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They are considered uncool. The great bands from 10 or 15 years ago have to be coaxed back into existence, and meanwhile these guys just will not go away.

 0Posted on Oct 23rd | re: Thurston Moore Sees Your Snarky Tweets About Him (16 comments)

The issue has never been change or evolution; the issue has always been betrayal. If you’ve read the details, he was pretty damn cruel and deceptive for an unreasonably long time.

 0Posted on Oct 23rd | re: Honeyblood - "Choker" Video (1 comments)

This song sounds too much like “Here Comes Everybody” by Autolux.

Has this Iggy Pop ever sang a duet with Taylor Swift?

It would do what it always does–tell us a real band that just made an okay album (U2) is totally awful and that every flashy pop star and rapper is amazing.

 +20Posted on Oct 21st | re: Taylor Swift - "Welcome To New York" (79 comments)

Not that I’m a U2 fan, but I do think they are passionate about their songs. It is pretty funny how Tom is hellbent on convincing us that U2′s new album is just the WORST…while he and his cohorts are constantly talking up artists who make inferior music that was never intended to be anything but a cash-in.

 0Posted on Oct 18th | re: Bono Explains Why He's Always Wearing Sunglasses (24 comments)

He always said he “has sensitive eyes,” which doesn’t communicate anything and makes him sound like a weirdo. That’s a big leap from “sensitive eyes” to glaucoma.

 -1Posted on Oct 14th | re: Ex Hex - "Waterfall" Video (6 comments)

I’m really happy to hear her having fun making music again. I feel like there were some years prior to Wild Flag where she wasn’t enjoying playing/creating music nearly as much. For the last few years, it’s like something has been reignited in her. Whether or not anyone finds anything profound in Ex Hex’s lyrics, I think the melodies and playing in Ex Hex are top notch, and there’s a special energy to this project (both live and on record) that, with the exception of Wild Flag, I haven’t heard since her days in Helium. I checked out a bunch of great newer musicians at SXSW, but Ex Hex were the only band I chose to see three times.

 0Posted on Oct 14th | re: Watch Foo Fighters Talk About Sonic Highways In New Teaser (2 comments)

So are the people downvoting me just completely unaware of NIRVANA’s (Dave’s previous band, for those of you failed Rock 101) hostile relationship with GnR, or are they just too dumb to see how being chummy with Axl would be totally hypocritical given that history?

I wouldn’t call myself a Madonna fan and don’t own any of her albums, but I liked everything I heard off of Ray of Light, especially the title track. I’m not sure I’d trust someone to write songs for me if s/he didn’t like that song.