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 +3Posted on Sep 15th | re: Sun Kil Moon: "The War On Drugs Can Suck My Fucking Dick" (67 comments)

Yeah, this was definitely the Ottawa Folk Festival. I mean, everyone knows that big folk festivals (like jazz festivals) will book acts way outside of the genre to attract crowds, so no one should have been surprised. But still, I can see why he would get pissed off. It sounds like he doesn’t even know who the War on Drugs are other than the loud band in the distance, so they shouldn’t take it personally.

 -1Posted on Sep 15th | re: Funeral Turns 10 (198 comments)

I think Kid A is fundamentally a 90s album, even though it was released in 2000. It was the culmination of so many musical trends from that decade. Arcade Fire was pat of something new. That “new” thing wasn’t necessarily better, just saying you can’t really put Funeral and Kid A in the same pool.

 +3Posted on Sep 15th | re: Sun Kil Moon: "The War On Drugs Can Suck My Fucking Dick" (67 comments)

I can see how an actual folk artist would get pissed off from being drowned out by rock band at a folk festival.

 0Posted on Nov 25th, 2013 | re: Is It OK For Arcade Fire To Have A Dress Code At Their Concerts? (159 comments)

I’m the guy who covered the Salsatheque show for Stereogum and I can say from experience that it was mind-blowingly awesome being in a crowd of people dressed for the occasion. It created this amazing sense of community that is totally lacking at most shows. It was also just an unforgettable aesthetic experience. AF aren’t being assholes – they won’t kick you out if you don’t comply, and didn’t even do so for the Salsatheque shows where there were only 100 people present and were filming a video. It’s just like Halloween: you don’t HAVE to dress up, but it’s a lot more fun if you do.

 +1Posted on Oct 30th, 2013 | re: Smashing Pumpkins Albums From Worst To Best (146 comments)

Agreed that Adore is better than Pisces Iscariot. Also extremely underrated: Machina II, though I can’t imagine ranking it higher than it is here.

Yup, he said the name of the track. I was listening hard but didn’t catch the names of the others (or pretty much any lyrics). It was even a little hard to see even though I was about five feet from the band because they were literally performing right on a flat dance floor. I realized pretty quickly that I could see clearly if I watched the band’s reflection in the mirrors on the ceiling. Going for, ahem, a theme there maybe?

 +1Posted on Aug 25th, 2013 | re: Neil Young Albums From Worst To Best (140 comments)

Oh, and this article deals with Trans perfectly. For some reason it usually brings out extreme reactions in people – “worst piece of crap ever” or “most under-appreciated album ever” – and the fact is that it’s a really interesting experiment that went pretty damn okay. It’s fun hearing Neil Young so far out of his element, and it’s fun getting all ironically enthusiastic about him sounding like a robot and playing disco, but the vocoder/synth aesthetic had been pretty well explored by better artists by then and his entrance into the genre definitely was a little dilettantish.

 +1Posted on Aug 25th, 2013 | re: Neil Young Albums From Worst To Best (140 comments)

One thing about On the Beach that the article didn’t mention is that it captures Neil Young’s disparate song styles on one record. “See the Sky About to Rain” is from the After the Gold Rush/Harvest period (and was included on Live at Massey Hall) and “Revolution Blues” and “Walk On” could have just as well been recorded with Crazy Horse. But then you get those last three songs doing something really interesting and different that Neil Young never quite returned to. You could say it doesn’t hang together as an album, but this is outweighed by its function as a capsule of all of his best work. It also just happens to be my personal favourite Neil record.

 -2Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013 | re: Lou Reed Reviews Yeezus (11 comments)

I love Lou Reed as much as the next guy, but there should be some law against him talking about things.

 +11Posted on May 13th, 2013 | re: Daft Punk Random Access Memories Comment Party (228 comments)

And is that a bad thing? I just can’t believe the number of negative comments on this album. There are maybe two or three dud tracks, a few that are good but not classic, and five or six that I could listen to on repeat for a whole afternoon. That beats the hell out of most albums.