Tim Sentz

Comments from Tim Sentz

Not as big of a week for me as last week, but I'm crazy stoked for the new Vince. Also, the new King Gizzard is great, and I'm looking forward to Algiers.
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June 20, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Young Thug Beautiful Thugger Girls
I love it. It may not be the booming masterpiece that mbv was upon it's return, but it's a worthy follow-up to Going Black Again, that I'll be going back to often.
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June 16, 2017 on Stream Ride Weather Diaries
Hmmmmm. I'm surprise you didn't include anything off of Deerhunter's Cryptograms or Microcastle. Twilight at Carbon Lake especially seems like an essential shoegaze song in my book.
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June 14, 2017 on 31 Essential Shoegaze Tracks
Another big week. I've already listened to Palehound, Turtlenecked, and Fleet Foxes, and all of them are great. Surprised there's no stream or leak of Ride yet.
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June 13, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit The Nashville Sound
It's pretty great.
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June 12, 2017 on Stream Turtlenecked Vulture
I think this also means that Palehound is the AOTW.
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June 12, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Ride Weather Diaries
This seems to be the consensus with Weather Diaries. The reviews I've seen so far illustrate how it seems like a natural progression from GBA, with a few twists and turns in there. Nothing I've seen has stated it's a flat out mess, so that's good. Still can't wait to hear it.
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June 12, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Ride Weather Diaries
I love the new Waxahatchee material. This albums gonna rule. Also enjoyed the new Ride track.
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June 9, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I agree. A lot of what's impressing me this year is the new stuff, but I'm still enjoying the old guards output. Spoon, Fleet Foxes, Thurston Moore, Grizzly Bear, and Beach Fossils have all put out either solid singles or albums this year, and the reunion albums from JAMC, Grandaddy, The Feelies (tho they didn't break up), and Ride have done what they do best. It's not particularly groundbreaking, but they're still good. I'm not mad or anything about the "lack of hetero white male music," it was just something I noticed and wanted another perspective. I'd agree that the there hasn't been any kind of revolutionary album from any white male artist, though the Mount Eerie album is devastating.
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June 9, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
And that maybe so. Of my top 5 albums of the year, only one is a straight white male - Alex G, and that's not even my AOTY, nothing has topped Priests so far, but Slowdive is close. I just think it's interesting, and a topic people don't like to really focus on b/c of the backlash. Thanks for giving a well put together response.
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June 9, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
That's not what I'm saying at all actually. He criticized Peckhold for the same thing they praised Adrienne. I was asking a legitimate question, but it's apparent this isn't the right place to ask that question without being branded a chauvinist. Like I said, I'm okay with the downvotes, but you're missing the point.
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June 9, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
Music criticism these days is baffling to me. You highlight Big Thief - as you should, Capacity is wonderful - for being about Adrienne Lenker, but you criticize Fleet Foxes for the same thing. Is it b/c of our current political climate that the white male is so poorly viewed? I'm legitimately curious. You guys do a better job at highlighting all forms of music, which I'm glad, but the "other site" has been unusually critical of hetero white male fronted musicians this year. I'm okay with the downvotes, as one of those hetero white males, but it's just an observation. Fleet Foxes album is decent in my book, and no where near as boring as Pure Comedy, which I loathe. (
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June 9, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
4/4 for me. Eagerly anticipating it. I don't expect it to be groundbreaking, just a solid shoegaze album from veterans of the genre, which is what these first 4 tracks have displayed to me.
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June 8, 2017 on Ride – “Lannoy Point”
I don't find CSH annoying. Teens of Denial was great. Sure, there's bands that sound similar to both of them, but sometimes one sticks and the other doesn't.
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June 7, 2017 on Ricky Eat Acid Shares Essay-Length Car Seat Headrest Takedown
It leaked like a month ago. It's wonderful.
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
Hey we agree on AOTW for once!
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June 6, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Big Thief Capacity
Surprises: - Slowdive and Priests in the top 10 is awesome. - Fleet Foxes so low - Highlighting underrated albums like Hundreth, Spencer Radcliffe, and Palehound. Not surprising: - #1 (thought it's a great album) - FJM in the top 10 (really don't like that album) Given that there are albums on here that aren't out yet - Fleet Foxes, Palehound - is it safe to assume you've heard the new Ride and didn't like it?
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
There's also the sophomore album from Ulrika Spacek - shoegaze band - that's due as well. I've listened to some of Elder, and I enjoyed it. Also, that new Beach Fossils album is their best since their debut imo. Also stoked for Institute, their EPs were great.
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May 30, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Elder Reflections Of A Floating World
If you like noise pop type stuff, try this: http://albumstreams.com/album/the-sea-life-the-sea-life-p6073 just found it today. officially released this Friday.
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May 23, 2017 on Album Of The Week: The I.L.Y’s Bodyguard
I haven't had a chance to listen to PG yet, I don't think it's available anywhere. I have had the chance to listen to ATDI and thought it was fairly good, Big Walnuts Yonder was pretty solid, and Slowdive is awesome. Black Lips album is okay so far.
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May 2, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Perfume Genius No Shape
DNA is SOTY contender type shit. Also enjoying Feel, Pride, Humble, XXX and Duckworth. Solid album. Not the GOAT, but it's really good.
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April 14, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
I'd assume its just another one of his experimental collaborations, not a proper release like Simple Songs. Which means it'll be on Spotify/Apple Music on Friday.
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March 7, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Laura Marling Semper Femina
Really surprised you passed up Jay Som for AOTW. It's a great album.
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March 7, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Laura Marling Semper Femina
I don't get the love for Arca, this week was all about RIDE's return and the new Spoon track. I mean... RIDE. of all of the reunion's I'm most excited about this one and the first tracks released show great promise for both sides of the Ride fandom - a shoegaze/alt rocker and a clear shoegaze dream pop cut.
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February 27, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Both of these songs have been great. I don't get the Carnival of Light/Tarantula comparisons for Charm Assault. Both sound somewhere in between Nowhere and GBA. Love both tracks and the new album is now my most anticipated album.
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February 22, 2017 on Ride – “Home Is A Feeling”
2/2 so far. Both tracks are bangers. I don't care about the commotion this band has caused in the past, I'm behind this reunion and music output.
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February 22, 2017 on At The Drive In – “Incurably Innocent”