Brooks

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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

>Spotify doesn’t allow for such stratification: All music offered on the service is available to all subscribers.

This isn’t quite true. There is content on Spotify that’s only available to premium subscribers, but there’s very little of it. So little that you’re unlikely to notice.

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March 31, 2015 on Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal

Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams

But that FKA twigs record is pretty great too.

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December 9, 2014 on Win Stereogum’s 10 Best Albums Of 2014 On Vinyl Courtesy Of Insound

That’s some balls going with a Torquil song as the first listen for the new album.

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August 11, 2014 on Stars – “From The Night”

That sold out in a few hours! Geez!

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June 13, 2014 on Ryan Adams Announces New Single “Gimme Something Good”

He’s also on three tracks on Amy Ray’s 2014 album, Goodnight Tender

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April 2, 2014 on Behold The Justin Vernon Family Tree

This sounds like lifeless karaoke at best. The Roots are fine, but Dirks Bentley can’t make it work.
I know people were kind of down on Fleet Bear’s cover of Corduroy, but this is so much worse. Part of me feels like Dirks could have done a lot better with one of the the slower songs, but then the other, smarter part of me just goes nahhhhhh.

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October 24, 2013 on Watch Dierks Bentley & The Roots Cover Pearl Jam’s “Alive” With Mike McCready

Set The Ray To Jerry (of course!)

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July 22, 2013 on Win A Smashing Pumpkins The Aeroplane Flies High 5-LP Limited Edition Box Set

I saw Elizabeth Mitchell this last year with my kids (3, 2 & 2) and they LOVED it. I kinda loved it too.

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June 21, 2013 on Parental Advisory: Elizabeth Mitchell

The Photo Album, of course.

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December 3, 2012 on Win A Limited Edition Death Cab For Cutie Vinyl Box Set

OMG this is awesome. Like, whoa.

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November 9, 2012 on Big Boi – “Lines” (Feat. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram) (Stereogum Premiere)

“After the Fall” isn’t really doing it for me, but the “She’s 22″ remix is excellent.

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April 23, 2012 on Hear Dave Sitek Remix Norah Jones

Reunion – M83

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March 21, 2012 on Win SOL Republic HD Headphones And Earphones

Morning Dew – but since that’s actually a cover of a Bonnie Dobson song, I’ll go with St. Stephen

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February 22, 2012 on Win A 14-DVD Grateful Dead Box Set

“Reunion” by M83

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December 20, 2011 on Win A $200 JAMBOX Wireless Speaker

Liturgy – Generation

sick, sick, sick!

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December 12, 2011 on Win A $500 DigiTech iPB-10 Programmable Pedalboard

If they could get Billy to sing this with them then it’d be awesome. I love the music, but the vocals aren’t very good.

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December 8, 2011 on The Big Pink Cover Smashing Pumpkins’ “Mayonaise”

Wait, the Decemberists don’t even make the list?!

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December 5, 2011 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011