Jasper Bernbaum

Comments from Jasper Bernbaum

I dig the Mylo Xyloadofshit pun.
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March 3, 2014 on Coldplay – “Magic”
Remember when Coldplay was hinting at a very stripped down album after Viva la Vida that they even teased would be released in 2009? These ("Midnight" & "Magic") sound like they could be the tunes/album that they were referring too.
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March 3, 2014 on Coldplay – “Magic”
Too little Picaresque, namely "The Infanta" and "16 Military Wives." This totally put The Decemberists on my radar again, though.
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September 12, 2013 on The 10 Best Decemberists Songs
Love that Giorgio interview. But the music has been pretty underwhelming thus far.
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May 13, 2013 on Daft Punk Random Access Memories Comment Party
The name Bankrupt! and this cover are totally dissonant tonally.
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February 12, 2013 on Phoenix Bankrupt! Details
This song just sounds hokey. The synth is goofy. The falsetto isn't that strong and seems fall too low in the mix. Pretty meh. Not too sold on it. Sounds like a Phrazes for the Young b-side (forgot how fucking cool that album was).
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January 26, 2013 on The Strokes – “One Way Trigger”
This is by far one of the better, if not the best list, I've seen thus far.
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December 5, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
Fascinating stuff guys, was wondering about this myself ever since I heard "Home" in the Trouble With the Curve" trailer.
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November 19, 2012 on Deconstructing: Phillip Phillips, The Lumineers, And The Mumford-ization Of Pop
Remember hearing a lot of these jams at Coachella 2011 and just thinking how fucking cool they would sound recorded and produced. It is safe to say, they are well beyond my expectations.
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August 19, 2012 on Centipede Hz Comment Party
The song is a grower. Hated it at first, but now I'm digging it a little. The album art is pretty lame though. Really lame, actually.
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May 8, 2012 on Passion Pit – “Take A Walk”
I actually rather enjoy the album art.
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April 3, 2012 on Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel Details
I actually like the name, but it gives off a totally different connotation, which I think will hurt them. When they were testing new material out last summer, I rather enjoyed the stuff I heard. Still had that classic 60s pop sound with some added R&B flavor. This mixtape is iffy though.
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March 26, 2012 on the morning benders are now POP ETC, Release Mixtape
Awesome to see Bloc Party back! Weird to see Franz Ferdinand's name so small.
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March 21, 2012 on Osheaga 2012 Lineup
This song is great. Come on guys, has some 'Consolers of the Loney' style to it. Loving this.
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February 7, 2012 on Jack White – “Machine Gun Silhouette”
One of my favorite Radiohead songs in awhile. Reminds me of Amnesiac or Hail To the Thief era.
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December 13, 2011 on Radiohead – “The Daily Mail”
Humbug, no love for 'Amor Fati'. That was my 2K11 jam hands down.
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December 13, 2011 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Tracks Of 2011
The lack of Panda Bear on lists so far is kinda surprising.
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November 30, 2011 on Paste’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
A much tighter and stronger record than Brothers.
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November 30, 2011 on The Black Keys El Camino Comment Party
Coachella. Guaranteed.
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November 28, 2011 on Justice U.S. Tour Dates Revealed
Huge improvement.
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November 9, 2011 on Tennis – “Origins”
What you have heard is true. The crowd did get a little rowdy. I was actually pushed around in the photo pit a little, but security did get a little too over-bearing. After the first time, the band had to stop midway through the awesome "Get Myself Into It," though they came charging back, starting the song right and the break, killing the rest of the song. But after the three or four more times security acted the band's energy seemed highly affected by the unfortunately. It was obvious Luke Jenner felt highly uncomfortable and the closing songs, especially "Olio" and the what-should-have-been-explosive encore of "How Deep Is Your Love?" and "Sail Away" seemed to lack any drive or enthusiasm. That being said, the show had moments that equalized the lack of energy in some numbers. Classic Rapture cuts "Killing" and legendary "House of Jealous Lovers" were even more explosive than on record. This was a pleasant surprise for myself, a much bigger fan of Pieces Of The People We Love than Echoes. But those performances have given the record a whole new life. What was the most surreal part of the show though was seeing The Rapture in such a small venue though. The band who essentially sparked the post-punk revival that has evolved into a retro revival that continues to evolve into new genres and sub-genres everyday. But at heart, The Rapture is still just a little dance-punk band. And the Glass House, a small punk club in a downtown that has seen better days was the perfect place for them to play on their triumphant return tour.
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October 10, 2011 on The Rapture @ The Glass House, Pomona 10/7/2011
I wasn't one to call Justice a couple of Daft Punk ripoffs back in '07 and I still will not demote them to that, but notice this: 1997 - Homework -> FOUR YEARS LATER -> 2001 - Discovery 2007 - Cross -> FOUR YEARS LATER -> 2011 - Audio, Video, Disco Same exact release patterns. Both four years apart. Justice exactly ten years after each DP album.
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October 6, 2011 on Justice Audio, Video, Disco LP Preview
Well, this is disappointing. This and ETiaW are pretty lackluster singles. Though, Viva La Vida was a huge success, I feel the album was way under-appreciated. Mylo Xyloto is not looking like a fantatsic follow-up though.
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September 12, 2011 on Coldplay – “Paradise”
This song is fantastic. Seriously. Say what you will about the person singing it. But honestly, its ridiculous how catchy and beautiful this is.
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September 12, 2011 on Lana Del Rey – “Blue Jeans” Video
T-Pain's opening in "How To Hate" may be one of the worst things ever recorded. But as a whole, this is just an album of high peaks and deep valleys.
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August 25, 2011 on Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV Premature Evaluation
The Julian Lynch record, aside from a couple great tunes, is such a bore.
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June 30, 2011 on Top 12 Albums Overlooked By Stereogum’s Best Of ’11 So Far
Weak move there, Goldenvoice. Not so sure how I feel about this. 1) It's just another money-making ploy on Goldenvoice's part. 2) What band's are going to schedule their tours around playing Coachella twice? 3) We're going to get some cheap bands if Goldenvoice has to pay them to play two weekends. 4) It would be awesome if it was two DIFFERENT weekends, but it is the same lineup. BUT ALSO: 1) It does reduce the amount of scalpers, which I respect since I had to stress to find a ticket last year after it sold out so fast. 2) One of the weekends in my birthday weekend, yeee yeee! BUT HONESTLY: I am not just being a pissed off little hipster. I am speaking from the perspective of a tried-and-true fan of the concert-going experience. This festival is becoming less about the music and more about the scene. And for that, Goldenvoice, I am a little irked.
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May 31, 2011 on Coachella 2012 Will Be TWO Weekends