Paul Gallo

Comments from Paul Gallo

Yeah, this is really the only way to make this list. In Rainbows could stand at number #2 with The Bends slightly, slightly lower, in my opinion. But all the rest just as you've said.
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October 25, 2012 on Radiohead Albums From Worst To Best
Really happy to see Yellow House well represented in the top 10, since I still consider it their best. But two things I'd change: 'Fix It' would be replaced by 'Showcase' from Horn of Plenty. The song is great on the album but they transformed it into the most incredible song to hear live. It is a travesty that no decent live recording exists (or is easily found online) of this song. And Sorry for the Delay would be removed and Little Brother (Electric) from the Friend EP would be added to the list, probably at the #2 spot behind Knife. The first time I heard them play the Electric version live, Grizzly Bear moved from 'this band that has a really good album' to 'Holy shit I will be following what these guys do until the end of time'. I don't think I've ever enjoyed an alternate version to a song I already enjoyed as much as that one. Hell, put it at #1.
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September 16, 2012 on The 10 Best Grizzly Bear Songs
This man speaks the truth! I wasn't too impressed with Coexist until I listened to it with headphones... which makes sense because that's really the only way I listened to the self titled album.
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September 13, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: The xx Coexist
I would kill for The Eraser 2.
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September 7, 2012 on Atoms For Peace – “Default”
If you travel with 3 other people... the cruise is $700/person after taxes/fees. Tickets to next year's Coachella are $434 with car/camping. Not factoring in travel to either location... One includes sleeping in a tent in the desert, the other is a cruise in the Bahamas with all food and normal-cruise-stuff entertainment included. Obviously the cruise has a much more limited lineup... but I don't see how it's a bad deal.
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July 18, 2012 on S.S. Coachella Lineup 2012
This is a little overkill, don't you think? She's also going to Detroit and Oakland. But I'm sure she's not playing in the crime-ridden hellhole parts of those cities either.
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April 10, 2012 on Fiona Apple Announces 2012 North American Tour
The Mountain Park Fleet Foxes and Decemberists shows had good turnouts... although I wasn't looking for tickets on Craigslist so I don't know what the going rate was. I am pretty freakin excited that Fiona Apple is doing a show there. Never thought I would get a chance to see her live!
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April 10, 2012 on Fiona Apple Announces 2012 North American Tour
Hey gif-makers! Please make a gif of Clooney watching Cirque de Soleil!
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February 26, 2012 on The 2012 Academy Awards Videogum Video Pizza Party
I share your rage. Apparently no one in America, including the Academy, saw Tintin, even when given free copies of it on DVD. I'm glad it absolutely killed in the international box office so we'll be able to see at least a second film.
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January 24, 2012 on The 2012 Academy Awards Nominees
Rango was great, and deserves to be in that category. Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss and Boots do not... but freakin Tintin absolutely does! I don't understand why it was snubbed from a shoe-in category like BEST ANIMATED FEATURE. It's not like I'm asking for Best Picture or something... come on, Academy :(
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January 24, 2012 on The 2012 Academy Awards Nominees
I don't know what world you live in, but plane tickets and accommodation easily triples the cost of going to a festival like this.
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January 10, 2012 on Coachella 2012 Lineup
The greatest part is that the little brother apparently gets the same gift (IPOOOOOODTOOOUCH), but reacts like a normal human being.
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January 3, 2012 on A Christmas Freakout Video For 2011
It was odd seeing the normal-looking awning of a 90's Cheesecake Factory. The only ones I've seen are ridiculously huge and gaudy mall-shrines.
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December 23, 2011 on Uhh, Did YOU Guys Know About This Kris Jenner Music Video?
We met at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other.
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December 9, 2011 on The Starbucks Weddings Is Pretty Cute, To Be Honest
I think the Garden State rage must have affected his view of Amelie. It's impossible to hate Amelie.
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March 23, 2011 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Garden State
This. No actual Radiohead fan would pick Creep as their favorite song. It's fine... but only would be an absolute favorite if you haven't heard anything else they've made since 1993.
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March 8, 2011 on Liam Gallagher Reviews King Of Limbs
Seriously, this was the worst part. BREAKING NEWS: Yes this story has been happening for the last 9 months but WE JUST HEARD ABOUT IT!
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January 17, 2011 on This Is Your High School: Frayser High School
On first listen, at 3:55 I was pretty sure she said "I don't go poo, or smoke, or anything." You know, just like a vampire doesn't go poo, or smoke or anything.
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January 6, 2011 on That’s Your Girlfriend: Sarah Lester
The 3D was really poorly done! I'm not a huge fan of 3D in movies anyway, but I noticed it maybe twice during the whole thing... A disclaimer comes up at the beginning of the movie and says something like: 'many scenes in this film were shot in 2D and were meant to be displayed this way, keep your glasses on throughout the film' If you lifted your glasses during much of the dialog scenes, you'd see a normal looking (not-blurry) but much brighter movie. If I see it a second time, it won't be in 3D.
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December 20, 2010 on The Videogum Movie Club: TRON: Legacy
If this movie was titled: FUTUREWARS: WARS OF THE FUTURE, I would not be cutting it as much slack as I am simply because it's the sequel to a movie I really liked as a kid. It had it's problems, but I definitely enjoyed it and will probably end up seeing it a second time in the theater! That being said, I would like Disney to once again seal the vault on Tron and not make another sequel, at least for another 20 years. We know what Tron looks like in 1982-o-vision, and in 2010-o-vision. We don't need to see what it looks like in late-2012-o-vision. I'm glad Gabe ended up having fun despite all the things he didn't like about it.
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December 20, 2010 on The Videogum Movie Club: TRON: Legacy
"Honestly, the only thing that I can think of that is going to be different is that when a fake president in a movie goes on the real talk shows to give the movie a sense of realism, Larry King Live will no longer be one of the shows." This is exactly what I thought when I heard this was happening yesterday. For anyone under 70 years old, Larry King was just some actor who played a somewhat-convincing news/talk-show anchor in movies and sometimes television. When you needed your character established as culturally relevant or noteworthy in your fictional story, you cut to a Larry King interview! Sometimes just in the background of a shot so audiences don't get too bored!
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December 17, 2010 on R.I.P. Larry King Live
Oh man... Latin came out this year! I'd expect to see it in the top 10.
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December 9, 2010 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010
This guy knows whats up. Seriously, I don't understand why the LCD album is ranked so high on all these top of the year lists, other than the fact that it's supposedly the final LCD Soundsystem album and everyone is paying their respects (what is this, the Oscars?) Sound of Silver is *infinitely* better than This is Happening. 45:33 is better than This is Happening.
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December 9, 2010 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010
clackclackcrankclackclunkclunk-Jack's tattoo backstory episode was better than this bullshit -clackclackclankclunkclackclack (voice of Smokey)
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December 9, 2010 on The Walking Dead S01E06: Season Finale
Not enough is being said about the black lady. She was my favorite character because she was at least semi-rational. I remember her speaking her mind about wanting to kill someone who had been infected instead of fighting and arguing, like every other character. I think she also wanted to let Jim go when he felt like he needed to die... instead of HOLDING HIM AGAINST HIS WILL AS HE TURNED INTO A ZOMBIE IN THE VAN (Ahhhh I hate these characters so much!) So, she chose DEATH over having to spend another minute with this team of goddamn idiots. RIP, BEST CHARACTER: BLACK LADY :(
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December 9, 2010 on The Walking Dead S01E06: Season Finale
That's right! I forgot what other companies/brands he mentioned. It definitely sounded jokey, but then the video started playing with him in the Nike shirt and it definitely caught my attention. I would have not even noticed it if he hadn't just named the brand. In any case, the show was great and real or fake sponsorships don't change that.
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November 22, 2010 on Sufjan Stevens – “Too Much” Video
This was used as background graphics for his tour. It was kinda strange because he jokingly (not jokingly?) introduced his Sunday set at the Beacon Theater as sponsored by a bunch of large companies, one of them Nike.
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November 22, 2010 on Sufjan Stevens – “Too Much” Video
I agree with you on everything except the girl with downs' line... that wasn't too bad. But everything involving the reporter kid was horrible, the writing was horrible, there was basically no point to any of the songs because they were all dream sequences... it was the worst episode ever.
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October 3, 2010 on Glee S02E02: “Britney Plus Nitrous Gave Me an Amazing Idea”–Artie