Dan Johnson

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Also: Chicago was the best city for music in the 90s.
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January 29, 2016 on Millions Now Living Will Never Die Turns 20
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! How about we just name them Rostam and the Vampire Weekend?
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January 26, 2016 on Rostam Quits Vampire Weekend
Yes to “Fortunate Son” at #1. It has to be one of the most inspired covers I've ever heard. It's kind of hard to remember now, but indie rock music was pretty apolitical back then, for better or worse (I mean, maybe there was a political subtext sometimes, but it was pretty buried). Sleater-Kinney was the exception.
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January 18, 2016 on Sleater-Kinney’s 10 Best Cover Songs
Re: the line at the end ... Kinda seems like a waste of money for Ye to pay so much for a stolen hard drive containing his homemade sex videos. I mean, if that stuff was leaked, people would be like, "yeah we suspected as much so what?"
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January 8, 2016 on Kanye West – “Real Friends” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign) & “No More Parties In LA” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Snippet)
I saw Lizzo open for Sleater-Kinney and I can confirm she is awesome. My husband actually liked her better than Sleater-Kinney (though he's not much of a rock guy).
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December 16, 2015 on Chance The Rapper Is Doing Incredible Things
God the sounds on SNL is so awful. It's like the only input is a single microphone hanging 10 feet above the stage.
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December 13, 2015 on Watch Chance The Rapper Light Up SNL, Hear His New Song With Jeremih, R. Kelly, & Purity Ring’s Corin Roddick
Some folks are just too cool for "How Much a Dollar Cost" I guess.
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December 9, 2015 on Obama’s Favorite Song Of 2015 Is By Kendrick Lamar
AnCo is really gunning for heavy rotation on the Dr. Demento show with this one.
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November 30, 2015 on Animal Collective Announce New Album Painting With; Hear “FloriDada”
It's more like Funeral>>>Art Angles, give or take a bracket.
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November 12, 2015 on Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Reviewed Grimes’ Art Angels
I have to admit I always wanted "Little Secrets" to be a gay song, AND NOW IT IS. Probably wasn't even what he had in mind, to be sure.
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November 10, 2015 on Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Comes Out As Gay
I had the same reaction: JUST 8.5?!!
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November 10, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Grimes Art Angels
It's almost as if sexual orientation is a spectrum and names for any point on that spectrum are inevitably going to be pretty arbitrary, so maybe we shouldn't get too hung up about whether the Passion Pit guy is using the correct arbitrary label?
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November 10, 2015 on Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Comes Out As Gay
I was a little disappointed that his live shtick wasn't better, but hey, let's give him a chance to grow up a little.
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November 7, 2015 on Watch Shamir’s Ridiculously Fun Colbert Performance
This is exactly the sort of Grimes album I wanted. I hear a lot of styles people have been throwing around for the last few years -- but synthesized. There's a lot of talk about the fragmentation of music tastes, but maybe this is the synthesis. So glad she decided to wait a few years to figure things out rather than rushing to market with a follow-up.
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November 6, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Grimes Art Angels
I have to say this is the first time I really understood where he's coming from with his music. It always struck me as a little old fashioned, but now it kinda seems like a sort of rebellious rock classicism (not just "classic rock" revivalism).
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November 1, 2015 on Father John Misty Has Some Thoughts About Pop Music
I hope a radio station plays the entire reissue so I can just tape record it.
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October 31, 2015 on Fleetwood Mac Announce Massive Tusk Reissue
I was 14 and living in the Chicago suburbs when it came out. In that context, the album was a ridiculously big deal, and the alt radio station played it constantly. I remember listening to a one hour special interview with Corgan (and maybe Iha) on the radio -- Corgan said he wanted to be "universal" like the Beatles, or something like that. At the time, I thought the album was kinda bloated, though now I'll admit it's a classic (but still kinda bloated). "The world is a vampire" remains the greatest alt rock punchline of all time -- even better than, "and isn't it ironic?"
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October 23, 2015 on Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness Turns 20