Bryan Akerley

Comments from Bryan Akerley

What really blew my mind about this list is the discovery that "What I Got" and the Beatles' "Lady Madonna" are in fact the same song, and it took a Rockabye Baby version for me to realize this.
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December 11, 2015 on The 10 Most Unnecessary Albums Of 2015
I guess I was (am?) at the right age for these guys. OF was huge for me. Like shaping so many of my late teens, early college memories. I was obsessed with the Yonkers video (I showed my dad for chrissakes), went on to know every word on Goblin. I remember being on a balcony at a party arguing with two guys I didn't know about favorite members. Hanging out in my friend's basement waiting for the premiere of the adult swim show. Calling up every friend when Frank dropped his Tumblr note before Channel Orange, blowing our minds collectively. Blasting that album all the way through for the first time on a late night summer drive with my best friend. Getting those guys together from the balcony, who later become some great friends, and had a Wolf listening party. Watching those weird fucking videos over and over with my girlfriend. Some of my best moments of those two years were centered around Odd Future. It certainly meant the world to us. I just watched the Oldie video and felt kind of emotional, but more nostalgia from my own life and how attached it was to this group for a short time. I don't even really talk to those guys I met anymore. I miss that shit a lot. Writing this kinda feels like writing an obituary. Like, those times were fun, but there's other great stuff going on and great stuff to listen to. I wish OF would evolve the same way, if that makes sense, but yeah. Coming from someone who owes a lot to their music, who really felt it, whom it really meant a lot to, I don't personally feel like I need them anymore.
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November 18, 2015 on Does The World Need Odd Future?
Same. And the Roots tackling that production is a dream come true.
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September 2, 2015 on Watch Vince Staples Play The Tonight Show With Jhené Aiko & The Roots
Parodies are protected by the First Am. Weird Al and his music would be fine
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March 13, 2015 on Marvin Gaye’s Family Thinks Pharrell Ripped Them Off On “Happy,” Too
Homeboy Sandman to me seems to build his persona on self-aware corniness, but it always comes across as some of the most real stuff in hip-hop. Corny works in rap, I think. And with KISS.
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February 11, 2015 on The Week In Rap: Your Old Droog And The Corniness Question
Is it just me or does that look like Shawshank-era Tim Robbins?
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December 4, 2014 on Mark Kozelek Keeps Adam Granduciel Feud Burning, Hints At Third Diss Track
The show is great though, and yeah he left out a ton of important musicians, but HBO could stretch any one of these episodes into a whole 8-episode miniseries just set in one city. That's not what it is, though. Dave Grohl just didn't make it clear enough that he was only focusing on artists that directly influenced him. Not every important musician from that town, ever. That's a marketing mistake, and the show itself shouldn't have to suffer for it. That said, I was really looking forward to the album. Loved Wasting Light 'cause it was kind of a career-capper, they even released a career-spanning documentary around that time. Like what do you do after that, retire? It's still an ambitious idea and I'm just glad the Foo did it and not U2 or something.
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November 10, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
PS is he still doing the wrestling thing?
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October 20, 2014 on The Smashing Pumpkins – “Being Beige”
Trying to listen to it open-minded, I like it. As a Smashing Pumpkins song, ehh. I like Billy Corgan's sweater in that pic.
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October 20, 2014 on The Smashing Pumpkins – “Being Beige”
Y'all talk about Steve Albini like he's your uncle's friend's cousin.
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October 18, 2014 on Foo Fighters – “Something From Nothing”
I agree. I loved 12 Reasons to Die (plus the vinyl is clear and "blood-spattered"). But Return to the 36 Chambers isn't even in your top 3?! That is bold.
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October 17, 2014 on Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD – “Gunshowers” (Feat. Elzhi)
I thought we stopped giving a shit what Patrick Carney says? Every time he's in the news the Black Keys' music is "devalued."
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October 16, 2014 on The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Says U2 “Devalued Their Music Completely”
same here. just those six piano hits even. but nothing more than when I recognized that secret track as "Lovely Day," like bizarro James Franco trapped in a space canyon.
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September 16, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Alt-J This Is All Yours
Let's hope Andre's acting career hasn't peaked already....
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August 22, 2014 on MTV VMA Video Of The Year Winners From Worst To Best
undun is definitely more cohesive, and had more actual verses. But the arrangements on this new one are some of the best stuff they've ever done. And "Tomorrow?" I love it.
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May 20, 2014 on Album Of The Week: G-Side Gz II Godz
Why do people feel the need to defend Carney? Every comment I've ever heard from him is shit-talking or just something negative. He's not a great drummer (I'd say the Black Keys' talent is 90% Auerbach). Why do people even like this guy?
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May 20, 2014 on The Black Keys Discuss Ugly Jack White Feud
I think he was going for something a little edgier
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May 8, 2014 on Neutral Milk Hotel Announce Even More Reunion Shows
Um, the guy in the video came to talk to my journalism class about a month ago.
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May 6, 2014 on Preview Wu-Tang Clan’s $5M Album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin
Agree 100%. I wanna say Unplugged was the best album they ever recorded, and Something in the Way their best song.
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April 4, 2014 on The 10 Best Nirvana Songs
I only envy you for going to a college where Tony Shalhoub taught Biology.
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March 25, 2014 on Pharrell Has Some Interesting Thoughts About Hillary Clinton
There's always air in your blood (lungs breathe oxygen, RED blood cells carry it through body). Did I miss something about blue blood cells in Bio 100?
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March 25, 2014 on Pharrell Has Some Interesting Thoughts About Hillary Clinton
I agree. "Here Comes the Night Time" and "Supersymmetry" are the best on that album, after listening to it more and more those are the ones that stuck.
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December 24, 2013 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Songs Of 2013
I think just a half-possibility of a new Outkast album tops my list.
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December 23, 2013 on The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014
sorry, MC FLYNN
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August 22, 2013 on Death Grips – “Birds”
Sounds kinda like Walt Jr. rapping.
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August 22, 2013 on Death Grips – “Birds”