Mark Scherrer

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Gotcha! Would also be true the other way round though, with diminishing ambition from "There's Nothing Left To Lose" on...
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October 16, 2014 on Foo Fighters – “Something From Nothing”
Hate to be a wiseass, but shouldn't it read "succeeded" instead of "preceded"?
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October 16, 2014 on Foo Fighters – “Something From Nothing”
RS's David Fricke thinks anything by any band that started in the early nineties or before, and that had at least one classic album, deserves FIVE STARS.
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September 11, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: U2 Songs Of Innocence
Anything by Chromeo Kasabian-Eeez-Eh Wye Oak-Logic of Colors Todd Terje - Preben Goes to Acapulco Wild Beasts - A Simple Beautiful Truth
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June 16, 2014 on Let’s Shortlist The Song Of The Summer 2014
He was already going into that directions with 2010s N.E.R.D-album "Nothing"...
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June 4, 2014 on Pharrell Draws Criticism For Native American Headdress
Dad-Rock Hall of Fame: The Promise Ring: Wood/Water
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October 8, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: The Dismemberment Plan Uncanney Valley
Best record since "With Teeth", if not since "The Fragile". He has finally abandoned all that Sub-Manson-posturing of inane indutrial-rock that proliferated on "Year Zero" and "The Slip" and brought us something truely exciting again: Minimalist beats, experimental textures and interesting songwriting...
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August 28, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
I would listen to this at my local record store in Switzerland about once a week for months, being entranced by the explosive build-up and sonic deliciousness of the likes of 'Cherub Rock' and 'Hummer'...Never, to this day, have I gotten into the second half of this record, though...I might be missing out...Still, overall I do prefer the more expansive 'Mellon Collie'.
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July 26, 2013 on Siamese Dream Turns 20
Missing in action: QotSA - Like Clockwork..., Everything Everything - Arc.
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June 4, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
Tamagotchi Suicide Squadron. No competition.
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September 11, 2012 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012
My personal summer-song, besides "Henrietta" and the whole Hot Chip album:
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June 24, 2012 on Vote For The Indie Song Of The Summer 2012
I think the band does feel revitalized, and more interesting sonically. Chad Smith appears to have taken some inspiration from his sideproject, his playing is much more lively than recently. I do think the first have of the record is more interesting though. Certainly a worthy addition to the RHCP-canon...
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August 23, 2011 on Red Hot Chili Peppers I’m With You Comment Party
Uh, forgot Junior Boys and Tuneyards...
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June 21, 2011 on Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far
Friendly Fires-Pala Battles-Gloss Drop Arctic Monkeys-Suck It and See Metronomy-The English Riviera The Strokes-Angles
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June 21, 2011 on Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far