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My guess is it’s just a studio recording of this song if it’s coming so soon.

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July 30, 2014 on Watch Deafheaven Play New Song “From The Kettle Unto The Coil” At Pitchfork Music Festival

Brooklyn Baby

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June 17, 2014 on Win A Lana Del Rey Deluxe Ultraviolence Box Set

Sad to say that it just sounds like a mediocre attempt at a Tom Petty song to me.

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March 3, 2014 on Peter Matthew Bauer – “Latin American Ficciones”

A douchebag on the board of directors at my work calls them Vampy Weeks. It was tough not to react to that one.

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January 26, 2014 on Grammys 2014: Comment Party & Drinking Game

I think it rules out lollapalooza. I’m not sure that rules out p4k. I feel like I’ve seen a few shows from bands who played pitchfork that were pretty close to the festival date (and they weren’t after shows or anything like that). Maybe I’m remembering it wrong. Still, I have a feeling p4k won’t happen this time around for arcade fire.

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November 16, 2013 on Arcade Fire Announce Reflektor North American Tour

I’m Only Sleeping

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November 16, 2013 on Win A Beatles BBC Vinyl & Book Prize Pack

Vicious (Perfect Day is a close second, however.)

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September 30, 2013 on Win A Signed, Limited Edition Lou Reed & Mick Rock Transformer Photo Book

They’re playing here in September at my favorite venue, but I’ve resisted getting tickets solely because I’m pretty sure they can’t last the whole month and a half until the show.

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July 31, 2013 on Foxygen Cancel Tour Dates After Frontman Breaks Leg In Stage Fall

They were the band I hoped would show up in the lineup, but because I could only go one day I ended up missing out to go Saturday. Really enjoyed Saturday so I’m not complaining. I do regret not getting a chance to see Chairlift, but hopefully they’ll be around again soon.

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July 23, 2013 on The 10 Best Things At Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

I give the rain more credit than Rustie. We stopped at the blue stage for his set and I was less than thrilled. I saw less of a reaction to his choice of tracks and more of a response to the velocity of the rain. I did see, rain or not, a ton of white folk on the fringes doing silly dances as a defense mechanism, however.

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July 22, 2013 on The 10 Best Things At Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

Somehow I don’t think the official video will be as good as the leaked one. Yeah, it’ll be more polished, but it still will be an awful idea. It’ll just be a less funny one now because you won’t have this level of graphics to counterpoint how seriously it will manage to take itself. Perhaps, Kanye should computer generate all of his public appearances from now on for this very reason.

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July 10, 2013 on Kanye West – “Black Skinhead” Video

I’m pretty sure at some point there was an author of one of these lists who made a really “popular” choice for a high-ranked song and not only did the comments start to build up but the number of readers swelled to unbelievable proportions as well, and I can’t help but believe that this spawned a trend for the site. I think the lists often become a bit of baiting (maybe with the exception of the Walkmen list a while back…a list I was glad to see every single song from at a concert just a couple of weeks later), but in the end once people get over their anger about the inclusion or exclusion of songs, the real fun starts when individual lists from readers pop up and start getting discussed. That’s part of the fun of a communal music experience, right?

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July 3, 2013 on The 10 Best Daft Punk Songs

Hey, it charted higher than Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. Now I know this list is what I’ll use as a measure of all important music from here on out. Thanks, EW!

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June 30, 2013 on Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Greatest Albums Ever

As a Syd Barrett fan, it’s hard for me to not want “See Emily Play” or “Arnold Layne” near the top of this list.

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June 20, 2013 on The 10 Best Pink Floyd Songs

“Dreamed of becoming for 29 years.” Oh my god, what a groaner of an ending line! Everyone else already said what I would have to say about this list otherwise.

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April 10, 2013 on The 10 Best National Songs

Excellent, varied selections here. I love the idea of this weekly feature, and now I feel like it’s delivering on its promise. Not bad only a few weeks in.

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March 3, 2013 on The Week In Music Writing: 2/24/13 – 3/2/13

Who did Anthony Kiedis make sweet heroin-addled love to in order to attain headliner status for every single festival in the United States for the past half a decade?

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January 24, 2013 on Coachella 2013 Lineup


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November 16, 2012 on Win A Remastered Beatles Vinyl Box Set