Lucas Gillan

Comments from Lucas Gillan

Swing Lo Magellan for album, though I did really like the new Deerhoof and almost voted for it. My actual favorite albums are probably Accelerando by Vijay Iyer and Made Possible by the Bad Plus. But those are "jazz," which, as far as Sgum is concerned, doesn't exist.
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November 21, 2012 on The 2012 Gummy Awards: Vote Now And Enter To Win An iPad With Retina Display
I love music with a beat!
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June 6, 2012 on Band To Watch: Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
This band kinda sounds like Animal Collective
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May 31, 2012 on The Beach Boys – “From There To Back Again”
Ah, OK. I didn't think that seemed right. Hope you enjoyed your time here.
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May 25, 2012 on Lazer Guided Melodies Turns 20
Wait, Tom lives in Chicago? Hope to see you around soon, dude!
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May 24, 2012 on Lazer Guided Melodies Turns 20
High five to Amrit for giving the HM to Vijay Iyer's Accelerando. It's my most-played album of the year by far. If any of you kids ever think to yourselves something along the lines of "jazz musicians are so out of touch; there hasn't been a good jazz album in 50 years," do yourselves a favor and check out Mr. Iyer's work.
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May 24, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2012 So Far
The eff would people downvote someone praising Dr. John? Do you kids know what music is?
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May 24, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2012 So Far
I inherited my generation's vague disdain for disco as a teen, but learned how awesome it truly can be when I got a gig playing drums in a disco cover band (non-ironic -- everyone else was more than twice my age). I always loved playing, and listening to, Bad Girls, Hot Stuff, Heaven Knows and Last Dance. The beats, melodies, and of course, Mrs. Summer's singing are undeniable. RIP.
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May 17, 2012 on R.I.P. Donna Summer
It reminds me of the medleys in the big Vegas-style production shows I played while working on a cruise ship. Besides having that touch of Brian Wilson's genius, of course.
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April 26, 2012 on The Beach Boys – “That’s Why God Made the Radio”
Not that I have, like, ever, uh, watched The Voice, but someone told me that a girl on that show did a really terrible version of the song too: http://www.nbc.com/the-voice/video/lindsey-pavao-somebody-i-used-to-know/1394345 Why isn't Gotye fighting back about that?
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April 24, 2012 on Gotye Disses Glee
I'm in support of Annie getting a little crazier.
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April 23, 2012 on St. Vincent – “KROKODILl” & “GROT”
No Bon Iver? That's it, I'm removing Stereogum from my bookmarks. Wait what is this list for?
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April 18, 2012 on 15 Songs That Saved James Murphy’s Life
I just sang The Weight at karaoke on Saturday, for real. It was my first time ever singing karaoke, too. Mr. Helm is a master.
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April 18, 2012 on Levon Helm In “Final Stages” Of Cancer
Many thanks for this dispatch, Michael_. I really enjoyed reading it. I just have one issue, though: you said the Weeknd "absolutely met all expectations in his highly anticipated Coachella debut with a sultry mix of all the best from last year’s mixtape trilogy." I know I wasn't there, but I watched the live stream and Mr. Tesfaye sounded very uneven vocally throughout the whole set. Did you not notice this? I'm really surprised that there wasn't a stronger reaction about his performance. Not that I wanna be a Debbie Downer for the folks who liked his set, but are we really past the point of expecting singers to be good at singing?
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April 17, 2012 on A Coachella Status Update, By Michael_
Scoring David Fincher films?
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April 5, 2012 on What Would Kurt Cobain Be Up To In 2012?
Alright, RJ, you did a more than adequate job of explaining yourself. Next time I'm in the record store I'll pick up the 12" and give it a second thought.
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April 4, 2012 on Hear Gang Gang Dance, Hudson Mohawke Remix Battles
These are both super dope. Looking forward to the full album. But I am wondering: who out there buys these 12" singles? I bought both of their full-lengths and paid to see them live last year, but even I find the thought of purchasing a bunch of 12" singles that will eventually end up on another album kinda cray.
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April 4, 2012 on Hear Gang Gang Dance, Hudson Mohawke Remix Battles
The #1 thing I want from my pop stars is for them to tell me how inadequate I am, and how excellent they are.
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March 26, 2012 on Azealia Banks – “Fuck Up The Fun” (Prod. Diplo)
Not really getting the hype about Mr. Beal... I want to be impressed, really. I hope I am soon. Nice animation, though.
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February 23, 2012 on Willis Earl Beal – “Evening’s Kiss” Video
I live in Logan Square! Therefore this song makes me feel special.
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February 16, 2012 on The Cribs – “Chi-Town”
Anyone else feeling a latter-day Sunny Day Real Estate vibe (ca. The Rising Tide)?
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February 16, 2012 on Album Of The Week: Shearwater Animal Joy
Coming from a life-long Christian who's also a musician and indie rock dude (and who has played Hillsong tunes at churches countless times throughout my life), I can confidently say there's practically no good Christian indie other than Sufjan and pre-agnostic David Bazan/Pedro the Lion. There is a surprisingly rich Christian hardcore and metal scene: Zao, Underoath, Living Sacrifice, Extol, Norma Jean, and probably like 1,000 other bands since I stopped listening to that stuff in 10th grade. I'm still trying to figure out why Christian content and good music seem to be mutually exclusive.
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February 16, 2012 on Jeremy Lin’s Favorite Bands!!
Pitchfork and Lollapalooza had better have some awesome line-ups this year, because I live about 10 minutes from both of them. It would seem ridiculous to make the effort and investment in going to any other festival when two of them happen so close to me. That said, all of these fests so far look so good! Come on, Chicago fests, please please don't suck. I'm stuck with you.
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February 14, 2012 on Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup
Ha, Rucker. Not rocker. Definitely not rocker.
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February 9, 2012 on Obama Drops 28-Song Official Campaign Spotify Playlist
Sugarland and Darius rocker each got 2 songs. Because they're so good.
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February 9, 2012 on Obama Drops 28-Song Official Campaign Spotify Playlist
I apparently saw Of Montreal in 2003, yet I have zero recollection of the show. I don't remember what the music sounded like, what the stage set-up looked like, how many people were playing instruments, nothing. How is this possible?
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February 9, 2012 on of Montreal Play Fallon
Awesome to see Reggie Pace on the teevee (the trombonist/auxiliary percussionist/backup singer in Bon Iver). He's a great musician in his own right and a cornerstone of the surprisingly happening Richmond, VA jazz scene.
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February 5, 2012 on Watch Bon Iver (And Kristen Wiig’s Lana Del Rey Impersonation) On SNL
Sharon did some guest vocals on a very under-the-radar album by a Chicago free-jazz group called My Silence, which is led by drummer Mike Reed, perhaps better known in these parts as the guy who presents the Pitchfork Music Festival. Check out the album on Spotify; it's pretty awesome. http://open.spotify.com/album/3FsYBidAkYYg4yAK7Wl4zp
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January 13, 2012 on Progress Report: Sharon Van Etten
Bob Lefsetz on Tattoo: "Nerds have inherited the world, with their software and gadgets. But in one fell swoop Van Halen has taken it back. THAT'S THE POWER OF ROCK AND ROLL!" Might be the straw the breaks the me-unsubscribing-from-the-Lefsetz-Letter camel's back.
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January 12, 2012 on Stereogum Buzz Chart: Week Of 1/8/12