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In all fairness, The Squirrel Nut Zippers were actually a good band that stood above a pretty silly trend. Their followup to Hot, Perennial Favorites, was really well composed and had more in common with orchestral pop or even jazzy prog than cheesy swing. I wouldn't even bother pointing it out except they get singled out quite a bit in this article. On the other hand, I remember some people saying swing was "the next big thing" at this time, as in, it was going to replace grunge. Someone asked me to play in a swing band. I pretended I could swing dance middle school dances. It all sill makes me throw up a little to think about.
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May 16, 2016 on Let’s All Remember The Late-’90s Swing Revival
This is mostly interesting for the purpose of seeing what Limp Bizkit fans look like in the year 2016.
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April 21, 2016 on Watch Tenacious Limp Bizkit Fans Shut Down Dayton Sunoco
^^ This is the most on point rundown I've seen so far. There's also what someone said earlier, that JRB would have to prove that he actually experienced an economic injury, as would everyone else in the class action suit. They would also have to prove that they specifically bought the service for the Kanye album, which is hard to do when it contains millions upon millions of songs. Plus new members would've opted into the service after a free month anyway, which Tidal could use to argue that even if they came for Kanye, they stayed because they liked the service for other reasons. Really, it seems like this should be flipped around: Tidal should sue Kanye for breaching their exclusivity agreement, since this album is clearly one of their most valuable properties. They could also argue that Kanye is acting on opposition to his role as a representative of Tidal. On the other hand, if it was written into Kanye's agreement from the start that he could break exclusivity with Tidal, and Kanye misled people while Tidal stood by tacitly supported his statements, then Tidal might be in trouble, but again, it'll be hard to prove.
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April 18, 2016 on Someone’s Suing Kanye West And Tidal Because Pablo Is No Longer Exclusive
It's funny because I had no idea The Black Keys inducted Steve Miller into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, or were even at the ceremony, until they spoke up to say they didn't want to be associated with Steve Miller's speech. So... way to go guys,.
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April 13, 2016 on The Black Keys Regret Inducting Steve Miller Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
Untitled 7.... My. God. How does Kendrick do this.
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March 4, 2016 on Stream Kendrick Lamar’s Surprise Release untitled unmastered.
This cover is pretty timely, what with David Bowie's death and all.
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January 14, 2016 on Stars – “It Ain’t Me Babe” (Bob Dylan Cover)
…it's because when it comes to bands breaking up "forever" and "never" reuniting, but then maybe reuniting after all… I just can't anymore. Awesome if they decide to play, cool if they don't.
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October 11, 2015 on Are LCD Soundsystem Reuniting?
I think he was trying to be funny, but this song is just mean. Even when he says something nice he comes back with an actual insult: "I met War On Drugs tonight and they’re pretty nice...They’re definitely the whitest band I’ve ever fucking heard." It seems like he wants to reach out to the War on Drugs and have a laugh about all of this, but I can understand why the band is ignoring him. He sounds like a douche. He should just stop trying to be a comedian and stick to songwriting.
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October 7, 2014 on Sun Kil Moon – “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock”
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.
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September 15, 2014 on Sun Kil Moon: “The War On Drugs Can Suck My Fucking Dick”
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.
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September 15, 2014 on Funeral Turns 10
I can see how an actual folk artist would get pissed off from being drowned out by rock band at a folk festival.
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September 15, 2014 on Sun Kil Moon: “The War On Drugs Can Suck My Fucking Dick”
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.
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November 25, 2013 on Is It OK For Arcade Fire To Have A Dress Code At Their Concerts?
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.
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October 30, 2013 on Smashing Pumpkins Albums From Worst To Best
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?
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September 11, 2013 on Report From Arcade Fire’s Surprise Show At Montreal’s Salsathèque 9/9/13
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.
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August 25, 2013 on Neil Young Albums From Worst To Best
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.
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August 25, 2013 on Neil Young Albums From Worst To Best
I love Lou Reed as much as the next guy, but there should be some law against him talking about things.
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July 2, 2013 on Lou Reed Reviews Yeezus
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.
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May 13, 2013 on Daft Punk Random Access Memories Comment Party
I'm really happy to see so much love for "It Makes No Difference." It's one of the greatest songs ever written, period, but gets overlooked next to other Band classics. Awesome list.
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May 4, 2013 on The 10 Best The Band Songs