fun of being a record nerd, most of whom are music nerds first and foremost and will happily just purchase the black vinyl releases (or even the, God forbid, CD or download) if the cosmo-tri-split-Xray-what-have-you version sells out.

Considering almost none of his TMR releases are completely out of print (save the Vault releases, which are subscription based so they must be preordered by a certain date but the amount of preorders taken isn’t capped) I have hard time believing he doesn’t “produce quantities that gives people a chance to experience what he loves about vinyl, owning it and listening to it”. That’s preciesly what he does; he throws in some nuggets for the nerds too.

 +1Posted on Jan 10th, 2013 | re: Coachella 2013 Lineup Not Revealed (51 comments)

SUNN-O)))!!!!! This SHOULD happen.

 +4Posted on Dec 19th, 2012 | re: Rancid - "Fuck You" (12 comments)

2013, you meant. Coming in 2013.

 0Posted on Nov 15th, 2012 | re: Win A Remastered Beatles Vinyl Box Set (479 comments)

“Revolver”. Similar to Mary Poppins in that it’s “practically perfect in every way”.

Though I also love “A Hard Day’s Night” – a young band basking in their still innocent brilliance.

 0Posted on Nov 6th, 2012 | re: Isis - "Streetcleaner" (Godflesh Cover) (Stereogum Premiere) (15 comments)

I too believe “Monument To Time End” was one of the best heavy releases of 2010, along with Burzum, Agalloch, etc. However, what you both failed to mention was that The Body’s “All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood” crushed everything in its path that year. Totally dominating.

 0Posted on Oct 26th, 2012 | re: The 10 Best Velvet Underground Songs (96 comments)

How did White Light have precedent in John Zorn? His earliest compositions came about 7 years after.

 0Posted on May 9th, 2012 | re: Area Codes: 515 - Des Moines, IA (7 comments)

Umm…you must not have a sense of humor?

Though on the other hand, if an article is going to name drop Public Enemy and The Flaming Lips as indicative of a “current local scene” simply because those bands have PLAYED there (but aren’t even from there), it seems you’d at least mention the city’s most well-known musical export, even if they aren’t quite “cool” enough for an article about a city where there supposedly “isn’t a crippling self-consciouness”.

 -2Posted on May 8th, 2012 | re: Area Codes: 515 - Des Moines, IA (7 comments)

Ummm…Slipknot?