Nick DiLalla

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What the hell, I don’t really comment ever but I admire your work. Here’s your playlist:

http://open.spotify.com/user/n%23s%23d/playlist/28DP9lWkrBc9pp2WUGkqYj

I took the liberty of adding Hudson Mohawke’s “Chimes (Rmx)” in replace of the Clams track and the DJ Dodger Stadium remix, which can’t be added because they’re local files. Hopefully I didn’t besmirch the integrity of your admirable playlist curation.

Happy partying y’all.

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December 30, 2014 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2014

This has gotta be one of the most over-covered songs in the history of music

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December 10, 2014 on Lydia Ainsworth – “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak Cover)

Cymbals Eat Guitars – LOSE (this needs more love in the year-end lists).

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December 8, 2014 on Win Stereogum’s 10 Best Albums Of 2014 On Vinyl Courtesy Of Insound

DSU has gotta be the most under appreciated album of the year.

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November 26, 2014 on Alex G – “Soaker”

It was actually filmed in Nashville, but set in Xenia. That movie is so fucked up, I love it.

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October 4, 2014 on Sun Kil Moon’s “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock” Is Streaming On Monday

Can someone punch that mask off of Zomby’s face? I’m sick of the “enigmatic electronic producer” schtick. We get it, you’re mysterious.

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March 8, 2014 on HudMo & Zomby Got Into A Fist Fight, Then Took It To Twitter

FIDLAR’s gotta be on here somewhere. Such a fun record.

Also,

Deerhunter – Monomania
Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge: – Twelve Reasons to Die
Wavves – Afraid of Heights

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June 6, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far

Take it for what it is. We are never going to get another Room on Fire or Is This It and we have to stop expecting it. I think this is a legitimately enjoyable album.

We were spoiled by literally ZERO filler in those first 2 albums (in my opinion), and now we analyze every Strokes song expecting perfection. I think this album gives me another 5-6 good Strokes songs, and 1-2 more that are listenable. I’ll take it.

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March 20, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: The Strokes Comedown Machine

There is no “worst song” on that album

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February 28, 2013 on Azealia Banks – “Barely Legal” (The Strokes Cover)

Alright Strokes…are we gonna be good or bad? Can we decide already?

Great song.

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February 13, 2013 on The Strokes – “All The Time”

I also want to say, in their defense, I think they were fucked by the crazy hype their first album got. They actually DID live up to expectations with Room on Fire, but people shit on them for sounding like Is This It. They spent the next 2 albums trying to sound “different” and live up to the evolution the blogosphere expected of them, to mixed results at best.

We learned from our mistakes. We’re sorry, Strokes. Just go back to doing what you do best and we won’t complain.

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January 27, 2013 on The Strokes – “One Way Trigger”

I genuinely don’t want to knock anybody for liking this, because, you know, diff’rent strokes and all. (no pun intended)

But watching The Strokes change over time has been painful for me. Is This It is my favorite album of all time, Room on Fire’s on the list too. They were the absolute epitome of effortlessly catchy and cool. FIOE had some solid tracks, Angles was fucking terrible, and this single is nothing what most of us are looking for.

Those of you saying “BANDS CHANGE GET OVER IT” are correct. Bands do change, and The Strokes are changing for the worst. No more hooks, no more remarkable guitar interplay. Just nothing left of why we loved them in the first place.

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January 27, 2013 on The Strokes – “One Way Trigger”

Take That? What?

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November 29, 2012 on The 25 Highest Paid Musicians Of 2012

Oh, and I was talking about CNN’s speculation being too high

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November 12, 2012 on Spotify Valued At $3 Billion

It’s definitely overvalued. Spotify may be popular but they haven’t shown the ability to generate any sort of cash flow.

Hopefully they can find a way to make some money without requiring payment for the most basic of their services. Adding some incentives to get a premium account might be a good idea.

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November 12, 2012 on Spotify Valued At $3 Billion

What’s with the Spotify backlash on here? Many of you have been complaining that artists receive pennies on the dollar with their streaming service, but most of you are probably pirating most of your music anyway. My listening output has increased substantially , and I’ve even begun a vinyl collection with many records I heard initially on Spotify.

I’ll stop sucking their dick, but bottom line is: I don’t pirate anymore, and I’m listening to more music. What gives?

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November 12, 2012 on Spotify Valued At $3 Billion

My most anticipated release of 2012.

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September 24, 2012 on Stream Flying Lotus Until The Quiet Comes

It doesn’t help that Chris Brown shows zero remorse for anything he’s done. And he’s also 5000% more in the public eye than the lead singer of a small indie rock band.

I’m not defending Pitts in any way, what he did (allegedly) was terrible. He deserves punishment, but I hope he can get some mental help and straighten shit out. This is a really weird situation coming from a guy who seemed to be really easy-going and upbeat in the past.

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August 14, 2012 on Surfer Blood Frontman Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

Doss and co. killed it at Pitchfork just a few weeks ago. Very very sad.

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July 31, 2012 on R.I.P. Bill Doss (Olivia Tremor Control)

The live show is awesome. Nice to see a group trying to something different than your normal knob-turning 40 minutes.

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July 25, 2012 on Progress Report: Purity Ring