Ted Mullen

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Lost in the Dream - War on Drugs Hometown pride
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December 8, 2014 on Win Stereogum’s 10 Best Albums Of 2014 On Vinyl Courtesy Of Insound
Kathy's Song from the Paul Simon Songbook
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October 3, 2013 on Win A Paul Simon Complete Albums Collection 15-Disc Box Set
Surfs Up
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August 27, 2013 on Win A Beach Boys Made In California Box Set
Dammit, so much for proofreading. But now I've got the hankering for a Yim Yames/Kanye collaboration.
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April 27, 2013 on My Morning Jacket Albums From Worst To Best
Glad to see Punch Brothers getting some love
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November 27, 2012 on Paste‘s 50 Best Albums Of 2012
Homeless. (Graceleand close second)
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June 22, 2012 on Win A Yamaha Acoustic Guitar & Graceland Collector’s Edition Box Set
Wondering how Dry the River "Shallow Bed" slipped through the cracks on this one.
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May 24, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2012 So Far
Also M. Ward - A Wasteland Companion
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March 29, 2012 on Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012
Finding Buck McHenry
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March 28, 2012 on Win Bose MIE2 Earbud Headphones
Good tune and nice contrast to "The First Time I Ran Away," which I loved. Kind of reminds me a bit of "Magic Trick." If the first 2 track releases are any representative of what the rest of the album is like, it's gonna be a good 'un.
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February 20, 2012 on M. Ward – “Primitive Girl”
Sorry, or "I agree with you, my fair maiden." I suppose rskva is a gender neutral alias
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February 14, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Sleigh Bells Reign Of Terror
I agree with you dude. I really like the juxtaposition of Derek's aggressive guitar work and drum beats with Alexis' seemingly nonchalant vocals. Especially on Born to Lose, its like he's going nuts and she's just in front singing whatever, but in an oddly cohesive way.
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February 14, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Sleigh Bells Reign Of Terror
Just from the little bit I've listened to on the NY Times website, the album seems to play to both Derek and Alexis' strength more evenly, I guess you could say. Treats was mostly Derek, and a lot of Alexis' vocals were shoe-horned in to tie into the drum beats, and was treated more like a rhythm instrument more than anything else on some tracks (a clear reference to A/B Machines). Reign of Terror is a bit more melodic, and like the Times article pointed out, the guitars are more concerned with harmony than having a call-and-response type of relationship with the drum beats. I liked Treats a lot, so I'm not speaking down on that technique, Reign of Terror just seems different in that regard. That being said, I don't think Reign of Terror will be the same head banging, bowel trembling, "why the fuck won't my stereo go louder" type of album that Treats was.
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February 14, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Sleigh Bells Reign Of Terror
Yea I believe that's correct... before I knew it was a Marx Bros movie I had only heard "horse feathers" used as a term by this old nun at my high school instead of saying "bull shit."
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February 14, 2012 on Horse Feathers – “Fit Against The Country” (Stereogum Premiere)
I can't decide how I feel about the seeming lack of resolve in many of the songs. It sounds a bit held back, or restrained to me, like the songs are cut short. I really like how it sounds though, and maybe that kind of restraint is why I like it.
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February 13, 2012 on Stream Perfume Genius Put Your Back N 2 It
Cue training montage from Next Karate Kid
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February 8, 2012 on Cranberries Play “Tomorrow” & “Dreams” On Fallon
Really excited for this album. The vibes I'm getting from this song give me a good feeling about it.
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February 2, 2012 on M. Ward – “The First Time I Ran Away” Video
The article could have just said "Because it sucks" and we would have all gotten the jist.
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October 20, 2011 on Bon Iver, ?uestlove Unhappy With Rolling Stone
00 Baha Men - "Who Let the Dogs Out?"
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October 12, 2011 on NME‘s 150 Best Tracks Of The Past 15 Years