Stuart Malan

Comments from Stuart Malan

I like the video a lot but the song leaves me wanting more. I really like the sounds it was developing but over all I don't think it went far enough (or progressed fast enough). Just too minimal for my taste. The breakdown and reverb were by far the best parts.
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April 2, 2014 on Wye Oak – “The Tower” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
I'm sorry but Outside Lands messed up when they put Phoenix on the smaller Twin Peaks stage. If Outside Lands was smarter they should have put Yeah Yeah Yeahs as the closer with Phoenix performing right before them.
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August 12, 2013 on Outside Lands 2013 Saturday: Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, & More
I'm not saying its a terrible lineup but its just a completely bland homogeneous mix of festival bands. Even the lesser know support acts aren't terribly exciting either.
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April 16, 2013 on Outside Lands 2013 Lineup
The album is streaming on Spinner.
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June 28, 2012 on Arc In Round – “One-Sided”
Really? I thought the ending totally killed the episode. I mean showing Bart looking at a picture when he is older is akin to it being all a dream. It just felt cheap like we weren't given a proper conclusion.
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May 1, 2012 on Check Out Animal Collective, Hot Chip In The Simpsons
Great song. A few of their other songs aren't quite as good but overall I think this band has a lot of potential. They just need to continue to develop that original sound they have.
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May 1, 2012 on Lower Dens – “Propagation” Video
IMO Coachella has a weak lineup this year. When Lollapalooza has a better lineup you know its a down year.
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April 13, 2012 on 15 Coachella 2012 Performances Not To Miss
I think Electric Light Orchestra is well over due. Seriously, every member of The Traveling Wilburys is in except for Jeff Lynne.
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April 13, 2012 on The 11 Biggest Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Snubs
I went back and took another look at the Coachella and Bonnaroo lineups and I gotta say Lollapalooza has the best lineup.
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April 11, 2012 on Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup
Yeah, this actually was a surprisingly good lineup. I don't get how so many people are complaining about it. Just look at the last couple of lineups and then tell me this one is horrible.
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April 11, 2012 on Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup
WOW! Aubrey Plaza has managed to make an entire career out of doing nothing more than staring at the camera.
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April 3, 2012 on Father John Misty (J. Tillman) – “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” Video (Feat. Aubrey Plaza)
Hey grammar nazi, Dave should be capitalized. Just thought you'd like to know that.
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March 27, 2012 on Sigur Rós – “Ekki Múkk”
I'm sorry but after Jonsi went solo I was expecting something different from Sigur Ros. This just sounds like they're rehashing old ideas. It kinda seems hollow, like its a decaying husk of they're trade mark sound.
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March 26, 2012 on Sigur Rós – “Ekki Múkk”
They should do this for Danger Mouse.
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February 9, 2012 on The 13 Best Jack White Collaborations
Its ironic how all the comments on the post of "Comeback Kid" are negative where as here they're positive. I would love nothing more than to see them fail on SNL and be exposed as lame Hip-Hop posers they are.
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February 9, 2012 on Sleigh Bells To Play SNL
The video isn't working. It says its private.
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February 9, 2012 on The Shins – “It’s Only Life” (Solo Acoustic)
Do we really need more fake Indie music. This is just another artists for those who like Adele, Florence & The Machine, Coldplay, Muse, The Killers, Mumford & Sons...
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December 19, 2011 on Lana Del Rey – “Born To Die” Video
Does anyone actually agree with Drake at the 2 spot? Do they just randomly pick albums? If not it seems like they really missed the mark this year. Meanwhile I haven't seen Loch Lomond on any year end list.
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December 19, 2011 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
My top 10 10. Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts 9. The Wilderness of Manitoba - When You Left The Fire 8. Alexander - Alexander 7. Daniel Knox - Everyman For Himself 6. Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost! 5. DeVotchKa - 100 Lovers 4. Crystal Stilts - In Love With Oblivion 3. Destroyer - Kaputt 2. P.J. Harvey - Let England Shake 1. Loch Lomond - Little Me Will Start A Storm
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December 19, 2011 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
Two and a Half Pimps 8 Simple Rules of F*cking my Teenage Hoe Desperate Rappers Dogg & Druggz: Possesion With Intent Parks & Recreational Druggz My Weed and Kids
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September 23, 2011 on Let’s Name Snoop Dogg’s Sitcom!
Really? I would understand complaining about Stereogum for covering Coldplay but complaining about Coldplay and the song its self. This song is no where near as insufferable and some of the purely disgusting dreck out there. Just be glad Stereogum didn't cover that new Maroon 5 song and leave it at that.
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September 13, 2011 on Coldplay – “Paradise”
Unless you're counting them as a 2010 band, Holy Ghost! really should have been on that list.
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September 13, 2011 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011
I didn't even have to watch the Broken Bells video it was so blatant.
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September 13, 2011 on Does This Dell Commercial Rip Off Broken Bells?
Sounds too much like the original just with bad vocals. If Wilie Nelson is gonna cover a song I would expect it to sound a little more Folk or Country like. That way his vocals harmonize with the music more and the song sounds better.
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September 13, 2011 on Willie Nelson Covers Coldplay For Chipotle
This is what I like to call beginners music. Its not necessarily bad but just very simple. Most people, like myself, move on to other more complex bands as their music tastes mature. You can only listen to Coldplay so many times before all of their songs start to sound exactly the same.
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September 13, 2011 on Coldplay – “Paradise”
Almost forgot The Manitoba Wilderness - When You Left The Fire. Another great album that has also gotten little attention.
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September 13, 2011 on Top 12 Albums Overlooked By Stereogum’s Best Of ’11 So Far
Why has no one mentioned Loch Lomond - Little Me Will Start A Storm. That has to be the best album of the year hands down. Crystal Stilts - In Love With Oblivion is not mentioned either and its its also in my top 5. Others like Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!, Alexander - Alexander, and Daniel Knox - Everyman For Himself deserve at least an honorable mention. I'm afraid I'm also gonna chime in and say how overrated James Blake is. While he's a great producer his songwriting is terrible. His two singles are covers (yeah "Wilhelm Scream" is a cover of an obscure 80's song). It also doesn't make since why they would include a bad album like King of Limbs and leave out Discoverer which is loads better. lastly I have to admit that I too am a fan of "Yonkers" and "Sandwiches" but the rest of Goblin was compete dreck. I mean look beyond the overly hyped albums. If you honestly think they're better than fine, but don't just put stuff on the list because you're "supposed to".
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September 13, 2011 on Top 12 Albums Overlooked By Stereogum’s Best Of ’11 So Far
Generic rapping to bland music that doesn't even qualify as beats. Seriously I don't know why Stereogum even bothers.
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September 13, 2011 on Drake – “Club Paradise,” “Free Spirit” & “Round Of Applause (Remix)”