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Missed out on Sylvan Esso (the muddy hill was not very wheelchair friendly…), so I sat in on the Indigo Girls show. It was actually pretty awesome. They had a pretty awesome set. I also really enjoyed Doomtree and, yes, that Staves show was killer.

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July 19, 2015 on Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival

And they did those little parades too! MVPs, all the way.

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July 19, 2015 on Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival

What an amazing weekend. Probably one of my favorite festival lineups ever. Seeing Bon Iver perform in such an amazing setting was almost cathartic. The whole setup of the festival was wonderful, especially since the two main stages were right across from each other. Being able to watch Sufjan Stevens and then turn around to witness Bon Iver perform for the first time in years was something special. The setting was beautiful too (the way the trees lit up with the main stage was amazing). Michael Brown deserved all the credit given to him.

Anyone else have any favorite moments from the festival? Spoon’s set was awesome in the languishing heat, and Charles Bradley KILLED IT in the three songs I saw of his.

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July 19, 2015 on Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival

I also concur with this idea. Plus it’s really hard for us (the greedy commenters) to join in on any sort of conversation when we’ve only heard one or two albums…especially those of us who are adverse to leaks.

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July 14, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Jason Isbell Something More Than Free

BUT WHICH ONE IS BETTER

jk, they’re both great enough on their own accord.

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July 8, 2015 on Justin Vernon Has No Bon Iver Plans, Regrets Bushmills Ad

Does he do that a lot on tour? He did it in Milwaukee too.

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July 3, 2015 on Father John Misty Explains The Origin Of His Great New Arcade Fire Cover

Chromatics….err…Beach House…err…

DAMMIT

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July 3, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Easily one of my favorite albums ever. I remember hearing Chicago for the first time when I was 10, discovering this Suffjohn guy for myself. Probably the first time I really hooked onto any kind of music that wasn’t passed down from my mom or my brother. I didn’t discover the whole album until about 2008 (back then I didn’t get what albums were…stupid young me), and when I did, I loved it.

As I’ve gotten older, Illinois has stuck with me. I remember listening to “Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois” as I was taking off on my first flight ever my freshman year in high school (needless to say, that song is even more perfect when staring out the window looking at beautiful clouds). I remember listening to this album to help me get around my grandmother’s death. I remember this album becoming the soundtrack to many road trips. It’s a perfect album that, really, inspired who I am today.

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July 3, 2015 on Illinois Turns 10

The diary-like description is pretty accurate, especially given all the anecdotal lyrics in the song. It’s an album with a far more intimate scope than the sprawl that Sufjan has done with his last few formal albums (including Illinois, the most sprawling of them all).

I actually really enjoyed this tour. I wish he mixed in some older stuff, but I thought the light show worked brilliantly. It was kind of cathartic, in a way that “Blue Bucket of Blood” ends Carrie and Lowell on a powerful moment of catharsis.

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July 3, 2015 on Illinois Turns 10

That Kendrick video is bone-chilling, everything about it is perfect.

Also, Titus Andronicus is going to drop AOTY in a year that already has like 5 albums narrowly competing for that title.

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July 3, 2015 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

1. Jamie xx feat. Young Thug & Popcaan- I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good times)
2. Kendrick Lamar- Momma
3. Sufjan Stevens- Should Have Known Better
4. Kendrick Lamar- Hood Politics
5. Titus Andronicus- Dimed Out
6. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment- Sunday Candy
7. Sufjan Stevens- Fourth of July
8. Father John Misty- Chateau Lobby #4
9. Courtney Barnett- Depreston
10. Torres- Sprinter

honorable mentions- Donnie Trumpet’s Familiar, Destroyer’s Dream Lover,
Alabama Shakes’ Don’t Wanna Fight No More, NAH’s a man that says no, Jamie xx’s Loud Places, Future Islands’ The Chase, everything Fetty Wap has done this year.

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June 20, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Sunday Candy makes me so damn happy. I’d say most of Surf is good “Make me not miserable” music

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June 12, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Danny Brown ethering Taylor Swift would probably be the funniest thing in the world.

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June 8, 2015 on Katy Perry Readies “Bad Blood” Response Track “1984”?

Never thought I’d be psyched for the new T-Pain album…but here we are.

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June 7, 2015 on T-Pain – “Make That Shit Work” (Feat. Juicy J)

Just popping in to briefly note that the Colin Stetson/Sarah Neufeld album is incredible. Those two gel incredibly well.

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April 28, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Mew +-

I will second Tom’s praise of Sylvan Esso live. I have yet to see them at an outdoor festival (I will be seeing them twice this summer), but they bring the energy. They’re a ton of fun live.

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April 11, 2015 on Angus Young’s Hydraulic Lift

There’s a Killer Mike shout out on “Hood Politics”

This album, man

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March 16, 2015 on Surprise! Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Is Out Now

DAMN so much FlyLo, so much Thundercat, so much goodness

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March 16, 2015 on Surprise! Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Is Out Now

I CAN’T SEE MY PROFILE PICTURE! I CAN’T SEE MY PROFILE PICTURE!

But no biggie. I really like the redesign. The home page is no longer awful, and I appreciate that. Plus, I hope it will be easier to find new tracks, especially considering how awesome a lot of the more obscure stuff you guys post is. I also really like the big font, because I’m a 19 year old with the vision of a sad 84 year old.

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February 22, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments + Redesign FAQ