Matthew Blankis

Comments from Matthew Blankis

I saw them on tour behind this album and it was my one and only time seeing DCFC. There was definite strong 50-50 dichotomy between people who were there because of Plans and people who were there for the previous. I fell into the latter group and it felt like the concert fell to pieces when they played songs from Plans. I know some of that was due to it being new material but the album had already been out for a few months. I don't look at the album with the heavy dismay I originally saw it with, but I sure still don't care for it.
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August 28, 2015 on Plans Turns 10
Saw them opening for and then backing Caitlin Rose at a show with about 40 people there. They were fantastic. Caitlin was great too. Sucks for them that no one was there tho.
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June 30, 2015 on Los Colognes – “Backseat Driver” (Stereogum Premiere)
I can honestly call the Decemberists my favorite band and it has always disappointed me that this album is called their best by so many. I'd put it ahead of the new one (which isn't bad by any means, it's just not as good as the others) but they have other much better work. There's 4 songs on this album of 11 songs that I can't even bring myself to listen to. Sure the other 7 are great, but those 4 bog it down so badly for me that it makes the album hard to listen to as a whole.
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March 22, 2015 on Picaresque Turns 10
I just recently went to listen to Ram for the first time and thought it was one of the most god awful albums I've ever heard. I couldn't make it thru it. I honestly, no troll, want to know what you like about it.
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December 24, 2014 on Watch 550 Celebrities Answer “Lennon Or McCartney?”
Yup. I've actually enjoyed the EPs better than the album this year.
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December 19, 2014 on Ryan Adams Is Writing, Drawing, & Soundtracking His Own Comic Book Series
Wasn't Chandelier this year? Cause that slayed everything.
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December 19, 2014 on The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014
It's actually botch. She's giving us a preview of the content with the title.
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December 17, 2014 on Madonna’s Entire New Album Reportedly Leaks Before It Was Even Announced
It was far from their best but surely good enough to make a showing here.
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December 16, 2014 on The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014
That first performance looked like a porn parody of tejano music star Selena.
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December 15, 2014 on Watch Charli XCX Play SNL
I love me some Decemberists but I thought this video was awful. Still love the song tho.
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November 24, 2014 on The Decemberists – “Make You Better” Video (Feat. Nick Offerman)
I hate both as well. For serious.
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August 5, 2014 on Tom Petty Albums From Worst To Best
Just saw her last week with a crowd of 75 folks or less and she was fantastic.
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June 5, 2014 on The Week In Pop: Miranda Lambert, Lucy Hale, And Country’s Strange State Of Flux
well thank you for going back to examine. - a fellow musician
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February 3, 2014 on Red Hot Chili Peppers Didn’t Even Plug In Their Guitars For The Super Bowl
I'm not going back to re-examine but most bands, especially big ones, don't use cords like that anymore - they're strictly cordless.
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February 3, 2014 on Red Hot Chili Peppers Didn’t Even Plug In Their Guitars For The Super Bowl
Hopefully the performance isn't the spiritual successor to this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4p7VIE9jQk
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January 6, 2014 on Daft Punk To Perform With Stevie Wonder At The Grammys
Am I the only person who thinks this album is a steaming pile of dog poo?
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December 16, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Beyoncé BEYONCÉ
That annoys the crap out of me every time. And i hear it probably 5 times a day at work.
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December 9, 2013 on 2014 Grammy Nominations: Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift … And Sara Bareilles?
Basically as long as an artist hasn't been nominated before, they are eligible. Lady Gaga had been nominated before her big breakout so she wasn't nominated for Best New Artist.
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December 7, 2013 on 2014 Grammy Nominations: Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift … And Sara Bareilles?
This isn't her best work but she's actually really talented and writes smarter songs than a lot of other people who get more love. shes quite a singer too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLHQ4H93P2Q
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December 7, 2013 on 2014 Grammy Nominations: Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift … And Sara Bareilles?
But in all honesty, it's quite the lovely cover.
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August 22, 2013 on Watch Lou Barlow Cover Ryan Adams