Chris Ruth

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Well, in addition, the bands you mentioned all seemed to be at the forefront of their sound. Coldplay may change with every album, but that’s only because the sounds of pop music have shifted so drastically over the past 10 years, and as we all know, Coldplay are really good at making music that sounds exactly like something else.

Maybe that’s a talent in and of itself.

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March 3, 2014 on Coldplay – “Magic”

I agree with most of what’s been said here, but I also have to put in a vote for “Most of the Time”. It’s a personal favorite.

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December 17, 2013 on The 10 Best Bob Dylan Songs

Good lord people, have a little fun and wear a mask or something. I went to the Brooklyn show and it was not strictly enforced. This is an awesome idea that lends itself perfectly to the atmosphere the band is creating for their show. Get over it.

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November 18, 2013 on Is It OK For Arcade Fire To Have A Dress Code At Their Concerts?

At the moment, I have to go with ‘I Can’t Tell You Why’ though GOOD LORD it’s one of many.

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October 21, 2013 on Win Eagles The Studio Albums 1972-1979 Vinyl Box Set

Oh, also, the new music is the BUSINESS.

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October 19, 2013 on Arcade Fire Pulled The Old Stage Switcheroo In Brooklyn Last Night

I mean, the article sums it up pretty well. James Murphy came out, the ‘band’ came out, they were playing horribly, my friend and I were on the side closest to the real stage. As the ‘band’ was sucking, I could hear Haitian drumming coming from the side. It kept getting louder and finally I started to push through some people with my friend just as the curtain came down. Then things got nuts. Not too nuts, thankfully, but it really gave the feeling of an amped up crowd at a kick-ass concert. Some people were complaining around me, but I mean, we were in a warehouse in Brooklyn, at a show we knew NOTHING about, in costumes. People should’ve been going in there expecting anything and everything.

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October 19, 2013 on Arcade Fire Pulled The Old Stage Switcheroo In Brooklyn Last Night

I was there, and the bum rush was nuts, and the ending was awkward, but anyone who leaves that show complaining that they didn’t get enough or that they felt duped obviously did not understand what they were signing up for. It was incredible. INCREDIBLE.

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October 19, 2013 on Arcade Fire Pulled The Old Stage Switcheroo In Brooklyn Last Night

Transatlanticism

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December 3, 2012 on Win A Limited Edition Death Cab For Cutie Vinyl Box Set

Abbey Road. The medley at the end of that album always makes me emotional.

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November 15, 2012 on Win A Remastered Beatles Vinyl Box Set

Uh….

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October 16, 2012 on Bon Iver – “Beth/Rest” Video

It was fine (certainly much better than the disaster that is their Rhiannon cover) but I dunno, after a couple minutes it got a little grating.

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July 18, 2012 on Watch Best Coast Cover Fleetwood Mac On Fallon

That’s the perfect song for Washed Out do have done. One of the better cuts off of this compilation so far.

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July 16, 2012 on Washed Out – “Straight Back” (Fleetwood Mac Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

It’s…it’s just so bad. I don’t even know what to say. I’m stumped.

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June 26, 2012 on Best Coast – “Rhiannon” (Fleetwood Mac Cover)

“House That Heaven Built” or “Pyramids”

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June 14, 2012 on Let’s Shortlist The Indie Song Of The Summer 2012

I can’t stop listening to this. Brilliant.

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June 11, 2012 on Frank Ocean – “Pyramids”

I want to like this, but in all honesty, it gives me a headache.

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May 22, 2012 on Hear OK Computer & Kid A 8-Bit Style

This has made my day. Pure comic gold.

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May 7, 2012 on How To Eat Like Courtney Love

His guitar sounds better than her voice. That’s right, I said it.

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April 9, 2012 on John Mayer Covers Lana Del Rey