Eric Capossela

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That photo next to the headline “Inside Her Real World” is just so perfect. Kim’s real world is all about ill-fitting undergarments and sailing. That’s all we need to know! No, really, bras and yachts . . .

Rolling Stone through the 90s not only encouraged my love of music, it was the reason I got into the magazine industry. I actually don’t have a problem with this as a magazine cover, I guess, but I do have a problem with it as a Rolling Stone cover. Not all pop culture is worth covering . . . Also, what happened to music and politics?

When Rolling Stone dies mercifully in a couple of years (maybe less?), it will be at the bottom of the heap. I’m genuinely saddened by this.

“Rolling Stone: The Magazine of Irrelevant Cultural Happenings, Bruce Springsteen, U2, and Questionable Journalism”

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July 14, 2015 on Sinead O’Connor Says Music Has Officially Died Because Of Kim Kardashian

See them again. I saw them on the Innerspeaker tour and it was totally meh, but saw them again a couple of months ago at a festival and it was somewhat mind-blowing. 10x better than the first show in every respect.

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July 9, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Tame Impala Currents

And then you realize Help!, Rubber Soul, and Revolver were all released within 12 months and it blows your mind.

A more recent example: Ty Segall has released approximately 96 albums over the course of 5 years and they’re all good to great.

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January 28, 2015 on War On Drugs Frontman Speaks At Length About “Unhappy Old Dude” Mark Kozelek, Plans “A Lot Of Recording” Next Month

Face to Face

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December 8, 2014 on Win Daft Punk’s Alive Vinyl Box Set

I’m Waiting for the Man

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December 4, 2014 on Win The Velvet Underground – 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Box Set

Nocturne would also be in my top 10 of the decade so far. Good call!

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November 21, 2014 on Stream Ariel Pink pom pom

My review: “It’s a middling pop album and does not warrant in-depth analysis. To do so would be missing the point, as all good pop music is escapism. An escape from things like in-depth analysis, and the stressors of real life.”

I’ll read 10 reviews analyzing Diamond Dogs or Bringing It All Back Home before reading one analysis of Thriller or, in this case, 1989 (and I have).

Obviously you’ll disagree with me regarding analysis of pop, but for me every word written about a pop album takes something away from it.

P.S. Don’t ask me why I picked Diamond Dogs and BIABH. Actually, you can ask. Answer: I’ve been listening to a lot of glam Bowie and electric Dylan of late. That is all.

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October 28, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift 1989

It’s very Black Saint and the Sinner Lady at times. Which is of course a very good thing.

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October 14, 2014 on David Bowie – “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)”

Revolver

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September 16, 2014 on Win The Beatles In Mono 14-LP Vinyl Box Set

Suck it and See is a great album. I’m with you there. I like Humbug, but if I had to rank their albums, it’s probably still last. Just goes to show how consistent they’ve been.

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August 21, 2014 on The 10 Best Arctic Monkeys Songs

Watermelon is worthless. Too much water, not enough melon. And those weird white seeds . . . don’t even get me started on that shit.

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August 6, 2014 on Tom Petty Albums From Worst To Best

Unless of course it’s satellite radio and you’re listening to the VU station. Maybe you’re right about people still finding them avant-garde, but I don’t. And believe me, that is NOT a knock on them. They’re one of my 10 favorite bands ever.

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July 11, 2014 on Yoko Ono & Yo La Tengo Glastonbury Video Goes Viral For All The Wrong Reasons

this isn’t avant-garde. Avant-garde is (and has always been) a relative term. What was avant garde in the 60s is no longer shocking. The Velvet Underground were even considered avant garde for a while! Ha! These days I put on a VU record and it sounds so normal that people barely notice it.

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July 10, 2014 on Yoko Ono & Yo La Tengo Glastonbury Video Goes Viral For All The Wrong Reasons

Is it really that unbelievable that people think this sounds bad? It might have “artistic merit” but there’s just no technical prowess (on Yoko’s part). I would venture to say that her role isn’t even musical. It’s almost spoken word (or screaming word as it were). When I hear this, all I can think is how it might sound nice if there was singing (in-key) over YLT’s performance instead of Yoko. If I’m presented with either howling over good music or singing over good music, I’ll always choose the latter. And I’m 100% sure the majority of music fans would too. So, in summary, it’s more unbelievable that a person would like this than not. Oh, and you’re content going through life “appreciating” art? I’d much rather feel it fully and actually enjoy it than simply “appreciate”

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July 10, 2014 on Yoko Ono & Yo La Tengo Glastonbury Video Goes Viral For All The Wrong Reasons

great film, but by no means “indie rock” . . . nilsson had 2 or 3 HUGE songs in the 70s. Decidedly not indie

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July 9, 2014 on The 10 Best Indie Rock Documentaries

Exactly. I was put off by his voice so I stopped listening. Revisited the other day and now I love it.

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June 18, 2014 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2014 So Far