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Ian Dawson
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 +1Posted on Jan 9th | re: Coachella 2014 Lineup (105 comments)

There we go. That makes sense.

 +4Posted on Jan 9th | re: Coachella 2014 Lineup (105 comments)

Is it just me, or does it say U2 in super small print, on the bottom row of day two?

 0Posted on Sep 17th, 2013 | re: Trent Reznor Albums From Worst To Best (97 comments)

Can’t get behind this list. I usually try to understand and accept why some things are higher or lower than I’d like them to be. Taste is taste and popularity is always a factor in a list of this sort. But too much of this is pandering bullish (is bs more acceptable?). In this case, I don’t care about awards or popularity, I care about what was good, what connected, and then everything else. Nine Inch Nails and Trent Reznor just means too much to me to accept your generalizations.

 -1Posted on May 14th, 2013 | re: Daft Punk Random Access Memories Comment Party (228 comments)

In my opinion, this is one of the best albums I’ve heard this year. Up there with Discovery, if not better. I wasn’t looking for a party album. I was looking for an awesome audio treat. I feel Daft Punk delivered. I’ll be getting the vinyl.

Screaming Females!!

Honorable mentions: Sword, Torche, Fiona Apple, Dirty Projectors

 0Posted on Dec 3rd, 2012 | re: The 5 Best Videos Of The Week (12 comments)

so far only up on NPR, also I misremembered. House of Circles

 0Posted on Nov 30th, 2012 | re: The 5 Best Videos Of The Week (12 comments)

sorry… existence

 0Posted on Nov 30th, 2012 | re: The 5 Best Videos Of The Week (12 comments)

You missed Mr Gnome’s House of Leaves video… it kills every other video on this list. You should at least acknowledge its existance

 +1Posted on Oct 12th, 2012 | re: Watch Garbage & Screaming Females' Marissa Paternoster Cover Patti Smith (4 comments)

wish they had done this when I saw them!

 +8Posted on Sep 27th, 2012 | re: Dirt Turns 20 (57 comments)

Dirt was a big album for me. It was the first album I bought by myself (using allowance money), and the first “heavy” album I ever heard. In retrospect, it was an album that led me from grunge to metal, and it still has a mythic quality to it. The subject matter was so dark (has anything really surpassed it as a tale of drug abuse?), I understand how a lot of people couldn’t go for it. The singles were great (Would?, Them Bones, Rooster), but I stayed for the depressing and evil horror that was Dirt, Angry Chair, and Junkhead. Those songs are mean, ugly, and rotten, and for a small skinny adolescent boy growing up in the sticks, it was the soundtrack for inner turmoil.
Over time, I grew passed it, grew passed metal (though have been coming back to it lately), but when it comes down to it, Dirt is my favorite, a monolith of a time in my life.