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 +1Posted on Jan 25th | re: Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney - "FourFiveSeconds" (96 comments)

Actually, after listening to it again — ok, fine, this is pretty great.

 +4Posted on Jan 25th | re: Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney - "FourFiveSeconds" (96 comments)

Very interesting that, after his most outré album, Kanye is making earnest pop songs. Pretty brave, in its own way. Reminds me of 808 & Heartbreak in the sense that I won’t be listening to this on repeat, but I get what he’s trying to do and he’s doing it well.

 0Posted on Jan 16th | re: Watch Sleater-Kinney's High-Kicking Letterman Reunion (21 comments)

In the interests of feeling like you’re 17 again, here’s a video full concert by Sleater-Kinney at CBGB’s in 1997: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoCDSngUGmY&list=PLBF0638FE3322957C

Saw them at the Metro in Chicago around the same time — the video is exactly how I remember them.

 +4Posted on Jan 12th | re: Premature Evaluation: Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love (125 comments)

The Viet Cong record is basically what I always wished Interpol would have developed into.

 +2Posted on Jan 12th | re: Premature Evaluation: Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love (125 comments)

This record makes me so happy.

 +1Posted on Dec 31st, 2014 | re: The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2014 (116 comments)

I’d definitely put Strange Mercy on the top-10-of-the-decade list.

 +3Posted on Dec 30th, 2014 | re: The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2014 (116 comments)

I think the more interesting question is: when we look back in 10 or 20 years, what are the albums that we will consider as undervalued at the time? (Discovery and Clouds Taste Metallic are good examples.) This is sort of an impossible task, since you can’t know the future until it happens. However, I think you could make some interesting guesses.

 -3Posted on Dec 30th, 2014 | re: Listen To Lou Reed React To Hearing The Ramones For The First Time (9 comments)

Morrissey doesn’t, for what it’s worth (probably not much).

 +22Posted on Dec 22nd, 2014 | re: The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015 (221 comments)

I can’t believe we’re debating the relative merits not-yet-released, hypothetical albums. It’s like: in a fight between a unicorn and a hydra, WHO WOULD WIN??

 +1Posted on Nov 22nd, 2014 | re: Vitalogy Turns 20 (44 comments)

I’m kind of a so-so Pearl Jam fan, but I love “Corduroy” far more than any single piece of “classic” rock. For once, Pearl Jam really beat Led Zep, Neil Young, etc., at their own game, and decisively. Just a mind-blowingly perfect piece of music.