João Pedro da Costa

Comments from João Pedro da Costa

When I discovered them some years ago (thanks to Dylan), I thought they were just another great band. But they are THE Band. The name says it all.
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May 5, 2013 on The 10 Best The Band Songs
I really loved Kiss Each Other Clean, a fabulous take on Elton John early 70s sound and songsmith. But this new record is almost heartbreaking for me. I also hate it.
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April 14, 2013 on Iron And Wine – “Joy” Video
And The Laziest River is, in did, an epic and unparalleled masterpiece.
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April 12, 2013 on Destroyer Albums From Worst To Best
As Dylan would put it: It's all good!
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April 12, 2013 on Destroyer Albums From Worst To Best
Spot on, yoko_oh_no. All guests' contributions seemed so far to be fully absorbed by the band sound. The same will probably happen in this new album.
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March 23, 2013 on National’s Trouble To Feature Sufjan, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten
Lodger is awfully low.
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March 22, 2013 on David Bowie Albums From Worst To Best
A bonus track is, by definition, a part of an album.
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March 5, 2013 on The Flaming Lips – “Look… The Sun Is Rising”
You write so little about the record, man. And when you do, you do it vaguely as if Bowie's previous work is more of a burden to you than to Bowie himself.
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March 5, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: David Bowie The Next Day
Long live New Album Releases Net!
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March 1, 2013 on Stream David Bowie The Next Day
'Plan' (previewed at the start of the video for 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)') is a stunning instrumental rush, straight outta Berlin, a piledriver chord-drone extended over click-beats, like an elusive found fragment, a blue-blue-electric-blueprint. From The Quietus review. The record seems to be great.
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February 26, 2013 on David Bowie – “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” Video (NSFW)
Alma matters is a remake of a previous and much better Morrissey track: Nobody Love Us.
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February 22, 2013 on The 10 Best Morrissey Songs
That track was the closest Morrissey got to a Scott Walker vibe.
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February 21, 2013 on The 10 Best Morrissey Songs
Interlude. That one is missing, though.
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February 21, 2013 on The 10 Best Morrissey Songs
No, it's not just that. I also love that track.
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February 21, 2013 on The 10 Best Morrissey Songs
Any list that includes The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils deserves my unconditional approval. If Southpaw track was in it, I would have to ask the author of the list to marry me (which would be a bummer for my girlfriend). Great work.
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February 21, 2013 on The 10 Best Morrissey Songs
How come nobody talks about The Limey? That is an absolute masterpiece.
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February 19, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Atoms For Peace AMOK
Beach House's long video is an obvious nod to Pink Floyd's Live at Pompeii.
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February 8, 2013 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
No Nick Caver nor Liars?
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February 8, 2013 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
No comments? Wow. Beautiful video from an amazing song, which is one of the many peaks of the greatest record i listened to in 2012. That pretty much sums it up. :-)
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February 8, 2013 on Liars – “WIXIW” Video
Loveless was the entry point for many listeners to MBV and shoegaze in general. With m b v, things are totally different. Lots of fans had more than 20 years to digest their sound.
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February 4, 2013 on Download My Bloody Valentine m b v
One doesn’t need to read Simon Reynolds to realize that retromania has been a propulsive engine in pop music history. Nevertheless, there was a time where going forward and breaking new musical frontiers were some of the most readable narratives of pop’s libretto. And guess what? All of its protagonists had a fucking guitar on their hands. When it was released in 1991, My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless was obviously received as a great and colourful chapter of an on-going history previously written by innovative bands like The Beatles, Can, Joy Division, The Smiths and the Pixies, just to name a few. What we didn’t know then was that it would be the last. My Bloody Valentine’s new m b v is a shock, not only because two decades of waiting made my generation pretty suspicious about anything that came out of Kevin Shields’ mouth, but because it personally made me realize that two decades of Britpop, rock’n’roll revivalism and electronica flirts really didn’t quench my thirst for some loud, kick-ass, innovative and experimental guitar mayhem. My Bloody Valentine: thank you for reminding me that.
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February 4, 2013 on Download My Bloody Valentine m b v
I completely disagree: Kiss Each Other Clean is a great record and I do remember every single song on it. The Steely Dan reference is spot on, though.
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January 31, 2013 on Iron And Wine – “Lovers’ Revolution” & Ghost On Ghost Details
Extended version available on YouFuckingTube: http://youtu.be/CAe-06mUHkI
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January 30, 2013 on Watch The Flaming Lips’ Hyundai Commercial
Don't think, be fast, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0X3WZeB_f4
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January 24, 2013 on The Knife – “Full Of Fire”
Well, I've been listening to it for a week now. It sounded pretty bad when in the beginning: repetitive, too clean and over-adorned and I really didn't connect with the flute, female vocals and sax arrangements. But then it happened what happens with Owen's songs: they grow on you. Three days ago I woke up with a melody in my head and I went straight away to my Girls CDs to play it in my stereo. That's when I realized the melody I was humming was Love Is In The Ear Of The Listener. Today, I simply love it and I do think Hank Above Skies is spot on with the Serge Gainsbourg comparison: this is Owen's Vue de L'Éxterieur.
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January 8, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Christopher Owens Lysandre
More or less? No way: different line-ups, versions of songs and overall feel.
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January 7, 2013 on The Smiths Albums From Worst To Best