Brent Armstrong

Comments from Brent Armstrong

Well, if your judging this isn't the first new single from The Amazing in a good while, then yeah, you could say that. The last most recent single, 2012's "Bjorkhagen" (which you can hear at this link -> http://www.rdio.com/artist/The_Amazing/album/Bj%C3%B6rkhagen/), was much better and it's a fact that The Amazing are one of the best side project bands out there this side of POND/Tame Impala. I look forward to their new album,
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November 7, 2014 on The Amazing – “Picture You” (Stereogum Premiere)
my top 15 picks: 1. Happy | Pharrell Williams 2. Shut In | Strand Of Oaks 3. Lazaretto | Jack White 4. Hot Dreams | Timber Timbre 5. Rhythm Of Life | Klaxons 6. Coast Is Clear | Skrillex Feat. Chance The Rapper 7. Doves | Future Islands 8. Fever | The Black Keys 9. Best Friend | Foster The People 10. Falling Star | The Horrors 11. Seer | Fear Of Men 12. Crystallized | Young The Giant 13. Sunny Daze | The Donkeys 14. Let Her Go | Mac Demarco 15. Joe Walsh | Three Wolf Moon
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June 17, 2014 on Let’s Shortlist The Song Of The Summer 2014
Wow, my 1# was Jim James's 'Regions Of Light & Sound Of God'....I guess they can claim that glaring mistake of not adding this album to their official list consideration due to having missed last week's Jim James episode of 'Austin City Limits'....
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December 3, 2013 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2013
"..starts of fairly solidly but goes downhill rather quickly". perfect description of my digestive process after partaking in one of your edible death burritos, Chippy Of Potle..
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November 1, 2013 on Eminem Loves Cupcakes
music journalism...in all of it's downward spiral of stagnation....
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September 11, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: MGMT MGMT
cool...how from 'Definitely Maybe-Be Here Now' Oasis album cover of them...I'm digging it
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July 22, 2013 on Check Out MGMT’s LP3 Cover
In My Opinion, Some more new tracks worthy of mention: The Boxer Rebellion - 'Diamonds' Splashh - 'Need It' Royal Blood - 'Figure It Out' Miles Kane - 'Better Than That' Gabriel Bruce - 'Honey Honey Honey' The Spinto Band - 'Amy + Jen' Radkey - 'Cat & Mouse' Is Tropical - 'Lover's Cave' Stornoway - 'Hook, Line, Sinker' Electric Soft Parade - 'Welcome To The Weirdness'
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June 28, 2013 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Till the Sleepy Jackson reform and put out their rumored, fabled third LP, MGMT is my Sleepy Jackson...
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June 27, 2013 on MGMT MGMT Details
Sometimes artists have to do unbearable, pretentious, awful music to pay the bills, and since the breakthrough success of 'walking on a dream', it appears Littlemore/Steele are in this artsy-fartsy musical phase for this and a third album...do I hate easily, maybe, if I was on the internet jesting, but I like 'Ice On The Dune', songs like 'Surround Sound'/'Ice On The Dune' keep Empire's sound fresh and the icetray pop singles of 'DNA'/'Alive' keep the pop kids a'poppin' and a'dancin'. Though hopefully down the road Steele will vacate these '21st Century Starlight Express Jamiroquai Headdresses' and record another Sleepy Jackson album, cause there's no doubt that he's a 'Next Brian Wilson in waiting' after producing the most genuinely awesome opus of his generation with 2006's "Personality".
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June 19, 2013 on Watch Empire Of The Sun Play Kimmel
Kanye's 'Yeezus' is as religiously, socially and topically captivating as the last important hip hop album of it's time and pedigree, 2Pac's waxing of the baptist with 1996's opus "Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory", under the pseudo name 'Makaveli'
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June 14, 2013 on Kanye West Yeezus Comment Party
like I previously commented.... Makave-who?
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June 14, 2013 on Kanye West Yeezus Comment Party
you got to admit the SNL rendition of 'Black Skinhead' was a bit better than the album version...even with the marginal self-censorings by Ye
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June 14, 2013 on Kanye West Yeezus Comment Party
I think that was intentional, after such a dark, dank, bloody ride through hell with Ye for the rest of the album, it really needed that 'cool down' weirdness at the tailend
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June 14, 2013 on Kanye West Yeezus Comment Party
Panda Bear vox is so hard to dig in this track, even with three supporting android vocod vox
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May 15, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Daft Punk Random Access Memories
this album could well resurrect and bring the overdue appreciation of the musical careers of giorgio moroder/paul williams
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May 15, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Here's the continuing problem, Tyler, the royalty rating system is still so flawed that artists still don't make enough money to live. And I'm not talking about 'successful established musical acts', I'm talking about the indie artists out there whom still, under the current royalty system, get an average of only $3-$4 profit per album sold and less than 40-50 cents per dollar download of a single. Legit stream sites, from Pandora-Spotify, operate under the same system...so I expect a few more cents per listen may be thrown out but alas...they still aren't paid enough...
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May 15, 2013 on Google Announces Music Subscription Service
EA is more of The Borg than Google...if I were to do a star trek alien species comparison to them, Google are the Klingons, fighting among themselves and buying out any new app tech when they can..
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May 15, 2013 on Google Announces Music Subscription Service
Nothing will be better than Spotify....unless you have an extensive collection of music and stream it through your cloud to your portable tech devices.....oh and BTW, Stereogum staff, new QOTSA album 'Like Clockwork' has leaked...just for your FYI...cheers..
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May 15, 2013 on Google Announces Music Subscription Service
why can't trolls who log on to spew their venomous diatribes have a smidgen of continuity to their nonsense?
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May 13, 2013 on Daft Punk Random Access Memories Comment Party
Paul Williams & Daft Punk, based of the brilliant space operaness of "Touch", should write/compose a new rock opera, ironically perfectly titled 'TOUCH', about the interstellar journey of a emotion-upgraded midget android trying to attain the last attribute of human concept of 'love' by travelling back to it's home planet...starring Tom Hulce as the android...
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May 13, 2013 on Daft Punk Random Access Memories Comment Party
How awesome would it be if the orchestral flourish at the beginning of "Beyond" was the 'Startup music' for the Playstation 4?
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May 13, 2013 on Daft Punk Random Access Memories Comment Party
'National Lampoon's Empire Of The Sun Goes To A National Park And Resurrects Hot Animal Priestesses'
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April 29, 2013 on Empire Of The Sun – “Alive” Video
I think when your Pharrell and perform the same song three consecutive times then you have officially released an album
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April 20, 2013 on Watch Pharrell Sing “Get Lucky” In Brooklyn, Three Times In A Row
How Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' Sounds To Internet Hipsters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OOlM5CDSoi8
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April 19, 2013 on Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
Here's the ironic thing: they won't carry Frank Ocean's 'channel Orange' BUT they will continue carry 3 billion unbought copies of Prince's 2009 album 'Lotus Flower'.
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July 13, 2012 on Frank Ocean – “Golden Girl” (Feat. Tyler, The Creator)
surprised no one noticed that 'that's why god made the radio' shares the same melody of the 'midnight cowboy main theme' by john barry...listen carefully http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e-HNqLodM4 as for what I think of the new single, yeah, the lyrics may be day-glo pedantric at the very least they vocally sound brilliant...their trademark vocal blend is still there after all these years...look forward to hearing all of 'celebration'
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April 26, 2012 on The Beach Boys – “That’s Why God Made the Radio”
Caution: Reverb May Make Your Head Explode!! It's ok, sometimes the Flips can do great covers, and sometimes, just sometimes, they can try too hard...
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April 22, 2012 on Hear The Flaming Lips Cover “God Only Knows”
it may not be the lyrical context of her 'rapping', but her rap delivery or 'flow', really is where her strength is and is pretty much up there with Queen Latifah/Da Brat among other past female MC luminaries...so in that sense, she is worth the consideration of being one of the female hip hop heavyweights for her generation, just as long as she can drop the 'Gaga theatrics' in later albums/efforts
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March 29, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded