Michael Williams

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What a fucking tool you are for posting this. Daaaaaaamn. Done with this site. I like reading about music but this is like cut rate TMZ. Cringe-worthy. Bye.
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November 14, 2014 on Lorde Tells Diplo To Do Something About His Tiny Penis
But thanks for doing this. Genesis rules, and these guys need more love. It's a tough call between Lamb and Selling for the top spot, you could go either way. But I tend to go Lamb for sheer audacity and creativity. They are both two of the most underrated records in the rock canon.
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November 13, 2014 on Genesis Albums From Worst To Best
Agreed. In any case, Invisible Touch over Nursery Cryme? NC has issues, I agree, but really, think about that.
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November 13, 2014 on Genesis Albums From Worst To Best
Interesting post, especially the Beach House quote. I agree with the sentiment, and it calls to mind someone like Mark Kozelek. Here's a guy who has had this approach and sensibility from the get-go, and even allowing for variations on the theme over the years (different tunings, nylon vs. steel strings, recent changes to vocal delivery and lyrical approach), his career feels like one of continual refinement and deeper explorations of his world. In the case of Kozelek, he reminds you more of a poet or a filmmaker, who has a recognizable style that he keeps perfecting. I don't know that I would put Beach House in the same class as MK, but there is something similar going on. The problem with Interpol - and I have always loved TOTBL and to a lesser degree Antics, and have really tried over the years to muster the same enthusiasm for the other two records - is that it just doesn't feel deeper or more sophisticated. It feels repetitive. And repeated exposure to the same tricks and tropes does after a while make the greatness of TOTBL seem like more of a situational, lighting in a bottle kind of thing. By no means does that diminish TOTBL, and in some ways it enhances it. By now, that record is iconic and its increasingly obvious that it will outlast most of the music of the era. But it does kind of diminish Interpol as an ongoing artistic proposition, in my mind at least. So Max, I absolutely take your point, its a great one. But - and I have not really spent a lot of time with the album, maybe I'll change my mind - I still feel like Chris's take makes sense here.
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August 28, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Interpol El Pintor
Hmmm... that was meant to be a reply to Christopher Lusher.
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August 19, 2014 on Inside Baseball With Billy Corgan: The Smashing Pumpkins Head On Adore, MACHINA, And The End Of Teargarden
It does not really come through in this video (which is still pretty cool), but Sun God is one of the most utterly righteous tunes ever. Borderline impossible to remain in your chair when that headrush of a chorus kicks in. Nothing else Squirrel Bait recorded is on this level (although both albums are great), but this song (also included on the still awesome Wailing Ultimate Homestead Records comp) is hands down one of the highlights of 80s US underground rock. Really cool to see this and thanks for posting.
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July 23, 2014 on Watch The Only Known Live Footage Of Pre-Slint Band Squirrel Bait
LOL
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April 18, 2014 on Throwing Copper Turns 20
Nope. You honestly did?
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April 18, 2014 on Throwing Copper Turns 20
Let me think here... let's see... hmmmm, OK, I'll go with laughing stock. Yup definitely. Complete and total laughing stock.
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April 18, 2014 on Throwing Copper Turns 20
Yes, let's definitely hope for that.
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April 15, 2014 on Echo And The Bunnymen – “Lovers On The Run”
Assuming LR solo and not VU, then Street Hassle
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September 30, 2013 on Win A Signed, Limited Edition Lou Reed & Mick Rock Transformer Photo Book
LOL
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September 10, 2013 on Echoes Turns 10
did you mean to include the capitalized editorial remarks in Lopatin's seventh answer?
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September 4, 2013 on Q&A: Daniel Lopatin — AKA Oneohtrix Point Never — On The Making Of His Excellent New Album, R Plus Seven
Tie: Guns of Brixton and Death or Glory
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September 4, 2013 on Win A Clash Sound System Box Set
My top 10 to date (have not yet heard Disclosure, BOC or Sunbather): Vampire Weekend, mbv, Daft Punk, Kurt Vile, National, Nick Cave, Dirty Beaches, Deerhunter, Koze, Savages.
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June 4, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
The only interesting thing here is who the author believes are the other 4 greatest drummers in the history of rock. That statement is made with great confidence and no hyperlink. Don't disagree, just curious.
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May 20, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Queens Of The Stone Age …Like Clockwork
To me there is no question that Vespertine is her greatest album, by some margin. I've never understood why that isn't a more prevalent view. That album is awe-inspiring, and in a totally different category from the rest of her stuff, even classics like Homogenic and Post.
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February 25, 2013 on Björk Albums From Worst To Best
Substance is undoubtedly the best starting place. To be followed by Technique and PC&L. But all their studio records prior to Republic are essential (the rest are great as well, but the classics end with Technique).
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January 25, 2013 on The 10 Best New Order Songs
Whoops, brain cloud, meant "Leave Me Alone", not "We All Stand"
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January 25, 2013 on The 10 Best New Order Songs