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 -1Posted on Aug 22nd | re: Deafheaven - "From The Kettle Onto The Coil" (9 comments)

Is anyone going to point out that Loveless ISN’T My Bloody Valentine’s second album?

 +1Posted on Apr 30th, 2012 | re: Premature Evaluation: Japandroids Celebration Rock (47 comments)

I don’t think the writer knows that For the Love of Ivy is a classic song by the Gun Club, so it’s not “a pretty stock garage rock rumble in the lane of something like Japanther or Bass Drum Of Death or maybe early White Stripes, a hollow rip of whoever those guys might be ripping off.”

But that’s just like, an opinion, man.

 +1Posted on Mar 30th, 2012 | re: Win Bose MIE2 Earbud Headphones (247 comments)

Heart of Darkness / Apocalypse Now

 0Posted on Mar 21st, 2012 | re: Win SOL Republic HD Headphones And Earphones (275 comments)

Boredoms – Star

 -1Posted on Mar 19th, 2012 | re: Premature Evaluation: The Shins Port Of Morrow (39 comments)

You COULD argue that they sound like R.E.M. in their early stages, but you’d be forgetting R.E.M. released 4 cold classics in 4 years.

Sound-wise, I’ve always seen the comparison but, again, it’s not really the most prevalent sound coming through. The lyrics aren’t political, the vocals are completely different, and the only real similarity is “jangly guitars,” and even that’s a stretch. R.E.M. had a much stronger rhythm section too.

Anyway, I’m just glad this is good so those are my two cents.

 0Posted on Mar 13th, 2012 | re: The Joshua Tree Turns 25 (32 comments)

I think there are better examples of albums that are “greatest hits” than Taylor Swift and Adele.

Maybe Nirvana’s Nevermind? The only song on that album that doesn’t play on the radio is “Something in the Way.” Or Led Zeppelin’s IV.

Something about reading Taylor Swift compared to U2 in their prime (who still aren’t really a favorite of mine, but talent is talent) just doesn’t bode well for me.

 0Posted on Mar 13th, 2012 | re: The 25 Bands We're Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012 (68 comments)

Whoaaaaa man, whooooooaaaaaa man. Can’t you tell I’m not from TX and this is a jealousy issue?

As in, “you can have your cake and eat it too Texas.”

 -1Posted on Mar 10th, 2012 | re: The 25 Bands We're Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012 (68 comments)

Well that doesn’t solve the Skrillex issue and underwhelming line-up.

Too much “dark synth-pop” for my tastes, but as the Dude said, “that’s just like, an opinion, man.”

 +3Posted on Mar 10th, 2012 | re: The 25 Bands We're Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012 (68 comments)

Is calling music “METH” (all caps) a pejorative?

 -2Posted on Mar 10th, 2012 | re: The 25 Bands We're Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012 (68 comments)

Two problems: Texas, Skrillex.

And not to be a pissant, but Django Django isn’t really “post-punk.” They’re more “brit-pop,” but that’s okay.