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Her songwriting is phenomenal. I don't like when people put her in some slacker pile just because she's unbelievably witty and sly. She is an outstanding songwriter. "History Eraser" and "Out of the Woodwork" on the same EP? Wow. Oh, "Ode to Odetta" - she can do no wrong in my book. Her cover of INXS's Kick Album might seem like a jag, but it is mesmerizing and she spins the entire album in her oeuvre.
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March 18, 2015 on Stream Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Stutter and Car Song were so much better than Connection. Stutter is totally gigantic. Is it something you lack when I'm down on my back, tell me is it the way that I touch you? Oh whoa oh whoa uh oh oh. It is the inverse of PJ Harvey's "Dry". It isn't that the sung about person does nothing for her, it is that he's totally not up to it. Ice. Cold. Phenomenal track. Stutter was rightfully the lead off UK single but alway felt like the followup because Connection blew up. And it's two minutes long. That would be a marathon against such overwhelming odds.
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March 17, 2015 on Elastica Turns 20
I'm not giving thumbs up to chronic depression- but that feeling that there is music that is specific to your life in unique and personal ways. Really nice comment.
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March 14, 2015 on The Bends Turns 20
The Bends is so great because it is perfectly sequenced. The openers feel like openers- Planet Telex feels like the overture to an epic film and The Bends establishes the ambition of the whole thing. High and Dry is just solid but it changes the tone to slide into the complete Masterpiece that is Fake Plastic Trees. The first three songs allow that track to be perfectly set up. I am an outlier in that I never really love Just, even though its well written and perfect for what they were going for.
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March 13, 2015 on The Bends Turns 20
I know and respect that Street Spirit is sort of the ne plus ultra of Radiohead album/set closers but The Bends era song that takes that place for me is "Sulk", which soars as well and has a similar feel. I always appreciated that "Lucky" was in the same track spot on OK Computer because it made me feel the same way.
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March 13, 2015 on The Bends Turns 20
I love many many of The Bends/OK Computer era B-sides because it was back when I would physically buy the music and go to the record store and live in a place where they had record stores. I still buy all my music but it was always when physically perusing that I would pick up the EPs and singles. "How Can You Be Sure?" is a masterpiece and one of my favorites. "How can you be smiling when you say…" ugh. Kills me.
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March 12, 2015 on 30 Essential Radiohead Non-Album Tracks
Punchdrunk!!!!
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March 12, 2015 on 30 Essential Radiohead Non-Album Tracks
My fave song of the type that I think is just mine is "How Can You Be Sure?" but then I think Lucky/The Tourist as a pair (my god am I just imagining how amazing Lucky was on MTV live a the 10 spot), but before that I think it was The Bends for the end where they just go nuts LIVE BREATHE I WANNA PART OF THE HUMAN RACE and it never sounded as transcendent live as on the album, which for them is weird because they kill everything else live. And Punchdrunk Singalong Lovesong. A perfect B-side gem. I remember the first time I heard There There was on freaking CSI and it was just so snaky and slithery.
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March 11, 2015 on 33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs
I feel like I am afraid to listen to TKOL. In Rainbows was such a burst for them, but it was all really older songs they had around- I think some from before Hail to the Thief. I am worried that they just aren't there anymore. I say this as someone who loves everything through Amnesiac, but felt HTTT was 50/50, In Rainbows was amazing, and then don't dare listen to TKOL. What is wrong with me? I remember I loved The Bends and the My Iron Lung EP so much, that buying OK Computer at midnight and listening to it the first time I was disappointed. It took three listens then I got it. I always wished Sulk was the set closer instead of Street Spirit- I just love that song. Wow, so many emotions. 20 years from The Bends (that was a Tower Records buy). Then OK Computer was Newbury Comics.
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March 11, 2015 on Q&A: Radiohead’s Philip Selway Remembers The Bends
My Iron Lung EP I think b-head would like
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March 11, 2015 on It’s Radiohead Week At Stereogum
This close, bsb.
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March 11, 2015 on It’s Radiohead Week At Stereogum
I need to drop some internet history here: Pinko Punko said, July 1, 2005 at 10:03 I think you might appreciate this Steely Dan conversation that came up the other day with my friend. Pinko Punko said: Clearly the most elitist liberal band in the whole universe is Steely Dan. They are so elite even their session players don’t get it. Some people have an aversion to them like fingernails on a blackboard, and that is just family. Yet even Tony Soprano sings along to “Dirty Work.” “I’m a fool to do your dirty work, oh yeah”. Even The Random Randroid likes that song. In fact he’s pissed because now he can’t get that *ucker out of his head. The Uncanny Canadian said… I don’t want non-elitists to understand Steely Dan. It would suggest some breakdown in the educational system that they would get how awesome Steely Dan is. And f*ck, do you think Donald Fagen gives a rat’s ass whether his whored-out session player knows why he’s playing an acid jazz rhumba? Gavin M. said, July 1, 2005 at 10:13 But what’s so hard to understand about Steely Dan? Upper-middle-class New York Jews with a blues fetish and a Brill Building background graduate from Vassar and move to LA, hiring ace studio whizzes against a background of giant doobies and cocaine. Like, what else would result?
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January 29, 2015 on Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best
Beck-Sea Change
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January 21, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Björk Vulnicura
Remedy!
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January 20, 2015 on The 10 Best Black Crowes Songs
I play the EPs more I would say, but also go back to the title track for BWTAS. Their finest hour. Pitchfork gave that album a 3 or was it a 0.8?
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January 20, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Viet Cong Viet Cong
I like the Spiritualized "…Ladies and Gentlemen" OK but in my mind it is extremely dominated by "I think I'm in Love". This story is another Tom head-scratcher. Youth has produced for Beth Orton and Heather Nova and Erasure, so there really is no reason for this to be intriguing based on the fact that he is in Killing Joke, because the two things aren't related. SHAKES FIST AT TOM
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January 16, 2015 on Killing Joke’s Youth Producing New Spiritualized LP
ain-ee-ee-yain
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January 15, 2015 on Pink Floyd Albums From Worst To Best
On the Nth pressing I bought of WYWH in the 80s, the album was shrink-wrapped in plastic, with that shaking hands logo was a sticker on the shrink-wrap, but it seems the original packaging could have been more fancy.
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January 15, 2015 on Pink Floyd Albums From Worst To Best
Seriously, fantastic write up.
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January 15, 2015 on Pink Floyd Albums From Worst To Best
Animals was my personal favorite, but I think that the write up on this list is excellent- really enjoyable and thoughtful read. Top stuff. I love the "Dogs" scene from WKRP too-
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January 15, 2015 on Pink Floyd Albums From Worst To Best