Eric Capossela

Comments from Eric Capossela

An ill-advised Thin White Duke parody. Sad. I actually like their first album despite the insufferableness.
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October 11, 2016 on Preview Foxygen’s New Song And Video
For real tho. Those are my three favorite AIC songs. In that order actually.
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October 6, 2016 on The 10 Best Alice In Chains Songs
This is the most Decemberistsy thing ever
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October 4, 2016 on The Decemberists Have Crowdfunded A Board Game
At least there was a music connection with ol' Chuck, no matter how tenuous
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September 26, 2016 on Singaporean Startup Buys 49% Of Rolling Stone, Jann Wenner’s Son Reportedly Taking Over
Hmmmm, I don't know, Beat It > Billie Jean > Human Nature > PYT is crazy. But yes, I do skip The Lady in My Life. Also, see side A of Off the Wall.
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September 14, 2016 on FutureSex/LoveSounds Turns 10
Isn’t this like saying we’ve reached peak blu-ray because a production studio decided to release a box set of Adam Sandler movies? Or that we’ve reached peak santoku knife because Guy Fieri just released his own line of kitchen utensils? I don’t know, I’m still going to cook food and eat it even though Guy is somewhere making the Honky-Tonky Double Barrel Meat Loaded Blast.
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September 9, 2016 on We Have Reached Peak Vinyl
Is "vynil" the pun?
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September 9, 2016 on We Have Reached Peak Vinyl
I remember when they used to play that ol' rock n roll music. good times, those.
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September 9, 2016 on Kings Of Leon – “Waste A Moment”
The Whole Love is tied for my second favorite Wilco album after YHF (Summerteeth is the tie). You could make a strong argument for One Sunday Morning being their greatest song. Also, that other site gave The Whole Love a 6.9 and Wilco (The Album) a 7.3. Lolzzzzzz.
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September 8, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Wilco Schmilco
It's up on NPR. It's a good, slow burner.
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July 19, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Connections Midnight Run
Considering 3 of my top 6 or 7 aren't even on this list, it might be time to ask myself: "Self, why are you even here? These are not your people" Btw, they are Woods, Kevin Morby, and Ty Segall (to round out the list, Radiohead, Anderson Paak, Bowie, Car Seat, and some others).
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
It's ok for youngsters to write about The Strokes, but the writer was 5 or 6 when Is This It came out. I won't speak for undermythumb, but I think the point is this: Someone who was 21 or 22 when Is This It came out is going to be a different kind of Strokes fan than someone in preschool at the time. The now 35-year-old Strokes fan is going to get more excited and expect more because they have more invested—15 years worth of listening, as an adult. So it's okay to get Ryan's take (it is an opinion piece after all), but it's a very different take than someone who's been a fan since the beginning. That's all. Opinions and such. Also, there's a bit of a discrepancy in the article. The writer says Angles and Comedown Machine are "Great" and "underrated" (I agree), so why wouldn't you be excited about future releases when you considered a band's last two albums "great"?? That's weird, no? To expect that a band is ALWAYS going to follow up a "great" album with a piece of shit? Super-cynical. Anyway, I do get excited about new Strokes. And this EP is very good. And they're still one of my favorite live shows.
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June 3, 2016 on Past, Present, No Future? Struggling To Love The Strokes In 2016
I had trouble too. Had to google it and find a link that way
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May 26, 2016 on The Strokes – “The Threat Of Joy”
Hey Bulldog, Paperback Writer, and Rain are 3 of the best basslines of all time
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May 5, 2016 on Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Dark Necessities”
Surely Pitchfork can now review more than 5 albums a day with all them Conde Na$ty budgets? More isn't always better, but with album reviews? I'd probably read 10 or 15 a day if they were there. Leaving out several worthy albums a week simply because the 5-a-day thing has been established is not a good reason. imho, of course.
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March 30, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Black Mountain IV
It's the Strokes album I listen to the most. Is This It is maybe a bit more cohesive and more of a singular statement, but Room on Fire plays like a great pop album. On a side note, whenever I hear the Cars' Since You're Gone, I can't help but think the entire Room on Fire album was inspired by it. Especially the drum sound.
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January 4, 2016 on First Impressions Of Earth Turns 10
Stretch Music is amazing. In my top 5
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December 1, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015
Mine too. It almost seems like people haven't listened to it in months and have forgotten how great it is. It's easily the most consistent album I listened to this year from top to bottom. Even if something is telling me that Kendrick's album is better (more "important"?), I just didn't listen to it as much as I did Currents. And that should probably be the mostly heavily weighted criteria when putting together these EOY lists. If you liked something on first listen but didn't go back to it often, is it really your favorite album of the year? That said, I have been listening to a lot of Art Angels, so it's up there.
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December 1, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015
pop structure + zeitgeist-tapping + popularity = pop, no? If not, then what? Nevermind reads more like pop than punk for me. It was never really a divisive record. I was listening to a lot of Beatles when it came out and I didn't find it particularly jarring. It was fresh, but seemed a natural progression. Bleach and In Utero on the other hand . . . (fwiw, In Utero is the Nirvana album I listen to most)
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November 25, 2015 on Justin Bieber’s Stylist Explains His Controversial Nirvana T-Shirts
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