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It really is great. Wasn’t there a Passengers song in the movie Heat but it wasn’t on the soundtrack? At one point I wondered if I hallucinated the entire Passengers album existing.

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July 27, 2015 on The 31 Best U2 Non-Album Tracks

The Three Sunrises- phenomenal
Lady with the Spinning Head- definitely the flip feeling of The Fly and more fun than some of songs off AB.

Original Sweetest Thing and Spanish Eyes were the amazing twofer off the Joshua Tree b-sides

All the Passengers tracks.

Those are all very good calls.

I can barely listen to them these days, and find their latter day albums off-putting.

I like Zooropa more than Achtung Baby, and they are so uncool now that nobody else has commented, but I really really like the songs listed above.

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July 27, 2015 on The 31 Best U2 Non-Album Tracks

I love “Life is Sweet”- personally I like it more than “Alive Alone”, but “Alive Alone” I think is better maybe? I really do love “Let Forever Be” and even while “Hey Boy Hey Girl” seems on the nose, it is a BANGER. Definitely “Out of Control” is my have, but I always wait for the two “out of control”s on the outro that are not multi tracked on the vocals- they are the best out of controls.

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July 26, 2015 on The 10 Best Chemical Brothers Songs

Digital

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July 26, 2015 on Win 4 New Joy Division Vinyl Reissues

Well, the author edited the article- it originally stated that it “even included a cover of…” as if it were a random event, and not a well known FNM cover. My comment seems out of place now that the article has been edited. Thanks, Rettig.

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April 21, 2015 on Photos: Faith No More @ Keller Auditorium, Portland 4/17/15

I love that drumming and damn Pete Shelley sounded great on “Ever Fallen in Love”- one of the best songs of all time

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April 21, 2015 on Watch Buzzcocks Prove Their Pop-Punk Pedigree On Seth Meyers

Oh geez. They played “Easy”? You mean the cover that they released as a single during the Angel Dust promo cycle?

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April 19, 2015 on Photos: Faith No More @ Keller Auditorium, Portland 4/17/15

I would have died if they did 23 Minutes in Brussels but I already died because they did California (all the way). They are so good!!!!!!

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April 14, 2015 on Watch 6 Songs From Luna’s First Concert In 10 Years

OK, so blochead, YOU DIDNT THINK THAT I COULD SIT AROUND and let you say that

YOU DIDN’T THINK THAT I COULD SIT BACK AND LET THAT GO

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April 10, 2015 on Brian Wilson Has Never Heard Of Punk Rock

Sometimes

I feel

Very sad

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April 10, 2015 on Brian Wilson Has Never Heard Of Punk Rock

Hahaha.

I would have laughed even harder if you had said “I might check it out if it is streaming somewhere”

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April 9, 2015 on The Wrens’ New Album Is Done

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