Bryan Akerley

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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

Remember “Temporary Secretary??”

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January 25, 2015 on Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”

Watsky – All You Can Do

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December 9, 2014 on Win Stereogum’s 10 Best Albums Of 2014 On Vinyl Courtesy Of Insound

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

*ahem* (TVOTR leaked)

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November 8, 2014 on Stream Foo Fighters Sonic Highways

Beastie Boys noticed!

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October 29, 2014 on Led Zeppelin Albums From Worst To Best

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