Nicholas Nissen

Comments from Nicholas Nissen

Anyone have a link to what is being shown on each channel and when? In year past they've had it on their youtube page under the stream, but there's nothing there currently.
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April 15, 2016 on Livestream Coachella 2016 Weekend 1 Here
Didn't think he could ever write a song sadder than "Casimir Pulaski Day", but "Fourth of July" sure comes close.
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March 23, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
Great list, and it really shows how incredible this band is when you still have to leave out songs like "The Amazing Sounds of Orgy", "Down is the New Up", and "Bangers + Mash". I'd also have "The Butcher" in there but I suppose its a little hard to justify having every single one of the KoL's b-sides on this list.
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March 11, 2015 on 30 Essential Radiohead Non-Album Tracks
I can understand why people reacted the way they did when U2's new album was automatically placed onto their iphones and such, but personally I think it was an extremely smart choice on their part from a business stand point. It did wonders as far as getting people, particularly younger people who may be unfamiliar with their stuff, to go back and listen to (and buy) their older albums.
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February 24, 2015 on U2 Accounted For Nearly 1/4 Of All Listeners On iOS Devices Last Month
You are all welcome for my comment. I'll be expecting my check in the mail, Stereogum.
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December 31, 2014 on The 50 Best Stereogum Comments Of 2014
Understandable, thanks for taking the time to reply. Again, really liked the list and hope to see this feature again. As much as I enjoy best of So and So's albums/songs, I prefer this kind of list more. It provides a broader history lesson on music and gives way to finding some more obscure acts who remained in the shadow of their more famous peers.
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November 20, 2014 on 26 Essential Songs From The NYC Rock Resurgence
Great list by the way. Easily one of my favorite sounds in music and it brought up a few bands I've never heard of before.
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November 19, 2014 on 26 Essential Songs From The NYC Rock Resurgence
I see that you guys excluded LCD Soundsystem because they're more associated with what comes after that cut off year of 2005, but I'm a bit surprised since "Losing My Edge" came out in 2002. Their album came out in 2005, just the same as The Bravery and Robbers On High Street, and I personally have a hard time separating them from acts like !!! and The Rapture when talking about early 2000s NYC. Was the opinion more just that they seemed to evoke a more evolved sound than what these artists started? Keeping off their stellar debut single seems like a crime otherwise.
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November 19, 2014 on 26 Essential Songs From The NYC Rock Resurgence
What we really need though is some college girls.
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October 18, 2014 on Bono Explains Why He’s Always Wearing Sunglasses
I'm really glad to hear this album is not only good, but great. Half way through it now and I'd have to agree with that sentiment. Been a bit of a dry spell for things music wise lately (at least for me) and this is the shot needed to give my car some new tunes to play with what's left of summer.
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July 28, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Spoon They Want My Soul
The euphoric feeling I get when listening "To Binge" has always placed that song highly for me. I feel like I'm floating on a cloud as Albarn and Nagano propel me over an ocean toward the setting sun.
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July 2, 2014 on The 10 Best Gorillaz Songs
You talk as if its ever been any different. "One Hit Wonder" isn't a new term or anything. Music history is filled with bands building their legacy and fanbase off of that one hit.
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March 20, 2014 on The Week In Pop: The Mis-MGMT Of Foster The People
Even Rolling Stone magazine is more in touch with today's music than the Grammy's.
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January 27, 2014 on Grammys 2014: Winners List
I really like "Hannah Hunt", but "Everlasting Arms" was definitely my favorite off that album.
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December 24, 2013 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Songs Of 2013
Beyonce just ruined my best music of 2013 list
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December 13, 2013 on Beyoncé Just Released A Surprise Album
Looking forward to this album. Between these two songs and that production team, its a sure fire early year hit.
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December 5, 2013 on Warpaint – “Biggy”
Also side note, is Stereogum not putting other site's lists up like they've done in previous years? It was always kind of nice that I could come here and discuss other opinion lists.
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December 3, 2013 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2013
Looking at this list and ones made by other publications, 2013 seems to be one of the most divisive years in music. Usually there tends to be some consistency among certain lists, but hardly any top 10 looks the same this year, let alone top 50. I'm not entirely sure what this says about music culture in general at the moment, or what music has become this year specifically, but its definitely left me scratching my head. I'm also really surprised to see albums that generally received a lot of praise from this site and critics in general completely absent from this list (Laura Marling, Foals, These New Puritans, The So So Glos, Sigur Ros, Rhye, Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Nick Cave, David Bowie, Factory Floor, Charli XCX, Baths, Majical Cloudz, just to name a few). Perhaps this year just had too many "good" albums and not enough that really stood out from the crowd.
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December 3, 2013 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2013
Lost in the Supermarket
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September 5, 2013 on Win A Clash Sound System Box Set
I was at that show! They were way better than I thought they'd be live.
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July 10, 2013 on She & Him Are The Latest Act To Ban Camera Phones Via Patronizing Signage
I grew up listening to U2. I've been a fan of theirs for nearly my entire life, so I may be a little biased in saying that I'm glad articles like this exist to remind people that U2 used to be an innovative and daring band. It's been disappointing to watch them slowly grow older and abandon their risk taking ways, but for most of their career they were a band that constantly took risks as they rode the line between mainstream and fringe movements. I think Zooropa definitely leans a little more to the fringe side, but there is still an incredible album here. Much like Ryan, I'm still hoping for one more daring album from them before they throw in the towel, but I have a hard time believing the U2 of today is capable of making albums like the U2 pre-2000 once did.
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July 3, 2013 on Zooropa Turns 20
Kind of surprised to see Era Vulgaris so low. Some of Homme's best work is on that album in my opinion.But no Eagles of Death Metal? That group has Josh Homme written all over it.
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June 14, 2013 on Josh Homme Albums From Worst To Best