Ben Ferguson

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"The Dead performing as Mayer's back-up band" would put a different spin on the Fare Thee Well shows in the same way that LCD Soundsystem's epic last show at MSG was undermined by James Murphy soundtracking NYC subway turnstiles.
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April 24, 2015 on The Grateful Dead Reportedly Planning To Tour With John Mayer After Farewell Shows
Absurd, yes, but I guess no more absurd than taxpayers money being used to fund NFL stadiums for professional teams owned by gazillionaires.
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April 15, 2015 on Drake’s OVO Fest Denied Government Grant Money This Year
So it's the old Guitar Hero with two less buttons?
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April 14, 2015 on Guitar Hero‘s Back With A Redesigned Controller And The War On Drugs
Am I the only one who read the headline and thought it was a joke about Madonna performing a song called "Bitch I'm Madonna" being unintentionally funny? I mean, I've caught myself chuckling at pretty much everything she's tried to do to promote this album (the Grammys, the "cape" malfunction, having a song called "Bitch I'm Madonna") so I was caught a little off guard when I scrolled down and saw, no, she actually literally is doing stand-up comedy...
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April 10, 2015 on Watch Madonna Make Her Stand-Up Comedy Debut And Perform “Bitch I’m Madonna” With Diplo On Fallon
Those deals will kill streaming services collectively. No one is going to pay double or triple their monthly subscription fee for a handful of additional artists, and no one is going to want to have to assemble different playlists containing different artists to choose from over multiple services. The solution? Go back to stealing music.
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March 30, 2015 on Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Blue Avatars From Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Third Man, & Others
It'll be Album of the Week. If something makes AotW they don't pick it for Premature Evaluation (which went to the new Modest Mouse)
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March 16, 2015 on Surprise! Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Is Out Now
If Mellow Gold is your 8th best record, that is a sign that you are doing things right...
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
Agree to disagree, but I am strictly on the side of listening to an interview with Alex Turner over drinking petrol straight from the nozzel in a garage.
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February 3, 2015 on Noel Gallagher Says Modern Rock Stars Are Dull, Especially Arctic Monkeys
This is so back-assward. YouTube needs artists/content creators. Not the other way around.
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January 29, 2015 on David Lowery Blasts YouTube Music Key’s Artist Terms Disclosed By Zoë Keating
This list is why I don't listen to Pandora. People like songs like these, and the algorithm figures other people, like me, might like them. No, Pandora. I don't like them.
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January 29, 2015 on These Are Pandora’s 10 Most Liked Songs Of All Time
Hard to Handle is a cover. Invalid list.
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January 20, 2015 on The 10 Best Black Crowes Songs
They Want My Soul by Spoon
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December 8, 2014 on Win Stereogum’s 10 Best Albums Of 2014 On Vinyl Courtesy Of Insound
Contact
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December 8, 2014 on Win Daft Punk’s Alive Vinyl Box Set
I get the "jam bands" stereotype. Most of them aren't that interesting. But these guys musically are light years ahead of bands like String Cheese Incident, moe., etc. If you're the type of person who doesn't need Pitchfork to validate everything before you listen to it, I would recommend checking them out.
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November 5, 2014 on Watch Umphrey’s McGee’s Straight-Faced Mash Up Of Radiohead, Beck, & Phil Collins
BitTorrent has been around for over a decade, so kudos for knowing that, but I think the groundbreaking part lies in using it to show that the "Where it needs to go from here" in this comic is indeed possible: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/music_industry
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October 16, 2014 on The Next Radiohead Album May Get An Unconventional Release, Too
It's like a musical version of the childhood game "Telephone," only instead of a message getting more and more distorted as it gets passed down the line, it's a song based on a single piano riff getting shittier and shittier as it gets recycled.
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September 30, 2014 on Hayley Williams Accuses One Direction Of Ripping Off New Found Glory Riff That Rips Off Journey
Interesting. What you call a "hero" I call a "complete and utter shitbag."
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September 15, 2014 on Hero Rushes Stage And Stops Widespread Panic Concert
Very glad to see Certain Romance #1 on the list... why do they not play this live anymore??? Crying Lightning is a close 2nd. I'll give some love to "Pretty Visitors" because it hasn't been mentioned yet in the comments. "Temptation Greets You Like Your Naughty Friend" is a pretty awesome B-side, and I like "Arabella" off the new one. Not to say that any of these were snubbed from the Top 10 list, which are all great. Just that they deserve honorable mention.
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August 21, 2014 on The 10 Best Arctic Monkeys Songs
The National is from Cincinnati but based in Brooklyn, right? And they happen to be quite chummy with the Arcade Fire crew...
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August 21, 2014 on Who Should Arcade Fire Cover In Brooklyn?
That's a lot to pay considering you don't even get to play real instruments.
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August 19, 2014 on NFL Wants Coldplay, Katy Perry, Or Rihanna To Pay To Play Super Bowl Halftime