+4Posted on Apr 10th, 2013 | re: The 10 Best National Songs (198 comments)

Lemonworld? Bizarre choice. And no.

And “High Violet is unquestionably their best work to date” — sure, if by unquestionably you mean a position I’ve never heard from anyone else ever. I’d put Boxer well ahead of Alligator though, unlike a lot of the other commenters.

 +1Posted on Sep 25th, 2012 | re: Grizzly Bear @ Radio City Music Hall, NYC 9/24/12 (3 comments)

Setlist is missing Half Gate, which they played between Two Weeks and Sun In Your Eyes

 0Posted on Jul 24th, 2012 | re: R.E.M. Albums From Worst To Best (104 comments)

Album order’s not terrible — you’ve overrated Accelerate and underrated Up, and Document’s an odd but interesting choice for #1 — but the song commentary’s way off. Clear Monster highlights “Crush with Eyeliner” and “Bang and Blame” are really your examples of that LP not working? “Shiny Happy People,” their worst song (I’d argue “High Speed Train,” or most anything on Around the Sun)?

 +8Posted on Jun 20th, 2012 | re: David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing (201 comments)

What happened to the David Lowery of 2009 who said this?

“Well, my bands have always made a living by touring. As much as people in bands bitch and moan, that hasn’t really changed. If you are a viable band, you should be able to make an OK living driving around in a van playing shows. If you sell a few CDs along the way, that’s just a nice bonus. Put it away for a rainy day. [...] With or without illegal downloading, the business would have ended up where it is today. And what’s wrong with where the business is today? There is more good music around. The barriers to getting your music out and heard are very low now. Sure, that means there’s a lot of crap out there, but there is also a lot of great stuff. The music business has never been more vital in my lifetime. And I don’t think it’s smaller, either. I think there are more participants on every level: artists, songwriters, labels, venues, magazines and websites. I bet just about the same amount of people are employed playing music. The ‘business’ is just not concentrated in a few monolithic corporations like it used to be. Get used to it, because the entire economy will eventually look like the music business today.”

 +1Posted on Jan 19th, 2012 | re: 20 Songs Named After The Bands That Played Them (128 comments)


 +2Posted on Oct 4th, 2011 | re: Watch Radiohead "Give Up The Ghost" On Fallon (5 comments)

Fallon didn’t invade the stage because he wasn’t there, performance was shot separately from the rest of the show last week.

 +2Posted on Jul 10th, 2011 | re: Watch Radiohead - The King of Limbs: Live From The Basement (37 comments)

Listened to Lotus Flower on laptop speakers, thought it translated like shit live. Listened on headphones, sounded amazing. I imagine in concert it’ll be just fine.

Also think Magpie is spectacular here, substantial improvement over the album version. Only letdown is Little By Little, which just doesn’t seem to work for whatever reason. Overall, pretty wonderful stuff.

 0Posted on Jul 15th, 2010 | re: Squeeze Bring "Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)" To Fallon (4 comments)

Bet Jools Holland never would’ve done an iPad solo