Tim Sentz

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I read them yesterday and they were crap. I wouldn’t bother. I have to give SG the props on this, more often than not the comment section is far more sophisticated than others.

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July 21, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy

It’s definitely an accomplishment that very few other artists this year can even touch. It’s sprawling, dynamic, and above all else sincere. I’ve been touting this to my friends for weeks but few seem to catch on. I’ve only had it a few weeks but I agree, it gets better with each listen. Top 5 for me this year.

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July 21, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy

If you’re going to start with TMLT then I’d say Mr. E Mann, Fired Up, Dimed Out, or I Lost My Mind.

The Monitor – A More Perfect Union, To Old Friends and New

Grievances – Titus Andronicus

Local Biz – Upon Viewing Oregons…, In a Big City,

If not a single one of those clicks with you, you’d be best to skip the rest of their stuff.

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July 20, 2015 on Stream Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy

It doesn’t topple The Monitor for me, but it’s truly a wonderful album. Definitely better than Local Business (which is still good to me). The middle of the album is where it really crackles, from Mr. E Mann to Come On, Siobahn, to me.

I’ve heard complaints that it’s too long, but those are from dismissive clods. It’s expansive, tough to digest in one setting, but ultimately rewarding. If you haven’t heard it yet, you’re in for a real treat.

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July 20, 2015 on Stream Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy

As a fan of their last two albums, I have to say that I don’t mind the subtle change in direction. It’s still psych as hell, but its not resonating with me quite as much as the last two. But I will add that Lonerism didn’t capture me until a few listens. I’ve only given Currents about 5 listens so we’ll see how it goes.

on the subject of Beach House, I’m still on the fence about it. It’s not really comparable to Bloom or Teen Dream. It’s far more minimal in aspect than those. I’ve given it about 3 spins and I like it, but at this moment, it doesn’t touch Teen Dream for me.

In other news, I’m surprised there’s no PE on Titus Andronicus, which is by far the best thing i’ve heard this summer so far. (summer beginning June 21st).

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July 9, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Tame Impala Currents

I agree with Bully, but I’m also digging Creepoid’s new album, and just finally got around to listening to Loop’s Array 1 EP. It’s really good.

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June 24, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Bully Feels Like

I’d have Viet Cong at #1. Has not left my playlist since it leaked last year. Also, I could not get into the new Waxahatchee. Loved her last album, this one, not so much.

Notable omissions (to me): Swervedriver, Gateway Drugs, No Joy, The Soft Moon, Lightning Bolt, and Young Fathers.

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June 16, 2015 on Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty)

No Joy may have put out the best shoegaze album of the year. Jenny Hval is also good.

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June 9, 2015 on Album Of The Week: PINS Wild Nights

I think you went with the right choice. Metz II is most excellent. I was disappointed by MCIII, and I’ve never been a MMJ fan. Torres’ Sprinter is still a confusing one for me, but I haven’t listened enough to it. Hop Along and Downtown Boys are great this week too.

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May 5, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Metz II

I wouldn’t go so far as to saying that. There have been some most excellent albums like Viet Cong, Sleater-Kinney, and Speedy Ortiz; some really good albums like Built to Spill and Panda Bear, and then some impressive debuts from Spectres and Cloakroom. Q1 and Q2 of 2015 has not disappointed me at all, but there have been a few crap releases definitely. I wouldn’t say this is crap, it’s just not something I was hoping for and not something I particularly like.

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April 29, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Mew +-

Well the band never intended to do a follow up to Post-Nothing, it was recorded right as they were thinking of breaking up. They put the album out because it was already done, then it picked up steam. So they didn’t really think about doing a follow up but did because we fans demanded it basically. They toured the shit out of the world after. No idea on if they are going to return, but I hope they do.

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April 29, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Mew +-

Presently on hiatus. No indication of future material or touring.

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April 28, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Mew +-

Hmmm. I’m gonna have to respectfully disagree, despite the great write up for it. I didn’t care for this album at all. I’m a little tired of the Passion Pit sound, and this oozes with that. I was hoping that Mew wouldn’t go that route. Seems to me that a lot of bands are repeating that sound – sort of a Phoenix/Passion Pit hybrid. I liked it when those bands did it, but a band known for their prog rock highlights, this was just a disappointment. Sorry!

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April 28, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Mew +-

I love shoegaze.

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April 23, 2015 on Loop – “Precession” (Stereogum Premiere)

Fairly accurate, though Chairs Missing and Pink Flag are pretty interchangeable.

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April 22, 2015 on 01. Chairs Missing (1978)

According to the Tool facebook page, several of those U2 vinyls went out accidentally with the 1992 Opiate EP by Tool.

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April 21, 2015 on 1. U2 – Songs Of Innocence – $393.00

Next week – Speedy Ortiz or Built to Spill. Both are excellent.

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April 14, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Tribulation The Children Of The Night

Doesn’t sound like its an attack on Love’s parenting skills, more on Love’s social presence to me, regardless of negative or positive impact. Her mom’s a celebrity. Can’t be easy for the girl to have one dead celerity parent as well as a celebrity mom.

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April 8, 2015 on Frances Bean Cobain Gives Rare Interview: “I Don’t Really Like Nirvana That Much”

While I don’t think it comes close to the excellence of Cerulean Salt, Ivy Tripp is a worthy follow up. She possess a wonderful voice that’s delicate and raw at the same time. I think Under a Rock is my favorite track so far.

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April 7, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp

May 8th cannot be here sooner. Hope they kill it at Coachella.

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April 6, 2015 on Watch Footage From Ride’s First Full-Band Reunion Show