Stephen Fish

Comments from Stephen Fish

Yeah and it's also really easy for a guy who was among the last generation of musicians to benefit from the record industry boom of the CD era to get on a high horse about not "selling out". It's a lot easier to turn down a quick, easy, big payday when you've got regular money coming in from record sales. It bums me out when I hear Grizzly Bear in a VW commercial too, I totally feel him on that. I don't want to thing about cars when I listen to my favorite music either. But it seems like Trent is unfairly holding that against Grizzly Bear. They make great music, they deserve a payday, and that payday isn't gonna come from record sales anymore so they do what they have to do.
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July 28, 2017 on Trent Reznor: “When I Hear Grizzly Bear In A Volkswagen Commercial, It Kind Of Bums Me Out”
The worst is when you get two thick onion segments that never separated inside one ring.
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June 14, 2017 on Lorde, Please Don’t Stop Instagramming Onion Rings
Switch The Suburbs and Neon Bible and then we'll talk.
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June 1, 2017 on Arcade Fire Announce New Album Everything Now
That's a really good point. Literally every song anyone has every liked has been shown to them in one way or another, by a friend, a radio station, a blog, pandora or some other services... and whoever showed it to them said some version of "here, like this! this is a thing you should like!"
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May 31, 2017 on The 10 Best Linkin Park Songs
Seeing this on SUD is gonna make me so happy.
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May 26, 2017 on The 10 Best Linkin Park Songs
Sgt. Pepper's is totally a legit choice. IMO (and probably the opinion of most people who slightly dismiss Sgt. Peppers) it's their most influential album, the one that caused the biggest sea change in how albums were made and thought of, but not their "best."
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May 26, 2017 on In Honor Of Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary, We Ranked Every Beatles Album
Revolver. But these guys also just published a Linkin Park top 10 so IDK what to think anymore.
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May 26, 2017 on In Honor Of Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary, We Ranked Every Beatles Album
Also: "People genuinely liked the music without having to be told that they should like the music." Is that a low-key burn on your entire readership? You're gonna post a Linkin Park top 10 without a hint of irony and then imply that the reason literally no one who regularly reads your articles likes them is because they only like what they're told to like? At first I just thought this was kinda laughable and dismissed it as a lark. After actually reading it, I'm a little insulted. Not like REALLY insulted. But just a little. Sorta.
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May 26, 2017 on The 10 Best Linkin Park Songs
Good god WHY?????
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May 26, 2017 on The 10 Best Linkin Park Songs
This is pretty much the opposite of true.
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May 25, 2017 on St. Vincent Working With Jack Antonoff
Boxer is their best album but High Violet has the best songs. I was gonna list the best ones but then I looked at the track list and realized I would just end up writing them all down. But I will say that Bloodbuzz Ohio gives me goosebumps like no song ever has.
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May 23, 2017 on Boxer Turns 10
I'm the last person who should be saying who's allowed to get offended by this but I kinda don't see why there's any outcry. Seems to me like they're making a very clear point that sexism in the festival business is bad.
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May 8, 2017 on Destructo Apologizes For Offensive HARD Summer 2017 Trailer
In the context of the album though Backseat Freestyle is supposed to be a bunch of kids rapping in the back of the car. It's not supposed to be a nuanced perspective on gender. See Sing About Me/I'm Dying of Thirst for that. At least that one verse on it...
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May 5, 2017 on Miley Cyrus Announces New Single “Malibu,” Talks Kendrick And Trump
Yeah, also that didn't look violent to me at all. Just urgent. But LOL at the second guy to run on stage who tries to "help" by grabbing on to the first guy!
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May 5, 2017 on Dancing Pikachu Violently Dragged Offstage :(
They probably just aren't your thing then. I got bought in by the funk and danceability and stayed for the emotionally fraught lyrics.
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May 5, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem – “Call The Police”
This is the best intro to LCD for sure. One of the best opening tracks of all time and so fucking infectious!
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May 5, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem – “Call The Police”
I was only able to listen to the teaser snippet but holy fuck it sounds like grizzly bear does king of limbs in the best possible way
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May 4, 2017 on Grizzly Bear – “Three Rings”
They really stuck the landing with R2 screaming at the end.
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May 4, 2017 on Watch Star Wars Characters Sing Smash Mouth’s “All Star”
A lot of it's corny but it has its moments of brilliance. Alec Baldwin doing Trump, Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer, Weekend Update is usually good for 2-3 belly laughs.
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April 12, 2017 on Filter Frontman Calls Out “Bullshit” Chainsmokers Performance On SNL
For real. She's brilliant, but she's not right for a festival. I saw Joanna Newsom at a festival once. She's one of my all time favorite artists but it was terrible. There were like 50 of us crammed in the front standing trying desperately to hear over the 3,000 people who took the opportunity to camp out for the next act and were just drinking and talking loudly through the whole thing.
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April 11, 2017 on Coachella Apparently Passed On Kate Bush Because “No One Is Going To Understand It”
If he lets Bono take a big-old-self-important shit all over XXX I'll never forgive him
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April 11, 2017 on Kendrick Lamar Shares Cover Art & Tracklist For New Album DAMN.
Already got tix for Hollywood Bowl! Possibly also seeing them at Outside Lands. Gonna be a good summer
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April 4, 2017 on Fleet Foxes Share World Tour Dates, Crack-Up Trailer
Looks like I'm gonna sell my 3 day passes and head down to FYF instead. Maybe I'll do a single day for Gorillaz. Unless they're the only good act that day.
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April 4, 2017 on Outside Lands 2017 Lineup
The GIF won't load on my browser! WHAT ARE YOU GUYS TALKING ABOUT???
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March 31, 2017 on Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” Video
Honestly, good on her for mining the shit out of this song. It's basically like she has a number one hit every year for the rest of her life. I'd be squeezing it for all it's worth too. After all, what says Christmas more than rampant capitalism?
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March 21, 2017 on “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Is Becoming A Movie, Somehow
If these were arriving yesterday, it was Ash Wednesday. Can't be a coincidence. Maybe the ep will have religious overtones/iconography?
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March 2, 2017 on New Nine Inch Nails EP Gets Fans’ Hands Dirty
As shitty as their pizza is, Mike Illitch (recently deceased owner of Little Caesar's, the Detroit Tigers, and the Red Wings) did a LOT for the city of Detroit and I, for one, am happy to have an arena named after his terrible pizza if it does him even a small bit of honor.
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February 16, 2017 on Kid Rock Could Be The “Billy Joel At MSG” Of Little Caesars Arena