Comments from brooks

I dunno. That White Denim record sounds like a mid-level jambad hit the studio and the not like the band that made D or Corsicana Lemonade. I mean, "Big Big Fun" sounds a whole lot like Phish's "Twist". I don't know if it's the lineup change or what, but Stiff is pretty meh.
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March 29, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Black Mountain IV
Whoa. I'm kind of embarrassed over how happy this makes me!
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March 27, 2016 on Watch Smashing Pumpkins Reunite With James Iha For The First Time In 16 Years
They somehow captured the essence of Morning Dew *perfectly* while still making it their own. I think this one is my favorite of the five.
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March 24, 2016 on Hear Grateful Dead Covers By The War On Drugs, Courtney Barnett, The National, Phosphorescent + Jenny Lewis, And Bruce Hornsby + DeYarmond Edison
I think this is the best of the new batch of songs.
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March 1, 2016 on Pity Sex – “Bonhomie”
You guys are all gonna downvote me for this, but I don't think this is that bad. And he's actually wearing a shirt! I've listened to the album once through and it's kind of a mess, but it's catchy. I don't blame anyone for liking it.
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February 26, 2016 on Watch The 1975 Do “The Sound” On The Tonight Show
I watched most of the show in a bar without sound. I didn't know who half of those people were until I got on the internet when I got home. The only thing I wish I could have heard was Kendrick's performance, which looked awesome. Eventually there'll be a youtube clip of that performance that stays up for more than 15 min, right?
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February 16, 2016 on Grammys 2016: Performances From Worst To Best
I love Rogue Wave! Excited to hear the rest of this. Kinda dig the artwork too.
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February 8, 2016 on Rogue Wave – “What Is Left To Solve” (Stereogum Premiere)
Zach Rogue confirmed it on Twitter yesterday too:
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February 5, 2016 on Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard, Noel Gallagher, Andy Partridge Write Songs For New Monkees Album
Honestly, if they just replaced all of those synths with guitars then this would be a MUCH better song. Like, it has great bones, but the adornment is all wrong.
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January 13, 2016 on Bloc Party – “Virtue”
"Oldie" is one of my favorite jams of all time, but also the only OF song I really like. Earl's verse at the end is excellent and proves he's the genius that everyone says he is. But seriously, can we get Mike G some more guest spots?! I love that dude.
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November 18, 2015 on Does The World Need Odd Future?
I loved Another Eternity and it's definitely in my top five albums of 2015. I think that if you listen to their two albums back to back you can hear a marked progression in the music. Another Eternity doesn't sound like much of a retread to me at all. I would have loved another Shrines, but I think they gave us much more than that.
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October 16, 2015 on Purity Ring – “Begin Again (HEALTH Remix)”
Hi, we're Canada, we know your states! Sorry! Bye!
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October 13, 2015 on Watch Purity Ring Bring Their Dazzling Light Display To Kimmel
Put Bone on just about any track and I'll listen to it.
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October 8, 2015 on ZHU x Bone Thugs-N-Harmony x Trombone Shorty – “Hold Up, Wait A Minute”
Wow. This is really... I don't even know. It's been downhill since Silent Alarm, but I think I might be officially done with Bloc Party.
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October 5, 2015 on Bloc Party – “The Love Within” & “The Good News”
It's okay at best. I listened to Zane Lowe's show last night and where I expected to hear insight about the music he was playing, it was mostly promotion for Apple Music. Maybe that'll change as time goes on, but it was annoying and disappointing. The Connect feature is weird. Especially when an artist like Nine Inch Nails essentially posts two albums of instrumentals and outtakes and it's not listed in the Albums list. If you don't know to check out the Connect area then you'd never know it was there. It's just kind of confusing. I went in trying to treat it as its own thing, but I can't help but compare it to Spotify, which just keeps getting better and better. I'll keep my Apple Music active for the three month trial, but it's unlikely that I'll renew it when my time is up.
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July 1, 2015 on First Impressions Of Apple Music
The 2002 performance is surprisingly great, but the new one is super tight and Ryan sounds great.
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May 14, 2015 on Watch David Letterman Bring Ryan Adams Back For An Encore
I believe John would tell you that Punk Rock is Bullshit
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May 13, 2015 on The Long Winters’ John Roderick Is Running For Seattle City Council