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There is no such thing as an “emo-like theme.”
I never liked Live. They sucked then, and they suck now. Just because a rock album that was/is popular turns an age that is a nice, big, round number does not mean that album is worth commemorating with a think piece. You can always tell when Stereogum is short on ideas. There are plenty of lesser-known albums turning 20 this year that are ten times better than Throwing Copper. Will the 2014 Stereogum write about them? No, they probably won’t. Prove me wrong. I’ll be looking forward to hearing what you guys have to say about Built to Spill’s There’s Nothing Wrong With Love and Cherubs’ Heroin Man. I’m sure you know the latter, right?
Just wait until the clone starts getting all excited about writing songs. “Nah dude, somebody already wrote that.”
Not that I’m in my twenties, but what’s up with everyone in the National being old? Were they ever young?
That is not a picture of the person writing the posts. It’s a stock photo of an emo kid. I guess you haven’t been on the site long enough to know about Stereogum’s veteran jokester.
Remember when he was doing those Burger King commercials concurrently with the diabetes supplies commercials? Never have I applauded so heartily.
Nah dude, they’re going to spraypaint the vandal from head to toe.
Since the default sound palette of indie rock has been mostly the same since the early nineties, what exactly is a “nostalgia craze”? A lot of things in rock simply are what they are for very long periods of time. That’s what makes something an established style of music and not just a flash-in-the-pan “craze.” Oh right, this is the website that declared that guitar music was dying (something that happens only every couple of years) and then backpedaled by labeling every rising guitar band as representative of some revival. Folk music has been around forever, so if some folk artists become popular, does that mean that there is a folk craze or a nostalgia craze?
A lot of the releases actually are in short supply, and when that is the case, some jerks in a few cities sleep outside of the record stores (no joke) and resell them for ridiculous prices on Ebay. This happened last year with Double Dagger’s final release, the 333 EP.