Matt Thurston

Comments from Matt Thurston

Start with Grassroots, maybe. It's their pre-Down album, and possibly their most consistent album. I lost touch after Transistor.
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June 22, 2017 on Nick Hexum Addresses 311 Truther Rumors, Talks New Album
I don't really care who they have producing, as long as they don't make another album overstuffed with guests.
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June 14, 2017 on Queens Of The Stone Age Announce New Album Villains Produced By Mark Ronson
That's just his torso floating on a chair, isn't it.
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June 14, 2017 on Watch Young Thug’s E.B.B.T.G. Trailer
All I can find is a bad Abel Ferrara movie. Take that as you will.
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June 7, 2017 on Are Tidal’s 4:44 Ads Promoting A New Jay Z Album?
Isn't puzzlement and confusion sometimes a really good reaction to something new?
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June 3, 2017 on Remember When Arcade Fire Were Good?
How sad that the only time I've ever even heard of Franz Stahl is being overshadowed by his poorly misjudged choice to badmouth a tragedy. I simply can't be arsed to think he's making any kind of cogent point here.
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May 21, 2017 on Ex-Foo Fighters Guitarist Criticizes Chris Cornell For Committing Suicide
The dumbest and most honest thing is my emotional reaction over this was, "Wait what? No, Chris is fine, I just read an article about how they're still working on the new album," like that meant I actually knew and have hung out with him in any way.
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May 18, 2017 on Detroit Police Investigating Chris Cornell Death As ‘Possible Suicide’
Ah, shit. Cornell has had, well, a LOT of troubles in his past (to say nothing of a soul-crushing number of friends who died way too young) but I had really wanted to believe so much of this was behind him, with everything he had done to rebuild his life, it really seemed like he was ready to be around for decades watching his kids grow up and doing various side projects.
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May 18, 2017 on Watch Chris Cornell Sing His Final Song At Last Night’s Soundgarden Show
Ok, that was pretty cute.
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May 5, 2017 on Lil Yachty – “Bring It Back” Video
Sadly, this does look pretty part for the course in terms of blandly ugly public art:
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April 27, 2017 on Nick Cave Once Proposed A Statue Of Himself In His Hometown As A Joke And Now It May Actually Happen
I want to be excited for new Forest Swords bug I can't shake the feeling something that was present in Engravings is missing on this new stuff.
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April 26, 2017 on Forest Swords – “Panic” Video
This whole set of circumstances is supremely fucked up. Why in the god damn hell would anyone reveal that someone died on the bus you'd be touring on. Let alone, you know, the whole premise of being someone grappling with sobriety and addiction and learning the person you are literally replacing is someone who died from the same kinds of things you yourself are fighting every day.
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April 12, 2017 on Scott Stapp Says Scott Weiland’s Ghost Visited Him In The Bathroom
Anyone who wants doubt can find it, I suppose. But a trail revealing that these charges are much more legally complicated and less clear cut than they initially appeared when presented to the public is a pretty fucking far cry from the idea that Kesha was lying.
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March 22, 2017 on Kesha Experiences Another Setback In Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke
I was impressed that Snoop dug out the old school blue-gray flannel for his pot shot at the Donald.
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March 15, 2017 on Donald Trump Rage-Tweets About “Jail Time” For “Failing” Snoop Dogg
Although you make good points, they're very much points that only work out in a long-game sort of way-especially if you look at the actual conversion rates for streaming royalties. I would imagine Ty is looking more at the money he can make this quarter, rather than what stuff might be like in three years if he consistently maintains his profile without ever having to take a break.
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March 14, 2017 on Ty Segall Explains Why He Doesn’t Want His Music On Streaming Services
Lanegan's been moving into a more techno direction for a while now, so it's nice to hear something a little more organic out of him.
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March 6, 2017 on Mark Lanegan Band – “Beehive”
Help me out here. I can't see a download option on this.
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February 28, 2017 on Moonlight Score Gets Screwed-And-Chopped
This reminds me a little too much of that time Scott Stapp fought 311 singlehandedly.
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February 22, 2017 on Migos Reportedly Beat Up Sean Kingston In Argument Over Soulja Boy
Jesus, I really tried to watch that. I tried!
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February 15, 2017 on Maroon 5 – “Cold” (Feat. Future) Video
I don't know where else to put this but it just occurred to me that Katy Perry's new look kinda seems like she's pretending to be Kesha.
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February 15, 2017 on Kesha Releases Emails From Dr. Luke Criticizing Her Weight
"Punk is the dadrock of our times." God, it's true.
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February 10, 2017 on A Look At 15 Artists Up For Their First Grammy
After the Jesse Hughes debacle, it's only good business sense of Queens to voice their own official declaration. Josh Homme is more of a quiet conservative in many regards. I would like to think that a statement like this from Queens should stand out more than a traditionally leftist band.
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January 30, 2017 on Queens Of The Stone Age Call Donald Trump A “Barf Inducing, Fascist, Clown Penis”
Well, this is certainly a late-period UNKLE track, that's for sure.
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January 20, 2017 on UNKLE – “Sick Lullaby” (Feat. Keaton Henson)