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 0Posted on Sep 26th | re: Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes Comment Party (101 comments)

It’s good so far. I wish I could crank it, but I’m at work.

 +1Posted on Sep 23rd | re: Album Of The Week: Perfume Genius Too Bright (51 comments)

This was definitely the highlight of the week for me. I didn’t care for SYRO, but I’ve never been a fan of that genre. A good runner up for the week though was LVL UP’s “Hoodwink’d.” A really great guitar driven record. Really enjoyed it.

Disappointment of the week? The Drums. Awful. Also that Julian Casablanca’s album is a mixed bag. Some great songs, and some major duds.

I like it, but I have to agree with the review. It’s nowhere near as good as the first one. On the flip side, I have to echo what I said about El Pintor – we wanted more of the same or at least somewhat close. We popularized their sound and demanded more, so they came back with more of the same. As far as the returns go lately, I’m the least disappointed in this one (that accolade is saved nicely for The Dismemberment Plan).

Trainwreck is definitely the highlight, it’s brutally fantastic and right in the vein with their debut. I’m enjoying the album, it’s not their first, but that’s a good thing. If they continue to make music, I’m sure it’ll improve over time once they see the reaction to this. Or I could be way off and they’ll dilute their sound entirely, but I don’t see that happening. I’m sure P4K will tear this to shreds.

 +4Posted on Aug 28th | re: Premature Evaluation: Interpol El Pintor (143 comments)

I feel like a lot of these “hot” bands from the early 2000s are getting the shaft these days. They came into the scene with a fresh sound, and critics and fans demanded more. So what did they do? They did more. Then they did another one, and critics said “try something new.” The Strokes albums don’t really sound that different, with the exception of the last. Same as Interpol, but it’s all the same thing with small subtle differences. It’s their style, and I don’t particularly agree with chastising them just because they have kept the same formula that people demanded. How many Led Zeppelin albums are vastly different than their predecessor?

If it’s what you’ve come to expect from a band, why should you be disappointed? El Pintor is a solid album, and I’m not even a huge fan of Interpol. I like all of their albums, even the self-titled, because I know what I’m getting into when I put on an album by them. Spoon hasn’t changed that much, They Want My Soul just has catchier melodies than Transference, so naturally it’s getting praised.

Just seems unfair to continuously berate these bands just because they are doing what everyone asked of them. Not every band is the Beatles, so why hold them to the same regard? Seems like an easy way to get out of writing a thorough review, and just pass it off as “more of the same.”

 +1Posted on Aug 26th | re: Album Of The Week: Ty Segall Manipulator (49 comments)

I didn’t like this as much as I wanted. I’ve loved most of his albums, but the last two (this and Sleeper) just haven’t felt the same. It’s good, just not my favorite.

If I had to pick an AOTW, I’d go with The Wytches “Annabel Dream Reader” which is apparently getting carved by critics (according to Metacritic) which is a shame. Merchandise and Cymbals Eat Guitars would be the definite runner ups.

 0Posted on Aug 21st | re: Soundcloud Introducing Audio Ads, Paid Subscription (13 comments)

I’m surprised actually, that it took them this long to start charging. So many other services due, so it was only a matter of time.

 0Posted on Jul 9th | re: Album Of The Week: DJ Dodger Stadium Friend Of Mine (9 comments)

I gotta go with Warehouse or Radiator Hospital. Both bands put out new albums for free on their bandcamp and they are both pretty damn great, especially Warehouse.

 +8Posted on Jul 7th | re: Death From Above 1979 - "Trainwreck 1979" (30 comments)

Damn I hope the rest of the album sounds like this. Way better than I was expecting.

 0Posted on Jul 6th | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - June 2014 (72 comments)

If you like the shoegaze/metal aspect of Deafheaven but hated the vocals like me, try Lantlos – Melting Sun. Wonderful album with clean vocals.

 +5Posted on Jul 1st | re: Stream Viet Cong Cassette (3 comments)

I’ve had this for about 7 months. Fantastic listen. It’s like Women meets the Talking Heads. Very post-punky. Their debut album is my most highly anticipated releases this year.