Ben Ferguson

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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
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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:
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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
"he probably needs to get the fuck out of here with that comparison, don’t you think?" Most unnecessary probably OF ALL TIME.
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August 6, 2014 on Kanye Compares His Paparazzi Battle To The Civil Rights Movement, Worries About Drones Falling Into His Pool In Highly Quotable Deposition
I was shocked not to find the Vampire Weekend version on here, until I googled it and realized that "I'm Going Down" is the Boss song that they cover. Most of Mr. Springsteen's catalog runs together for me...
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August 6, 2014 on Edgy And Dull: 20 Covers Of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” Rated
The way they sell out the tickets and then release their lineup a day later basically says that they want festival goers to not give a shit about the music. What's disappointing is that quite a few halfway decent midcard acts that I would like to check out will count this as their Chicago visit.
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March 26, 2014 on Lollapalooza Lineup 2014
Give me Smile Like You Mean It and For Reasons Unknown please
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January 14, 2014 on The 10 Best Killers Songs
I don't disagree with anything you said, but I think one of the big benefits of Spotify you miss is that it makes it makes it a lot easier for people to discover new music. When anyone with an internet connection and a Facebook account can listen to any song they want for free and get suggestions from friends and other people with similar taste, it can help artists reach an audience that the traditional model wouldn't have. This benefits the artists who don't get played over and over again on the radio. I've discovered many artists this way; I may have stumbled upon them eventually but Spotify made it easier. This has lead to me buying concert tickets and even records that I likely wouldn't have without the service.
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December 4, 2013 on Spotify Explains Royalty Payments