Cory Clifford

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This band clearly has The Clientele as an influence, and I fucking love it. This band is brilliant!

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May 10, 2014 on Stream Tiger Dare Wires Over, Wired In (Stereogum Premiere)

Yes, at least give us English Settlement.

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October 30, 2013 on NME’s Top 500 Albums Of All Time

Kid A ain’t indie rock tho. But I feel you.

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October 30, 2013 on NME’s Top 500 Albums Of All Time

NME for some reason holds Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian, higher than The Stones, The Beatles or The Kinks.

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October 30, 2013 on NME’s Top 500 Albums Of All Time

How is Stankonia 500, but not in the top 100? I’ll take Idlewild by Outkast before any bullshit Oasis or the Arctic Monkeys put out. Which brings me to this: Why are the English so obsessed with those two bands? Each had two great albums, then sucked the rest of their careers. Is America’s version Pearl Jam and Rilo Kiley? Music sucks.

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October 30, 2013 on NME’s Top 500 Albums Of All Time

Not gonna lie tho, I’m anticipating the solo records of these two dudes. I feel like Rado’s gonna go a total indie pop route and try to please audiences. On the other hand, I feel like Sam France will continue to write really weird glam-pop songs, maybe in a similar way to late-70s Ian Hunter albums!

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July 25, 2013 on Foxygen’s Elizabeth Fey Exposes Band Drama On Tumblr

CAN IT MCMENAMIN!
;) <3

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July 25, 2013 on Foxygen’s Elizabeth Fey Exposes Band Drama On Tumblr

Yea, Sister without a doubt is the best. It’s more immediate than Daydream Nation, but it still has enough uniqueness to it to set it apart from the average American indie rock of the heyday.

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September 10, 2012 on Sonic Youth Albums From Worst To Best

Zero Garage Rock records :-\

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May 27, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2012 So Far

I love electronic music too, but I think he’s just trying to say that there maybe isn’t enough mainstream recognition of your average rock n roll songwriter. It’s not really offensive though. Besides, let’s be honest, no electronic musician will every lyrically equate Bob Dylan or Elvis Costello or even earlier Dave Grohl. It’s not music made for songwriters, it’s music made for hyper-technical engineers, and they’re nowadays a bit over-recognized in comparison to the truly groundbreaking ones(Jamie Xx, Nicolas Jaar, Tim Hecker, etc.). But how bout Glen Campbell??? Hell yea! Kickin’ ass more than any young country singer out there!

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February 17, 2012 on Dave Grohl Clarifies Grammy Speech

I used to live in Logan Square/Chicago, and I miss it so much! This made me so happy! The last Cribs record was pretty hit or miss, but this lead single makes me really excited for this album! Haha I like the “underground” reference to the Blue Line station being underground there, but they should have referenced more how horrible it is running for the train when you enter at the “wrong” side of that station. Ohhhh the memories.

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February 16, 2012 on The Cribs – “Chi-Town”

I didn’t know Early Man was back! Favorite album “Death Potion” or “Closing In”? GO!

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February 9, 2012 on Earl Sweatshirt – “Home”

Though, I don’t use torrents; the shutting down of several major upload sites has me worried that Mediafire may be next. AHHHHHHH, I hope not! :-(

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February 6, 2012 on BTJunkie Shuts Down

Their singer fuckin’ rules!

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January 31, 2012 on Mr. Dream – “What A Mess” & “The Room” (Stereogum Premiere)

Yea, it’s a fair argument. There are several bands who have either strong early singles or a strong first EP, and then their debut is just “meh”. It’s an ongoing trend for some bands that are hyped by the internet.

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January 26, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Born To Die

Haha love it!

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January 26, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Born To Die

Pushing my personal distaste for her image aside, I think if she had a better producer, and someone with much more ability than her write her songs, the whole “tin can orchestra” could definitely work for about 9 or 10 songs. Her voice is definitely different from most “alternative” acts as of late, and the whole “I’m an incredibly depressed & downtrodden beautiful woman” thing is kind of interesting, and beautifully sad in a way. There’s something to be said about internet processes like this though. There never quite has been something to the size of the success of Lana Del Rey, but internet music hype can often times come to a disappointing denoument(if you will). There are several acts that due to their overnight internet success, ended up having really bad live shows, really bad debuts(and sadly for some, really bad second albums as well), and became topical for the subculture’s tabloid-esque blog gossip. Personally, I think bands who have PR reps & “indie buzz” before they actually release good material, need to go get an old tube amp, a cheap guitar, and some raw recorded punk records. Not enough bands do their homework anymore, and so many of these bands are horrible performers. Lana Del Rey is definitely not a band and for obvious reasons, isn’t considered Indie Rock. But one thing Lana Del Rey is, is a perfect example of how integrity & originality can be misconstrued by a vast majority of people who’ll only turn their backs on you once they find out your falsifications.

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January 26, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Born To Die

*isn’t as expansive

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January 24, 2012 on Jason Isbell Says “Douchebag” Dierks Bentley Ripped Off His Song

As much as I love Jason Isbell as a songwriter, and think that Dierks has been notorious in the past for ripping off independent artists, all I can really say is, that a LARGE portion of modern radio country is a depleted version of either a classic country song or an independent one. They all do it, because country is as expansive of a genre anymore. It’s not like it was in the 70s. Country as a whole doesn’t allow itself to progress, therefore, the major labels, and major label artists, typically don’t have creative juices or influences to write an original song. As far as copyright laws go, who cares really? Did Dierks maybe lift the riff and chord progression of Jason’s song? Yes, but it’s also lyrically much more daft. In the great scheme of things, people need to stop suing each other, and just take a long hard look through Garage Rock & Punk Rock history; they’ve been ripping each other off for years, but when a good sound’s a good sound, and someone can update it lyrically or maybe enhance it with more thoughtful words, than it should merely be seen as enhancing a former song. RAMBLE RAMBLE RAMBLE. Haha this is why I try not to comment on here too often on here, cause I always ramble.

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January 24, 2012 on Jason Isbell Says “Douchebag” Dierks Bentley Ripped Off His Song

They’re definitely missing some great albums.
Lucinda Williams-Blessed
Oupa-Forget
Night Beats-Night Beats
Crash of Rhinos-Distal
Joyce Manor-Joyce Manor
Stephen Malkmus-Mirror Traffic
Sonny & The Sunsets-Hit After Hit
A.A. Bondy-Believers
Mikal Cronin-Mikal Cronin
Royal Headache-Royal Headache
Johnny Foreigner-Johnny Foreigner Vs. Everything
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie Xx-We’re New Here
Frank Turner-England Keep My Bones
Total Control-Henge Beat
Magic Trick-The Glad Birth of Love
Dirty Beaches-Badlands
David Kilgour-Left By Soft
Cymbals Eat Guitars-Lenses Alien
BOAT-Dress Like Your Idols
The Bats-Free All The Monsters
Bart & Friends-Stories With The Endings Changed
Amor De Dias-Street Of The Love Of Days
and last but not least:
GOODBYE BREAD BY TY SEGALL????????
Disappointed in you Stereogum, disappointed. It’s okay though, because you had Girls at number one, and that’s definitely one of the best of the year

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December 5, 2011 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011