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Yeah too bad. Despite what you say, you aren’t in any position to judge what is cool and what isn’t.
I don’t think you meant indie.
The difference between them and Lana Del Rey is that Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber don’t hide their desires to be pop stars.
except Jools has more prestige. Think about all the artists that played on his show… I think what a lot of people don’t get it is that Chris is not asking for more publicity. It’s more like “I really want to play at that venue” mentality.
it’s axl. at least get the name right bro
Actually, I completely disagree. You can easily not mention the friendship and still remain neutral and critical. That’s the job he’s getting paid for, be a fucking journalist. Not be Perez Hilton. ‘OMG I totally partied with this dude. Buy his music.’
I also don’t understand how mentioning friendship with the artist has anything to do with showing your passion. I am passionate about The National yet I don’t know any of them personally.
“In his spare time, Himanshu Suri, who is genuinely one of the nicest, funniest, smartest dudes I’ve known since I’ve been in New York.”
Has NOTHING to do with
“supplied one of Stroked‘s most memorable cuts.” Those two have no connections whatsoever. Plus why does that need to be even mentioned? Is this the review about the tribute album?He spent half the review babbling things that weren’t about the album. Why?
there was absolutely no need to mention it and frankly, he sounds dumb for doing so.
I just googled him because I didn’t know who he was.
But I see the resemblance.
The thing is, the dude who wrote the script is also the dude who wrote The Rocker.
I dont know if the studio would use someone who isn’t that… well, recognized.
Bro, you clearly don’t even listen to The National.
Aaron Dessner isn’t the singer or the lyricist. He is the primary songwriter and the guitarist. He sings back up, but not featured as heavily to the extent you’d discredit the National’s music. And did I mention he isn’t the lyricist? It’s Matt Berninger who is the singer/lyricist. You know the tall, bearded fellow who’s the only one that doesn’t have a twin in the band?
You wrote such a long, passionate post hating on the National’s music because it doesn’t use “deep symbolism.” That was real “deep” bro. But it’s sort of equivalent to this, “OMG ROCOCO IS SUCH A WONDERFUL SONG!!! OMG I LOVE WILL BUTLER’S VOICE!!! OMG WILL BUTLER IS SUCH A GREAT SONGWRITER!! IT’S GOT DEEP SYMBOLISM!!”
dude, you barely touched on the National’s material if you have only heard High Violet. If you want to talk about the lyrics and want to really feel the “deep” symbolism up your ass, then I’d recommend Alligator, Boxer or even Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers.
there are some incredible covers.
i may have to purchase the album…
wavves had an incredible album but best coast’s debut is so overrated its ridiculous….
surfer bloods are nice guys, but their album was solid, not spectacular. should be in top 50 for sure though.
Magic Man’s album is alright.
it definitely isn’t in my top 10 though.
it’s a promising album by a promising band…
look it didn’t deserve 10/10 but if its not included in your album of the year discussion, there is something wrong with your ears.
SPIN is pretty predictable.
MIA’s new record?? Terrible
Yeasayer’s new record?? Disappointing
Kid Cudi’s new record?? Underwhelming
Vampire Weekend maybe top 30, not 20.
Arcade Fire maybe top 10, not top 5.
go for it.
you mean Arcade Fire – Suburbs
the fact that you couldn’t even get the album name right really makes me wonder how much you actually listened to The Suburbs.
this cover is BS.
it feels like she’s singing at a karaoke.
i absolutely hate how her voice is so clear, totally ruins the dreaminess of the song…
and they should know better, they are a freaking dreampop band…
that is not to say i don’t love memoryhouse.
the years EP was absolute gem.
He is incredibly awkward on camera, but great song nonetheless
bss album was a huge disappointment- and i consider myself a huge bss fan.
yea terrible love really disappointed.
i think if i didn’t see the fallon version i might’ve liked it
but having seen that performance and knowing what the song could be,
the song just kills me every time i hear it
i was banking on them putting a different version of it on the cd… i guess that’s not happening either.
but i guess that’s what we have live shows for!