gene parmesan

Comments from gene parmesan

Pleasantly surprised.

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October 9, 2012 on Stream Ben Gibbard Former Lives

fiona and cloud nothings were my top spots as well, but have been passed by shields

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September 10, 2012 on Grizzly Bear Shields Comment Party

Been listening to this thing for over a week now (calm down I’ve got my vinyl preordered) and I can without a doubt say it’s my AOTY. I loved it at first and it still got better with every listen. More cohesive than any of their other albums, and Yellow House is one of my favorite records probably ever. Sleeping Ute, Speaking in Rounds, Yet Again, The Hunt (with most heart-breakingly beautiful vocal performance I’ve heard all year) , Half-Gate, and of course, Sun in Your Eyes are all amazing. Even the songs that weren’t my favorites the first couple times around are now up there as well. I love how they went for a bigger sound, but kept the production raw so that those quiet moments shine just as bright as the loud ones.

TL;DR: I can’t say enough good things about this record

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September 10, 2012 on Grizzly Bear Shields Comment Party

Alright here’s mine. Guess I can’t blame them for not including cuckoo cuckoo because I also couldn’t fit it in my top 10.

10. Leaf House
9. In The Flowers
8. Water Curses
7. My Girls
6. What Would I Want? Sky
5. For Reverend Green
4. Banshee Beat
3. Fireworks
2. The Purple Bottle
1. Winter’s Love

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August 31, 2012 on The 10 Best Animal Collective Songs

no Fireworks, For Reverend Green, Banshee Beat, Cuckoo Cuckoo, What Would I Want? (Sky), or WINTER’S LOVE – the most beautiful song in their entire catalog??

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August 31, 2012 on The 10 Best Animal Collective Songs

phil elverum can do no wrong

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August 17, 2012 on Mount Eerie – “Ocean Roar”

It’s a fun music thing

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May 28, 2012 on Stream Japandroids Celebration Rock

ditto

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May 23, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2012 So Far

Yes! I forgot FJM, too. Great album.

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May 23, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2012 So Far

Whoops. Just noticed Amrit has The Men as an honorable mention as well.

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May 23, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2012 So Far

Sun Kil Moon and Mount Eerie should both be in the top 25. Honorable mentions don’t do either record justice.

Others left off completely:

Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It (maybe it lost points for that spelling?)
The Men – Open Your Heart
Bowerbirds – The Clearing
Sigur Rós – Valtari

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May 23, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2012 So Far

True. Horrible band name.

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May 23, 2012 on Foxygen – “Make It Known”

I heard this yesterday and was really unsure about it. Listened a few more times and it’s really grown on me. I love how it doesn’t really ever settle down.

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May 23, 2012 on Foxygen – “Make It Known”

Guess who’s got two thumbs and was just cleared from insurance fraud? This guy!

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May 11, 2012 on Thursday Night TV Open Thread

New summer jam-anji for sure. (sorry)

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May 11, 2012 on Azealia Banks – “Jumanji”

yep yepyep yep

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May 11, 2012 on Azealia Banks – “Jumanji”

I just wanna punch things when I listen to this album. In the best way possible, though.

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April 30, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Japandroids Celebration Rock

Japandroids know exactly what they do so well and stick to it, and that’s what I love about them. Perfect album for summer.

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April 30, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Japandroids Celebration Rock

This is absolutely terrifying to me.

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April 16, 2012 on AHHHHHHH TUPAC SHAKUR RAP HOLOGRAM @ COACHELLA!