Dan Johnson

Comments from Dan Johnson

He'd kind of OD'd on cheese... but it's growing on me.
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September 22, 2016 on Album Of The Week: How To Dress Well Care
What makes him so hard to work with though, or at least more difficult than your typical auteur-types?
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September 16, 2016 on Reports Describe Label’s Difficulty In Working With Frank Ocean
No. No no no no. Seriously, you can't dance at a concert? Serious, what is this, the town in Footloose?
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September 11, 2016 on Solange Shares Essay About “Being A Minority In Predominantly White Spaces” After Harassment At Kraftwerk Concert
I think it's hard for the kids today to realize how much REM were worshiped back in the earlier half of the 90s. I don't think it's an understatement to say that REM was basically what rock bands wanted to be back then, even if they didn't really sound like REM at all. I think of New Adventures in HIFI as basically being their White Album, and really as something of a epilogue to the story of the original generation of American indie rock artists.
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September 10, 2016 on New Adventures In Hi-Fi Turns 20
And the video. I could watch Patti Smith ride a tram in a nondescript eastern European city all day long.
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September 10, 2016 on New Adventures In Hi-Fi Turns 20
Someone needs to come up with a Princeton Review ranking based solely on the strength of the schools' indie rock alumni.
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September 5, 2016 on Yellow House Turns 10
How would dismantling the stage make Jay Electronica feel better about being neglected by the audience? Very confused.
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September 4, 2016 on Jay Electronica Calls For Stage Stampede When Passing Lil Uzi Vert Steals His Spotlight At Made In America
Obama really has senioritis doesn't he? Just make sure that GPA don't slip mr prez.
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September 3, 2016 on White House & SXSW Team For South By South Lawn Festival
Between this and the J Cole article, you should just have a new regular feature called "Unsolved Mysteries."
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August 25, 2016 on How The Hell Did Mudvayne Ever Win A VMA?
I'm sure you'll get the remix soon enough.
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August 23, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Blonde
As long as we're drawing comparisons, the album this reminds me of is Yankee Hotel Foxtrot... precisely it reminds of the moment I first heard "Poor Places" as a fluke on WXRT way before the leak and I kind of felt like friendly, reliable Wilco had been pulled out into a string of particles along the event horizon of a black hole. This whole album is "Poor Places."
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August 22, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Blonde
"Frank Ocean: sort of a cross between James Joyce and Guns n' Roses." I CONCUR.
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August 22, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Blonde
I feel like that part in 2001 where they're watching the monolith that's just been sitting there God knows how long doing nothing and suddenly it's screaming.
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August 19, 2016 on Frank Ocean Debuts New Music On Livestream
I'd say "Your Best American Girl" is (so far) maybe the song of the year, yet I can't imagine it as song of the summer. I feel like song of the summer has to be something you could at least somewhat plausibly play at a BBQ. "Your Best American Girl" would make for a pretty sad and reflective BBQ.
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August 17, 2016 on Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2016
Well looks like the Democrats have the indie vote all wrapped up now, cuz for a second there I thought they might break for Trump.
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August 11, 2016 on President Obama Listens To Chance The Rapper, Courtney Barnett, Fiona Apple
"The question, in my mind, is what 50 years from now looks like. These pop things used to be disposable." My guess: people will eventually gravitate to more tonally/rhythmically/etc. complex music as they get more free time due to automation.. With all that free time, you might ask well learn an instrument, and the second you get halfway good at it, you start understanding the nuances in jazz, classical, etc. But that's just a guess.
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August 6, 2016 on Tomorrow Never Knows: How 1966’s Trilogy Of Pet Sounds, Blonde On Blonde, And Revolver Changed Everything
Gives your beard that "extra virgin" flavor, I guess.
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August 5, 2016 on “Young Folks” Turns 10
Chance The Rapper - No Problem
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August 4, 2016 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2016
1979 is the muzak for the waiting room of the inner sanctum in the Goldman Penthouse.
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July 30, 2016 on Billy Corgan Discusses The New World Order On Infowars’ Batshit Anti-Hillary Fundraiser
I listened to that track... Really REALLY liked the last album, but this new track was pretty meh. Sorry, HTDW. Maybe it'll be a grower.
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July 30, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Interesting to switch the genders on this.
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July 28, 2016 on Beach Slang – “Chopsticks” (Liz Phair Cover)
I would totally watch old episodes of 120 minutes right now.
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July 28, 2016 on VH1 Classic Rebrands As MTV Classic
At least this makes me feel somewhat better about my own 1998 battle of the bands performance.
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July 5, 2016 on Watch Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon In A High School Battle Of The Bands From 1998
I hate to be all negative, but... is "Sound Of Silver" the last great New York album? I mean, there's kind of a "New York" genre that runs from the Velvet Underground onward through the Dolls and Television and Sonic Youth up to the Strokes, etc. I really feel like this album is the end of the line and the epitaph.
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June 22, 2016 on Read An Excerpt From The New 33⅓ Book On LCD Soundsystem’s Sound Of Silver
So what you're saying is that Pearl Jam should've just brought a class action lawsuit?
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June 18, 2016 on Ticketmaster May Have Free Tickets For You Right Now